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14 easy ways to cut back on data use in Android

Trimming back your Android data use can save you or your employer a bundle on your phone bill — and with little downside. So what are you waiting for?

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Android data tips that will save you money

Cutting back on your Android data use can make your phone bill plummet, and it's easy to do with a few key tweaks. Ready to start saving?

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Will Android P lead to faster upgrades? 3 words to remember

Everyone's talking about how Android P will mark the end of slow Android upgrades, but this saga has more layers than most people seem to realize.

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WWDC: The evolution of Apple’s Siri

A look at the many Siri enhancements Apple has introduced at WWDC over the years.

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Will Apple play nice with others to make Siri smarter?

We’re going to hear lots about embedded vision product development during the Embedded Vision Summit, but the first announcement may have implications for Apple's machine learning systems.

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Charter Spectrum Mobile joining wonderful world of wireless

Charter Spectrum is getting ready to enter wireless. Their new service potentially called Spectrum Mobile is similar to Comcast Xfinity Mobile which launched one year ago. I have some suggestions to help them be successful in wireless....

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Yet another bunch of Microsoft Surfaces don’t work with Win10 version 1803

If you shelled out $3,000 to $4,500 for a Surface Studio, you may be a bit disconcerted to discover that many don’t work with the new Windows 10 April 2018 Update, version 1803. Mice and keyboards keep disconnecting.

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Easy mobile security the Faraday way

Wireless attacks are unpredictable and complicated. Here’s an easy way to block everything.

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Android apps: Best of the best

Our Android expert highlights the standout apps in the categories that matter most to busy professionals.

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6 tips for faster Apple iPhone charging

Apple will allegedly introduce a fast-charging system inside the box with every iPhone sold later this year. While we wait, I’ve put together six tips for faster charging using the technology you have.

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What is blockchain technology?

Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin has garnered most of the media coverage and hype to date, but keep your eye on blockchain – this new technology is poised to change IT in much the same way open-source software did a quarter century ago....

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How Apple’s iPad, Swift and VoiceOver teach the blind to code

It’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day -- a good day to explain how the accessibility features inside Swift Playgrounds and Apple solutions enable visually impaired people to code.

Android P Annoyances

10 annoying things about Android P (that'll hopefully be fixed soon)

Android P isn't all sugar and diamonds. Can Google get these quirks worked out in time for the software's final release?

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Location-based services move beyond mobile and into enterprise apps

The ability to access location-based services (LBS) via a real-time API/SDK is critical to making future services and applications useful, especially in business.

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10 Apple accessibility solutions everyone should know

The great thing about the accessibility tools inside Apple products is that they make those products better for everyone. Here are some accessibility solutions every Apple user needs to know.

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Why Verizon is funding a wireless competitor, Visible

Why is Verizon Wireless funding the new wireless competitor called Visible? How Visible could impact the wireless industry and Verizon growth going forward.

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Apple Pay: ‘Hey, Siri, get me a Goldman Sachs mortgage’

News Apple may work with Goldman Sachs to launch credit services via Apple Pay shouldn’t surprise anyone -- technology is transforming the entire financial system as your iPhone becomes more than a wallet.

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HoloLens and anticipating the next big smartphone/PC-converged solution

But, when it comes to Microsoft versus Apple in this space, will history repeat itself?

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