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Phone unlocking bill clears US House, next step is president's signature

The bill reverses a 2013 decision that phone unlocking by consumers ran afoul of copyright laws.

More AT&T customers switch to paying for their phones

Most new postpaid smartphone users are choosing monthly payments over subsidized prices

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Give Verizon your location data, get rewards in carrier's new program

The Smart Rewards program launching Thursday promises savings and discounts to Verizon subscribers, but only if you opt-in to a program that helps the wireless carrier's partners deliver targeted ads based on your location and browsing habits.

on techhive.com

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Report: Google spending big to push $100 Android One phone in India

Google is planning to spend millions promoting low-cost Android One phones targeted at developing markets.

on greenbot.com

Google acquires Android optimization firm FlexyCore

Google has announced its acquisition of the French company FlexyCore, best known for its performance enhancing software, DroidBooster.

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Google search warns mobile users of potential Flash clash

Sites that rely heavily on Flash elements will soon be flagged in mobile Google searches.

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Report: Two more HTC execs to leave the company

The chiefs of marketing and operations are departing the Taiwanese company.

on greenbot.com

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MediaTek announces Octa-core, 64-bit SoC to target high-end devices

In a move to better compete with market leader Qualcomm, MediaTek is pushing a new System on a Chip for 64-bit Android devices.

on greenbot.com

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Report: Samsung readying high-end metal ‘Galaxy Alpha’ to battle iPhone 6

Samsung may be launching a metal-clad smartphone next month.

on greenbot.com

Maxthon Cloud Browser comes to Windows Phone

Maxthon's Cloud Browser offers unique tab navigation and automatic syncing across devices.

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China's state-run TV calls the iPhone a national security threat; Apple disagrees

China's state-run television says that iOS 7's location services could inadvertently expose state secrets.

on macworld.com

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Amazon hopes the little touches will help Fire Phone ignite

Once Dynamic Perspective's gee-whiz factor wears off, Amazon thinks little extras like contextual menus and deep links in Firefly results will delight Fire Phone users by anticipating their next move.

on techhive.com

Senate committee approves mobile phone unlocking bill

The legislation would overturn a Library of Congress decision to remove legal protections for unlocking

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Sony introduces the Xperia C3, 'The world's best selfie phone'

Featuring a 5 megapixel camera and LED flash on the front, the Xperia C3 is an interesting phone for the selfie generation.

on greenbot.com

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TSA to put mobile phones, other electronic devices under higher scrutiny

Electronic devices that cannot be turned on will not be allowed onboard aircraft, according to new U.S. rules