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Report: Adult video usage forecast to grow to 136B views globally by end 2015

Over 136 billion adult videos will be watched in 2015 alone, with the figure set to grow to 193 billion by 2020.

AT&T offers $200 bill credit for new and existing customers who choose Next plan

In a last-gasp effort to boost its second-quarter subscriber and smartphone sales numbers, AT&T Mobility said customers can get a $200 bill credit when they buy a smartphone through its Next equipment installment plan and activate a new line of service. The offer applies to both new and existing customers--but the two-day only deal ends today.

Analysts: Samsung, HTC and OEMs in general are losers in shift to equipment installment plans

U.S. carriers' embrace of equipment installment plans, and consumers' newfound appetite for such plans, helps operators' bottom lines. But analysts say that as consumers hold onto their phones for longer than they used to under two-year contracts, it is likely going to cause pain for smartphone makers that had grown accustomed to consumers upgrading to new phones more often.

Coming to terms with the Uber effect

Burning tyres on roads; blocking traffic; causing mayhem--all typical reactions by taxi drivers to the UberPop service. However, innovative apps like Uber are opening up new opportunities in traditional industries that are now impossible to ignore.

Report: Apple to start ramping up production of new iPhones with pressure-sensitive 'Force Touch' technology

The Force (touch) appears to be with Apple. The company has started early production of new iPhone models with its "Force Touch" feature, which can sense how hard users are pressing down on a screen, according to a  Bloomberg  report.

Samsung Electronics develops technique that almost doubles smartphone battery life

Samsung Electronics' researchers unveiled a new process for constructing Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) batteries that they said could almost double the life of the power sources for smartphones and electric cars.

Apple inventions could signal new geofencing features for iPhone

Two Apple patent applications were published last week that demonstrate Apple's ongoing interest in mobile device location sharing, including one that details a new form of indoor request-and-answer location notifications reliant on node-based triangulation, according to  AppleInsider. 

Strategy Analytics: iOS, Android to power 96% of smartphones in 2015

According to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics, global smartphone sales will grow more than 8 percent next year. And iOS and Android will power the vast majority of those phones.

Ericsson says communications remains dominant smartphone service

Ericsson's ConsumerLab announced that communications services remain the most used function on smartphones, accounting for at least 30 per cent of the time users spend using their device.

T-Mobile unveils 'Jump On Demand' program, lets customers upgrade 3 times per year

T-Mobile US introduced a new version of the "Jump!" handset upgrade program that will let customers upgrade their smartphones up to three times every 12 months.