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Android 5.0's new Trusted Places feature kills passcode prompts in your home

Wish you didn't have to use a passcode to unlock your smartphone at home? If you've got an Android 5.0 device, pretty soon you won't have to.

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China's Xiaomi makes $300 million investment in Baidu's online video site

The company is also expanding internationally, with India its main target

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Hands-on with Z Launcher, the secret sauce in Nokia's iPad rival

Nokia's new home screen launcher does away with widgets and folders, requiring faith in algorithms instead.

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How to turn off automatic app updates on Android and install apps manually

Don't want Android to update your apps behind your back? No problem.

Sony adds autofocus tracking to smartphone image sensor

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The Exmor RS IMX320 borrows autofocus tech from SLR cameras

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

Samsung partners with BlackBerry to improve security and Apple expands program to ease roll out of its devices

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Motorola and LG vie to be first with Android 5.0 update

The new version of Google's OS has a new look along with better performance and security

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Spec showdown: Lumia 535 edges Moto E with more storage, front camera

The Microsoft and Motorola smartphones are powered by the same processor, and cost about the same

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Xiaomi rises fast in China's tablet market, but Apple still top dog

Xiaomi was China's third largest tablet vendor in the third quarter, according to IDC

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Not enough video in your Facebook news feed? Try a better phone

Facebook is delving deeper into the characteristics of phones to help it determine what to show users. Does yours make the cut?

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With China saturated, Lenovo focuses on foreign markets for smartphone growth

Lenovo bought Motorola Mobility to help it expand internationally

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Xiaomi maintains its lead over Samsung in China's smartphone market

Samsung was pushed into second place for the second successive quarter -- but third-placed Lenovo is closing in on it fast

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Alibaba patient in its efforts to topple Android in China

Alibaba expects its mobile OS to provide a 'long-term winning strategy'

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Gmail 5.0 for Android gets a new look, Exchange support

The new version, hitting phones soon, features the new "Material" interface design that Google is pushing

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Starbucks says 1 in 6 payments already mobile

The company said it accounted for 90 percent of mobile payments in the US last year