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Samsung's head of TVs may be next head of mobile business

Samsung is considering a key management overhaul that could see the company's head of TVs and home appliances also overseeing its underperforming mobile business, according to a news report.

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Apple Pay users spend big

Apple Pay users are already three times more likely to spend $250 or more than those on other services

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Grocers, retailers gobble up Apple Pay in time for holidays

U.S. consumers have eschewed in-store mobile payments for years, but Apple Pay is making headway in that area just a month after the service launched Oct. 20.

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Apple to Xiaomi: Easier said than done to become top smartphone vendor

A day after China's Xiaomi said it wanted to become the world's number one smartphone vendor, an Apple executive weighed in and told the Chinese company to be patient.

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Apple's HomeKit will be the talk of CES 2015

HomeKit seems set to be the star of giant trade show, CES 2015, maintaining Apple's track record of dominating the show.

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iOS 8: 8 tips for taking better photographs

Here are eight useful tips for taking better photographs with an iOS 8 device.

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Mobile 4K video gets wired to TVs

USB 3.1 will support the MHL 3 specification, which can stream 4K mobile video transfers from mobile devices

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Fujitsu embeds data in LED light for smartphones to detect

Just aim a smartphone camera at a lit object and an app calls up relevant information

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How Apple, Samsung and BlackBerry are fighting to win the enterprise

Samsung Electronics' deal with BlackBerry and Apple's efforts to make it easier to configure and deploy massive numbers of iPhones highlight how the smartphone makers are battling for supremacy among enterprise users.

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Android 5.0 deep-dive review: Exploring Lollipop's many layers

Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop release brings major changes to the way the operating system looks and works. Here's a detailed tour of what's new and what it's like to use.

U.S. put fake cell towers in planes to spy on people

The U.S. Marshals Service is putting devices that emulate cellphone towers in Cessna aircraft and flying them around the country to track the locations of cellphones.

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BlackBerry bolsters its enterprise pitch

BlackBerry announced a renewed enterprise focus on Thursday, including a partnership with Samsung that provides secure mobile software for certain Samsung Android smartphones and tablets.

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SanDisk releases Lightning-enabled thumb drive for iPhone, iPad

SanDisk announced a new thumb drive with Lightning and USB 2.0 connectors and software that automatically downloads photos and videos from iPhone's 5 and up and iPads.

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Nexus 6 reviews: Google's Android 5.0 phablet is bigger, but better?

'Shamu' shows its enormous face: The Nexus 6, Google's huge Android 5.0 phablet is here, so it must be time for one of Richi's random review roundups. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers tread the thin line between love and hate.

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Hey Samsung: Not everybody has to be a platform

At the Samsung Developer Conference, Samsung presents a series of non-compelling reasons to build with the company.

Control over personal info nearly dead

Internet companies have run amok with our personal data, and people aren't entirely sure what to do about it, judging from the results of a new survey.

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Nexus 6 deep-dive review: A supersized smartphone that shines

Google's new Nexus 6 packs pure Android Lollipop software into a plus-sized package that's pleasant to use. Could this be the phone for you?

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Motorola and LG vie to be first with Android 5.0 update

The race to upgrade smartphones to Android 5.0 is on, with LG Electronics and Motorola vying with Google's Nexus devices for bragging rights.

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