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Walmart’s Black Friday sales include $329 Xbox One bundle, $648 Vizio 65-inch TV, and discounted iPads

Like the other big retail outfits, Walmart will be participating in the consumeristic orgy of Black Friday. Instead of restricting their bargain bonanza to a single day, Walmart will be hosting a five-day sale beginning Thanksgiving morning and ending on Cyber Monday, which falls on December 1st.

Walmart will also be reintroducing what it calls its 1-Hour Guarantee. On November 27th, customers who buy selected items between 6pm and 7pm will be able to either leave with it the same day, or receive their purchase before Christmas. The 1-Hour Guarantee is applicable for these products:

  • 50″ Class LED HDTV for $ 218 ($ 180 savings)
  • Vizio 65″ Class Smart LED HDTV for $ 648 ($ 350 savings)
  • Apple iPad Mini 16GB with Wi-Fi for $ 199 with a $ 30…

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Gold iPads coming this month, rumored 12.9-incher next year

Apple will add gold to the iPad’s monochromatic palette, according to Bloomberg. “People familiar with the plans” reportedly stated that the color option will be revealed this month along with new versions of Apple’s tablets. Bloomberg writes that the decision could be attributed to a desire to boost sales of the iPad, which have been in slow decline since its introduction. With the help of this aesthetic update and next year’s rumored introduction of iPads with a 12.9-inch screen, Apple may be able to appeal to a wider range of customers, including the business-oriented demographic.

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iPhones and iPads star in this intricately animated love story

There’s a fine tradition among musicians for accompanying their latest song with a trippyweird, or just technically excellent video to woo their fans. The latest example of this comes from Ukrainian band Brunettes Shoot Blondes, whose single “Knock Knock” has been set to an endearing animated love story taking place across a variety of iPhones, iPads, iPods, and a trio of MacBook laptops. Apple’s products provide the stage, but it’s the creativity and finesse of the animation that really make this video worth watching. Snippets of the story play on each device for mere seconds, as it jumps around from iPhone to iPad and back to phone. This classic tale of courtship crashes its way through the iOS home screen, tumbles across a series of…

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Apple touts the iPad’s uses from sightseeing to symphonies

Apple has revealed two new ads for its iPad Air designed to demonstrate the benefits of the device for globe-trotting users. The ads, which focus on the lives of iPad users rather than the device directly, feel almost like short films. One of the commercials tracks American travel writer Chérie King as she journeys between Iceland, Morocco, and Vietnam, using her iPad Air to take pictures of waterfalls, write travel tips, and tell a market stall owner that she loves his shop in Arabic.

The other follows Finnish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen. Salonen dreams up a new melody while shaving, before using The Orchestra — an iPad app he helped create in 2012 — to note it down, eventually performing the fleshed-out composition with the help of a…

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Pacemaker and Spotify cue up the iPad’s simplest DJ app (hands on)

Jonas Norberg built two great products that nobody used. The first was the award-winning Pacemaker, a wonderfully nerdy beatmaking gadget that cost $ 850. The second was a tablet app for DJing, but Norberg chose the wrong partner to launch with — the BlackBerry Playbook. After being booted out of his own company and then buying it back, Norberg is trying once again to make a dent in the world — but this time, he picked a better partner: Spotify. Pacemaker for iPad, a new DJ app, launches today with exclusive access to Spotify’s massive streaming music library, and the ability to play two Spotify songs simultaneously for the first time.

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UK government reportedly bans iPads from closed-door meetings

The United Kingdom has been on a tablet bent as of late, buying Apple iPads for members of parliament and designing a custom iPad app for Prime Minister David Cameron himself. However, several UK publications are reporting that the government has now banned those tablets from cabinet meetings and other sensitive conversations.

The Daily Mail writes that a security team seized a collection of iPads used in a presentation at last week’s cabinet meeting, for fear a foreign government could hack them to eavesdrop on private conversations. The Telegraph adds that some government ministers now have to put their mobile devices into soundproof lead-lined boxes before having sensitive meetings.

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Samsung wins import ban on AT&T iPhone 4 and 3G iPads in ongoing patent dispute

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The ITC has banned Apple from importing some models of iPhone and iPad because they infringe on Samsung patents. In a cease and desist order issued today, the International Trade Commission ordered Apple to stop importing AT&T models of the iPhone 4, the 3GS and 3, the iPad 3G, and the iPad 2 3G into the US.

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iPad’s domination of tablet traffic grows, but does Amazon care?

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During his keynote speech for the release of the iPhone 5, Apple CEO Tim Cook poked fun of competitors in the tablet space with a few pie charts. While the iPad’s market share in the tablet space has reportedly slipped to about 65 percent, Cook noted that iPads still make up 91 percent of web traffic from tablets. “I don’t know what these other tables are doing. They must be in warehouses or on store shelves, or maybe in someone’s drawer.”

Onswipe, a New York startup which helps publishers optimize their sites for touch enabled devices, has just released some new data, and it turns out Apple’s lead could be even bigger than Cook boasted. The measurements are taken from 8.5 million unique visitors across the more than one hundred…

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Amazon confirms Instant Video blocked on jailbroken iPads