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Secure Our Smartphones (SOS) initiative being announced at press conference in New York

New York attorney general demands answers on smartphone security decision

In a letter to carriers asking why they oppose installation of a "kill switch" on handsets, Eric Schneiderman alluded to possible collusion.

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AT&T, T-Mobile shift tactics as smartphones saturate markets

Getting your hands on a new iPhone may soon cost you more, as carriers move away from subsidies and aim to make customers pay for their phones directly.

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AT&T announces first international LTE roaming deal

The carrier's data roaming plans will include LTE service, but only in Canada for now.

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Carriers slammed for rejecting smartphone 'kill switch'

The officials have been pushing for a “kill switch” that could render smartphones inoperable after they’re stolen, reducing the incentive for crime.

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Apple's rumored PrimeSense buy may open Siri's eyes

If Apple absorbs perceptual computing pioneer PrimeSense, it could mean intriguing possibilities for future Apple products, including iPhones with computer vision and even wearable computing.

Clockwise Podcast: Trouble with the curve

The institution of email, the utter pointlessness of curved phones, who should compete with YouTube, and Twitter's new custom timelines. Dan Moren welcomes guests Philip Michaels, Jason Cross, and Serenity Caldwell.

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Huge damage award at stake as Apple, Samsung return to court next week

The two sides will start jury selection Nov. 12 in San Jose, California. The trial will begin immediately after the jury selection.

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Shared data plans are now mandatory for AT&T

AT&T is requiring all new customers to sign up for Mobile Share plans that offer unlimited voice and text, but offer a single pool of data for multiple devices. Existing customers can hold onto their current plans. U.S. Cellular is also moving to shared data plans.

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iPhone 5c review: The no-brainer upgrade for iPhone 4 or 4s

It doesn't boast the marquee features of the pricier iPhone 5s, but Apple's colorful new iPhone is an affordable upgrade for anyone with an iPhone 4s or anything older.

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White House asks FCC to decriminalize cell phone unlocking

Because the fact that unlocking your cell phone is a crime is anti-competitive—and just plain stupid.