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Google building a smartphone to compete with the iPhone, claims report

A report claims that we can expect to see "a Google-branded phone" arrive "by the end of the year."

Five tips for taking professional looking photos with your smartphone

Want to take better photographs with your iPhone or Android smartphone? Here are my top tips.

What's inside a $4 smartphone?

Indian company Ringing Bells is ready to start shipping a $4 smartphone - but how much smartphone can you buy for $4?

Chromebooks are the new "it just works" platform

Opinion: Chromebooks might not be a perfect platform for everyone, but they're a near-perfect solution for business and BYOD.

Apple pulls plug on Thunderbolt display

Apple calls time on its Thunderbolt display, and tells people who want one to be fast, or go check out the many third-party options available.

How to speed up a sluggish iPhone

Is your iPhone feeling a bit sluggish? Here's how to give it a refresh while you wait for the iPhone 7 to land.

iPhone battery-saving tips that work

When your iPhone's battery is down to its last 10 percent here are a few quick and simple tips to help you make it until you find a charger.

Opera, not Microsoft Edge, is the best for battery life, says Opera

"Better luck next time, Microsoft!" says Opera's director of software development, who criticized the Redmond giant for not being transparent about its testing methodology.

Amazon unveils all-new Kindle

Amazon has unveiled a new, thinner, lighter Kindle with more storage.

A lot of what Apple does is 'user-hostile and stupid' -- and we have only ourselves to blame

Opinion: If Apple does drop the headphone jack from the iPhone, that will indeed be a "user-hostile and stupid" move. But that's nothing new for Apple.

AMD working on 48-core processor

Codenamed Starship, the server chip will be feature 7-nanometer architecture.

Being open source is killing Android

Most of Android's problems stem from the fact that it is an open source operating system.

10 tips for the professional tech troubleshooter

Do you troubleshoot tech problems for a living? Here are some tips to make your life easier.

If Apple won't give you wireless charging, add it to your iPhone yourself

Waiting for Apple to add wireless charging to the iPhone so you can be like your Android buddies? Here's how to add the feature for yourself.

Here's how much it costs to charge a smartphone for a year

How much does the electricity needed to charge a smartphone over the course of a year cost? Under a dollar? A few dollars? Tens of dollars? Hundreds of dollars? Let's find out.

Nest to brick Revolv smart hubs on Sunday, and there's nothing owners can do about it

If you own a Revolv smart hub, then Sunday is the day that Nest will pull the plug on it, and you can kiss your $300 gadget goodbye.

How to download and install Android N Developer Preview 4

Here's how you can get the Android 7.0 "N" Developer Preview 4 up and running on selected Android devices right now.

10 alternatives to the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi might be the name that springs to mind when people think of single board computers for homebrew projects, but there are other boards out there worth considering.

12 built-in iOS apps you should replace with third-party apps

iOS 10 will give iPhone and iPad users the ability to delete stock apps such as Mail, FaceTime, and Music and replace them with apps of your choosing. But which apps should you choose?

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