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Sleeping with smartphones, and other vices

Consumers around the world admit it: they sleep with their smartphone, take it in the shower, and would rescue the device from a fire before saving the family cat.


Twitter shares dive on word of growth challenges

Twitter shares hit the slide on Tuesday as executives warned that the messaging service’s path to mainstream popularity would be a long one.


Android flaw lets hackers break in with a text message

Cyber security firm Zimperium on Monday warned of a flaw in the world's most popular smartphone operating system that lets hackers take control with a text message.


Google throttles back vision for its social network

Google on Monday said it is throttling back on its vision of having profiles at its social network serve as people's identities across its range of online offerings.


Can Samsung push wireless charging further into the mainstream?

The Samsung SE370 is the first world's first computer monitor that can double as a wireless battery charger for a smartphone, tablet or even a smartwatch.


Microsoft aims to reboot connections with Windows 10

Microsoft is aiming to build lasting relationships with Windows 10, the operating system to be launched on Wednesday and seen as critical to reviving the fortunes of the once-dominant tech giant.


Smartwatches open new hacking risk: study

The surging market for smartwatches opens up new ground for hackers, according to researchers who found vulnerabilities in all the devices they tested.


Samsung keeps top spot as smartphone market grows

Samsung remained the top global smartphone vendor in the second quarter despite slowing sales, while Apple and Chinese manufacturers boosted market share, a survey showed Thursday.


Google lets users map their steps

oogle on Wednesday began letting smartphone users automatically map where they have been.


Everything you ever wanted to know about switching from Android to iPhone but were afraid to ask

Apple managed to sell a rather remarkable 47.5 million iPhones over the past three months, traditionally the quietest quarter of the year from a retail perspective. But as well as continued explosive growth in China, Tim Cook, the company's CEO, put much of the performance down to what he describes as "Android Switchers."


 

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