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Complete Mobile World Congress 2012 coverage from Barcelona, including new phones, tablets, apps and

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Apps to manage your phone's battery life

A quick-draining battery is a common complaint from mobile users. What you might not know is that some apps you've downloaded are draining battery power even when you're not using them. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on helpful apps that can help diagnose the battery hogs.

By October 22, 2014

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Finally! The phone-charging cable you've been waiting for

From the category of "what took so long" comes the Night Cable -- a 10-foot-long cord that just might end cable frustration forever.

By October 23, 2014

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Bluesmart carry-on suitcase can't get lost

GPS tracking and proximity alarms are just two of the tech features stuffed into the Bluesmart smart carry-on suitcase on Indiegogo.

By October 23, 2014

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Why you can't take your unlocked iPhone 4S to another U.S. carrier

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains how wireless operators have manipulated the market to ensure you can't take your iPhone 4S to any other U.S. carrier you want.

By August 17, 2012

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Can a phone replace your wallet? I went shopping to find out.

CNET editor Sharon Profis takes Apple Pay, Google Wallet and PayPal for a test drive and compares the options.

By October 20, 2014

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Interesting phones you can't buy from a US carrier (pictures)

With surprising designs, unique OS, and luxe materials, these are the smartphones you can't buy at your local carrier store.

14 Images By March 19, 2014

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iPad Air 2 has a smaller battery, iFixit finds

The one new feature you didn't expect from Apple's iPad Air 2? iFixit says the new device has a battery that's 15 percent smaller, yet Apple claims it still gets the same battery life.

By October 22, 2014

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Android version report card: How the top phones line up

Wondering if your recently purchased Android handset will be updated with Lollipop? Check out our handy chart which covers a variety of top smartphones.

By October 22, 2014

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When and where to get Android 5.0 Lollipop

Find out when your device will be updated to the latest version of Android.

By October 15, 2014

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NASA: You can't fly to Mars, but your name can

NASA is preparing the new Orion spacecraft for a first test flight. Your name can fly along with it -- eventually to the Red Planet.

By October 8, 2014