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Microsoft Continues Cross-Platform Tear, Releases Outlook for iOS, Android

Microsoft today launched Outlook for iOS and Android, a rebranded version of startup Acompli's app, to replace the oft-derided Outlook Web App.

Apple hits Samsung at home, where it hurts

With China and Japan in its pocket, Apple is gaining in South Korea


Samsung smartphone business sees profit slide, some hopes in DRAM

The operating profit of its mobile business dropped 64 percent in the fourth quarter

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Boosted by iPhone 6 Sales, Apple Ties Samsung for Top Smartphone Rank

Samsung is losing market share to Apple and Chinese vendors.

Good wants to manage your smartphones for $3 a month, per user

The company's new Mangement Suite also includes a secure browser and an enterprise app store

Rooting Your Android Device: A Guide for the Accident-Prone

Want to get rid of bloatware, install a custom operating system and be the coolest Android user in your immediate circle? Read on.

Sony Mobile said to be planning 1,000 more job cuts

The staff reduction is reportedly an attempt to return the unit to profitability

Mobile World Congress rumor mill churns with reports of better screens, cameras

New flagship smartphones are getting 1440x2560-pixel screens

Modular smartphones could be reused as computer clusters

Circular Devices is already thinking beyond just its Puzzlephone concept

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Google Defends Policy That Leaves Most Android Devices Unpatched

Google defended its decision to stop patching WebView, a core component of Android, on versions older than 4.4, aka "KitKat."

Chinese smartphone brands conquer more of the market in 2014

Samsung and Apple, however, remained the two leading brands

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Hands-On With Boston's New Pay-by-Phone Parking App

Boston is piloting a new pay-by-phone parking system, and though it could translate into more work for parking officials, CIO.com's Al Sacco says it's easy to use, works well and eliminates an over-reliance on quarters.

Xiaomi beefs up its patent portfolio amid legal troubles in India

Xiaomi applied for over 2,000 patents last year

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16 Android Widgets to Make Your Smartphone and Tablet Better

If you're not using widgets, you're simply not realizing the true value of your Android smartphone or tablet. CIO.com's Al Sacco shares a collection of his favorite widgets, all free and all very much worth a download.

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Leading App Stores See Dramatic Increase in Business Apps

Business apps were among the most popular apps in 2014 in both Google Play and the Apple App Store, according to a new report on app store growth. And 2015 promises even more apps aimed at business users.

Hands-on with the Xiaomi Mi Note, a super-light phablet

The Xiaomi Note has an impressive thin design

Xiaomi's new phablet seeks to outdo Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

The new phablet, called the Xiaomi Note, will arrive Jan. 27.

Google cooks up a food-truck model to sell Project Ara smartphones

The first Project Ara trucks will be deployed in Puerto Rico

Spec showdown: Microsoft's Lumia 532 makes more sense than Samsung's Tizen-based Z1

Both smartphones cost below $100, but some tough choices have been made to get there

Say ‘Queso:’ Next Version of Google Translate App Adds Instant Visual Translation

The mobile version of Google Translate is about to get two impressive new features.

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