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iPhone users, U.K. carrier report bugs after iOS 6.1 upgrade

Battery drain and problems with Microsoft Exchange, plus 3G service on one European carrier, are causing headaches for iPhone users.

By February 8, 2013


Samsung's secret weapon in the mobile wars: Tizen

Meet the next mobile operating system getting a broad swath of support from industry players such as Sprint Nextel, NTT Docomo, and Intel.

By January 17, 2013


Samsung to sell first Tizen smartphone next year, report says

Tizen is an alternative Linux-based operating system seen as a more open platform that will rival Google's Android and Apple's iOS.

By December 31, 2012


News Corp. cans The Daily

iPad-only newspaper The Daily ends run, texting turns 20, and a Tumblr worm spams popular blogs.

By December 3, 2012


Olympics fans told to stop tweeting if they want TV

The International Olympic Committee tells enthusiasts in London that their texts and tweets are blocking data systems and messing up the TV coverage. CNET's Chris Matyszczyk offers up his unique take on this development.

By July 29, 2012


Rumor: Illusive white iPhone 4 to drop April 27

According to a couple European Web sites, Apple's white iPhone 4, the last year's unicorn consumer electronic product, finally has a date associated with its release.

By April 22, 2011


Vodafone: We were forced to send pro-Mubarak texts

Egyptian government of Hosni Mubarak forced carrier to send prescripted, propagandistic text messages during recent unrest, Vodafone says.

By February 3, 2011


LG Optimus 2X will be free with some Vodafone contracts

Committing to a £30.65-per-month contract will secure you a free LG Optimus 2X smart phone, according to Expansys. Not bad for a dual-core smart phone with a 500-quid price tag.

By January 24, 2011


Rumor: Apple's white iPhone 4 coming soon

According to two separate rumors, Apple has not given up on releasing a white iPhone 4.

By January 18, 2011


CNET to the Rescue: Mobile device advice

CNET cell phone editor Kent German joins Rescue to tell us how to ditch our landline phones and (maybe) our ISP, too. Plus, your mobile questions answered, like: Can I use a Kindle as a hot spot?

By November 10, 2010