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Apple names its picks for best apps of the year

The App Store editors announced 2016's best apps and games for iOS platforms. Did your favorites make the list?

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5 questions to ask your retail clients about GPS tracking and geolocation

As retailers and marketing consultants roll out GPS tracking, iBeacons and other tracking tools, those charged with implementing and understating tracking programs and technologies probably have a few questions. How does it work? Does...

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CIOs assess how Apple and Google approach enterprise apps

Apple and Google both have unique ideas about how enterprises should develop apps for business, and each approach may appeal to IT organizations for a number of different reasons.

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Google Photos tips and tricks

Google Photos has some powerful tools for tweaking and editing images. We show you how to take advantage of them to enhance and display your photos.

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Amazon wants you to grab and go

Amazon is opening up a brick-and-mortar store in Seattle that allows customers to check in with their Amazon account and make purchases without having to wait in line.

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Amazon replaces cashiers with AI and computer learning

Amazon is opening up a brick-and-mortar store in Seattle that allows customers to purchase items by simply picking them up.

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Interactive GIS map helps victims of Gatlinburg wildfires

The recent wildfires around Gatlinburg, Tenn. led to the creation of an interactive online map that allowed evacuated residents to remotely pinpoint which structures were spared or destroyed.

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Dropbox boosts mobile productivity with offline folder support

Users who need to make sure they can get access to files stored in Dropbox while they're on the go and away from the web have a new feature to help with that. The company announced Tuesday that users of its mobile apps will soon be...

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App developers not ready for iOS transport security requirements

A month before Apple is expected to enforce stricter security requirements for app communications in iOS, enterprise developers don't seem ready to embrace them, a new study shows.

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Tell-tale toys open bedroom door to strangers, consumer groups warn

Internet-connected toys subject children to hidden marketing messages and allow strangers to converse with them from a distance, consumer rights groups say.

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Microsoft Word vs. Google Docs: Which works better for business?

Has Google Docs caught up to Microsoft Word as an enterprise productivity application? We compare the two word processors to see which wins in today's online environment.

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Amazon Go aims to change retail by eliminating check-out lines

Amazon.com is using technology to try to change the shopping experience, and the retail industry in general, by eliminating check-out lines.

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After warehouse staff, Amazon to replace store clerks with robots

Amazon.com is still figuring out how to use robots to fill store shelves, but it's about done with clerks. Next year, the company will open a convenience store in Seattle where shoppers can walk in, take what they want -- and leave.

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iOS: Should Apple control stalkerware?

Some iOS apps only provide the options “Always" or “Never” when it comes to tracking a user’s location. Does Apple need to force all apps to offer a “While Using the App” option?

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Severe AirDroid vulnerability threatens tens of millions of Android users

A serious security issue in the latest release exposes personal information to attackers.

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Find lost items faster with Chipolo Plus Bluetooth tracker

Chipolo Plus is supposedly the loudest Bluetooth item tracker available today, and its chirpy tune can be heard from a greater distance than other similar trackers.

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Apple will start blocking those iCloud Calendar spam invites

Apple is actively working to address the Calendar spam invites. Here's a fix in the meantime.

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Finland's largest airline inks iOS deal with Apple and IBM

Finnair will work with Apple and IBM to develop a set of enterprise iOS apps for airplane mechanics and their supervisions. The software is expected to be available in early 2017.

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