Stephen LawsonSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage, and networking technologies for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

Cell service at U.S. airports can be first class, or middle-seat coach

Tests by RootMetrics found coverage is improving but inconsistent

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Apple acquires Metaio with a view to augmented reality

The German company has supplied the visual interface technology to retailers and others

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Apple asks court to throw out lawsuit over storage on iPhones, iPads

The suit claims Apple misled consumers about how much space iOS 8 takes up.

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MacBook makes a case for wireless docking -- but too soon

The single-port laptop could have used some wire-free tools that haven't hit the mainstream yet

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Expected FCC net neutrality proposal would regulate the Internet like a utility

A proposal coming Thursday would span fixed, mobile, and back-end networks

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FCC brings its free speed-test app to iTunes App Store

Users of iOS devices can now measure their Internet performance and add it to a public data set

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Zynga to buy 'Clumsy Ninja' developer for $527 million, cut 314 jobs

The company says it's shooting for more hit games and greater efficiency.

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Report: NSA developed software for backdoor access to iPhones

The software, developed in 2008, would let the agency locate phones and remotely turn on cameras and mics.

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AT&T announces first international LTE roaming deal

The carrier's data roaming plans will include LTE service, but only in Canada for now.

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YouTube returns after a short, widely seen outage

A brief YouTube outage on Monday was the one of the biggest recent glitches for the popular video site, according to a company that uses complaints on Twitter and other sources to measure the impact of online outages.

FCC chief pressures carriers on cellphone unlocking

If mobile operators don't ease up on cellphone locking, the FCC's Tom Wheeler says they're running the risk of being forced to do so.

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Apple plans Arizona factory that will run on renewable energy

Apple plans to build a components plant in Mesa, Arizona, that will run entirely on renewable energy.

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AT&T to offer $5 day pass for mobile data on tablets

To reach more customers, AT&T will offer tablet users a $5 day-pass for mobile data; it's also offering a $25 prepaid plan for 1GB of data over three months.

Apple's Schiller, Forstall set to testify in retrial over Samsung damages

The two sides Friday filed a joint pretrial statement and lists of potential witnesses they may call.

Bluetooth Smart going into wireless device chargers

The low-power wireless technology will help to manage wireless charging, thanks to a partnership between the Alliance for Wireless Power and the backers of Bluetooth.

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