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Is Your Next Driver’s License a Phone App?

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Starting next year, residents of Iowa will be able to use a smartphone app in place of their physical driver’s license. Iowa law enforcement officers will regard the app as official proof of identification, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT). “We are really moving forward on this,” DOT Director Paul Trombino told a state budget hearing, according to The Des Moines Register. “The way things are going, we may be the first in the nation.” To find automotive-related… continue…

Is Apple Cutting iPhone 5C Price a Sign of Desperation?

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Apple first rolled out the iPhone 5C in 2013 as a lower-cost alternative to the iPhone 5S. Why cut its price again? continue…

Blackphone Designed to Make Crypto Sexy, Simple

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The new SGP Technologies Blackphone is designed to be easy to use, without storing precious metadata. continue…

Apple’s iPhablet and the Empty Hype Machine

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As phablets grow in popularity, pundits are prodding Apple to enter that market. continue…

Christmas App Downloads Up, But Devices Reaching Saturation Point

According to analytics firm Flurry, the Christmas download spike is diminishing, suggesting tablet and smartphone saturation. continue…

Why Nokia’s Android Phone Isn’t a Pipe Dream

Nokia is working on an Android-based smartphone, according to reports. But would Microsoft actually allow it to release such a device? continue…

Intel Chairman: We Goofed, But We’re Fixing Things

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In a bid to create product for smaller, cheaper devices, Intel will release a “Sofia” chip in the second half of 2014. continue…

Smartwatches Could Prove a Short-Term Dud

Uninspiring features and design could harm the nascent category. continue…

BlackBerry Boots CEO Heins

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins is out, as the company seems to abandon selling itself to the highest bidder. continue…

KitKat: Google’s Weapon Against Apple

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The latest version of Android is a way for Google to curb some of its mobile ecosystem’s fragmentation, and increase Google Now’s usage. continue…