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Facebook Messenger testing Snapchat-style disappearing messages for iOS

Potential version of the FB Messenger iOS app has a time-limit for your messages to remain visible.

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Samsung and Nvidia make peace by ending their patent lawsuits

Nvidia and Samsung have avoided a potentially ugly court battle with a settlement that ends all outstanding intellectual property litigation between the two companies.

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7 ways small businesses can benefit from mobile apps

Small business, mobile marketing and customer experience experts share their tips and advice regarding how mobile applications can help businesses to better engage with customers, keep employees connected and boost the bottom line.

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Okta offers Touch ID-based multifactor authentication for iPhones

Okta, a San Francisco-based identity management startup, announced Monday a bunch of updates to its products that are aimed at improving its offerings on mobile devices.

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Android at work: 38 business-worthy apps

For Android to win over the enterprise, it needs the right apps -- and these offerings definitely mean business

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Apple’s new CareKit apps are great news for consumers. If.

The last mile in healthcare, the place where healthcare consumers meet healthcare providers, is a cauldron of technology-led innovation today. Apple's CareKit apps join a burgeoning ecosystem that's trying to rewrite the rules.

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Fitness watch faceoff: Garmin vivoactive HR vs. Fitbit Surge

Garmin's vivoactive HR and Fitbit's Surge fitness watches both cost $250, and they have many similar features. However, the wearables also each have unique strengths and shortcomings.

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Qualcomm brings big brains to mobile devices with deep-learning tool

Qualcomm has talked about putting "silicon brains" in mobile devices and is now providing tools to train smartphones to recognize people, objects, gestures, and even emotions.

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The death of Intel's Atom casts a dark shadow over the rumored Surface Phone

Windows phone fans have dreamed of a Surface phone that can natively run existing Win32 apps. But with Intel's decision to discontinue its Atom processors for smartphones, that dream is probably dead.

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25% off Petcube Interactive Wi-Fi Pet Camera - Deal Alert

Petcube is an interactive pet camera that lets you watch, talk to and play with your pets from your smartphone when you’re away from home.

Intel is on the verge of exiting the smartphone and tablet markets after cutting Atom chips

Intel could be on the verge of exiting the market for smartphones and standalone tablets, wasting billions it spent trying to expand in those markets.

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FCC wireless auction hits spectrum target, paving way for fast, reliable 5G

Television stations have volunteered to sell off 126MHz of "beach front" wireless spectrum to mobile carriers in an ongoing U.S. Federal Communications Commission auction, potentially bringing higher speeds and more reliable networks...

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Google Play now warns users of apps that contain advertising

Developers were warned last year that a move was coming. It could force Android developers to start charging for content that is now free.

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4 key takeaways from Samsung's Developer Conference

Virtual reality, the Internet of Things and smartphones took center stage at Samsung's annual developer conference this week, but what the company didn't say was equally notable.

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Phishing apps posing as popular payment services infiltrate Google Play

Researchers from security firm PhishLabs found 11 phishing applications hosted on Google Play this year, targeting users of popular online payment services.

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Take a peek inside Samsung’s vast developer conference

Take a peek inside Samsung’s vast developer conferenceImage by Stephen LawsonSamsung kicked off its massive developer conference in San Francisco this week, where it's trying to get developers excited about its latest software,...

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Samsung's Tizen 3.0 to take on Android and iOS starting in September

Many alternative mobile operating systems like Firefox have fallen by the wayside while Android and iOS continue to dominate, but Samsung's Tizen has survived.

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Uber might charge you extra for making your driver wait

Uber's pilot program will charge passengers a per-minute waiting fee after 2 minutes, or a $10 no-show fee after 5 minutes.

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