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Tested: iPhone 7 adapters to make up for the missing headphone jack

Not ready to throw away your 3.5mm headphones? Here are some adapters that might be able to help.

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The Week in iOS Accessories and Cases: Louis Vuitton brings luxury to smart watches

This week's roundup includes one of the most expensive accessories we've ever seen. But don't worry! There's affordable cases, speakers, and more, too.

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Microsoft's Office sales soar and Windows Phone fades in cloud-happy earnings call

Microsoft calls Windows phone sales "immaterial" during its quarterly earnings call on Thursday. Instead, Office and cloud sales carried Microsoft to a strong, profitable quarter.

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Apple's macOS Sierra update hints successor is on schedule

The current pace of releases indicates macOS High Sierra will likely arrive the third week in September.

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What to do about the 'Windows 10 is no longer supported on this PC' error

Windows PCs with Intel's Clover Trail Atom chips can't upgrade to the Windows 10 Creators Update.

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Confirmed: Windows 10 may cut off devices with older CPUs

Microsoft has confirmed it won't provide Windows 10 updates such as the Creators Update to hardware that's no longer supported by its manufacturer, a policy that puts all older hardware at risk.

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How to use an Android Wear watch with an iPhone—and why you might want to

Android Wear 2.0 brings new perks, but can it really compete with an Apple Watch?

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Android O: The Reddit AMA's 8 most interesting reveals

Android O's team of engineers did a Reddit AMA. Here are the most interesting things we learned.

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How to get the latest Windows Server preview from Microsoft

To test build 16237, IT pros need to be a Windows Insider and register a Windows 10 device

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Apple releases iOS 10.3.3, macOS Sierra 10.12.6, and watchOS 3.2.3 updates

Improvements and bug fixes for your Apple gear.

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Goodbye Google Now, hello new feed that obsessively tracks your interests

Google has officially killed off the Google Now name, replacing it with a smarter, more personalized feed that aims to deliver only the most relevant information to your phone.

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How to reclaim your privacy in Windows 10, piece by piece

Windows 10 has deep cloud hooks and shares a lot of data with Microsoft in order to create a smart, seamless experience across devices. If you prefer to keep some privacy, here's how to disable all of it.

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Samsung Bixby Voice: How to set up and use the Galaxy S8 assistant

Samsung is finally ready to roll out Bixby Voice on the Galaxy S8. Here's everything you need to know to get started.

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M365 Business means free Windows 10 upgrades, but for business only

Upgrade licenses to Windows 10 Pro that businesses get from the free preview of Microsoft 365 Business will remain in place.

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Get a sneak peek at the new emoji coming to iOS, macOS, and watchOS

Also, play Guess That Emoji Movie Title!

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Windows 10 Creators Update FAQ: Everything you need to know

Microsoft's free Windows 10 Creators Update has finally arrived. Here's everything you need to know, from features to launch date details.

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How to use Alexa on HTC U11, no hands required

Alexa is ready for her debut on the HTC's flagship U11, the first phone to offer true hands-free support for Amazon's assistant.

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The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update's best new features

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is Microsoft's next big upgrade, with new features like ransomware protection.

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