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Surface usage continues to climb, no thanks to Surface 2

A new report by Chitika Insights shows Microsoft's Surface line continuing to grow, but be sure to have the right perspective when you look more closely at the numbers.

Hewlett-Packard's $89.99 Mesquite Android tablet with Intel chip

HP's prepping an $89, 7-inch Android tablet with Intel inside for Black Friday

Retailer Walmart will sell on Black Friday an US$89 Hewlett-Packard Android tablet, one of many tablets available at massive discounts this holiday season in the U.S.

How to buy the best Windows 8 device

Whether it's a laptop, desktop, tablet, or hybrid, we'll tell you how to pick out the right Windows 8 device for you.

SkyDrive now auto-uploads photos from iOS devices

Although iOS users may want to store their photos within Apple's iCloud, Microsoft now gives them the option of autouploading them to SkyDrive.

Qualcomm wants to bring 'brains' to smartphones, tablets

The company wants to load mobile devices with its Zeroth processor, which is being designed to mimic a human brain.

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Samsung woos developers with promise of converged living rooms

Samsung believes that more customized apps will help convince consumers to pick its smartphones, tablets, and TVs over competing products and create loyalty.

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AT&T gives Windows Phone buyers a break on purchase of Windows RT tablet

Buyers can get a deal on Nokia’s Lumia 2520 tablet if they buy a Nokia Windows Phone at the same time through AT&T

How to pick the right tablet for you

Whether you're eying a tablet as a gift for someone else this holiday season or as a treat for yourself, here's a few tips on what to consider as you shop for your next mobile device.

Microsoft Office still isn't available for iPad, but now HopTo fills the void

By reskinning Microsoft Office 2010's user interface and making documents available to a variety of cloud services, startup HopTo has set a high bar for Microsoft's eventual move to the iPad.

Rapid Review: iPad mini with Retina display

Sometimes it's the little things -- like the Retina iPad mini itself -- that matter the most.

AMD's 2014 mobile roadmap is built around low power, security logic

If you're interested in buying an AMD-based notebook or tablet in 2014, you'll need to know three code names: Kaveri, plus the new Beema and Mullins chips.

Apple stealthily begins taking orders for iPad mini with Retina display

In a surprise move, Apple began selling its new iPad mini model on Tuesday, previously promised as coming "later in November," with estimated ship times of five to 10 days.

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Google wants tattoos to act as smartphone microphones

Such a tattoo could include an embedded microphone as well as a transceiver for enabling wireless communications with a nearby smartphone.

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iPad Air bursts into flames in Australia store

Apple is investigating what caused an iPad Air to explode in an Australian Vodafone store, prompting a store evacuation.

on macworld.com

Tested: Surface Pro 2's battery update (might) let you squeeze in one more 'Shark Tank'

Microsoft has released a firmware update to boost the Surface Pro 2's endurance, but the improvements vary greatly depending on what you're doing.

Panasonic's gigantic 4K tablet will make your wallet weep in January

Panasonic's 4K tablet has a stunning screen, a stunning price tag, and finally, a firm release window.