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Phablet Deathmatch: Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Note 4

Whether you think of them as superphones or microtablets, the two main contenders are closely matched

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The Linux Holiday Shopping Guide

Some gift recommendations for those shopping for Linux nerds...or maybe even themselves.

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Cortana Could Appear on iOS, Android

It doesn't seem to be set in stone, but Microsoft's digital assistant could be an option alongside Apple's Siri or Google Now.

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Nexus 6 Deep-Dive Review: A Supersized Smartphone That Shines

Google's new Nexus 6 packs pure Android Lollipop software into a plus-sized package that's pleasant to use. Could this be the phone for you?

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A Must-Have Galaxy Note 4 Accessory for Business Travelers

Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 Extra Battery Kit is a must-have accessory for business travelers who depend on their Galaxy Note 4 smartphones to get work done on the go.

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6 Things Galaxy Note 4 Does That iPhone 6 Can't

The Apple iPhone 6 and Galaxy Note 4 are two of the hottest smartphones available, but they each have their own individual strengths and weaknesses. Here are six ways the Galaxy Note 4 outperforms the iPhone 6.

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Droid Turbo: A Beefy Android Smartphone With Better Battery Life

Motorola's Droid Turbo isn't sexy, but it offers speed, helpful software extensions, and the ability to go two days between charges

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First Look: The Magnificent New Nexus 6 and Nexus 9

Google introduced a wow-provoking new stable of Nexus devices Wednesday.

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4 Fast Note-Taking Tips for Android and iPhone

Hold that thought! Learn how to take voice and text memos without even unlocking your phone.


Oh, the Irony! iPhone 6 Copies the Nexus 4

Could the famously litigious Apple get a taste of its own medicine? Maybe it’s time to stop excessive patent litigation.

Researchers' New App Outs iPhone and Android Phone Energy Hogs

Researchers from the United States and Sweden have launched free iOS and Android smartphone/tablet software that singles out which apps take the biggest toll on your device batteries and also visualizes fragmentation of Apple and...


Androids Continue to Gain in the Enterprise

Use of Android smartphones in the enterprise realm is on the rise, largely at the expense of the iPhone, according to a report issued this week by Good Technology.

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LG G3 Smartphone Review

This video is a comprehensive review of the new LG G3 smartphone.

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How to Factory Reset a Samsung Galaxy S5

This short video shows you how to do a factory reset and wipe of all data on a Samsung Galaxy S5.

13 Ways to Optimize Your Android Smartphone

Make your Android phone more powerful, useful, and efficient with these 13 quick tips

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Microsoft's Android Experiment is Over

The Android-based Nokia X is being killed, but cheaper Lumia smartphones will live on. They'll just be running Windows Phone.

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Two New Apps That Can Help Save You Money (Seriously)

Both the Savor and Boxed mobile apps are designed to help you find the best deals on the goods and service you want or need. Both work well, but they have their shortcomings, according to James A. Martin.

Opera Mini iOS Browser Gets Updated Look, New Compression Mode

Need to economize your mobile data consumption? The Opera Mini 8 iOS browser has two data-compression modes, though one makes some image-heavy sites look much less inviting, according to blogger James A. Martin.

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