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Fitbit ranks the fittest countries and U.S. cities

Are you sitting down? Probably. The results of anonymous, aggregated, global Fitbit user data reveals that the U.S. needs to seriously step up its game.

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Google moves Android out of the app and into the auto with Volvo, Audi partnerships

Google has announced new partnerships with Audi and Volvo to deliver an Android-powered console and infotainment system built into their cars.

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Lyft riders may get early taste of self-driving tech from Google's Waymo

Cars driving for ride-hailing service Lyft may soon sport lidar sensors alongside the pink logo and Amp dash display.

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WWDC wish list: What we’d like from the Siri Speaker

Impeccable security, more third-party integrations, and a camera that turns off easily are on the top of our list.

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Escape from Flatland: Microsoft’s new UI approach

Microsoft's Fluid Design System concept will help developers create apps for a multitude of systems and input types

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Why you need to stop comparing Snap to Facebook

Snap’s short life as a public company took a turn for the worse this week. While dramatic slides in value aren’t unprecedented for new publicly traded social firms, Snap does have some perception problems to address.

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How an AI caddie could improve your golf game

Arccos Golf is leveraging the data generated by its golf performance tracking system to provide a subscription-based artificial intelligence caddie to help golfers make data-driven decisions on the course.

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Uber offers taxi service, not software as a service, says EU court official

Uber operates a transport service, not a software service, and so can be subject to taxi licensing regulations, the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union has advised.

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Microsoft's big data solves golf's mysteries in the Arccos Caddie app

Microsoft showed the Arccos Caddie app at build to demonstrate the data-crunching powers of its Azure cloud service—in this case, collecting data to help you play better golf.

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Apple quietly acquires Beddit’s sleep-tracking monitor and iOS app

Beddit uses a $150 sleep monitor to track your sleeping patterns, down to how much you snore.

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3 top travel apps worth revisiting

TripAdvisor, Kayak, and TripIt have been around for years. But they keep getting more powerful and more useful with new features.

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Why some people are willing to pay for a mobile app

A look at who will and who won’t pay for an app and what it means for mobile app developers.

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UK seeks end to end-to-end encryption

It could put an end to end-to-end encryption: The U.K. government wants telecommunications providers to help it tap their customers' communications, removing any encryption the provider applied.

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Uber may be under a US federal criminal probe for its ‘Greyball’ tool

Uber Technologies is reportedly under a criminal investigation by federal prosecutors in the U.S. over its use of secret software, which helped the company avoid officials seeking rides to investigate the ride-hailing service,...

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Buyer’s Guide: Mobile app development services can be risky

Buyers of mobile app development services will face a highly fragmented market with lots of small players that could default, according to IBISWorld. Download this free procurement report, which analyzes the vendors, pricing trends...

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Four Android apps that put SMS on your desktop

Keep the conversation going without having to pick up your phone with these desktop and web-based applications.

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Phone smarts: 6 essential tips for Android users

Boost your Android IQ with this practical guide to making your phone more useful and less annoying

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As smartphone time dominates, branding imperatives shift

Commentary on consumer brand interaction on smartphones with an eye on the shift from apps to bots.

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