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Android 5.0 deep-dive review: Exploring Lollipop's many layers

Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop release brings major changes to the way the operating system looks and works. Here's a detailed tour of what's new and what it's like to use.

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SanDisk releases Lightning-enabled thumb drive for iPhone, iPad

SanDisk announced a new thumb drive with Lightning and USB 2.0 connectors and software that automatically downloads photos and videos from iPhone's 5 and up and iPads.

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Top workplace tablet in U.S. runs on Windows

U.S. companies use Windows tablets slightly more than iPads and Android tablets, according to a recent Harris poll of IT decision makers.

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Black Friday deals reveal deep iPad discounts

U.S. retailers plan to mark down Apple's iPad with steep discounts for this year's Black Friday sales.

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Xiaomi rises fast in China's tablet market, but Apple is still the top dog

Fast-rising smartphone maker Xiaomi has quickly become one of China's biggest tablet makers, too.


GE Capital's CTO sees the death of PCs, the rise of phablets

Even though the term "phablet" draws a lot of snarky comments, GE Capital CTO Eric Reed thinks they'll overtake PCs in a few years.

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Android tablet buying advice: Snatch up a Nexus 7 while you still can

The Nexus 9 delivers an awesome pure Google Android Lollipop experience -- but before you plunk down $400, there's another tablet you might want to consider.

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Office on iOS, Android is not free for everyone

Among all the headlines yesterday that touted Office as suddenly "free" after Microsoft announced changes to its mobile productivity apps, one thing was overlooked by many: For business, Office still costs money.

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Microsoft slates Windows' touch Office for mid-2015

Microsoft plans to release the touch-centric Office it has long planned to ship for Windows in mid-2015.

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Yoga 3 Pro review: Intel's Core M processor delivers for this hybrid laptop

Lenovo's versatile Yoga 3 Pro Windows tablet/laptop convertible offers a new low-power processor, many hours of battery life and a great display.

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Apple unveils new enterprise support plan

Four months after Apple and IBM announced a partnership to amalgamate IBM's big data and analytics capabilities with Apple's iPhone and iPad, Apple launched a new support offering for enterprises.

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Nexus 9 deep-dive review: Bigger, but not necessarily better

Google's new Nexus 9 tablet is a decent device that comes with Android's new Lollipop OS, but it may not live completely up to the hype.

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Dell to put depth-sensing 3D cameras in more Android, Windows devices

Dell will bring virtual reality to more Windows and Android devices next year, replacing 2D cameras with depth-sensing 3D cameras.

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iPad Air 2 review: A great tablet gets better

Apple's new iPad Air 2 tablet is thinner, lighter and faster than its predecessors, and now includes the Touch ID sensor and a load of other new features.

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Acer's PC convertible takes on 5 different shapes

Seeking to spice up its PC convertibles, Acer has come out with a device that can take on five different shapes with the help of a flexible kickstand and a detachable wireless keyboard.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop released -- download NOW (or not)

Well? Do ya, punk? Android 5.0 Lollipop is now released for select devices. You should be able to download it Real Soon Now. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers celebrate what us old-timers used to call a Gamma Test.

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Hands on: This is the brand new Gmail app for Android

Along with its Android 5.0 Lollipop release, Google is delivering a brand new and completely redesigned Gmail app for Android. Here's a quick first look.

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Hands on: This is the brand new Gmail app for Android

Google is delivering a brand new and completely redesigned Gmail app for Android.

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