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Android on pace to surpass one billion devices this year, says Gartner

But percentage-wise, the number of devices based on Apple OSes is increasing faster, according to the market research company

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Lenovo wants to put a 4K monitor on your desk

New displays include the ThinkVision 28 “smart monitor” and the ThinkVision Pro 2840m.

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What's Acer thinking? Its new all-in-one PC uses Android, not Windows

Acer looks like it's willing to try anything as it rolls out an Android-based all-in-one PC for $1100.

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Transfer files between Android and Windows devices

While you could use a direct cable connection to move files between Android and Windows devices, a cloud service works more seamlessly.

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11 must-have apps for your new Android phone

Because killer apps like these are the gift that keeps giving all year long.

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PC Plus Android: Microsoft to face computer makers' rebellion at CES

Windows 8.1 PCs that also run Android should 'scare the heck' out of Microsoft, says analyst

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From donkeys to dongles: Google's biggest hits and misses of 2013

Oh, there were a lot of new hardware products and services, too.

Touchless Control update for Moto X lets you shout your PIN to unlock the phone

Just make sure that the PIN numbers don't match the ones to your bank account.

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KitKat Android Upgrades Arrive: Is Your Device Included?

The KitKat rollouts have begun. Is your device on that list?

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Samsung merges its smartphone and camera divisions

The two groups will band together to form a super hybrid division that makes smartphone cameras, camera smartphones, and everything in between.

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EFF criticizes Google for removing 'vital privacy feature' with Android 4.4.2

The new Android update disables a feature that allowed users to revoke permissions for installed apps.

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Google quietly updates Gmail for Android to help you with your holiday travels

The app now lets you set up an away message or send off an attachment.

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Haswell, Surface Pro 2, and Kindle Fire HDX top PCWorld's 'Best of 2013' list

It's that time of year again, when the editors of PCWorld and TechHive name the absolute best new hardware, gadgets, software, and services

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Revealed! The 50 best tech products of 2013

PCWorld's editors name the top tech products of 2013, ranging from PCs to productivity software.

Encrypted text messages may soon be on the way to some Android phones

CyanogenMod wants to roll out a encrypted text-message feature for Android phones to ensure that no one's peeking in on conversations.

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