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Tablet shipments down, but detachables catch on

The saving grace for the declining tablet market is detachable devices, also called 2-in-1s, that can serve as both a laptop and a separate slate-style tablet.

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Sales of tablets are still shrinking -- except the ones that are most like PCs, says IDC

Tablets may have ushered in the post-PC age, but the only ones posting a growth in sales are the ones that are most like PCs.

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Buying a Refurbished iPad is Actually a Good Idea

Apple's online store is currently selling iPads at a discount. The catch? They're refurbished. Should you buy one? We say yes.

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iPad Pro vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 4 for business supremacy

The Surface Pro 4 and iPad Pro are both high-end, sleek and powerful hybrid tablets. But when it comes time to get down to business, which device offers the functionality you need?


Why the Surface Pro 4 beats the iPad Pro in the enterprise's Sarah White pits the Surface Pro 4 vs. the iPad Pro to see which device offers the functionality business users need.

BlackBerry debuts EMM fruits of Good deal

Three months after a $425 million acquisition of Good Technology, BlackBerry this week announced the integration of its mobile management services with Good's EMM offerings. The move is a clear attempt to lure Citrix and AirWatch...

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Microsoft says a Surface that survives Johnny Manziel could never have failed the Pats

Microsoft insists its Surface tablets didn't fail during the playoffs. What are they hiding?

The evolution of the Macintosh

In time for the Mac's 32nd birthday, we take a look at Apple's most formative desktop computer -- especially in recent years when it's grown and changed by leaps and bounds.

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Microsoft beefs up its Surface Book and Surface Pro 4

Microsoft today announced new high-powered 1TB versions of its Surface Book and Surface Pro 4, along with a gold Surface Pen. The company also announced a recall for AC power cord adapters for a slew of its Surface Pro devices.

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New high-end Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 models crank up the firepower

Microsoft's new Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 configurations offer top-of-the-line memory, storage, and processor options—all at once.

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Microsoft will recall Surface Pro power cords due to overheating fears

Microsoft plans to announce a voluntary recall in the coming days for the AC powercords for Surface Pro, Pro 2, and Pro 3 tablets.

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Why it's so hard to find good Android tablet apps

Great apps for Android tablets do exist, but they're few and far between, and finding them can be a real challenge.

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Microsoft patent filing shows a Surface Pen with a rechargeable battery

Although it may or may not see the light of day, a rechargeable Surface Pen would be a welcome improvement over the current design.

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First Look: Google’s Pixel C tablet is sexy but won’t replace your laptop

Pixel C is the first all-Google Android tablet. It has a 10.2-inch screen and is designed to be used with a companion keyboard that also doubles as a protective cover. The tablet isn’t quite a total replacement for your laptop but it...


Quick look at Google Pixel C

Network World's David Strom gives a quick overview of the Google Pixel C Android tablet/notebook combo.


Hands on with the Galaxy TabPro S, Samsung's Surface competitor

Samsung is taking a stab at the Windows 10 2-in-1 market with a new tablet that can be unlocked with a Galaxy smartphone.

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Read this before you hand out an iPad Pro to anyone in the office

Your business users may be clamoring for Apple's high-end tablet. Take these steps before deploying.

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'Shared iPad' in Apple's iOS 9.3 update is a big deal

Apple this week offered a tantalizing preview of its next update for iOS 9, showcasing Night Shift, CarPlay enhancements and -- most importantly -- a feature for education users that would fit right in at the office.

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