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Microsoft helps boost Android, iOS app performance with offline access

The company is offering a new developer tool to make offline access easier to implement

Uber temporarily suspends service in Portland

The move comes following a lawsuit from the city against Uber


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Driver’s License App on a Smartphone Raises Privacy Issues

Iowa is poised to become the first state to offer a mobile app as an official driver’s license that can be displayed to police officers and security personnel, but smartphones hold a lot more data than a plastic card.

Sale of Nigeria's Nitel bogs down in confusion yet again

Arabian Amlak For Investment says it had offered a much higher bid than NATCOM

Messaging app Line buys Microsoft's MixRadio music-streaming app

Microsoft says that Line gives MixRadio 'an excellent platform for expansion'

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Apple's Holiday Push for AIDS-Fighting Nonprofit (RED) Raised $20 Million

The company donated a portion of your Black Friday and Cyber Monday purchases to The Global Fund for AIDS research.

Uber envisions a safer ride in 2015

The company is looking at using new driver screening methods, which may include polygraph tests

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Why Microsoft’s Mobile Marketing Strategy Hinges on iOS and Android

With apps like Sway and the touch version of Office, Microsoft hopes to spark both user and enterprise interest in Windows phones and tablets.

US agency sues Sprint for alleged unauthorized charges

Consumer protection bureau says Sprint's third-party billing system was a breeding ground for unauthorized text message charges

Top five smartphone disappointments of the year

The new iPhones should have had a better front camera and the Moto G should have had LTE, among other disappointments

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These Norton-Approved Jeans Can Keep Hackers Out of Your Pants

Betabrands is teaming up with Norton to keep hackers out of your pockets, literally.

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BlackBerry Classic Review: A Killer Smartphone for Keyboard Lovers

The BlackBerry Classic is the best smartphone the company has ever released, according to CIO.com's Al Sacco. However, it's not going to lure away many iPhone or Android users, or significantly increase BlackBerry's market share. And...

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BYOD Brings Bah Humbug This Holiday Season

Deck the halls and then check your email. Hey, it’s not our idea. More than half of you say you will be logging in for at least two hours over the holidays.

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Your New iPhone 6 Plus Needs These 8 Free Apps

Landscape mode takes on a whole new meaning for apps and games on the iPhone 6 Plus.

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Review: Alpha Anywhere Aces Offline Mobile Apps

Database-oriented rapid app development tool shines at creating Web and hybrid mobile apps that work offline

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8 Android and iOS Apps for Hanukkah

Don’t let your relatives catch you on your phone though, or you’ll get such a zetz…

Instagram exposes 5 new filters for a more subtle effect

The updated app lets users pretty up their photos without going overboard

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How to Reduce Enterprise App Clutter on Your iPad

To help control the proliferation of cloud apps cluttering iPad home screens, Collage looks to manage data feeds and notifications from Yammer, Office 365, Salesforce and others.

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How to Make Your iOS Device Feel More Like Android (and Vice Versa)

CIO.com mobile apps reviewer James A. Martin shares apps that give iOS users a taste of Android and let Android users peep into Apple's walled garden.

BT in talks to buy U.K. mobile carrier EE for US$19.5 billion

The deal would help BT sell bundled fixed and mobile services

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