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Google Beta Android P Feature

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12 wireless chargers for Apple's new iPhone X

Thinking about wireless charging now that the iPhone X is here? We've compiled a list of Qi-enabled chargers that will pair perfectly with Apple's latest phone, as well as the iPhone 8 or 8+ and various Android devices.

Android P Rumors

5 missing footnotes from those Android P rumors

Android P rumor season has begun — but this first batch of tantalizing teases could use a little clarification.

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Mingis on Tech: What's coming up at Mobile World Congress?

This year's MWC gets under way Feb. 26 in Barcelona, and while hardware announcements are a given, attendees are more likely to be hearing a lot about 5G networking.

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Mingis on Tech: A preview of Mobile World Congress 2018

This year's big show in Barcelona begins Feb. 26, and while hardware announcements are always part of the event, attendees are more likely to hear a lot about 5G networking.

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iOS 11.3: How to use Apple's iPhone Battery Health tool

What is Apple's new iPhone Battery Health tool, why is it there and how do you use the new feature?

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What the internet is saying about iPhone X

What the online world is saying about iPhone X, the big questions and the big concerns and other exclusive data

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How to avoid paying Apple for extra iCloud storage

Apple offers just 5GB of free storage to iCloud users, far less than many need. Here's a rundown on what you can do to put your iCloud storage needs on a diet and what other options are available.

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How to get iPhone X-like gestures on any Android device right now

Want to get around your phone with gestures instead of buttons? You don't need an iPhone X (or even a OnePlus 5T) to do it.

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The reason iPhone X struggles to gain traction in the marketplace

What's the real reason Apple iPhone X is struggling in today’s wireless marketplace. In fact, why is Apple also suddenly struggling with AI, Siri, battery-gate and other areas as well?

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Galaxy S9 and the elephant in the room with Samsung's Android phones

Samsung's Galaxy S9 will almost certainly share its predecessor's critical flaw — and yet hardly anyone will address it with the weight it deserves.

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Apple's iPhone X drives gains in key markets

The iPhone X has boosted Apple's smartphone share in some of the world's key markets, the latest Kantar WorldPanel ComTech data shows.

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Apple is about to help save thousands of lives

A new iPhone feature promises to save thousands of lives and billions of dollars by making it easier for emergency services to find you when you contact them for help.

Hidden Android Features

7 handy but hidden Android features you probably forget to use

Android is practically overflowing with options, and it's easy to lose track of some useful stuff along the way.

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Siyata Mobile push-to-talk enters wireless marketplace

Push-to-talk is coming back for FirstNet and the business community. Siyata Mobile is bringing PTT wireless phones and tablets back, but this time it’s an Android, it uses a digital wireless network, it’s 4G and its LTE.

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2018 will be the year of 'smart' in mobile

The next phase of smartphone differentiation will be about increasing the "smart."

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A new way to save time with text message templates on Android

Stop repeating yourself for no reason — and start taking back valuable time in your day.

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Skygofree: More Android malware malarkey

A lot of Android virus and malware stories are hooey. Skygofree is a prime example.

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LG's super-fantastic, industry-shifting idea*

* ...that's being attempted for all the wrong reasons and has practically no chance of paying off.

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