Don't-Miss Smartphones Stories

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Apple and Samsung working on a standardized e-SIM card

Report claims the smartphone makers are working with telecom operators to launch electronic Sim cards.

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Samsung may bump up Galaxy Note 5's launch to avoid Apple's new iPhone

We all expect to see the Galaxy Note 5 debut in the coming weeks. But a new report says Samsung's newest phablet may come earlier than usual.

Survey sickness: Smartphone surveys are not all created equal

Read the fine print on smartphone surveys before you start to panic.

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Facebook releases a separate app for private photo sharing

Moments will automatically detect people's friends in their smartphone camera roll.

A broken record: Marketshare predictions continue to be dumb

The Macalope doesn't know why these firms keep doing this. He really doesn't.

Not guilty: Xiaomi's not a very good Apple killer

If there's no body, this can't even go to trial.

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Make the most of Mail for iOS with these 8 powerful tips

Learn how to see more of your messages from Mail's inbox view, zip directly to your draft messages, manage mail recipients with your fingertip, get special alerts whenever (say) your boss sends you a mission-critical email, and more.

Mo' problems: Apple Pay is DOA

So many problems. Most of them exaggerated, but still.

Declining up: Apple's slow slide to success

Someone has a weird definition of "decline".

Reading comprehension: Misunderstanding Apple surveys continues apace

Apple Pay is a huge disappointment. Because people can't use it.

The Apple Store will give you credit for old Android phones

Apple expands its in-store trade-in program to include “select” smartphones from other manufacturers.

The anti-Beatitudes: Calling Apple a religion

It's time once again to get some of that old-time religion.

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Switch to iPhone, get money: Apple may offer gift cards to Android users who defect

But there are a ton of ways to get "paid" for turning in your old phone, so you should always shop around.

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Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant may come to iOS and Android as a standalone app

Microsoft will continue its cross-platform push by bringing Cortana to Android and iOS devices, a new report says.

on pcworld.com