The iPad Mini Versus Other Tablet Minis

After several months, many rumors, and much speculation, the iPad Mini was finally announced on Tuesday, October 23. It seems that this smaller version of the much-beloved iPad is going to heat up the market of 7-inch tablet computers. Are you ready to sell your iPad and get it?

But of course, that does not mean that the iPad Mini will have an easy time to get on top, especially since Kindle Fire and Google Nexus 7 are worthy buys too. The iPad Mini is just adding more steam.

Not everyone wants to buy the expensive iPad Mini, since there are other small tablet computers that are good enough. So before you sell your iPad and get the iPad Mini, take a look at these 7-inch tablet computers first.

Google Nexus 7

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Google’s first tablet computer has done pretty good in the market, and it is a good deal to buy it for $200. It is built on Asus Memo 370 and its display has 1280 by 800 IPS with 226 PPI. It also runs on 1.3 GHz Tegra 3 quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and you can store up to 16 GB. It also has a 1.3 MP front camera.

It runs on the Android operating system, Jelly Bean. It is currently considered one of the fastest tablets available.

Kindle Fire HD

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The original Kindle Fire did well, but it is the Kindle Fire HD that claims the spotlight. For $199 (or $214 for ad-free), you can have this tablet with 1.3 GHz dual core OMAP-4460 processor, 1GB RAM and a 1280 by 800 display. It also has a built-in Amazon App Store and runs on Ice Cream Sandwich.

If you are a book lover, then this tablet computer is the best for you.

Nook HD

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The Nook HD is a product developed by Barnes & Noble. There will be an update this holiday season with the pre-order starting on November 1. This tablet is available for $199. It has a 1140 by 900 resolution and a display of 243 PPI, battling with the iPad’s 264 PPI Retina Display. It runs on a 1.2GHz dual-core OMAP 4470 processor. It also runs on the Android operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich.

Acer Iconia Tab A110

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Although Acer is not that famous in the tablet computer scene, it is still competitive. Their latest Iconia Tab is the A110 and it is one of the best in the 7-inch market. It runs on the Tegra 3 processor and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with a display of 1024 by 600. One great thing about this tablet is that it has a micro SD expansion slot and micro HDMI. This great tablet is available for $229.

Now that you know some of the tablet computers that the iPad Mini is going to face in the market, do you think it is still worth it to sell iPad and get the smaller iPad, whose equivalent is the iPad 2 since both do not have the Retina Display? Comment below what you think.


Apptivity Batman: The Dark Knight Rises Starter Set

Do you know that you can play with your plastic action figure while you are using your iPad? You can do so now with the Apptivity Batman: The Dark Knight Rises starter set, which is available for $19.99.

This is not the first time a toy can be used with the iPad. Last year, there was Spinmasters’ Cars AppMATes line up. In this starter set, you control a 3-inch-tall Batman.

First, you have to snap a display base to each figure in the starters set. It includes a Batarang Strike Batman and a flying version of the Batmobile called the Bat. There is also an attachment that will fit all figures together.

The player must download the game up by shutting off the multitasking gesture setting on the iPad first. You can play this game better with the Retina Display technology in the iPad 3. So if you have the old iPad, sell iPad 1 or 2 and get the latest!

The gameplay is about Batman saving Catwoman and stopping Bane from destroying Gotham City. The game has nine missions in story mode that are tied with the latest Batman movie. The toy can communicate and react with the iPad touch screen. The toy will not scratch the screen, so do not worry. All you have to do is put your fingers into the slots on the either side of the base.

You have to move the toy around the iPad screen to explore the terrain. You can duck from missiles, fists, clubs and any other dangers. You can actually attack Bane and his followers. All you have to do to attack is to swish the Batman toy back and forth, and his fists in the display on the screen will start swinging against the enemies.

The graphics are pretty amazing, especially when Batman fights on and above the rooftops of Gotham city. The locations are even beautifully designed and are three-dimensional. You can see skyscrapers, bats flying, rusted walkways, rats scurrying across streets and some gothic architecture.

Each level is different from another. Each is also introduced with comic book panels. You can find Batman in his vehicle shooting missiles at thugs, deflecting fire from a copter, and crawling up the side of a building. You can see him avoiding flames and fighting hordes of henchmen.

When you finish missions, you collect points that will be used to increase powers or buy Wayne Tech gadgets like spiked gauntlets, electrifying EMP Assault device, Bat Bombs and cannons.

You can hone your skills by going to Quick Play mode. In that mode, you will fight 50 henchmen or use the Bat to blast away enemies.

So, what do you think? Isn’t it amazing? Now, it is like playing an ordinary game console with Gotham’s Caped Crusader! Is this starter set good enough to make you sell iPad for the latest one? You will not regret it! Try it now! Sell it at for a great price!

Useful iPad Apps You Should Have

The iPad is not just a gadget for playing games, watching videos or browsing the web. You can get more out of your Apple gadget just by using apps that are very useful to have.

No, you don’t have to sell your iPad for another gadget that is more useful. You can turn your Apple device into something useful that you would probably never think of.

Here are the apps that put your iPad to good use.

Clock Pro HD (Free)

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Everything you want from a clock is here in this app, except of course if you want to keep track of the time underwater. It has a standard analog and digital clock setting. Not only that, it also schedules your nap and keeps track of how long the rice should be on the stove. It can also be used as a stop watch and chess clock. It can also tell you when the sun will rise and set in any location. It also has a metronome so if you know how to play music; you can use this app to track the beat.

Air Display ($9.99)

Do you want another display for your computer but another one is just so damn expensive? Get another display for just $10 with AirDisplay. It turns your iPad into an extension of the Mac display. You will not even lose its touch controls. You can use its screen to manipulate apps on your Mac easily. Although not great for playing games, normal apps work well with this one.

Dropbox (Free)

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You can share files between your iPad and your computer with this app. It is the fastest and easiest way to get your computer files onto your iPad. It uses cloud storage to back up your files and open them on the iPad. You can also open documents from other apps like Evernote or iBooks.

Wi-Fi Finder (Free)

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We always want to be able to browse the Web once we open our tablet computers. But the thing is Wi-Fi is not always present; not all places have Wi-Fi. However, you can now find the closest Wi-Fi hotspots to your location. This app is useful for vacations and work trips so you can easily scan for any Wi-Fi zone

TouchCalc (Free)

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Yes, there are hundreds of calculator apps in the App Store. Even your iPad has a built-in one. However, this app is the best that you can have. It does not only add, multiply, subtract or divide, it can also do scientific and statistical functions like variance and standard evaluations. It can also do some programming functions like calculating logical operators.

Photon Flash Browser ($4.99)

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One of the bad things people say about the iPad is its inability to stream videos that run on Flash. Now you can do so with this app. It is one of the best apps to view Flash on the iPad. It streams Flash from a server to your iPad. It automatically plays Flash videos on the sites you visit so you can normally browse the page just like you do with a computer.

Sell old iPad now at for a high price quote and get the latest one!