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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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OnePlus One update fixes battery woes, but some issues remain

Maybe it's a good thing that you can't buy this phone right now.

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You can legally unlock your smartphone -- so now what?

In the short term, not much has changed, even with the new law that makes it OK to unlock your smartphone. But longer term, this should benefit both phone owners and carriers.

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French carrier Iliad offers to buy T-Mobile U.S.

Iliad's offer could complicate a reported bid in the works by Sprint

Google Launches Brand New Play Store

The Google Play store’s dramatic redesign was unveiled today after much anticipation. The new design attempts to brighten up the app store experience, improving usability, capability, and appearance all at once.

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Microsoft readies Windows Phone 8.1 update with smart covers and big-screen support

The next version of Windows Phone takes a few more cues from Android.

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Samsung delays launch of Tizen smartphone

The phone running an alternative to Android was set to debut in Russia

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.

More AT&T customers switch to paying for their phones

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

Voice Ads Coming to Your Mobile Devices

A company called Nuance Mobile is adding a whole new dimension to the mobile advertising market. Its new “Nuance Voice” service allows users to converse with the advertisements on their mobile devices.