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Black Friday free-phone offers: Are the deals real?

Plenty of retailers will offer phones for free on Black Friday—but only some of these deals are worth it.

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Do your homework before buying a new smartphone this Black Friday

A new report from FixYa reveals the most common issues reported for four leading models.

Black Friday doorbuster deals: The TVs, phones, and PCs that aren't total ripoffs

We evaluate specs and prices to help you make your Black Friday deal-buying count.

Task masters: 5 apps that tackle your to-do list

These smartphone secretaries can anticipate your every need.

Verizon readies cloud systems to support 'Internet of Things'

Eager to be part of the so-called Internet of Things, Verizon has announced a cloud system designed to authenticate the billions of devices that might one day populate it.

FCC's in-flight cellphone plan carries a lot of baggage

The FCC is scheduled to discuss the subject at its next public meeting on Dec. 12. If the agency adopts the rule, it will be up to airlines to install the onboard cells and decide the usage parameters.

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HTC One max launches on Verizon, attacking the high-end

You no longer have to wait for the HTC One Max as Verizon officially launched the phone today.

Carriers say smartphone 'kill switch' would be a juicy target for hackers

Mobile carriers are opposed to the plan for a smartphone 'kill switch' that would render smartphones inoperable after they are stolen, claiming that it could be misused by hackers to block critical services.

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Google makes end run around ISIS with new Google Wallet debit card

Remember when the carriers wouldn't allow Google Wallet on their phones? Since Google has already set up a payments infrastructure, it may as well use it for something.

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How to live large on every battery charge

These handy tips will help you wring every watt-minute out of your laptop and other mobile devices.