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Choose a Smartphone

The smarter way to choose a smartphone

Whether you're eyeing a Galaxy S10 or a Pixel or considering something else entirely, this unconventional approach will help you accurately assess a phone's actual worth.

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Mobile World Congress 2019: Where smartphone battles unfolded

Beyond the impressive new smartphone tech that we saw at Mobile World Congress, what does it all mean for the future of mainstream devices and average users?

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Why do new smartphones at MWC19 need so many cameras?

Why do new smartphones at MWC19 have so many cameras? Who needs that many? We love the advanced technology, but shouldn’t we also be aware of the invasion of online privacy? It’s time to on both smartphone advancement and privacy...

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What is Project Treble? The Android upgrade fix explained

Google's Project Treble promised to pave the way for faster Android upgrades — so what exactly is it? And how well is it working?

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Review: Samsung’s Galaxy S10+ is the right phone at the wrong time

Samsung’s flagship 4G phones, the Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+, are coming out at the dawn of the 5G era. Would business users be smarter to buy now or wait for a 5G-capable phone?

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When did smartphone upgrades become practical downgrades?

From folding phones to fingerprint flips and premature 5G excitation, almost every recent mobile tech advancement has one curious thing in common.

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Smartphone makers are pricing themselves out of the market

Makers of high-end smartphones are seeing declining sales as users who find them too expensive increasingly opt to keep their phones longer, according to a global smartphone sales report.

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Samsung Galaxy Fold: Innovation infatuation

Technological innovation is incredible — but when it comes to an actual purchasable product, there has to be a reason for the innovation to exist.

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Runaway wireless robocall crisis rapidly growing out of control

Today, one-third of all calls made to cellphones are robocalls. We battled this crisis once before and temporarily won. What’s the solution this time?

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All about Android upgrades (and why they're late) | TECH(talk)

The release of a new version of Android always causes a hopeful stir among users. So why does it take so long for device makers to roll them out?

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Anticipating supercapacitors for laptops, tablets and smartphones

Supercapacitors are also improving at an impressive rate and are increasingly being used in ever-wider markets – including (soon) our personal devices.

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Apple’s missing AirPower may be hurting wireless charging industry

While wireless charging is expected to take off during the next decade, Apple's failure to ship its AirPower device in 2018 could be having a chilling effect on the industry.

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Have we already reached 'peak smartphone'? | TECH(talk)

First it was Apple's earnings miss (because of slower-than-expected iPhone sales). Then other smartphone makers reported lackluster sales. One analyst calls the market a 'mess.' So what's going on – and what does it mean for...

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Enterprise mobile management: Where do we go from here?

Traditional mobile management is dead. There is a new era of device management coming, and you better get ready for it.

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It’s been the worst year ever for smartphone shipments. Here’s why

Smartphone shipments are down, and a lot of the decline has to do with high prices and growing consumer frustration. One expert calls today's smartphone market a 'mess.'

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Will the Motorola Razr comeback succeed?

Motorola is reviving the Razr smartphone. The rollout’s sure to be successful, but will it survive in the marketplace? That’s another question entirely…

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Microsoft declares the official end to its smartphone era

In the wake of the company's failed acquisition of Nokia's phone assets, Microsoft is reminding Windows 10 Mobile users that support ends this year – and they should move to iOS or Android devices.

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Why Apple iPhone sales are slowing

The iPhone and Android smartphone market is not going away, but its growth is slowing. Users are still happy, but investors are getting nervous. Here's why.

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Mingis on Tech: All about Google Fi

Google's foray into cellular networking, as an MVNO reselling wireless access, allows it to offer service that can undercut bigger rivals like AT&T and Verizon. Here's an explainer on what Google Fi is and does.

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Apple’s AirPower wireless charger may already be in production – and shipping soon

After missing its own 2018 deadline for shipping a multi-device wireless charger, industry speculation now has the AirPower charging pad on the assembly line and ready to ship soon.

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