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T-Mobile to pay $90M for unauthorized charges on customers' bills

The carrier will pay back subscribers as part of a settlement with the FCC

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Top 15 GPS Apps and Devices for Holiday Travel (and Beyond)

Even if you think you know where you’re going this holiday season, you might still want to fire up a GPS app or boot up that dedicated GPS devices. But which one will help you avoid traffic and lost time? We navigate 15 GPS apps and...

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10 Tech Developments That Made 2014 an Amazing Year

This year saw PCs bounce back, the Internet of Things take on meaning, attacks become blended and massive, Google Glass getting people beat up … and much more, writes columnist Rob Enderle.


Major Chinese Smartphone Manufacturer Installed Backdoor on Up to 10 Million Devices

Coolpad, the world's sixth largest smartphone manufacturer, installed a back door that allows the company to install applications, send alerts, and monitor communications without user knowledge or approval

Microsoft helps boost Android, iOS app performance with offline access

The company is offering a new developer tool to make offline access easier to implement

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Holiday Gift Guide 2014

From device chargers to cameras, smartphones to speakers, here's the best tech gear to give and get this year.

Uber temporarily suspends service in Portland

The move comes following a lawsuit from the city against Uber

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Driver’s License App on a Smartphone Raises Privacy Issues

Iowa is poised to become the first state to offer a mobile app as an official driver’s license that can be displayed to police officers and security personnel, but smartphones hold a lot more data than a plastic card.

Sale of Nigeria's Nitel bogs down in confusion yet again

Arabian Amlak For Investment says it had offered a much higher bid than NATCOM

Messaging app Line buys Microsoft's MixRadio music-streaming app

Microsoft says that Line gives MixRadio 'an excellent platform for expansion'

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Apple's Holiday Push for AIDS-Fighting Nonprofit (RED) Raised $20 Million

The company donated a portion of your Black Friday and Cyber Monday purchases to The Global Fund for AIDS research.

Uber envisions a safer ride in 2015

The company is looking at using new driver screening methods, which may include polygraph tests


Why Microsoft’s Mobile Marketing Strategy Hinges on iOS and Android

With apps like Sway and the touch version of Office, Microsoft hopes to spark both user and enterprise interest in Windows phones and tablets.

US agency sues Sprint for alleged unauthorized charges

Consumer protection bureau says Sprint's third-party billing system was a breeding ground for unauthorized text message charges

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


These Norton-Approved Jeans Can Keep Hackers Out of Your Pants

Betabrands is teaming up with Norton to keep hackers out of your pockets, literally.

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BlackBerry Classic Review: A Killer Smartphone for Keyboard Lovers

The BlackBerry Classic is the best smartphone the company has ever released, according to's Al Sacco. However, it's not going to lure away many iPhone or Android users, or significantly increase BlackBerry's market share. And...

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BYOD Brings Bah Humbug This Holiday Season

Deck the halls and then check your email. Hey, it’s not our idea. More than half of you say you will be logging in for at least two hours over the holidays.

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Your New iPhone 6 Plus Needs These 8 Free Apps

Landscape mode takes on a whole new meaning for apps and games on the iPhone 6 Plus.

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