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Qualcomm and the smartphone as collaboration platform

Premium phones over the next year or two could become the ideal collaboration platform by making videoconferences easier and better.

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How to make more effective use of Mail on iPhone and iPad

Enterprise or consumer, most iPhone and iPad users want to get more from Apple's email app. Here's how.

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Apple's iPhone slowdown ploy was ridiculous, even by Apple standards

Now that Apple has agreed to pay $113 million to settle with iPhone users whose smartphone clockspeed was artificially slowed to boost hardware sales, it's worth examining why the move was so colossally stupid.

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Apple may put (self-developed) 5G modems in iPads next year

Apple’s world-class silicon design teams may be close to introducing internally-developed 5G modems inside iPads as soon as 2021.

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iPhone 12 Pro, Apple and LiDAR in the enterprise

The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max carry Light Detection and Ranging LiDAR scanners. What is this, and why should it matter to your enterprise?

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Apple and Verizon put 5G iPhones closer to the (enterprise) heart

With ‘5G Fleet Swap’ and Verizon Business, Apple is pushing the 5G iPhone 12 hard into the U.S. enterprise market

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Why Verizon and Apple think iPhones are good for business

Verizon and Apple will showcase how iPhones and 5G networks can boost enterprise IT at a special event Thursday. What might they say?

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Why Google making its own Pixel chips could matter for you

Google's homemade processors could start appearing in Pixel products in a matter of months — and that could make a meaningful difference in the devices' evolution.

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How Apple (yes, Apple!) could revive Android's missed opportunity

Android widgets seemed to be on the brink of extinction — but in a crazy twist, Apple's late adoption of the concept could end up bringing them back to life.

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Should IT buy the new iPhone 12 Pro? Almost certainly not

When it comes to whether enterprise IT should seriously consider this purchase — for those operations where BYOD hasn't yet alleviated the need to buy phones ever again — it doesn't make sense for most.

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Why 5G phones aren't a smart investment in the future (yet)

Should you spring for a 5G phone today based on the possibility of what it might do for you tomorrow? Yeah — about that...

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USB-C explained: How to get the most from it (and why it keeps getting better)

At the office, home or school, USB-C has arrived. We’ve got tips on how to take advantage of those new ports, along with a peek at the future of data transfer and video.

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WFH? Tips for better Wi-Fi network performance

Here are a few tips (mainly for Mac users) that should help improve wireless network performance in your at-home office.

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Signal intelligence shows strong iPhone 12 demand

Businesses hoping to deploy fleets of Apple’s first 5G phones may have a wait on their hands

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The Pixel purchasing puzzle of 2020

Pixel 5? 4a? 4a (5G)?! Gesundheit! Time for some straight talk about Google's perplexing new Pixel lineup and how to figure out which phone is right for you.

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What's next for 5G now that Apple supports it in the iPhone 12?

The iPhone 12 supports 5G, but problems remain and all parties should avoid setting unrealistic expectations.

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How Apple’s iPhone 12 may boost your business

It's time for 5G, LiDAR, and details about how your business can exploit the new Apple smartphone's Neural Engine.

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How to add practically anything into the Android 11 power menu

A standout Android feature can be made even more valuable — if you know the secret to unlocking its full potential.

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Apple is working to make AR part of everyday life

Here's how the company wants to use the U1 chip inside iPhones and Apple Watch to support connected AR experiences (and more).

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An iPhone a day keeps the doctor away

Apple's iPhone is becoming an essential tool for medical care as smart medical devices enter use.

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