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Amazon Fire Phone apps: How does Fire OS compare to Android?

Amazon's upcoming Fire Phone has a set of stock apps unique to Fire OS. But what about third-party apps?

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As iPhone thefts drop, Google and Microsoft plan kill switches on smartphones

After a year of pressure, U.S. law enforcement officials announce a major success in their phone anti-theft push

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Researchers embed transparent sensors in Corning Gorilla Glass

Researchers have successfully created a transparent temperature sensor that is embedded inside the Corning Gorilla Glass used by most smartphones. It could be in phones within a year, they said.

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In pictures: Amazon's Fire Phone event

In a move that surprised very few, Amazon launched its first flagship smartphone during a press event on Wednesday. Here are some of the highlights.

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Appeals court rules warrant required for cellphone location data

The first ruling of its kind in the US is being hailed by privacy advocates

on pcworld.com

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OnePlus One launch delayed to fix critical OpenSSL bug

The OnePlus One was supposed to ship sometime in May, but a pesky newly discovered OpenSSL bug thwarted those plans.

on greenbot.com

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Samsung introduces Tizen smartphone, with a Tizen TV next year

The Samsung Z will be on show at the Tizen Developer Conference this week in San Francisco.

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Lookout's latest feature puts phone thieves on alert

The Theft Alert featured introduced to the Lookout Premium mobile app Wednesday sends an email alert anytime it detects that someone's doing something suspicious with your smartphone.

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Asus' audacious PadFone X phone/tablet hybrid priced at $199 subsidized, preorders open June 6

Asus' PadFone line is finally coming to U.S. shores, and AT&T's opening pre-orders on June 6.

on greenbot.com

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HTC's One Mini 2 is another smaller phone with lesser specs

HTC strips the cool camera features and more from the smaller version of its flagship phone.