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Black Hat security conference trims insecure features from its mobile app

Black Hat has disabled features of its mobile application because attackers could have logged in as legitimate attendees, posted messages in their names and spied on the messages they sent.

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3 legit reasons why you'll love the Texture magazine app

Formerly known as Next Issue, the Texture magazine app for Android, iOS and Windows is an all-you-can-eat buffet of digital magazines. The app's search and browse capabilities make it easy to navigate, and it lets you save articles to...

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Microsoft just launched an iPhone camera app

There's a new iPhone camera application on the block that's supposed to be better at taking pictures than the one Apple ships with its phones...and it's built by Microsoft.

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Surefire security fail: One. App. At. A. Time.

A centralized approach that governs how apps interact and what they are allowed to do is essential.

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Kindle Oasis and two must-have mobile apps for summer 2016

CIO.com mobile tech reviewer James A. Martin highlights the best mobile device and apps he reviewed so far this summer, including a pricey ereader and two useful productivity apps.

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Taxi hailing apps Mytaxi and Hailo will merge to counter Uber in Europe

Daimler’s Mytaxi and British firm Hailo, both ride-sharing companies, have merged to form what is being described as Europe's largest taxi hailing company with 70 million passengers and 100,000 registered taxi drivers in over 50...

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Getting started with IBM Blockchain and exploring the wonder of Legos

The potential for blockchain technology is limited only by our imaginations. The IBM Blockchain service on Bluemix helps you stop wasting time and start saving time writing applications in chaincode.

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This Tinder scam promises to verify your account, but actually sells porn

Tinder users beware. The popular dating app generally doesn’t verify user accounts, but that hasn’t stopped spammers from pretending to offer the service.

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Going cardless at the ATM catches on

Several major U.S. banks now allow the use of a smartphone to withdraw cash from an ATM using NFC technology.

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Scenes from San Francisco's massive Pokémon Go meetup

Pokémon Go is taking over the world, and players in San Francisco put together a massive gathering aimed at bringing fans of the game together in the high tech mecca. Here's how it all went down.

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Here's all the gear you need for a Pokémon Go adventure

Pokémon Go is hotter than a Charizard right now, but the game asks a lot from people who want to play actively. It’s a huge battery hog, and long play sessions require a lot of physical endurance. Here’s what you need in your Go bag...

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LinkedIn adds Gmail, CRM integration to Sales Navigator

LinkedIn looks to boost its appeal to sales professional with the first update of its two-years-old Sales Navigator product.

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Facebook SDK gives Apple's Swift developers access to platform services

The SDK enables integration of iOS mobile apps with services on the social network

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Why dating apps want to be more like Snapchat

Coffee Meets Bagel and Zoosk's new Lively app are taking social cues from the popular video messaging app.

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The definitive mid-2016 Fitbit buyers' guide

CIO.com reviewer James A. Martin has tested every device in Fitbit's current lineup. Here's his take on all eight devices, from the inexpensive Zip to the President-preferred Surge.

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This fake Pokemon Go game will secretly drive porn ad clicks

A newly discovered fake Pokemon Go game will actually lock your phone and then secretly run in the background, clicking on porn ads.

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In Nice attack, government's official terror alert comes too late

"Take cover," the French government warned people in Nice via its official terror alert app, hours after the immediate danger had passed.

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Polaroid Swing app brings 'Live Photos' to old iPhones

Polaroid's hay day may be long gone, but the brand is not forgotten. The latest Polaroid product is a new iOS camera app that adds short bursts of video to images, similar to Apple's Live Photos feature for iPhones.

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10 travel apps to smooth your next business trip

The best-laid plans of mice and business travelers often go awry. When trip stress is mounting, these mobile apps can help.

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