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On iFixit and the Right To Repair 225 comments
UK Mobile Operator Could Block Ads At Network Level 101 comments
Blackberry Offers 'Lawful Device Interception Capabilities' 137 comments
Judge: Stingrays Are 'Simply Too Powerful' Without Adequate Oversight 111 comments
With Respect To Gaming, Android Still Lags Behind iOS 166 comments
Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 820 With Adreno 530 Graphics For Mobile Devices 34 comments
Report: Google Wants To Design Its Own Smartphone Chips 90 comments
Sprint Faces Backlash For Adding MDM Software To Devices 123 comments
Google Hackers Expose 11 Major Security Flaws In Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge 61 comments
Activision Buys Candy Crush Developer For $5.9B 132 comments
Sprint Signs First Direct Roaming Agreement With Cuba 17 comments
Motorola Unveils Droid Turbo 2, Claims Shatterproof Display, 48 Hour Battery 111 comments
Carriers Selling Your Data: a $24 Billion Business 125 comments
The IRS Has Stingray Devices 83 comments
Hands-On With the Fairphone 2 Modular Android Smartphone 107 comments
Secret Service Allowed To Use Warrantless Cellphone Tracking 104 comments
Google Makes Full-Disk Encryption Mandatory For Some Android 6.0 Devices 150 comments
Apple Tells US Judge It's 'Impossible' To Break Through Locks On New iPhones 225 comments
Nearly One-third of Consumers Would Give Up Their Car Before Their Smartphone 242 comments
GA Tech Students Use Cell Phone Pings To Find Missing Person 127 comments
Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P Reviews Arrive 190 comments
The Pepsi P1 Smartphone Takes Consumer Lock-In Beyond the App 166 comments
Over 10,000 Problems Fixed In Detroit Thanks To Cellphone App 159 comments
Google Helped Cause the Mysterious Increase In 911 Calls SF Asked It To Solve 166 comments
Not All iPhone 6s Processors Are Created Equal 262 comments
Windows Phone Store Increasingly Targeted With Fake Mobile Apps 90 comments
Verizon Is Merging Its Cellphone Tracking Supercookie with AOL's Ad Tracking Network 100 comments
From Microsoft, HoloLens VR Dev Kit, New Phones, Continuum 88 comments
Some Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Smartphones Mysteriously Powering Down 59 comments
Motorola Marketed the Moto E 2015 On Promise of Updates, Stops After 219 Days 123 comments
Sprint To Begin Layoffs, Cut $2.5 Billion In Expenses 55 comments
Xiaomi Investigated For Using Superlatives In Advertising, Now Illegal In China 109 comments
The Real Cost of Mobile Ads 117 comments
iOS 9 'Wi-Fi Assist' Could Lead To Huge Wireless Bills 182 comments
Google Shows Off 2 New Nexus Phones, a New Pixel, and More 208 comments
iPhone 6s's A9 Processor Racks Up Impressive Benchmarks 213 comments
South Korea's "Smart Sheriff" Nanny App Puts Children At Risk 54 comments
Apple Cleaning Up App Store After Its First Major Attack 246 comments
Google Releases Open Source Plans For Cardboard V2 Virtual Reality Viewer 26 comments
Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Android Malware? 191 comments
AT&T Says Malware Secretly Unlocked Hundreds of Thousands of Phones 123 comments
Appeals Court Bans Features From Older Samsung Phones 69 comments
Purdue 'HUSH' Tool Promises 16% Battery Life Gain For Wasteful Android Phones 80 comments
Using a Smartphone As a Virtual Reality Controller 13 comments
Amazon Stops Selling Fire Phone 80 comments
Proposed MAC Sniffing Dongle Intended To Help Recover Stolen Electronics 120 comments
Microsoft Killing Off Nokia's Windows Phone Apps 77 comments
