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Wednesday August 27, 2014
Verizon Hops on the Voice-Over-LTE Bandwagon
Wireless provider Verizon is gearing up for a nationwide launch of its Voice-over-LTE service over the next several weeks, promising clearer and crisper phone calls and a Skype-like video service.

Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Law in California; Will Other States Follow?
California’s new law -- signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday -- aimed at deterring cellphone theft could mean most mobile phones sold in the U.S. will soon include similar “kill-switch” tech.

Secure Your Phone Without Passcodes
Passcodes are outdated. They're a pain to use, and they aren't secure when they are based on easy-to-guess digits. Fortunately, phone makers have started to come up with alternatives.

Apple To Replace 'Small Percentage' of iPhone 5 Batteries
If you've noticed your iPhone 5 isn't acting right, it might be because of a bad battery -- and you might be eligible for a replacement. Apple is offering new batteries, though only for a small percentage of users.

New Trend: Multitasking on Mobile Devices
Smartphones and tablets would be much more useful if they allowed us to multitask the way desktop and laptop computers do. While multi-tasking hasn't been a strong suit, that's starting to change.

Phone Apps Have a Tough Time Grabbing More Users
While the majority of smartphone users in the U.S. aren’t downloading any new apps, a small but active segment adds eight or more new apps every month, according to a new report.

Screen Shortage Briefly Puts Brakes on iPhone 6
RAM? Check. Antenna switch? Check. Screen? Oops. Parts suppliers for Apple have found themselves facing a shortage of screens for the new iPhone 6 as next month's release date for the new smartphone looms.

Bounty Offered to Coders for Oculus Rift Bugs
Coders who find bugs in software for the Oculus Rift VR immersive headset could receive a reward of at least $500 under Facebook's White Hat bounty program. Facebook acquired Oculus in March.

Tech Goodies To Bring Along on Trips
Whether traveling for work or pleasure, having your tech gadgets properly prepared can make all the difference. Did you sync calendars and contacts? Bring chargers? Download entertainment?

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