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Edward Snowden has developed an iPhone case meant to kill surveillance

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has come up with a concept iPhone case that can help prevent the government from finding your location.

Add-ons elevate new Moto Z phones

We review the Droid editions of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, Motorola's latest high-end Android smartphones.

Did Pokemon Go bring AR to the iPhone?

Pokémon Go has made us spend more time in augmented reality than on Facebook. But we've been using our iPhones for AR for a while now.

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How to turn off your iPhone's cellular data

Switching off cellular data as needed can spare your phone's battery life—and save you from overage fees.

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What iOS 10 reveals about the future of the iPhone

Can you imagine an iPhone without a Home button? iOS 10 gives us a glimpse at what that future might look like.

What does iOS 10 reveal about the next iPhone?

The next iPhone may not be a drastic departure, but iOS 10 reveals how Apple is looking at the iPhone for generations to come.

Rugged smartphones' dirty little secret

A number of leading phone manufacturers, including Samsung and Motorola, 'ruggedized' some of their flagship products in an attempt to reduce screen shatters. But they overlooked another common area of display damage: scratches.

Galaxy S7 vs. GS7 Active: 4 reasons to go rugged

CIO.com's Al Sacco compares Samsung's popular Galaxy S7 smartphone to the new ruggedized GS7 Active and points out ways the rugged version outperforms its more delicate counterpart.

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Apple lowers iPhone Trade-up credit, abandons interest-free financing

Apple will no longer directly offer interest-free loans, instead relying on carriers to provide financing.

Hands-on: NFC-enabled ATMs make it easy to withdraw cash with a smartphone

We tried out one of Bank of America's NFC-enabled ATMs to see how quickly we could snag cash using Android Pay.

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Hands-on with Bank of America's NFC-enabled ATMs

Now you can grab cash from the bank with just your smartphone.

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44% off Universal Waterproof Bag for all iPhone and other Larger Smartphones - Deal Alert

Waterproof bag securely protects all smartphones from water, dust and dirt. Great for using during outdoor activities including boating boating and swimming.

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Apple may finally get clearance for stores in India

Apple may finally get clearance to set up its stores in India, following the Indian government’s decision Monday to liberalize rules requiring local sourcing of part of the products sold in foreign-owned stores.

Mingis on Tech: Thoughts and musings on WWDC 2016

With the WWDC keynote over, Executive News Editor Ken Mingis, Computerworld Editor-in-Chief Scott Finnie and MultiMedia Editor Keith Shaw chew over the highlights of what Apple execs unveiled.

Your cell phone number could be hijacked unless you add a PIN to your carrier account

Two-factor authentication and other verification systems are for naught if someone can call your phone carrier and get your number transferred to them.

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Facebook just made sharing 360-degree photos with your phone a reality

Facebook now converts your panoramas into '360 photos' that you can view with a VR headset.

Lenovo's Phab2Pro is the first Google Tango smartphone

The first smartphone to support Tango, Google's augmented reality technology, is coming later in 2016. At Lenovo World in San Francisco, the company demonstrated the phone and technology.

Lenovo shows off a flexible smartphone

Lenovo has demonstrated the latest prototype of a flexible smartphone and tablet it's working on in its labs. The phone can wrap around a wrist and the tablet fold in half.

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55% off Rugged Geek Portable Power Supply and Vehicle Jump Starter - Deal Alert

Father's day alert? This gadget has enough power to boost most passenger vehicles on the road today, as well as mobile devices and laptops.

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Why we hate it when our favorite apps get a redesign

Instagram's new redesign is not getting many hearts. Here's the real reason why app makeovers always make us cringe.

Instagram's redesign: Why do we hate it?

From Uber to Instagram, the surprising reason why we freak out every time an app gets a new redesign.

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Apple sets up Maps development center in India

Continuing his bid to woo Indian customers and developers, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook on Thursday said the company was setting up a new development center for its Maps product in Hyderabad in south India.

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Got privacy? If you use Twitter or a smartphone, maybe not so much

The notion of online privacy has been greatly diminished in recent years, and just this week two new studies confirm what to many minds is already a dismal picture.

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5 things Apple's Tim Cook needs to do on his trip to India

Apple's CEO Tim Cook is on his first visit to India, a market where the company's revenue has grown but its market share is still very small because of price-sensitive consumers. Here are 5 things Cook will be aiming for in India, which it sees as a potentially high growth market.

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Why the iPhone needs a 'panic button' now more than ever

Panic mode could give iPhone users a way to protect their data when the law fails to do so.