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LTE Surface 2 coming in 2014, but Microsoft stays mum on a Surface mini

Painting a Surface tablet as a productivity devices should mean that an entertainment-focused Surface is coming down the pipe, right? Well, one version is -- a Surface with integrated LTE.

Dump unwanted tech items for Lenovo gift card in new trade-in program

Lenovo teams with NextWorth.com to offer Lenovo gift cards to those who trade in any gently used tech via the trade-in site.

Microsoft's Surface 2 tablet follows faithfully in the footsteps of failure

Yes, the Surface 2 is a truly impressive hardware specimen. But as always, it's what's inside that counts.

Microsoft tries again with new Surface tablets

The Surface Pro 2 will run Windows 8.1 on Intel's Haswell processors. Aimed at power users and professionals it will cost $899.

Microsoft covers every base with 8 new Surface accessories

From battery boosts to portable productivity to, um, music mixing, the slew of new Surface accessories covers most everyone's needs.

Microsoft pumps up Surface tablets with faster chips, longer battery life

Microsoft announced its next-generation Surface 2 tablet at an event in New York City and promised improvements in both power and battery life.

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.