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SamsaraJS: Famo.us fork juices mobile Web UIs

The library provides native-like app experiences and takes on the mobile Web's performance issues

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3 reasons to buy Fitbit's new Alta band, and 2 reasons not to

Fitbit Alta is an updated version of the company's popular Flex wristband with some valuable new features other Fitbits lack, but the new band isn't well suited for serious athletes.

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Here’s how Nintendo will get people to use its smartphone apps

Nintendo's first smartphone app arrives in March with a new rewards scheme to get players hooked.

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Why Microsoft continues to embrace the freemium model

Microsoft's business strategy for the cloud appears to amount to this: ‘Be more like Apple.’ Here’s why that approach works.

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Microsoft confirms SwiftKey buy, says it will continue developing Android and iOS apps

Microsoft is buying SwiftKey, the developer of a popular software keyboard for Android and iOS phones -- even though it already has its own software keyboard, Word Flow.

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Microsoft reportedly buying AI-powered software keyboard maker SwiftKey

Microsoft will pay around $250 million to acquire SwiftKey, the company behind a popular keyboard for iOS and Android, according to a report in the Financial Times Tuesday.

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The only apps you need to keep up with the 2016 presidential race

These three free apps for Android and iOS are must-haves for politics junkies who could use some assistance navigating the 2016 presidential campaign trail.

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AdWords for iOS gives marketers easy access to campaign stats

Google finally released an AdWords app for iPhone and iPad. Though the software is a must-have for AdWords campaign marketers, it lacks many features found in the full desktop version.

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Virtual assistants: They're made out of people!

The responses from virtual assistants are far more human than most of us assume. In fact, every response is carefully crafted by a person or a team of people.

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OneNote for Mac gets new ability to insert shapes, search capabilities

Microsoft updated its OneNote notetaking software on Friday, releasing a handful of updates primarily aimed at improving the experience of using the product on the Mac.

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Despite solid Office upgrades, Google still beats Microsoft at collaboration

Both Google and Microsoft released new app enhancements this week designed to make it easier to collaborate on documents. However, Google's updates to its Docs, Sheets, and Slides mobile apps enable more effective real-time...

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Facebook masters mobile, carrying company to record earnings

Facebook's efforts to figure out how users want to connect when they're on the move is paying off. The social network's latest earnings report show that mobile is carrying the company, pushing it to record fourth-quarter results.

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How to measure the success of enterprise mobile apps

If you’re not testing the performance of the mobile apps your company is deploying, you may be driving your employees into the shadows.

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Outlook for iOS gets a calendar widget as Sunrise's sunset looms

Microsoft quietly updated Outlook for iOS on Wednesday, with support for a calendar widget that makes it easy to see your schedule at a glance.

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Google Docs, Sheets and Slides get better mobile commenting

One of the key components of the Google Apps productivity suite has been the tech giant's focus on providing collaboration tools so that people can work on the same document together, wherever they happen to be. Those capabilities got...

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3 uplifting apps to destroy the winter doldrums

Despite some potential Super Bowl excitement, 2016 got off to a rocky start. These three apps can help forget about the stock market, the snow, some high-profile celebrity deaths and all of the other winter unpleasantries.

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Microsoft's Garage has developed a new iPhone app that aims to be your news feed for work

Microsoft wants to provide a news feed on the iPhone for users' business interests, thanks to a project called News Pro from the company's Garage internal incubator.

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3 lessons CIOs can learn from Kim Kardashian

I’ve previously shared a glimpse into the kind of data that motivates venture capital to hunt for industries with “weak mobile flanks” to attack.  I’ve offered case studies to help companies get beyond the “mobile web versus app...

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