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10 top phones for spring

Tablets

Where should the fingerprint sensor go on the next iPhone?

This year could be a pretty cool year, if you’re an Apple fan. Rumors are circulating about an iPhone is basically an edge-to-edge, top-to-bottom …

Technology

Google's head of Pixel smartphone division leaves after six months

After David Foster's departure, Google still plans to release at least two new Pixel smartphones this fall, according to rumors.<p>David Foster, VP of …

Google

10 Cybercrime Myths that Could Cost You Millions

Don't let a cybersecurity fantasy stop you from building the effective countermeasures you need to protect your organization from attack.

Cybersecurity

Don’t expect OnePlus to act like all the other phone companies, because it won’t

Why it matters to you<p>When it comes to OnePlus, we should expect the unexpected, as it doesn't intend to follow a strict release pattern for its …

Mobile

T-Mobile ODM device rumored to be paired with lifetime warranty

Wireless service providers have long co-opted the selling of attractive hardware with a service plan. T-Mobile, even though it takes in GSM phones on …

Technology

Apple stops paying Qualcomm's patent royalties

Qualcomm's financial results will take a hit because of Apple's decision to suspend payments to iPhone contract manufacturers until a court can resolve their dispute.<p>The buck apparently stops with Apple.<p>The iPhone maker has stopped paying royalties to contract manufacturers for phone patents owned …

Patents

After Apple cuts off payments, Qualcomm slashes expectations

NEW YORK (AP) — Qualcomm is slashing its profit expectations after saying that Apple is now refusing to pay royalties on technology used in the iPhone.<p>Apple Inc. sued Qualcomm earlier this year, saying that the San Diego chipmaker has abused its control over essential technology and charged …

Apple

Clove takes first crack at Nokia 6, 5, 3, 3310 with pricing and availability

Clove Technology out of the UK has not only been keeping watch of the BlackBerry KEYone coming in later than everyone’s been expecting, but it’s also …

Technology

Keyboard Mod for Moto Z: Bringing a landscape keyboard of the past to a modern smartphone

Motorola has achieved success with the modularity of the Moto Z and is working to promote innovative mods. The Keyboard Mod may be coming in a couple …

Mobile

Qualcomm: Apple's Real iPhone Competitor

Apple has identified who its toughest foe is and is taking action.<p>If you ask knowledgeable people about competition for Apple’s iPhone, most will say …

Samsung Galaxy S8

‘Limited’ Midnight Black OnePlus 3T is already pretty much sold out worldwide

Remember when it felt like the “jet black” iPhone 7 was harder to come by than uncut diamonds, pure gold or one of those limited edition 6GB RAM …

Technology

Report: T-Mobile wants to change the way you buy and pay for smartphones

The war of the mobile carriers has been well-documented, but no carrier has caused quite as much of a stir in recent years as T-Mobile. The …

Phones

Here’s when the Pixel and Pixel XL will see their software support end

As the saying goes, “All good things must come to an end.” For owners of Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL phones, the end for their Android and security updates won’t be for a while, thankfully. In order to clarify things a bit more, Google has now posted when those updates will stop on its end-of-life …

Mobile

Smartphone sales are up, but not because of the phones you think

Samsung has reclaimed the top spot, but it's Huawei, Oppo and Vivo that have really spurred growth.<p>Samsung is back on top.<p>Even before the Galaxy S8 went on sale, the Korean electronics giant took back its place as the No. 1 smartphone maker, ahead of Apple, according to IDC's quarterly report on …

Samsung

Blu is still outfitting phones with Android Marshmallow in 2017

Don’t buy this<p>There are some things that don’t belong in 2017, and a brand-new phone running Android Marshmallow is at the top of that list (well, near the top). Blu, the company that can’t stop producing mid to low-range smartphones, has released its latest device, the R1 Plus. The specs are …

Mobile

This adorable device might be the world’s smallest 4G smartphone — check it out

As most other smartphones get bigger, a new phone is headed in the opposite direction.<p>Called Jelly, the tiny 4G smartphone is one of the world's smallest. Seriously, it's itsy-bitsy.<p>Look:<p>Jelly has a 2.45-inch display, and is about 3.6 inches tall and about 1.7 inches wide. Despite its small size, …

Phones

Huawei’s $239 HiKey 960 wants to be a high-end alternative to Raspberry Pi

The 96Boards will launch in early May but set you back a staggering $239<p>Hoping to tap into the highly lucrative and popular Raspberry Pi market –<br>12.5 …

Raspberry Pi

Google’s Pixel 2 might be released sooner than we thought

Google already confirmed that Pixel 2 smartphones are in the making, but we shouldn’t expect them sooner than fall 2017. Since then, a series of …

Google

4G explained: A guide to LTE, WiMax, HSPA+, and more

If you’ve seen or heard an ad about a cell phone or wireless plan lately, you may have noticed that a lot of new buzzwords are being thrown around. …

Mobile

Sony’s mobile division made money in its last fiscal year through cost cutting

Sony reversed its money-losing trend for its mobile division during its recently completed fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2017. While that’s good news, the company also says the mobile group made money because it managed to cut costs, rather than boosting sales of its Xperia smartphones.<p>In its …

Markets

IDC considers Huawei, OPPO and Vivo ‘largest catalysts’ for Q1 smartphone market growth

With the hazardous Galaxy Note 7 out of the picture, both the S7 and iPhone 7 pairs on the decline in wow factor and mainstream popularity, the S8 …

Technology

Where to buy LG's G6 in the UK

The launch of LG's latest smartphone, the G6, has been somewhat staggered. First there were pre-orders, and then a prerelease specifically for <i>those</i> eager customers. But over the last few days, the G6 has gone on general sale pretty much everywhere. After last year's ambitious but tepidly received, …

United Kingdom

Huawei under fire over phone chips as tight supply bites

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] has come under fire from users for "cutting corners", after it said it used a mix of less advanced and powerful chips in its flagship P10 model due to tight supplies of the parts.<p>The company's mobile chief Richard Yu said …

China

Nokia, Onetime Cell-Phone Champ, Turns to Bathroom Scales

Nokia Corp. (NOK), once the world’s undisputed cellphone superpower, is attempting a consumer-electronics comeback. Its strategy: sell $100 bathroom scales.<p>The company stopped selling personal devices in 2014, when it sold its slumping mobile-phone division to Microsoft Corp. (MSFT). Instead, it …

Mobile

Moto G4 Plus receives heavy discount at Amazon and B&H

If you’re in the market for an affordable new Android phone, there’s a sale now happening that you may want to check out.<p>Amazon and B&H Photo Video …

Tablets

iPhone growth stalls as Chinese smartphones surge

Growth in the smartphone industry isn’t dead yet, according to the latest report from the International Data Corporation which found smartphone shipments grew more than expected last quarter.<p>IDC predicted shipments would rise 3.6%, but the industry actually saw 4.3% growth in Q1 2017. Unfortunately …

Apple

Linux on Android smartphones: Project Halium wants your handset to run Ubuntu, Sailfish

Developers hope to create a common Android base to fix Linux mobile fragmentation.<p>A group of developers hope to unite several Linux-based mobile …

Linux

Blind Smartphone Camera Test Reveals Interesting Differences in Top 5 Models

Your phone takes the best pictures, right? That’s why you bought it.<p>Not so fast, says tech vlogger Marques Brownlee in a YouTube video, where he pits …

Mobile

Sprint named fastest mobile service in Denver and Colorado Springs

Sprint has been inching its way toward beating Denver’s other mobile service providers and, in a report released Thursday, the smallest of the …

Denver