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What you need to know about the iPhone 6

Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed a completely redesigned iPhone this morning. The iPhone 6 sports larger screens than its predecessor, reaching a maximum 5.5 inches for the iPhone 6 Plus. The new A8 processor is reportedly 25 percent faster than the A7.

Bill passed in California will require cellphone kill switches

The California state Legislature passed a bill on Monday that would require kill switches to be added to smartphones, in a move that will make The Golden State the first in the country to create such a requirement.

Survey shows land lines becoming a thing of the past

The reliable old telephone land line is quickly becoming a relic. A new survey states that 4 out of 10 American homes have only cell phones.

Acquisitions and venture capital signals rise of OTT app market Special

The $19 billion acquisition of text messaging app WhatsApp by Facebook earlier this year did more than cement some new billionaires and expand Facebook’s every growing portfolio, it validated the Internet communication market.

Review: Samsung Galaxy S5 — A new device or just a slightly updated S4? Special

The Samsung Galaxy S5, the new "Next Big Thing" from Samsung seeks to continue the success of the Galaxy S line, but does the S5 have enough over last year's S4 to warrant the purchase?

California senate kills cellphone kill-switch law

San Francisco - State Sen. Mark Leno blamed Thursday's defeat of his proposal to require a "kill-switch" on cellular telephones on intense industry lobbying but promised to bring his bill up again this year.

Mugger in Central Park too fussy for flip phone

New York - Kevin Cook, 25, of Brooklyn was held up at gun point in Central Park for his phone on Saturday. When the mugger saw what was on offer, he gave the vintage flip phone back to his victim.

What's next? Introducing a purse that charges your phone

Have you ever had an issue wanting to use your cephone, only to discover the battery is dead or extremely weak? If you buy the Everpurse that won't happen because it allows you to charge your phone without batteries or external cords.

Call for ban of mobile phone use in cars

London - The charity group Brake are calling for a ban on hands-free mobile phones for drivers in the UK. The charity is asking for a total ban of mobile phone use in cars.

Nokia harnesses power of lightning to charge cellphones

Nokia has joined forces with scientists from the University of South Hampton, one of the top 15 research universities in the UK. They have harnessed the energy of a lightning bolt to charge a mobile device in a trial run.

Use of smartphones has changed some behaviors Special

Minneapolis - Are smartphones to blame for people not buying candy bars or reading the latest celebrity gossip while waiting in the checkout lane?

Ontario's top court: Holding a cellphone while driving illegal

Toronto - In a pair of decisions, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled the prosecution need not prove a cellphone was actually being used by a driver before a conviction can be entered for distracted driving. Merely holding one is sufficient.

Are smartphones making people less impulsive?

Almost everyone has done it at one time or another- impulse buying. It may be something as small as a pack of M & M's or as large as a television.

Video: ION glasses 'link your moments', made in Spain

Elche - Two Spanish entrepreneurs have come up with a Google Glass-style technology, with a "hipster fashion sensibility." The Bluetooth-driven ION glasses will interact with your smartphone or tablet and keep you up to date, wherever you are.

iOS 7 release can be previewed on iCloud Special

The iOS 7 release is expected to hit iPhone 5 and some earlier versions of iDevices later today. Most speculation is that the update will hit the general public around noon central time.

Brooklyn robber stopped by saggy jeans

Brooklyn - Joel Donaldson, who allegedly assaulted a woman and stole her phone, was caught – thanks to his poor choice of clothing.

VoIP mobile service RingCredible seeks to lower consumer costs Special

With the constant increase in wireless fees, combined with the current instability in the Canadian Telecommunications sector, RingCredible seeks to lower consumers cell phone costs by introducing a wireless VoIP service.

The new iPhone will be released next month

It is being reported that Apple will unveil the next variation of the ever-popular iPhone smartphone sometime next month.

Apple to announce next iPhone Sept. 10

It seems like Apple has a date scheduled to unveil the new iPhone, putting all the rumors to rest so we can start speculating for next year.

ListenApp launches news application in UK

The popular news application, ListenApp, has been launched in the UK. The news application allows people to catch up with the headlines with a daily audio and text summary.

America now has a smartphone and provider for the blind

Washington - The visually impaired consumer has to wonder if a company will be accessible and compliant to their needs. A new type of cell service is emerging to ensure accessibility in the dark.

Innovation: Looking through walls with WiFi

A new technology based on WiFi would enable us to see through walls. The founders say the device could be attached into cellular phones and use the same wireless antenna. Using the gadget you can see bad guys hiding in a room like Superman’s X-ray visio

Review: Samsung Galaxy S4

Taking a look at the innovative features, as well as the shortcomings, of Samsung's new flagship and fourth member of the Samsung Galaxy S brand, The Samsung Galaxy S4.

Bill requiring warrant for cellphone tracking approved in Maine

Augusta - A bill that would require police officers to obtain a warrant before tracking cellphone placement was passed by the Maine House of Representatives.

Op-Ed: Americans spend 58 minutes on a smartphone — this is a good thing

A recent study from Experion Marketing Services reported that Americans spend on average 58 minutes a day on their smartphones, but television viewing habits remain the larger concern.

French government may impose new smartphone tax

The French government is considering levying a new smartphone tax at a rate of 1% in order to protect the French entertainment-cultural industry.

VOTO: Charging your cellphone without electricity (video)

For those living in underdeveloped parts of the world, or even those who enjoy camping in isolated areas, charging your cell phone can be a nightmare. VOTO has come up with the solution.

NASA’s PhoneSat mission using smartphones as low cost satellites

Wallops Island - Last Sunday NASA launched into Earth orbit three satellites in the shape of three smartphones likely to be the lowest cost satellites ever as part of NASA’s PhoneSat mission.

Smartphones getting stolen in NYC, now Toronto Special

Toronto - In New York City, now Toronto, and no doubt around the world smartphones are being stolen in subways, on the street and everywhere.

Op-Ed: Blackberry's future uncertain as new devices become last hope

As Blackberry struggles to regain relevance in the heavily saturated cell phone market, the introduction of new devices may give Blackberry the chance to become the comeback kid of 2013 or slip further into obscurity.
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A man taking a picture or video of a fire in Helsinki
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A woman with a cellphone
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Promotional photo of the Everpurse  which lets you charge your cellphone wirelessly
Promotional photo of the Everpurse, which lets you charge your cellphone wirelessly
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An iPhone charging
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A bill proposed by California State Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) that would have required cel...
A bill proposed by California State Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) that would have required cell phone companies to include a "kill-switch" in case the devices were ever lost or stolen was defeated Thursday.
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Writing a tweet on Twitter
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Women chatting on a cellphone
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A man using a smartphone
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Google Buzz on display on a smartphone
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Using a smartphone
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ListenApp launches in UK
ListenApp launches in UK
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A bus driver, driving a packed bus on the route from Marbella to Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol, was caught on video talking on a mobile phone.
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A man using a cellphone
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