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Apple patent app details location-based iPhone functions

Apple patent app details location-based iPhone functions

A new Apple patent application has surfaced at the USPTO detailing a location-based system that will alter how a device functions at any given time. As an example, an iPhone's access level will be tweaked based on where the user is currently at, requiring a stronger form of authorization when in public rather than at home.

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Gear Essentials For Your Holiday Weekend

Gear Essentials For Your Holiday Weekend

The height of summer is upon us, and with it comes our favorite activity: vacation. Whether you're taking a long weekend this Independence Day or prepping for a two-week getaway along the California coast, making sure you have the right gear will go a long way towards ensuring your trip goes smoothly.

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Lenovo ThinkPad 10 Review

Lenovo ThinkPad 10 Review

Lenovo is back with another Windows tablet similar to its ThinkPad 8, the aptly-named ThinkPad 10. With this tablet comes a QuickShot cover and screen just as beautiful as its smaller sibling, as well as a couple docking stations, one with and one without a keyboard. To see how the slate and its accessories hold up in everyday usage, read our full SlashGear review.

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#VerizonOutage drags on: billing system is down

#VerizonOutage drags on: billing system is down

If you have a Verizon phone, you might be one of many who have noticed that something is up: the billing system is down. Such has caused hassle amongst many new and established subscribers, with the collateral damage including an inability to activate a handset.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 destined for Verizon on June 26

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 destined for Verizon on June 26

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 tablet will be available from Verizon this coming Thursday, June 26. Users will be able to get the slate for different price points depending whether a plan is selected or it is bought outright. We've got all the details for you after the jump.

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Xplore Bobcat rugged tablet takes on Panasonic’s Toughpad

Xplore Bobcat rugged tablet takes on Panasonic’s Toughpad

Xplore has introduced a new tablet that goes toe-to-toe with Panasonic's Toughpad. The Xplore Bobcat is a rugged tablet running Windows 8.1 Pro (Windows 7 is also an option). With the slate comes a body designed to handle a fair amount of abuse, and a design that matches its inherent ruggedness.

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Surface Pro 3 iFixit teardown: DIYers beware

Surface Pro 3 iFixit teardown: DIYers beware

The folks at iFixit have taken to Microsoft's latest slate, the Surface Pro 3, to see how it fares for those who dare go the DIY route. As with its brethren, the tablet proves difficult to deal with -- the display glass ended up broken by Stage 6.

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Point of View tablets arrive with Windows, quad-core processors

Point of View tablets arrive with Windows, quad-core processors

Point of View has rolled out some new Windows 8.1 tablets, all of them featuring quad-core processors. That aside, the tablets come with various specs and display sizes, targeting users of different varieties with different needs.

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Acer Aspire Switch 10 review: 2-in-1 utility with a tablet price tag

Acer Aspire Switch 10 review: 2-in-1 utility with a tablet price tag

The 2-in-1 isn’t a new platform, but it is a questionable one. Do you need a computer that snaps off into a tablet? The genre has its use cases, and Acer hopes to make a strong entry into the forum with their Aspire 10, a tablet-cum-computer offering that strikes a balance. With a 10-inch screen, the Aspire Switch 10 is an appropriately sized tablet, but does it work as a laptop, too?

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S WiFi models arrive in US June 27

Samsung Galaxy Tab S WiFi models arrive in US June 27

Samsung's newly announced Galaxy Tab S tablets will hit shelves next week, bringing consumers access to the WiFi-only version of the slates. The carrier versions, as originally announced, won't be available until later on this year, giving an option for LTE connectivity.

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Oyster ebook service (finally) arrives on Android

Oyster ebook service (finally) arrives on Android

Remember the "Netflix of books" that launched last autumn? Oyster was originally only available for the iPhone, eventually also becoming available for the iPad, and though we knew that Android would eventually arrive, the time frame for such a launch was anybody's guess. That waiting came to an end this week.

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Lenovo TAB A8 Review

Lenovo TAB A8 Review

Lenovo has added some new tablets to its roster, among them being the 8-inch Lenovo TAB A8. This tablet is a mixture of goodies -- it is thin and light, and boasts an astounding battery life (hint: I gave up on waiting for the battery to deplete in standby after day 19). Though the specs are in the range needed to make the TAB A8 a relatively budget-friendly slate, it doesn't feel like a mid-range tablet. How does it hold up when put to use, though? Read our full SlashGear review to find out.

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