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Firefox OS for smartphones has ceased to be, says Mozilla (and Tardigrade)

Mozilla Firefox OS has expired: Bereft of life, it rests in peas—we think that’s how Mozilla Corp’s “Global Marketing Director” for Firefox OS sees it it. John Bernard (Marketer of the Year, 2013) and sidekick George Roter tell us...

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Microsoft at MWC: Will anyone care?

Will Microsoft be making any major mobile device announcements at the upcoming Mobile World Congress that will make any difference to its position in the market?

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7 smartphone trends to watch for this year

Smartphones this year are poised to become more interactive, more fun and maybe a little bit smarter than you’d like them to be.

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Mingis on Tech: Mac guy gaga over a Dell; wireless charging for the iPhone

Dell's XPS 15 9550 Touch laptop impresses Computerworld Editor in Chief Scot Finnie with its 4K screen connectivity options. And recent reports indicate that Apple's iPhone might finally get wireless charging this year.

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Mingis on Tech: Mac guy becomes a Dell dude; wireless charging and the iPhone

Dell's XPS 15 9550 Touch laptop wins kudos from Computerworld Editor in Chief Scot Finnie. And what about those reports that Apple's iPhone may soon get wireless charging capabilities?

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Apple hit with $626M damages in Virnet X patent case

A jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay $626 million for infringing four patents held by a Nevada-based patent licensing company.

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8 best alternative keyboards for iPhones

Microsoft's newly-acquired SwiftKey is one of the best, but there are many other good iOS keyboards out there.

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Shiny! iPad Air 3 & iPhone 5se -- Apple reveal, on the Ides of March

The iPad Air 3 and iPhone 5se are rumored to be launching next month, at an Apple event on the 15th. So if you’ve been missing seeing shinies since September, there’s not much longer to wait...

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The danger of blind brand loyalty

It's time for us as consumers to get our priorities straight.

9 hidden iphone features you probably never saw

9 iPhone tips you probably never knew

Some even lesser known iPhone tips and tricks

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Virtual assistants: They're made out of people!

The responses from virtual assistants are far more human than most of us assume. In fact, every response is carefully crafted by a person or a team of people.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 is a boring update: @evleaks leaks again #TheNextGalaxy

This Samsung Galaxy S7 press render got outed by the infamous Evan “@evleaks” Blass. To nobody’s surprise, the bête noire of just about every phone maker has delivered this shot of a pair of Sammy’s new “flagship” phones...

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A look inside Verizon's Super Bowl control center

This is Verizon's Super Bowl command room -- a temporary, purpose-built nerve center in the shadow of Levi's Stadium that pulls in data from permanent and temporary base stations to ensure the network keeps running.

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Inside Verizon's Super Bowl Command Center

More than 100 engineers will make sure the tweeting, sharing and streaming works without a hiccup

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Verizon to let SMBs buy smartphones on the installment plan

Verizon will let small business customers take advantage of monthly payment plans for new smartphones and other devices, avoiding a big cash outlay upfront.

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Interest in smartphones is flattening

Both Apple and Samsung this week predicted slow growth for smartphone and mobile phone sales in early 2016, making investors queasy.

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Smartphone growth at lowest on concerns about global economy, saturation in China

Smartphone shipment growth was at its lowest ever in the fourth quarter of 2015 on account of the maturity of major markets like China and consumer concerns about the global economy, according to a research firm.

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Apple is in a position to overtake Samsung as world's top chip buyer

Apple was the world's second-largest chip buyer last year, spending more than $29 billion, up by 7.1 percent compared to 2014, according to a study released by Gartner.

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