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Mingis on Tech: What's up with wireless charging?

With Apple embracing the Qi standard in the iPhone X and 8/8+, wireless charging is finally becoming more mainstream. But there's an ongoing debate about what it does to smartphone battery life.

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Mingis on Tech: What's up with Android P?

Oreo hasn't even rolled out for many users, and yet Android P – Oreo's still unnamed successor – is already on the horizon. Android expert JR Raphael offers insights on what's coming, and why Android upgrades always seem to run late.

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Tech Talk: Lessons from Mobile World Congress, and what’s next for developers

For developers, are these the best of times or the worst of times? Given how fast technology (and needed skills) change, it's an open question. Our tech trio weighs in – and talks about what we learned from this year's Mobile World...

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What is geofencing? Putting location to work

Geofencing is a service that triggers an action when a device enters a set location. From coupons and notifications, to engagement features and security alerts — businesses are finding creative ways to use these virtual boundaries.

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Samsung's S9 arrives with a new version of DeX

Samsung's S9 arrives with a new version of DeX

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$29 For Two Etekcity Smart Plugs With Alexa Compatibility - Deal Alert

Turn your appliances on/off remotely from your mobile device, or with your voice via Alexa. Or automate with a schedule. The plug also monitors and helps control energy usage, and the slow drain that occurs even when devices aren't in...

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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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Managing open-source mobile security and privacy for activists worldwide | Salted Hash Ep 18

Nathan Freitas, who heads The Guardian Project, talks with host Steve Ragan and senior writer J.M. Porup about the group's easy-to-use secure apps, open-source software libraries, and customized mobile devices being used around the...

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VITAS improves hospice care with mobile transformation

To accelerate data entry, VITAS Health equipped its clinicians with iPhones and iPads, giving them more time to care for bed-ridden patients. The mobilization paves the way for a greater, cloud-first digital transformation.

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Amazon Is Offering a $40-Off Deal On Its Echo Spot Devices

For the first time, Amazon has discounted its Echo Spot device by $40 when you buy a pair of them.

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Get 2 USB-C to USB 6-foot Cables For $9.49 Right Now On Amazon

These cables from Anker are long and durable, and currently discounted a significant percentage off its typical list price.

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Marketers deserve mobile location data transparency, not smoke and mirrors

The mobile location data sector is young enough that we still can establish standards and best practices around data quality and transparency.

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5 ways you can unlock your enterprise mobility strategy

As the enterprise moves towards strategies that emphasize speed, flexibility and choice, unlocked devices are helping mobile deployments do the same.

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Anker's Twin USB High Speed Car Phone Charger Is Just $8.99 Right Now

The car charger, which is typically priced around $12, is available for $9 right now on Amazon, where it averages 4.7 out of 5 stars from over 500 customers.

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Sonos Play:1 Is Discounted $62 Right Now On Amazon

Sonos Play:1 is highly rated on Amazon, where its typical list price of $200 has been reduced 31% to $138, for a limited time.

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Get a $20 Discount If You Buy 3 Echo Dots on Amazon, For A Limited Time - Deal Alert

Echo Dot is a voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, and more. Buy 3 and get $20 off your cart, or buy 6 and get...

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25% off SanDisk 256GB iXpand Base for iPhone charging and backup - Deal Alert

This handy gadget from SanDisk automatically backs up your iPhone’s photos, videos contacts and more, every time you charge. And its currently discounted 25% on Amazon.

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Nobody likes apps that crash

Why developers should pay attention to their crash reports.

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