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Rumor Mill: HTC's Facebook phone will preload Instagram, Messenger

Facebook is reportedly teaming with manufacturer HTC on a new social networking-themed smartphone that pre-installs a number of popular Facebook applications.

Report: Apple, Beats in talks to partner on streaming music service

Apple has met with audio technology firm Beats Electronics to explore a potential partnership involving Beats' forthcoming Daisy music streaming service,  Reuters  reports.

Tackling software security in the development phase

Last week in this space I questioned the need for greater government intrusion into private computer networks in the name of cybersecurity, when so little seems to be taking place to fix one of the biggest security culprits: insecure software. This week, I am pleasantly surprised to report on an important first step the government has taken to address that very culprit.

comScore: Windows Phone U.S. market share declines to 2.9%

Google's Android and Apple's iOS combined to dominate 89.7 percent of the U.S. smartphone market in the final weeks of 2012, according to a new report issued by digital research firm comScore.

Apple, Samsung dislodge Nokia to lead worldwide mobile Web usage

Apple now leads all mobile device vendors on global Internet usage, displacing Nokia for the first time ever in January, according to new research issued by StatCounter.

Verizon upgrades HTC ThunderBolt to Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Close to two years after first rolling out the HTC ThunderBolt to subscribers, Verizon Wireless is finally upgrading the device to Google's Android 4.0, a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich. The ThunderBolt--the first 4G LTE smartphone introduced--currently runs Android 2.3, or Gingerbread.

Android Jelly Bean expands to Verizon's Galaxy S III, Sprint's Evo 4G LTE

Google's Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean, is expanding to two high-profile smartphones: Verizon Wireless is updating Samsung Electronics' flagship Galaxy S III, while Sprint Nextel is upgrading its exclusive HTC Evo 4G LTE.

Windows Phone 8 users plagued by random reboots, freezes

Consumers are reporting random reboot and freezing issues impacting smartphones running Microsoft's new Windows Phone 8 operating system.

HTC: No Android Jelly Bean upgrade for devices under 512MB RAM

HTC revealed it will not update devices with 512MB RAM or less to run Google's Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean, citing user experience concerns.

With HTC dispute over, Apple can aim legal guns at Samsung

Apple and HTC settled their global patent lawsuit over the weekend and announced a 10-year licensing agreement that ends their two-year smartphone patent war. Now that the HTC battlefront has been closed down, Apple can point its big guns at Samsung.