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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs. Galaxy S9 Plus vs. Galaxy S9: Which is right for you?

We take a look at Samsung's latest trio of flagship smartphones to find out where the differences lie and help you to choose the right one. It's time for a Galaxy Note 9 vs. Galaxy S9 Plus vs. Galaxy S9 showdown as we compare their specs in different sections and strive to pick a winner overall.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs. Galaxy Note 8 vs. Note 5: All the changes of note

Samsung's biggest smartphone boasts slick performance, a huge screen, and a host of productivity-focused extras, but just how much changes from year to year? Join as we pit Galaxy Note 9 vs. Galaxy Note 8 to find out precisely what's different in the new release and weigh up whether it's worth upgrading.
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Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: 13 common problems, and how to fix them

Google’s smartphones have plenty to recommend them, but they’re not perfect. We’ve been lurking on forums, digesting comments, and conducting our own testing to find the most common issues with the Pixel 2 and identify the tricky Pixel 2 XL problems that you’ll want fixes for.
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Best Samsung Galaxy S8 battery cases

No one likes to run out of power, but smartphones still lack stamina and batteries start to deteriorate as they age. If you're looking for a little more longevity from your phone then it might be time to shop for one of the best Samsung Galaxy S8 battery cases. We've got an array of solid options.
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How to improve your Android privacy

If you have an Android phone or tablet and you’re concerned about your privacy, then we have a few tips for you. Learn about the settings you can change to improve your Android privacy and safeguard your personal data. Prevent the tracking of your activity, stop sharing files, and hide sensitive content.
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From Apple’s charging mat to Google’s modular phone, these gadgets went MIA

Not every new tech product that’s announced makes it to market. A lot can go wrong between an unveiling and a release, so many hotly anticipated gadgets never make it. We take a look at some of the biggest and most exciting tech products that never found their way into the hands of customers.
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Cat S61 review

How many handy functions can you pack into a rugged Android smartphone? Find out in our Cat S61 review as we take the latest release from the Bullitt Group for a test drive and see how it measures up as a digital toolbox and as a phone. There’s thermal imaging, laser measurement, air quality sensing, and more.

Pumpkin Pie perhaps? Just what should Android P be called?

We run through a list of the most likely -- and unlikely -- names for Google's next version of Android. There are many possibilities for Android P, as plenty of desserts start with the 16th letter of the alphabet. Will it be another brand-name tie-in or a generic dessert name this time around?
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The best OnePlus 6 cases and covers

We take a look at the best OnePlus 6 cases and covers to protect that gorgeous edge-to-edge display and all-glass body. If you want to avoid unsightly scratches, cracks, and dings, then you really need to invest in some protection. We've got lightweight and heavy-duty options for you here.
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5 changes Apple needs to make in the next iPhone

While the next iPhone is guaranteed blockbuster sales, there are a few things that we think Apple should do to make it an irresistible smartphone. Looking beyond the predictable hardware upgrade, this is our list of changes that we’d really like to see in the next iPhone.
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Galaxy S7 tips and tricks

With the right Galaxy S7 tips and tricks, you can really unleash the power of your Samsung smartphone. Get started with this comprehensive guide as we run through how to customize your S7, how to get more from the apps and camera, how to manage battery life, and a whole lot more.
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Key settings you need to change on your brand-new iPhone X, 8, or 8 Plus

Just bought a new iPhone X, iPhone 8, or 8 Plus? Check out our guide to the settings you need to change straight away to get the best from your new Apple phone. We'll take a look at some defaults that need tweaking and reveal some handy settings worth tweaking to get your iPhone working the way you want.
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BlackBerry Key2 vs. Apple iPhone X: Which fruit-themed flagship is best?

We decided to find out how the BlackBerry Key2 stands up against the best Apple has to offer -- the iPhone X. Find out how the two flagship smartphones measure up on paper as we compare them across a variety of categories to help you pick the right device for you. It's a fruit-themed flagship fight.
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Does wireless charging degrade your battery faster? We asked an expert

There’s no denying the convenience of wireless charging, but as more and more of us ditch the cables some fears have emerged about the potential impact on battery longevity. We decided to ask some experts and find out the truth about the impact of wireless charging on your battery.
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Style and protect your phone with the best LG V35 ThinQ cases

A shiny, slippery glass front and back combined with an aluminum frame makes for a striking look, but the LG V35 ThinQ is at serious risk of scratches or cracks if you drop it. Check out some of the best LG V35 ThinQ cases to secure some protection and change up the style. We've got options to suit every taste.
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LG V35 ThinQ vs. HTC U12 Plus: Which big beauty should you buy?

Two of the top Android smartphone manufacturers go head-to-head as we compare the LG V35 ThinQ and the HTC U12 Plus. With stunning designs, 6-inch displays, plenty of power, and impressive dual cameras, which of these phones deserves the win? We compare them in different categories to find out.
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Common Galaxy Note 8 problems, and how to fix them

We have uncovered some common Samsung Galaxy Note 8 problems, and offer up some advice on how to deal with them. If you've run into battery issues, your touchscreen isn't responsive, or your phone is freezing up we have some workarounds and potential fixes for you here to get your Note 8 back on track.
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LG V35 ThinQ vs. LG V30: Is the newer model worth the extra cash?

