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Apple iPhone 8 & 8 Plus unboxing and wireless charging tests

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All about Android upgrades (and why they're late) | TECH(talk)

The release of a new version of Android always causes a hopeful stir among users. So why does it take so long for device makers to roll them out?

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Why Android updates are so late | TECH(talk)

The yearly release of a new version of Android always causes a hopeful stir among users. But most of them have to wait months, or even longer, to get the update on their devices.

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Anticipating supercapacitors for laptops, tablets and smartphones

Supercapacitors are also improving at an impressive rate and are increasingly being used in ever-wider markets – including (soon) our personal devices.

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Apple’s missing AirPower may be hurting wireless charging industry

While wireless charging is expected to take off during the next decade, Apple's failure to ship its AirPower device in 2018 could be having a chilling effect on the industry.

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Have we already reached 'peak smartphone'? | TECH(talk)

First it was Apple's earnings miss (because of slower-than-expected iPhone sales). Then other smartphone makers reported lackluster sales. One analyst calls the market a 'mess.' So what's going on – and what does it mean for...

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The sad state of the smartphone market | TECH(talk)

With smartphone sales slowing – even for the iconic iPhone – have we reached 'peak smartphone'? And if so, how does the industry innovate its way out of the funk?

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Enterprise mobile management: Where do we go from here?

Traditional mobile management is dead. There is a new era of device management coming, and you better get ready for it.

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It’s been the worst year ever for smartphone shipments. Here’s why

Smartphone shipments are down, and a lot of the decline has to do with high prices and growing consumer frustration. One expert calls today's smartphone market a 'mess.'

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Will the Motorola Razr comeback succeed?

Motorola is reviving the Razr smartphone. The rollout’s sure to be successful, but will it survive in the marketplace? That’s another question entirely…

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Microsoft declares the official end to its smartphone era

In the wake of the company's failed acquisition of Nokia's phone assets, Microsoft is reminding Windows 10 Mobile users that support ends this year – and they should move to iOS or Android devices.

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Why Apple iPhone sales are slowing

The iPhone and Android smartphone market is not going away, but its growth is slowing. Users are still happy, but investors are getting nervous. Here's why.

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Mingis on Tech: All about Google Fi

Google's foray into cellular networking, as an MVNO reselling wireless access, allows it to offer service that can undercut bigger rivals like AT&T and Verizon. Here's an explainer on what Google Fi is and does.

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Mingis on Tech: Google Fi explained

Google's foray into cellular networking lets it deliver wireless access that can undercut rivals like AT&T and Verizon. Here's an explainer on what Google Fi is and does.

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Apple’s AirPower wireless charger may already be in production – and shipping soon

After missing its own 2018 deadline for shipping a multi-device wireless charger, industry speculation now has the AirPower charging pad on the assembly line and ready to ship soon.

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Mingis on Tech: Bent iPads and a bad quarter – Apple, WTF?

When some new iPad owners found their devices were bent, Apple acknowledged the issue and said, in essence, 'no problem.' More recently, the company said revenues would fall short of expectations. So what's going on?

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Mingis on Tech: First, it was bent iPads, then a bad quarter. Apple, WTF?

When some new iPad owners found their devices were bent, Apple acknowledged the issue and said, in essence, 'no problem.' Then the company announced revenues would fall short of expectations. What the heck is going on?

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The 15-minute Android phone tune-up

A few minutes of maintenance each year can keep your Android phone running like a well-oiled machine.

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7 Android trends to watch in 2019

Empty predictions are a dime a dozen — but with mobile tech in particular, long-term trends can tell us a lot about what the future may hold.

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