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iPhone ASP decline shows Apple's Services strategy at work

Apple said the 40 million iPhones it sold in the June quarter brought in an average of $595 each, the largest year-over-year decline in average selling price in two years.

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SMS-based two-factor authentication may be headed out the door

SMS messaging for two-factor authentication might become a thing of the past. A U.S. federal agency is discouraging its use.

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AT&T supports FCC crackdown on robocalls, other carriers ... don't

The chairman of the FCC asked U.S. wireless carriers to join a new effort mean to block annoying robocalls, but with the exception of AT&T, their response has been underwhelming.

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53% off Universal Phone Mount for Bicycle and Motorcycle - Deal Alert

The 'Freedom' Handlebar Phone Holder from Tackform offers comprehensive protection for mounting your smartphone while riding. The patented phone cradle provides full support for holding your phone while providing full access to your...

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Devices with Qualcomm modems safe from critical ASN.1 telecom flaw

Smartphones equipped with Qualcomm modems are not vulnerable to a recently announced vulnerability that could potentially allow attackers to take over cellular network gear and consumer mobile devices.

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Mobile OS once considered dead comes back to life in Indian smartphone

Alternative mobile operating systems are struggling to survive while Android and iOS dominate, but an operating system called Sailfish -- which was on the brink of disappearing -- is back after a short absence.

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Going cardless at the ATM catches on

Several major U.S. banks now allow the use of a smartphone to withdraw cash from an ATM using NFC technology.

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Pokémon Go launches in Japan with McDonald’s as first sponsor

Pokémon Go has launched in Japan with a new revenue stream -- corporate sponsorship from McDonald’s.

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Edward Snowden has developed an iPhone case meant to kill surveillance

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has come up with a concept iPhone case that can help prevent the government from finding your location.

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Add-ons elevate new Moto Z phones

We review the Droid editions of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, Motorola's latest high-end Android smartphones.

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Moto Z: Is this the Droid you’ve been looking for?

Motorola's latest high-end Android smartphones, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, are well-designed and innovative.

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Review: The new Moto G/G Plus phones add size, features and cost

Motorola's latest unlocked smartphones, the Moto G and Moto G Plus, offer features and prices that pull the line out of the low end.

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Windows revenue ticks up slightly in June quarter

Second-quarter revenue for Microsoft's More Personal Computing division was down 4%, even though Windows revenue was up over the prior year.

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Samsung files artificial muscle patent for use in flexible smartphones

Samsung has registered two U.S. patents for technology that would connect tiny plates with ‘robotic muscles’ in a matrix to enable Smartphones to be bent and retain virtually any shape.

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Did Pokemon Go bring AR to the iPhone?

Pokémon Go has made us spend more time in augmented reality than on Facebook. But we've been using our iPhones for AR for a while now.

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Acer quietly ships Liquid Jade Primo Windows phone to Microsoft stores

Surprise! Microsoft is now selling Acer's Liquid Jade Primo Windows phone online and in its physical stores, after there was some question whether it would even ship to the United States.

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ZTE's $99 Zmax Pro smartphone packs in top-line features

For $99, ZTE's new Zmax Pro delivers serious bang-for-the-buck with some premium features.

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HP's Elite X3 smartphone with Windows 10 will ship this month for $699

Not many are using smartphones with Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile, but HP's flagship Elite X3 -- which ships this month -- could boost the sagging fortunes of the OS.

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