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The clock is ticking, time has almost run out on your Christmas shopping, but not just yet. The big online retailers, most notably Amazon, still give their word you’ll pull off looking like a hero again in the eleventh hour, and as long as you put your orders in by Sunday, you should be totally safe. Since it’s decision time, and every second counts, you need clear eyes, full hearts and a clear mind to pick the absolute best gadgets for the wife, kids, parents and that uncle you only catch up with every Turkey Day and X-mas. Sticking...

Discounts are in the air, our bargain-loving, Android-cherishing friends. Can you feel’ em? Sure you can, after all, we’ve already given you the scoop on Black Friday 2014 deals from a dozen recognized, reliable, respectable online and offline retailers. With only 48 hours or so to go until Thanksgiving, and less than 72 before the busiest shopping day of the year, it’s time to tie up some loose ends, and wrap up those wish lists. Remember, a slew of electronics merchants have turned the Black Friday buildup into a bona fide Black...

There are always apps that will notify you that something is happening on multiple devices, even when you’re just using one at the time. But soon Skype will not be on that list. Skype has announced a new feature for their app they call “active endpoint” which will contain chat notifications to only the device you’re currently using, rather than every device you have that has Skype installed. So if you’re on your phone, your tablet and computer will not show notifications. From Skype’s blog: “If...

  If you’re a T-Mobile customer who has a lot of users on their account, this news should excite you. Starting now, you can have up to 10 different lines on your account, up from the previous maximum of 5. This is a great change for users who have large families or friends who have the same bill, but don’t want to be on Sprint (who has their own Framily 10 line plans). However, you can only create up to six lines on the T-Mobile website. If you want more than 6 lines, you need to either go to your local T-Mobile store...

They said Android is limited. Impractical to use on a larger than 10-inch screen. Worthless with physical keyboards, and utterly inoperable on “full-on” computing machines. They scoffed at the idea of mainstream Android laptops, which was filed under megalomaniac fantasies from overly imaginative, reality-disconnected nerds. Well, we showed them. And by we, I mean a handful of visionaries that left no obstacle get in the way of unlocking Android’s true potential. Sure, Google’s “mobile” OS is still light-years away from becoming...

I remember it as if it were yesterday. Perhaps anticipating the imminent fall of netbooks, Google envisioned a different type of inexpensive, compact laptops called Chromebooks in 2011. Highly reliant on the web, these would be initially berated and laughed out of the then competitive PC stage. But it’s not like Big G to give up a fight so easily, and despite the continuous dip in popularity of traditional computers and the rise of the tablet, Chromebooks stuck around, to the utter dismay of the class’ many critics. Acer and Samsung,...

Just two days to go, and our best lead for a possible Google I/O 2014 headliner is crushed. Sure, the HTC Nexus 9 rumor that cropped up over the weekend could still be phony. At least in part. Namely, the part about the hottest Nexus tablet to date rolling out “sometime in Q4” rather than hot on I/O’s heels. But given the magnitude of the information spill, how all previous hints seemed to be leading up to this, and especially Android Police’s spotless reputation, it’s really implausible they goofed the ETA so horribly. Bottom...

We have previously heard rumors of an Android-based laptop that’s going to be developed by HP. Now it looks like this device is now official as the company announced the HP Slatebook which is expected to hit the market this coming July. What’s unique about this laptop is that it will run on Android 4.3 and uses a Tegra 4 processor. The HP Slatebook is just one of the several laptop models that the company announced will be coming soon. Mike Nash, vice president, Product Management, Consumer Personal Systems over at HP said that, “Customers...