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Instagram vulnerability on iPhone allows for account takeover

A security researcher published on Friday another attack on Facebook's Instagram photo-sharing service that could allow a hacker to seize control of a victim's account.

AT&T still at bottom of Consumer Reports rankings, but boasts best 4G network

In the annual rankings of major U.S. cellphone carriers, Verizon Wireless retained the top spot while AT&T once again brought up the rear. But AT&T can at least note that its 4G LTE network was the top-ranked among carriers.

Believe it or not, the smartphone is 20 years old

The breakneck pace of change in the smartphone world is well known: Since the iPhone catalyzed popular demand in 2007, development has been moving faster and faster, to the point where devices are out of date mere months after their release. However, this wasn't always the case. In fact, according to some estimates, the smartphone is actually all of 20 years old, as of last Friday.

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Android market share spikes to more than 72 percent in third quarter, Gartner says

Smartphone and tablet buyers snapped up Android products five times more often than they chose Apple iOS devices during the third quarter, according to a new study from Gartner Research.

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Apple, HTC settle smartphone patent fight

The two companies announced an end to all disputes involving each other's patents, as they reached a 10-year licensing agreement covering all current and future patents.

iPhone jailbreaking still legal in US, but don't meddle with an iPad

Modifying Apple's iPhone software to install applications not approved by Apple will still be legal under new exemptions to take effect on Sunday in the U.S., but illegal for an iPad and other tablets.

Samsung says ITC ruling in favor of Apple would mean less choice, higher prices

Samsung contends that a finding by the U.S. International Trade Commission that the company infringed Apple's patents will lead to less choice and higher prices for consumers.

Apple and its competitors: the circle game

Apple releases the genre-defining iPhone; competitors respond with smartphones with bigger screens. Apple releases the genre-defining iPad; competitors respond with tablets with smaller screens. Apple faces some fascinating competitors these days. Its response to those competitors is even more interesting.

The Macalope Weekly: Adaptergate

Progress marches ever forward, but only on a cable long enough to stay connected to our existing peripherals.

Survey: iPhone 5's lack of NFC doesn't matter

More than two-thirds of U.S. consumers prefer to buy good using cash and credit cards over mobile wallets, according to a survey by CreditDonkey.com, suggesting Apple's decision to omit near-field communication from the iPhone 5 was the right call.