20+ Chinese Android Smartphones Models Come With Pre-Installed Malware 74 comments
Cheap Smartphones Quietly Becoming Popular In the US 209 comments
Sony Unveils Smartphone With 4K Screen 117 comments
Smartphone Malware Planted In Popular Apps Pre-sale 42 comments
T-Mobile Starts Going After Heavy Users of Tethered Data 346 comments
Ask Slashdot: Best Data Provider When Traveling In the US? 142 comments
A Courtroom Victory For Microsoft In Cellphone-Related Patent Suit 14 comments
Former Apple CEO Creates an iPhone Competitor 143 comments
Since-Pulled Cyanogen Update For Oneplus Changes Default Home Page To Bing 87 comments
Most People Use Their Phones During Social Events, Despite Thinking It Harms Conversation 137 comments
Many Android Users Susceptible To Plug-In Exploit -- And Many Of Them Have It 61 comments
Backwards S-Pen Can Permanently Damage Note 5 157 comments
In Baltimore and Elsewhere, Police Use Stingrays For Petty Crimes 213 comments
Google Relaxes Handset Makers' Requirements for "Must-Include" Android Apps 80 comments
Mobile Phone Data Can Track the Spread of Infectious Diseases 21 comments
Apple Launches Free iPhone 6 Plus Camera Replacement Program 68 comments
Sprint Drops Two-Year Contracts 112 comments
The Realities of a $50 Smartphone 141 comments
Commodore Smartphone Hits Trademark Opposition 46 comments
Ask Slashdot: Best Big Battery Phone? 208 comments
Don't Hate the Phone Call, Hate the Phone (And the Network) 145 comments
Ubuntu Phones Now Available Worldwide (On Some Networks) 45 comments
Prosecutors Op-Ed: Phone Encryption Blocks Justice 392 comments
Severe Deserialization Vulnerabilities Found In Android, 3rd Party Android SDKs 105 comments
HTC Doesn't Protect Fingerprint Data 66 comments
Chinese Tech Companies Building Factories In India 104 comments
Ask Slashdot: How To Safely Use Older Android Phones? 133 comments
Google Fi: Simple Until It's Not 51 comments
Verizon Ends Smartphone Subsidies 155 comments
Behind the Microsoft Write-Off of Nokia 200 comments
Unicode Consortium Looks At Symbols For Allergies 194 comments
Samsung Woos Developers As It Eyes Tizen Expansion Beyond Smartphones 80 comments
Samsung Wants To Bring Back the Flip Phone With Bendable Screens 59 comments
Maliciously Crafted MKV Video Files Can Be Used To Crash Android Phones 92 comments
OnePlus Announces OnePlus 2 'Flagship Killer' Android Phone With OxygenOS 154 comments
KDE Community Announces Fully Open Source Plasma Mobile 44 comments
Researchers: Mobile Users Will Trade Data For Fun and Profit 21 comments
US Court: 'Pocket-Dialed' Calls Are Not Private 179 comments
A Month With a Ubuntu Phone 118 comments
Ask Slashdot: Do You Use a Smartphone At Work, Contrary to Policy? 227 comments
Meet "London," Marshall's First Android Smartphone 67 comments
Nokia Wants To Make Phones Again 111 comments
Cell Phone Radiation Emission Tests Assume Use of Belt Clip 184 comments
Ask Slashdot: Measuring (and Constraining) Mobile Data Use? 129 comments
Time Warner Cable Owes $229,500 To Woman It Would Not Stop Calling 215 comments
Jolla Spins Off Hardware Business 44 comments
Turing Near Ready To Ship World's First Liquid Metal Android Smartphone 93 comments
Samsung Faces Lawsuit In China Over Smartphone Bloatware 84 comments
TracFone Finally Agrees To Allow Phone Unlocking 85 comments
SMS Co-Inventor Matti Makkonen Dead At 63 31 comments
iPhone 6S New Feature: Force Touch 191 comments
"Invite-Only" Ubuntu Mobile-Powered Meizu UX4 Goes On Sale 51 comments
Political Polls Become Less Reliable As We Head Into 2016 Presidential Election 292 comments
