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Microsoft invites trade-ins for Windows phones, Surface

Microsoft has expanded a buyback program to boost sales of Windows smartphones and tablets, and will pay up to $350 for a variety of rival hardware running Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

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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5 launcher apps to give your Android phone a fresh new look

You don't need a new phone—you just need a phone makeover.

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HP now offers software support for Apple iPads

HP updated its SmartFriend support service Thursday and apparently will now troubleshoot software problems with Windows, Android, Chrome OS, OS X, and iOS products.

Device-spanning Ubuntu Touch OS gets October 17 launch date

Canonical's vision of one OS to rule all devices is nearing release.

Mobile Device Management companies get more app control on iOS 7

Apple is providing MDM APIs that better allow vendors to 'take advantage of the operating system hooks to provide application-level security'

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Nexus 7 4G LTE? Not so fast, Verizon says

Warning consumers. For now, at least, Verizon will not activate the new Nexus 7 on its network.

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Today's iOS 7 downloads an unprecedented challenge for businesses

When iOS 7 becomes available today it will be an unprecedented challenge for IT groups: hundreds, or thousands, of iPhone and iPad users will be ready and oh-so-willing to download over the air the expected 130MB file at once.

Nvidia Tegra Note paves way for more stylus-equipped tablets

Don't call it a reference design, but don't call the Nvidia Tegra note a retail product, either.

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NTIA appeals to FCC to let consumers unlock their own mobile devices

Soon you may have the government's backing to do as you please with your phone.

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Revamped Asus PadFone Infinity hybrid packs a more potent one-device punch

Meet the new Asus PadFone Infinity, an awful lot like the old Asus PadFone Infinity—but faster.

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Google now lets you change your password remotely on an Android device

If your phone is stolen, you can lock it, and change its password, from a website.

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Tablet sales forecast to pass PCs, laptops in 2013, IDC says

Tablet shipments will surpass total PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2013, IDC predicts.

Microsoft dangles $200 gift cards to coax iPad owners to swap for a Surface

But don't forget: The second generation of Surface tablets is coming soon.

Tablets dominating tech market as consumers drop PCs

It’s the end of one era and the beginning of another: According to research from IDC, shipments of tablets are destined to surpass those of all PCs in the fourth quarter of the year.