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Yesterday   Over time, retailers have managed to take over several holidays in the United States and make them about deals. Such is the case with Presidents Day, and we're definitely not complaining.

Yesterday   Call a coincidence or whatever else you want, but it is certainly a bit odd that both of the world's top two smartphone companies found themselves in the same troubling position last year.

2 Days Ago   One could make a very compelling argument that 2008 was the most important year in the history of smartphones. Not 1992 when IBM unveiled the first smartphone ever, not 1998 when Symbian planted its roots, and not 2007 when Apple reinvented the smartphone with its first-generation iPhone.

2 Days Ago   Yesterday's post covering the best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was a solid one, and if you missed it you're actually not too late — some of the apps in that post are still free downloads right now.

3 Days Ago   Samsung's big Galaxy S10 event is scheduled to take place exactly one week from today in San Francisco, California. But by the time the company's February 20th Unpacked press conference finally arrives, we're fairly confident that there will be absolutely no surprises in store.

4 Days Ago   When Apple uncharacteristically warned investors that its holiday-quarter earnings would miss its earlier guidance by a substantial margin, we weren't very surprised. Something that did surprise us, however, was how quick industry watchers were to accept Apple executives' explanation that troubles in the China market were the root cause of slower than expected iPhone sales.

5 Days Ago   Do you have an iPhone or iPad that's looking a bit sad because you haven't installed any new apps lately? Well it's time to turn that frown upside down.

5 Days Ago   It's a bit peculiar how easy it is for industry watchers to accept Apple and Samsung's explanations for why smartphone sales slowed down so much last year.

7 Days Ago   We've got one last roundup lined up for Apple fans in search of paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free for a limited time.

8 Days Ago   There's obviously no question that 2007 marked the dawn of a new era in the global smartphone market. Industry giants like Nokia, Microsoft, and BlackBerry, which was at the time called Research In Motion, all scoffed when Apple first debuted the iPhone.

9 Days Ago   After releasing just one flagship iPhone model each year since the original iPhone debuted in 2007, Apple switched things up in 2014 when it launched the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

9 Days Ago   There's no question whatsoever that the upcoming Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ are the most exciting new smartphones set to be released in the first half of 2019.

9 Days Ago   It has been quite some time since an unreleased Motorola flagship phone really generated a significant amount of buzz. Perhaps it was back in 2013 when the made-to-order Moto X first debuted.

9 Days Ago   If you missed yesterday's post covering the best paid iPhone and iPad apps on the day that were on sale for free, definitely go back and check it out because there are still a few freebies in there.

10 Days Ago   In the history of the smartphone market, we've never seen anything like the swing we're about to see from Samsung between 2018 and 2019. Last year's Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ were quite possibly two of the most boring smartphones of the past decade.

10 Days Ago   Things picked up a bit in the smartphone market in 2018 and we finally started to see some exciting new designs emerge after a horribly boring year in 2017.

10 Days Ago   We sifted through hundreds of paid iPhone and iOS apps that have gone on sale for free on Tuesday in order to trim the fat and pick out the seven best options out there today.

11 Days Ago   The Galaxy S9+ pictured at the top of this post was one of the sleekest and most powerful smartphones that was released in 2018. It was also one of the most disappointing smartphones that was released in 2018, and that's why it's rumored to be Samsung's worst-selling Galaxy S phone since 2012.

12 Days Ago   It's pretty incredible how far smartphone cameras have come in just a few short years. To think, it wasn't that long ago when iPhone users were outraged that then-independent photo editing and sharing app Instagram released a new version for Android.

12 Days Ago   Most of the country was subjected to yet another reminder on Sunday night that life simply isn't fair. Then again, we should all have expected nothing less considering how the past few years have been going.

14 Days Ago   We haven't had as much time as we would like lately to put these roundups together, so we've spent some extra time on today's list to make amends.

15 Days Ago   Netflix's monthly content additions have become something of a celebratory event over the years. After all, it goes without saying that people love their Netflix, and they're always eager to learn about all the new content headed to their favorite streaming entertainment service.

16 Days Ago   Like any other industry, trends come and go fairly quickly in the smartphone market. The same will be true in 2019, when a nifty new design trend makes its way to store shelves.

16 Days Ago   If you're looking for nifty new apps to fill your iPhone or iPad but you don't want to spend a lot of money, you've come to the right place.

17 Days Ago   The smartphone market has seen a rebirth over the past decade, and it's not exactly a mystery why Apple and Samsung have emerged as the two biggest players in the market across most of the globe.

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