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Apple, Google and more commit to smartphone kill switch

Apple, Google and more commit to smartphone kill switch

Apple, Google, HTC, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, and the main US carriers have committed to implementing a cellphone "kill switch" on every new device made after July 2015, allowing owners to remotely wipe, lock, or brick their smartphone if lost or stolen. The agreement, dubbed the "Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment", will mean every participating vendor and carrier will offer an app for managing remote device security, and is intended to challenge the market for stolen phones.

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Viper Smartkey locks and unlocks your car using your smartphone

Viper Smartkey locks and unlocks your car using your smartphone

If you have ever wished your car would unlock the doors when you walk up to it and lock the doors when you walk away, Viper has a slick product you will like. The product is called the Viper Smartkey and it works with your smartphone to turn your keyless entry system into an automated affair. Using this system, you won't have to press a button on the door of your car or fish for a key fob to lock or unlock doors.

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Smartphone growth slowing warns IDC (and emerging markets aren’t helping)

Smartphone growth slowing warns IDC (and emerging markets aren’t helping)

The explosive growth of smartphones will slow over the next four years, IDC analysts predict, with Android dominating in bulk but iOS making the most money from each handset buyer. Emerging markets, though adding to the smartphone count in numbers in 2014, IDC suggests, will still leave high-end devices struggling to find as many buyers as before. "New markets for growth bring different rules to play by" IDC's Ryan Reith says, "and 'premium' will not be a major factor in the regions driving overall market growth."

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