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China's booming smartphone growth starts to fizzle

Growth in the Chinese smartphone market will fall to single digits next year, according to IDC

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Samsung's mobile CEO to stay despite business challenges

The head of the underperforming mobile division was expected to be moved out in an annual reshuffle

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BlackBerry's deal to buy voice crypto company Secusmart blessed by German government

The deal will let BlackBerry step up its cross-platform push with better security

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Virtual reality draws the crowds at Korea's G-Star game show

South Korean game studios showed off content for the Oculus Rift as its developer demoed the latest headset prototype

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China's Xiaomi delays international push into some foreign markets

Xiaomi wants to first focus on India and Indonesia before expanding further

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Five Android 5.0 Lollipop annoyances Google should fix immediately

Google still has a little work to do if it wants Lollipop to live up to its potential

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Report: Samsung's head of TVs may be asked to revitalize mobile business

Boo-keun Yoon, who heads Samsung's consumer electronics business, could also take charge of the mobile business, a report said

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Lock your phone to a single app with Lollipop’s screen pinning

Lollipop's screen pinning feature can help keep your young kids from wreaking havoc on your phone. And it takes just a few moments to set up.

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Google, Rockstar reach deal to settle lawsuit over Nortel patents

Backed by Microsoft, Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson and Sony, Rockstar acquired Nortel's patents after outbidding Google

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Apple to Xiaomi: Easier said than done to become top smartphone vendor

Xiaomi wants to become the top smartphone player in five to ten years

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To 'read' this fashion magazine, you'll need a smartphone app

NEC touts the speed and versatility of its Gaziru image-recognition app with the new "Persona" magazine -- which lacks text.

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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.