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Elliptic Labs smartphone is controlled by waving at it

Ultrasonic speakers can turn phones into gestural interfaces

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Samsung forecasts bleak Q3 as smartphone sales suffer

Samsung's mid to low-end smartphones lost out in the quarter to cheaper devices from China

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China clears iPhone 6 for sale only after security tweaks

A Chinese regulator has claimed it found security flaws in Apple's iOS software that could steal user's data

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FBI director concerned about encryption on smartphones

Shades of "The Wire": The agency has talked to Apple and Google about concerns that new security will help criminals, the director says.

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Apple offers workaround for iPhones borked by iOS 8.0.1

If you’re still struggling to downgrade to iOS 8, follow these instructions.

on macworld.com

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Talko looks like a solution to the problem that iOS 8's Messages has already solved

Software titan Ray Ozzie's new app offers live calling, but there's little else to distinguish this messaging app from what the iPhone already does natively.

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iOS 8 adoption nears 50 percent after just 6 days

Third-party firms see slower adoption than iOS 7

on macworld.com

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Bug infects Apple's iOS 8 HealthKit, delaying third-party app launches

The iOS 8 feature plays a key role in Apple's health tracking ambitions

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The kill switch is here: iOS 8 enables it by default

Apple is the first smartphone maker to abide by a new California anti-theft law by inserting a "kill switch" into iOS 8, which powers the iPhone 6.

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No iPhone is left behind in this Chinese market

Dealers in Shenzhen are making a business re-selling and refurbishing old Apple iPhones, even as the new Apple iPhone 6 rolls out.

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iOS 8 compatibility issue forced Dropbox to temporarily suspend automatic photo backups

Because it's not like Dropbox had months to prepare for iOS 8's launch or anything.

on macworld.com

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Startup develops optical zoom lens for smartphones

The company has already had interest from Apple, Samsung, Sony and others

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10 years in tech: The crazy cellphone ideas of 2004

We take a look back at the futuristic cellphone ideas of a decade ago. Have phones become duller and less interesting? We'd say so.

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Microsoft urges African authorities to combat counterfeit phone imports

Fake handsets have a significant impact on legitimate manufacturers, official says

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Amazon's Fire Phone won't have an easier time in Europe

The smartphone will struggle to compete with other new devices from Apple and Samsung