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NFC Token for Android Smartphones

With the aid of key fob token YubiKey Neo, supported smartphone apps can be protected with a one-time password. To unlock items such as password safe app LastPass, the token is simply brushed across the back of the phone...

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Samsung Announces Drive Link, a Car-Friendly App With MirrorLink Integration

Until self-driving cars become mainstream, it's best to keep eyes on roads and hands off phones. With this in mind, Samsung's debuting Drive Link, an app that balances in-car essentials with driver safety, complete with approval from the no-nonsense Japanese Automotive Manufacturers Association. It's all about the bare essentials -- navigation, hands-free calling and audiotainment from your phone-based files or...

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Apple Seeks US Ban on 8 Samsung Devices

After its patent victory over Samsung in a U.S. court, Cupertino followed that up by filing a court request to ban the sale of eight phones made by the Korean company in the country, including its Galaxy S II and Galaxy S II 4G.

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Samsung's Android Phone Strategy Can Withstand a Legal Setback

The news of Apple's legal victory over Samsung is still making its way through the tech world. In case you missed it, a jury has sided with Apple on most of its patent infringement claims against Samsung, and has awarded Apple more than $1 billion in damages. Many of the specific findings surround design decisions in smartphones that Samsung has produced, but a lot of people are also wondering if the victory represents a win over the Android platform that Samsung focuses its smartphone strategy on. According to Google, though, most of the patents at issue in the Apple vs. Samsung skirmish do not extend to the core Android operating system. As PCMag notes: "The court of appeals will review both infringement and the validity of the patent claims,' a...

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Samsung Goes Big With 5.8-inch Galaxy Player

Ahead of the IFA show, the company upsizes its Android device for playing music, video, and games. It's edging closer toward the Nexus 7 mini-tablet territory. [Read more]...

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