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FBI director concerned about encryption on smartphones

The agency has talked to Apple and Google about concerns that new security will help criminals, the director says

Amazon's new Fire tablets have more features at lower prices

Amazon.com also introduced Fire OS 4 "Sangria," the next generation of software and services tuned for Fire devices


ZTE brings affordable 5.7-inch phablet to T-Mobile

The ZMAX phablet will be avaliable on Sept. 24

Startup develops optical zoom lens for smartphones

The company has already had interest from Apple, Samsung, Sony and others

Subway to accept NFC payments starting in October

The sandwich chain will roll out contactless payments at 26,000 restaurants

Intel teams with Indian firm to launch 'Eddy' tablet for children

Eddy holds out the promise of keeping children away from TVs and smartphones

Google debuts first low-cost Android One phones in India

The India launch was the first worldwide for the low-cost phones built around Google's reference design

10 years in tech: The crazy cellphone ideas of 2004

We take a look back at the futuristic cellphone ideas of a decade ago

Microsoft urges African authorities to combat counterfeit phone imports

Fake handsets have a significant impact on legitimate manufacturers, official says

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What Web? Chromebooks Get Their First Android Apps

Google takes another stab at bringing desktop-style apps to Chromebooks.

Amazon's Fire Phone won't have an easier time in Europe

The smartphone will struggle to compete with other new devices from Apple and Samsung

Smartphones under $100 with Intel chip could ship next year

Intel plans to put its low-cost Sofia chip with integrated 3G in smartphones that could can "clearly go below $100"

Cheaper LTE smartphones on the way thanks to new Snapdragon chip

They will be out during the first half of next year

Apple lays groundwork for global LTE roaming with new iPhones

The company has in some cases almost tripled the number LTE bands on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Feature Big Displays, NFC Payments, New Chips

Both phones run Apple's new A8 processor and are due to be made available Sept. 19

SAP to Release AR Apps on Android Wear for Smart Glasses in the Workplace

SAP this week will begin selling two workplace-related augmented reality apps for use with Android Wear smart glasses, including Google Glass, to aid warehouse workers and field service technicians.

At IFA, new smartphones are a harbinger for future trends

Support for 64-bit processors and LTE-Advanced will become increasingly common

Metal has become mandatory on high-end smartphones

In the hunt for differentiation smartphone vendors are fousing more on design

Moto G update ships today for $180 without contract

The smartphone has been equipped with a larger screen, but lacks LTE

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Android Malware Stash of Text Messages Found

Research on Android malware called KorBanker has uncovered a treasure trove of text messages that include authentication codes for Google and Facebook and VPN passwords.

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