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We’re well past the point where Apple should have multi-user support on the iPad

The iPad is no longer strictly a personal device. With more people stuck at home, and sharing their iPads, it's time for multi-user support on the iPad.
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iPhone home screen widgets just aren’t very useful — here’s why

With iOS 14, Apple completely revamped how widgets work -- but while they look pretty great, they aren't the most functional out there. Here's why.
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OnePlus 8T Concept uses mmWave to track your breathing, and looks good doing it

The OnePlus 8T Concept uses mmWave radio waves to track objects around it -- and it can even track your breathing. Of course, you can't actually buy the phone.
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How are we supposed to care about MagSafe if Apple doesn’t?

Apple has brought back MagSafe for the iPhone 12, and it offers a way to magnetically attach chargers and accessories to the device. But it's a bit unfinished.
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Google and Qualcomm are making Android updates faster, supporting them longer

Google and Qualcomm are making Android updates a whole lot easier for device manufacturers. Devices will now get chipset-level updates for four years.
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7 features we want to see in every 2021 smartphone

Phones are getting a whole lot better, but there is still work to do. There are a number of features we'd like to see standardized in 2021. Here are some.
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OK, I actually like the absurdly expensive iPhone 12 MagSafe Wallet accessory

With the iPhone 12, Apple has brought back the MagSafe brand. But while some tech press were quick to dismiss the MagSafe Wallet, I actually kind of like it.
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Android 11 hits Samsung devices; here’s how to download Android 11

Android 11 is finally here for certain devices. Here's how to download and install Android 11, and if you can't get it yet, the Android 11 public beta as well.
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2020 showed us you don’t need to spend $1,000 to get a great phone

Phones have gotten a little more expensive over the years, but prices are balancing out a little. And 2020 proved you don't have to spend $1,000 on a phone.
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The latest Pixel feature drop includes Adaptive Sound and enhanced battery management

Google has released the latest Pixel feature drop, which includes better battery management and smart features like Adaptive Sound and Adaptive Connectivity.
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This one trick will charge your iPhone’s battery faster

The iPhone employs some fancy tech to keep its battery healthy for longer -- but if you need to quickly top up, you may want to turn this tech off.
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Android 11 is now rolling out to some Samsung Galaxy phones, if you’re lucky

Samsung has finally revealed its road map for the rollout of Android 11 to Galaxy devices, with the Galaxy S20 set to get the update right away.
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Five reasons to be excited about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Qualcomm's next-generation chip, the Snapdragon 888, is here. From performance gains to better 5G support, here's everything you need to know.
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A deep dive into the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888’s photo-processing tech

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 offers a step up in image-processing tech over previous-generation chipsets. Here's what's new in the Snapdragon 888.
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Samsung notably missing from list of companies set to use the Snapdragon 888

Qualcomm has announced that its next chipset is called the Snapdragon 888, but Samsung was strangely absent from its list of companies using the new chip.
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Samsung launches new Galaxy Note 20 5G and Galaxy Z Flip 5G colors

Samsung has announced new colors for two of its phones, including a Mystic Red color for the Galaxy Note 20 5G and Mystic White for the Galaxy Z Flip 5G.
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Google Photos won’t be free for much longer, but it’s well worth paying for

Google recently announced that it will no longer offer unlimited free storage for Google Photos. But it's a service that's easily worth paying for.
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Nokia 8 V 5G UW review: Just too expensive

Nokia is bringing the Nokia 8.3 to the U.S. in the form of the Nokia 8 V 5G UW, which is a Verizon-exclusive device. But at $700, is it worth considering?
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Apple’s 5GB of free iCloud storage is pitiful, but you should still happily pay for more

Apple offers 5GB of free iCloud storage to all users, and that's a little limited. That said, if you do pay for more, you won't regret it.
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Google Photos is killing unlimited free photo storage

Google has announced that you'll have to start paying to use over 15GB of storage in Google Photos, ending its original stance of offering unlimited storage.
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Putting a new chip in the Mac didn’t hurt the iPad one bit

Apple has finally taken the wraps off of its ARM-based Macs, including a new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini. But don't forget about the iPad yet.
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Nokia 8 V 5G UW supports Verizon’s mmWave, faces stiff competition at $700

Nokia is bringing the Nokia 8.3 to Verizon's 5G network with the new Nokia 8 V 5G UW. The device supports mmWave but faces stuff competition from Google.
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OnePlus Nord N10 5G review: Bringing 5G to the masses

The OnePlus Nord 10 5G offers a reasonably modern design and a very modest price -- but how many corners are cut to reach that price?
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Apple iPad Pro 2020 six-month review: The tablet that replaced my laptop

The iPad Pro is a little overshadowed by the iPad Air these days -- but it's still the best tablet you can buy. Here are my thoughts after months of using it.
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The iPad Pro is a near-impossible sell now that the iPad Air is here

The iPad Pro is an awesome tablet. But the new iPad Air takes everything that was great about the Pro, and makes them all cheaper. Is the Pro worth considering?
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5 reasons to upgrade to the iPhone 12, and 2 reasons not to

The iPhone 12 is here, and you might be wondering whether or not you should upgrade. Here are five reasons to upgrade to the iPhone 12, and two reasons not to.
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Apple iPhone SE (2020) vs. iPhone XR

The new iPhone SE has a lot going for it -- but it has a decidedly dated design. Can its stellar performance make it a better smartphone than the iPhone XR?
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How good does your handwriting have to be to use Scribble on the iPad?

iPadOS 14's Scribble feature means that you don't have to be a graphic designer to make use of the Apple Pencil. But how good does your handwriting have to be?
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OnePlus launching Nord N10 5G, N100 in Europe, North America at enticing prices

OnePlus has announced the new OnePlus Nord N10 5G and N100, both of which are now available in Europe, and are set to come to North America soon.
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Google Pixel 5: Everything you need to know

The Google Pixel 5 is here, bringing with it decent performance and a number of high-end features. Here's everything you need to know about the new phone.
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Qualcomm makes strides in 5G network development: Here’s what it means for you

Qualcomm has made a few announcements related to the development of 5G — including that it has achieved a faster peak speed. Here's what that means for you.
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Buy the iPhone 12 Pro Max because you like big phones, not for its camera

Apple has taken the wraps off of the new iPhone 12 series, including the iPhone 12 Pro, and the 12 Pro Max, which has a better camera than the smaller model.
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Everything announced at the Apple iPhone 12 event

The Apple iPhone 12 event is finally here. Dubbed "Hi, Speed," the event is where Apple took the wraps off of the iPhone 12 series and a new HomePod Mini.
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Everything announced at the Apple iPhone 12 event