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Add-ons elevate new Moto Z phones

We review the Droid editions of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, Motorola's latest high-end Android smartphones.

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Did Pokemon Go bring AR to the iPhone?

Pokémon Go has made us spend more time in augmented reality than on Facebook. But we've been using our iPhones for AR for a while now.

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This Android Trojan blocks the victim from alerting banks

Symantec has noticed a 'call-barring' function in a newer version of Android malware

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Salesforce1 update will leave many mobile devices out in the cold

Salesforce 'has to draw the line somewhere,' one analyst says

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What does iOS 10 reveal about the next iPhone?

The next iPhone may not be a drastic departure, but iOS 10 reveals how Apple is looking at the iPhone for generations to come.

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Screens that fold and roll will arrive as early as next year

Screens that can roll up could appear in tablets that fold into the shape of smartphones

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Here's how secret voice commands could hijack your smartphone

A muffled voice buried in a YouTube video can take over your phone, researchers say

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Rugged smartphones' dirty little secret

A number of leading phone manufacturers, including Samsung and Motorola, 'ruggedized' some of their flagship products in an attempt to reduce screen shatters. But they overlooked another common area of display damage: scratches.

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Galaxy S7 vs. GS7 Active: 4 reasons to go rugged

CIO.com's Al Sacco compares Samsung's popular Galaxy S7 smartphone to the new ruggedized GS7 Active and points out ways the rugged version outperforms its more delicate counterpart.

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Hands-on with Bank of America's NFC-enabled ATMs

Now you can grab cash from the bank with just your smartphone.

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44% off Universal Waterproof Bag for all iPhone and other Larger Smartphones - Deal Alert

Waterproof bag securely protects all smartphones from water, dust and dirt. Great for using during outdoor activities including boating boating and swimming.

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Mingis on Tech: Thoughts and musings on WWDC 2016

With the WWDC keynote over, Executive News Editor Ken Mingis, Computerworld Editor-in-Chief Scott Finnie and MultiMedia Editor Keith Shaw chew over the highlights of what Apple execs unveiled.

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Reports: Apple will move to Intel for some iPhone chips

American iPhones on AT&T networks will reportedly use Intel chips instead of Qualcomm

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Always-on displays: LG G5 vs. Galaxy S7

These two flagships share a similar feature, but usability and battery life vary

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Lenovo's Phab2Pro is the first Google Tango smartphone

The first smartphone to support Tango, Google's augmented reality technology, is coming later in 2016. At Lenovo World in San Francisco, the company demonstrated the phone and technology.

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Lenovo shows off a flexible smartphone

Lenovo has demonstrated the latest prototype of a flexible smartphone and tablet it's working on in its labs. The phone can wrap around a wrist and the tablet fold in half.

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Lenovo's Phab2 Pro will be the first Google Tango AR smartphone

Four cameras and Google's augmented-reality software let the big smartphone create virtual worlds and learn the real world

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US phone users least likely to switch after security breach

Slow updates by carriers and manufacturers are a long-standing problem, but survey shows that globally, 47 percent of consumers would switch carriers in the event of a security breach

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