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Mingis on Tech: Mac guy becomes a Dell dude; wireless charging and the iPhone

Dell's XPS 15 9550 Touch laptop wins kudos from Computerworld Editor in Chief Scot Finnie. And what about those reports that Apple's iPhone may soon get wireless charging capabilities?

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Microsoft confirms SwiftKey buy, says it will continue developing Android, iOS apps

Microsoft is buying SwiftKey, the developer of a popular software keyboard for Android and iOS phones -- even though it already has its own software keyboard, Word Flow.

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Apple, don’t make the smaller iPhone a second-class device

Why not offer a 4-inch iPhone with the latest features?

Inside Verizon's Super Bowl Command Center

More than 100 engineers will make sure the tweeting, sharing and streaming works without a hiccup

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Report: iPhone 7 will sport DSLR-quality camera, 3D mapping, 3x optical zoom

Apple might use the LinX camera tech it acquired last year to add a dual-camera system to the iPhone 7, analysts say.

Here's how GM's Maven car sharing works

A few clicks of an app and you've reserved a car and can drive it away. There's integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto too.

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How to save on mobile plans: Your guide to 17 no-contract carriers

The old two-year-contract business model for mobile phone plans is all but abandoned. And there are more choices than ever: We look at 17 alternate mobile service carriers.

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Apple plans to set up stores in India

Apple has applied to the Indian government for permission to set up a wholly-owned store operated by the company, taking advantage of changing rules for retail in India.

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Apple convinces U.S. court to ban Samsung phones in patent dispute, but only old ones

A federal court in California has banned the sale in the U.S. of Samsung smartphones that have features that infringe three patents owned by Apple.

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4 ways to take charge of iOS's Background App Refresh feature

Too many apps refreshing themselves in the background can put a dent in your iPhone or iPad battery life. Keep an eye on which apps are doing the refreshing, and when.

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Meet Silverstone's CPU01, a reversible USB cable that works with your older phone

Eat your heart out USB-C, this cable does reversible without requiring a new phone

Huawei's Honor 5X is made for millennials

The "perfect selfie" mode ensures that every photo of yourself you take is enhanced to make you look great.

Hands-on with the LeMax Pro, the first phone to ship with the Snapdragon 820

LeTV's new phone is the first to market with Qualcomm's new high-end chip, fingerprint sensor, and 802.11ad Wi-Fi.

Acer Liquid Jade Primo: Finally a new third-party flagship Windows phone

Acer says that it will begin shipping its Liquid Jade Primo phone next month, with what appears to be some premium specs. But when will it ship to the U.S.?

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Apple will pay Ericsson patent royalties on iPhones and iPads

Apple has agreed to pay Ericsson royalties on the wireless devices it sells in settlement of a long-standing patent dispute.

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Google's top trending topics of 2015 include the hottest gadgets in tech

Globally, the biggest search spikes were for breaking news and entertainment. But nerds like us searched for gadgets, gadgets, and more gadgets.

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Now you can share your Project Fi data with your tablets

Google has expanded its cellular service to support up to nine data-only devices per account, with no extra fees.

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Samsung makes last-chance appeal to Supreme Court on Apple verdict

Samsung is attempting to take its years-old patent fight with Apple to the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday it filed an appeal to the court asking it to take a look at the rules regarding design patents -- rules that haven't been touched in 120 years.

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The barcode-based Walmart Pay system in use

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All wrong, all the time: History is unkind to Apple doom predictions

Despite the conventional wisdom, Apple Maps turned out OK.

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Apple's new Smart Battery Case extends your iPhone's life up to 25 hours

Apple has begun selling a smart battery case for the iPhone 6 and 6s, featuring a clunky bulge that boosts battery life by 80 percent and phone thickness by 100 percent

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Short-term memory: Annual iPhone order slippage news

Apple has reportedly cut iPhone orders and all is lost.