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Recent articles by Shara:

The ridiculously tiny Palm phone can be yours for $5 a month

The company has partnered with US Mobile to make cheap phone plans available, at the same time Palm is now selling directly to consumers. → Read More

Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G, like all early 5G phones, isn't a good deal just yet

Even though the AT&T and T-Mobile versions will have Qualcomm's newest 5G modem, the phone won't be able to tap into all flavors of 5G. → Read More

The Galaxy Note 10 dilemma: Getting out of the Galaxy Fold's shadow

Samsung's phone-tablet hybrid always had the latest and greatest tech, but that's not true anymore. Where does it go from here? → Read More

Apple and Samsung struggle to sell us super-pricey smartphones

We're just not that into paying $1,000 for a phone anymore. → Read More

Apple projects higher-than-expected sales in first quarter with new iPhone

Apple's new services also could arrive in time for the September quarter results. → Read More

Why Apple wants Intel's modem business

The company wants to control every aspect of its products -- including how it will connect to 5G networks. → Read More

5G is spotty now but will get so much better. Here's why

It has a lot to do with new devices, broader networks and one key wireless chip. → Read More

No, 5G isn't going to make your 4G LTE phone obsolete

This transition is different from earlier cellular generation shifts, which means 4G could be useful a lot longer. → Read More

Qualcomm asks appeals court to delay contract renegotiations because of 5G

It also asks the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for an expedited appeals process. → Read More

Judge denies Qualcomm's bid to delay contract renegotiations

Instead, Qualcomm will have to move forward with the remedies ordered in May's ruling that found the chipmaker to be a monopoly. → Read More

Samsung confirms next Unpacked event will be Aug. 7 in New York

CNET last month reported Samsung's plans for its Galaxy Note 10 launch event. → Read More

Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn't rush to buy a 5G phone

Early adopters, beware. There are still issues to work out. → Read More

Apple's iOS 13, iPad OS, Mac OS Catalina now available for public beta testing

But beware -- they aren't the finished versions that will launch in the fall. → Read More

iOS 13, iPadOS, MacOS Catalina available for public beta testing

But beware -- they aren't the finished versions that will launch in the fall. → Read More

Apple tells US that tariffs would hurt its ability to compete globally

In a letter, Apple voices concerns about how tariffs on iPhones could impact the company -- while at the same time helping rivals like Huawei. → Read More

Samsung eyes Galaxy Note 10 launch on Aug 7 in New York

The next splashy Unpacked event will take place at Barclays Center, the same venue as last year’s Note 9 launch, people familiar with the company’s plans tell CNET. → Read More

Palm’s head-scratching tiny phone may find a niche with kids

It’s not just for Verizon Wireless anymore; the company now will sell an unlocked version on its site. → Read More

From iPhone X to that MacBook keyboard: Tim Cook's hits and misses

Here's how Steve Jobs' successor has fared over the past eight years as Apple CEO. → Read More

At Apple WWDC, taking stock of Tim Cook's hits and misses

We break down how Steve Jobs' successor has fared over the past eight years → Read More

Your next iPhone or Mac? WWDC offers the best tease

Apple's developer-focused event offers consumers clues for the next wave of hardware. → Read More