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15 Must-Have Android, iOS Apps for Business Travelers

Seasoned business travelers share their favorite Android and iOS apps for booking flights and hotels, navigating airports and unfamiliar cities, staying in touch while on the move, and much more.

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Good Ol' Piggy Bank Better for Saving Cash Than 'Acorns' Android, iOS Apps

The Acorns app for Android and iOS is designed to make it simple to save your spare change. Its concept is a good one, but the app's troublesome sign-up process needs work, according to reviewer James A. Martin.

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Apple Pay Hits U.S. Stores Monday -- Assuming Buyers Can Find Anywhere to Use it

Apple Pay launches on Monday in the U.S., giving buyers new technology to make in-store and online payments using NFC-ready iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones. But will enough stores participate?

Alibaba partners with U.S.-based Quixey for mobile app search in China

Alibaba had previously provided funding to Quixey last year

Anonymous sharing app Whisper under a cloud over user location data

The app is accused by The Guardian of tracking users' locations

Mobile device and date use skyrockets, US gov't survey says

US residents are increasingly using mobile phones for downloading, email and other apps, the NTIA says

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3 Great iOS Apps That Use Apple's Touch ID Finger Scanner

Apple's Touch ID fingerprint reader is now available on iPads, in addition to iPhones. These three iOS apps make good use of the biometric security technology. Dubs 'Puls' Wearable a Bracelet, Not a Smartwatch, during an interview, explained the thinking behind his wearable device smartwatch on display 2's Beast of a Smartwatch Makes Calls Without a Phone

But it does need a data plan from AT&T in the U.S. or from O2 in the U.K.

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'Rotten WiFi' Network-Rating App Deserves Rotten Tomatoes

The Rotten WiFi Android and iOS apps rank Wi-Fi networks based on speed tests and let users add comments. Unfortunately, the apps fall short in several ways, according to reviewer James A. Martin.

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Parse Delivers on Mobile Apps, But Not for Business

Facebook's MBaaS shines for consumer mobile applications, but misses some must-haves for business apps gives mobile app development a 'Lightning' strike

The next generation of the Salesforce1 platform is announced at Dreamforce

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Would an Anonymous App From Facebook be Creepy or Smart?

Facebook is preparing to launch a mobile app that would enable users to interact online anonymously, a move analysts said could be good or scary.

Q&A: How Yik Yak wants to weed out abuse and become the next Twitter

Yik Yak CEO Tyler Droll and Chief Operating Officer Brooks Buffington lay out their vision

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I Understand You Now! There's a Glass App for the Hard of Hearing

Georgia Tech scientists have developed an app that creates captions on Google Glass for users who are hard of hearing.

Simpler back-end integration on mobile apps aim as IBM and Xamarin collaborate

IBM has integrated Worklight with Xamarin's mobile development platform

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New Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Buyers Get Free Washington Post News...for Now

Amazon's purchase of The Washington Post took brilliant form in a terrific new WaPo news app, which will reportedly deliver free content to buyers of the company's latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 tablet.

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Google Faces Uphill Fight in Mobile Messaging

Search giant Google reportedly plans to roll out a mobile messaging app to compete with WhatsApp.

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Read More Business Books in Less Time With 'GetAbstract' Mobile Apps app reviewer James A. Martin found a lot to like in GetAbstract's Android and iOS apps, which provide brief summaries of business-related books. Unfortunately, he did not find a lot of the current best sellers.

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