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The Best Chinese Phones for 2019

The Top Phones You Can’t Get in the US The Chinese smartphone market is much more robust than what we have here in the US. There are dozens of phone manufacturers in China that release amazing handsets that never make their way to the States. As a US-based publication, we don’t typically review phones or […]

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China Snares Tourists’ Phones in Surveillance Dragnet by Adding Secret App

BEIJING — China has turned its western region of Xinjiang into a police state with few modern parallels, employing a combination of high-tech surveillance and enormous manpower to monitor and subdue the area’s predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities. Now, the digital dragnet is expanding beyond Xinjiang’s residents, ensnaring tourists, traders and other visitors — and digging […]

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The Best Phones for Seniors

Simple Phones for Every Age Everyone needs to be connected. Seniors, who may be isolated from their families or have specific health needs, shouldn’t be left out. While the smartphone industry, by and large, isn’t thinking about the particular needs of the senior market, if you pay attention you can find carriers, phones, and services […]

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The Best Verizon Phones for 2019

Reliable Phones for a Reliable Network After five years at number one, Verizon slipped behind AT&T to take the number two position in our Fastest Mobile Networks tests. It’s still America’s largest wireless carrier and got top marks in many of the individual cities we surveyed. Verizon has maintained its excellent nationwide coverage, and quietly […]

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The Best T-Mobile Phones for 2019

Better Phones for Better Coverage T-Mobile has been attracting customers in the millions recently with its killer combination of price and performance. It also nabbed the top spot in our Readers’ Choice awards. The nation’s third-largest carrier has had steadily improving coverage according to our Fastest Mobile Networks tests, as well, although you need to […]

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These 5 Android phones made our list of the best smartphones in the world – and they all still have a headphone jack

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider The Samsung Galaxy S10e. The standard headphone jack has become a rare find on most smartphones in 2019. Since Apple nixed it from its smartphones starting with the iPhone 7 in 2016, many other major smartphone makers have followed suit. Many of these companies offer consumers three simple alternatives: use a dongle […]

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WhatsApp was hacked and attackers installed spyware on people’s phones

FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of laptop and mobile device users are seen next to a screen projection of Whatsapp logo in this picture illustrationReuters WhatsApp has been hacked and attackers have installed spyware on an unknown number of people’s smartphones. Bad actors installed the surveillance technology by phoning the target through WhatsApp’s call functionality, according to […]

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Google debuts “next-generation” Assistant, coming to next Pixel phones

Enlarge Google/Screenshot Google on Tuesday debuted an updated version of its Google Assistant platform during the keynote of its Google I/O developers conference. The company said it is internally calling this the “next-generation” Assistant and that it will first become available on Google’s “new Pixel phones” later this year. (Not to be confused with the […]