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Europe’s set to mandate common phone chargers — so where does this leave Apple?

Advertisement<p>18 Comments<p>This should be fun – the European Union is almost certain to force mobile device manufacturers, Apple(s aapl) included, to …

Outdated Magnetic Strips: How U.S. Credit Card Security Lags

Criminals may have stolen information from 40 million credit and debit cards used at Target. A possible weakness? The magnetic stripe on credit cards — which fraudsters can pull credit card numbers and expiration dates from to make counterfeit cards.<p>Other countries moved beyond this technology …

BlackBerry bringing Channels and Voice Chat to BBM for Android and iOS next year

Remember how excited you were for BBM to hit Android and iOS and then BlackBerry continued to fake us all out with imminent releases? Thankfully, that's now all in the past and BBM is a reality for those of us not on BB10 devices, but still its feature set leaves something to be desired. The good …

Microsoft Exec Charged With Insider Trading, SEC Alleges 400K In Illegal Gains

Reality is always better than fiction. Today the Securities and Exchange Commission charged a — now former — Microsoft “senior manager” with insider trading. The employee, Brian Jorgenson, is accused of working with a friend to trade Microsoft stock and shares of its partners ahead of news such as …

Android 4.4.2 KitKat rolling out to the Moto G

Last month Motorola pushed out KitKat to the Moto X at record speed, and earlier today the company even managed to bring the latest version of Android over to Verizon’s Droid Ultra, Mini and Maxx. Now they’ve done it once again: Android 4.4.2 KitKat is rolling out to the Moto G!<p>So what’s new here? …

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Pebble launching its own app store early next year

Pebble will launch an app store for its smartwatch early next year, offering a central location where users can find and install new watchfaces and third-party software. The "appstore" (Pebble is following Amazon's lead in condensing it to one word) will launch in early 2014 and be directly …

Why regulators are likely to reject a Sprint/T-Mobile deal

Reports have surfaced that Sprint is interested in acquiring T-Mobile, but T-Mobile's recent success with its "Uncarrier" strategy is likely to sway regulators to block any deal that takes T-Mobile out of the game.<p>When it comes to competition in the US mobile market, federal regulators see four as …

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