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The Huawei MateBook is Windows 10’s iPad Pro killer: Hands-on

The Huawei MateBook is Windows 10’s iPad Pro killer: Hands-on

Windows 10 tablets with detachable keyboards are clearly A Thing here at Mobile World Congress this week, with Huawei revealing its MateBook PC. Aiming, so the Chinese company promises, to bring about the age of Business 3.0, the super-sleek 12-inch tablet sets the iPad Pro in its sights, but for those who want full Windows app support.

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Alcatel’s PLUS 10 Windows 10 tablet packs a 4G keyboard

Alcatel’s PLUS 10 Windows 10 tablet packs a 4G keyboard

Alcatel may be particularly pleased with its Idol 4S smartphone at MWC 2016 this week, with packaging that doubles as a VR headset, but it also brought along a convertible Windows 10 tablet. The Alcatel PLUS 10 is a combination tablet and laptop, the company's first 2-in-1 to run Microsoft's latest OS, and one of a rare breed of such models with integrated 4G.

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ASUS ZenPad M gives IT admins a tool to lock down tablets

ASUS ZenPad M gives IT admins a tool to lock down tablets

It's not uncommon these days for businesses to have their workers user mobile devices, mostly Android tablets or iPads, but these aren't always customized, let alone protected, for work. That is why we have things like Android for Work, Samsung KNOX, and BlackBerry's Android enterprise apps to ensure security. Controlling those devices, however, is another story. ASUS is giving its own spin on Android for the enterprise, debuting the new ZenPad M tablets for professionals. The real highlight, however, aren't the tablets but the ADAM software.

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NexDock wants to turn smartphones, tablets into laptops

NexDock wants to turn smartphones, tablets into laptops

Smartphones and tablets these days, especially the high-end ones, are almost capable of doing anything our computers can, save for a few quirks of the OS and apps they run. But their real limitation isn't exactly the software but the form they come in. Smartphones are great to use on one hand but are terrible with larger content and input. Tablets have a bigger screen space but keyboard input leaves a lot to be desired. Accessories that address these do exist, but in separate pieces. Enter NexDock, practically a portable display attached to a keyboard masquerading and acting as a laptop, with your smartphone or tablet as the brain.

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Archos announces new Oxygen mobile line up

Archos announces new Oxygen mobile line up

With MWC 2016 fast approaching, some companies are busy preparing their big reveals. Some, however, are very early birds, getting things out of the way quickly. Days before the congress, French OEM Archos is unveiling its latest roster of mobile devices for its "high end" Oxygen brand. Of course, given Archos' specialty, high end here means decent wallet friendly Android smartphones and tablets. That said, the three new Marshmallow-powered Oxygen tablets and the Lollipop-toting 50d Oxygen smartphone could still give other mid-range devices a run for their money.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 leaked, no S Pen in sight

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 leaked, no S Pen in sight

Samsung has more or less consolidated its Android tablets along specific lines. The Galaxy Tab A was, more or less, designed with productivity in mind, with a model that even had an S Pen stylus. It has been a while since Samsung expanded that line but it might soon do so. A small leak has revealed that a 7.0-inch variant might be coming soon. Unsurprisingly named the Galaxy Tab A 7.0, this tablet still bears the hallmarks of a mid-range slate. This time, however, it seems that there might not be an S Pen hiding inside.

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Huawei teases stylus-enabled “Matebook” for MWC 2016

Huawei teases stylus-enabled “Matebook” for MWC 2016

With just a few days left before MWC 2016 formally starts, companies are starting to line up their ducks to make sure they get maximum media and public attention. Samsung probably doesn't need to lift it's finger too much in this regard. LG has even already pre-announced some of the devices it will have on the side. Lenovo, via its India outfit, has teased what seems to be a speaker-centric, non-Moto smartphone. Now Huawei's own CEO is jumping in, teasing a stylus-equipped, business-oriented device that could be rumored dual booting Matebook laptop hybrid.

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The iPhone 5se release date may have just leaked

The iPhone 5se release date may have just leaked

The iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 could go on sale on Friday, March 18, sources claim, with the 4-inch smartphone and updated tablet speeding to shelves only days after their big unveil. The new iOS devices are expected to be revealed at an Apple event in mid-March, or so the rumor mill would have it, but unlike some previous announcements there won't be a long wait before eager shoppers can actually go out and buy them.

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Possible Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 sighted, might debut at MWC 2016

Possible Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 sighted, might debut at MWC 2016

Unlike with the first Galaxy Tab S, Samsung hasn't been marketing the Galaxy Tab S2 as much, which is strange considering the line is supposedly its flagship Android tablet family. Perhaps its due to a worldwide somewhat negative attitude towards tablets in general. So it is somewhat not a surprise that a Galaxy Tab S3 isn't making a big splash in Samsung's rumor mill either. It might have even entered our radars if not for a sighting, coupled with some deduction, on GFXBench, hinting at its existence.

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WhatsApp Update: here’s what (emoji) you’re getting

WhatsApp Update: here’s what (emoji) you’re getting

This morning the updates began to arrive for WhatsApp, bringing on - amongst other bits and pieces - a whole new collection of emoji. this new version 2.12.441 allows users to roll with a tabbed collection of what you'll otherwise have been getting in iOS 9.1, but... you know... here on Android. This update to WhatsApp will only be showing these new emoji to users who also have the same last couple of versions of the app, so you might want to hold back on the delivery just yet.

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Windows tablets rose 11% in 2015 at Apple’s expense

Windows tablets rose 11% in 2015 at Apple’s expense

The tablet market had it hard in 2015, with shipments having sunk even further than the previous year. Almost all analysts seem to agree to that. What some of the most popular ones don't seem to see eye to eye is who among those tablet vendors actually won in the market last year, at least relatively speaking. We've seen IDC's analysis of how the large iPad Pro helped put Apple above the crowd. Strategy Analytics, however, paints a slightly different picture. Sure, Apple has the bigger numbers, but Windows tablets are the ones that actually saw the most, in fact only, growth.

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Google reverses Android ad-blocker decision

Google reverses Android ad-blocker decision

Just last week, Google seemed to declare war on mobile ad-blockers on the Google Play app store. It all started when they blocked Adblock Fast from the store. The most bizarre part of the story was Google's vague reasoning behind their decision, which was that it violated Section 4.4 of the Developer Distribution Agreement. Well, now they appear to have reversed course.

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