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Trump’s phone replaced with more secure device

President-elect Donald Trump has turned over the Android phone he used for tweeting and will use a more secure phone with encryption capabilities that was approved by the Secret Service, according to news reports.

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53% off WizGear Universal Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount Holder with Fast Swift-Snap Technology for Smartphones - Deal Alert

The WizGear Air Vent Mount is a magnetic holder for smartphones, is a very slim mount which it goes into the air vent of your car, which will not take away your windshield view.

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Wi-Fi blocking and the FCC

Network World offers this brief overview of how the FCC addressed concerns over hotels and other venues blocking Wi-Fi signals from customers using mobile hot spots, instead directing them to more expensive Wi-Fi services.

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Microsoft halts Minecraft updates for Windows 10 phones, as W10M consumer apps slowly die

Microsoft's decision to stop development of Minecraft: Pocket Edition means there is no Minecraft game for Windows phones under active development.

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FTC charges Qualcomm with anticompetitive chip tactics

Qualcomm strong-armed some phone makers into accepting unfavorable technology licensing terms while giving Apple a break in exchange for exclusivity, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has charged.

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Low-end Android phones could get VR with new Imagination GPU

Apple's iPhone GPU provider has its eyes set shaking the Android landscape by bringing VR to low-end Android phones.

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10 years -- The Evolution of Apple's iPhone

For the iPhone, change is constant

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10 years of the iPhone: How Apple changed pretty much everything in the enterprise

In the space of a decade, Apple’s iPhone has gone from being a consumer craze to the single product that most affects the design and operation of enterprise IT, turning a controlled, top-down environment into something far more open.

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Asus, ZTE, and Huawei phones are deemed Daydream-ready

Four new handsets are living the 'Dream, as Google looks to expand its VR platform.

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Samsung expects big profit despite Note7 crisis

The financial impact of the Note7 recall seems to be largely behind Samsung Electronics, which on Friday forecast that its profit has grown year-on-year by close to 50 percent in the fourth quarter.

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Huawei woos Amazon’s Alexa for the U.S. launch of its Mate 9

China-based Huawei looks to make waves in the U.S. with first integration of Alexa in a smartphone.

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Samsung: "Very soon we will be sharing root cause report on Note7"

Samsung Electronics America President and COO Tim Baxter didn't mess around during the company's press event at CES 2017 in Las Vegas this week: He addressed the company's tough 2016 and fiery Note7 phablet debacle right away.

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Uber economy could kill off taxis and help fight global warming

Using a new computer algorithm, MIT researchers showed that self-driving vehicles being tested by services such as Uber and Lift could nearly eliminate the need for most of New York City’s taxi fleet, reducing pollution and increasing...

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Whirlwind look back at every iPhone model

Apple announced the iPhone on January 9, 2007, and brought computing into the palms of our hands. More than any other single gadget since the PC, the Apple iPhone represents a change in the way citizens of wealthy countries interact...

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TCL has big plans for BlackBerry

The iconic BlackBerry handset with keyboard is making a comeback. Can TCL restore the brand to former glory?

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PC shipments predicted to return to growth in 2018 after six-year skid

PC shipments nosedived after the release of Microsoft's disastrous Windows 8 in 2012, but Gartner is projecting a return to annual shipment growth in 2018.

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TCL targets Apple, Samsung with new BlackBerry handset

For a brand that's been written off by many, TCL Communication has big plans for BlackBerry.

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Honor brings the low-priced 6X stateside, but you’ll have to wait for Nougat

Honor’s $249 handset is packed with premium features like a dual camera and a giant battery, but it still runs Marshmallow for now.

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