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Why the iPhone doesn’t need a new ‘Theater Mode’

Will movie theaters become iPhone-friendly zones?

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Target is bringing mobile payments in-store but not through Apple Pay

Target confirmed that its developing its own mobile payments system.

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Apple sues Qualcomm over patent licensing and $1B in payments

A nasty spat between Apple and Qualcomm broke into public view on Friday when the smartphone maker accused the chip supplier of charging "exorbitant" licensing fees for its cellular technology.

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53% off WizGear Universal Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount Holder with Fast Swift-Snap Technology for Smartphones - Deal Alert

The WizGear Air Vent Mount is a magnetic holder for smartphones, is a very slim mount which it goes into the air vent of your car, which will not take away your windshield view.

Wi-Fi blocking and the FCC

Network World offers this brief overview of how the FCC addressed concerns over hotels and other venues blocking Wi-Fi signals from customers using mobile hot spots, instead directing them to more expensive Wi-Fi services.

TCL has big plans for BlackBerry

The iconic BlackBerry handset with keyboard is making a comeback. Can TCL restore the brand to former glory?

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How these iPhone apps disrupted the mobile game in 2016

It was the year the of Pokémon Go, Instagram, and Apple Music.

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Got an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus? Do these 10 things first

After you inhale that new-iPhone smell, follow this setup guide to be up and running faster than you can say A10 Fusion.

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Nokia files even more patent lawsuits against Apple

Nokia has filed new patent infringement lawsuits against Apple on Thursday, a day after it weighed in on a licensing dispute with the company by filing claims in Germany and the U.S.

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Nokia and Apple trade accusations in patent lawsuits

Finnish mobile network vendor Nokia has filed lawsuits against Apple in Germany and in the U.S., alleging that the smartphone giant has infringed 32 of its patents, including the widely used H.264 video codec. Nokia's five lawsuits follow an Apple lawsuit filed in California Tuesday.

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Nokia accuses Apple of infringing 32 of its patents

Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has filed lawsuits against Apple in Germany and in the U.S., alleging that the smartphone giant has infringed 32 of its patents, including the widely used H.264 video codec.

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AT&T now offers spam call blocking for free

Call Protect blocks robocalls and identifies other suspicious calls for certain AT&T users on iOS and Android.

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3 perfect gifts every iPhone lover must have

Hope you have some stocking space left for some of the best iPhone accessories of the year.

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What are the best gifts for iPhone lovers?

Looking for the perfect gift for the iPhone lover in your life? Here are are favorite accessories of the year.

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29% off Plantronics Explorer 50 Bluetooth Headset - Deal Alert

The Plantronics Explorer 50 Bluetooth headset reduces background noise, connects to two smartphones, streams your music and GPS directions, and has a power-saving DeepSleep mode. Currently reduced to just $18.

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14% off World Travel Power Plug Adapter with Dual USB Charger - Deal Alert

Get 14% off this all-in-one world travel power adapter. Built-in sliders let you create the right adapter for any country in the world. Includes dual-USB ports for your portable devices.

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U.S. Supreme Court leaves gap in Samsung-Apple patent ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Samsung Electronics and its backers in the industry in a design patent dispute with Apple, when in a 8-0 decision it said that “the term 'article of manufacture' is broad enough to embrace both a product sold to a consumer and a component of that product, whether sold separately or not.”

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Supreme Court kills $399 million patent award against Samsung in Apple case

The U.S. Supreme Court has invalidated a US$399 million infringement award against Samsung Electronics in a long-running design patent dispute with Apple.