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Bought a brand-new phone? It could still have malware

Security company G Data has identified more than 20 mobile phones -- most sold in Asia and Europe through third parties -- that have malware installed despite being marketed as new, according to a research report.

ITC reverses course, rules Microsoft's phones don't infringe on patents

Microsoft has prevailed over InterDigital in a years-old patent infringement action that was originally brought against Nokia.

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Apple Watch: Create your own default replies for Messages

Apple already offers a variety of canned responses you can in Messages. Here’s how to replace them with those you create yourself.

Apple, Samsung battle to the end over payment of damages

It may take some time for Apple to see any damages from its patent infringement dispute against Samsung Electronics.

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Review: 6 things to know about the Galaxy S6 Edge+

Samsung's latest curved-screen smartphone, the Galaxy S6 Edge+, looks great -- but does that necessarily make it a better device?


Power-user tips for the Chrome Android browser

Computerworld's JR Raphael demonstrates five time-saving tips for Google's Chrome browser on an Android device.

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Apple slates Sept. 9 for this year's iPhone intro

As expected, Apple will hold this year's iPhone unveiling on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

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Apple announces Sept. 9 iPhone launch

“Hey Siri, give us a hint”

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Amazon scales down its Fire smartphone team

Amazon has reportedly laid off dozens of engineers who worked on its slow-selling Fire smartphone.

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Apple on course for wireless charging in iPhones?

Apple has been researching wireless charging (also called inductive charging) for an incredibly long time.

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Lenovo leans on Motorola team to handle smartphone development

Lenovo's Motorola Mobility division will take over the company's smartphone development and manufacturing, as part of a reorganization that it hopes will cut costs and revitalize its handset business

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Galaxy Note 5 review: A big phone finally grows up

The new Galaxy Note 5 brings some much-needed sophistication into Samsung's plus-sized phone family -- but at what cost?

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FAIL: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 S-Pen -- RTFM, you're inserting it wrong

Samsung comes under intense criticism for Galaxy Note 5 design flaw. If you insert the S-Pen upside-down, it gets stuck. Removing it damages the motherboard -- probably beyond repair...

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7 reasons why modular smartphones are such a nightmare to develop

Developing modular smartphones is presenting challenges relating to size, performance and price, and at the end of the day there are no guarantees that users will want one.

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Hydrogen-powered iPhone 6 lasts a week without recharging

A British tech firm has developed a hydrogen fuel cell for smartphones that can last a week without recharging.

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Apple iPhone 6 Plus recall -- camera blurry-gate

Apple admits its iPhone 6 Plus may have a hardware boo-boo. Some were made with a faulty rear camera, which is causing blurred pictures. So, no, you're not going mad. The blurry photos aren't your fault...

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Sony's quadcopter takes smartphone tech to the skies

Sony is gunning for a slice of the growing drone market, showing off newly developed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from its drone venture, Aerosense.


Circular Devices to reveal more details about its modular PuzzlePhone

Finnish company Circular Devices is planning to reveal more details about its modular PuzzlePhone smartphone in the next two months.

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