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- Headlines | Wireless price war is on: Sprint undercuts T-Mobile by $20 a month. Sprint announced a new unlimited data plan for smartphone users that costs just $60 a month. It's part of new CEO Marcelo Claure's effort to reverse the fortunes of the ailing carrier. Rival T-Mobile offers…
- Headlines | Wal-Mart slashes iPhone prices: 5C for less than a dollar. Starting Thursday at 9 a.m. local times, the retail giant is selling the iPhone 5s for $79 and the iPhone 5c for a mere 97 cents. Previously the iPhone 5s was $99 and the iPhone 5c…
- Headlines | Not so smart? Bank deposits by phone. Using a mobile banking app will eliminate a trip to the branch or ATM, but it could dramatically slow down the process. At some financial institutions, mobile deposit can delay access to those funds by…
- Headlines | Here is a simple trick to keep chatting without Facebook Messenger. For Messenger haters, a simple workaround allows you to access messages on your phone without downloading the separate app.
- Headlines | Smartphones overstate their social intelligence. With access to our calendars, contacts and location, phones should be able to communicate with great intelligence, but often buzz at just the wrong time.
- Headlines | Why surveillance companies hate the iPhone. The secrets of one of the world’s most prominent surveillance companies, Gamma Group, spilled onto the Internet last week, courtesy of an anonymous leaker who appears to have gained access to sensitive corporate documents. And…
- Headlines | Five questions for Facebook’s security chief. The Times sat down with Sullivan to talk about Facebook’s security strategy.
- Headlines | A two step plan to stop hackers. There are a number of ways that consumers could react to the news this week that Russian hackers got their hands on 1.2 billion username and password combinations.
- Headlines | Health products like wristband monitors prompt privacy worries. As consumers increasingly use mobile apps and devices to capture and store health-related information, they can release personal data that may not be as confidential as they thought.
- Headlines | Where AT&T and net neutrality backers agree. As the Federal Communications Commission wraps up its open comment period for its net neutrality proceedings, AT&T is in with its 99-page contribution. And there's one section in particular that has caught the attention and…
- Headlines | 5 tips to improve battery life on your phone. Take a picture. Send a text. Play a game. Check email. Make a call. Get directions. Then, all this threatens to stop cold in an instant. A smartphone or tablet's low battery warning is the…
- Headlines | Sell your smartphones the right way. Selling your smartphone is a quick way to make some cash. But a study published earlier this week by the security firm Avast, in which the firm bought some used Android phones and recovered thousands…
- Headlines | Don’t fall for fake online reviews. Whether you're deciding what book to order from Amazon or where to stay on your next family vacation, you've probably skimmed online reviews to learn from other customers' experiences. Unfortunately, some of these reviews may…
- Headlines | LG wants to put a tracking device on your kids. Various tech companies have introduced wearable devices over the last few years that track your steps or heartbeat and even deliver your e-mails to your wrist. Is electronically tracking your kid the next frontier?
- Headlines | Ditching land lines makes it hard to collect health data. CDC survey finds greatest reliance on only cellphones is among poor and others likely to have health problems.
- Headlines | Cutting the high cost of digital living. Molly Wood audits her digital expenses, from cloud storage to streaming movies, and finds ways to trim her monthly bills.
- Headlines | US accuses T-Mobile of overbilling. T-Mobile, which sees itself as a new kind of carrier, now stands accused of an old-fashioned practice — overbilling its customers.
- Headlines | Modern tools for mom and pops. Web-based start ups help small businesses compete.
- Headlines | LinkedIn job search app pairs possible match. LinkedIn has worked to become the de facto social network for professionals. Now with its latest app, LinkedIn Job Search, the company is looking to use the information it has collected over the years to…
- Headlines | SCOTUS privacy ruling accelerates push for e-mail protections. Privacy-minded lawmakers are already capitalizing on an opening created yesterday by the Supreme Court when it unanimously ruled that police must have a warrant to search your cell phone. The push to reform the Electronic Communications…
- Headlines | AT&T says merging with DirecTV would help it challenge Comcast. AT&T hit Capitol Hill today to sell Congress on its proposed merger with DirecTV. Among its arguments? If the merger goes through, we can go head-to-head with Comcast.
- Headlines | Voices: Could phone hacking scandal happen here?. George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde and Winston Churchill all are said to have declared the United States and United Kingdom to be two nations divided by a common language. Something similar could be said about…
- Headlines | Held captive by flawed credit reports. When companies are found to have violated the law and harmed consumers, they typically pay a penalty to regulators and agree to reform their practices. Whether or not they actually follow through on those vows,…
- Headlines | Want to get rid of those $#%@ robocalls? There’s an app for that. Telephone scammers and spammers don't care whether they call a landline or wireless phone. And they don't give a hoot if that number is on the federal Do Not Call List. They're just looking for…
- Headlines | Amazon unveils its smartphone. Forget point-and-shoot. This is point-and-shop. Amazon.com announced that it's officially getting into the smartphone market Wednesday, releasing the Fire Phone -- a clear play to get more users for its $99 per year Amazon Prime membership. The…
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