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Google Lens brings AI smarts to your phone

Google Lens uses artificial intelligence to figure out what's in a photo

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28% off Dizaul 5000mAh Portable Solar Dual USB Power Bank - Deal Alert

Great for hikes, trips to the beach, or any sunny place you find yourself, this waterproof and shockproof power bank will harness the sun to keep you fully juiced all day.

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iPhone Users Don’t Need an Echo Show | The iPhone Show

Amazon has unveiled its latest Echo Show smart speaker with a touchscreen, but it’s main selling points – hands-free voice assistance and video calls – are not very compelling to iPhone users with Hey Siri and FaceTime.

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Save 56% on Samsung's Wireless Charging Pad - Deal Alert

With this accessory, you can charge your compatible Galaxy smartphones, and other Qi-compatible devices, without the need to plug your device in to a wall charger or USB port.

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Android smartphones: Which one is right for you?

There are a lot of interesting new smartphones hitting the market -- here are summaries of our reviews to make it easier for you to find the one that's right for you.

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The quiet power of Android's custom launchers

When it comes to something as personal as a home screen, a properly tailored concept can make all the difference in the world.

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How to manage and use iOS Notifications

Millions of iOS 10 users receive millions of Notifications every day -- how can we take control of the noise to make them more useful to us?

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Apple's iPhone 7 is best-selling, and iPhone 6S most used, analysts claim

Apple's current iPhone model is already the world's best-selling smartphone, claims Strategy Analytics, even while a second report confirms iPhone 6s usage now beats that of any other smartphone.

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BlackBerry returns with a surprisingly decent business phone: The KEYone (with video)

BlackBerry's new Android, the KEYone, comes complete with a real keyboard and is strictly for business. According to our reviewer, it's also not bad at all.

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The BlackBerry KeyOne: A surprising phone with a hardware keyboard

The BlackBerry KeyOne packs in productivity features and is worth a look if you're in the market for a new phone. It's the first time BlackBerry's iconic keyboard has been paired with Android.

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Review: BlackBerry's KEYone phone brings back the keyboard

BlackBerry's new KEYone Android phone, complete with a real keyboard, could win back some of its enterprise customers.

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Can the iPhone make better AR than Facebook and Snapchat? | The iPhone Show

Facebook and Snapchat have big ambitions around mobile augmented reality, but Apple might be the company that makes it actually useful.

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A deeper look at Samsung's Galaxy S8

Is it time to trade in your mobile device? If you're considering an Android smartphone, Samsung's Galaxy S8 seems to be the popular favorite but is it the right phone for you? Here, CIO.com senior writer Sarah White takes a more...

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Meet Jelly, a cheap and small 4G smartphone running Android Nougat

Phones have been getting bigger and more expensive, but Jelly is an Android phone that goes in the opposite direction.

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Microsoft's enterprise phone strategy flops as revenue evaporates

Microsoft last week quietly acknowledged that a year-old plan to focus phone sales on the enterprise market is dead.

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Bixby starts rolling out in South Korea, but when will it hit the rest of the world?

Samsung's virtual assistant, Bixby, is finally rolling out to Galaxy S8 users in South Korea, but when will it hit the rest of the world?

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FAQ: Can BlackBerry/TCL get back its smartphone mojo?

Now that TCL has announced the KEYone smartphone which ships May 31, it might be fair to ask: Can BlackBerry, with TCL as a licensee of its phones, once again be a viable smartphone player in the market? There are several...

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20+ iPhone tips you’ll use frequently

I thought you might enjoy this collection of 20 lesser-known iPhone tips, which I hope are useful too you.

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