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Apple iPhone 8 & 8 Plus unboxing and wireless charging tests
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16+ iPhone tips to get things done faster

A short collection of some of my favourite little iPhone tips to get things done a little quicker.

Review: Choetech's PowerDual 5 is 'a quality charger with limitations'

China-based Choetech has come out with what it is calling a "breakthrough" in wireless charging: a pad with five overlapping coils that offer users free range in how they position up to two smart phones for charging.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Fold: Bright future or dead end?

Samsung finally announced it is shipping its Galaxy Fold, coming to AT&T and T-Mobile on April 26. Who will this device appeal to and will it be successful?

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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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Android Q's quietly important improvements

When we aren't distracted by surface-level features, we can focus on the stuff that really makes an OS update matter — and Android Q's got plenty of that.

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Apple vs. Huawei: Who can dominate 5G?

Apple is attempting to get US backing as our country’s champion against Chinese 5G/6G dominance – and that country’s effort to take tech market leadership away from the US. But Apple is the wrong company to do this, both from a...

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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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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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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All about the Samsung Galaxy S10, MWC '19 and foldable phones | TECH(talk)

Samsung kicked off a busy week for mobile devices with the Samsung Galaxy S10 line-up, just ahead of this year's Mobile World Congress. That makes it a perfect time to talk about the S10, foldable phones and 5G networking.

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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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