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Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge: Everything you need to know

Thinking about picking up one of Samsung's new flagship Android smartphones? Here's everything you need to know about the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge.

How to add wireless charging to your iPhone

Want to know something that many smartphones can do that your iPhone cannot? Wireless charging. Fortunately, it's a feature that's easy to add.

How durable is Samsung's new Galaxy S6?

With Samsung getting ready to release its new flagship handsets - the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge - into an eagerly awaiting market, some are rightly anxious about the handset's durability.

Charge your smartphone and jumpstart your car with the Cyntur JumperPack Mini

Introducing the new Cyntur JumperPack Mini, a small, portable 12,000 mAh lithium-ion battery pack that not only has a 2.1 Amp fast-charge USB port, but also sports jumper cables that can be used to jumpstart 12 volt cars, trucks, SUVs, boats, or even snowmobiles.

Wireless chargers for the Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

Fancy picking up a new Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge smartphone but don't want to pay Samsung prices for the wireless charging system? Fear not! There are alternatives starting at less than $15.

Softros LAN Messenger comes to OS X

A very handy tool that was once only available to Windows users finally comes to OS X.

Kingston unveils high-speed HyperX Predator PCIe SSD

Kingston's new HyperX Predator PCIe SSD is an upgrade part that brings read speed of up to 1400MB/s and write speeds hitting 1000MB/s to desktop and notebook systems.

AMD and Nvidia get ready for next-gen DirectX 12

Microsoft has yet to launch its next-generation DirectX 12 multimedia API, but AMD and Nvidia are both ready with hardware to support it.

Galaxy S6: Most of the bloatware can be removed

One of the biggest complaints leveled at Android smartphones is the plethora of apps, many of which unwanted, that come preinstalled on the devices. Samsung has listened to this and has made the bloatware it installs on the Galaxy S6 user-removable.

Samsung buoyed by 'huge' Galaxy S6 preorders

Samsung, which saw profits tumble by 60 percent last year, is seeing an uptick in its fortunes thanks to stronger than anticipated Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge preorders.

Western Digital debuts 'world's most power-efficient' high-capacity 3.5-inch HDD for datacenters

Western Digital has introduced new datacenter hard drives that deliver the lowest power consumption of any high-capacity 3.5-inch hard drive available today.

Apple Watch, in pictures

Here's everything you need to know about the Apple Watch, from features to pricing and availability.

Apple Watch: Things we need to know

There's a lot we already know about the Apple Watch, but there's also a lot that we don't. Here are some questions I hope we will get answers to.

What is 'USB Type C' and 'USB 3.1 Gen 1'?

Apple's decision to include just one single USB Type C port on the new MacBook that will handle both power and connectivity has caused a fair bit of confusion. How can a single port take over the function of the myriad of ports that are usually present on a MacBook?

Samsung buoyed by strong Galaxy S6 preorders

Samsung, which saw profits tumble by 60 percent last year, is seeing an uptick in its fortunes thanks to stronger than anticipated Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge preorders.

Five months on and iOS 8 is still riddled with show-stopping bugs

Five months on from the release of iOS 8, and following six rounds of bugfixes, Apple's flagship mobile platform that powers almost three out of four iPhone and iPads is still riddled with bugs.

Apple unveils MacBook Pro repair extension program

Apple has unveiled a repair extension program for a selection of MacBook Pro notebooks exhibiting video problems.

Crapware: Why manufacturers install it, what you can do about it, and why it's not going to go away

If you've ever bought a Windows PC or Android smartphone or tablet from one of the big name vendors then chances are that you are familiar - perhaps even intimately familiar if you've ever tried removing it - with crapware.

Tech essentials for the office and when on the road

Here's a tour of some of the things that I take for granted, but which work hard for me every day, and without them I wouldn't be able to do as much as I do each and every day.

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