Don't-Miss Smartphones Stories

Instagram's redesign: Why do we hate it?

From Uber to Instagram, the surprising reason why we freak out every time an app gets a new redesign.

Does the iPhone need a ‘panic button’?

A new ‘panic mode’ for your iPhone might help keep your data more secure. And with the current legal decisions regarding Touch ID, this iOS feature is now vital.

Why passwords fail end users

At the 2016 Interop show, Network World got a quick demo of Keeper Security's password management and vault app. The company's CEO, Darren Guccione, also explained why most password methods fail end users, and whether biometrics (beyond the fingerprint) will ever catch on as an authentication method.

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21% off LG Nexus 5X Unlocked Smartphone 32GB - Deal Alert

This unlocked, multi-mode phone will work on all US carriers including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, as well as most international carriers. It's currently available for $80 off its list price of $429.99.

3 features that would make the iPhone 7 truly innovative

The iPhone 7 doesn't have to be mind-blowing to get us excited for an upgrade.

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68% off Amir 3 in 1 Cell Phone Camera Lens Kit - Deal Alert

The kit fits most cell phone models and includes fisheye, macro and super wide angle lenses. High quality and professional looking pictures from your cell phone's camera, for just $12.88 with this 68% off deal.

Camera Shootout: iPhone 6S vs. Galaxy S7

Which flagship smartphone has the best shooter? We set out onto the gritty streets of San Francisco to find out.

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The HTC 10 is the first flagship Android phone with native Apple AirPlay support

HTC 10 users can send music to AirPlay speakers and Apple TV with little more than a swipe.

Can I survive with a 16GB iPhone?

Buying an iPhone with just 16GB of storage means you'll have to make some sacrifices that defeat the point of having a new iPhone in the first place.

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69% off Photive Wireless Secure Fit Earbuds - Deal Alert

Averaging 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon from over 1,100 reviewers, these Bluetooth sweatproof earbuds are designed to stay put and sound great through any sort of workout.

iOS 9.3: Best new features you need right now

iOS 9.3 is not your typical dot release. Night Shift, locked Notes, and new Live Photo features give your iPhone more capabilities than ever.

iPhone SE review: Its small size really does matter

It’s got a smaller screen and a smaller price tag to match, but the iPhone SE doesn’t compromise—it’s nearly as capable as Apple’s flagship iPhone 6s.

What the iPhone SE means for the future of Apple design

The 4-inch iPhone SE marks the first time Apple has created a product based on customer feedback.

Apple's Liam, a robot that recycles iPhones

Apple is working on developing a robot that can strip iPhones so their components can be more easily sorted and reused

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Mophie Powerstation XL (12,000 mAh) Currently Discounted 42% - Deal Alert

Provides up to eight complete battery charges for most smart phone devices. Ultra fast charging for up to two devices at once. Capable of switching between 500mAh, 1A, and 2.1A charge.

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Real Time Deals: Our Picks for Best Tech Discounts Happening Right Now

We scraped the internet for this real-time list of discounts at various online retailers. These are only good for a few days, so check the list right now.

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Samsung focuses on gamers with new Galaxy S7 features

Record gameplay, snooze notifications, and save battery with built-in gaming functions. Oh, and Samsung says it's the first to ship with Vulkan support, too.

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Your cat will love LG's laser pointer-equipped rolling robot

One of the most fun smartphone accessories to come out of this year's Mobile World Congress expo has to be LG's Rolling Bot. It's a spherical ball that rolls around on command from a smartphone, and includes a camera and laser pointer.

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The specter of Comcast as a wireless carrier is more than a little frightening

Comcast says it has registered to bid in the upcoming government wireless auction, suggesting that it is indeed considering offering wireless service.

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7 must-have wireless charging gadgets

These seven wireless charging devices can make powering up much less painful. Most are relatively affordable and they're great gifts for your loved ones — or for you.

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Cool Yule Tools for Work

We offer up our humble list of products and technologies that may impress someone on your holiday gift list.

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Love music festivals but hate crowds? Verizon will soon stream them to your phone

UphoricTV, a digital TV network focused on music fests like Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, will soon make its debut on Verizon’s go90 service.