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How the iPhone could save mobile AR from Facebook and Snapchat

Will Apple make augmented reality more useful than simply a digital Halloween costume shop?

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Can the iPhone make better AR than Facebook and Snapchat? | The iPhone Show

Facebook and Snapchat have big ambitions around mobile augmented reality, but Apple might be the company that makes it actually useful.

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A deeper look at Samsung's Galaxy S8

Is it time to trade in your mobile device? If you're considering an Android smartphone, Samsung's Galaxy S8 seems to be the popular favorite but is it the right phone for you? Here, CIO.com senior writer Sarah White takes a more in-depth look at Samsung's newest offering.

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Samsung DeX: The Galaxy S8 desktop dock really works

Can you survive business travel with just a Galaxy S8+ smartphone and DeX dock? Seven days of dedicated productivity testing says yes.

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LG G6 Review

LG reinvents its flagship handset with the G6.

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Suitable height, perfect angle of view when using Facetime and YouTube, makes it so easy to read message and emails.

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Inside a smartphone safety testing lab

Smartphones have to undergo weeks of testing in this lab before they go on sale.

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What happens to companies that depend on the iPhone?

What the iPhone giveth, the iPhone taketh away.

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Hands-on with Apple's new video-editing app, Clips

How does Clips compare to Snapchat when it comes to making fun videos? We put Apple's new app to the test.

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Apple said to be targeting a stake in Toshiba's memory chip business

Apple is the latest company to be linked with a possible bid for or an investment in Toshiba's sizable computer memory business, which is up for sale.

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Apple is developing its own power management chips, says analyst

Apple could be developing its own power management chips, according to a report from German private bank Bankhaus Lampe. The release of the report led to a sharp drop in the shares of Dialog Semiconductors, the current supplier of these chips to the iPhone maker.

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Why the iPhone 8 is going to be very much like Samsung’s new Galaxy S8

In the smartphone wars, it's not about doing it first, but doing it better (and without blowing up).

Did Samsung just release the iPhone 8?

Infinity display? Facial recognition? Augmented reality? Samsung's new Galaxy S8 is basically all those iPhone 8 rumors come true.

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What users could expect from Apple's homegrown GPUs for iPhones, iPads

Apple has one big reason to move to a homegrown GPU: it wants full control over the hardware and software in its devices.

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Amazon Unveils Deep Discounts On Select Unlocked Phones, Tues and Wed Only - Deal Alert

If you're in the market for an unlocked phone, you'll save serious cash by buying one of these on Amazon, but the special event runs April 4 and 5 only.

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Why iOS 10.3 is more than just your typical dot release

Apple’s latest iOS update has three new features with the promise to be game-changers.

4 new gadgets to track your heart rate

CIO.com contributor Jim Martin looks at 4 very different health-tracking devices that monitor your heart rate.

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Apple's building its own graphics processor for the iPhone, dropping Imagination GPUs

Apple will soon stop using intellectual property from Imagination Technologies Group for its iPhone and other devices, as it is working on a separate, independent graphics design for its products.

The iPhone Show: What's new in iOS 10.3?

The new iOS 10.3 introduces an easy way to keep track of your AirPods, the option to choose between different app icons, and a switch to the more efficient Apple File System.

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Enlarge your smartphone's display and watch a bigger screen at a longer distance, minimizing eye fatigue. Designed to be foldable, lightweight and portable. Currently discounted 44%.

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Debunking the myths that iPhone users are smarter, more judgmental, and more likely to lie

Recent studies claim iPhone users have different traits than Android users. But are they to be believed?

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Why Snapchat might be working on the iPhone killer

After its IPO, Snapchat's parent company shows more evidence that it could be working on a phone.

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