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New York calls on Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung to cut down on phone theft

New York calls on Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung to cut down on phone theft

Mobile phone theft is nothing new, and it happens more often than we think. In New York, especially, is where mobile phone thefts were said to be responsible for the city's increase in crime. As public safety officials continue to battle thefts, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sent an open letter to Apple, Google (including Motorola), Microsoft, and Samsung to see if they can help to cut down on phone theft.

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Nokia Asha 501 teased in tiny leak of a tiny budget phone

Nokia Asha 501 teased in tiny leak of a tiny budget phone

If you're in the market for a budget smartphone with Nokia's signature color splash in th near future, you may just be in luck. A leak of a stack of smartphones with the name Nokia Asha 501 has been pushed today with black, white, green, yellow, blue, and red on the docket for 2013. This release is likely to be announced officially inside the week if not early next week, this informed suggestion brought to you by waves of similar leak patterns taking place across this past year.

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Yahoo makes major cuts in services as Mobile ramps up

Yahoo makes major cuts in services as Mobile ramps up

This afternoon the folks at Yahoo have announced their intent to end services with Yahoo Deals, Yahoo SMS Alerts, Yahoo Kids, and the feature phone versions of Yahoo Mail and Messenger. While the smartphone versions of both Yahoo Messenger and Yahoo Mail will (of course) continue to roll forward, both the feature phone versions and legacy smartphone versions of these apps "will be going away", as Yahoo reports. This is all part of Yahoo's move into the mobile universe they've been vocal about this week more than once.

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Zuckerberg tips “phones designed around people, not apps”

Zuckerberg tips “phones designed around people, not apps”

We're here at Facebook's phone announcement, and they haven't yet announced anything, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg is on stage talking about phones and apps, and how people use their phones. Zuckerberg says that phones should be designed around people, and not the apps on the phones themselves, noting that Facebook wants to do that with smartphones today.

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The cellphone turns 40 years old today

The cellphone turns 40 years old today

Mobile phones may not be anything too special these days, but 40 years ago today, the world's first cellphone was just being born, and it was all the rage. On April 3, 1973, the first call from a cellphone was made by the inventor himself, Marty Cooper, where he called out to his rival: the head of the research department at Bell Labs, Joel Engel.

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