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Google's modular smartphone project sacrificed its original vision

The first Ara phone will still be customizable, but users won't be able to swap its core components

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7 Android features from Google I/O that Apple should borrow

Why Cupertino should take a hint from Google's latest updates to Android N and Android Wear

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Microsoft leaves feature-phone business as Nokia moves back in, sort of

Finnish startup HMD Global has snapped up the rights to sell Nokia phones, which Foxconn will manufacture in a former Microsoft factory

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Does the iPhone need a ‘panic button’?

A new ‘panic mode’ for your iPhone might help keep your data more secure. And with the current legal decisions regarding Touch ID, this iOS feature is now vital.

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FCC, FTC launch inquiry into smartphone security updates

The government is trying to see if security updates can land in consumer's phones faster

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Windows Mobile gets good just as Microsoft stops caring

Finally, Microsoft's smartphone OS comes together as a viable platform for basic needs

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Why passwords fail end users

At the 2016 Interop show, Network World got a quick demo of Keeper Security's password management and vault app. The company's CEO, Darren Guccione, also explained why most password methods fail end users, and whether biometrics...

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21% off LG Nexus 5X Unlocked Smartphone 32GB - Deal Alert

This unlocked, multi-mode phone will work on all US carriers including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, as well as most international carriers. It's currently available for $80 off its list price of $429.99.

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Shocking news: People do lots on their smartphones

What is blindingly obvious to many is still something new to many others, reflecting the reality of how change happens

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3 features that would make the iPhone 7 truly innovative

The iPhone 7 doesn't have to be mind-blowing to get us excited for an upgrade.

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Death of Intel's Atom casts shadow over rumored Surface Phone

Microsoft still reportedly remains committed to Windows 10 Mobile running on ARM chips. But is that enough?

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iPhone sales drop in Q1 reflect a market that remains flat

Apple iPhone sales declined 16% in the first quarter, but it's important to remember that the overall smartphone market has also flatlined

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FBI won't share iPhone hack with Apple because it doesn't know how it works

The FBI claims it doesn't actually know the underlying code that facilitated hacking into the iPhone, so it can't share the method with Apple

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iPhone sales plummet in the world's biggest smartphone market

iPhone sales in Greater China fell 26 percent -- Apple's first year-over-year revenue decline in more than a decade

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US no longer requires Apple's help to crack iPhone in New York case

The government said 'an individual' had given it the passcode to the phone used by the accused in a drug investigation

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Microsoft's weak phone sales drag down its Surface and cloud wins

Cloud growth is the brightest spot in the company's quarterly earnings report

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68% off Amir 3 in 1 Cell Phone Camera Lens Kit - Deal Alert

The kit fits most cell phone models and includes fisheye, macro and super wide angle lenses. High quality and professional looking pictures from your cell phone's camera, for just $12.88 with this 68% off deal.

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LG G5 review: LG's appetite for risk is admirable, but doesn't pay off

With an improved battery swapping system, the LG G5 isn't a bad phone, per se. But various other features probably looked better in the R&D lab than they do in real life

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