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iPhone 6 and Galaxy Note 4

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Apple and Samsung now neck-and-neck after monster quarter

The huge popularity of the new iPhone 6 pushed Apple and Samsung closer than ever at the top of the market for smartphones.

Microsoft continues cross-platform tear, releases Outlook for iOS, Android

Microsoft today launched Outlook for iOS and Android, a rebranded version of startup Acompli's app, to replace the oft-derided Outlook Web App.

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FREE: Outlook for iOS and Android, plus more mobe Office goodies

Microsoft is proud to unleash more 'free' mobile apps for iOS and Android. Along with the new Outlook app -- based on Acompli -- the Android tablet versions of the other Office apps are now fully supported, being no longer in preview....

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Apple hits Samsung at home, where it hurts

Apple is getting closer to matching Samsung Electronics on its home turf in South Korea

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Thanks to iPhone 6 sales, Apple ties with Samsung for top smartphone rank

The iPhone 6 has sold so well that Apple tied with Samsung for the top position in the smartphone market in the fourth quarter.

Apple Watch vs. Android Wear

News flash: The 'Apple Watch vs. Android Wear' battle is not and will never be a real thing

Don't be fooled: The real battle within the smartwatch realm has nothing to do with Apple against Android.

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Mobile World Congress rumor mill churns with reports of better screens, cameras

For Android fans, the next couple of months will be exciting times thanks to the expected arrival of new flagship smartphones from HTC, LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics and Sony.

Android Essential Apps

Android essentials: 13 apps I can't live without

These are the apps I need to make a device do what I want it to do -- and they might just work wonders for you, too.

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Google defends policy that leaves most Android devices unpatched

Google defended its decision to stop patching WebView, a core component of Android, on versions older than 4.4, aka "KitKat."

Dell Venue 8 7000 vs Nexus 9

Dell Venue 8 7000 vs. Nexus 9: Which Android tablet is right for you?

Two noteworthy Android tablets -- both in the 8-in. range, both $400. So which should you get?

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Dell Venue 8 7000 review: A distinctive and premium Android tablet

With its striking design, premium materials and stellar display, Dell's Venue 8 7000 isn't your average Android tablet.

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HP Pro Slate 12 tablet its first with Concore Glass, Duet Pen tech

Hewlett-Packard hopes to bring momentum into the faltering market for large-screen Android tablets with the new Pro Slate 12, which stands out with a rugged 12.3-inch display and its ability to digitize notes from regular paper.

Broken Lollipop, Android 5.0

Broken Lollipop: 5 things that need to be fixed ASAP with Android 5.0

For all of its positives, Android 5.0 has some pesky defects that need to be addressed.

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Apple users: How healthy are your iOS 8 Health apps?

A new report will make it much, much easier to figure out which health apps are healthy and which are not.

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Google Glass DEAD (ish): Glassholes find Fadell's phoenix nest

Methinks la GOOG doth protest too much: Nobody wants a glasshole pointing a pervy camera in their face. Google insists the wearable project isn't dead, shoving it in Fadell's Nest org. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers wink at you. OK, Glass?...

Dell Venue 8 7000 Android Tablet

Hands on: Dell's Venue 8 7000 tablet makes an awesome first impression

It may have a painfully dull name, but Dell's new Android tablet deserves your attention.

Xiaomi Note

Hands on with the Xiaomi Mi Note

Chinese Handset maker Xiaomi took a few jabs at Apple on Thursday when it unveiled its new 5.7-in. phablet.

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Mi Note phablets vs. iPhone 6 Plus (Xiaomi CEO MOCKS Apple)

Xiaomi's aggressive move: OMG, that's incredibly inexpensive for a premium, 5.7-in smartphone. Xiaomi unveils its incredibly low-priced flagship Android phablets, the unoriginally-named Mi Note and Mi Note Pro. Apple's equivalent...

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