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Smartphone revenue growth stalled in Q4 2015, projected to be flat in 2016
venturebeat.com

The golden age of smartphone growth ground to a halt in 2015, and the industry can expect continued pain in 2016, according to a new report. According to the latest Quarterly Smartphone Tracker from market research firm GfK, revenues from smartphone …

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The End of the Smartphone?
spectrum.ieee.org

Recently I was listening to a talk—ostensibly about the future—in which the smartphone was pictured as an evolutionary end point that would last indefinitely. I thought, Nothing is forever, and forever comes very quickly in technology. I started to …

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Apple Fight Could Hinge on First Amendment Protections of Computer Programs
www.wsj.com

Apple Inc's dispute with the government over access to a terrorist's phone has plowed into another area of contested law: whether and to what extent computer programs are protected by the First Amendment. The company is challenging a Feb. 16 ruling by …

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Tech Q&A: Fixing a dead computer, shredding documents, monitoring your kid's …
www.foxnews.com

Turn your phone off, or at least put it in airplane mode, so it isn't using up power on communications. You can also close apps that might be draining power, like social media or games. Get more tips on faster smartphone charging and how to make your …

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India's $4 smartphone is too good to be true
www.engadget.com

Last week, we heard a company in India was selling a smartphone for an astounding $4, which seems a little too good to be true. It turns out that it probably is. After selling nearly 30,000 units, the company is now being accused of fraud by …

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Our computer code counts as free speech, Apple tells FBI
www.telegraph.co.uk

The high-stakes fight between Apple and the government burst into the open last week when the FBI obtained a court order requiring Apple to write new software and take other measures to disable passcode protection and allow access to shooter Rizwan …

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Leica to 'Reinvent Smartphone Photography' with the Chinese Telecom Giant Huawei
petapixel.com

Leica wants a piece of the smartphone photography boom. The iconic German camera company and Chinese telecom giant Huawei announced today that they're teaming up in a long-term technology partnership to reinvent smartphone photography.

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Xiaomi fires shots at Apple, Samsung at first Europe launch
www.cnbc.com

Xiaomi launched its Mi5 smartphone on Wednesday, using its first ever European launch event to take on Samsung and Apple handsets and build up its brand beyond its current markets. The Chinese mobile company took the wraps off the 5.15 inch Mi5 …

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Experts: The FBI's iPhone-unlocking plan for Apple is risky
www.chicagotribune.com

Essentially, the FBI wants Apple to write a program that disables some iPhone security features so that federal computer experts could guess the phone's passcode by "brute force." Unlocking the phone with the passcode automatically decodes encrypted files.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6S: Which Smartphone Wins the Battle of the …
www.newsweek.com

The smartphone rivalry between Apple and Samsung is almost as old as the industry itself. With the launch of the Galaxy S7 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, Newsweek takes a look at whether Samsung's latest smartphone is enough to win …

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