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Microsoft's new app lets you log in to your computer by using Bluetooth and your smartphone

Microsoft's updated Authenticator app, which isn't yet publicly available, lets you log into a Windows 10 machine by pairing your smartphone via Bluetooth. It's the company's latest attempt to replace passwords with a more convenient…
Mobile

25 percent of smartphone users have ad blockers, according to survey

A new survey released by Tune suggests that as many as 25 percent of smartphone users in the U.S. and Europe have ad blockers installed, a figure that is sure to feed into the debate surrounding ad blockers and publishers.
Mobile

Why doodling on your phone’s screen is better than a password

Researchers from Rutger University have shown that using a free-form gesture to secure apps on your smartphone is easier, faster, and equally as secure as using a text-based password.
Mobile

Satechi's magnetic phone mount for your car may be sleek, but it's not strong enough to secure big phones

In-car smartphone mounts are usually big, ugly, spidery messes of plastic and metal. Not so with the Satechi Magnet Vent Mount, which is small, subtle, and attractively designed. However, does it still do the job?
Mobile

The $4 smartphone in India is probably too good to be true

After being stunned by the mere existence of a $4 smartphone in southeast Asia, market experts and analysts are now crying foul play on this deal that drives home the point: when things seem too good to be true, they probably are.
Mobile

Xiaomi plans to use smartphone chips designed in-house in the second half of 2016

Xiaomi, China’s leader in smartphone shipments in 2015, has aspirations to be a chipmaker this year. This would put Xiaomi in the same boat as Apple, Samsung, and Huawei, which also design chips in-house.
Mobile

Cheetah Mobile, makers of the Clean Master app, may be collaborating on a phone

Cheetah Mobile, responsible for Android apps like Clean Master, may be working on a smartphone project with Chinese brand Cubot, where its software will come pre-installed. The result may be revealed at Mobile World Congress.
Mobile

$300 buys you this overweight Nexus lookalike, and it’s really good

Importing a smartphone can be a huge risk, but when you choose the right phone, you can snag a real bargain. The Elephone Vowney may not have a familiar name, but it does have the right specs. Here’s what it’s like to use.
Mobile

Bill Murray hurls fans’ smartphones off rooftop

Dealing with smartphone-wielding fans requesting a selfie or a video shot is par for the course for today's celebrities. Bill Murray, however, wasn't in the mood for it on Friday night, hurling the phones of several fans off the top of a…
Social Media

3G internet just arrived for Myanmar farmers, but they've had Facebook for ages

While Google and Twitter might vie for users in the West, in Myanmar no one has even heard of it. They're Facebook users through and through and have had active accounts well before they had access to 3G internet.
Mobile

Hands-on with the HDR-beating QuantumFilm camera sensor 7:32

InVisage, a technology company, has announced a new type of smartphone camera sensor called QuantumFilm. It's coming to smartphones and digital cameras soon, and will bring a film-like look to pictures taken with them. We saw it…