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Long replacement cycle drags down iPad sales

Apple announced it sold 13.3 million iPads in the second quarter, a year-over-year drop of 9%, the second straight quarter of declining numbers, and blamed a slowdown in developed markets.

World's thinnest nanowires may lead to foldable tablets, smartphones

A researcher at Vanderbilt University has created a way to build nanowires just three atoms wide that could eventually lead to paper-thin, flexible tablets and smartphones.

Microsoft teases touch-first Office for Windows

Microsoft teased a touch-first Office for Windows 8.1, but contrary to many experts' expectations, previewed only one app and declined to define a release window.

Confused over what tablet to buy? Join the crowd

Tablet sales are slowing, forcing sellers and potential buyers alike to confront confusion over which device to buy.

Microsoft's new lower-priced Office 365 is 'obvious preface' for iPad suite

Microsoft's announcement today of a less expensive Office 365 subscription for consumers was the strongest hint yet that the company will soon offer an edition for Apple's iPad, an analyst said.

QuickPoll: What size tablet are you most likely to buy next?

There is no shortage of tablet options on the market, and consumers have their choice of size. Which size tablet most appeals to you?

Update: Microsoft pushes firmware fix to more Surface Pro 2 owners

Numerous owners of Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 tablet said that their devices had received the long-awaited firmware update meant to fix problems introduced by a faulty December update

AT&T expands smart car role

AT&T, making sure that auto makers don't get all the credit for the smart cars of the future, called attention to AT&T's wireless network that will connect cars to powerful apps, content and data on distant servers.

Microsoft support tells Surface Pro 2 owners firmware fix will ship Jan. 14

Microsoft support representatives have told Surface Pro 2 owners that a firmware update will be issued Jan. 14 to remedy multiple problems that cropped up after they installed a similar update a month ago.

Consumer tech spending will see small contraction in 2014

Lower average selling prices for millions of new smartphones and tablets will help keep the global market for technology in 2014 at 1% below the levels of last year, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.

'Phablets' are eating into the tablet market, IDC says

Large smartphones with 5-in. or larger displays -- often called phablets -- are eating into sales of smaller tablets with screens in the 7-in. range.

Google's Nexus lineup may not sell well, but still challenges Android makers

Google has been selling its Nexus series of smartphones and tablets for nearly four years. While the devices aren't big sellers, they are still challenging other Android makers.

QuickPoll: What tablet is at the top of your holiday wish list this year?

Three and a half years after the launch of the original Apple iPad, with so many tablets choices available, the personal devices have had to constantly boost their quality and features to stand out from the crowd. With so many great options, what tablet tops your wish list this holiday season?

Apple springs Retina iPad Mini on customers

Apple today sprung the Retina iPad Mini on customers, kicking off online sales of the smaller tablet that it introduced last month.

T-Mobile kicks off free tablet data of 200 MB per month

T-Mobile on Wednesday announced it will give away 200 MB of tablet data per month over its 4G LTE network to customers who sign up for a Mobile Internet account.

T-Mobile plans to shake up tablet data plans in Twitter event

T-Mobile's "Un-carrier" initiative to shake up the wireless industry continues Wednesday with a press event via Twitter related in some way to how tablets are sold and serviced.

The puzzling Lumia 2520 tablet: Will it disappear when Microsoft buys Nokia?

Nokia's launch today of its first Windows tablet, the Lumia 2520 running Windows RT 8.1, left observers wondering what would happen to the new tablet once Microsoft finalizes its $7.2 billion purchase of Nokia, probably next year.

Apple needs 22% of TV set market to stay on top

While the iPod, iPhone and MacBook catapulted Apple into the ranks of the Fortune 50, sales have leveled off somewhat and for the company to continue being a cash-generating machine, it will need new technologies -- a key one being an industry-changing flat-screen TV.

Tablets shipments to mushroom by 53% in 2013

Tablets shipments will soar ahead by 53% in 2013 as desktop and laptop shipments decline by 11%, research firm Gartner forecast on Monday.

Disney develops 'feel-around' touchscreens

Disney announced a new touch-screen technology prototype that offers users tactile sensations that mimic real surfaces.