Tablets

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Microsoft Surface Mini Likely to Ship Soon

Microsoft may be prepping to ship a mini version of its Surface tablets within a month, based on an Amazon.com listing for a case custom made for the device. Full Story »
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As iPad Sales Slump, Cook Hijacks Analysts' Fast-Uptake Explanation

Apple on Wednesday conceded that it sold 16 percent fewer iPads in the March quarter than in the same period last year, fulfilling analysts' expectations -- in spades -- that iPad sales have slowed.

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Fewer College Students Use Tablets; May Be a Sign Device Doesn't Boost Productivity

How much real work can one get done on a tablet? Or are tablets mostly designed for entertainment? The questions arise as a recent survey of college students showed a small decline in tablet ownership.

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Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 Lineup Goes on Sale May 1 Starting at $199.99

Three versions of the new Galaxy Tab 4 tablet line will go on sale in the U.S. on May 1, with the new 7-in. Wi-Fi model priced at $199.99, the same price as last year's Galaxy Tab 3 of the same size.

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What Kind of Tablet Does $5,000 Get You?

Can your tablet withstand a 2-meter drop or be submerged in water for 30 minutes and keep functioning? The new $5,000 tablets from Xplore Technologies can.

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The iPad's Expected Ebb, and the Search for Why

Apple is expected Wednesday to confirm Wall Street's fears, that iPad sales growth not only slackened in the March quarter, but reversed course with fewer of the iconic tablets sold than the year before.

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Microsoft Kicks Off Sales of Lower-Priced Office Subscription in Bid for iPad Dollars

Five weeks after announcing a lower-cost subscription to Office, Microsoft today started selling Office 365 Personal to consumers.

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Microsoft's Office for iPad Shakes Up Mobile Enterprise

It's hard to overstate the impact of Microsoft Office for iPad. The arrival of the dominant productivity suite on the dominant tablet promises to change how iPads are viewed in the enterprise. Office for iPad may also crush competitive apps, shut out cloud storage providers and limit MDM vendors.

How To

Is Windows 8 Development Worth the Trouble?

Microsoft pays some companies to produce Windows 8 versions of their products. Without this type of financial assistance, or various other incentives, is Windows 8 and especially Windows Phone development worth the effort?

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The Mainframe Isn't Dead, and Neither Is the PC

The mainframe was supposed to go extinct decades ago, but it's abundant in many habitats. Same goes for the PC, which seems to have adapted for survival better than once thought. Both the mainframe and the PC offer evolutionary advantages that newer, more sophisticated species still struggle to match.

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Hell Freezes Over: Microsoft Makes Windows Free for Some Devices

Microsoft will give away licenses to Windows Phone and Windows to device makers building smartphones or tablets with screens smaller than 9-in. measured diagonally.

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Lenovo Budget Android Tablets Dare to Square Off Against Samsung Galaxy Tabs

Lenovo has a new range of budget Android tablets on the way, just in time to compete with Samsung's new Galaxy Tabs. We assume 'budget' based on the UK pricing currently available, but U.S. pricing is yet to be announced.

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Office for iPad vs. iWork: The Battle for Tablet Productivity

The competing suites square off over features, file compatibility and ease of use.

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Microsoft Says Printing Functions Will Come to Office for iPad Soon

The first iteration of Microsoft's Office for iPad lacks the ability to print, an unfortunate omission that Microsoft representatives intimated will be fixed in a forthcoming release.

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Microsoft's Freemium Office Apps Jump to Top of iPad Chart

Microsoft's new Office for iPad apps vaulted to the top of the free application chart on Apple's App Store shortly after their Thursday debut.