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Thinking about buying a used smartphone? You're not alone

Sales of refurbished devices are expected to more than double in the next three years

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Smartphone thefts plummet after kill-switch introduction

Thefts and robberies of smartphones fell in three big cities with iPhones leading the pack

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Which wireless carrier is best for you? Verizon, probably, but check for yourself

RootMetrics' latest survey lets you look at nationwide and local performance of the four major wireless carriers. But the results may vary, naturally, depending on where you live.

AT&T kills the 'permacookie,' stops tracking customers' Internet usage (for now)

The mobile carrier says it was testing the tracking technology, but it didn't rule out reintroducing permacookies in the future.

EcoATM's simple model: Insert phone, take money

You could put your old phone on Craigslist, you could trust your carrier to give you a fair price (right), or you could try EcoATM's impressively thorough vetting and pricing model, with the lure of instant cash.

The paradox: Perpetual 'loser' Apple somehow keeps winning

People love Apple Pay. So it must be destroyed.

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Subway to accept NFC payments starting in October

The sandwich chain will roll out contactless payments at 26,000 restaurants

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Want lithium-ion batteries to last? Slow charging may not be the answer

For the first time, scientists have examined how a battery operates on the particle level

on pcworld.com

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Spec showdown: Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs. the Galaxy Note 4, LG G3 Stylus, and LG G Flex

Apple's officially in the phablet game, but how does it look when compared to the best Android phablets?

on greenbot.com

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You should see the other guys: How smartphones have advanced since the last iPhone update

We've made an entire circuit around the globe since the last time Tim Cook unveiled a new smartphone. What have other phone makers been doing since then? And how will that inform what Apple announces at Tuesday's big event?

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California passes law mandating smartphone kill switch

The law is likely to affect smartphones sold around the world

on pcworld.com

Conjecture regarding larger iPhone displays

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John Gruber crunches the numbers on purported 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones to figure out what resolution they'll likely sport.

Reading List: Will we see the next iPhone on September 9? Reply hazy, ask again later

Knock knock. Who's there? Oh, just some Apple news for Tuesday, August 5th.

Thanks, Obama: Now you can legally unlock your smartphone if you want to

The President has signed a bill into law that will let you take your device to whatever carrier you'd rather be with.