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iPhone 7 Plus accounts for bigger piece of U.S. pie

U.S. iPhone buyers significantly shifted purchase preference to the larger 7 Plus in 2016, a research analyst said Thursday.

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Verizon, volunteer firefighters make peace; T-Mobile’s Legere can stand down

Verizon has doused a public-relations flare-up with the volunteer fire department that serves a small Virginia island community.

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53% off WizGear Universal Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount Holder with Fast Swift-Snap Technology for Smartphones - Deal Alert

The WizGear Air Vent Mount is a magnetic holder for smartphones, is a very slim mount which it goes into the air vent of your car, which will not take away your windshield view.


iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: iPhone X, leaving rivals in its dust & a classy new concept design

Dropping your iPhone in the toilet could soon be something you can laugh instead of cry about if the latest Apple iPhone 8 rumors are to be believed.


Wi-Fi blocking and the FCC

Network World offers this brief overview of how the FCC addressed concerns over hotels and other venues blocking Wi-Fi signals from customers using mobile hot spots, instead directing them to more expensive Wi-Fi services.

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This is what the first iPhone protoype software looked like

A new video highlights what one of the earliest iPhone prototypes looked like.

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Here come the Super Bowl 2017 techie ads

Watch technology company commercials for Super Bowl 51 before the big game.

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FTC charges Qualcomm with anticompetitive chip tactics

Qualcomm strong-armed some phone makers into accepting unfavorable technology licensing terms while giving Apple a break in exchange for exclusivity, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has charged.

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Microsoft awarded patent for multiple folding phone

Microsoft received a patent to make a phone that can be folded twice, turning it into a tablet-style device that can fit in your pocket.

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Report: Samsung probe blames Galaxy Note7 fires on faulty batteries

Samsung will reportedly release the results of its investigation into the exploding Galaxy Note7 handsets next week.


Low-end Android phones could get VR with new Imagination GPU

Apple's iPhone GPU provider has its eyes set shaking the Android landscape by bringing VR to low-end Android phones.


A techie's guide for voting on new Monopoly game tokens

Hasbro is giving Monopoly fans a choice of going old school, very old school or new school in an online vote to determine which tokens will come standard with a new version of the game hitting shelves in August.

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iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: Stainless steel, India standing tough & really going wireless

Enough of the iPhone 10th anniversary celebrations: It's time to channel our collective Apple watching energies into iPhone 8 (not to mention possible iPhone 7s and 7s Plus editions).

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The best Android phones that fit every budget

The 2016 Android phones, including Google Pixel XL, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, HTC 10 and Moto Z Play, offer strong performance in every price category.

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Watch Steve Jobs unveil the iPhone and change the world

A look back at the original iPhone unveiling

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iPhone after 10 years: Google overwhelms the iPhone like Microsoft overwhelmed the Mac

How Android beat the iPhone in the smartphone market with tactics Microsoft used to beat the Mac in the PC market.

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How Network World covered the original iPhone announcement from Jan. 9, 2007

While Network World writes a lot more about Apple these days than we did 10 years ago, we didn't skip over the original iPhone announcement on Jan. 9, 2007.

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Nokia returns to smartphones at long last, but you can't buy it (and probably don't want to)

The first new Nokia handset created under the HMD Global umbrella will be a budget phone only available in China.

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