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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.

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Appeals court opinion provides bump in Apple v. Samsung case

Each side could get addiitonal time for testimony as a result of a federal appeals court ruling Friday

Google had secret pact with Samsung over some Apple patent claims

Google took over the defense of some of Samsung's case and agreed to cover some costs.

Clockwise: Apple tech on other platforms

Microsoft added support for Apple's Passbook. Dan Moren, Susie Ochs, Jason Snell, and Dan Frakes speculate about what other Apple tech they'd like to see on other platforms, and vice versa.

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Cellular industry makes concession on kill switch

Carriers, phone makers, and a lobbying group announce a voluntary agreement, but it might not be enough

on pcworld.com

Take our mobile survey and you might win an iPad mini

IDG's annual Global Mobile Survey helps us learn more about how you use your smartphone or tablet. Fill out the survey and you could win one of three Retina iPad minis!

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Apple details $2.2 billion damages claim against Samsung

Apple experts told a jury that Samsung's infringement was large and significantly hurt Apple.

The ultimate guide to solving iOS battery drain

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A former Genius Bar technician has dedicated his time to finding out what causes battery drain on iOS devices. The result: This comprehensive post on how to troubleshoot battery issues on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant to compete with Apple's Siri, Google Now

At Microsoft's Build conference in San Francisco this week the company debuted Cortana, a voice assistant for Windows Phone similar to Google Now and Apple's Siri.

Steve Jobs called for 'holy war' against Google

The former Apple CEO planned to speak of a holy war during a 2010 management retreat, according to court exhibits

Rapid Reaction: What to expect at the Apple-Samsung trial

Apple expects more than $2 billion from Samsung for repeated infringement of Apple. The trial got underway this week, with Martyn Williams of IDG News Service in the courtroom for opening arguments.

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Apple's Schiller takes jury back to 2007 and the dawn of the iPhone

The Apple marketing chief is first to give testimony as the company clashes with Samsung

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With one 'dinosaur' and one BlackBerry owner, iCourt jury is selected

Apple gear was well-represented among the pool of prospective jurors