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Proposed California law would mandate smartphone kill switch

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

Jolla's first Sailfish-based smartphone

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.

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.

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FCC moves toward in-flight mobile use; Transportation may ban voice calls

While the FCC is moving forward with a plan to let airlines allow the use of mobile phones on flights, the Transportation Secretary wonders if in-flight voice calls are "fair to consumers."

Cell phones on planes may be heading for the U.S., but will anyone use them?

Foreign airlines might easily extend service on flights into the country if the FCC allows it.

Secure Our Smartphones (SOS) initiative being announced at press conference in New York

New York attorney general demands answers on smartphone security decision

In a letter to carriers asking why they oppose installation of a "kill switch" on handsets, Eric Schneiderman alluded to possible collusion.

Corporate-owned smartphones are back in vogue

A larger share of smartphones used for business purposes were corporate-owned in Q3, indicating that businesses want full control over mobile phones and apps.

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A Nokia Android phone might not be so crazy

Several reports claim Nokia's working on a low-end phone running a highly modified version of Android, despite its new Microsoftian overlords