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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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Email

Included on every iPad is an email app that allows users with POP/IMAP or Exchange email addresses to sync their mail to their tablet in one unitary app. Simply follow the wizard and enter in your account information, and you'll be all set. For GMail users, you can download a free app, but it remains to be seen if it will get the updates necessary to bring it to the level of aesthetic appeal as the one available for Android.

Web Browsing

Safari is starting to show its age, a lot. For starters, the browser (Safari) has roughly the same layout as it does on the computer. Continuity may sound ideal at first, but then you realize that having the URL bar and options at the top of the page in its old format is much less easy to use than even the new Internet Explorer on the Surface. While the tablet market will take a while to settle in on a new way of doing things, there are many options out there (specifically in Android's Play Store) that may or may not influence the most popular browsers to change for tablets. Apple seems to have elected to wait it out.

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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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