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Why California's kill-switch mandate might save your phone

You may not live in California, but should that state's legislature pass a bill mandating kill-switch technology for smartphones and tablets, the implications will be felt far beyond the borders of the Golden State.

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Read it and swipe: The best social news app for every reader

Keep your delicate fingertips ink-free with social newsreading apps that make page-turning a little less arduous.

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Reverse phone look-up app Truecaller adds Yelp data to get Americans on board

Truecaller is a popular mobile directory overseas, but is adding more social features to appeal to grow its presence Stateside.

Mozilla announces adaptive Firefox Launcher for Android

It's all about context -- and your eyeballs.

Twitter for Android, iOS apes Facebook in showing number of retweets in feed

Twitter is rolling out a new version of its Android app that shows the number of tweets and retweets in the main feed.

HTTPS Everywhere makes Firefox for Android more secure

The Electronic Frontier Foundation's add-on forces websites to use HTTPS encryption whenever possible.

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Android hardware husbandry: Taking care of your precious phone or tablet

Hey, it’s not always about the OS. Your Android hardware will perform better and last longer if you follow a few simple best practices.



Beam your photos to the big screen with Chromecast's AllCast support

Google on Monday began offering developer tools for new Chromecast apps. AllCast immediately jumped on board.

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Redesigned 16GB Ouya console is the most modest of upgrades

Ouya really wants you to give its microconsole another chance, but we're not so sure you should listen.

Researchers create Android app to show when other apps track you

The app shows users when other apps are accessing their location