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Spotify reportedly launching free streaming music service overseas

A report in Bloomberg says that Spotify will expand its streaming music service to mobile devices in 20 countries where it currently provides its desktop service. The move would give Spotify an edge over rival Pandora.

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New cellphone-unlocking bill offers narrow fix

The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act would simply restore the Library of Congress’ exemption for cellphone unlocking and wouldn’t affect the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

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Apple vs. Samsung, Round 2 to proceed in California court

A judge in California has ruled that a patent infringement lawsuit between Apple and Samsung Electronics will continue, after indicating earlier that she would like to put the case on hold pending resolution of an appeal in another patent dispute between the two companies before the same court.

AT&T promises no phone unlocking worries for customers

In a blog post on the carrier's website, an AT&T executive said that it's company policy to unlock devices if customers have met the terms of their service agreements.

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Slow but steady: How the iPhone is changing the phone industry

It took six years, but the cell phone industry is starting to undergo a sea change--and Dan Moren thinks at least part of that can be laid at the feet of the iPhone.

Pro photographer smartphone shoot-out

We equipped three professional photographers with three different smartphones known to be the photo leaders of their respective mobile OSs, and asked them to use the phones at work for a few weeks. Here are some of the shots.

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Mobile World Congress from an iOS perspective

Apple skips out on Mobile World Congress, but its iOS platform still casts a pretty big shadow over the world's largest mobile trade show. Armando Rodriguez and Leah Yamshon return from Spain with an iOS-flavored report on MWC.

Four mobile apps to make global travelers feel at home

Downloading a few apps before you take your smartphone abroad could save you a lot of money. Here's a look at four apps that can help you out on your next trip overseas.

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After White House backing, what's next for legalized phone unlocking?

The Obama Administration supports a “narrow legislative fix” for the cell phone unlocking ban, but critics say the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is the real problem.

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Video: iPhone 5, MacBooks get wireless charging from Duracell Powermat

Duracell Powermat introduced wireless charging options for the iPhone 5, Macbook and Samsung Galaxy S III at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.