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iPad mini vs iPad: Mini Packs More Screen for Its Much-Tinier Size

Even though iPad mini may come in a smaller package, it still packs a lot of screen real estate into its form factor with its 7.9" display compared to iPad's 9.7". In fact, the display-to-size ratio is significantly better on iPad mini. For the trade-off in dimensions, iPad mini provides a superior screen real estate that will not feel all that cramped for regular iPad users. Exactly how much of the display does iPad mini, with its absolutely immense reduction in size and weight, pack compared to iPad? Read on for the specifics.

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Apple Says Location Based Ads Are Off-Limits To Developers

Apple has posted a warning on their iPhone Developers news site, warning them not to use location data to provide location-based advertising in their iPhone applications. They are saying that CoreLocation, the API that lets apps see your location as GPS coordinates, should only be used by apps to provide "beneficial information", and not any sort of paid advertising to make the developer money.

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Google Now Shows Location-Aware Suggestions on Your iPhone

Today Google announced that they've added location-aware search suggestions to Google.com on iPhone and Android devices. This means that if you're searching for a local restaurant called "Octane" in the Rockford area, Google will suggest "Octane Rockford IL" as a search suggestion instead of "octane fitness" as it would if it didn't know your location.

To use the new feature, you'll have to go to Google.com on your iPhone instead of using the Google search field built into Safari. You'll also have to turn on "Allow use of device location" for it to know your location in the first place. Once that's all squared away, suggestions appear as you type in the search field on Google.com.

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