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Apple's Craig Federighi described the new Mountain Lion operating system during the developers conference in San Francisco on Monday.

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Apple's Craig Federighi described the new Mountain Lion operating system during the developers conference in San Francisco on Monday.

What Apple’s Small Announcements Add Up to in the Big Picture

At Apple’s keynote earlier this week, no new TV or iPhone was announced. The company did introduce a new high-end laptop. Big whoop, by Apple standards. The real headline was that there were lots of little whoops, said developers and...

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Ben Verwaayen, chief executive officer of Alcatel-Lucent SA, speaks during an interview in New York in March.

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Ben Verwaayen, chief executive officer of Alcatel-Lucent SA, speaks during an interview in New York in March.

Silicon Valley: Stronger Than Ever?

Here’s one thing I didn’t expect to hear from the chief executive officer of one of Europe’s largest tech companies: “Everything happening today shows you have to be in Silicon Valley to really know what’s going on.” That was Ben...

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Nomura Equity Research's “2012 Smartphone Guide” shows the components that go into phones and their providers’ market shares.

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Nomura Equity Research's “2012 Smartphone Guide” shows the components that go into phones and their providers’ market shares.

What’s Costliest Part of Smartphone? Hint: It’s Not the Display

Nomura Equity Research recently released its “2012 Smartphone Guide,” which offers a graphical look at the components that go into phones and their providers’ market shares. More than 25 parts are needed to make a modern smartphone. What were the...

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Security researchers have discovered new malware targeting Android devices that doesn’t take the usual route of embedding itself in an app.

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Security researchers have discovered new malware targeting Android devices that doesn’t take the usual route of embedding itself in an app.

Hacking Android Devices: It’s Not Just Apps You Need to Worry About

It’s not just malicious apps you need to be wary of infecting your smartphone. Now, navigating to poisoned websites are a threat, too. Security researchers have discovered a new malware targeting Android devices that doesn’t take the usual route of...

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Ben Huh, of I Can Haz Cheezburger, challenges Buddy to a match of "You vs. Cat," a game that allows cats and humans to play together using the tablet.

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Ben Huh, of I Can Haz Cheezburger, challenges Buddy to a match of "You vs. Cat," a game that allows cats and humans to play together using the tablet.

IPad, Tablets Will Shape Market for Mobile Apps, Says Report

The so-called app economy could become more of an iPad economy, as the number of tablet users grows. That’s the takeaway from a report by Research2guidance, which looked at what the worldwide growth in mobile apps could mean for consumers...

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Google's Android operating system powered 51 percent of smartphones in the U.S., according to the latest report from ComScore.

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Google's Android operating system powered 51 percent of smartphones in the U.S., according to the latest report from ComScore.

Rise of the Android: 2 Years Later

With Google now powering a majority of the smartphones in the U.S., it’s worth looking back two years ago when the slices of the market share pie chart were much different. According to ComScore’s latest report, Google’s Android operating system...

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Nationwide Mutual Insurance is the latest business to support the switch to Apple and Android phones.

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Nationwide Mutual Insurance is the latest business to support the switch to Apple and Android phones.

Nationwide Workers Reach for IPhones in Latest Blow to RIM

As soon as Nationwide Mutual Insurance allowed its employees to use iPhones and Android smartphones for work last October, people started ditching their BlackBerrys. Since then, about 15 percent of the company’s 7,000 BlackBerry users have traded in their devices,...

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos holds up the Kindle Fire at a news conference last year.

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos holds up the Kindle Fire at a news conference last year.

Google’s Page ‘Quite Focused’ on Lower Ends of Tablet Market

Where does Google see its future in the tablet market? Try the bargain bin. Responding to a question about tablets during the company’s earnings call today, Google Chief Executive Larry Page said: “We definitely believe that there is going to...

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A trio of gray wolves howl in unison. Smartphones may soon sound like this.

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A trio of gray wolves howl in unison. Smartphones may soon sound like this.

Hate Your Co-Worker’s Ringtone? Plug Your Ears for ‘Scream Tones’

A trio of gray wolves howl in unison. Smartphones may soon sound like this. Obnoxious ring tones can annoy co-workers and anyone else in your vicinity. But when it comes to auditory aggravation, one company has an even grander idea:...

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