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Tablet shipments drop to three-year low during the second quarter

Tablet shipments reached their lowest point in three years in the second quarter of 2016.

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Salesforce1 update will leave many mobile devices out in the cold

An upcoming update to the Salesforce1 mobile app will dramatically reduce the number of supported devices and effectively leave users of all but the latest and most popular devices out in the cold.

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Microsoft customizes Surface tablets for big businesses

Microsoft is open to the idea of customizing Surface hardware to meet the specific need of enterprise customers

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Technology's graveyard: The gadgets, software, and services killed in 2016

Dell, Google and Microsoft are among those that have killed off products or services in 2016.

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Microsoft and IBM in a deal to push Surface devices to enterprises

Microsoft says its Surface devices generate about US$1 billion in revenue every quarter, and hopes to raise that number by putting the devices on more corporate desktops.

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Screens that fold and roll will arrive as early as next year

Cool displays that can bend and fold have been shown in prototypes smartphones, wearables and other devices, but when will such products be available?

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Dell stops selling Android devices to focus on Windows

Dell has stopped selling its last Android devices as it washes its hand of pure tablets and focuses more on Windows 2-in-1 devices.

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The Surface 3 is dead, as experts debate the future of low-end Windows tablets

Microsoft will stop manufacturing Surface 3 by the end of the year, which raises a big question: Will there be a Surface 4? Experts have mixed opinions.

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Asus challenges Apple's iPad Mini with the less-pricey ZenPad Z8

At $249.99, Asus' new ZenPad Z8 tablet with Android could make one ponder why they should buy Apple's iPad Mini 4, which starts at $399.

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Move over, Skylake: Asus' new Surface rival rocks Intel's Kaby Lake chip

The wait for Intel's Kaby Lake chip will end in the third quarter, as the first PC with the 7th Generation Core chip was announced at Computex.

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Skype 7.0 for Android rolls out a tablet-friendly redesign

Skype has fully embraced Google's Material Design aesthetic and is easier to navigate in landscape mode.

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Farewell, Nexus 9: HTC stops making Google's former flagship tablet

You can still get your hands on one through HTC's website, but they're the last of the final production run.

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5 products Intel could cut in its reshuffle

Intel had some wild product ideas that were duds, like the OnCue TV streaming service, WiMax, and smartphone chips. More products are likely to be axed as the company looks to a post-PC world.

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As tablet sales take a dive, analysts expect smartphone vendors to launch convertibles

A new report from IDC tracks the tablet's ongoing decline, while detachable tablets like Microsoft's Surface rise in popularity. Now smartphone vendors are getting into the act, applying their mobile acumen to compete with PC vendors.

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Nexus rumors begin to take shape, HTC may be making two devices

There's also interest brewing in the tablet space, as the Nexus 9 has disappeared from the Google Store.