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Florence is a technology journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She primarily covers Android and its various forks. She's written about a variety of other tech-related things for Ars Technica, Maximum PC, Mac|Life, PCGamer, PCWorld, and Nintendo Power. She loves yoga and traveling, collects cameras and Russian dolls, and considers herself an amateur photographer and crafter.

Thanks, Obama: Now you can legally unlock your smartphone if you want to

The President has signed a bill into law that will let you take your device to whatever carrier you'd rather be with.

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5 iOS 8 features Apple obviously borrowed from Android

It's a dog-eat-dog world out there and iOS will do anything it can to try to eat Android up.

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iOS users now have access to Google Play content

Google to iPhone and iPad users: "Hey, we have movies and television, too!"

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All five major US carriers agree to let you unlock your phone anytime you want

You'll still have to call your carrier if you want to free your phone, however.

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Google updates Gmail to always display photos embedded in emails

And we thought that Gmail didn't want us to see images because sometimes they're annoying.

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Smartphone report card 2013: Which vendors passed, which vendors failed?

We'll give you a hint: BlackBerry did not make the dean's list.

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FCC proposes to allow mid-flight phone calls, ruining air travel for everyone

Soon, being stuck in a middle seat may be the least of your inconveniences, as your fellow passengers gab ceaselessly on their smartphones.

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How the iPad Air stacks up against its competitors

In the battle of large tablets, Apple's featherweight floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee.

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Verizon graciously leaves unlimited data intact for those affected by software glitch

If you ordered a phone this past weekend and were able to hold on to your unlimited data, you're in luck.

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Google makes Quickoffice free, throws in an extra 10GB of storage

The productivity suite for iOS and Android, which Google acquired last year, lets users create and edit Microsoft Office files on their mobile devices.

NTIA appeals to FCC to let consumers unlock their own mobile devices

Soon you may have the government's backing to do as you please with your phone.

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Verizon to launch Total Mobile Protection program, for that added sense of security

Now you can pay a monthly fee to get a little more help with your device.

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Researcher: Fake USB chargers could hack into iPhones

Attendees at Black Hat security conference discover Trojan that enters infiltrates once you plug in.