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Consumers Withdraw Lawsuit Against Google Over Android App Limits
Legal Issues

Consumers Withdraw Lawsuit Against Google Over Android App Limits

The case accused the search engine company of harming smartphone buyers by forcing handset makers using Android operating system to make Google's own applications the default option.
After Dismal 2014, Samsung Charts Recovery With New Galaxy Phones
Samsung

After Dismal 2014, Samsung Charts Recovery With New Galaxy Phones

Investors are betting on a rebound this year on healthy chip sales and high hopes for its new flagship smartphones.
If You Thought Selfie Sticks Made You Look Ridiculous, Get Ready for Selfie Shoes!
Fashion

If You Thought Selfie Sticks Made You Look Ridiculous, Get Ready for Selfie Shoes!

They're just an April Fool's Day prank. And thank goodness for that.
Jason Fell
Tired of Plugging Your Gadgets In to Charge? One Day You Could Power Them With Lasers.
Far Out Tech

Tired of Plugging Your Gadgets In to Charge? One Day You Could Power Them With Lasers.

Let there be light, the laserbeam kind that could end the constant battle to keep your smartphone battery from dying.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
When Should Products Connect to the Web?
connected devices

When Should Products Connect to the Web?

The right answer: only when they truly respond to consumer needs and values.
Kevin Young
Proceed With Caution: Should Smartphones Come With a Warning?
News and trends

Proceed With Caution: Should Smartphones Come With a Warning?

A recent study from the University of Derby recommends that consumers be given fair warning about the potential addictive properties of mobile devices.
Nina Zipkin
Super Mario to Go Mobile as Nintendo Ventures Into Smartphone Games
Nintendo

Super Mario to Go Mobile as Nintendo Ventures Into Smartphone Games

The move comes as investors call for the Japanese video game maker to boost revenue by taking iconic characters to players who are increasingly shunning its consoles.
Yahoo's New Email Option: No Password, No Problem
SXSW 2015

Yahoo's New Email Option: No Password, No Problem

At SXSW, the company unveiled a phone-based, password-free login.
Carly Okyle
Phone Low on Battery? At SXSW, You Can Have a Dog Bring You a Charger.
SXSW

Phone Low on Battery? At SXSW, You Can Have a Dog Bring You a Charger.

Mophie, the mobile battery-case company, wants to rescue your battery while raising awareness about animal adoption.
Nina Zipkin
Latest Android Update Puts Emphasis on Security
Security

Latest Android Update Puts Emphasis on Security

If your Android phone gets stolen, a new feature makes sure it stays locked until it gets back in your hands.
Nina Zipkin
10 Things Samsung's New Galaxy Phones Can Do That the iPhone Can't
Samsung vs iPhone

10 Things Samsung's New Galaxy Phones Can Do That the iPhone Can't

Rather than cramming tons of new features into the phones, Samsung improved on a few core elements including design, build quality, and the fingerprint sensor.
Lisa Eadicicco
A Way to Waterproof Your iPhone? Apple Is Looking Into It.
Apple

A Way to Waterproof Your iPhone? Apple Is Looking Into It.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based colossus is looking for a way to make its smartphones, tablets and laptops resistant to the kiss of death for electronics: moisture.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Apple Overtakes Samsung as the World's No. 1 Smartphone Seller
Apple

Apple Overtakes Samsung as the World's No. 1 Smartphone Seller

The Cupertino, Calif. tech titan has stolen the South Korean electronic giant's thunder in the smartphone sales war for the first time since 2011. But upstart Xiaomi might have the most to boast about.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Here Comes Another New Smartphone From BlackBerry
BlackBerry

Here Comes Another New Smartphone From BlackBerry

Leap targets mid-market buyers and replaces the Z3 device which launched a year ago.