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Derek Walter is a freelance technology writer based in Northern California. He is the author of Learning MIT App Inventor, a hands-on guide to building your own Android apps.

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Everything you need to know about wireless charging

No smart home would be complete without wireless chargers to keep the batteries your smart devices topped off. We'll help you choose the right standard.

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Facebook Messenger beams live video into your chat conversations with Instant Video

The concept is similar to a feature found in Snapchat, which allows you to augment your chat with some face-to-face conversation.

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Google Wallet will now automatically send money transfers straight to your bank account

An update to the Android and iOS apps mean you won't have to manually transfer your money when a friend pays up for that lunch tab.

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T-Mobile tinkers with new unlimited plans after getting hit with negative feedback

The new 'One Plus' plan introduces unlimited tethering at LTE speeds and HD streaming, though it comes at a cost.

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The best educational apps and games to jumpstart the school year

Getting the brain back in school mode may be as easy as spending some quality time with an iPhone or iPad.

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T-Mobile shifts to unlimited plans in the latest bid to stand out from the competition

But you'll have to pay extra to get around the limitations, like 480p video playback and 2G tethering.

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Google launches Duo, its cross-platform answer to FaceTime, for Android and iOS

The no-frills FaceTime competitor is simple to use and gives you a peek at the video right from your lock screen.

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Pokemon Go update now warns you not to play and drive, debuts 'Nearby Pokemon' test

You can finally change up your username, while iOS players again get to use battery saver mode.

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Apple Music for Android is exiting beta and adding in equalizer settings

The leap to version 1.0 is also bringing several performance and playback improvements to Apple's streaming service.

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Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages project spreads to more of the web

The effort will branch out beyond just news sites, though it will mean web developers will need to support yet another standard.

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T-Mobile bulks up Binge On with ABC, Fox Now, Apple Music, and more

The latest additions will please those who regularly use the streaming service, though Binge On isn’t without a legion of critics.

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New OtterBox modular case turns your iPhone into a multi-purpose tool

Snap in a set of speakers, a fresh battery, or boost your camera with this modular-friendly case.

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Tip: Find Pokémon Go stops and gyms using the official Ingress live web map

If you want to dominate the world of Pokémon Go, it can't hurt to put this map to use in order to find prime hunting locations.

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Pokémon Go is rolling out now for iOS and Android

The game uses your smartphone's camera, sensors, and location-sharing capabilities to put Nintendo's characters in the real world.

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YouTube is bringing live broadcasting for all to its mobile apps

Google's video service is jumping into a space that's exploded in popularity thanks to Periscope and Facebook Live.