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You can get a 3-port car charger for $7.40 today

Aukey's three-port car charger with one USB-C port is 63% off right now.

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Apple's event calendar: When is the next Apple event?

When is the next Apple event? We'll tell you what we know about Apple's event schedule for 2018.

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How to buy a refurbished MacBook, iPhone or iPad from Apple

Want a new Apple device but don't want to shell out for a full-priced version? Consider a refurbished model instead. Our FAQ and refurb deal guide can help you choose.

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Skygofree: More Android malware malarkey

A lot of Android virus and malware stories are hooey. Skygofree is a prime example.

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Best Android phones 2018: What should you buy?

Picking an Android phone can be difficult, but we're here to help. These are the top Android phones you should consider bringing home.

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Will Apple finally pay a price for keeping secrets?

Apple’s battery slowdown shenanigans are beginning to catch up with it.

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Powermat joins the Wireless Power Consortium, touts 15-watt underdesk charging

Wireless charging firm Powermat will join an industry consortium it once competed against and announced the Charging Spot 4.0, which will enable 15-watt power transfers and offer compatibility with new iPhones.

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iPhone X: Learn all the new touch gestures and commands

Now that there’s no Home button, how do I take a screenshot? Use Apple Pay? Call on Siri? Our guide will show you.

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Dual-screen clamshell devices will kill the tablet

When a phone is also a laptop, who needs a tablet?

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How to securely erase your Android device in 4 steps

Securely wiping an Android device isn't difficult, but there are some critical steps you don't want to overlook.

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How to securely erase an iPhone in just 3 steps

Apple makes it relatively easy to wipe data from an iPhone, but there are several steps to consider before you erase everything. Here’s what to do.

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Best iPhone: How to pick the perfect iPhone for you

So you know you want an iPhone—but which one? Our iPhone buying guide has all the answers.

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Powermat to upgrade to 15W wireless charging, support Apple's new iPhones

Powermat, a leading provider of wireless charging stations, plans to release a software upgrade in January that will make it compatible with the Qi specification and up to 15 watts of power.

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With smartphones like these, why do we need laptops?

It’s official: Smartphones are powerful enough to serve as laptop or desktop computers. What are we waiting for?

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Best USB-C battery packs: We review the top portable chargers for your phone or tablet

Keep your gadgets topped off with a pocket power bank. It's an essential item for all smartphone users.

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How to move data between your Android phone and computer

A few simple swipes, and you're on your way to accessing the files and folders on your Android phone from your PC or Apple computer. JR Raphael walks you through these easy steps.

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Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is the kind of flagship phone you’d expect from Samsung and Google: packed with premium features, and oozing with power and performance.

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Why we can’t trust smartphones anymore

A new class of security problem is caused by smartphone makers that create vulnerabilities deliberately without telling customers.

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