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Why Android updates are so late | TECH(talk)

The yearly release of a new version of Android always causes a hopeful stir among users. But most of them have to wait months, or even longer, to get the update on their devices.

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The sad state of the smartphone market | TECH(talk)

With smartphone sales slowing – even for the iconic iPhone – have we reached 'peak smartphone'? And if so, how does the industry innovate its way out of the funk?

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Mingis on Tech: All about the Google Pixel 3

The Pixel 3 (and the larger Pixel 3 XL) arrive this week, and after a few days of hands-on time with the new device, Computerworld's Dan Rosenbaum has some thoughts. He joins Executive Editor Ken Mingis and IDGE video producer Chris...

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Mingis on Tech: 3 big slices of Android Pie

The newest version of Android is rolling out for Pixel devices already and – eventually – it'll arrive on other Android phones. Computerworld's JR Raphael details what users can look forward to, and why it matters.

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Mingis on Tech: The blockchain evolution, from services...to smartphones

Oracle joins other major tech vendors by rolling out its blockchain-as-a-service offering, and two smartphone makers plan to include the technology in new devices this year. Get the latest on the blockchain craze.

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Mingis on Tech: Why BlackBerry's Key2 phone is for 'masters of the universe'

BlackBerry's latest smartphone has a full-featured physical keyboard – no surprise there – and is aimed at users who want to really want to get work done, says reviewer Dan Rosenbaum.

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Mingis on Tech: What's up with wireless charging?

With Apple embracing the Qi standard in the iPhone X and 8/8+, wireless charging is finally becoming more mainstream. But there's an ongoing debate about what it does to smartphone battery life.

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Mingis on Tech: What's up with Android P?

Oreo hasn't even rolled out for many users, and yet Android P – Oreo's still unnamed successor – is already on the horizon. Android expert JR Raphael offers insights on what's coming, and why Android upgrades always seem to run late.

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Mingis on Tech: A preview of Mobile World Congress 2018

This year's big show in Barcelona begins Feb. 26, and while hardware announcements are always part of the event, attendees are more likely to hear a lot about 5G networking.

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How to move data between your Android phone and computer

A few simple swipes, and you're on your way to accessing the files and folders on your Android phone from your PC or Apple computer. JR Raphael walks you through these easy steps.

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Mingis on Tech: Is Apple's iPhone X the best phone for business?

Apple's expensive new iPhone X has a lot going for it: Face ID security, an OLED display and, of course, iOS 11 – making it a top-notch option for enterprise users. But is it worth $1,149?

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Mingis on Tech: Android vs. iOS – How they stack up

Android blogger JR Raphael and Apple expert Michael deAgonia get ... animated, shall we say ... as they tackle the basics of which mobile OS is better when it comes to security, updates, app stores, customization and innovation. Can...

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The evolution of Samsung's Galaxy S

Get a look at how the key features of Samsung's Galaxy S smartphone have evolved from its debut in 2010 to today's Galaxy S8 and S8+.

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TECH(talk): Is the smartwatch market dead?

Ahead of the latest Apple smartwatch rollout, the panelists debate whether vendors made a mistake introducing smartwatches to consumers first, rather than pursuing the enterprise market.

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24% off Taotronics Universal Smartphone Bike Mount - Deal Alert

The Taotronics phone mount is easy to install and features a fully adjustable viewing angle, non-slip rubber grips and a one-button phone release mechanism. It's highly rated and currently discounted on Amazon.

How to Hack a Smartphone, Part 2
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How to Hack a Smartphone, Part 2

In the second of two parts, Meir Machlin of Trust Digital continues his demonstration of a smartphone hack. In this demonstration, Machlin turns of security settings remotely and wipes the device.

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How to Hack a Smartphone, Part 1

Meir Machlin of Trust Digital demonstrates how to hack a smartphone using SMS.

iPhone Vs. Android: 12 key ways they differ
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iPhone vs. Android: 12 key ways they differ

From customization to voice assistants to battery life -- a quick look at the key differences between Apple's iPhone devices and Android phones.

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