Smartphones

Apple iPhone 6 Plus (hands on): Already replaced my Android phone

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The biggest iPhone yet has hit the streets, and reports indicate sales in the millions. Is it worth all the fuss?

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Top Android news of the week: Fire OS update, Android One, Microsoft cross-platform keyboard

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Android took a back seat to iOS this week but big things happened worth checking out. Amazon announced a major update to its version of Android Fire OS. Google shared its vision for Android One, and Microsoft released a cool mobile keyboard that works…

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Five reasons T-Mobile is the best carrier for the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus buyers who use their new phone on T-Mobile will find that the carrier offers a few things that other iPhone owners will not yet experience.

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New iPhones resold doubling original price tag in Hong Kong

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The launch of Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Hong Kong becomes a resale farce as most of the first-day buyers decide to transfer their handsets for quick money.

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Businesses: Don’t overlook basic flip phones

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Think phones in the enterprise and big smartphones come to mind. That might be overkill for some businesses.

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Kyocera Hydro Life hands-on: Submerge it, drop it, and buy it for just $125

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In the past low price Android phones frustrated me, but they have come a long way over the last couple years. Kyocera’s new Hydro Life offers quite a bit in a rugged package.

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How much does an iPhone 6 really cost? (Hint: It’s way more than $199)

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To paraphrase Mark Twain: There are lies, damned lies, and smartphone prices. Every review I’ve read of the new iPhone 6 this week says the price starts at $199. That’s not true. The total prices that buyers pay for smartphones on two-year contracts fr…

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Smartphones in the street: Use ear buds for business calls

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I’m getting calls more often from business associates in noisy environments and I can’t hear much of what they have to say.

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Singapore to have 100 bins to collect electronic waste

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StarHub, DHL Express, and TES-AMM partner to expand e-waste recycling initiative that will see 100 bins placed across Singapore, providing the public a way to get rid of their unwanted IT devices and equipment.

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Amazon releases Fire OS 4: Adds Firefly to tablets, integrates cloud

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Amazon’s latest mobile operating system lands with a few new features, notably Dynamic Light Control, deep cloud integration, and Firefly product matching for tablets.

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