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Skype for Android updated to version 4.4, brings redesigned tablet user interface

Skype for Android updated to version 4.4, brings redesigned tablet user interface

Following the version 4.0 update that rolled out early in July, Skype has rolled out another big update for its Android app, bringing it to version 4.4. With the latest update, Skype for Android brings a redesigned user interface for tablet users, something Skype says is also available for those using its client on the Kindle Fire HD and the Kindle Fire HDX.

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Archos Platinum tablets unveiled with A9 quad-core processors and IPS displays

Archos Platinum tablets unveiled with A9 quad-core processors and IPS displays

Archos has taken the wraps off a trio of new tablets, the Archos 97b Platinum HD, 101 Platinum, and 80b Platinum. All three tablets are equipped with A9 1.6GHz quad-core processors, 2GB of RAM, and IPS displays. All three are currently slated to hit shelves this month, though a specific date and price tags haven't been provided yet.

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AT&T partners with Fon to boost international WiFi hotspot availability

AT&T partners with Fon to boost international WiFi hotspot availability

Soon after finalizing an acquisition that will help boost its 4G LTE coverage, AT&T has partnered with Fon to offer a slew of new international wireless hotspots for it subscribers who are traveling overseas. Says the carrier, this deal gives its users access to "hundreds of thousands" of wireless Internet hotspots, while Fon members in turn will be given access to AT&T's network of WiFi hotspots located in the United States.

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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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