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Twitter mulling big changes to how you view tweets

The company is considering changes to help it become a truly mass-market service

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Twitter surprises with a sales gain, but user growth lags

Growth in users came largely from people who don't hold actual accounts

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Today's high-end smartphones: Too big for comfort?

Forget phablets. The latest flagship smartphones, such as the new Moto X Pure Edition, demand a reach that some of our hands can't, well, handle.

Salesforce tools let customers snap together new mobile apps

Modular components can be snapped together using a drag-and-drop interface

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Motorola launches 3 new Android phones with 'amazing value'

Motorola announced three new Android 5.1.1 phones, including a high-end model that will be sold this fall in the U.S. as the Moto X Pure Edition, starting at the low price of $400 unlocked.

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Can't wait for a new Windows 10 PC? Dell joins HP in shipping today

Order select computers from Dell or HP on July 28, and they'll both guarantee delivery on July 29.

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Two Snapchat features you probably don’t know about

Users of Snapchat might have noticed a couple of less-than-obvious features within the app. CIO.com’s Lauren Brousell explains what they mean, and how they work.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, July 28

Samsung's bigger Galaxy S6 likely in August...Most Android phones can be hacked via an MMS...Leading researchers want autonomous weapons ban

OnePlus refines its successful formula with new phone

Chinese vendor OnePlus unveiled its newest flagship phone, but existing customers probably won't need to upgrade

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IDC cuts forecast for mobile management software sales

Sales of mobile management software will grow at a slower pace over the next few years but will still top $2.9 billion in 2019, according to IDC’s latest forecast.

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Privacy and the data toothpaste problem

Two court rulings basically maintain that we can’t expect privacy on the phone or on social media. George Orwell would be proud of the judges.

Samsung event in August portends new smartphone launch

The company has announced an event on Aug. 13 in New York

Someday your phone may stop an oncoming car

Verizon is using a simulated city to develop a vehicle-to-pedestrian safety system

Microsoft updates some Surface tablets ahead of Windows 10's launch

New updates also fix a persistent bug with Windows 10 that prevented devices from receiving patches

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Why I ditched my Fitbit and what this means for analytics

Dashboards that don’t evolve don’t get used. Here are best practices for delivering successful self-service analytics to your employees.

Most Android phones can be hacked with a simple MMS message or multimedia file

Vulnerabilities in the Android multimedia framework allow attackers to remotely compromise devices with ease, a researcher said

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HP: 100% of smartwatches have security flaws

In a recent security assessment of ten smartwatches and their iOS and Android companion applications, every single watch had at least one significant security flaw, according to a new report from HP Fortify

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Apple expands Watch sales into Best Buy

Best Buy will sell 16 configurations -- about half the number Apple sells online -- of the low- and mid-range Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch, as well as bands and other accessories.

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Is Apple's control freakery out of control?

In the past few weeks, Apple has exerted an unprecedented level of control over its App Store and Apple Stores.

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