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Verizon subscribers can now opt out of 'supercookies'

'This is an improvement, but it doesn't do nearly enough,' one privacy advocate said

Survey: A majority of Apple Pay users encounter problems

Issues include terminals that are out of order and transactions that take too long to complete


Amazon tries a physical button for making purchases

The company's Dash Button lets Prime members make purchases instantly by hitting it

Seven things to know about Intel's 'Cherry Trail' Atom chips

Microsoft's Surface 3 is the first device announced with Intel's Atom chip code-named Cherry Trail

Infinit speeds up video, photo sharing via smartphones

The company doesn't put a limit on file size, which is good for users who want to share HD movies

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Asus' new Transformer Book Chi hybrids are more affordable Surface clones

The Transformer Book Chi starts at $399 for a 10-inch screen, and $699 for the 12-inch model

Microsoft's Surface 3 starts at $499, eligible for free Windows 10 upgrade

Microsoft's new Surface 3 tablet will come with Windows 8.1 and will ship in 26 countries starting in May

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Instagram's new Layout app ideal for social media marketers

The new Layout app from the folks at Instagram makes it easy to create compelling photo collages, and social media marketers with brands such as GE and Victoria's Secret are already taking advantage of the new tool.

Google cloud platform can now be managed from a phone

Google has started the beta of the Android version of the console, with an iOS version expected this year

With Tidal relaunch, Jay Z doubles down on streaming for audiophiles

Tidal offers CD-quality streaming music across mobile and the desktop

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Microsoft applies 'freemium' tactic to mobile device management for Office 365

Microsoft today made good on a promise from last fall, adding several basic mobile device management tools to all commercial Office 365 subscriptions.

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Microsoft adds MDM capabilities to Office 365

Leveraging Microsoft Intune and Azure Active Directory, Microsoft extends built-in mobile device management capabilities to Office 365 commercial plans at no additional cost.

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Smartwatch shipments to catapult by 500% in 2015 on interest in Apple Watch

Smartwatch shipments will grow by 500% this year, fueled by the interest in the coming Apple Watch and its impact on other smartwatches already in the market, market research firm IDC said today

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Vine's video quality jumps to 720p

All those short, looping video clips are about to get a lot sharper.

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Mobile app users prioritize performance over price

The majority of people care much more about mobile app performance than affordable pricing, according to a new study commissioned by HP, which also looked at a variety of other factors that influence or discourage mobile app use.

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What happens with data from mobile health apps?

Health IT experts caution of lax cyber hygiene in the medical community, urge policymakers to address privacy issues.

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Modernizing enterprise apps for the mobile world

Today's workers expect to be able to use their mobile devices to do their jobs, and companies are obliging, offering extensions to enterprise applications with interfaces that adapt to smaller screen sizes, thanks to responsive...

FCC will vote next month on plan to share valuable 3.5GHz spectrum

Carriers and consumers would get access to a fat frequency band used mostly by government today

Facebook reveals the logic behind its forced Messenger split

It made Messenger a separate app and then turned it into a platform all its own

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10 Android devices that were too weird to succeed

There's breaking the mold with innovative new features, and then there are these phones.

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