Samsung Fixes Cellphone Keyboard Vulnerability 41 comments
Planned Sequel To Fairphone Promises an Ethical, Repairable Phone 83 comments
Samsung Cellphone Keyboard Software Vulnerable To Attack 104 comments
Is BlackBerry Launching an Android Phone? 113 comments
Fake Mobile Phone Towers Found To Be "Actively Listening In" On Calls In UK 122 comments
South Korea Tracks Mobile Phones Over MERS Outbreak 20 comments
Microsoft Hasn't Given Up On the Non-Smart Phones It Inherited From Nokia 66 comments
LG Arbitrarily Denying Android Lollipop Update To the G2 In Canada? 131 comments
An Early Look At Android M's Multi-Window Mode For Tablets 95 comments
Uber Revises Privacy Policy, Wants More Data From Users 144 comments
Android M Arrives In Q3: Native Fingerprint Support, Android Pay, 'Doze' Mode 83 comments
Android M To Embrace USB Type-C and MIDI 106 comments
Hackers Can Track Subway Riders' Movements By Smartphone Accelerometer 69 comments
Mozilla Drops $25 Smartphone Plans, Will Focus On Higher Quality Devices 90 comments
San Bernardino Sheriff Has Used Stingray Over 300 Times With No Warrant 104 comments
Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Dumb Phone? 313 comments
Pre-Orders Start For Neo900 Open Source Phone 134 comments
Adblock Plus Launches Adblock Browser: a Fork of Firefox For Android 111 comments
Schools That Ban Mobile Phones See Better Academic Results 113 comments
Report: Google To Add 'Buy' Buttons To Mobile Search Results 35 comments
FCC May Stop 911 Access For NSI Phones 211 comments
Ubuntu May Beat Windows 10 To Phone-PC Convergence After All 125 comments
Police Can Obtain Cellphone Location Records Without a Warrant 216 comments
Google Can't Ignore the Android Update Problem Any Longer 434 comments
US Gov't Will Reveal More About Its Secret Cellphone Tracking Devices 94 comments
LG G4 and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 808 Benchmarked 45 comments
Meet the Firmware Lead For Google's Project Ara Modular Smartphone (Video) 25 comments
China's Tencent Launches Smart Hardware OS To Rival Alibaba 22 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Are the Most Stable Smartphones These Days? 484 comments
Turning a Smartphone Display Into a Biometric Scanner 16 comments
Patents Show Google Fi Was Envisioned Before the iPhone Was Released 31 comments
iOS WiFi Bug Allows Remote Reboot of All Devices In Area 117 comments
Facebook's "Hello" Tells You Who's Calling Before You Pick Up 78 comments
Google Launches Project Fi Mobile Phone Service 112 comments
Networking Library Bug Breaks HTTPS In ~1,500 iOS Apps 73 comments
Wi-Fi Attack Breaks iPhones By Locking Them Into an Endless Loop 1 comments
Baltimore Police Used Stingrays For Phone Tracking Over 25,000 Times 83 comments
Does Lack of FM Support On Phones Increase Your Chances of Dying In a Disaster? 350 comments
Cyanogen Partners With Microsoft To Replace Google Apps 179 comments
Sharp Announces 4K Smartphone Display 152 comments
The NSA Wants Tech Companies To Give It "Front Door" Access To Encrypted Data 212 comments
LG's Leather-Clad G4 Revealed In Leaked Images 39 comments
Finding an Optimal Keyboard Layout For Swype 140 comments
Phone App That Watches Your Driving Habits Leads To Privacy Concerns 73 comments
LG Will Lend You a Free Phone If You Talk About It On Social Media 22 comments
Smartphone-Enabled Replicators Are 3-5 Years Away, Caltech Professor Says 117 comments
Tiny LIDAR Chip Could Add Cheap 3D Sensing to Cellphones and Tablets 62 comments
Forking Away: OnePlus Introduces Android-Based OxygenOS 38 comments
The Unlikely Effort To Build a Clandestine Cell Phone Network 42 comments
