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Is the Palm wireless smartphone coming back?

The wireless rumor mill has been buzzing about the comeback of the Palm smartphone. Is Palm coming back? And if it does, can it be successful this time around in an Android and iPhone world?

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The global tech cycle depends on iPhones, IMF claims

Apple’s iPhone has become a key factor for global economic growth, claims the International Monetary Fund (IMF). But the boom times may be over, it warns.

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How to use a strong passcode to better secure your iPhone

With at least two companies selling technology that can be used by law enforcement and government agencies to unlock iPhones, this would be a good time to safeguard your information with a stronger passcode. Here's how.

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From the 1800s to now: The world’s oldest tech companies

A surprising number of technology companies have roots that date back to the 1800s.

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Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to today

Explore Android's ongoing evolution with this visual timeline of versions, starting B.C. (before Cupcake) and going all the way to Oreo.

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A midrange Pixel is probably just the tip of the iceberg

Google's working on a midrange Pixel, you say? Of course it is. And that's almost certainly not all.

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15 useful tips iPhone users need

I’ve spent years collecting iPhone tips. Here are 15 iPhone hints you’ll probably use every day.

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Mingis on Tech: Wireless charging update

With Apple embracing the Qi standard in its iPhone X and 8/8+, wireless charging is becoming more mainstream. So what about the debate it'll kill your battery?

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Mingis on Tech: What's up with wireless charging?

With Apple embracing the Qi standard in the iPhone X and 8/8+, wireless charging is finally becoming more mainstream. But there's an ongoing debate about what it does to smartphone battery life.

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iOS 11 is Apple’s Vista

How can the iPhone and iPad operating system keep going so wrong?

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Mingis on Tech: What do we know about Android P?

For many Android smartphone users, Oreo hasn't even rolled out, and yet Android P – Oreo's still unnamed successor – is already on the horizon. Android expert JR Raphael offers insights on what's coming, and why Android upgrades...

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Mingis on Tech: What's up with Android P?

Oreo hasn't even rolled out for many users, and yet Android P – Oreo's still unnamed successor – is already on the horizon. Android expert JR Raphael offers insights on what's coming, and why Android upgrades always seem to run late.

Android Upgrade Perspective

Hold the pitchforks! 2 overlooked realities about Android upgrades

Yes, Android upgrades are a mess — but in bemoaning the real problems, too many people ignore the broader realities around them.

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Android P is a perfect example of why OS updates still matter

It's easy to see the present form of Android P as lacking in pizzazz, but our first glimpse at Google's next effort speaks volumes about the ongoing importance of the OS-level update.

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A.R., A.I. and 5G to help drive mobile spending through '21

Companies are expected to boost their deployment of augmented reality software and hardware this year as they bolster efforts to enable employee mobility.

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Review: Samsung's new Galaxy S9 phones make excellence routine

The new Galaxy S9 smartphones may not be exciting, but some exclusive enterprise features do make them stand out among other Android rivals.

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Android P in depth: An up-close look at what's new with security

An exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the most significant privacy and security changes on the way with Google's Android P release.

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The focus of Mobile World Congress 2018 is 5G, AI, IoT and beyond

What will 5G, AI and IoT do for us? That the question at Mobile World Congress 2018.

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Tech Talk: The fate of developers (and the future of mobile)

These could be the best of times, or the worst of times to be a developer, given how fast technology (and skills) change. Our experts weigh in on that conundrum – and on what we learned from Mobile World Congress.

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