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Beware snoopy apps that ask more than they need to know

Some apps that don't seem to have anything to do with user data are actually watching and noting your usage habits and reporting back to their corporate overlords.

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Mobile gadgets security called biggest challenge for business

Malware and other attacks are increasingly aimed at mobile devices connecting to business networks, a survey reveals.

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The first CyanogenMod phone, the Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Edition, is shipping now

The CyanogenMod Edition Oppo N1 costs a cool $600, but it's unlocked and comes preloaded with everybody's favorite custom Android ROM.

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How to get Google to help feed the hungry -- for free

Let Google "pay" for the data they collect on you by sending a charitable donation via Google's dime -- by using Google Shopping Express.

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The year's 13 greatest tech comebacks and epic wins

Bitcoin. The Surface Pro 2. GIFs! Against all odds, these unknowns and underdogs became leaders of the pack in 2013.

Proposed California law would mandate smartphone kill switch

The bill, if passed, could effectively mean kill switches on phones sold across the US.

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Jolla stocks new online store with Sailfish smartphones for Europe

Jolla phones sold through the store are expected to ship from early January

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Delta preemptively silences all in-flight phone yapping

Delta Air Lines wants no part of a proposal to allow in-flight voice calls.

How to sell your old tech while protecting your data

Did you get a shiny new gadget this holiday season? If so, here's how to wipe your old tech clean of personal data, sell your old gear, and keep your new gadgets in shape for future reselling.

Judging a smartphone by its camera

Here's what to keep in mind if mobile photography is at the top of your smartphone wish list.

Why Microsoft might give Windows RT and Windows Phone away for free

Maybe it's desperate, maybe it's disruptive, but nixing licensing fees for Windows Phone and Windows RT could encourage greater adoption of those platforms among hardware vendors. Whether it'll work is anyone's guess.