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EU privacy watchdogs seek answers from WhatsApp and Yahoo about users' data

European Union privacy watchdogs have warned WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum to stop sharing users' data with parent company Facebook until they investigated whether the transfers comply with EU data protection law. They also want Yahoo's...

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Security apps you need on your new Pixel

Privacy and security apps that should be the first apps on Google's new phone to help avoid growing mobile security threats, including identity theft, hacks and breaches.

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73% off TechMatte Air Vent Magnetic Universal Car Mount for Smartphones - Deal Alert

The MagGrip Vent Car Mount is a sturdy, cradle-less device holding system focused on simplicity. Pop it onto your car's air vent and magnets do all the work. Currently discounted to just $8.

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Microsoft's offering $650 for Apple MacBooks, to put toward a Surface device

Microsoft's throwing a bit of shade at its competition by offering a trade-in program for Mac owners who may have wanted more from Apple's new MacBook lineup.

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T-Mobile's Google Pixel offer has 2 hidden gotchas (updated)

T-Mobile says it will give customers $325 if they bring their own Google Pixel phones to its network. The deal sounds solid, but there are at least two things you need to know before you opt in.

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60% off Anker 60W 10-Port USB Charger - Deal Alert

Ten ports pump out 60 watts of power, enabling simultaneous multi-device charging. Discounted 60% on Amazon, and currently averaging 5/5 stars from 900 customers.

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Hands-on: Paint 3D Preview remixes Paint for the HoloLens generation

Microsoft's Paint moves beyond its 2D roots with Paint3D preview, an app that makes 3D content creation relatively intuitive, clever, and even fun.

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Facebook is bringing Snapchat-like selfie filters to Live video

Facebook's new Masks feature for iOS is timed around Halloween, but it's really a jab at Snapchat.

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T-Mobile is offering $325 to anyone who brings a Pixel to its network

Be aware of the fine print, as you'll need to sign up for an unlimited plan and your reward payment is spaced out over 24 months.

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4 can't-miss, must-have gadgets and apps of fall 2016

We pick our favorite gadgets and mobile apps from the many reviewed on during the past three months. These products — from Fitbit, Amazon, Apple and Next Issue Media — all deserve a look.

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Qualcomm agrees to buy NXP for over $37 billion

Microprocessor maker Qualcomm is spending its way out of a stagnating mobile phone industry, offering to buy NXP Semiconductors, a company with a strong position in automotive chips, for over US$37 billion.

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11 things Android phone makers should copy from the Pixel

Google is setting the bar high for its Android partners. Here are a few things Samsung, LG, and others can learn from it.

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Review: 7 PDF editing tools for iOS and Android

When you’re on the go, it’s often not enough to just read a PDF on your mobile device -- you have to be able to sign it, copy it or edit it. These iOS and Android apps can help.

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Review: HP's Elite x3 is too much smartphone, not enough PC

We've seen this 'one device for everything' movie before, and it ends just as badly this time

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Microsoft unveils Creative Update and the Surface Studio

Microsoft introduced updates to several current products and while we didn't see a new Surface Pro, we were introduced to the Surface Studio.

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Samsung's smartphone share hit by Note7 debacle, stiff competition

Samsung Electronics continued on top of the smartphone market in the third quarter but was battered by the impact of the Note7 recall and increased competition in India, China and the U.S., according to Strategy Analytics.

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Oracle takes Java copyright dispute with Google to appeals court

Oracle has taken its bid for up to US$9 billion in damages to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit after a judge in a federal court in California recently struck down its bid for a retrial in a copyright infringement suit...

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Samsung sales, profits dive on Note 7 recall

Samsung's smartphone division struggled to breakeven between July and September as sales plunged due to the recall of its high-end Note 7.

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