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  • Apple, Samsung, Google, and several other companies agree to support smartphone "kill switch" next…

    16 April 2014, 8:40 am

    Several smartphone manufacturers and carriers in the United States have banded together to announce the Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment, a program that will give consumers more options when their smartphone is lost or stolen.…
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked just like Apple iPhone 5s

    15 April 2014, 4:17 pm

    Remember how the Apple iPhone 5s was defeated by a security researcher replicating a fingerprint and then placing it on the Touch ID sensor? Well, it turns out that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is also susceptible to the same hack. Read the full story here.
  • FCC might limit wireless auctions so AT&T and Verizon don't dominate airwaves

    15 April 2014, 2:44 pm

    AT&T and Verizon Wireless are less likely to dominate the next round of spectrum auctions because the FCC plans to limit how much spectrum one company can purchase, according to a report from Bloomberg. Read the full story here.
  • Amazon smartphone prototype with 3D UI effects leaks

    15 April 2014, 12:59 pm

    The frequency and specificity of Amazon smartphone rumors have increased in recent weeks, and we now have somewhat of a glimpse into what to expect the phone finally becomes official later this year. Read the full story here.
  • As Google Glass sale opens to everyone, Google announces new KitKat update

    15 April 2014, 10:06 am

    Though Google normally updates its Glass software every month, the wearable computer went several weeks without new software until Google today announced plans to release an upgrade later this week. And while users wait on that update, anyone in the U.S.…
  • iPhone 6 front panel shows how much bigger it is than iPhone 5s

    15 April 2014, 9:29 am

    Secrets about Apple's new iPhone continue to leak, and the latest leak includes a photo of the supposed new iPhone next to the current version, showing what will be the biggest change in screen and phone size yet. Read the full story here.
  • Gmail website makes it easier to insert photos taken on smartphones

    15 April 2014, 8:43 am

    Attaching photos taken with a smartphone has become easier in the latest update to the Gmail web app. The new Insert Photo button lets users share photos or entire albums from their Google+ accounts, including those uploaded from a phone using the Auto Backup…
  • Analyst claims Apple wants to raise price of iPhone $100

    14 April 2014, 2:43 pm

    It might sound strange to suggest raising prices at a time when companies are cutting corners in major ways to shave costs off high-end devices, but that's exactly what Apple wants to do according to one analyst that claims to have insider information.…
  • T-Mobile puts an end to data overage fees and challenges carriers to do the same

    14 April 2014, 11:51 am

    >T-Mobile says it's done with charging customers extra for going over their monthly data when within the confines of the United States. It also now challenges rivals AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint to follow suit. Read the full story here.
  • Samsung says to "Kapture the Moment" in teaser for new event that may be for Galaxy Zoom

    14 April 2014, 9:22 am

    Samsung, fresh on the heels of releasing four new devices last week, is already back to work and teasing another smart device soon to launch. That device may be the new Android-powered Galaxy Zoom. Read the full story here.
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Review: most of the things wrong with Windows have been fixed

    14 April 2014, 8:01 am

    There's always been an excuse to not use Windows Phone. With Windows Phone 8.1, which tries to plug in many of the weakspots of the operating system, the list of reasons not to use it is getting smaller. Read the full story here.
  • Cortana Beta Review: Microsoft goes in search of a better personal assistant for smartphones

    14 April 2014, 7:59 am

    It's not Siri, it's Cortana. Microsoft's intention to build an assistant with personality aims to be something more special than Siri, and the beta version of the feature shows that's it's already more than halfway there. Read the full story here.
  • T-Mobile and Samsung offer BlackBerry customers $200 to switch to a Samsung phone

    11 April 2014, 4:44 pm

    T-Mobile has yet another deal for BlackBerry customers making the switch to a new phone. The first attempt at converting BlackBerry customers didn't go over very well, but now that it's no longer selling BB OS handsets and Samsung is footing the bill, now's as…
  • Samsung Gear trademark applications point to SIM-capable and Android Wear watches

    11 April 2014, 11:01 am

    Trademark filings by Samsung make whispers of a smartwatch that doesn't need to connect to a phone seem more plausible, and reveal what may be the name of Samsung's Android Wear wristwatch. Read the full story here.
  • Chrome Beta for Android adds new Chromecast options and Undo Tab close

    11 April 2014, 10:24 am

    The beta version of Google's Chrome for Android has updated to offer a few new features that can be tested now before they head to the main app channel, including better support for viewing web video and casting it to devices. Read the full story here.
  • Rumored LG G3 specs leak for Sprint

