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Why California's kill-switch mandate might save your phone

You may not live in California, but should that state's legislature pass a bill mandating kill-switch technology for smartphones and tablets, the implications will be felt far beyond the borders of the Golden State.

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Taking an iPhone to the Sochi opening ceremonies? Think different

Samsung provides the official smartphone of the Winter Olympics, so athletes are reportedly being told to cover up the Apple logo on their phones during Friday's opening festivities.

AT&T adds cheaper family plans for full-price phones

Mobile Share Family Value plans now start at $130 per month for two lines and 10GB of data, but you'll have to pay full price for each smartphone upfront or in monthly installments.

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Apple's 1.24.14 video shows the promise of technology, delivered

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On January 24, the Mac's 30th birthday, Apple sent out 15 crews, each equipped with an iPhone, to record how technology in the hands of the people has enabled innovation over the last three decades.

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Separate the sound from the fury: 5 in-ear headphones for your smartphone

We found lots of things to like, and some things to dislike in popular new in-ear headphones from Beats, Bose, Bowers & Wilkins, Harman/Kardon and Shure.

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Live Blog: Apple Q1 FY14 Financial Results

Apple's first-quarter financial results are due this afternoon, and we've got live coverage of the numbers and the conference call as they happen.

Earnings preview: Sales of the season

Ahead of Apple's first-quarter 2014 financial results, Dan Moren lays out what to expect from the company's most recent earnings.

Report: Apple planning a move into mobile payments service

The company would compete against Google, PayPal, Square and others if it enters this zone.

AT&T customers can dump contracts for Next early upgrade plan, with caveats

Customer who are six months into a two-year contract are now eligible for the company's Next upgrade plan.

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FAQ: How is LTE-Advanced different from regular LTE?

LTE-Advanced will be coming in a big way soon. What does that mean for you?

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Five components that will rock your next smartphone

Processors, memory, screens and sensors are all getting an upgrade, giving you a preview of what to expect from 2014's flagship phones.

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Woz endorses Chinese smartphone

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak threw his support behind phones from Chinese device maker Xiaomi at an event in Beijing.

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Researchers: Tech support scammers are targeting mobile users

Researchers from security firm Malwarebytes spotted a tech support scam targeting smartphone and tablet users, while the Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers about scams offering tech support refunds.

on pcworld.com

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Sprint quietly kills One Up, introduces the not-a-misprint "Framily Plan"

Despite having the worst name in telecommunications history, Sprint's Framily Plan is actually a good deal for consumers.

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