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64% off Anker Astro E1 Ultra Compact High Speed Portable Charger - Deal Alert

This inexpensive smartphone charger from Anker is the size of a candy bar, and has enough juice to recharge any smartphone at least 1-2 times over. It's discounted 64% to just $18.

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Google's Pixel 'sales numbers' don't tell the whole story

Focusing on (purported) sales figures for Google's first fully holistic phone is missing the forest for the trees.

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61% off Jackery Bolt 6,000mAh Power Bank with Built-in Lightning and Micro USB Cables - Deal Alert

With built-in lighting & micro-USB cable and an open USB port, Jackery Bolt can charge up to 3 devices at once. Charge your latest iPhone, iPad, Android phone, bluetooth speaker or other USB devices whenever & wherever with a powerful...

Android Smart Lock Trusted Places

How to fix Android's Smart Lock Trusted Places feature

A 60-second workaround to make Android's location-based Smart Lock start working again.

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How to save on mobile plans: Look beyond the Big Four carriers

If you’re fed up with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, there are plenty of smaller carriers to choose from. We look at some alternatives.

Android O Enhancements

6 small ways Android O will make your phone smarter

When it comes to modern mobile software, little touches can make a big difference. An up-close look at some of Android O's small but significant enhancements.

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5 essential questions about the Essential Phone

Before you get too excited over the new phone from Android's founder, consider these pressing questions.

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How can Apple make iOS 11 upgrade-worthy? | The iPhone Show

Apple is unwrapping iOS 11 next week at WWDC, and here are 3 features we’re dying to see.

How I Use Android: Kellen Barranger

How I Use Android: Droid Life founder Kellen Barranger

One of the pioneering forces in Android blogging offers up some insight on how Google's mobile technology keeps him organized and efficient.

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22% 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.

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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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