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Google lets developers temporarily work around Apple security protocols to keep ads running

Google is giving some developers a workaround to Apple's privacy protocols so they can keep selling mobile ads with their apps. Google later clarified that it was not trying to prioritize ads and ad revenue over security.

HTC delays widespread commercial launch of Vive VR headset to 2016

HTC's Vive virtual reality headset will not have a widespread commercial launch in 2015, as initially planned, with the launch slipping into 2016. HTC had previously said the Vive would be commercially released by year-end. 

T-Mobile: All Band 12 LTE devices on our network must support VoLTE, E911

T-Mobile US is not forcing smartphone makers to drop support for its 700 MHz A Block spectrum using LTE Band 12, as some reports have indicated, but it does require that OEMs that want to include Band 12 support also support Voice over LTE and E911 capabilities.

Rumor Mill: Apple's iPhone 6S will shoot 4K video, company won't release 4-inch iPhone 6c

Now that Apple has officially sent out invitations to its Sept. 9 media event in San Francisco, where it is widely expected to unveil the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus smartphones, a cavalcade of rumors is flooding out about what the company will and won't announce at the event.

Samsung Pay beta launches in U.S. as Apple expands mobile payments reach

Samsung Electronics opened up a public beta for its mobile payments service, Samsung Pay, ahead of its wider rollout next month. Meanwhile, Apple is expanding the number of locations that will accept its own mobile payments service, which has a significant head start.

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