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US Senators now backing “kill switch” proposal

In a rather strange turn of events, lawmakers across the country are now trying to put their weight behind the almost aborted kill switch solution to smartphone theft. This new push came after California lawmakers proposed making it mandatory for smartphones sold in the state of California only.

California plans to mandate kill switch anti-theft measure

While the proposed kill switch feature has practically failed to be widely implemented, the state of California might be making a rather bold move that would, in effect, make it mandatory. If approved, the proposed law will require phone makers to include a software kill switch in any smartphone sold within the state starting January 1, 2015 or be fined $2,500 for each device sold.

Know My App website by CTIA shows how much data your favorite apps consume

There is no doubt that mobile data usage is growing at a rapid pace, but users who are still adjusting to the trend my not be fully aware of the literal cost of their new adopted lifestyle. Carriers are coming to the rescue with a new Know My App website that tries to give users an idea of just how much data is being used by some of the most popular mobile apps on the market.

New FCC Chairman wants unlocking devices to be easier

Late last year, we were embroiled in debate considering what ownership of a mobile device was. By blocking us from unlocking a device without permission from our carriers, the Library of Congress opened up a can of worms. While an important step in understanding our relationship with the carrier, it infuriated many consumers.

Otterbox Defender and Commuter GALAXY S 4 case hands-on

We're here in Vegas for CTIA 2013, where the latest and greatest in mobile devices and accessories are shown off to the masses. Things officially get kicked off tomorrow but here at ShowStoppers tonight we ran into Otterbox and quickly got a glance at their new cases for the GALAXY S 4. With it being the hottest new phone, and everyone loving Otterbox we figured a few pictures were in order.
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