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Apple iPad Air vs. iPad (2018): Which Apple tablet is right for you?

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Apple’s new iPads are hardly new at all. Don’t waste your money

It has taken Apple four years to get around to updating the iPad Mini line, but the new iPad Mini is virtually identical to its predecessor. It’s joined by a confusing iPad Air with no obvious target audience. Is Apple just trying to sell us lazy updates to dated designs?
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Sony Xperia 10 or 10 Plus: Key settings to change

There's always some work to do with a new smartphone to set it up just so. If you've gone for one of Sony's tall smartphones with that cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio screen, then you may be interested in some tips to get the most from it. We have suggested settings tweaks for the Sony Xperia 10 or 10 Plus.
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Sony Xperia 10 review

The Sony Xperia 10 is as close to a truly budget phone as Sony gets, but how does it measure up against the rest of a strong budget field? We tested it out to uncover the pleasing high notes and the disappointing compromises. If you’re considering buying this phone, then you must read our Sony Xperia 10 review first.
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Best Sony Xperia 10 cases

We've been checking out the protective options for the Sony Xperia 10 to see what kind of cases and covers you can buy. These are our picks for the best Sony Xperia 10 cases. Whether you want a wallet case, a clear case, a rugged case, or something else, you'll be able to find it here.
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Think iPhones can’t get viruses? Our expert explains why it could happen

You may believe that iPhones are immune to viruses or malware, but you’d be wrong. We take a look at the risk of viruses or malware to iPhone users, ask an expert how safe the platform is, how it compares to Android, and discuss some other security risks and what you can do about them.
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Moto G7 review

Can the Moto G7 win back the budget crown for Motorola’s long-running G series? With a dual-lens camera, curved glass design, and a big display with a teardrop notch it’s certainly in with a chance. We tested it out fully to see how it measures up against increasingly stiff competition.
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Moto G7, G7 Power, or G7 Play: Key settings you need to change

If you've just acquired a Moto G7, Moto G7 Power, Moto G7 Play, or Moto G7 Play, then we have some handy tips for you right here. These are the key settings you should change on your new smartphone from scheduling uninterrupted downtime to squeezing better results from the camera on your Moto G7 phone.
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The newest phones use a time-of-flight camera, but what is it? We ask an expert

You may have heard some buzz recently about time-of-flight cameras, which have started to pop up in some smartphones. But just what is a Time of Flight camera? We asked an expert at Corning to find out how these sensors work and what fresh possibilities they bring to our phones.
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Samsung Galaxy Fold vs. Huawei Mate X: Which flagship folding phone is best?

The age of the folding phone is upon us and two of the biggest releases on the horizon are the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X. We delve into the specs and details that we know about so far to compare these exciting new devices and determine which folding phone will suit you best.
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Oppo F11 Pro banishes the bezels with a 90.9 percent screen-to-body ratio

The Oppo F11 Pro has an impressive 90.9 percent screen-to-body ratio, a 48-megapixel and 5-megapixel dual camera, and a pop-up 16-megapixel selfie camera. Sadly, there's a MediaTek processor inside, a Micro USB port for charging, and it's unlikely to get an official release in the U.S. or Europe.
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Samsung Galaxy S10 vs. LG G8 ThinQ: Spec comparison

With fresh new phones from Android stalwarts Samsung and LG, you have a quandary on your hands if you're in the market to buy. Should you pick the Galaxy S10 or the G8 ThinQ? We compare these exciting smartphones to delineate the differences and crown a winner in each section, from performance to camera.

Nokia 4.2 vs. Moto G7 Play: What’s the best phone for $200?

These budget options from Nokia and Motorola are very similar in terms of hardware and they both come in at $200, but which is better? We compare the Nokia 4.2 and the Moto G7 Play, picking winners in various categories, to find out which one emerges victorious and help you choose between them.
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Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus vs. Google Pixel 3 XL: Which big Android phone is best?

Can Samsung's impressive Galaxy S10 Plus best Google's biggest flagship phone? We compare the S10 Plus and the Pixel 3 XL in a series of different categories, picking a winner in each one, and explaining precisely how these two phones diverge. Find out if you should opt for the best of Samsung or Google.
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Here are our picks of the best phones of MWC 2019

With lots of buzz about 5G and folding phones, and a host of events from the top manufacturers in the business, the best phones of MWC 2019 were always going to be exciting. Join us for a closer look at the smartphones that caught our attention at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Nokia 4.2 vs. Nokia 3.2 vs. Nokia 1 Plus: Trio of budget phones compared

HMD Global has been turning out some great budget Android phones under the Nokia brand, and the latest trio all come in at less than $200. Find out precisely what you get for your money as we compare the Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, and the Nokia 1 Plus to determine which is best and exactly how they differ.
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LG G8 ThinQ vs. LG V50 ThinQ

If you're looking for a new phone and you like LG, then its latest flagship duo is sure to interest you. But which one do you pick? The LG G8 ThinQ or the LG V50 ThinQ? We compare them here in lots of different categories to find out which phone wins in each and which would suit you better.
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Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus vs. S9 Plus vs. Note 9: Supersized smartphone skirmish

If you're tempted by the gorgeously minimalist Galaxy S10 Plus, then you may be wondering what it offers over its predecessors, the Galaxy S9 Plus and Note 9. We compare the three Samsung smartphones here and pick winners in different categories to help you decide which one is right for you.
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Sony partnership with Light aims to take smartphone photography to new heights

Camera firm Light has partnered with Sony to develop new reference designs for multi-image sensor solutions for smartphones with four or more cameras. They hope to bring their computational imaging expertise together with Sony's market-leading sensor development to elevate smartphone photography.
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Samsung Galaxy S10 vs. Galaxy S9: How much better is Samsung’s new flagship?

