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Mobile maps showdown

Google, Apple, and Microsoft each offer a distinctive take on finding locations with your phone, but which service is the best?



Samsung leads phone sales in third quarter, Gartner says

Samsung outsold Nokia and Apple in worldwide mobile device sales in the third quarter this year, according to a Gartner report this week.

What you need to know about accessing the Internet on a smartphone

Robert Harris asked me to explain the technologies and concerns around smartphone Internet access.


Android market share spikes to more than 72 percent in third quarter, Gartner says

Smartphone and tablet buyers snapped up Android products five times more often than they chose Apple iOS devices during the third quarter, according to a new study from Gartner Research.


Samsung sells 30 million Galaxy S IIIs, nudging iPhone

Samsung reports that its Android-based Galaxy S III has sold more than 30 million units worldwide in less than six months, rivaling the latest iPhone sales.


Five Dropbox-savvy apps for iOS

Dropbox is not an island. Find out how it integrates with some of the top iOS productivity apps.

Foxconn builds products for many vendors, but its mud sticks to Apple

The name Foxconn has become shorthand for the human costs of building the iPhone in China, linking Apple to bad publicity about worker suicides, deaths from a plant explosion and rioting factory workers. But many other companies besides Apple contract with the Taiwan-based firm to build their products.

Live Blog: Apple's More to Show event

Apple will hold a press briefing on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. PT. Jason Snell and Dan Moren will be on hand as the company unveils its latest creation.


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iPhone users sue Apple for locking them into AT&T

A pair of iPhone customers are seeking class action status for their complaint against Apple, which they say violated antitrust law by locking customers into service with AT&T Mobility for several years.


Review: Dr. Fone brings iPhone files back from the dead

Dr. Fone offers an easy, but pricey, way to use your PC to recover files accidentally deleted from your iPhone or iPad. Its results aren't perfect, though.