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35% off Anker Phone Camera Lens Kit With Fisheye, 0.65x Wide Angle, 10x Macro - Deal Alert

This multi-functional camera lens kit works on most standard sized smartphones, and brings even more life to your photos with 180-degree fisheye, 0.65x wide angle and 10x macro lenses.

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Is Google Assistant better than Siri? | The iPhone Show

Google has launched its powerful Assistant for iOS, but it turns out that Siri is just as good – if not better – for iPhone users.

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iPhone 7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S8+ | Camera Shootout

The iPhone 7 Plus is the best iPhone camera on the market, but how does it compare against the latest Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S8? We put both cameras to the test.

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Google preps Android for an A.I.-laden future

The future of Android will be a lot smarter, thanks to new programming tools Google unveiled on Wednesday like TensorFlow Lite.

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Google Lens brings AI smarts to your phone

Google Lens uses artificial intelligence to figure out what's in a photo

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28% off Dizaul 5000mAh Portable Solar Dual USB Power Bank - Deal Alert

Great for hikes, trips to the beach, or any sunny place you find yourself, this waterproof and shockproof power bank will harness the sun to keep you fully juiced all day.

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iPhone Users Don’t Need an Echo Show | The iPhone Show

Amazon has unveiled its latest Echo Show smart speaker with a touchscreen, but it’s main selling points – hands-free voice assistance and video calls – are not very compelling to iPhone users with Hey Siri and FaceTime.

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Save 56% on Samsung's Wireless Charging Pad - Deal Alert

With this accessory, you can charge your compatible Galaxy smartphones, and other Qi-compatible devices, without the need to plug your device in to a wall charger or USB port.

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Android smartphones: Which one is right for you?

There are a lot of interesting new smartphones hitting the market -- here are summaries of our reviews to make it easier for you to find the one that's right for you.

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The quiet power of Android's custom launchers

When it comes to something as personal as a home screen, a properly tailored concept can make all the difference in the world.

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How to manage and use iOS Notifications

Millions of iOS 10 users receive millions of Notifications every day -- how can we take control of the noise to make them more useful to us?

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Apple's iPhone 7 is best-selling, and iPhone 6S most used, analysts claim

Apple's current iPhone model is already the world's best-selling smartphone, claims Strategy Analytics, even while a second report confirms iPhone 6s usage now beats that of any other smartphone.

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BlackBerry returns with a surprisingly decent business phone: The KEYone (with video)

BlackBerry's new Android, the KEYone, comes complete with a real keyboard and is strictly for business. According to our reviewer, it's also not bad at all.

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The BlackBerry KeyOne: A surprising phone with a hardware keyboard

The BlackBerry KeyOne packs in productivity features and is worth a look if you're in the market for a new phone. It's the first time BlackBerry's iconic keyboard has been paired with Android.

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Review: BlackBerry's KEYone phone brings back the keyboard

BlackBerry's new KEYone Android phone, complete with a real keyboard, could win back some of its enterprise customers.

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Can the iPhone make better AR than Facebook and Snapchat? | The iPhone Show

Facebook and Snapchat have big ambitions around mobile augmented reality, but Apple might be the company that makes it actually useful.

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A deeper look at Samsung's Galaxy S8

Is it time to trade in your mobile device? If you're considering an Android smartphone, Samsung's Galaxy S8 seems to be the popular favorite but is it the right phone for you? Here, CIO.com senior writer Sarah White takes a more...

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Meet Jelly, a cheap and small 4G smartphone running Android Nougat

Phones have been getting bigger and more expensive, but Jelly is an Android phone that goes in the opposite direction.

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