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CM10 Preview Builds Out for Nexus 7 and Galaxy Note: Official but Experimental

Ready for the latest bout of XDA Recognized goodness? If you own a Nexus 7 or Galaxy Note (oh yeah) then you'll find official preview builds of CyanogenMod 10 for each device at the source links below. They'll bring some added sparkle, like an almost-buttery version of Jelly Bean on...

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Apple Buys Samsung’s Android Security Partner AuthenTec For $356M

Amid fierce smartphone competition between Samsung and Apple that has spilled into a multinational patent battle, it looks like Apple may have opened yet another front on the M&A side: it is buying mobile security company AuthenTec — which had only just signed a deal with Samsung for Android devices — for $365 million. AuthenTec, among other things, makes fingerprint sensor chips that are used for security and identification purposes; these are embedded in computing devices. 

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Facebook, HTC Developing Smartphone for 2013 Launch: Report

As Facebook users switch from the desktop to mobile platforms, the company is struggling to sustain ad revenue.

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Android and Nokia Smartphones Hijacked Via NFC

At the Black Hat information security conference in Las Vegas, security specialist Charlie Miller has demonstrated how different manufacturers' smartphones can be infected with malicious code via the Near Field Communication (NFC) standard [--] without the need for any interaction with the smartphone owner...

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Nokia Quietly Kills Linux-Based Meltemi, Report Says

According to a new report, Meltemi was supposed to be Linux-based and replace the Series 40 software found in feature phones. [Read more]...

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