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Things just got real. The start of the new school year is less than a week away, so it’s high time you stopped daydreaming about the good old early days of summer. But September 4 doesn’t have to be a time of grief and sorrow. Not entirely. You might as well embrace the beginning of the rest of your life, and make the most of it. And what better way than loading up on sizzling hot Android gear to ensure you’ll stand out from the crowd once that first bell rings? Already stacked on tablets, convertibles, laptops and/or multi-purpose...

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...

The timing may seem a bit off (actually, way off), with all the Moto 360s, second-gen LG G Watches, third-gen Sony SmartWatches and rookie Asus Android Wear efforts around the corner. But you know how things go in the tech world, and particularly in a niche as hot as the wearable sector. There’s always something better, cooler, stronger on the horizon, and if you keep holding off for “the next big thing”, you’ll end up constantly on the lookout and never satisfied. Besides, in a way, the timing is ideal to round up the best existing...

  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...

The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 was Samsung’s – and the world’s – first 12-inch Android tablet, and it carried a suitably high price tag that put it out of reach of most folks. Well, for anyone happy with a refurbished device, the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is rather affordable right now thanks to an eBay deal – the 12-inch slate can be bought for only $429.99, and shipped anywhere in the US for free. ...

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...

As was seen yesterday in leaked screenshots, T-Mobile’s Device Unlock app is now live in Google Play. If you haven’t seen the previous leaks of the app, it allows you to either permanently unlock your device or unlock it for 30 days if you intend to travel outside of the United States. For now though, the app only works on the Samsung Galaxy Avant, but that will probably be fixed in a future update. In order to be eligible for the permanent unlock, you will presumably have to have paid off the entire price of your smartphone...

Sorry to break it to you, kids, but summer is nearly finished and the start of the new school year is upon us. And sorry to be the bearer of bad news, parents, however like it or not, your monthly spending budget will skyrocket in the coming weeks. Tuition fees aside, you have textbooks to take care of, new, hip clothes for your offspring to show off his or hers unique fashion style, plus the ultimate marker of the continuous 21st century education advances: gadgets. Whether we’re talking smartphones, tablets or laptops (or something...