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Cortana for iOS beta arrives (but it isn't for everyone)

Only 2,000 testers will be able to use the beta of Microsoft's virtual assistant for iOS. The rest of us will have to wait until the official public release.

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How to get the best Black Friday deals on your Android phone

Learn which apps and services you need to pay attention to in order to survive one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

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Gimmicky Thermos connected water bottle is actually very useful

Despite proven health benefits, most people don't drink enough water and very few take the time to manually track the amount they drink each day. A new connected water bottle is designed to solve these problems — and it works well. ...

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Cinnabon seeks customer insights to boost stickiness

The Bakery chain is piloting iPads, Apple Pay and cloud software in several stores, as part of a digital refresh to bolster the Focus Brands property's fortunes. The systems will funnel data into a data warehouse, ostensibly to...

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Dragon Anywhere app gets advanced dictation, formatting features

Devoted Dragon desktop software users will appreciate the new $15-per-month, cloud-based Anywhere service, which provides on-the-go text dictation and document formatting (on Android), but the premium features are overkill for most...

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8 Black Friday iPhone apps to help you shop smarter

It's a jungle out there. Let these apps be your machete through every Black Friday ad, with built-in shopping lists and expert advice too.

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Pull off an amazing Thanksgiving feast with these 12 Android apps

From finding recipes to shopping, cooking, and planning décor, we've got you covered.

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Samsung Pay support expands to Chase Visa, multiple Credit Unions

Samsung is also offering a $100 gift card to its online store for those who give the service a trial run.

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Apple and app streaming: Unlikely, but never say never

Apple is unlikely to follow Google into app streaming unless the model gains significant traction with consumers.


5 mobile apps to help you survive (and thrive) this Thanksgiving

These five free mobile apps for Android and iOS devices can help you shop for holiday groceries and gifts, find the best routes to wherever you're going, work off desserts and, if you must, count calories.

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Microsoft is having a ridiculous 10-cent sale on movies, music, games, and apps

Attention Windows 10 users: Microsoft is offering massive deals on over 1000 items in the Windows Store through November 29th.

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Free up storage space with new Google Photos features

New options let you delete the offline version of backed-up images and downgrade the quality from photos saved to your cloud.


Rhapsody music streaming app gets in-car mode

Rhapsody's auto mode provides big buttons and quick playlists to help keep eyes on the road.

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IBM Watson Trend iOS app promises Black Friday insights, but mostly fails

The new Watson Trend app puts IBM's machine-learning, natural-language-processing, big-data-crunching platform to work for you to help you find information on products of interest. Unfortunately, the 'insights' it provides are mostly...

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Adobe kills off its photo-sharing service Revel

Adobe is shutting off the free tier and going all-in on the Creative Cloud Photography plan.


Uber’s Business Profiles make it easier to expense a ride

Uber's new Business Profiles let users pay with a separate credit card and generate expense reports.

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Some third-party apps are losing access to your Instagram feed

You can still use apps to edit photos and share them to Instagram, but the company is being more selective about which apps have access.

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App claims to cut onboarding costs and time

Onboarding new employees is vital if you want them to stick around, but it's also time-consuming and expensive. Tasytt looks to eliminate some of the burden and cost associated with this critical process for new employees.

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