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The Times tempts new subscribers with the offer of a £50 Nexus 7 tablet

The Times newspaper is using the Nexus 7 tablet to attract new readers to its digital edition, by offering the tablet for £50 provided an 18-month subscription package is taken out at the same time.

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is ready and waiting for the AT&T Galaxy S3

AT&T has released its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphones connected to its network. It's joined by several Canadian carriers too, leaving Verizon and U.S. Cellular customers to patiently continue waiting for news.

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Intel plans to increase efficiency on Ivy Bridge chip

Rumor has it that Intel is working on a way to cut the amount of power consumption on its Ivy Bridge chips, making them perfect for iPads and other tablets.

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Gmail for Android can finally swipe and pinch-to-zoom

Versions of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and higher will be getting an update that brings new features to its Gmail app, the company revealed on Monday.

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Nokia named as top Windows Phone maker, Lumia 920 beats Windows Phone 8X

A new study has shown that Nokia owns most of the Windows Phone market share, with its Lumia 920 device proving to be the most popular Windows Phone 8 smartphone.

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Facebook rumored to be interested in buying WhatsApp – but does WhatsApp want to be bought?

Facebook may be acquiring WhatsApp, one of the largest mobile apps on the market. WhatsApp has softly denied that deal, but that doesn't mean the social networking isn't done shopping for another mobile heavyweight to pocket.

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Norwegian fox snatches smartphone, sends text message

Your parents might not know how to text, but that doesn't mean your pet can't. A fox has reportedly stolen a smartphone, answered a call, and allegedly sent text messages.

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Texting turns 20 today, and it’s still kicking

Text messaging turns 20 today. We go over the history and future of everyone's favorite messaging standard.

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Adblock Plus moves to Android, but will it hurt the app economy?

AdBlock Plus is making the jump from browser plug-in to Android app. Do we need to block mobile ads, or is this bad news for users and app developers?

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Apple to meet its target, will sell the iPhone 5 in more than 100 countries by December 21

Apple will add more than 50 countries to the list where the iPhone 5 is available over the coming weeks, meaning despite a rocky start, it will surpass its own target of offering the phone for sale in more than 100 countries by the end of the year.

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The digital newspaper that didn’t: The Daily shuts down

Once, The Daily was viewed as a potential savior of the newspaper publishing industry, but now, less than two years after its launch, its virtual presses will stop printing on December 15.

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Three new Surface tablets in development at Microsoft, according to rumor

A new rumor links Microsoft with the production of the Surface RT 2 and the Surface Pro2 tablets, plus a new model named the Surface Book, all potentially being prepared for a late 2013 launch.

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Nokia to 55-piece orchestra: ‘Can you record some new ringtones for us, please?’

When the conductor of the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra got a call from Nokia asking if his musicians could record some ringtones, he likely responded with words to the effect of "Eh?"

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Bad news for HTC fans: 8S canned for the U.S. and One VX is delayed

News on the arrival of two as-yet unreleased HTC phones has come out this week, the first being the HTC 8S Windows Phone and the second, the AT&T-bound HTC One VX.

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7 shopping apps to save time, money, and score the perfect gift

Buying gifts for your loved ones is never easy, but we're here to help. These shopping apps make it easier to find gifts, save money, and save time during the holiday rush.

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