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Matt Hamblen covers mobile and wireless, smartphones and other handhelds, and wireless networking for Computerworld.

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Tablet shipments will jump 53% in 2013, Gartner says

Tablets shipments will soar ahead by 53 percent in 2013 as desktop and laptop shipments decline by 11 percent, research firm Gartner forecast.

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Jamba Juice introduces Mobile Wallet support with a freebie

Up to one million free Jamba Juice smoothies will go to Isis mobile wallet smartphone users later this year, when Isis takes its NFC-ready technology to the national stage.

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Mobile ads double, hit $3 billion in first half of 2013, IAB says

Revenue from mobile ads and searches more than doubled in the first half of 2013, reaching $3 billion, as advertisers began seeing value in offering ads over tablets and smartphones.

Tablet buyers aren't ditching their laptops, studies show

A new survey shows that only 8.7 percent of tablet buyers want to use the tablet as a replacement for their laptops.

New Kindle Fire HDX's tech support button could push IT to yell 'Mayday!'

The Mayday button in the Kindle Fire HDX is one of the more compelling features in Amazon's new tablet.

We're downloading but not paying for apps, Gartner says

Gartner projects downloads of mobile apps will exceed 102 billion this year, but most of them are free, not paid.

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BlackBerry messaging service rolls out to Android and iPhone this weekend

While layoff rumors fly, BlackBerry is moving ahead with plans to roll out its popular BBM messaging service to Android and iPhone devices.

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Free Wi-Fi awaits Eagles fans

Philadelphia Eagles fans attending Sunday's home opener at Lincoln Financial Field will be able to access a new free Wi-Fi network to watch game video, visit social networks or even order food.

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Wi-fi video traffic jam hastened by Instagram, Vine

Cisco started warning wireless carriers and consumers years ago about the coming barrage of video traffic over networks, and it has arrived with the promise of more congestion to come.

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Mobile spending is expected to double, hit $151 billion by 2017

The combined value of paid apps, app-enabled purchases of goods and services, and in-app advertising is expected to double to $151 billion in the U.S. by 2017, AppNation said.

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Smartwatches await their time

With Apple's iWatch and several competing smartwatches from major manufacturers in the works, some analysts question whether consumers will embrace such wearable technology.

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Survey: Most Americans don't want wearable tech like iWatch, Google Glass

Apple's anticipated iWatch and Google Glass have provoked plenty of headlines, but a recent poll shows that a majority of well-heeled Americans with college degrees wouldn't consider buying or wearing such devices.

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Now that LTE speeds for data are here, what's next?

In the continuing war between Verizon and AT&T, the battle has come down to LTE network size vs. LTE network speed. But new LTE technology isn't far over the horizon.

Symbian demise a lesson about competition

The rapid and stark decline of Symbian serves as a warning about what can happen to top smartphone operating systems, even iOS and Android, in a volatile market.

Samsung shares under pressure amid cooling Galaxy S4 demand

A decline in Samsung's stock follows analyst worries that a more affordable Galaxy S4 Mini or the rugged Galaxy S4 Activesmartphone will cut into GS4 sales.