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Apple SIM has great potential, but widespread changes will take time

Apple SIM lets iPad users choose between data plans from different operators just by touching the screen


Google's ambitious broadband plans include testing wireless technology

If Google feels a combination of wired and wireless broadband at gigabit speeds is feasible, it will put pressure on competitors to follow suit

Tablet sales growth slows dramatically

Gartner and IDC have dramatically lowered their tablet shipment and sales estimates for 2014 and coming years.

Google's Nexus 9 tablet, Nexus 6 'phablet' first with Android 5.0

The devices can be ordered on Oct. 17, and will start shipping on Nov. 3

Whoops! Apple leaks iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 details ahead of Thursday's event

One new feature is revealed: use of the iPhone's Touch ID fingerprint sensor

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Review: Parse delivers on mobile apps, but not for business

Facebook's MBaaS shines for consumer mobile applications, but misses some must-haves for business apps

Cheap Windows 8.1 tablets flood the market

Seven-inch Windows 8.1 tablets are available in Hong Kong for $65, with steep discounts on other cheap Win 8.1 tablets

New rules aim to prevent IoT devices from taking down mobile networks

Carriers are scared that sloppily written apps and chatty devices will overload their networks with signaling traffic

Video: Samsung's 5x bump in mobile data speed

The company hopes the jump in speed will help catapult smartphone sales as well

Samsung's futuristic Wi-Fi tech is 5 times faster than today's wireless networks

Samsung's developing new Wi-Fi tech that can transfer a 1GB file between devices in under 3 seconds

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Ceylon 1.1.0 lands, with Java and Android hooks to come

Ceylon 1.1 features performance upgrades and OSGi backing, but developers are looking toward major improvements for the next release

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Jony Ive talks about what he learned from Steve Jobs

Apple's design chief also opened up about Apple’s design team and what it was like to work on Apple Watch and iPhone

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Apple will webcast Oct. 16 iPad event

The broadcast, available on iOS, Macs, and Apple TV, is expected to introduce new iPad, launch OS X Yosemite, and perhaps tout refreshed Macs

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Microsoft feels the need to pledge Surface Pro is 'here to stay'

Microsoft today promised that it's committed to the Surface Pro is-it-a-tablet-no-it's-a-notebook line, saying "We are here to stay."

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Apple's Oct. 16 iPad event suffers from low expectations

Apple will host a news conference Oct. 16 on its Cupertino, Calif. campus, where analysts expect it to unveil new iPad tablets.

Google asks Supreme Court to decide Android copyright case

If Supreme Court weighs in on the extent to which APIs can be protected by copyright, it could have a big impact on developers' ability to innovate in software

Google stays mum on Android L, but buzz grows

All signs point to the imminent arrival of the groundbreaking upgrade, but one beta user sees looming fragmentation issues

AT&T to pay $105 million to settle mobile-phone cramming charges

The FTC, FCC, and state attorneys general accuse the company of making millions of dollars from unwanted third-party charges

Salesforce launches 'reimagined' customer-service, sales software

Service Clould1 shows Salesforce grappling with users' desire for mobile-first apps and multi-channel support

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