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BLU Win HD LTE hands-on: An affordable dual SIM Windows Phone that exceeds expectations

While browsing through the Microsoft Store I stumbled across a Windows Phone priced at just $199. It turns out that the BLU Win HD LTE impressed me over the past week and is a device to consider.

Boat safely and keep others informed with the help of the US Coast Guard mobile app

Boating season kicks off this weekend and while many recreational boaters do not have advanced navigation and communications equipment, they do have a smartphone. Install the USCG mobile app to stay informed and improve safety.

Aukey Quick Charge 2.0 wall and portable chargers top off your new phones quickly

Battery life is important and with more phones launching with integrated batteries, it's important to get those phones charged up quickly. Aukey makes a couple inexpensive solutions for rapid charging.

Seven reasons the LG G4 is better for business than the Samsung Galaxy S6

The competition for the best Android smartphone is heating up. While the Samsung Galaxy S6 is an excellent choice, I think the LG G4 is the best choice for the business world.

Tips for buying used and unlocked phones

You can save money and pick up some quality hardware if you know where to shop and what to avoid. Mathew Miller has the details.

The 10 best smartphones for the first half of 2015

Now that all the latest and greatest smartphones have been announced and in my hands, it's time to see which are the best available.

Don't let the elements slow you down with Catalyst, LifeProof, and Seidio cases for the Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Many of us take our iPhones everywhere, including our outdoor adventures. Whether you run, cycle, ski, ride, boat, or take part in some other outdoor activity there are a few solid choices to protect your iPhone 6 Plus from the toughest elements.

Hands-on image gallery of the Catalyst, LifeProof, and Seidio cases for Apple iPhone 6 Plus

I enjoy running and biking, often working out in pouring down rain. Cases from these three manufacturers protect your iPhone from water, drops, dirt, snow, and other extreme conditions.

Don't want to spend $700 or more for a phone? Six compelling smartphones under $300

Flagship smartphones can cost you close to $1000, but there are many affordable options available. Here's six smartphones priced from $100 to $299.99 for you to consider.

Samsung terminating Samsung Wallet: Membership card app didn't satisfy usage rates

Mobile wallet apps have confused consumers for years and it doesn't help when long term solutions are not supported. Samsung just sent emails to Samsung Wallet owners announcing the 30 June termination of its service.

Using your phone while driving? Put it away and just drive

I'm as addicted to smartphones as anyone could be, but I don't text and drive. After nearly being rear-ended last week, I'm sick and tired of seeing so many people interacting with their phones on the road. It's time to #justdrive.

Facebook launches interactive Instant Articles on Apple iPhone

Facebook announced a new publishing product that will provide readers with interactive and speedy content while providing content providers with new tools to make content even better.

LG G4 review: A new king of the Android world is crowned

LG is getting ready to launch the LG G4 and is bucking the trend of moving to integrated storage and non-removable batteries. The leather back is elegant and the camera can't be beat.

T-Mobile and BlackBerry announce new partnership, BlackBerry Classic launches on 13 May

T-Mobile stopped carrying BlackBerry devices last year and as both companies look to future growth, there is a realization that BlackBerry smartphones are important to business customers.

LG G4 first impressions: Nice leather back, solid camera, and improved UI

Matthew picked up a LG G4 to evaluate before the retail units begin shipping to buyers and he has spent the last two days with it in Seattle and New York.

Five improvements in the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge thanks to Android Lollipop

Samsung continues to work with carriers to update existing devices to Android Lollipop. Following the update on the Note 4, the Note Edge was updated on T-Mobile.

Microsoft reportedly working on 5.7 and 5.2 inch Lumia Windows 10 flagships

We all expect Microsoft to roll out new Windows 10 flagship smartphones when Windows 10 is released a bit later this year and new rumors show there may be two variations with 20 megapixel cameras.

T-Mobile targets Verizon customers with its Never Settle Trial campaign

T-Mobile is aggressively trying to reach other carriers' customers and in this latest initiative is offering a way for Verizon customers to use their own number and try out T-Mobile.

Hands-on with the AT&T LG G Flex2: What's the point with the LG G4 coming soon?

LG announced the G Flex2 at CES and many thought it was quite compelling. However, the LG G4 is launching soon so Matt Miller isn't sure why we need a flexible display model.

Google may launch US wireless service powered by T-Mobile and Sprint as early as this week

Google has been working on wireless service for a couple years and reports indicate the service may launch very soon. The service will use existing infrastructure with the Nexus 6 at the core.

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