Microsoft patents 'Theater mode' for phones
Microsoft patented something called "inconspicuous mode" for phones. It's basically a "theater mode" that automatically dims the screen and puts it on silent if it knows you're at the movies.
AT&T will let you roll over data
AT&T will soon let you rollover unused mobile data if you're on the family plan.
Blackberry soars 30% on reports of Samsung bid
Samsung reportedly approached BlackBerry about buying the company for as much as $7.5 billion.
This is the Apple of China
Xiaomi said that it sold 61 million smartphones in 2014, almost all of which were in China. As it expands, it could become even more Apple-like.
Apple patents flexible iPhone
Among 28 patents Apple was granted Tuesday are one for a "flexible electronic device" and another for technology that could challenge Google Glass.
Meet the world's cheapest smartphone
Behold the $29 Nokia 215, the cheapest smartphone in the world.
Apple sued because iPhone isn't 16 GB
Your iPhone doesn't really let you store 16 GB of data on it. Two people are suing Apple about that.
Are zombie Palm phones coming back to life?
A new website suggests Palm might be revived.
Uber expects its busiest night ever on NYE
Uber expects Wednesday to be its busiest night ever -- but it could also be one of the priciest times to ride due to the startup's pricing algorithm.
5 best apps to find cheap gas
Gas prices are getting cheaper, but there are still deals to be had using smartphone apps.
Smartphone maker you never heard of valued at $45 billion
You've probably never heard of Xiaomi, but it's the fastest-growing smartphone maker in the world.
Sell your holiday gift cards for cash
If you're looking to sell your holiday gift cards for cold hard cash... there's an app for that.
T-Mobile is the tech company of the year
T-Mobile had the best 2014 of any tech company.
Russian iPhone prices soar 35%
Apple puts online store in Russia back online as stabilization of the ruble and higher prices lets it again get the price it wants for iPhones and iPads.
It's time for disruptive tech firms to grow up
Companies such as Uber and Airbnb need to behave more responsibly towards their staff and customers.
BlackBerry ending year on sour note
It's been a mostly successful turnaround year for BlackBerry under CEO John Chen. But the company's sales continue to plunge and that has Wall Street spooked.
Cuba poised to join the Internet age
Cuba has ranked among the most restrictive nation's for Internet access, but a policy shift by the U.S. government could bring the island into the information age.
Russia iPhone prices have fallen 34% this year
IPhone and iPad prices in Russia have tumbled in 2014 as the ruble collapsed.
Why China's Tencent wants to own Beyonce online
China's biggest tech firms are racing to hook up with media partners as they battle to dominate the country's online entertainment industry.
What's wrong with Google?
Google's stock has been left behind while its rivals soar in 2014.
T-Mobile will roll over your data
T-Mobile's latest disruptive move? It's letting you rollover your unused data from one month to the next.
France wants to ban uberPOP from January 1
France is planning to ban Uber's ride-sharing service uberPOP from January 1.
Wireless war: Consumers win, investors lose
Discounted phones and cheaper plans are good for subscribers -- but not investors in Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.
Google pulls Amazon app from Play Store
Amazon and Google are having an app store standoff, resulting in the de-listing of Amazon's app from Google Play.
Walmart cuts iPhone price by $50
The iPhone 6 Plus is now on sale for $229 and the iPhone 6 sells for $129.
United flight attendants all get an iPhone 6!
But they're not for taking selfies. The phones will come loaded with safety information, replacing printed manuals.
California prosecutors sue Uber for misleading customers
California prosecutors allege that Uber charges misleading fees and makes false claims about the quality of its background checks.
Samsung's latest WTF phone
The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is quirky, and its defining difference is not all that useful. But it's innovative for sure.
China's version of Tinder is worth $3 billion
Momo, a dating app that's compared to Tinder, enjoyed a 10% bump in its stock market debut.
Verizon is killing off 3G
Verizon is killing off its 3G network to add more capacity for 4G smartphones and tablets.
Amazon: Shop while you're in the toilet
Amazon and Charmin unveiled a 'Stall Mall' campaign with deals for shopping from the toilet.
BlackBerry will buy your iPhone
BlackBerry will pay $550 for your iPhone, if you switch to a Passport.
T-Mobile will now tell you how it is reducing your data speeds
The mobile carrier
has agreed to change the way it handles customers who hit monthly data limits.
Use this app to get the lowest prices on your holiday shopping
PriceJump is the best app to help you get the lowest prices for your holiday shopping.
