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Smartphone sales grew last year despite historic quarterly decline

The fourth quarter of 2017 saw a decline in smartphone sales globally -- the first year-on-year decline since Gartner started tracking the global smartphone market in 2004 -- but the full-year result was one of growth.

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Google touts 21 Android phones it recommends for business use

For the first time ever, Google has published a set of standards it says smartphones must meet to be business friendly, highlighting those that get regular security patches and at least one major OS update.

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What to Expect at MWC 2018 from Samsung, LG, HTC, Nokia, Huawei & More

MWC 2018 starts on Monday, though most of the big press conferences we've been waiting for will be held on the Sunday before everything kicks off. We outline what new products to expect from the consumer tech scene's biggest names.

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28 ways Google Assistant can make you more efficient

Google Assistant has some genuinely useful productivity tools for professionals — and it's up to you to learn how to use them.

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Essential Phone PH-1 review: Sorry, even limited-edition colors won't make it less terrible

Essential has announced that the PH-1 is finally available in ocean depths blue, but a new color won't fix what ails this phone.

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How to watch international coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics

Whether you lack access to NBC or are just tired of its commentators, you can use one of these VPNs to sample another country's coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

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Top FBI, CIA, and NSA officials all agree: Stay away from Huawei phones

The heads of the FBI, CIA, and NSA warned U.S. customers from buying Huawei phones and said they would never consider buying one for themselves in testimony on Capitol Hill this week.

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The 6 best Android lite apps for saving data, space and time on your device

Lite apps let you declutter your app experience without losing any of the core functionality you've come to expect. Here are the lite apps you need to download.

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12 wireless chargers for Apple's new iPhone X

Thinking about wireless charging now that the iPhone X is here? We've compiled a list of Qi-enabled chargers that will pair perfectly with Apple's latest phone, as well as the iPhone 8 or 8+ and various Android devices.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 rumors: ‘3D emoji’ may challenge iPhone X Animoji

Samsung's next flagship phone will launch in just a few weeks, and we've got all the details on what to expect.

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Android P rumor suggests Google's Pixel 3 could have an iPhone X-style notch

Google is reportedly building support for notched screen into Android P, which could offer a huge clue as to what the Pixel 3 will look like.

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10 travel apps to smooth your next business trip

These business-friendly travel apps for iOS and Android can help you leave the stress at home.

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First Look: Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition cleverly condenses the epic RPG for iOS

The recent console hit has been tweaked and trimmed, and it feels just right for touch.

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Android developers get programming extensions for Kotlin

The beta Android KTX extensions should make coding in Kotlin more concise and idiomatic

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5 awesome Android features you probably take for granted

It's easy to forget how much Android has evolved over the years. So here are some vivid reminders of how things used to be—and how good we currently have it.

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Honor 7X review: The most phone you can get for under $200

The Honor 7X may be priced like a budget phone, but with an 18:9 screen, slim-bezel design, and all-metal enclosure, you might mistake it for a premium one.

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iPhone 8 and X propel Apple into smartphone lead over Samsung

Even though smartphone sales dipped in 2017, Apple's iPhone 8 and X models pushed past Samsung handsets for only the second time ever. But for enterprises, iPhone prices could be a hurdle.

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Mario Kart is coming to your phone, but don't start your engines just yet

Nintendo has announced that Mario Kart is coming to smartphones, but it might not roll in until next year.

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Best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cases: Top picks in every style

The Galaxy Note 8 is a very expensive phone, so if you buy one you're going to want to protect it. Here are the best cases we could find.

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