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iPhone 5S Review: A Great Phone, With a Whole Lot of Buts

The trajectory of the iPhone is, in most ways, the trajectory of Apple over the past decade. Insane ambition, untouchable dominance, the inevitable slowing of momentum. And now, reinvention, sort of. Mostly from iOS 7, partly from the iPhone 5S itself….

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How To Talk Your Friends and Family Through iOS 7

It’s already happened to you and now it’s happening to the ones you love. They’re staring at their iPhones in bewilderment and disbelief. Everything that made so much sense a few days ago is different, and scary. You want to talk them through the chan…

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DNA vs Razr: What’s Your Pick?

The HTC Droid DNA and Motorola’s Droid RAZR HD/RAZR MAXX HD are all sweet handsets. The DNA of course has an edge in terms of screen and display while the RAZRs’ battery lives are unmatched in…

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An iOS 6.1 Jailbreak for iPhone 5 Is Definitely Probably Maybe Coming This Sunday

iPhone 5 users have been waiting a long, long time for a jailbreak. Sure, the current versions of iOS have been opened, but unlucky kids with A6 chips and the fancy new Apple devices they come…

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The Most Important Phones Of 2012

The smartphone market of 2012 has seen some heated competition. The usual contenders all released solid hardware. But the dynamic between them changed, too—Windows Phone arrived as a seri…

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Don’t Be a Jerk With Your Cool New iPhone 5

You just pre-ordered the newest iPhone. Or you’re going to be the first in line to snatch one up next week. You’re beaming. You’re going to have the phone that everyone’s talking about—th…

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Watch a Samsung Galaxy SIII and an iPhone 4S Compete in a "Get Dragged Behind a Car" Test

Samsung and Apple are going head to head in court right now, so doesn’t it make sense for the Galaxy S III and the iPhone 4S to go head to head behind a speeding car? OK, maybe it doesn’t foll…

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Facetime’s Great Great Grandfather Worked Just Fine Without Wi-Fi

When iOS 6 is released in a few months, iPhone Facetime users will finally be able to place video calls without the need for a Wi-Fi connection. It’s an improvement that was a long time coming…

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This Is (Probably) Your Next SIM Card

Over the past few months, Apple, Nokia, RIM and Motorola have all been getting very worked up over something rather boring: SIM cards. After Apple’s attempt to capture the market, there’s final…

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Apple’s SIM Card Power Grab

Last week we reported that Nokia, Motorola and RIM were squaring up to Apple over a disagreement about the future of nano-SIM cards. Now, Apple is proposing that its patented design could be us…

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