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The Week in iOS Apps: Revolution, too!

The game Civilization Revolution is back on iOS with a sequel. Other apps let you compare wines, get shopping deals, and better organize your photos.

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As iPhone thefts drop, Google and Microsoft plan kill switches on smartphones

After a year of pressure, U.S. law enforcement officials announce a major success in their phone anti-theft push

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T-Mobile looks to keep customers satisfied with test drives, free music streaming

The latest moves in T-Mobile's Uncarrier campaign include letting would-be customers test drive an iPhone 5s for a week and allowing subscribers to stream music from more than half-a-dozen services without it counting against their data plan.

on techhive.com

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Amazon looks to take on Samsung, Apple with Fire Phone

The long-anticipated Amazon smartphone is finally here: Jeff Bezos showed off the Fire Phone at an Amazon press event Wednesday.

on techhive.com

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Starbucks gears up for wireless charging support nationwide

Starbucks is taking incremental steps, yet again, as it plans a national rollout of Duracell Powermat wireless charging stations.

on techhive.com

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Live blog: WWDC 2014 keynote

Jason Snell, Dan Moren, and Serenity Caldwell will be live in San Francisco for Apple's 2014 developer's conference keynote.

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Lookout's latest feature puts phone thieves on alert

The Theft Alert featured introduced to the Lookout Premium mobile app Wednesday sends an email alert anytime it detects that someone's doing something suspicious with your smartphone.

on techhive.com

Apple’s iMessage issue goes from bad to worse with server glitch

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In response to recent complaints about iMessage, Apple told Re/code that it recently deployed a server-side fix that should repair some problems with the messaging service.

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CarPlay for the rest of us: Pioneer demos Apple's interface in its NEX infotainment systems

You won’t have to buy a new car to get Apple’s CarPlay interface for your iPhone. Pioneer will be one of the first aftermarket manufacturers to offer it in an installable system for older cars.

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FCC, CTIA push against stolen phones went nowhere

A draft plan might have made it harder to resell stolen phones, if it had gone into place.

on techhive.com

On second thought, California Senate backs kill-switch bill

After failing to pass a bill mandating kill-switch technology for every smartphone sold in California, the state's Senate OK'd the proposal Thursday.

on techhive.com

The great smartphone war

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With the conclusion of the latest Apple v. Samsung case, Kurt Eichenwald dissects the conflict between the two megalithic technology companies and the run-up to litigation.

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DryBox looks to make a splash, drying out wet smartphones

Get your mobile device to a DryBox Drying Station within 36 hours of its unexpected dunk in the drink, and you stand a 75 to 80 percent chance of reviving your phone. And now the company is looking to expand into self-service units.

on techhive.com

DryBox looks to save your phone from a watery demise

If your phone takes an unexpected dunk, Drybox can bring it back to life. We'll show you how this device -- available at a handful of locations around the U.S. -- can dry out a damp mobile device.