Google: Less Than One Percent of Android Devices Are Affected By Harmful Apps 91 comments
Verizon Subscribers Can Now Opt Out of "Supercookies" 82 comments
It's Time To Open Your Eyes 136 comments
Prison Inmate Emails His Own Release Instructions To the Prison 198 comments
Researchers: Smartphone Use Changing Our Brain and Thumb Interaction 45 comments
Android's Smart Lock Won't Ask You For a Password Until You Set Your Phone Down 127 comments
Child Psychotherapist: Easy and Constant Access To the Internet Is Harming Kids 353 comments
Apple May Start Accepting Android Phones As Trade-Ins 148 comments
Nintendo Finally Working On Games for Smartphones 86 comments
How Police Fight To Keep Use of Stingrays Secret 140 comments
Fujitsu Could Help Smartphone Chips Run Cooler 51 comments
CIA Tried To Crack Security of Apple Devices 119 comments
Microsoft Asks US Court To Ban Kyocera's Android Phones 148 comments
Google Announces Android 5.1 172 comments
Microsoft Convinced That Windows 10 Will Be Its Smartphone Breakthrough 445 comments
Google Backs Off Default Encryption on New Android Lollilop Devices 124 comments
Blackphone 2 Caters To the Enterprise, the Security-Minded and the Paranoid 59 comments
Ikea Unveils Furniture That Charges Your Smartphone Wirelessly 95 comments
Samsung Officially Unpacks Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge At MWC 235 comments
BlackPhone, In Wake of Gemalto Fallout, Receives $50 Million In Funding 59 comments
Microsoft Closing Two Phone Factories In China 85 comments
Pakistanis Must Provide Fingerprints Or Give Up Cellphone 134 comments
In Florida, Secrecy Around Stingray Leads To Plea Bargain For a Robber 246 comments
How Walking With Smartphones May Have Changed Pedestrian Etiquette 290 comments
Apple Will Let Users Test iOS Beta Versions For the First Time 54 comments
Ten Lies T-Mobile Told Me About My Data Plan 237 comments
How NSA Spies Stole the Keys To the Encryption Castle 192 comments
Cellphone Start-Ups Handle Calls With Wi-Fi 73 comments
Report: Samsung Replacing Its Apps With Microsoft's For Galaxy S6 148 comments
Iowa Wants To Let You Carry Your Driver's License On Your Phone 232 comments
Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Preview For Phones 85 comments
Starting This Week, Wireless Carriers Must Unlock Your Phone 100 comments
Study: Smartphones Just As Good As Fitness Trackers For Counting Steps 128 comments
Smartphone Theft Drops After Spread of Kill Switches 190 comments
FBI Attempts To Prevent Disclosure of Stingray Use By Local Cops 85 comments
Alibaba Bets $590 Million On Becoming Smartphone Player 50 comments
The First Ubuntu Phone Is Here, With Underwhelming Hardware 177 comments
Why It's Important That the New Ubuntu Phone Won't Rely On Apps 140 comments
What Happened To the Photography Industry In 2014? 422 comments
ARM's Cortex-A72 and Mali-T880 GPU Announced For 2016 Flagship Smartphones 85 comments
Ask Slashdot: Gaining Control of My Mobile Browser? 223 comments
Pilot's Selfies Could Have Caused Deadly Air Crash 113 comments
Samsung Set To Launch Mobile Payment System With Galaxy S6 At MWC 82 comments
Security-Focused BlackPhone Was Vulnerable To Simple Text Message Bug 46 comments
Modular Smartphones Could Be Reused As Computer Clusters 82 comments
Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3 579 comments
For New Yorkers, Cablevision Introduces a Wi-Fi-Centric VoiP Network 43 comments
Data Encryption On the Rise In the Cloud and Mobile 83 comments
Moscow To Track Cell-phone Users In 2015 For Traffic Analysis 63 comments
