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.

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Report: Apple wins injunction against Galaxy Nexus

A California court has granted Apple an injunction against Samsung over sales of its Galaxy Nexus smartphones in the U.S.

T-Mobile USA CEO Philipp Humm resigns

Philipp Humm has resigned as CEO of T-Mobile US, the fourth-largest U.S. mobile operator, and will be replaced by Chief Operating Officer Jim Alling on an interim basis.

FCC rules might tighten up use of cell-signal boosters

A proposal includes requiring users to notify their mobile operators, and carrier permission might be required.


AT&T works on expanding Toggle BYOD service to PCs, Macs

On Wednesday, AT&T said it was bringing Toggle, its service that lets Bring Your Own Device users put their work-related data usage on a separate account, to iOS. Now the carrier says it's working to expand Toggle to Macs and PCs as well.

Toggle separates work and personal on iPhone

AT&T's Toggle service allows users to create work-only sectors on their Android phones. Now the service is coming to iOS.

LightSquared declares bankruptcy after GPS worries sank its mobile dream

LightSquared, the startup that planned a nationwide wholesale mobile network only to be shot down by regulators because of GPS interference concerns, is declaring bankruptcy.

AT&T sees an end to Wi-Fi-only tablets

Tablet makers are moving toward selling only models equipped with cellular radios and away from having separate Wi-Fi-only units, according to an AT&T executive.

Judge again orders Apple, Samsung to streamline claims in iPad patent case

Apple and Samsung Electronics have until Monday to further boil down the number of claims to be considered in the sweeping intellectual-property lawsuit being fought between the two companies.

Small firm takes on Apple, Google over voice patent

Apple, Google, Microsoft and all major smartphone vendors were slapped with a lawsuit Wednesday by Potter Voice Technologies, an obscure Colorado company that claims they are infringing its patent on natural-language voice control of a computer.

Australia's iPad problem exposes LTE roaming challenge

The controversy over Apple's third-generation iPad not working on Australian LTE networks may be just one sign of problems ahead for international LTE roaming.

Cell-to-Wi-Fi roaming is on the way, but may come with a price

Getting your phone onto Wi-Fi networks may get a lot easier starting in about a year, but it won't necessarily get cheaper.

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Lawmakers want Apple to brief them on iOS app privacy

Two U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday asked Apple representatives to brief members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the company's mobile privacy policies, saying a letter from Apple did not answer all of their questions.

Facebook pushes for HTML5 standards, mobile payments

Facebook is working with mobile operators to make phone-based payments easier and has launched an effort to standardize HTML5.

Wi-Fi Passpoint standard could end hotspot sign-on hassles

The Wi-Fi Alliance will launch a program to simplify the use of Wi-Fi hotspots in July, making it easier for both users and mobile operators to get off strained cellular networks.

Cisco to appeal Microsoft-Skype deal in European court

Cisco will appeal the European Commission's approval of Microsoft's US$8.5 billion Skype acquisition, saying the agency should demand that the companies make service more interoperable with other platforms.