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Top five smartphone disappointments of the year

The new iPhones should have had a better front camera and the Moto G should have had LTE, among other disappointments

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How to Make Your iOS Device Feel More Like Android (and Vice Versa)

CIO.com mobile apps reviewer James A. Martin shares apps that give iOS users a taste of Android and let Android users peep into Apple's walled garden.

Android apps exploit permissions granted, French researchers find

One app in three accesses location, and two in three track users' identities, a study by CNIL and INRIA found

Apple, Xiaomi won big as Samsung's smartphone struggles continued in third quarter

A showdown between Samsung and Chinese will spur on better smartphone designs going forward

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The 10 Greatest and Goofiest Gadgets of 2014

We look back at the tech products that were released for sale to the general public in 2014, and picked out the ones that left an impression.

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Most (Not All) of Microsoft's Shiny New MSN Apps are Worth a Download

Microsoft continues to aggressively expand beyond Windows with a set of new MSN-branded apps for Windows, Android and iOS.

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6 Things Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Does That Nexus 9 Can't

Both the new Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 and Nexus 9 tablets are top-quality, high-end tablet options, but each outshines the other in a number of notable ways. Here are six things the Fire HDX 8.9 does that the Nexus 9 can't.

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6 Things Nexus 9 Does That Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Can't

The new Google Nexus 9 and Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) are both quality high-end tablet options, but they outshine each other in a number of notable ways. Here are six things the Nexus 9 does that the Fire HDX 8.9 can't.

Patent battles risk disrupting Xiaomi's international expansion

A patent dispute has forced Xiaomi to stop its smartphone sales in India

Panasonic LED signs beam data to phones 5 meters away

Flickering LEDs can send ID tag data to phones, triggering ads or other info, at relatively high speeds

Xiaomi faces phone ban in India over Ericsson patent suit

Xiaomi, which considers India an important market, seems ready to negotiate

In battle for sub-$200 smartphones, consumers will be the winners

By the the end of next year LTE smartphones will cost below $60

Android 'DeathRing' Malware Being Preloaded on Cheap Smartphones

Chinese supply chain under suspicion yet again

Apple, Xiaomi smartphones found violating privacy laws in Taiwan

A Taiwanese regulator is examining the best selling phones for alleged privacy violations

YotaPhone 2 excites with costly dual-screen setup

The price tag is its Achilles heel

Seven things to know about the dual-screen YotaPhone 2

The smartphone and e-reader combo will go on sale across the world, including the US

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iOS Trumps Android in Mobile Shopping. So What?

Apple iPhone and iPad owners put their stamp on holiday sales in the U.S. last week, accounting for the bulk of revenue booked from mobile devices. But what's that really mean in the Android/iOS battle?

China's booming smartphone growth starts to fizzle

Growth in the Chinese smartphone market will fall to single digits next year, according to IDC

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The Linux Holiday Shopping Guide

Some gift recommendations for those shopping for Linux nerds...or maybe even themselves.

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