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7 cloud services that make great gifts

Not every great present comes wrapped in a box. These cloud-based gift ideas for the digital denizen in your life will add a little premium-level pizzazz to the party.

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Yahoo woos mobile developers with help on ads, reporting, more

Yahoo has updated its mobile development suite to give programmers more tools to build out their apps, including the introduction of real-time analytics, a way to embed advertisements, and connectivity to Tumblr.

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How an innovative mobile app uses location to track events

In Part 2 of his series on Innovation and the Cloud, writer Bernard Golden looks at how the ability to detect events by parsing information organized by location rather than individuals could be a game changer for any number of...

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Certifi-gate flaw in Android remote support tool exploited by screen recording app

An application hosted in Google Play until yesterday took advantage for months of a flaw in the TeamViewer remote support tool for Android in order to enable screen recording on older devices.

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How Facebook engineers conquer elusive app memory leaks

Facebook reveals techniques it used to reduced the number of elusive memory errors that would crash its iOS app

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Spotify CEO: Sorry about our super creepy new privacy policy

Spotify didn't mean to make it sound like it was forcing you to hand over access to your phone.

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Leaked Uber investor presentation shows 2015 bookings totaling almost $11 billion

The money Uber is taking in from booked rides will increase threefold this year to around $10.8 billion, according to an investor presentation that Reuters obtained.

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Giphy Cam app makes creating a GIF as simple as sharing a photo on Instagram

Can't find the perfect GIF online? Make it yourself!

Microsoft fires back at Google with Bing contextual search on Android

Microsoft has pre-empted a new feature Google plans to include in the next version of Android with an update released Thursday for the Bing Search app that lets users get information about what they're looking at by pressing and...

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Why you shouldn't install Facebook's iOS apps

Skip Facebook's iOS apps and just use Facebook in Safari instead.

Vulnerability in enterprise-managed iOS devices puts business data at risk

A vulnerability in the iOS sandbox for third party applications, like those installed by companies on their employees' devices, can expose sensitive configuration settings and credentials.

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Why you might want to use Apple Watch AND a Fitbit

CIO.com mobile tech reviewer James A. Martin explains his choice to wear both an Apple Watch and a Fitbit fitness tracker. Hint: It has a lot to do with the Watch's addictive three-circle Activity monitor and Fitbit's competitive...

Uber failed to screen out criminals from its drivers, prosecutors say

Uber has failed to screen out criminals from its drivers, prosecutors allege, including 25 drivers who had been convicted of crimes including murder, sex offenses, kidnapping, and assault.

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Tile Bluetooth tag helps locate misplaced keys, smartphones

The new Tile app and Bluetooth tracker offers several improvements over the first-generation product, including the ability to locate a missing smartphone and higher location-notification volume.

Another Uber driver sues, claiming unpaid wages

A California man who drives for Uber has sued the company in federal court, claiming he's owed unpaid wages under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.


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Google gives Hangouts a dedicated website

If you don't like Google+ or the Chrome Hangouts app now you have a new way to chat with your Google friends online.

Mozilla offers app to create Web pages on smartphones

It's for Android devices and available currently in four languages: Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, English and Indonesian

Mozilla offers app to create Web pages on smartphones

It's for Android devices and available currently in four languages: Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, English and Indonesian

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