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FCC and Lookout launch the Smartphone Security Checker

The FCC, along with some contributor partners have recently launched a tool aimed at smartphone users. Or more specifically, new smartphone users. The tool can be found on the FCC website and is called Smartphone Security Checker. This tool is available for Android users (as well as other mobile operating systems) and offers advise and suggestions on how to secure your smartphone.

Text-to-911 emergency services coming to US carriers in 2014

New details have confirmed that the big 4 US phone carriers have agreed to rollout a brand new service in a joint effort with the 911 Association (NENA) that will allow text-to-911 emergency services. Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and the Now Network have all agreed to offer this come 2014. With text messages being such a huge part of daily life we're surprised this didn't happen sooner.

Samsung Galaxy Premier clears the NCC, shows its hardware

The new Samsung Galaxy Premier (GT-i9260) has been spotted a few times as of late, but only in a few leaked benchmarks, and official press photos. Today however, Samsung's new mid-range device has cleared the Taiwan NCC, their FCC equivalent, and along with it we're getting multiple pictures of the actual hardware. Check out this 4.65-inch Galaxy smartphone below.