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Workers use their own devices at work, without boss's knowledge

Many workers use their personally owned smartphones and other computers for job tasks, but a new survey shows a big percentage are doing so without their employer's knowledge.

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Motorola Solutions unveils the Symbol TC70 rugged handheld

Motorola Solutions announced the Symbol TC70 rugged handheld computer with a 4.7-in. touchscreen that can accommodate wet fingers, gloves or a stylus.

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An easy guide to Apple iMessage troubleshooting

If you can't get iMessages to work consistently or just want to activate the new SMS Relay feature then you may need this short guide.

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NSA approves Samsung Knox devices for government use

The certification may help Samsung establish itself as a serious player in secured devices

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Apple Pay could be a big deal for Android users

The launch of Apple Pay on Monday has brought considerable publicity to a technology that's already embedded in millions of Android smartphones yet has so far failed to take off.

IPhones dial up larger Apple profit in Q4

While Apple's iPad shipments declined, strong iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales buoyed the company's profit in its fiscal fourth quarter.

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iOS 8.1 arrives, which means Apple Pay is also here

Apple's iOS 8.1 is packed with major features like Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library and support for Continuity so your phone and your Mac will work in perfect harmony.

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Expect anemic mobile phone growth in U.S. through 2018

The overall mobile phone market in the U.S. will decline this year by 1% even as many emerging countries around the world see robust growth, an IDC analyst said Monday.

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You'll pay a lot more for an unlocked Nexus 6 smartphone

Google's new Nexus 6 smartphone will start at $649, unlocked, when pre-orders begin Oct. 29. The price is nearly double the $349 starting price charged for the Nexus 5 a year ago.

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How well are Apple's products doing? Here's what we know

Here's what we know about OS upgrades and iPhone and iPad sales based on what we've learned in the last few days. Top line summary? Apple is cooking up a storm.

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Bigger screen size draws Beijing customers to the iPhone 6

After waiting a month for the new iPhones to officially arrive in mainland China, Apple fans in Beijing lined up on Friday to get their hands on the devices.

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Mobile device and data use skyrockets, US says

U.S. mobile phone users are "rapidly embracing" smartphones and tablets, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

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Apple's #iPadAir2 event: 3 thoughts

The sub-$500 Mac mini; Apple's line-up grows its reach and company's 5K iMac display means it has a path to disrupt display prices.

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FBI director calls for greater police access to communications

Apple and Google should reconsider plans to enable encryption by default on their smartphones, and the U.S. Congress should pass a law requiring that all communication tools allow police access to user data, FBI Director James Comey...

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Apple's Oct.16 event live feed

We'll be covering the new news out of Apple as it happens on October 16.

Microsoft's 'big opportunity' to goose device share stalls before it gets started

Microsoft's push to move its device needle from 14% just got harder. Gartner today forecast that the company's share will be flat this year and climb only slightly in 2015.

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Galaxy Note 4 deep-dive review: A familiar plus-sized phone with a few new twists

With the iPhone 6 Plus now available to iOS fans, can Samsung's new Galaxy Note 4 keep its crown as the best-known plus-sized phone on the market? Our reviewer lived with the Note for a week and reports on the results.

Asus' tablet-smartphone combo comes to the U.S. next week

The Padfone X Mini will first ship on Oct. 23 through AT&T for $199 with a two-year contract

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