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iOS 10 gives apps room to grow

iOS 10 at its most basic level is a platform for mobile devices that will allow apps to evolve in ways that will delight users.

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Ex-Apple Music exec slams Spotify

Spotify is major label dominated and wants to pay the artists even less, complains ex-Apple Music chap.

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Android 7.0, Nougat: The complete FAQ

Google's Android 7.0 Nougat release is full of fresh new features and flavors. This detailed (and delightfully chewy!) FAQ has everything you need to know.

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6 external storage solutions for iPad and iPhone

If you are looking for life beyond iCloud, try these iOS storage solutions

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Samsung (sort of) tells Galaxy owners to use Apple Music

Samsung says no more Milk service in US, promises to integrate partners in its devices, I say why not use Apple Music?

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Windows smartphone sales collapse

Sales of Windows smartphones plunged 76% in the second quarter of this year compared to 2015.

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Hands-on with the Honor 8

The smartphone meant for Millennials packs quite a few features in a $399 package.

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Smartphone sales jump 4% in Q2, Gartner says

Global smartphone sales jumped 4.3% in the second quarter compared to a year ago, but iPhone sales declined for the third straight quarter, market research firm Gartner said.

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Samsung Galaxy Note7 iris scanner review

CIO.com's Al Sacco goes hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone and its new biometric iris scanner.

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Samsung Galaxy Note7: An excellent phone for the high-price market

Samsung's new Galaxy Note7 Android smartphone offers a superb display, well-thought-out design, a fine stylus and strong security features -- for a price.

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The good, bad and ugly of Apple’s iPhone 7 headphone plans

There's some mixed feelings, but thinner devices and more display space may justify things

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5 reasons to buy the Galaxy Note 7

The Galaxy Note 7 is worth the cash if you're keen on carrying the equivalent of a tiny computer in your pocket.

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Apple's habits peg Sept. 7 for iPhone 7 reveal

If past practice is a guide, Apple will unveil the newest iPhones in just over three weeks, on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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Meet Fuchsia, a new operating system in the works at Google

Nobody quite knows what it's for (yet), but according to Android Police, it can run on just about any kind of device.

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New compromises won't end the fight between LTE-U and Wi-Fi

The Wi-Fi Alliance says it’s taken more steps toward compromise since backers of LTE-Unlicensed slammed a coexistence workshop that took place last week. But those moves haven’t brought about wireless peace just yet.

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20 minutes with the original Motorola Droid: Well, that didn't go as expected

An attempt to revisit Android's early days presents an interesting challenge.

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HP pushes for augmented reality with its Elite x3 phone and HoloLens

HP wants to add augmented reality to its Elite x3 smartphone, and it's looking at Microsoft's HoloLens as one way to do it.

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There’s never a shortage of security holes

New reports last week highlighted some novel ways for information to get into the wrong hands.

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