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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mingis on Tech: Bent iPads and a bad quarter – Apple, WTF?

When some new iPad owners found their devices were bent, Apple acknowledged the issue and said, in essence, 'no problem.' More recently, the company said revenues would fall short of expectations. So what's going on?

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Q&A: Experian exec says biometrics won’t save you from mobile hacks

Experian's annual data breach forecast predicts that biometric hacking will continue to surge as more mobile devices use fingerprint scans and Face ID technology to protect corporate and consumer data. But there are ways to avoid...

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Sirin to launch its first blockchain-enabled smartphone

The Swiss-based company said the phone will not only act as a cold-storage crypto wallet, but also give users a secure means of communicating with others.

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The dark side of folding-screen and dual-screen smartphones

Everybody’s talking about folding-screen and dual-screen smartphones. Here are 7 reasons to ignore the hype.

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Review: Belkin aims for the enterprise with Boost Up wireless charging spot

Belkin is targeting corporate users with its new wireless charging pad, but there are a few tweaks needed before it's a perfect fit for the boardroom.

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