iOS 8.1.1 is here, and while it's a pretty minor update, Apple says it should increase performance for the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S, two of the oldest devices that make the leap to iOS 8. Go grab it now, especially if you have some more elderly devices. » 11/17/14 1:29pm 11/17/14 1:29pm

Best Buy Will Give You At Least $200 for Your Old iPad 2 or iPad 3

That old iPad 2 of yours too blurry for your precious eyes? That fantastically beautiful screen on the iPad 3 too heavy to lift for your puny muscles? Best Buy is willing to take those old tablets off your hands for at least 200 bucks. This Friday June 12th and Saturday June 13th, Best Buy is doing a trade-in event… » 7/11/13 7:37pm 7/11/13 7:37pm

You Can Buy an iPad 3 with Retina Display for Cheaper Than the iPad 2

Dealzmodo! If you're looking for the cheapest full-sized iPad available, it's not the iPad 2 which still costs $400 brand new. Instead, the best deal on an iPad is the third-generation iPad with Retina Display. You can get it for only $380. » 10/23/12 9:22pm 10/23/12 9:22pm

Here's the Real Original iPad Prototype in All Its Fat Glory

Unbelievably, the real, actual iPad prototype looks even bigger and fatter than what we saw in the mockup of it. BuzzFeed FWD has real pictures of the iPad prototype compared with the iPad 2 and it completely dwarfs the skinny tablet we know. » 7/18/12 5:29pm 7/18/12 5:29pm

You Can Buy an iPad 2 for $320 and That's Freaking Cheap

Even though the new iPad came out recently, the iPad 2 is still alive and kickin'. Hell, it's very probably the second best tablet out there right now. And if you can get the second best tablet for only $320? That's a sick, awesome, definitely worth every penny steal of a deal. » 5/08/12 9:55am 5/08/12 9:55am

The Best Display Under Bright Light: It's Not Your iPhone

Brightness ratings and contrast ratio make for lovely tech spec reading when you're shopping for a new device. But neither tells you how usable a display will actually be in everyday ambient light situations. So DisplayMate put some of the more popular options to the test. » 5/08/12 9:00am 5/08/12 9:00am

The Upgraded iPad 2 Has Significantly Longer Battery Life Than the…

The new iPad might have a gorgeous retina display, but a test from AnandTech shows that its predecessor gets better battery life. » 5/04/12 12:42pm 5/04/12 12:42pm

Google Cash, iPad Envy, and Other Stories We Didn't Post

So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case. » 4/12/12 8:00pm 4/12/12 8:00pm

The Best Tablet Display: Guess Who?

Dr. Raymond Soneira of DisplayMate Technologies separates the best smartphone, tablet, HDTV, and multimedia displays from the worst with his Display Technology Shoot-Out series. So there's no one more qualified to tell you if that new iPad retina lives up to the hype: » 3/19/12 11:00am 3/19/12 11:00am

The Great New iPad National Network Speed Test

High five: You got your shiny new iPad. Look at that display! Switch some browser tabs and feel the power of that extra RAM. Yeeeeah. Oh, did you get a 4G LTE model? So fast! » 3/16/12 12:03pm 3/16/12 12:03pm

How to Return That iPad 2 You Just Bought—Or at Least Get Some Money…

You bought an iPad 2 last week, and then all of a sudden Apple dropped the price and announced a shiny new model. No fair! Sure, you maybe could've seen it coming, but you shouldn't be penalized. And depending on where and when you bought your suddenly obsolete tablet, you might not be. » 3/08/12 4:00pm 3/08/12 4:00pm

The iPad 2 Lives On and Gets a Price Cut: Now Only $400

Just like how Apple sells the previous generation iPhones for cheap after a new iPhone is released, the iPad 2 is going to live on even with the new iPad and its Retina display glory taking all the shine. Think of it as the lower end tablet that's better than any other tablet except for the new iPad. » 3/07/12 2:28pm 3/07/12 2:28pm

Where and When to Sell Your iPad 2 for the Most Money

This post originally appeared a couple of weeks ago, but it's worth repeating. Amazon's prices are holding steady, and Radio Shack's have only dipped about $15. As of 1 p.m. EST, though, they're all going to plummet. So get selling! » 3/07/12 8:49am 3/07/12 8:49am

iPad 2 Just Got Super Cheap at Best Buy

The best part about an imminent iPad 3 release? You can pick up an iPad 2 on the cheap. Best Buy's cutting $50 from the cost of Apple's soon-to-be-previous model tablet, meaning the price of admission for a 16GB Wi-Fi model is now just $450. » 2/27/12 8:24am 2/27/12 8:24am

Apple Pulled iPads from Amazon China, But Won't Face Total Ban (Yet)

Apple's asked the Chinese Amazon store to stop selling iPads because of its not-going-so-well legal mess with Proview Technology. Proview's also trying to get all imports and exports of the iPad banned. So if neither side wants iPads sold in China, why are they still on shelves? Local customs officials, of course, who… » 2/15/12 10:12am 2/15/12 10:12am

Samsung Galaxy Note: Truly, Freakishly Large

For a while Samsung couldn't decide whether to call its Galaxy Note tablet or a phone. Considering that its 5.3-inch screen splits the difference between an iPhone and a Galaxy Tab 7, that's not surprising. » 2/14/12 11:00am 2/14/12 11:00am

Is the Prizm a Multi-Function Stand Or a Klingon Ceremonial Weapon?

Hub's flat-packed Prizm iPad stand is designed to be as light and minimal as possible, separating into two pieces of precision cut thin aluminum that can be easily slipped inside a bag or case alongside your tablet. » 2/04/12 8:00pm 2/04/12 8:00pm

TypeWay iPad Keyboard Adapts To Fit Your Hands Perfectly

The limitations of typing on a touchscreen hinder how effective tablets can be as productivity tools. There is hope, though, at least for iPad users. This TypeWay keyboard supposedly makes things easier, by adapting the key layout for each user. » 2/01/12 6:40pm 2/01/12 6:40pm

Grope-able Grips Let You Express Your iPad Love… Physically

These Comfe Grips were supposedly created to give you a more secure grip on your iPad, but the product shot clearly reveals the real reason they exist. Like that Fleshlight case, it's obviously all about getting intimate with your hardware. » 1/31/12 10:20am 1/31/12 10:20am