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Verizon will throttle heaviest LTE data users starting in October

The carrier looks to slow LTE access for the top 5 percent of data hogs with unlimited plans.

Phone unlocking bill clears US House, next step is president's signature

The bill reverses a 2013 decision that phone unlocking by consumers ran afoul of copyright laws.

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5 ways Amazon's Fire Phone could sizzle or fizzle

Amazon's long-awaited smartphone is finally here, and as we put it through its paces, we're focusing on these make-or-break features.

More AT&T customers switch to paying for their phones

Most new postpaid smartphone users are choosing monthly payments over subsidized prices

Halo Infiltrates Windows 8 Mobile Devices in July

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

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What they're saying about the Amazon Fire Phone

The first reviews of Amazon's first smartphone are in, and we hope Jeff Bezos is open to constructive criticism.

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Give Verizon your location data, get rewards in carrier's new program

The Smart Rewards program launching Thursday promises savings and discounts to Verizon subscribers, but only if you opt-in to a program that helps the wireless carrier's partners deliver targeted ads based on your location and browsing habits.

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Google search warns mobile users of potential Flash clash

Sites that rely heavily on Flash elements will soon be flagged in mobile Google searches.

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Samsung dreams of retina scanner, ultrasonic pen for future Galaxy devices

Android's top phone maker touts some new ideas as cheaper devices attack.

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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China's state-run TV calls the iPhone a national security threat; Apple disagrees

China's state-run television says that iOS 7's location services could inadvertently expose state secrets.

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Amazon hopes the little touches will help Fire Phone ignite

Once Dynamic Perspective's gee-whiz factor wears off, Amazon thinks little extras like contextual menus and deep links in Firefly results will delight Fire Phone users by anticipating their next move.

Senate committee approves mobile phone unlocking bill

The legislation would overturn a Library of Congress decision to remove legal protections for unlocking

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TSA to put mobile phones, other electronic devices under higher scrutiny

Electronic devices that cannot be turned on will not be allowed onboard aircraft, according to new U.S. rules

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Study: FAA's ruling on smartphones during takeoff has had little impact

Airlines have seen almost no increase in the use of smartphones, tablets, and laptops among passengers since the Federal Aviation Administration ruled in October that they are now allowed to do so during takeoff and landing. But that's likely to change over time.