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One year later, Apple's 12-inch MacBook has become my favorite laptop
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Apple's computer OS is simply better at tasks that benefit a small pick-up-and-play laptop, from instantly (and reliably) waking from sleep to easy app switching through multi-finger touchpad gestures to simple file previews via a tap of the space bar …

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs HTC One A9 – Vote best smartphone – Mobile Madness 2016
www.technobuffalo.com

Let's get to the next voting round of this year's Mobile Madness, up now we have the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 versus the HTC One A9. The Note has been a favorite for phablet users, though it is getting harder to separate “normal” versus large-screen …

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I'm 70 and would like a smartphone, but don't want to spend a fortune
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I am a with-it 70-year-old whose Nokia mobile phone has finally died. I'm looking to join the smartphone club but don't know much about them. I need access to email, the internet and a few useful apps, but don't want to spend a fortune. Tell me which …

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Oculus Rift will support Macs 'when Apple makes a good computer'
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Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has poured water on the idea of his Rift virtual reality headset supporting the Mac by saying that Apple doesn't make any computers powerful enough to run it. "That is up to Apple and if they ever release a good computer we …

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Tracking down India's $4 smartphone
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Last month, an India-based mobile manufacturing company named Ringing Bells announced a series of ultra-low budget, domestically-produced mobile handsets. These new phones included India's cheapest 4G smartphone at ₹2999 ($44.60) and a 3G …

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Nintendo's Free Smartphone App Miitomo Comes to Japan
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With its first smartphone app releasing Thursday in Japan, Nintendo Co. begins competing with the likes of Facebook and Snapchat — for consumers' free time, at least. “Miitomo” isn't a videogame with iconic characters such as Mario but a social tool …

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Behold the G4 Cube, Apple's most epic computer ever
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Yes, it's the G4 Cube. Introduced in the year 2000, this computer, which looked so unlike any that had gone before, has in the years since been broadly written off as the worst of Apple's style-over-substance, a silly extravagance, a moment when Apple …

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Volvo's truly keyless entry: your smartphone
www.extremetech.com

Why didn't somebody think of this before: Use your smartphone not just to unlock your car remotely, but also to start the car and drive away. If you can't find your keys, use your smartphone. If you can't find your phone, use your car keys. If you want …

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'Siri, I was raped': Study compares smartphone responses in crises
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(CNN) Siri and other smartphone personal assistants can look up driving directions, find the hottest ramen spots and send text messages if you just ask. Some can even help in crisis situations by directing users to the nearest hospital, dialing a …

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Farhad and Mike Discuss the Apple Case and a Go-Playing Computer Program
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Each Saturday, Farhad Manjoo and Mike Isaac, technology reporters at The New York Times, review the week's news, offering analysis and maybe a joke or two about the most important developments in the tech industry. This week, they needed extra help …

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