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Google News and Weather: your next key Android app

Google News and Weather: your next key Android app

This week Google has updated the app known as "News & Weather." This app is built-in with newer Android devices and software builds, and requires that you have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or higher - that includes Jelly Bean, KitKat, and Honeycomb too. You’ll also need 2.3MB of space to install it.

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Windows 9 rumors: no desktop on tablets, interactive live tiles

Windows 9 rumors: no desktop on tablets, interactive live tiles

Although Microsoft won't be using IFA 2014 as a stage to announce it's next Windows version, alternately called Windows Threshold and Windows 9, it will be holding a separate press conference near the end of next month. That leaves us enough time to build a better picture of what the next Windows might become, though it seems it might be as controversial and divisive as ever, like this rumor about Microsoft completely doing away with the traditional desktop for "devices that don't need it".

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Does Surface Pro 3 have a Core i7 heat problem?

Does Surface Pro 3 have a Core i7 heat problem?

Reports of Microsoft's top-spec Surface Pro 3 tablet suffering heat problems have begun circulating, with some owners of the Core i7 models claiming to have experienced repeated problems. The complaints all focus on the fastest versions of the tablets that Microsoft offers, and include both fans running aggressively for much of the time, and even stability issues with the Surface Pro 3 shutting itself down for safety.

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Sony leaks Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, SmartWatch 3

Sony leaks Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, SmartWatch 3

We might have focused too much on Sony's upcoming smartphones, but it seems that the OEM is also preparing a new tablet for IFA 2014 next week. Earlier revealed in a user manual for a charging accessory, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact might have once again been accidentally leaked by Sony, this time together with what may be its next SmartWatch.

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HTC “Flounder”, possibly the Nexus 9, passes WiFi certification

HTC “Flounder”, possibly the Nexus 9, passes WiFi certification

The Android tablet fans have been waiting for may have just cleared WiFi certification. An HTC tablet, going by the codename “Flounder”, quietly passed through the WiFi certification board earlier this month. Though we don’t get a glimpse of what specs this one has under the screen, it tells us enough to make us believe even more your Nexus 10 replacement is an HTC device — and won’t have a 10-inch screen.

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