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Task-Killer Apps: Will They Help or Hurt Your Battery Life?

Lots of Android users say apps such as Advanced Task Killer help save a phone's battery life. Others are convinced that task killers use more juice than they save. The PCWorld Labs investigated.

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Nook Tablet Review: Barnes & Noble's Worthy Alternative to the Kindle Fire

B&N's Nook Tablet has beefier specs than Amazon's Kindle Fire, but it also has its share of limitations as a tablet.

Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review: Solid 4G Phone for Value-Minded Buyers

Samsung's Exhibit II 4G, available through T-Mobile as the carrier's flagship prepaid 4G handset, offers great value--but a few quirks separate it from a premium smartphone.

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Kindle Fire: Up Close With Amazon's Media Tablet

The Amazon Kindle Fire, one of the most anticipated tablets of the season, ships Tuesday. Here's a preview of some of its notable features.

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HTC Evo Design 4G Review: A 4G Phone for the Budget-Conscious Buyer

HTC’s latest Evo offering is another solid entry in Sprint’s smartphone line.

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HTC Radar 4G Review: Stylish and Affordable Windows Phone

With a chic yet solid design, steady performance, and an easy-to-use interface, the HTC Radar is an excellent Windows Phone.

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ArcSoft Perfect365: Free App Gives Instant Facelifts and Makeovers

ArcSoft's free photo-retouching app automatically removes blemishes, adds digital makeup, changes eye colors, and offers quick portrait enhancements for anyone who doesn't want to use a full image-editing suite.

HTC Amaze 4G Review: Impressive Camera Phone

The highlight of the pricey HTC Amaze might be its stellar camera, but it has much more to offer including a dazzling display, fast performance and a stylish design.

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CES Preview: Best of Innovations Honorees

You could settle for the same old stuff, or you could opt for a mind-reading thermostat or a set of glass speakers. Here are some of the most eye-catching gadgets from this year's batch of Best of Innovations honorees.

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Want Siri on Your Android Phone? Try These Apps

The Android Market has lots of Siri-like voice-activated assistant apps (most of them free) that use Google’s excellent voice recognition system. They’re not as slick as Apple’s virtual flunky, but some are worth trying.

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Samsung Focus Flash Review: 4G Comes To Windows Phone 7

An attractive budget smartphone, the Samsung Focus Flash impressed us with its slick performance, but its camera was a major letdown.

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Motorola Droid Razr Review: Thin and Fast, but Short on Battery Life

The thin and elegant Motorola Droid Razr is smoking when it comes to data speeds and performance, but the short battery life is a disappointment.

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iPhone 4S Battery Life: How Does It Compare to Other Smartphones?

The iPhone 4S's battery life span is high relative to many other phones in our sample, but the Samsung Epic Touch 4G is the clear winner.

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Motorola Atrix 2: A High-End Phone With a Lower-End Price

With a dual-core processor and 4G speeds, the $100 Atrix 2 is great for people who want a high-end phone for an affordable price.

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6 Great Apps to Help You Manage Your Household

Can't remember what items your family needs from the grocery store or what days the kids' dental appointments fall on? These apps can help you keep everyone in your life on the same page.

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