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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? Two years in, how well is it working?

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Apple joins industry effort to eliminate passwords

Apple has joined a veritable who's who of tech vendors in the FIDO Alliance who see standardized, two-factor authentication as the way forward for device log-in.

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iPhone to Android: The ultimate switching guide

Ready to make the move from iOS to Android? Here's everything you need to successfully switch from an iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel or any other Android device.

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Android in 2020: Trends and predictions

Foldables, 5G, new Android phone options – watch as Computerworld blogger (and Android expert) JR Raphael joins IDG TECH(talk) hosts Ken Mingis and Juliet Beauchamp to discuss what we can expect for Android phones in 2020.

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Best Android phones 2019: What should you buy?

Looking for the best value in an Android phone, the best for photography, or the best at everything? We've tested them all and have our top picks right here.

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HTC launches a cheaper blockchain phone

HTC is now selling the Exodus 1s, a blockchain-enabled smartphone that can natively store Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and costs less than half the price of its predecessor.

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The evolution of Apple's iPhone

As the iPhone ages, it's important to look at how the now-iconic device has matured since its arrival in 2007.

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13 easy ways to cut back on data use in Android

Trimming back your Android data use can save you or your employer a bundle on your phone bill — and with little downside. So what are you waiting for?

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AI and your smartphone: How AI is transforming mobile apps

Computerworld’s Ken Mingis and Michael Simon from PCWorld and Macworld talk about how more mobile apps use artificial intelligence and how it improves features.

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Why recent smartphone ‘bad news’ is really good news

Smartphone shipments are in decline, Apple won’t let you change the battery and other great news.

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The 5 best smartphones for business in 2019

With flagship phones topping $1,000, IT departments need more affordable options that deliver quality, speed and security. Here are the best midrange smartphones for enterprise deployment today.

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Which iPhones, iPads support Apple's iOS 13 and iPadOS?

With the arrival this fall of iOS 13 and iPadOS, there's some bad news for those relying on iPhones that debuted in 2013 and 2014 and some of Apple's older iPads.

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Goodbye, tablets

Another form factor is about to bite the dust.

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Review: 4 wireless chargers for both smartphone and watch (one of which does earbuds, too)

These wireless chargers for Apple and Android devices offer the option of powering up your smartphone and smartwatch at the same time – though the features and prices differ significantly. And one can also charge earbuds.

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Wireless charging from A to Z: What you need to know

The mobile industry has been moving toward wireless charging for about a decade, but it wasn't until Apple came aboard that the choice in chargers really expanded. Soon the technology will enable even more power on the go.

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Start-up ships AirPower wireless charger alternative for ‘fanboys’

AirUnleashed claims to have achieved what Apple couldn't: a wireless charging pad that can simultaneously power up an iPhone, an Apple Watch and AirPods.

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Why you should stop using mobile data

Or, how to be smarter, healthier, happier and more successful and get a free smartphone every year.

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Foldable phones and 5G: Highlights from Mobile World Congress 2019 | TECH(talk)

This year's MWC was mainly about 5G networking. And foldable phones. In fact, it was the foldables that stole the show, according to PC World's Michael Simon. He and Computerworld Executive Editor Ken Mingis chew over both topics in...

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