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Swype Keyboard Eulogy

So long, Swype: A eulogy for a mobile keyboard pioneer

Swype hasn't been spectacular in a long time, but its impact on Android and mobile typing in general is undeniable.

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28 ways Google Assistant can make you more efficient

Google Assistant has some genuinely useful productivity tools for professionals — and it's up to you to learn how to use them.

Virtual Assistant Battle

What the virtual assistant battle is really all about, in a single word

Once you understand why all these tech companies so desperately want you to adore their assistants, the push for a "smart" everything suddenly makes a lot more sense.

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12 wireless chargers for Apple's new iPhone X

Thinking about wireless charging now that the iPhone X is here? We've compiled a list of Qi-enabled chargers that will pair perfectly with Apple's latest phone, as well as the iPhone 8 or 8+ and various Android devices.

Android P Rumors

5 missing footnotes from those Android P rumors

Android P rumor season has begun — but this first batch of tantalizing teases could use a little clarification.

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10 travel apps to smooth your next business trip

These business-friendly travel apps for iOS and Android can help you leave the stress at home.

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The game-changing side effect a Chrome OS tablet could create

Big changes are afoot at the intersection of Chrome OS and Android — and if you don't look closely, you're bound to miss something significant.

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The next phase of Google's Chrome OS takeover

As the lines continue to blur between Chrome OS and Android, some once-crazy-sounding concepts are about to shake up mobile computing as we know it.

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iPhone 8 and X propel Apple into smartphone lead over Samsung

Even though smartphone sales dipped in 2017, Apple's iPhone 8 and X models pushed past Samsung handsets for only the second time ever. But for enterprises, iPhone prices could be a hurdle.

iPhone X Gestures on Android

How to get iPhone X-like gestures on any Android device right now

Want to get around your phone with gestures instead of buttons? You don't need an iPhone X (or even a OnePlus 5T) to do it.

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The best Android apps for team collaboration

Stay connected and productive wherever you are with these first-rate collaboration apps for Android.

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Galaxy S9 and the elephant in the room with Samsung's Android phones

Samsung's Galaxy S9 will almost certainly share its predecessor's critical flaw — and yet hardly anyone will address it with the weight it deserves.

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Apple needs two more Android apps

Apple won’t truly succeed with iMessage or Apple Pay unless it expands beyond the Appleverse.

Hidden Android Features

7 handy but hidden Android features you probably forget to use

Android is practically overflowing with options, and it's easy to lose track of some useful stuff along the way.

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A new way to save time with text message templates on Android

Stop repeating yourself for no reason — and start taking back valuable time in your day.

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Skygofree: More Android malware malarkey

A lot of Android virus and malware stories are hooey. Skygofree is a prime example.

Google Launches 2017

5 Google launches from 2017 that still haven't landed

Hey, Google: What ever happened to all this stuff you announced last year?

LG Smartphone Release Cycle

LG's super-fantastic, industry-shifting idea*

* ...that's being attempted for all the wrong reasons and has practically no chance of paying off.

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