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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.

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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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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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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.

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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The Week in iOS Apps: Revolution, too!

The game Civilization Revolution is back on iOS with a sequel. Other apps let you compare wines, get shopping deals, and better organize your photos.

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Car apps: Ford's Sync AppLink marries car to phone, but the relationship's complicated

Smartphone apps designed specifically to work with cars promise to make the whole phone-car relationship a lot safer. But phones and cars aren't really designed to work together, and it shows in how early apps work.

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FTC: T-Mobile made hundreds of millions from unwanted SMS features

The mobile carrier made profits from services not ordered by customers, the FTC said.

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Fire Phone could pave the way for Amazon's global takeover

Jeff Bezos and Co. have built the world's first world-aware device.

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Warrants needed for cellphone searches, Supreme Court rules

The unanimous ruling comes down strongly on the side of privacy rights