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    Samsung, like with its smartphones, has successfully saturated the tablet market with various models and brands that cover a wide array of sizes, specifications, price points, and unique features. The latest of those tablets is the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. Oddly enough, the Tab 3 10.1 is strikingly similar to the Tab 2 10.1, on paper. The only major difference is the use of an Intel Atom processor and an ever-so-slightly smaller battery. The 16GB model retails for $399. Unsurprisingly, Samsung also offers another 10-inch tablet in the same price range, although it's sold directly by Google – ...

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    "Please turn off and stow all electronic devices." If you fly regularly in the U.S., those words are likened to nails on a chalkboard for you. During takeoff, landing, taxiing, and while below 10,000 feet, the use of any and all personal electronics is banned in the U.S. And there has been an increasing amount of controversy surrounding the issue for years now. The FAA has been immense pressure to allow use of some electronic devices, such as e-readers or MP3, players, during the duration of the flight – even during takeoff and landing. The current regulations have remained virtually ...

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    We've just peeled our eyeballs off the live-stream of the Samsung Premiere event in London, where our own Anton D. Nagy is still busily shooting hands-on video of some of the products announced by the company today. Samsung gave us a mix of Android and Windows news at the unveiling, giving us a deeper look into the Galaxy S 4 Active and Galaxy S 4 Zoom on the Google side, and the ATIV Tab 3 and a host of notebooks and home computers on the Microsoft front. What really captured our imagination, though, in between droll one-liners from the MC and wide crane shots of the oversized stage, was ...

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    Cheap Android tablets are expected at a price point as low as $99. A recent report speculates that such budget slates might land towards the third quarter of the year. The claim is based on the fact that manufacturers are now apparently competing in the price department. ASUS recently announced its MeMo Pad HD 7 slate which goes for as low as $129 (for the 8GB storage version). The report claims that such move might force other OEMs to lower the price of future Android tablets. $99 is expected to be the target threshold. With first-tier brand vendors fighting to lower the price, ...

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    Beautiful Android tablet apps were mostly non-existent for quite some time. Applications defaulted to the smartphone interface and were stretched to fit the extra display space. And because of the lack of adequate content, it made it difficult for many to recommend buying an Android tablet over, say, an iPad. Last year, however, Google made a push for better looking Android apps. The company introduced new design guidelines and updated its own apps, as well as the operating system with the Holo theme. Google also encouraged third-party developers to follow its lead. Sure, iOS may still ...

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    Smartphones, phablets, tablets. We all remember the days when smartphones had 2.3-inch screens; it all happened back in the day where QVGA was a big thing. Fast forward just five or six years and we're seeing 5-6-inch phones that have Full HD resolution. As phones got bigger and bigger, an interesting thing happened to tablets: they got smaller and smaller, starting from 10-9-inches as the preferred form factor for many today became the 7-inch tablet. With less than an inch or so between the smallest tablet and the largest phone, will the line disappear and will these two, otherwise ...

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    Windows RT was Microsoft's solution to everyone who was looking for the simplicity of a Tablet OS, without all the legacy baggage behind a full-powered desktop OS, but with the familiar look and feel of it. All great ideas at times when the iPad is eating into PC sales, and when most people don't really do much on a full-fledged computer anyway. Most of us thought it was the perfect computer for the mass market when it was announced, but as it turns out, the product has proven to fail due to the way it confuses customers, and specially when Windows 8 Pro can be had on a laptop for less ...

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    With so many devices launched between the fall of 2012 and Spring of 2013, we know many of you want to know what's worth your money, and what you should skip with no questions asked. Both 2012 and 2013 have been great years for mobile technology, but we have a feature called "Worst Gadgets Ever" for a reason. There's always a good deal of products that either end-up as vapor ware, some that suck on their own, and some which simply aren't worth your money when compared to other devices in the market. We thought we'd help you with the Top 5 devices that we would all skip out of everything ...

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    We all use our smartphones to snap pictures left and right. Whether we're capturing our family and other sentimental moments, unusual sights or … even what we're about to eat, not every picture turns out the way it should, or how you were expecting. Fortunately, post-processing applications are aplenty. In the Google Play Store, there are literally hundreds of photo editing apps – maybe even thousands. And sifting through them all can be quite difficult, especially if you don't know what you're looking for. Some only offer simply filters, others are rather complex with a significant ...

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    CES 2013 was crazy and boy do we have video to prove it! If you think it all goes right on the first take, you’d be surprised. Sure we could just get tongue-twisted, continue talking, and make our videos just like everybody else’s, but we strive to make each of our videos worthy of the time you invest in watching them. Sometimes we get it right the first time, sometimes after the third or second try, and some footage just misses the final cut completely because it was plain-out terrible! In our second episode of Pocketnow Bloopers we focus on some of our fun moments at CES 2013. Now it ...

