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Spec showdown: Google's Pixel C tablet vs. Microsoft's Surface 3

Pixel C vs. Surface 3: fight!

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Review: The best 13-inch laptops for Windows 10

Laptops and convertibles from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft square off in our performance, workability, and battery tests

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The future of Windows phones includes unlocking with facial recognition

Microsoft released a set of guidelines Friday detailing what it expects from different tiers of Windows 10 phones and tablets, offering a glimpse at what the company's hardware plans may look like.

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Consumers are keeping smartphones, tablets and PCs longer

Consumers are holding on to their tablets, laptops and smartphones for longer periods, leading Gartner to predict a 1% contraction in shipments of all types of devices globally this year.

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iPad Pro users will need to pony up for an Office 365 subscription

The iPad Pro's screen size means that people who want to use Office on Apple's new tablet will have to pay for an Office 365 subscription.

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Third-party data on iOS 9 disputes Apple's adoption claims

Apple yesterday boasted that iOS 9, released less than a week earlier, had already cracked the 50% mark, but data from Mixpanel did not support that claim.

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Amazon launches 6 major new devices, including a 4K Fire TV and a $50 Fire tablet

New and existing Fire TVs now work with Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, Alexa

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Apple releases iOS 9 as early download attempts fail

Apple released iOS 9 today at 1 p.m. ET, but in the first hour users reported that they were unable to get the 1GB download.

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Microsoft discounts Surface Pro 3 as successor approaches

Microsoft has discounted its Surface Pro 3 by as much as 19% in a sale that ends today, likely trying to reduce inventory as it preps to launch the successor in three weeks.


Windows RT update brings a Windows 10-like Start menu to Surface tablets

Microsoft's promised Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 is showing up in the wild with the previously announced Start menu.

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The iPad Pro vs. the Surface Pro 3: We check Apple's lofty performance claims

Apple claims the iPad Pro is faster than "80 percent of portable PCs." We take a closer look, comparing Apple's performance data with numbers we already have on the Surface Pro 3.

Microsoft sets Oct. 6 as likely intro of Surface Pro 4

Microsoft today sent invitations to analysts and the press for an Oct. 6 event in New York City where it's expected to unveil the next-generation Surface Pro.

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Surface clones rising: Now Dell is reportedly developing one, called the XPS 12

The Dell XPS 12 looks a lot like a Surface. Hey, is that a kickstand?

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iPad Pro’s potential as a laptop replacement excites CIOs

With its 12.9-inch Retina Display and 64-bit processor, three CIOs say the iPad Pro could be a laptop replacement or, at least, a tablet alternative for healthcare workers, sales professionals and students.


Apple iPad Pro, drone bill vetoed, NASA 4K channel - The Wrap

Apple announces the iPad Pro, iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and updates to its Watch and TV, a drone bill designed to protect privacy gets vetoed and NASA plans a 24-hour 4K television channel.

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5 iPad alternatives for the enterprise

The iPad may be the king of tablets, but there’s a growing market for Android and Windows devices. Here are five iPad alternatives that can get you from the couch to the office, without missing a beat.

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3 telltale signs Apple is changing its enterprise tune

Apple's new iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, combined with a surprise visit from Microsoft yesterday, all suggest Apple is finally ready to get serious about enterprise.

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iPad Pro vs. Surface Pro 3: Two sides of the same coin

The pro-grade tablets from Microsoft and Apple may have some things in common, but the strategy behind them is quite different.

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