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Smartphone market inches back to growth with Samsung holding lead

The smartphone market is showing signs of growth again, but barely, with shipments up nearly 1 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, according to Strategy Analytics.

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How to take control of your Android notifications

It’s time to reign in how often your phone pesters you.

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SMS-based two-factor authentication may be headed out the door

SMS messaging for two-factor authentication might become a thing of the past. A U.S. federal agency is discouraging its use.

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53% off Universal Phone Mount for Bicycle and Motorcycle - Deal Alert

The 'Freedom' Handlebar Phone Holder from Tackform offers comprehensive protection for mounting your smartphone while riding. The patented phone cradle provides full support for holding your phone while providing full access to your...

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Devices with Qualcomm modems safe from critical ASN.1 telecom flaw

Smartphones equipped with Qualcomm modems are not vulnerable to a recently announced vulnerability that could potentially allow attackers to take over cellular network gear and consumer mobile devices.

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Mobile OS once considered dead comes back to life in Indian smartphone

Alternative mobile operating systems are struggling to survive while Android and iOS dominate, but an operating system called Sailfish -- which was on the brink of disappearing -- is back after a short absence.

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Wi-Fi Certified Passpoint zig-zags towards success

The Wi-Fi Alliance's Passpoint certification—the release 1 features—has tipped the scales and will become a required feature for all new phones. But Passpoint release 2 may never be adopted.

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Pokémon Go launches in Japan with McDonald’s as first sponsor

Pokémon Go has launched in Japan with a new revenue stream -- corporate sponsorship from McDonald’s.

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Edward Snowden has developed an iPhone case meant to kill surveillance

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has come up with a concept iPhone case that can help prevent the government from finding your location.

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Motorola’s Moto Z smartphone redefines the meaning of mobility

Moto Mods are an ingenious way to add hardware features such as a projector and sound boost to Moto Z Droid and the Moto Z Force smartphones.

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Moto Z: Is this the Droid you’ve been looking for?

Motorola's latest high-end Android smartphones, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, are well-designed and innovative.

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Add-ons elevate new Moto Z phones

We review the Droid editions of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, Motorola's latest high-end Android smartphones.

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Samsung files artificial muscle patent for use in flexible smartphones

Samsung has registered two U.S. patents for technology that would connect tiny plates with ‘robotic muscles’ in a matrix to enable Smartphones to be bent and retain virtually any shape.

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Windows revenue ticks up slightly in June quarter

Second-quarter revenue for Microsoft's More Personal Computing division was down 4%, even though Windows revenue was up over the prior year.

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Did Pokemon Go bring AR to the iPhone?

Pokémon Go has made us spend more time in augmented reality than on Facebook. But we've been using our iPhones for AR for a while now.

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How to wipe an Android phone: The paranoid edition

A factory reset isn’t enough when wiping your Android phone. Data on the device is still vulnerable unless you take this extra step.

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ZTE's $99 Zmax Pro smartphone packs in top-line features

For $99, ZTE's new Zmax Pro delivers serious bang-for-the-buck with some premium features.

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HP's Elite X3 smartphone with Windows 10 will ship this month for $699

Not many are using smartphones with Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile, but HP's flagship Elite X3 -- which ships this month -- could boost the sagging fortunes of the OS.

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