    11 April 2014, 9:47 am

    There's a rumor going around that the Sprint website has helped leak the specifications for the upcoming LG G3, and the details appear to confirm what we've been hearing about LG's next flagship phone. Read the full story here.
  • Aereo to deliver Chromecast live TV app May 29

    10 April 2014, 3:56 pm

    Aereo, the company that retransmits live television broadcasts to Android and iOS devices, has announced it will begin supporting Google Chromecast May 29 - that's only if the company still exists by then. Read the full story here.
  • Android now more secure with Google's always-on scanner update for Verify Apps

    10 April 2014, 2:06 pm

    Google announced in February that it would introduce a new way to protect Android smartphones by introducing a security measure that constantly scans devices to prevent foul play. That measure, Verify Apps, is getting new help. Read the full story here.
  • Google Play Music arrives on Sonos

    10 April 2014, 11:07 am

    Sonos has 30 different streaming music services, and Google Play Music today became one of them. Sonos has announced that Play Music is now available to control your entire music library, personal and from Google's All Access 22-million strong library, from a…
  • Alleged LG G3 screenshot shows more UI changes heading to LG

    10 April 2014, 9:54 am

    The next iteration of LG's user interface for Android may follow the trend of embracing flat design elements. Samsung flattened is icons and UI elements in the latest version of Touchwiz on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC did the same with Sense on the One M8,…
  • BlackBerry CEO says he may exit the handset business if the division isn't profitable

    10 April 2014, 8:44 am

    BlackBerry CEO John Chen says he's not opposed to completely exiting the smartphone business if his company doesn't find a way to stop losing money. Read the full story here.
  • Facebook will remove messaging from main app, force members to use Messenger with few exceptions

    9 April 2014, 5:03 pm

    The Facebook Messenger app will soon be a requirement for anyone wishing to communicate with Facebook friends on a mobile device. In two weeks, Facebook will remove the messaging functions from its Android iOS apps, forcing users to download the Facebook…
  • Dropbox debuts new photo gallery Carousel and Mailbox apps

    9 April 2014, 2:40 pm

    Dropbox today announced that it plans to compartmentalize its features into new apps. The company still serves a cloud storage locker and backup for a wide range of data, but it's giving users a new option to have a dedicated photo gallery to browse their…
  • Google Calendar leak shows the next phase of Google's Android app design

    9 April 2014, 1:57 pm

    Android has undergone some radical visual changes in its interface design, and a new set of changes may be heading for the Google-created Android apps based on fresh leaked images obtained by Read the full story here.
  • Comcast is considering becoming a wireless carrier

    9 April 2014, 9:52 am

    Comcast reportedly has its eyes on expanding beyond the cable television and internet market by joining the ranks of mobile service providers. Reporters from The Information claim that their sources with knowledge of the situation say Comcast might try to…
  • LG G Watch will cost £180 when it goes on sale this summer

    8 April 2014, 3:00 pm

    We don't know much about the LG G Watch other than the fact that it will be one of the first devices to run Google's wearable-friendly version of Android, Android Wear. We've seen some photos of the smartwatch, but for the first time, we've seen some details…
  • HTC One M8 Dot View case review - a great bad idea

    8 April 2014, 12:30 pm

    I can understand why HTC would want to build the One M8 Dot View case; it's tougher for me to understand why anyone would want to buy it if they knew how the case performs on a daily basis. Read the full story here.
  • U.S. Cellular plans to grow 4G LTE network with 1,200 new LTE sites by the end of the year

    8 April 2014, 10:59 am

    U.S. Cellular is spreading its 4G LTE wings farther throughout the Midwest and Southeast regions of the country. The carrier today announced the LTE network will turn on 1,200 new sites and deliver service in 13 states by the end of the year…
  • China says yes to Nokia-Microsoft deal

    8 April 2014, 10:30 am

    China's Ministry of Commerce has approved Nokia's sale of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft. China is the latest regulator to approve the transaction, a process that took longer than expected because of approval issues in some parts of Asia.…
  • Battery-boosting HTC One M8 Extreme Power Saving Mode rolling out to Sprint One M8 now

    8 April 2014, 9:46 am

    One of the marquee features of the HTC One M8 is the optional Extreme Power Saving Mode that can dramatically extend battery life. For the first time, Sprint users can test out that feature. Read the full story here.

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