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    There's plenty of reading material on how the batteries inside our smartphones — objects that have dominated modern social life — fare in extreme temperatures (hint: not well). There's a reason why batteries are rated for a range of temperatures typically from above the freezing point of water to about 38°C or 100°F. The Daily Mail just wrote up an article on this perennial topic of temps, amps and ohms and it has relayed advice to all of us: keep our phones in our pockets. Pockets keep your device close to your body heat. If your smartphone usually takes to a handbag or murse, — ...

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    “Hey everyone. I lost/broke/replaced my phone and I lost all of my contacts. PM me with your number so I can store it.” If you're like me - or rather your friends are like mine - you see this message every few months on Facebook. To a phone reviewer, this would be an almost weekly occurrence if we weren’t prepared for the possibility (read: certainty) of replacing our phones. The holidays are fast approaching, so maybe that special someone in your life is about to grace you with a little bundle of joy – a Note 5 or an iPhone 6S. So, I decided I should take the opportunity to help ...

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    I generally keep both my desktop as well as my mobile devices pretty clean. On those with Windows installed I run an anti-malware application, but on my mobile devices I rely on Android and Google to take care of any malicious software that might try and wiggle its way in. So far that's worked out pretty well -- in both environments. However, I'm not an average user. I'm a little more savvy and a little more understanding of infection vectors and how malware authors try to trick users into installing it. Part of that means I know some kinds of websites are "shady" and I'll run a higher ...

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    Not long ago I told you about my experiences with NFC one year after it became available on phones that I own. In that article I shared how I use NFC and how I don't, but I breezed over one part: making devices talk with each other using NFC. I did that on purpose. I still use NFC almost every day to buy stuff and, as long as the merchant has a terminal that supports it, NFC has always worked perfectly for me. What about those pesky device-to-device transfers that were supposed to revolutionize the way use our devices to talk to one another? Why didn't I cover that scenario? In short: ...

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