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Review: Kyocera DuraForce is the Android phone designed for The Hulk

If you work in punishing environments, here's a phone that will withstand some of the abuse

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A big step for BYOD: Separate billing for smartphones is finally here

AT&T Work Platform is a major step toward separating work and personal communications in a sensible way

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Microsoft's device share growth to outpace Apple's through 2016

Gartner's forecast downgrades Apple's OS expected share to 11.3% this year, 11.6% in '16

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The road warrior's essential mobile toolkit

If you spend more time with your smartphone and tablet than a computer, here's what you should have with you

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How much of 2014 in tech do you remember? Take our slightly silly quiz!

Mt. Gox? HP's split? WhatsApp? That was all this year, folks! See which stories you can still remember this late in the game.

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Mobile's gift to the world: In poor countries, it's life-changing

A third of the world's population has at least basic access to the mobile Internet -- and gets a great deal of value from it

The best smartphones and tablets of 2014

Sure, there were lot of mobile flops this year, but that makes these winners even sweeter

Top five smartphone disappointments of the year

New iPhones should have had a better front camera and the Moto G should have had LTE, among other disappointments

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First look: BlackBerry Classic is a killer smartphone -- for keyboard lovers

The BlackBerry Classic is the best smartphone the company has ever released, but it won't lure away many iPhone or Android users

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Your cell phone number: To give or not to give

More and more companies assume your phone is your second-factor authentication, raising potential for abuse

Intel plunks down billions to expand in mobile market

Intel's $1.6 billion investment in a Chengdu plant will help it regain complete control of manufacturing mobile chips

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When iPhones fly? Don't put it past Apple

You can have your bigger screens and better battery life -- Apple is too busy taking future iPhones to the skies

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iPhone 6 Plus boosts U.S. 'phablet' share, but the smaller iPhone 6 is what sells

Sales of 5.5-inch and larger smartphones jump from 2 percent last year to 10 percent this after Apple entered the big-screen sweepstakes

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Phablet deathmatch: Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Note 4

Whether you think of them as superphones or microtablets, the two main contenders are closely matched

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Fire Phone, Galaxy S5, iPad Mini 3, and more: 15 major mobile flops of 2014

It's been a banner year for smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches of the turkey variety; here are the 15 biggest flappers

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What developers can do to extend smartphone battery life

Smarter app design combined with energy-usage monitors can keep apps from hogging battery life

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Droid Turbo: A beefy Android smartphone with better battery life

Motorola's Droid Turbo isn't sexy, but it offers speed, helpful software extensions, and the ability to go two days between charges

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Samsung to charge a premium for innovative new Galaxy Note Edge

The price, $1,160 unlocked, and curved-edge display could limit sales of Samsung's new smartphone

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