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All about Android upgrades (and why they're late) | TECH(talk)

The release of a new version of Android always causes a hopeful stir among users. So why does it take so long for device makers to roll them out?

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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.

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Amazon is throwing in a free Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablet with every Note 9 purchase today

If you pick up an unlocked Galaxy Note 9 today you'll also score a free 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab A tablet.

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Samsung teases its folding phone again, but what are the odds we're actually going to see it?

Samsung has once again teased the potential unveiling of a new folding phone, but will really get to see it this time? Here are three possible scenarios.

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How to buy a refurbished Mac, 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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5 ways to tidy up your Android phone, inspired by Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo's "Tidying Up" show on Netflix inspires us to apply her eye for clearing clutter to our Android phones. Here's what we think she would do with an overstuffed smartphone.

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4 ways the LG G8 ThinQ's time-of-flight front camera could be more than a gimmick

LG has announced that its next flagship phone, the G8 ThinQ, will feature time-of-flight technology in the front camera. Here's how it could revolutionize selfie and security.

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Have we already reached 'peak smartphone'? | TECH(talk)

First it was Apple's earnings miss (because of slower-than-expected iPhone sales). Then other smartphone makers reported lackluster sales. One analyst calls the market a 'mess.' So what's going on – and what does it mean for...

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The folding phone in that leaked Samsung video is super cool, but here's why it's not the Galaxy F

A leaked Samsung video has the Internet buzzing about what appears to be the first look at its folding Galaxy phone. I hate to burst your bubble, but this ain't the Galaxy F.

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It’s been the worst year ever for smartphone shipments. Here’s why

Smartphone shipments are down, and a lot of the decline has to do with high prices and growing consumer frustration. One expert calls today's smartphone market a 'mess.'

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Nokia 3.1 Plus and 2V: Hands on with HMD's 'pure,' plastic push to bring value to budget Android

To kick off its new carrier partnerships, HMD has launched two exclusive phones: the Verizon 2V and Cricket 3.1 Plus. Here's why these budget handset matter.

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Verizon's $40 unlimited Visible service on Android FAQ: What is it and how to switch

Verizon is opening up its $40-a-month Visible plan to Android users after a period of iPhone exclusivity. Here's everything you need to know about the unlimited service.

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The Meizu and Vivo 'holeless' phones have no audio jacks, no charging ports, and no reason to be

The Meizu Zero and Vivo Apex have no USB-C ports, no speaker grilles, no headphone jacks, and no hope for survival.

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Microsoft declares the official end to its smartphone era

In the wake of the company's failed acquisition of Nokia's phone assets, Microsoft is reminding Windows 10 Mobile users that support ends this year – and they should move to iOS or Android devices.

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The latest Samsung Galaxy S10 camera rumors show just how important its folding phone will be

The Galaxy S10 rumors suggest that Samsung's next flagship phone won't be that exciting. This makes the folding phone even more vital to the company's future.

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Mingis on Tech: All about Google Fi

Google's foray into cellular networking, as an MVNO reselling wireless access, allows it to offer service that can undercut bigger rivals like AT&T and Verizon. Here's an explainer on what Google Fi is and does.

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Apple’s AirPower wireless charger may already be in production – and shipping soon

After missing its own 2018 deadline for shipping a multi-device wireless charger, industry speculation now has the AirPower charging pad on the assembly line and ready to ship soon.

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Mingis on Tech: Bent iPads and a bad quarter – Apple, WTF?

When some new iPad owners found their devices were bent, Apple acknowledged the issue and said, in essence, 'no problem.' More recently, the company said revenues would fall short of expectations. So what's going on?

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