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Free Windows Phones for Disgruntled Android Users

Microsoft wants to hear your Android-based horror stories… it may just land you a free Windows Phone device. Are you a disgruntled Android device owner who is just sick and tired of all that malware plaguing Google’s OS? Microsoft wants to hear all about it. In fact, the company may even give you a free …

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Testing shows proposed 4G network interferes with 75% of GPS devices

A proposed nationwide, open-access 4G wireless broadband network has hit another snag. Testing carried out by a federal agency at the behest of the Department of Defense, Federal Aviation Administration, and a handful of GPS makers showed that the proposed broadband service messed with the performance of 75 percent of the GPS receivers tested. According …

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AT&T, Sprint Sued by Customers Over Carrier IQ Tracking Software

AT&T Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp., Apple Inc. and T-Mobile USA were sued by mobile phone customers who claim that Carrier IQ Inc. tracking software installed on their phones violates U.S. wiretapping and computer fraud laws. The lawsuit cites a YouTube report by a technology blogger that purported to show that Carrier IQ software collects information …

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Microsoft says Windows Phones have had Siri-like functionality for over a year

Microsoft’s Craig Mundie said that the iPhone’s Siri voice recognition software is not new technology as a similar system has been available on the Windows Phone for over a year, and claims Apple marketed the capability to shift focus away from the iPhone 4S’s lack of new features. In an interview last week with Forbes, …

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