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Google to release its own smartphone this year

Google is reportedly taking a page from Apple's book and building its own Google smartphone, so it can have a hand in both the Android software and hardware experience.

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44% off Universal Waterproof Bag for all iPhone and other Larger Smartphones - Deal Alert

Waterproof bag securely protects all smartphones from water, dust and dirt. Great for using during outdoor activities including boating boating and swimming.

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Coming soon! Emojis -- the movie

Emojis have become an important and essential communication tool for hundreds of millions of people, so naturally, now there's a movie coming.

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Apple may finally get clearance for stores in India

Apple may finally get clearance to set up its stores in India, following the Indian government’s decision Monday to liberalize rules requiring local sourcing of part of the products sold in foreign-owned stores.

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WWDC: 12 iOS 10 features you probably didn't know about

There are so many tweaks and enhancements inside iOS 10, here are some you may not have come across just yet

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Patent fight could stop Apple iPhone 6 sales in China

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is facing a potential ban in China over a patent dispute.

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Mingis on Tech: Thoughts and musings on WWDC 2016

With the WWDC keynote over, Executive News Editor Ken Mingis, Computerworld Editor-in-Chief Scott Finnie and MultiMedia Editor Keith Shaw chew over the highlights of what Apple execs unveiled.

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First look: DynaOptics' lens for smartphone photography

A Silicon Valley startup says it's developed a better lens for smartphone photography -- one that produces clearer images without the distortion often seen in photos from competing lenses.

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WWDC 2016: What’s in it for Android users?

Will Apple introduce new software and services for the Android platform at WWDC?

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Lenovo's Phab2Pro is the first Google Tango smartphone

The first smartphone to support Tango, Google's augmented reality technology, is coming later in 2016. At Lenovo World in San Francisco, the company demonstrated the phone and technology.

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Lenovo shows off a flexible smartphone

Lenovo has demonstrated the latest prototype of a flexible smartphone and tablet it's working on in its labs. The phone can wrap around a wrist and the tablet fold in half.

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Lenovo's Phab2 Pro will be the first Google Project Tango AR smartphone

Lenovo's new Phab2 Pro, developed with Google, brings augmented reality to smartphone screens without the need for a headset.

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Can Apple flick the Android-to-iPhone switch at WWDC 2016?

Apple has a chance to woo 26 percent of Android users to iOS at WWDC, but only if it plays the hand it has been dealt.

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Forget fingerprints; Iris scans could validate mobile payments

Newer biometrics technologies beyond the use of fingerprint scans could boost adoption rates for mobile payments.

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iOS: How to turn Live Photos into GIFs without Google

Yes, it's true -- you can actually turn Live Photos into GIFs without using Google's new app...

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Hell no, Apple shouldn't go slow on iPhone tempo

Apple would be making a mistake to slow the cadence of major upgrades to its iPhone, a pair of analysts said today.

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Forget the Samsung Galaxy S7 -- you'll want a Galaxy X, in 2017 [updated]

The Samsung Galaxy X range will have foldable screens, with release date early next year. Deep-throat rumor-mongers say there'll be two models, different from the upcoming Galaxy S8 range. So forget today's ho-hum, derivative, Samsung...

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Get it together with software, or get out, Gartner tells smartphone manufacturers

Smartphone manufacturers are facing an increasingly stark choice: Build an ecosystem of services around their devices, or get out of the game altogether.

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