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Clams Could Hold Key To Saving Your iPhone Or Android Phone’s Screen

Research into clams could make smartphone screens less likely to break.

02/05/2014

Motorola's phone, the Moto X

Google Unloads Motorola Mobility To Lenovo For $2.9 Billion; Keeps Patents

Google is selling Motorola Mobility’s smartphone business to Lenovo Group for $2.9 billion, but is retaining most of the company’s portfolio of mobile patents.

01/29/2014

Angry Birds

Angry Birds, Google Maps, Smartphone Apps Used By NSA, British Intelligence

Documents leaked by former NSA contactor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in Angry Birds and a host of other apps installed on smartphones across the globe.

01/27/2014

iPad Mini (credit: JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Scribd, HarperCollins Offer E-Book Subscriptions

Online document-sharing site Scribd is taking a page from Netflix as it sets out to create the world’s largest subscription service for digital books…

10/01/2013

The Yahoo! Screen website. (Yahoo)

Larry Magid: Yahoo Introduces Streaming Video App For Mobile Devices

Yahoo! has introduced a new app that streams video to mobile devices called ‘Yahoo! Screen,’ but with well established competitors already out there, the question is how will they differentiate themselves?

09/09/2013

A Samsung phone (R) and an iPhone 4. (Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Trade Commission Bans Some Samsung Phones, Tablets

Samsung will not be allowed to import certain smartphones and tablets, following a ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday.

08/09/2013

The new iPhone 5 is displayed during an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on September 12, 2012 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

London Mayor Joins San Francisco, NYC In Smartphone Theft Fight

The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York said that the mayor of London is joining their effort to stop the surge of stolen smartphones.

08/07/2013

The Microsoft Surface tablet computer. (CNET)

Larry Magid: Microsoft’s Dismal Fourth Quarter

Microsoft released a dismal fourth-quarter earnings report today, which missed estimates partly due to poor PC sales.

07/19/2013

An Apple iPhone 5. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Security Experts In San Francisco To Test Phone Anti-Theft Locks

The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York say they are bringing in state and federal security experts to test the newest anti-theft features designed to thwart the surge of stolen smartphones nationwide.

07/18/2013

Surveillance video on a San Francisco Muni bus. (CBS)

SF’s Gascon Urges Smartphone Makers To Curb Thefts, Add ‘Kill Switch’

Law enforcement officials nationwide, including San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, are demanding the creation of a “kill switch” that would render smartphones inoperable after they are stolen.

06/13/2013

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