Could Tizen Be the Next Android? 243 comments
Microsoft Researchers Use Light Beams To Charge Smartphones 65 comments
Micromax Remotely Installing Unwanted Apps and Showing Ads 50 comments
'Be My Eyes' App Crowdsources Help For the Blind 66 comments
Google To Test Build-It-Yourself Ara Smartphones In Puerto Rico 61 comments
Samsung Launches Tizen Phone In India 35 comments
Where Cellular Networks Don't Exist, People Are Building Their Own 104 comments
Ars: Samsung Gear VR Is Today's Best Virtual Reality 74 comments
The Fire Phone Debacle and What It Means For Amazon's Future 155 comments
Microsoft Unveils Nokia 215, a $29 Phone With Internet Access 150 comments
What Isn't There an App For? 421 comments
Pew Survey: Tech Increases Productivity, But Also Time Spent Working 82 comments
Samsung To Discontinue Galaxy Alpha For Cheaper Galaxy A5 47 comments
High Speed DIY M&M Sorting Machine Uses iPhone Brain 85 comments
Kodak-Branded Smartphones On the Way 94 comments
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Review 75 comments
Google+ Will Make Your Videos Look Better 37 comments
Boeing and BlackBerry Making a Self-Destructing Phone 75 comments
T-Mobile To Pay $90M For Unauthorized Charges On Customers' Bills 51 comments
Researchers Discover SS7 Flaw, Allowing Total Access To Any Cell Phone, Anywhere 89 comments
Review: The BlackBerry Classic Is One of the Best Phones of 2009 132 comments
Cardboard Hits Half a Million Mark, Gets an SDK 28 comments
In Iowa, a Phone App Could Serve As Driver's License 207 comments
Canadian Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Warrantless Cellphone Searches 105 comments
Court Bans Sale of Xiaomi Smartphones In India 40 comments
Google Releases Android Studio 1.0, the First Stable Version of Its IDE 115 comments
Ron Wyden Introduces Bill To Ban FBI 'Backdoors' In Tech Products 109 comments
A Rift In OnePlus, Cyanogen Relationship 69 comments
Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones 203 comments
Some Early Nexus 6 Units Returned Over Startup Bug 39 comments
Indian Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Snub Android One Phones 53 comments
Microsoft Aims To Offer Windows 10 Upgrades For All Windows Phone 8 Lumias 77 comments
Department of Justice Harvests Cell Phone Data Using Planes 202 comments
Popular Smartphones Hacked At Mobile Pwn2Own 2014 52 comments
Android 5.0 'Lollipop' vs. iOS 8: More Similar Than Ever 178 comments
Start-Up Vsenn Emerges From Stealth With Project Ara Modular Phone Competitor 30 comments
New NXP SoC Gives Android Its Apple Pay 122 comments
Android 5.0 Makes SD Cards Great Again 214 comments
Smartphone App To Be Used As Hotel Room Keys 150 comments
LG's 0.7mm Smartphone Bezel Is World's Narrowest 63 comments
Virginia Court: LEOs Can Force You To Provide Fingerprint To Unlock Your Phone 328 comments
Breaching Air-Gap Security With Radio 80 comments
Lenovo Completes Motorola Deal 59 comments
Taking the Census, With Cellphones 57 comments
CHP Officers Steal, Forward Nude Pictures From Arrestee Smartphones 275 comments
Verizon Injects Unique IDs Into HTTP Traffic 206 comments
Deutsche Telecom Upgrades T-Mobile 2G Encryption In US 27 comments
'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand 150 comments
Rumor: Lenovo In Talks To Buy BlackBerry 73 comments
Which Android Devices Sacrifice Battery-Life For Performance? 108 comments
Barometers In iPhones Mean More Crowdsourcing In Weather Forecasts 79 comments
Florida Supreme Court: Police Can't Grab Cell Tower Data Without a Warrant 114 comments
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