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iOS 10 gives apps room to grow

iOS 10 at its most basic level is a platform for mobile devices that will allow apps to evolve in ways that will delight users.

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How Moto Mods went from concept to product

Motorola’s lead mechanical architect, Paul Fordham, discusess how the Moto Mods design team conceived of and created the Moto Mods.

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Why gas stations want you to turn off your phone — but nobody ever does

Many U.S. gas stations print warning on their pumps that explicitly instruct drivers to turn off their phones. But no one does. Here's why.

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What do iPhone 6s Plus owners think of their phone?

Apple’s iPhone 6s Plus is the company’s flagship phone and one of its most important products. But what do owners of the iPhone 6s Plus think of their phone? Is it worth buying?

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Best Android phones: What should you buy?

Picking an Android phone can be difficult, but we're here to help. These are the top Android phones you should consider bringing home.

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Microsoft bloatware is coming to Motorola phones

Microsoft's patent cross-licensing juggernaut continues with a new agreement with Lenovo.

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Samsung bets on Tizen smartphones again with a new launch in India

Samsung Electronics continues to place its bets on the Tizen operating system for smartphones, with the launch Tuesday in India of a 4G enabled smartphone priced at 4,590 rupees (US$68).

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Android 7.0 Nougat: 6 helpful new features to try first

Don't really know where to begin with Google's latest mobile operating system? We can help.

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New battery technology could double capacities for consumer electronics

A startup called SolidEnergy says that it’s developed a new design for a safe, rechargeable lithium-metal battery, potentially revolutionizing energy storage for small devices like smartphones and wearables.

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2 ways to rebook cancelled flights with a smartphone or tablet

Delta Air Lines' recent high-profiles delays may be in the rearview, but modern travelers can expect more of the same. TripIt Pro and Freebird both help book alternate flights when a scheduled one is cancelled or significantly...

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Note7 iris scanner not quite ready for prime time (video)

The iris scanner in Samsung's Galaxy Note7 smartphone is a breakthrough in mobile biometric authentication. Unfortunately, it's also not reliable.

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Windows smartphone sales collapse

Sales of Windows smartphones plunged 76% in the second quarter of this year compared to 2015.

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T-Mobile shifts to unlimited plans in the latest bid to stand out from the competition

But you'll have to pay extra to get around the limitations, like 480p video playback and 2G tethering.

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Hands-on with the Honor 8

The smartphone meant for Millennials packs quite a few features in a $399 package.

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Smartphone sales jump 4% in Q2, Gartner says

Global smartphone sales jumped 4.3% in the second quarter compared to a year ago, but iPhone sales declined for the third straight quarter, market research firm Gartner said.

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Honor 8 is a high-end Android phone at a mid-range price

The new Honor 8 smartphone from Huawei packs a number of valuable features, including a dual-lens camera, and it costs just $400 unlocked.

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20 great new features in Android 7.0 Nougat

Google's operating system is everywhere, and it just keeps getting better. Here's what's new in this year's big release.

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Samsung Galaxy Note7 iris scanner review

CIO.com's Al Sacco goes hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone and its new biometric iris scanner.

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