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Why Apple needs to add wireless charging to the iPhone

Consumer awareness of wireless charging technology has doubled over the past year, driven in part by the Apple Watch. The rapidly changing tech landscape has left the iPhone as one of the few flagship smartphones not supporting this technology.

Trackpad++: Must-have Mac productivity-boosting utility for Boot Camp users

?One of the most frustrating things about switching between OS X and Windows is remembering which gestures you can use on which operating system, and at no time is this more of a headache than when you're running Windows on a Mac.

Apple to replace defective 3TB hard drives shipped with 27-inch iMacs

Apple has kicked off a replacement program for defective 3TB hard drives shipped with certain 27-inch iMac desktop computers.

iPhone 7 could take design cues from the Apple Watch

An analyst with a good track record when it comes to making Apple predictions claims that the new iPhone will borrow design cues from the Apple Watch.

iOS users more valuable than their Android counterparts, but the gap is closing

When it comes to mobile spending, iOS users have always been seen as more valuable than their Android counterparts. But the gap between the two platforms is closing.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active torture testing

Fancy Samsung's Galaxy S6 smartphone, but feel that your active lifestyle - or rampant butterfingers - means that it probably wouldn't last the week? The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active might be the handset for you.

The seven "Prime Directives" of repairing and upgrading tech

Over the years I've built up a set of rules that I keep in mind when fixing things. I call them the "Prime Directives," not because I'm a huge Star Trek fan, but because they're important, and bad things tend to happen when I violate them.

Best Android smartphones for work and play: June 2015 edition

Choosing the right iPhone really is a no-brainer since there's only a small handful to choose from, but when it comes to Android handsets, there's a staggering array of choice.

Overheating concerns continue to plague Snapdragon 810-powered devices

Concerns that Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 is plagued by an overheating issue has been circulating for many months, but now one Japanese carrier has taken the step of warning potential customers about the problem.

Not seeing the 'Get Windows 10' icon on your PC? Here's a possible fix

Running a Windows 7/8/8.1 PC but can't find the 'Get Windows 10' icon in your system tray? Here's a possible fix.

New anti-theft feature coming to the Apple Watch

?Right now there's nothing stopping your Apple Watch from being swiped, wiped and sold on to someone else at a bargain price. But that's about to change.

iOS 9: Will you be able to upgrade your iPhone or iPad?

Apple will release iOS 9 this fall, but will your iPhone or iPad be up to the job of running it?

Apple takes aim at Android switchers with 'Move to iOS' app

With iOS 9 Apple is making a direct play for Android users with an app to help them migrate their data and apps to the iPhone.

WWDC 2015: Apple jabs at Microsoft and Android over slow adoption rates

It wouldn't be an Apple keynote if playful jabs weren't thrown at Microsoft and Android over the slow adoption rates of their platforms compared to Apple's offerings.

WWDC 2015: OS X 10.11 focuses on getting more from the hardware you already have

With OS X 10.11 'El Capitan' Apple is looking to squeeze more performance from existing Mac hardware.

LG G4: No tools required to replace the battery

If you want a smartphone where the only tool you need to change the battery is your hand, then the LG G4 may be the handset for you.

Windows 10: The only major OS still trying to squeeze a buck from consumers

Putting a monetary obstacle in the way of people who want to jump to Windows 10 hampers Microsoft's vision for a service-centric, cloud-connected future for Windows. Consumers also love getting stuff for free.

Pebble Time app for iOS now available

It's taken a while, but the Pebble Time app for iOS is finally here.

Desert island tech: What you need when you're off the grid

Some of us like to go off the grid periodically to get away from things, while others find themselves forced off the grid as a result of flooding, fire, or some other misfortune. No matter what the reason, I find having the right gear with you can make all the difference.

AMD: Microsoft "getting back to their roots" with Windows 10

Windows 8 has been harsh on PC makers, with the bottom falling out of the market. But with Windows 10 on the horizon, PC OEMs and component makers are hoping that a fresh start may jumpstart flagging sales.

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