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Amazon’s Alexa lands on the Mate 9 at last, but with more hoops and fewer skills

An over-the-air update to the Mate 9 will deliver Amazon's Alexa to the phone, but you'll need to launch an app every time you want to ask something.

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Airbnb adopts new brand name Aibiying in China

Airbnb will rebrand its short-term home rental service in China as “Aibiying” and triple the size of its workforce in the country as it tries to woo a large but complex market for foreign tech companies.

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Peelytics turns peeing into a way to promote products

Not many companies would want you to pee on their product, but one at Cebit positively encourages it.

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Why your small business needs a mobile app

Many small businesses are unsure whether they need a mobile app, many believing that their mobile website is enough. Are you staying relevant?

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McDonald’s India asks users to update app after data leak report

McDonald’s India operation asked users to upgrade their McDelivery app as a 'precautionary measure' after a security firm said it had found that it was leaking personal data of over 2.2 million users.

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LiquidText update a must-have for iPad Pro

Annotating PDFs just got a lot cooler, thanks to the latest version of LiquidText. The cleverly designed iPad-only app now allows freehand drawing.

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Amazon brings Alexa to its main iOS app to help iPhone users shop and track orders

Siri who? iPhone users can now ask Alexa to track a package or play a Prime video.

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10 offbeat trackers and wacky wearables

This year promises a variety of activity trackers and wearables that aren’t your usual Fitbit gadget, including a device that detects radiation from nuclear power plants to a smartwatch that runs on body heat -- there's even a device...

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Carry-on bag promises to hold garments, gadgets and charger

Want one bag to carry hanging garments and recharge your smartphone? Genius Pack's carry-on duffle might fit your needs — but expect a few wrinkles..

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Review: Microsoft Teams almost as bad as its beta

Despite the beta feedback, Microsoft cuts corners on user interface, functionality, and cross-platform support. When will it learn?

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Are truly wireless earbuds (like AirPods) safe?

Truly wireless earbuds are having a moment. But does wearing tiny transmitters in your ears pose health risks? Experts are divided.

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How CIOs cope when mobile app development goes rogue

Business units often develop mobile apps on their own, turning to IT only when things go wrong. Better governance around business units and their mobile app demands can help alleviate the worst pain points.

IDG.TV Live @ SXSW Presented by the UK'S Department for International Trade | Day 1

Join host Jimmy Conrad at Great Britain House at SXSW as he talks to innovative British tech companies Plansnap and Kymira. This program presented by the UK's Department for International Trade. The companies...

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Microsoft updates Cortana for iOS with a fresh look

Microsoft gave its Cortana app for iOS a facelift Friday, replacing its old black and blue aesthetic with a new look that puts the assistant’s key features at users’ fingertips.

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Google splits Hangouts in half

Google introduced a rebuilt Hangouts for the enterprise and added features to its G Suite productivity apps at Google Cloud Next.

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Apple and SAP hope to create a new class of iOS developers

Apple and SAP are looking to foster a new breed of enterprise iOS developers by simplifying backend systems integrations and moving business services to the cloud.

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Facebook’s Messenger Day is yet another Snapchat clone—but with a twist

Messenger is the latest Facebook property to integrate Snapchat-style slideshows, but this time they’re intended to help you meet up with friends in real life.

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Uber gets permit to test autonomous cars in California

Uber Technologies’ autonomous cars could be returning to California soon after state authorities permitted the company to test the vehicles.

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