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T-Mobile pushes paid data plans, makes room for bigger families

Not to complain too much, but it's getting tricky to keep track of all these promotions.

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California passes law mandating smartphone kill switch

The law is likely to affect smartphones sold around the world

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Pay $5 more, get four times the data with T-Mobile's revised Simple Starter plan

Wireless carriers continue to one-up each other, as T-Mobile boosts the data offered through its entry-level wireless plan to 2GB.

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Why Amazon's Fire Phone hasn't set the smartphone market ablaze

Is it the high price, the anemic app selection, or the gimmicky features? Yes.

Halo Infiltrates Windows 8 Mobile Devices in July

The popular gaming franchise expands its reach with a new story and a new design.

Up close with the Aquos Crystal phone and its edge-to-edge screen

Sharp's skinny bezel Aquos Crystal smartphone is launching in the U.S. on Sprint and its prepaid brands Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile.

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Amazon stokes its Fire Phone with Fire OS 3.5.1 software update

The update brings a few small but helpful features, like deleting email from the home screen, and making 11-frame GIFs in the camera app.

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Moto 360, Moto X+1 may finally appear September 4

A Motorola press invite teases what could be the anticipated Moto 360 smartwatch and successors to the Moto X and Moto G.

on greenbot.com

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Samsung unveils Galaxy Alpha with a new design approach

Samsung's latest smartphone tries to catch up to higher-end devices with more robust design and construction.

on greenbot.com

Verizon Releasing a Major Software Update for the Galaxy S3

Update brings a host of fixes and new features, including Multi-Window capability and the Best Shot camera feature.

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Samsung pins its hopes on Galaxy Alpha's metal frame

The launch of the metal-framed addition to the Galaxy lineup comes as phone shipments have dropped for Samsung.

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OnePlus decides the best way to sell its phone is to ask women to degrade themselves

The company pulls its own misandrist faux pas with its "Ladies First" campaign, which asks women to post selfies of themselves in the official forums.

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The HTC One (M8) smartphone gets MirrorLink compatibility for safer car use

Your phone and your car’s display, happy together. Soon, you’ll be able to plug the HTC One into a MirrorLink-compatible car and use the phone’s interface and specially designed apps without dangerous distraction.

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FCC requires text-to-911 from carriers, apps

The commission votes to require mobile carriers and texting apps to adopt text-to-911 functionality

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Smartphone kill-switch bill passes California assembly

The bill is intended to reduce smartphone theft in the state

on pcworld.com