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Sprint drops second shoe: $60 unlimited voice, text, data plan

New plan atop Family Share Pack aims to beat backs competitors with designs on new Sprint subscribers

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Yes, there's a tech bubble: Facebook's mobile ad success proves it

Despite gaudy numbers for Facebook’s mobile business, spending on mobile ads may not be sustainable.

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Wally: A high-tech networked water leak detection system

The Wally system is a wireless sensor network that effectively addresses the problem of detecting water damage from broken or leaking pipes at a very reasonable price.

Samsung sinks to new low with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video

Samsung advertising reached a new low late this week with the posting of a Galaxy S5 taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Aug. 22

Delay dismay, gazillions, $100 sapphire screens, NFC again.

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Apple iWatch release may be pushed back to 2015

On account of intricate design challenges, Apple's rumored iWatch may not launch until 2015.

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New BYOD trouble ahead via Android for Work

The future should be looking more favorable for workplace Bring-Your-Own-Device, or BYOD, with Android’s upcoming embrace. But is it really? Someone’s forgotten something.

What matters in the fall smartphone lineup: brand, display size, battery life, LTE

What doesnt matter: color

Opera Mini becomes default browser for Microsoft's fading feature phones

Users will be 'encouraged' to replace stock Xpress browser with Opera Mini starting this fall

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A review of Swing Copters: Under no circumstances should you play this game

It’s like Flappy Bird, but even worse.

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Researchers build security framework for Android

University researchers have modified the Android operating system to let developers plug in enterprise-class security enhancements that would normally require overhauling a mobile device's firmware.

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The top 14 hidden features in Windows, iOS, and Android

Betcha don’t know all these nifty tricks and time-saving tips to boost your productivity. Whichever OS you use, there's something here for you.


Zipbuds: Earbuds with great sound, great design (particularly for travellers), and a great price

You can spend a lot of money on earbuds but Zipbuds, currently a Kickstarter campaign, not only sound good, they're well-designed, and remarkably low-cost and great for travel

Plug-and-play Android security layer outlined by NC State researchers

A modified version of Android uses a system of modularized plugins to help make sure the latest security tools make it into the hands of end users as quickly as possible. Researchers will present their findings at USENIX Security '14...

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What Verizon exclusive? HTC's Windows Phone-powered One M8 is coming to AT&T, too

Turns out the Verizon exclusive for the Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8 isn't so exclusive after all.

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Workers Going Rogue With BYOD (and BYOA)

More than half of employees admit to going rogue to do their jobs. In other words, it really doesn't matter if IT formally rejects BYOD -- or Bring Your Own Apps -- because it's happening anyway.

Sprint's cut in data prices won't help its network woes

'Sprint is hobbled by its network,' one analyst says

VC investors hot for the cloud, mobile and robots

Deloitte survey shows increased investment in U.S. tech companies

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BYOD Twists and Turns Keep CIOs Off-Balance

Is BYOD coming to a crossroads? Workers don’t want to be tied to a cubicle and demand the freedom that comes with mobility. However, BYOD has come under fire due to privacy concerns, security measures that ruin the user experience,...

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