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Samsung event in August portends new smartphone launch

The company is expected to launch a larger version of the Galaxy S6 edge curved smartphone at the event on Aug. 13 in New York


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6 flagship smartphones you can safely ignore

Though they get a lot of coverage in the press, these smartphones should not be on your list when it's time to buy

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14 fascinating facts about Apple's iPhone

Eight years since its debut, Apple's iPhone changed and conquered the smartphone market. Here are some interesting facts you might not know about it

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How IT can spy on your smartphone

iOS and Android shield most data you care about from IT -- but users seem to care less about privacy these days

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Review: The best browsers for Android smartphones

InfoWorld compares Chrome, CM Browser, Dolphin, Firefox, InBrowser, and UC Browser on speed, features, and HTML5 support

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The only 5 smartphones that matter

Professional users have five main choices for a smartphone -- you can ignore the rest when you buy

Microsoft shrinks smartphone ambitions with mobile restructuring

The job cuts announced Wednesday likely signal the company will make fewer Windows phones

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It's last call for Windows Phone

Major cuts in its mobile hardware business and a lackluster Windows 10 mobile beta make you wonder if Microsoft cares any more

Microsoft pulls back from phone business, announces 7,800 layoffs

Microsoft will write off the entire value of the smartphone business it acquired from Nokia

Five smartphones to look forward to

Apple, Samsung Electronics and OnePlus are all expected to launch new models in the next couple of months

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IT pros blast Google over Android’s refusal to play nice with IPv6

Android’s lack of support for DHCPv6 has put some business users in a tough position

Fingerprint sensors on their way to more smartphones

Cheaper sensors and broader software support will make fingerprint authentication more accessible to app developers and service providers

Samsung to plug security hole on Galaxy smartphones

The vulnerability was found in the SwiftKey keyboard, which comes preloaded on the devices

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Are you a sensor on the Internet of things?

Far from science fiction scenarios in which you are surgically implanted with sensors, more and more organizations are actually using you as a sensor to collect valuable data points.

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Android on BlackBerry: More harm than good

An Android strategy is no sure winner for BlackBerry, due to market, execution, and technological reasons

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Report: BlackBerry’s next devices could run Android

BlackBerry may transform into a software and services company, focused on its BES12 mobile management tool

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Microsoft Surface Hub supersizes smartphone addiction

Is your smartphone too distracting? Microsoft has the answer for you: A giant, overpriced screen for all your mobile computing needs. Who can resist?

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No subsidy, no smartphone? The bottom line on upgrades

Carrier plans are full of gotchas, but the results of this price comparison may surprise you

Lenovo shows smartphone that lets users interact with projected content

Smart Cast concept smartphone displays its content on a table or wall and reads the gestures of users so they can interact with projected images

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