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Sprint's LTE coverage found lacking in four cities

A Sprint spokeswoman called the results "surprising" and defended the carrier's initial LTE launches in a handful of cities over the summer.

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Weekly Wrap

Weekly Wrap: iPhone 5 tips, iPad mini theories, and remembering Steve

It's already October. That means that it's just a few weeks to Halloween, and then a few more to Thanksgiving, and then it's time to start feeling holly and jolly, whoa nelly, let's pause and take a break with another edition of the The Weekly Wrap.

Apple extends iCloud storage upgrades

The complimentary storage extension for old MobileMe customers, which was supposed to end in September, has been extended by one year.

How Corning created the ultrathin, ultrastrong material of the future

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Wonder where your smartphone's glass screen comes from? Wonder no longer. Wired writer Bryan Gardiner details the evolution of Corning glass in this profile.

Introducing Macworld's iPhone 5 Starter Guide

Whether you scored an iPhone 5 on launch day or are eagerly awaiting its arrival from your local postman, you can learn about your new device with Macworld's iPhone 5 Starter Guide -- now available.

Consumer Reports pits Apple's mapping system against Google Maps

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Consumer Reports compares Apple and Google's mapping programs (from iOS 6 and Android 4.0, respectively) while in New York City.

Rights group lauds privacy changes in Apple's iOS 6

Apple has received rare praise from a leading rights advocacy group for incorporating important new privacy enhancing features in its recently released iOS 6 operating system.

Update fixes Verizon iPhone 5 data glitch; customers won't be charged for overages

Apple late Sunday released a carrier update for the Verizon iPhone 5 that corrects an issue where the phone could erroneously use cellular data while connected to a Wi-Fi network. Customers won't be responsible for unintended cellular data overages incurred because of the now-fixed flaw.

Free iPhone data usage tracker released by Princeton lab

Princeton University's EDGE Lab has released a free iPhone app that enables smartphone users to avoid big wireless bills by better tracking their actual data usage and predicting future usage.

FCC chairman: Agency needs to police broadband competition

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission needs to be a "cop on the beat" to ensure mobile and broadband competition across the country, the agency's chairman said Tuesday.

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Drive-by Wi-Fi: Staying connected on the road

Free Wi-Fi is easier than ever to find on the nation's highways and byways. You just have to know where to look.

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iFixit and Chipworks tear down the Apple A6

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iFixit and Chipworks team up to tear down Apple's A6 processor. Chip geeks, read on.

T-Mobile USA invites iPhone users to HSPA+ networks

As the latest iPhone went on sale Friday, with T-Mobile USA once again left out of the party, the fourth-place U.S. carrier started turning on a network that is designed to offer high data rates on unlocked iPhones.

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Apple seeks additional $707 million from Samsung in patent win

A California jury may have awarded Apple more than US$1 billion in damages in late August when it triumphed over Samsung in a hard-fought case over smartphone and tablet patents, but the iPhone maker is coming back for more: late on Friday it asked for additional damages of $707 million.

Nokia crows about its maps amid Apple fiasco

Nokia seized the opportunity to tout its own location services on Windows 8 phones after Apple got flack for problems with the maps in the iPhone 5.

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