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Social Media Roundup: Oh Yeah, There’s a New iPad

Apple upgrades its iPad line, adding a new iPad Mini. Also: The joys of Dropbox add-ons.

A cool piece of technology is great, but what if it were a little smaller … and oh, a little cheaper?

That’s the problem Apple tried solving with its new iPad Mini. That and more in today’s Social Media Roundup:

The future, but smaller?

Apple’s iPad has already played a big role in reinventing the world of computing in general and associations in particular. Now, could a slightly smaller variation have the same effect? The iPad Mini, coming out November 2, will put the tablet within reach of more consumers with its $329 starting price, but it remains high compared with other tablets, such as Google’s Nexus 7. (For people who need something a little larger, the company also upgraded the regular iPad, giving it a faster processor.) Compared with the Microsoft Surface, is this the tablet for you? (ht @verge)

Drop it like it’s hot

Remember the days when speakers had to burn their presentations onto CDs or awkwardly hook up their laptops to projectors to get everything working right? Oh, wait … those days still aren’t completely past us. Fortunately, Dropbox and other cloud services have solved many of the headaches of physical media. As Keith Johnston of PlannerWire points out, there are ways to make the service even more useful for event planners. When using these tools, though, keep in mind the potential security risks. (ht @JeffHurt)

What cool stuff have you seen online today? Let us know in the comments.

Ernie Smith

By Ernie Smith

Ernie Smith is a senior editor for Associations Now, a former newspaper guy, and a man who is dangerous when armed with a good pun. MORE

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