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Apple makes Sept. 9 event official, hints at more than iPhone 6

Apple confirmed today it will host an event Sept. 9 in Cupertino, Calif. to unveil its newest iPhone and perhaps other new hardware....

Toshiba sensor to sharpen smartphone photos

Toshiba has developed an image sensor for smartphones and tablets that should deliver better image resolution for smartphones....

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As smartphone screen sizes max out, stylish designs expected at IFA

New smartphones expected to bow at the IFA show in Berlin next week will likely show that makers are taking a step back from larger screen sizes and emphasizing better design....

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A bigger iPhone could push phablet explosion

Big smartphones with screens larger than 5.5-in. will make up nearly a third of the entire smartphone market in 2018, IDC said....

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HTC ships Desire 510 with 64-bit processor

HTC is hoping to make inroads in the low-end smartphone market with the 4G Desire 510, which has a new 64-bit capable Qualcomm processor. But HTC isn't sure buyers will be able to take full advantage of that capability....

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HTC One (M8) for Windows: Top hardware for Windows Phone fans

The popular high-end HTC One (M8) smartphone is now available for both Windows Phone and Android users....

15 insanely stupid Apple predictions

The years have not been kind to Apple's critics. Here are fifteen laughable predictions that show how Apple has been going out of business since 1984. [ABOVE: Image c/o The Trad. Special Apple-themed clothes from the '80's. I...

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California cell-phone ruling poses big BYOD challenge

A recent California appellate court ruling could hurt efforts to implement BYOD policies nationwide....

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Global e-commerce doubles as shoppers get more adventurous

Shoppers around the world are becoming a bit more adventurous and a lot more focused on buying what they're hunting for online, according to a Nielsen study....

Calif. passes smartphone kill switch law

Smartphones sold in California will soon be required to have a kill switch that lets users remotely lock them and wipe them of data in the event they are lost or stolen....

Calif. passes smartphone kill switch law

Smartphones sold in California will soon be required to have a kill switch that lets users remotely lock them and wipe them of data in the event they are lost or stolen....

10 things we know about Apple's new iPhone 6 A8 chip

Apple's iPhone 6 appears on schedule for its public reveal in September, when they begin churning off the production line into the pockets of tens of millions of customers. The smartphone will use new Apple-designed chips, here's...

First Firefox OS smartphone goes on sale in India for $33

Mozilla today announced that a smartphone powered by its Firefox OS mobile operating system went on sale in India, one of the key markets that the company has targeted....

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You drain me: Apple replaces some iPhone 5 batteries for free

Apple will replace some iPhone 5 batteries free of charge, claiming "a very small percentage" of the smartphones need to be charged more often and those charges were quickly exhausted....

INFOGRAPHIC: Crazy pent-up iPhone 6 demand

Reuters this morning cites sources claiming iPhone 6 production may be constrained following last minute component problems, but as this infographic shows the scale of pent-up demand for Apple's new device suggests sales will be...

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

Given that at least five top-flight smartphones will be launched in September, would-be buyers will have plenty of choices....

Trade-in volume signals 'tremendous' sales for iPhone 6

Early sales of Apple's iPhone 6 will likely be 'tremendous,' buyback vendors said today, basing their predictions on recent activity by consumers locking in prices for their old smartphones....

FDA approves tech that turns smartphone into stroke warning system

The FDA today approved an algorithm that allows a special iPhone case to record the heart's rhythm and detect abnormalities associated with strokes or other heart-related problems....

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