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Samsung Wallet to take on Passbook as Google dallies

Samsung plans to launch its own wallet service.

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Samsung smart cameras with built-in Wi-Fi now available

Two cameras introduced by Samsung at International CES 2013 are now available, and offer built-in Wi-Fi and easy sharing through a variety of services.

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Samsung phones unaffected as Apple patent case drags on

A judge has denied Apple's request for a permanent injunction on 26 Samsung phones that were the focus of the patent lawsuit

Apple, Microsoft spar over fees for SkyDrive iOS app

Apple has blocked updates to the app ever since Microsoft introduced the ability to purchase storage without giving Apple a 30 percent cut of the revenue

Text messaging turns 20, but don't call it ready for retirement

At the ripe old age of 20, text messaging is still a popular way to communicate, but there are signs that its best days are behind it.

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Facebook policy change questioned by Irish government

The Office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner has asked Facebook to tweak its proposed policy changes

Firefox browser betas out for desktop, Android

Mozilla has released new beta versions of its Firefox browser, with an improved JavaScript engine for desktops, Retina display support for Macs, and optional search suggestions for Android.

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Senate bill to allow warrantless government access to your online services

A Senate bill that, at one point, would have protected e-mail privacy has gone the opposite way, and would allow government surveillance of online services without a warrant if passed into law.

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Facebook moves all users to HTTPS for added security

The move adds a layer of encryption to data transfer, making the information harder to see by attackers

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Twitter resets more user passwords than necessary

Twitter Thursday forced many users to reset their passwords following an apparent security breach, but the company says not everyone who received the warning was hacked.

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AT&T Locker app comes to iOS, but beware of lockdown

AT&T has launched a new Locker app for iOS that provides free online storage for photos, videos, and documents, but its concept is hobbled by restrictions and is best avoided.

Hurricane Sandy on 10_29_12

Hurricane Sandy tips: how to keep cellphones powered up

Without a way to charge your gadgets, you'll want to conserve as much power as you can, especially your cell phone, as it may be your only means of communication during a massive storm. Here are some tips for keeping your phone and other gadgets alive during Hurricane Sandy.

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Got $20,000? LG’s first Ultra HD TV arrives in U.S.

For big spenders willing to bet on bleeding-edge, yet-to-be-proven technology, LG’s first Ultra HD TV is now on sale in the United States for $20,000.

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'Password' is still the worst password, but watch out for 'ninja'

Splashdata, a security software developer, released its annual list of the most common passwords on the Internet. Once again, “password,” “123456.” and “12345678” are the three most popular, in that order.

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T-Mobile, MetroPCS merge to take on the big carriers

T-Mobile and MetroPCS, the fourth- and fifth-largest wireless carriers in the United States respectively, will merge with the goal of beating the bigger carriers on value.

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