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Confessions of a smartphone thief

Almost 2 billion people around the world use smartphones -- typically worth hundreds of dollars a pop on the black market. A former smartphone thief explains their allure to street criminals.

By November 24, 2014

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Laptop buying guide

The most important things to know when shopping for a new laptop, hybrid, or Windows tablet.

By November 27, 2013

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Google to encrypt data on new version of Android by default

Encryption has been optional since 2011, but Android L, due out later this year, will include activation procedures for automatic encryption.

By September 18, 2014

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How to protect your credit card online

Keep your credit card details away from prying eyes and avoid fraudulent transactions with these tips for shopping online.

By November 24, 2014

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Opera Mini to be default browser for Microsoft's feature phones

The Series 30+, Series 40 and Asha phones will now run Opera Mini fresh from the factory, while existing users will be encouraged to upgrade.

By August 21, 2014

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Ditch your phone's default calendar for one of these apps

Let's face it, the calendar app that came with your phone isn't always the best choice for managing your schedule. Replace it with one of these pretty and helpful alternatives.

By August 5, 2014

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Google can't be set as default search on some new Lumia phones -- report

The new Lumia 630 and 930 won't let users switch the default search option away from Bing, according to The Verge.

By July 15, 2014

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Soon-to-be-banned Chrome browser plug-ins get reprieve

Changing Web usage is hard. Google has granted a few extra months of leeway to those who rely on a handful of popular plug-ins, such as Silverlight, to extend what their browser can do.

By November 25, 2014

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Reset your Android phone to the default launcher

Few third-party launchers have an "exit" option. So how do you undo this change?

By April 28, 2014

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Firefox dumps Google for Yahoo

Yahoo aims to become a search leader once again as the default for Firefox browsers. Meanwhile, Amazon builds a robot army, and future phone screens may not shatter so easily.

By November 20, 2014