Sometimes flagships don't change that much from year to year, but the tenth anniversary of the Galaxy S line from Samsung was always bound to be special. The Samsung Galaxy S10 offers significant improvements over its predecessor and we drill into them right here as we compare the S10 and S9 in detail.
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Samsung Galaxy S10 vs. S10 Plus vs. S10e vs. S10 5G: Which should you buy?

We compare Samsung's four new Galaxy S devices to see how they differ. The Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10e, and S10 5G have a lot in common, but there are some significant differences worth noting. Find out which of these phones will suit you best as we compare them in various categories to pick winners.
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What we like and what we don’t like about the Samsung Galaxy S10

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 is worthy of the ten-year anniversary, taking the elegant, minimal design to new heights, packing in incredible screen and camera tech, and offering speedier connectivity than ever before. But there are a few things we’re not so keen on. Here’s what we like and don’t like about the Galaxy S10.
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13 crazy gadgets that could be ingenious or insane

We take a look at 13 eye-catching inventions and ask whether they're brilliant or bonkers. Do we need a sleep robot, smart belt, laundry folding machine, or bionic bird? Decide for yourself as we explain what each of these crazy gadgets is designed to do and what they'll cost you if you decide they're a genius idea.
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To be blunt, the Vuzix Blade smartglasses just don’t cut it

We tested out the Vuzix Blade smartglasses for Android or iOS to find out what they’re capable of. There’s a built-in camera, a LED projector that displays content on your right lens, and a bunch of apps and games. Are these $1,000 smartglasses worth your while?
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The Apollo Traveller is the fastest recharging power bank we’ve ever used

The new Apollo Traveller power bank from Elecjet is available now. This 5,000mAh portable charger is capable of fast charging an Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, or Google Pixel phone at top speed, but it can also be recharged incredibly rapidly. It's slim, it stays cool, and it's impressively efficient.
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OnePlus breaks into the top five among U.S. smartphone companies

OnePlus finished its best year yet by breaking into the top five smartphone companies in the U.S. in terms of market share in the $500-plus category. Spurred on by sales of the excellent OnePlus 6 and 6T, alongside a partnership with T-Mobile, and fresh support for Verizon, OnePlus is riding high.
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Wireless charging is convenient, but power over distance remains a challenge

We’ve gotten pretty used to Qi wireless charging for our smartphones, which works through contact on a pad, but what about the prospect of wireless charging over distance? We look at the current landscape, analyze the big players, and discuss what’s next for wireless charging near and far.
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Moto G7 vs. Nokia 7.1: Smartphone specs comparison

The midrange to budget end of the smartphone market is improving fast, and two of the best reasonably priced phones you can buy right now are the Moto G7 and the Nokia 7.1. But which is better? We compare the two Android phones here in various different categories and pick an overall winner.
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My niece lost her hearing. This is a story about how technology brought it back

When my niece was diagnosed with severe profound loss, her parents had to decide whether to get a cochlear implant. We spoke to them and Australian company, Cochlear, about how the system restores hearing. We also look at the latest features made available through the mobile app.
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It’s risky to text and drive, but how can you break the habit? We ask the experts

While people are worried about the dangers of distracted drivers, caught up in texting on their phone, there’s a disconnect when it comes to our own behavior. We asked some experts about how we can stop texting and driving and reduce phone use behind the wheel to reduce accidents.
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How to use Your Phone app to transfer photos, send texts from your Android device

We take a look at how to install the Microsoft Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC or laptop, and how to install the counterpart on your Android phone. With Your Phone set up you can transfer photos an screenshots wirelessly, and you can send and receive text messages from your computer.
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The most common iPhone 8 problems, and how to fix them

If you’ve encountered any iPhone 8 problems or issues with your iPhone 8 Plus, then we might have the fix you need right here. We've identified some commonly reported issues people have been having with the iPhone 8 and tried to find workarounds or fixes to help you deal with them and get back on track.
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Nokia 3.1 Plus vs. Moto E5 Plus: Battle of the big screen budget phones

We pit the Nokia 3.1 Plus versus the Moto E5 Plus in various categories to find out which of these big screen budget beauties should be your next phone. Both have 6-inch displays, but there are plenty of differences under the hood. Find out exactly what makes these phones unique right here.
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Apple iPhone 8 vs. iPhone 7

If you prefer the older iPhone design with the home button, then you have two choices: The iPhone 8 or the iPhone 7. We compare the two phones here in various categories, picking a winner in each, to help you decide which is right for you, or if it's time to update. This is iPhone 8 vs. iPhone 7.