With an impressive dual camera setup, plenty of video-recording options, and A.I. smarts built into its core, the LG V35 ThinQ is an impressive new smartphone from LG. But it's been less than a year since the LG V30 rolled out. We decided to put the two phones head-to-head to find out which is best.
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Alcatel 3V review

The Alcatel 3V offers an impressive package at a price that undercuts the competition. Just $150 buys you a 6-inch screen, a dual camera, a big battery, and a modern look -- but there must be some compromises, right? Learn exactly what this phone has to offer in our Alcatel 3V review.
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HTC U12 Plus vs. HTC U11: Is it time to upgrade?

HTC has fallen on hard times, but that hasn't stopped the Taiwanese manufacturer from releasing great smartphones. Join us for a comparison of the new HTC U12 Plus and last year's surprisingly good HTC U11 as we put them head-to-head across various categories to uncover their strengths and weaknesses.
Moto G6 Plus Review

Moto G6 Plus review

Motorola has ruled the budget roost with its G series for a few years now, but we are seeing more cheap phones worth buying coming onto the market. In our Moto G6 Plus review, we examine whether the fresh design, dual-lens camera, and all the extras are enough for the Moto G6 Plus to claim top spot again.
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FLI Charge’s conductive wireless charging could revolutionize classroom tech

Juice Mobile Power has won FCC approval and ETL certification to roll into classrooms and offices across the country. In partnership with Bretford, FLI Charge has built its conductive wireless charging technology into a mobile solution that turns a single outlet into a power source for up to 20 devices.
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OnePlus 6 vs. LG G7 ThinQ: Can the flagship killer sink LG’s latest?

If you're shopping for a new phone and you don't want to pay top tier prices, then you should consider the OnePlus 6 and the LG G7 ThinQ, but which is right for you? We compare the two in various categories to see which Android phone comes out on top. Learn precisely how these phones differ.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S review

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S review

If you’re after a beautifully designed phone with plenty of power under the hood, then Xiaomi’s latest might just have caught your eye. In this Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S review we put it through its paces and find out where the Chinese manufacturer has compromised. If you’re thinking about buying it, you must read this first.
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Keep your shiny bezel-less phone safe with the best LG G6 cases and covers

The LG G6 sports a gorgeous but fragile frame. We've rounded up the best LG G6 cases that can help to keep it protected. Here you'll find solid drop protection, new styles, enhanced grip, and more options to suit any budget. If you're shopping for LG G6 cases, there's no better place to start.
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Can a $500 nerve zapper help you lose weight? We tried the Modius headset

It can be difficult to shift those extra pounds. Even with dieting and exercise, your body sometimes sticks stubbornly to a specific weight. The Modius headset uses electrical signals to trick your brain into burning fat faster and speeding your metabolic rate. We tried it out to see whether it works.
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Can Google really save us from wasting time, or are we on our own?

Google’s Digital Wellbeing suite includes features like Wind Down, Shush and an App Timer, designed to help users take control of their phone usage. But will it help us realize how much time we’re wasting and divert our attention, or is self control the only real solution? DT Debates.
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LG G7 ThinQ vs. LG V30: Which LG flagship phone is best for you?

The LG G7 ThinQ is finally here, featuring a 6.1-inch IPS LCD display, the Snapdragon 845 processor, and a dedicated A.I. key to interact with Google Assistant. How does it compare to LG's last flagship phone, the LG V30? They share many similarities, so we pitted them against each other.
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Ugly, weird, and expensive: The craziest phone designs ever

We take a stroll down memory lane and dig up some of weirdest smartphones and cell phones that have been released over the years. Manufacturers sometimes take risks in trying to innovate and that has led to some of the craziest phone designs ever. Some are ugly, some are weird, and some are expensive.
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The best iPad apps for every occasion

The iPad is a terrific tablet ... with the right software. Here are the best iPad apps, whatever you want to do. We've divided 100 awesome iPad apps into various categories to bring you the best options for games, entertainment, travel, education, and more. Get more out of your tablet today.
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When will your phone charge wirelessly in your pocket? We asked an expert

The idea that our smartphones might charge in our pockets, or smartwatches might charge up on our wrists, is appealing, but how close are we to a world without wires? True wireless charging is creeping closer, but there still some big barriers to overcome. We spoke to experts at Energous and Ossia to find out more.
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The best security apps and antivirus protection for Android

Here are our picks of the top Android security apps right now, whether you're after antivirus protection for Android or other security tools.
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Flaws, failures, and flops: These are the worst smartphones ever made

What truly pernicious devices can claim a spot on the list of the worst smartphones of all time? We run through a list of high-profile disasters, flawed designs, and heinous failures to root out the worst smartphones ever, from the BlackBerry Storm to the Amazon Fire Phone.
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Moto G6 vs. Honor 7X: Which is the better budget phone?

The latest G-Series phone from Lenovo-owned Motorola looks to be a compelling budget prospect, but just how does the Moto G6 measure up against one of our favorite budget phones from last year -- the Honor 7X? We decided the compare the two in various categories to find out which is best.