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Samsung still struggles with recovery of Note7 phones from users

Samsung’s recall of Galaxy Note7 smartphones because of exploding batteries is far from complete, with some users, for example, in Canada, still not turning in their phones for a refund or exchange.

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iPhone sudden shutdown problem expands as Apple reacts to Chinese watchdog

Apple on Tuesday acknowledged that an iPhone 6S shut-down problem is more widespread than first believed, and plans to include diagnostic tools in the next iOS update to collect more data on the problem.

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14% off World Travel Power Plug Adapter with Dual USB Charger - Deal Alert

Get 14% off this all-in-one world travel power adapter. Built-in sliders let you create the right adapter for any country in the world. Includes dual-USB ports for your portable devices.

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'Boring' iPhone 7 builds 'strongest growth' for two years

Apple continues to dominate the high-end smartphone market in which the future of mobile technology is defined.

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Supreme Court leaves gap in Samsung-Apple patent ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court, in its ruling in favor of Samsung Electronics in a design patent dispute with Apple, did not provide guidance on how the damages Samsung has to pay Apple for the infringement of smartphone design patents will...

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Supreme Court kills $399M patent award against Samsung in Apple case

The U.S. Supreme Court has invalidated a $399 million infringement award against Samsung Electronics in a long-running design patent dispute with Apple.

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23% off LilGadgets Premium Children's Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with SharePort - Deal Alert

Highly rated Bluetooth headphones for kids features a volume limiter for safe listening, 12 hours of playback or 180 standby, and a Shareport that allows other headphones to plug in and listen along. Currently discounted 23%.

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Google's Trusted Contacts helps family keeps tabs on you -- if you want them to

Google has released a new app which allows friends and family to keep tabs on where you are, but only if you want them to.

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Which iPhone 8 rumors can we trust?

The iPhone 8 is nine months away, but we’re already expecting it to have OLED and wireless charging. Watch the video to find out why.

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23% off iClever Backlight Bluetooth Folding Keyboard for Smartphone, PC, or Tablet - Deal Alert

This ultra light portable keyboard features full standard-size keys, but folds into ⅓ of the size so you can pack it anywhere. Backlit with red, blue, or green at two brightness levels. Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy texture for...

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Random iPhone 6S shutdowns due to faulty battery component, Apple says

A problem with iPhone 6S products randomly shutting down comes from a battery flaw found in a small number of models, according to Apple.

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Microsoft still requires audio jack port in Windows phones

Apple said it took "courage" to remove the audio jack port from the iPhone 7 and replace it with wireless audio. Microsoft hasn't yet mustered the courage to cut the aging port.

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The mysteries of the GPU in Apple's iPhone 7 are unlocked

Users have praised the performance of Apple's A10 Fusion chip in the iPhone 7, but its underlying graphics architecture may not be so new after all.

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The real effect Google's Pixel phone is having on Android

To get at the Pixel's actual impact, you have to look beyond the surface -- and beyond the basic numbers.

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Your iPhone 8 could have a curved OLED display

Apple has asked its screen suppliers to ramp up production of OLED displays for the much anticipated iPhone 8.

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8 most significant tech gadgets of 2016: Winners and losers

Every year, tech companies come up with fantastic ideas for cutting-edge, futuristic products. Some of these products turn into huge hits. Others end up bombing. And still others become precursers or inpirations for the next...

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66% off RAVPower Portable Charger 6700mAh (2.4A Output & 2A Input) External Battery Pack iSmart Technology for Smartphones - Deal Alert

With a minimalistic design weighing in at only 7.1 oz and providing up to 2 extra charge for most smartphones, the Luster Battery Pack is essential for keeping your devices powered throughout the day.

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10 smartphone trends to watch for in 2017

Smartphone buyers have a lot to look forward to in 2017. Devices will be thinner, faster, and perhaps a bit more intelligent than you'd like.

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