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No courage: Microsoft still requires audio jack port in Windows phones

Apple said it took "courage" to remove the audio jack port from the iPhone 7 and replace it with wireless audio. Microsoft hasn't yet mustered the courage to cut the aging port.

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Windows Phone users give Microsoft CEO an earful

The few Windows Phone users left said they want a promise of commitment, which Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gave them.

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The mysteries of the GPU in Apple's iPhone 7 are unlocked

Users have praised the performance of Apple's A10 Fusion chip in the iPhone 7, but its underlying graphics architecture may not be so new after all.

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A year after terrorist attacks, phone privacy laws unchanged – but watch out for Trump

Although the perpetrators of the San Bernardino mass shooting were killed in a gun battle with law enforcement within hours of the attack, the FBI’s interest in one terrorist’s iPhone precipitated a public standoff with Apple that...

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iPhone 8 said to feature a curved OLED display

Apple's next-gen iPhone reportedly will feature a curved OLED display.

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IDC predicts the collapse of the Windows Phone by 2020

By 2020, Windows phones will fall to a disappointing 0.1 percent market share, according to IDC.

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How Google Pixel and Daydream VR saved Thanksgiving

Thanks to Google Pixel and Daydream VR, this family was able to steer clear of political arguments on Thanksgiving and enjoy using virtual reality for the first time.

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When it comes to security, Android is the new Windows

Android keeps improving security, but it suffered several notable issues this month.

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Hottest Cyber Monday 2016 deals on Apple iPhones, iPads, Macs

Apple's underwhelming one-day Black Friday sale has come and gone, but other retailers have come to the rescue for Cyber Monday 2016 and put Apple iPhones, iPads, Macs and more on sale this Nov. 28

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8 most significant tech gadgets of 2016: Winners and losers

Every year, tech companies come up with fantastic ideas for cutting edge, futuristic products. Some of these products turn into huge hits. Others end up bombing. And still others become precursers or inpirations for the next...

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Cyber Monday 2016: Deals abound for new iPhones, HDTVs, iPads, headphones and more

With Black Friday behind us, consumers can still get great deals on Cyber Monday.

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66% off RAVPower Portable Charger 6700mAh (2.4A Output & 2A Input) External Battery Pack iSmart Technology for Smartphones - Deal Alert

With a minimalistic design weighing in at only 7.1 oz and providing up to 2 extra charge for most smartphones, the Luster Battery Pack is essential for keeping your devices powered throughout the day.

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Apple's underwhelming Black Friday 2016 event is live! Gift cards galore

Apple, which last year was too cool to have a Black Friday sale, has revealed its one-day deals -- focused on older products -- for Black Friday 2016 this Nov. 25.

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10 smartphone trends to watch in 2017

Smartphone buyers have a lot to look forward to in 2017. Devices will be thinner, faster, and perhaps a bit more intelligent than you'd like.

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48% off Satechi Portable Rechargeable Smartphone Speaker Stand - Deal Alert

The iFit-1 is a sliding stand for your phone that contains a high-fidelity speaker, so you can browse the internet, play games, or watch movies with louder, richer sound. Also features a 6 hour rechargeable battery.

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T-Mobile offers users a free iPhone 7 with qualifying trade-in

T-Mobile is offering subscribers a free iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus with a qualifying trade-in.

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Apple teases 1-day Black Friday 2016 shopping event

In a novel approach these days, Apple is actually waiting until Black Friday, Nov. 25, until it reveals its Black Friday 2016 shopping deals.

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Why an iPhone could cost double under Trump

Would you pay $1,300 for an iPhone that was made entirely in America?

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