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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.

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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

Samsung invokes Alice to challenge two Apple patents

Samsung cited a Supreme Court ruling that tightened patent standards when it asked a court to find two Apple patent claims invalid

Study: FAA's ruling on smartphones during takeoff has had little impact

Airlines have seen almost no increase in the use of smartphones, tablets, and laptops among passengers since the Federal Aviation Administration ruled in October that they are now allowed to do so during takeoff and landing. But that's likely to change over time.

on techhive.com

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FTC: T-Mobile made hundreds of millions from unwanted SMS features

The mobile carrier made profits from services not ordered by customers, the FTC said.

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Warrants needed for cellphone searches, Supreme Court rules

The unanimous ruling comes down strongly on the side of privacy rights

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Android One brings low-end phones to emerging markets

With a handful of partners in tow, Android One phones bring a Google Play Edition experience.