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Apple to rehire security expert in wake of showdown with FBI

Apple said its upcoming iPhone and iCloud services would be more secure thanks to its recent showdown with the FBI. Now, the Cupertino, California, company has rehired security expert Jon Callas.
Mobile

Alphabet exec Eric Schmidt uses an iPhone, but thinks the Galaxy S7 is better

Given his deep involvement with Google, it's somewhat of a surprise to hear that Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt actually uses an iPhone -- and he's proud of it. Still, the former Google CEO says Samsung's Galaxy S7 is the superior…
Mobile

U.S. House rejects bill that would have forced carriers to disclose a phone’s location

The Kelsey Smith Act did not pass the House of Representatives. The bill sought to force carriers, like Verizon and AT&T, to give up the location of a phone to law enforcement in emergency situations.
Mobile

Goodbye QWERTY! Wrio thinks it has the traditional mobile keyboard killer

The QWERY keyboard has served us well, but it's time to move on. So what's next? Wrio thinks it has the answer, offering a roomier keyboard with hexagonal keys. In fact, Wrio claims that the keyboard can help you type 20-70 percent faster.
Mobile

Google's Allo messaging app is on the Play Store, available for pre-registration

Google debuted a new app at its I/O 2016 keynote: Allo, a streamlined messaging app with machine learning smarts. It ties into Google's Knowledge Graph and Assistant for streamlining all sorts of tasks.
Apple

CEO Tim Cook: No, Apple won’t launch a mobile network of its own

Rumors have popped up over the years of Apple considering becoming a mobile carrier and pushing out the other carriers on the market. Tim Cook, however, says that this won't happen.
Mobile

OtterBox jumps on the modular train with a stylish iPhone case

OtterBox is doing something different with its new Universe Case System: modules. It still offers some decent protection, but swapping out upgrades is the priority. The amount of module support puts LG's G5 and Friends platform to shame.
Computing

Upcoming MacBook Pro update could kill function keys, replace them with touchscreen

Apple may be giving its MacBook Pro line a shot in the arm later this year, with a new touch-sensitive function bar, thinner, lighter design, and Touch ID security.
Mobile

Share the power and juice up your phones with the best USB charging hubs

A USB charging station allows you to conveniently charge multiple smartphones and tablets from a single outlet. Here are some of our favorite options currently on the market, from the likes of Aukey, TYLT, and Anker.
Mobile

Adonit’s Pixel stylus offers unique features when paired with compatible apps

Adonit has introduced a new stylus that works best when paired with compatible apps via Bluetooth. You'll get features to offset correction, accidental palm rejection, along with access to shortcut buttons like undo, redo, and…
Mobile

Best app deals of the day! 8 paid iPhone apps on sale for a limited time

Everyone likes free apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App…
Mobile

Quick, there’s a prototype iPhone 6 for sale on eBay

What's claimed to be a prototype iPhone 6 has been put up for sale on eBay. The device differs in several ways from a model you'd buy in a shop, and is currently attracting bids of at least $5,000.