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Android Device Manager gains remote locking functionality

Android Device Manager gains remote locking functionality

On August 2, Android Device Manager was introduced, allowing users of Google's mobile operating system to remotely locate their tablet or smartphone, as well as some other handy features like setting off a ringer so it can be found or wiping to keep data safe. Not quite two months later, remote locking has been added into the mix, allowing users to secure their device when it is misplaced.

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Nexus 7 with LTE resurfaces with AT&T SIM option, more regions

Nexus 7 with LTE resurfaces with AT&T SIM option, more regions

The LTE version of the latest Nexus 7 slate disappeared from the Google Play store yesterday, with it being listed as "Not for sale at this time." Following that earlier today was a tweet from Verizon stating that the tablet wasn't part of their lineup, not allowing it to be activated, and now it has reappeared in Google Play, this time with an AT&T SIM option.

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Nexus 7 with LTE no longer available through Google Play

Nexus 7 with LTE no longer available through Google Play

Back on September 9, the Nexus 7 with LTE support went up for sale on the Google Play Store, giving buyers an option for those who want a mobile data connection with their slate. Fast-forward one week, and the tablet is no longer available, with the Play Store simply reading a rather ambiguous: "This device is not for sale at this time."

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Android’s backup feature means Google knows most of the world’s WiFi passwords

Android’s backup feature means Google knows most of the world’s WiFi passwords

As shipment numbers have shown many times, vast quantities of the technology-using public own or have owned an Android smartphone or an Android tablet, and as such have used Google's operating system to log onto their own and likely other WiFi networks. What isn't so commonly known is that those WiFi passwords are stored by Google as part of its backup feature, giving Google the passwords to many of the world's wireless networks.

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Microsoft Stores offering iPad trade-in promotion with gift cards

Microsoft Stores offering iPad trade-in promotion with gift cards

For those considering swapping their iPad for a Windows 8 or RT flavored slate, Microsoft has launched a new limited-time trade-in promotion at its Microsoft Stores, accepting the Apple devices under certain conditions and offering in their place a gift card with a basic minimum rate, with some scoring higher values than others, device dependent.

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z: Kitchen Edition 10″ slate unveiled with chef-centric content

Sony Xperia Tablet Z: Kitchen Edition 10″ slate unveiled with chef-centric content

Sony has taken a bit of a surprise route with its Xperia Tablet Z, releasing a special edition for chefs and cooking enthusiasts called the Xperia Tablet Z: Kitchen Edition. Offering all the hardware particulars as its non-niche cousin, the Kitchen Edition is also loaded with a variety of content related to cooking, as well as some accessories.

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Tablet shipments to outpace total PC shipments in Q4 2013 says IDC

Tablet shipments to outpace total PC shipments in Q4 2013 says IDC

Research firm IDC has published first metrics for the worldwide smart connected device market. That market includes PCs, tablets, and smartphones. The overall market is expected to grow 27.8% in 2013 and that growth is predicted to be driven by tablet and smartphone shipments.

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ASUS Transformer Book T100 with Windows 8.1 and Bay Trail arriving in October

ASUS Transformer Book T100 with Windows 8.1 and Bay Trail arriving in October

ASUS plans to release a tablet hybrid next month running Intel's Atom Bay Trail processors, the ASUS Transformer Book T100 loaded with Windows 8.1. Earlier today, Intel revealed its plans for the Bay Trail processors, saying they were aiming them at Windows 8 and Android tablets and other similar devices.

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Nexus 7 with 4G LTE arrives in Google Play Store

Nexus 7 with 4G LTE arrives in Google Play Store

The latest iteration of the Nexus 7 tablet went up for sale in July, and a couple weeks later we saw hints that the LTE version of the tablet would be arriving soon. Now the availability of the Nexus 7 with 4G LTE from the Google Play Store has been announced, as well as its upcoming availability in T-Mobile stores.

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AT&T Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 with LTE now available

AT&T Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 with LTE now available

The LTE version of the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 -- similar to the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 we reviewed in July -- is now available from AT&T, bringing with it support for LTE networks, a 7-inch display, and a dual-core processor. Both two-year-contract and AT&T Next pricing options are being offered, with the latter allowing subscribers to spread the cost of the device across 20 months.

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Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus hands-on: aiming for your iPad

Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus hands-on: aiming for your iPad

First introduced in the middle of last month, Wacom has shown off its Intuos Creative Stylus for the iPad, a pen offering that aims to make drawing on the Apple slate feel more authentic and variable. The stylus is being offered in black and a blue/black design and is supported by a variety of known art apps, among them being Wacom's own Bamboo Paper.

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PayPal Android and iOS apps score major update with shop finder and redesign

PayPal Android and iOS apps score major update with shop finder and redesign

PayPal has rolled out a major update for both its Android and its iOS apps, bringing with the latest version a newly redesigned interface and some new features. Though multiple notable features have been added, perhaps the most important among them for users is the inclusion of "Shop," a tabbed section that details restaurants and stores that accept payments from the online service.

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