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Will Sony Get Its Groove Back?

The struggling tech maker expects to post an annual net loss that's nearly five times more than initially estimated.

This Man Made His Smartphone 'Distraction-Free' -- And It Changed His Life

By removing a critical majority of his iPhone apps, the designer Jake Knapp says he lengthened his attention span and relearned how to 'enjoy (or at least be okay with) moments of boredom.'

Apple Pay May Be the Creative Leap That Outmaneuvers Samsung

Former Apple CEO John Sculley argues, however, that Samsung and others still have some time to come up with an alternative.

Best Idea Ever: A Walkway for Smartphone-Addicted Pedestrians

A theme park in China has created a 164-foot lane for pedestrians to use as they tap away at their phones. The concept borrows heavily from an experiment conducted by National Geographic in Washington, D.C., last July.

Steve Jobs Was Completely Wrong About Why People Like the iPhone

No big screens! Well, let's re-think that, shall we?

How Today's Tech-Savvy Employees Are Challenging the Traditional Role of Corporate IT

The generation just entering the workforce has no patience with their employer's technology if they can figure a hack that makes work easier.

Go Big or Go Home: Apple Officially Unveils iPhone 6 With Larger Displays

The sixth-generation iPhones also come with a new Retina HD display and a mobile payments system that some say could upend the credit-card industry.

Analyst: Amazon's Fire Phone Simply 'Not Compelling Enough'

Making less of an impact than Amazon hoped, the company dropped the price of the Fire Phone from $199 to 99 cents.

Here's How You Can Watch Apple's iPhone 6 Event Today

If you're an Apple fan, you won't want to miss a second.

The Apple Event: What's Probably Coming

From the iPhone and iWatch to payments, here's what to expect at Apple's secretive event coming up on Tuesday.

By 2017, the App Market Will Be a $77 Billion Industry (Infographic)

Mobile phone users are spending more and more time using apps. Here’s a look at what they are using and how much they are paying for those apps.

It's Official: All Smartphones Sold in California Must Have a 'Kill Switch'

Phones manufactured after July 1, 2015 and sold in the state must come equipped with an antitheft device that enables consumers to permanently shut them down.

Apple iPhone 6, iWatch Releases Reportedly Delayed By Production Hiccups

Rumor has it Apple fans might have to wait even longer for both highly anticipated products.

Rewriting the Smartphone Keyboard at Age 28

With his startup SwiftKey, Jon Reynolds is breathing new life into the act of typing on a keyboard.

Sales on Mobile Are Booming, So It's Time to Think Small Screen First

By adopting a strategy that caters to smartphones, you'll attract a whole group of customers who may be frustrated with other businesses.

Samsung Bashes iPhone Battery Life in Cleverly Placed Airport Ads

The South Korean has affixed signs at airport power outlets that needle the Apple iPhone’s notoriously poor battery performance.

'We're the Uber of X!'

A snapshot of the startups that are trying to become "the Uber" of food delivery, medical marijuana and other industries.

California's 'Kill Switch' Bill Is One Step Away From Becoming Law

The legislation, which would require smartphone makers to include a preinstalled 'kill switch' on all smartphones sold in the state, has passed in the State Senate and now awaits the governor's signature.

4 Tips to Thwart iOS Attackers

Your iPhone has robust security features that you will really wish you'd have used if your phone is hacked.

Closer to a Comeback? BlackBerry Says It's Ready to Hire Again.

Fresh off closing a very dark chapter in its history -- and winning major government security clearance -- the once-iconic 'CrackBerry’' claws its way back.

Apple Plans for Sept. 9 iPhone Event, Ends Overseas Patent War With Samsung

The consumer-tech giant will reportedly unveil two new iPhones with larger displays.

Xiaomi, the 'Apple of the East,' Surpasses Samsung as China's Top Smartphone Seller

In China's mobile market -- the largest on earth -- there's a brand new leader in town.

Mobile Marketing, the Unstoppable Game Changer for Entrepreneurs

A report finds advertising directly to consumers, based on where they are and their known interests, will be a $400 billion industry next year.

The Feds Don't Want In-Flight Cell Phone Calls, Either

The U.S. Department of Transportation has a hang-up with in-flight calls, perhaps enough to put an official kibosh on them – and soon.
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