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BlackBerry chief 'outraged' by T-Mobile's iPhone promotion

T-Mobile's promotion was 'clearly inappropriate and ill-conceived,' said BlackBerry CEO John Chen

on pcworld.com

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Phil Schiller up again in next round of Apple-Samsung battle

The Apple executive is one of a handful of people Samsung said it will call to the court in its next round of patent battles.

on pcworld.com

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North Korea's home-grown OS looks a lot like Apple's OS X

The latest version of the software dumps a Windows-like interface for a Mac-style desktop.

on pcworld.com

Samsung's Apple damages equivalent to 16 days' profit

Samsung owes Apple a check for smartphone patent infringement, but the multimillion-dollar award is equal to several days' profit for each company.

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BlackBerry moves to block sales of Typo keyboard

The company claims Ryan Seacrest designed the keyboard to replace his BlackBerry

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Find My iPhone finds two suspected thieves in Silicon Valley

The suspects stole $14,000 in gadgets from a startup incubator, but didn't turn them off.

BlackBerry CEO: We'd love to try iOS, Android

John Chen said he's very interested in taking the BlackBerry experience to rival platforms.

on pcworld.com

Proposed California law would mandate smartphone kill switch

The bill, if passed, could effectively mean kill switches on phones sold across the US.

on pcworld.com

Most iPhone users have activation lock enabled, survey finds

The survey, by San Francisco's district attorney, sees room for improvement in Apple's implementation

Secure Our Smartphones (SOS) initiative being announced at press conference in New York

New York attorney general demands answers on smartphone security decision

In a letter to carriers asking why they oppose installation of a "kill switch" on handsets, Eric Schneiderman alluded to possible collusion.

on pcworld.com

President Lincoln makes cameo in Apple-Samsung court battle

A US District Court judge invokes some of Abraham Lincoln's words in a plea for compromise between the two tech heavyweights.

Apple's legal bill in Samsung fight $60M and counting

Costs keep rising for both sides as the patent case continues.

Samsung must pay $290 million to Apple in patent case

After three days of deliberations, a jury came back with the figure on what Samsung needs to pay Apple for infringing on several of its patents.

Apple says Samsung tactics 'crossed bounds of reason'

As jury deliberations continue in the Apple-Samsung damages case, Apple lashed out at its rival's attempt to halt the trial.

Carriers slammed for rejecting smartphone 'kill switch'

The officials have been pushing for a “kill switch” that could render smartphones inoperable after they’re stolen, reducing the incentive for crime.

on techhive.com