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iPad Pro ad says it is big, enough to kill the PC says Cook

We've heard the phrase "post-PC era" thrown around more than a few hundred times before, but that era might have finally dawned on us. Starting November 11, that is. At least depending on how much prophetic vision you ascribe to Apple CEO Tim Cook. In an interview with the Telegraph, the chief executive was quite frank with his vision for the iPad Pro. "Why would you buy a PC anymore", he asks, not so subtly pointing out that Apple's largest tablet is off to off the PC.

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Panasonic Toughbook 20 is world’s first rugged, detachable 2-in-1

There are Windows 2-in-1 PCs that morph between tablet and laptop for configurability and there are Windows tablets or laptops that can stand the test of time, the elements, and work hazards. Wouldn't be nice if you could have the best of both worlds at work? Good thing Panasonic thinks so, too. That's why one of world's leaders in rugged computing devices has produced the Toughbook 20, touted to be the world's first detachable 2-in-1 tablet/laptop hybrid that also happens to be tough as nails.

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Apple iPad Pro begins online sales November 11, in stores later this week

Following its big debut in September, the question on everyone's mind about the new iPad Pro has been when it will go on sale. Well, Apple has answered that for us today, and the wait will be a short one. Online orders for the 12.9-inch tablet will begin this Wednesday, November 11th. The company adds that the device will be arriving in stores later in the week, without specifying an exact date, however, by Friday seems like a safe assumption.

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Samsung Galaxy View now in the US, whether you like it or not

There was a time when Samsung's portfolio was punctuated by rather unconventional devices. A smartphone with a built-in projector, a 7-inch tablet that can make phone calls, and even a smartphone with a stylus. Although it has mostly settled on a few tried and tested designs, it seems to be trying to shake things up again by just a wee bit. The Galaxy View isn't any tablet you've seen. In fact, it might not be a tablet at all. Whether you buy into the spiel or not doesn't matter. Samsung has just brought the device to the US for real.

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Verizon’s new Ellipsis tablet was made for kids

Although not as popular as some of the top brands in the tablet market, Verizon has regularly put out its own brand of slates aimed at budget conscious customers. Now it's bringing its Ellipsis brand to its youngest demographic yet. Joining the announcement of the new GizmoPal 2 and GizmoGadget from LG, Verizon is revealing the Ellipsis Kids tablet. The name says it all, delivering an Android tablet that's designed both inside and out for kids, with age-appropriate content, colorful rugged bumpers, and, of course, parental controls.

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Microsoft Surface Book teardown by iFixit gets lowest repairability score

Microsoft's latest flagship device, the Surface Book laptop/tablet hybrid, has just been subjected to the iFixit teardown process. The repair experts clearly detail the device's interesting internal components and the unique layout, but they also reveal why the Surface Book is nearly impossible to repair, and should never be attempted by a user. In the end it was given a repairability score of 1 out of 10, just about the lowest there is.

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Google says there’s “no plan to phase out Chrome OS”

Last week we spoke about when and where it'll make sense for Google to create a wave of Android notebooks. The rumors were that Chrome OS was eventually going to be folded in to Android, and that Chrome OS would no longer exist - sort of. Today Google has taken to their own Google Chrome Blog to say that there's no such plan at the moment. "there’s been some confusion," said Hiroshi Lockheimer, SVP Android, Chrome OS and Chromecast, "about the future of Chrome OS and Chromebooks based on speculation that Chrome OS will be folded into Android."

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5 reasons to hold off until Surface Book version 2

Around the water cooler, this author is somewhat known for being a fan of Microsoft's Surface Pro, especially since the Surface Pro 3. By then, the advantages far outweighed the drawbacks, which have also become more bearable than in previous iterations. And you could tell that Microsoft has near perfected the design language it wanted. So when it unveiled the Surface Book to much surprise and fanfare, interest and excitement naturally welled up. But after our own up close and personal encounter with one of Microsoft's finest hardware yet, the verdict sadly tips on the "skip for now" side. Here's why.

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iPad Pro reported to go on sale November 11

If you've been astounded by Apple's largest tablet ever and have been eagerly holding on to your cash reserves for the fated day, you might just be in luck. In little over than a week, Apple will be opening up sales of the iPad Pro and its Pencil companion. At least, that's what insider sources are saying. By November 11, the iPad which has got everyone talking, both in a good and a bad way, will be available in both online stores as well as retail outlets, finally giving the world a chance to rate the tablet up close and personal.

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Adobe Photoshop Fix, Mix updated with iPad Pro support, iOS 9 multitasking

Adobe today released updates to its iOS versions of image-editing software Photoshop. Both Photoshop Fix and Photoshop Mix can now take advantage of iOS 9's new multitasking feature. But what's also surprising is that both updates introduce support for the iPad Pro, Apple's upcoming larger-sized tablet. While it's assumed the iPad Pro will see release sometime next month, there's still no confirmed date yet.

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