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    Only seven billion remain following the Great Mayan Apocalypse of 2012, and three of them have joined forces in this new dystopian future-world to talk technology. Closing out 2012 is a tough endeavor, but thankfully the pre-holiday news explosion quickly gave way to a post-holiday news respite, and the resulting abbreviated topic list gives us a little breathing room at the tail end of this year. In this episode, we talk about the future of Windows RT tablets, the rumored Apple iOS-running smart watch, Motorola's mysterious "X" project, first impressions from a week with the Galaxy ...

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    Capping off a long stretch of misery and broken promises to devotees of its failed operating system, HP finally did right by webOS fans last week when it delivered Open webOS, the open-source version of the Palm-developed platform, just before its end-of-September deadline. Of course, it's not a mobile-friendly build that users can install on the TouchPads or Pre3s they might still have lying around; instead, it's a raw OS much in need of refinement before it can be made to work on a tablet or a smartphone. All that aside, it has in fact been delivered. That on-time delivery marks one of ...

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    Covering tech is a tricky business. Particularly when you have to repress residual fanboy tendencies in order to do your job. Allow me to explain. We've been in Berlin for a few days covering IFA, the annual consumer-electronics trade show where major brands make announcements and the media gets hands-on time with new products. This year's show hasn't been overwhelming, but it's given us the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note II, a new array of Sony Xperia products, and a bevy of Windows 8 tablets. Among those, Samsung, Acer, and Sony all brought out some Start-screen-packing hardware, ...

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    Picture this: you're lying in bed with your favorite tablet, catching up on the latest episode from the AMC series Hell On Wheels. You can substitute any TV show, movie, or YouTube series there, really, but Hell On Wheels is pretty amazing. Anyway, you're lying there, jaw agape at the realization that maybe the rapper Common can actually act, but you've got a problem. While the visuals are stunning on your 2012-edition iPad's Retina display, or passable on the lighter, slimmer Nexus 7's screen, you can't really hear anything. You reach to the volume toggle, hoping to avoid a repeat of ...

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    Well, it's good to know that our guessing instinct here at Pocketnow is still pretty sharp. On Tuesday, we posted a piece speculating on what Samsung might announce at today's event in New York City. We offered up three possibilities, all of which happened to feature "Galaxy Note" branding, and said our leading contender was the Galaxy Note 10.1. Not that it was the most difficult puzzle we've ever solved, but we nailed it: Wednesday morning's announcement saw Samsung's newest tablet announced for American consumption (and creation), with general availability kicking off tomorrow, August ...

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    We're here at the NYC launch event for the Galaxy Note 10.1, the newest in Samsung's Android tablet lineup. We've been able to spend a few minutes with some demo devices on the floor, and we've got a quick preview of the hardware and software setup for you to feast your eyes on. Click on the below video and let Michael Fisher taken you on a brief guided tour of Samsung's latest tablet offering. And make sure to stay tuned to Pocketnow in the coming days and weeks for more Galaxy Note 10.1 coverage!

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    When Google announced its widely anticipated Nexus 7 tablet in June, it promised a product that would provide "the best of the Google experience." Some of us weren't so sure the company could deliver, and I said as much in a piece written on the announcement date. In that piece, I wrote: "Does it give consumers a cost-effective way to break in to tablet ownership? Yes. Will it do what other midrange tablets do, and do it better? Probably. Will it sell very well? Almost certainly. But it’s not a terribly exciting product. It’s not a game-changer." I still believe most of that is true. ...

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    It's that time of the year quarter again. The sleeping-giant tablet market, having settled into relative peace following the release of the new iPad, was jostled recently by the gradual introduction of the unique ASUS Padfone into a few new markets. It settled back down pretty quickly, but was then slapped square in the face earlier this week by the reinvigorated Microsoft and its Surface tablet series. Now, before the dust has even begun to settle, Google is poised to shake up the space all over again with a rumored announcement of its Nexus tablet at I/O next week. I'm excited that the ...

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    Multiple user accounts have been offered by various platforms for a long time. My first exposure to the idea of distinct user profiles was on my family's Packard Bell computer running Windows 95. With five of us sharing the machine, multiple-account support was a blessing. There was no security to speak of -we all had administrator access, though none of us knew what that meant- but it gave us the illusion of privacy. At the very least, we could select our own wallpaper and arrange our desktop icons the way we wanted. The underlying nature of separate-account support has changed since ...

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    Evan Blass recently posted an article titled "Will The iPhone's Reign Ever End?" In it, he speculates on the future of the mobile landscape, trying to predict how, when, or if the iPhone will go the way of the RAZRs and N95s of the world. What will ultimately dethrone the reigning king of smartphones? It's a good question. Right across the mobile-device gap, in the tablet space, sits Apple's iPad. Just as the smartphone world offers up some close competition between the Android and iOS platforms, the battle also rages on in the tablet market. It's easy to forget how close that race is ...

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