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Apple iPad (Gen 4) Tablet Review

The fourth iPad is here, and is extremely similar to the previous version.

November 02, 2012
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Internet Apps

As far as apps go, no app market has as many well-polished tablet-specific apps as Apple's App Store. While Android and Windows now play catch-up, if you're looking to buy a tablet for the app experience, it's hard to argue with the iPad. There's a huge range of productivity, entertainment, news, and games apps, and just about all of the mot popular apps are in the App Store.

Apps are installed by creating an Apple account complete with billing info. By entering the App Store on your iPad (and accepting the EULA), you can search for the app you want, then tap the purchase icon. If it's free, it will just begin downloading/installing, but if it's a paid app, it'll have to clear billing first. Overall a pretty painless process.

Other Internet Features

You can also make your tablet work over your home network too, though for the iPad it requires you to either buy a paid app, or shell out for an AppleTV unit. If you choose the latter, you can stream media wirelessly like picture albums, music and video to the unit for playback on your television.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Conclusion
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