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  • Prosecutor charges two in 2010 sale of iPhone 4 prototype

    A California county district attorney's office has decided not to press charges against Gizmodo or former editor Jason Chen for the blog's part in a 2010 case involving a lost Apple iPhone 4 prototype.

  • Mobile video chat code seen in new Facebook Messenger app

    Shortly after Facebook launched a Messenger app for smartphones on Tuesday, early users found partial code for a video chat component tucked away inside it.

  • WSJ: FTC investigation focused on Android, search

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which began an antitrust investigation into Google a month-and-a-half ago, is looking specifically at Google's relationship with Android handset makers and at whether Google favors its own services in search results, <a href="">the Wall Street Journal reported</a> on Wednesday.

  • Apple's device dominance drives e-book price-fixing lawsuit

    A Seattle law firm has targeted Apple in an e-book price-fixing lawsuit partly because of the company's dominance in smartphone and tablet sales, the firm's managing director said.

  • App makers may be exposing your sensitive data to hackers

    Some popular apps store sensitive data such as user names and passwords and credit card information in plain text on your phone's memory, making the data an easy target for hackers. A Chicago-based mobile forensics company called viaForensics recently found as much after completing an audit of dozens of the most popular apps on both iOS and Android platforms.

  • Wolfram latest to seek protection from Lodsys

    Wolfram Alpha on Tuesday became the latest company to ask a court to protect it from a lawsuit from Lodsys, the company that has been suing mobile application developers.

  • German court's ruling may pose long-term concerns over Android

    A German court's ruling on Monday that bars distribution of Samsung's Android-based Galaxy Tab 10.1 in most of Europe shocked many. It also raises some long-term licensing worries for Android globally, some believe.

  • ITC to investigate another Apple complaint against HTC

    HTC faces even more pressure from Apple, now that the U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to investigate another patent-infringement complaint against the Android phone maker.

  • Lenovo to release new Le tablet and smartphone in Q3

    Lenovo will launch a new tablet and smartphone during the third quarter in the Le series which has so far been launched only in China, according to a company spokesperson.

  • Scammers shift targets beyond the PC

    Career criminal Willie Sutton was often quoted saying that he robbed banks "because that's where the money is." The legend sounds good, but Sutton actually said in his biography, "Go where the money is...and go there often."

  • AMD sitting out smartphone market

    Advanced Micro Devices is not immediately chasing the market for smartphones as it does not align with the company's strength in technologies like graphics, according to an an executive

  • Android users least prepared for rise in mobile malware

    An explosion in mobile malware in the first half of 2011 has exponentially increased the chance of an Android device getting infected according to one study. Unfortunately for Android users, another study shows that they are the least aware of security concerns and least prepared to protect their smartphone or tablet from malware.

  • Hacker, 10, exposes iOS and Android games exploit

    A 10-year-old California girl's presentation at a hacker conference in Las Vegas is getting a lot of attention.

  • Oracle asks court to force Motorola to testify

    Oracle has asked an Illinois court to force Motorola to hand over information relevant to Oracle's lawsuit against Google.

  • First FBI mobile app aims to help find missing kids

    The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday <a href="">introduced its first mobile app</a>: an iPhone application aimed at helping parents whose children go missing.