Which is the best Droid to buy?
Motorola has made the two best Android smartphones this year. Here's how they stack up.
Square will soon accept Apple Pay
The mobile payments company Square is planning to accept Apple Pay.
Taxi rival bills itself as 'non a-hole' Uber
Flywheel, a competitor to Uber, has a new CEO who is not shy about his feeling for his controversial competitor. But can the company really supplant Uber and Lyft?
Sen. Al Franken goes after Uber
Sen. Al Franken is demanding that Uber's CEO explain the company's privacy policies.
Samsung to stop making so many damn phones
Samsung makes a whole lot of smartphones. It's going to cut way back on its lineup next year.
Spy on Perez Hilton's texts
Viber's new feature, Public Chats, lets you in on real-time conversations between celebrity personalities and their friends.
Here come the Apple Watch apps
The Apple Watch is still months away, but developers can start writing apps for the wrist starting today.
Will Apple soon be worth $1 trillion?
Apple is the world's most valuable company. Could it top $1 trillion soon? Is that a sign of a new tech bubble? Or will Microsoft, Google or Alibaba beat Apple to the 12-zero level.
Should you buy the $99 PC from Walmart?
PC prices are now the lowest in history
Best CEO of 2014: Apple's Cook or BlackBerry's Chen?
Apple is at an all-time high and Tim Cook deserves a lot of credit for that. But is John Chen's rescue of BlackBerry a more impressive feat?
Samsung's Gear VR is virtual reality on the go
Samsung's new virtual reality headset runs off a smartphone -- and it's shipping in December.
Netflix for iPhone now comes in higher high-def
Netflix's new iPhone 6 Plus app offers 1080p resolution for even higher high-definition viewing.
Chelsea Handler Instagrams another nudie pic
Comedian Chelsea Handler has posted a second nude photo to protest Instagram's policy toward female nudity.
Steve Wozniak: The iPhone 6 is three years too late
Apple founder Steve Wozniak said Apple should have developed a bigger iPhone several years sooner.
AT&T cancels plans for in-flight Wi-Fi network
AT&T will no longer build its in-flight 4G Wi-Fi network, sending Gogo's shares soaring.
Apple finally lets iPhone defectors get texts again
Apple has rolled out a tool for iPhone expats to officially sever their ties with Apple's iMessage system.
You might not need a mobile carrier by 2020
Now that Wi-Fi is everywhere and getting safer, you might not need a mobile carrier by 2020.
Microsoft makes Office free on mobile
Microsoft Office is now free on mobile devices, including the iPad, iPhone and Android.
The Star Trek communicator is real
Onyx is the real-life Star Trek communicator badge that Captain Picard and his crew wore on the Enterprise.
Black emojis are coming
All Emojis are yellow, but soon they'll be pink, brown and black.
Starwood hotels let you unlock your hotel room with your phone
Starwood hotels make your phone into your key to unlocking your room.
Sprint to lay off 2,000 as losses mount
Sprint announced Monday that it's laying off 2,000 people, as it posted another quarter of massive losses.
Gmail's new app doesn't require Gmail
Google has released a new version of the Gmail app that can also be used by people with email accounts from Yahoo and Microsoft.
Verizon takes on AT&T with new data plans
Verizon offers more data for the same money in response to a similar move by rival AT&T. It's also giving customers a $150 credit to jump ship from another carrier, conditions apply.
Verizon ad tech raises privacy concerns
Verizon Wireless has been using technology that assigns unique identification codes to users as they browse the Web on their phones, sparking concerns about customer privacy.
BlackBerry unveils new 'Classic' phone for CrackBerry addicts
BlackBerry CEO says the new BlackBerry Classic will be for BlackBerry's core group of fans.
This is Verizon's new completely insane Droid
Verizon's new Motorola Droid Turbo smartphone has amazing features that are a little over the top but still useful.
Government accuses AT&T of misleading 'unlimited data' customers
AT&T is back in the Federal Trade Commission's crosshairs for throttling data speeds for customers with unlimited plans.
Kim Kardashian hoards BlackBerries
The reality star scours eBay looking for older models, and says the device is her "heart and soul."
Apple Pay is double charging some customers
Apple Pay is double charging some Bank of America customers, and getting the charges taken off is a headache.
Is Apple the perfect stock?
It's hard to find a glaring weakness with Apple's stock. The innovative spirit is back too. So why is Apple still not in the Dow?
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