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What Developers Can Do to Extend Smartphone Battery Life

Smarter app design combined with energy-usage monitors can keep apps from hogging battery life

Report: Samsung's head of TVs may be asked to revitalize mobile business

Boo-keun Yoon, who heads Samsung's consumer electronics business, could also take charge of the mobile business, a report said

Black Friday: Newegg Axes Prices on Laptops, Desktops, Tablets and More

Online retailer Newegg has beaten the Black Friday 2014 rush by revealing deals on brand name laptops, desktops, tablets and other products geared toward both hardcore gamers and everyday tech users.

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Google Maps 9.1 for Android now displays local weather, time, and tips about your destination

The update brings snippets of details about that hotel you booked or the new restaurant you want to check out.

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Lenovo REACHit Manages Files Across Cloud Accounts

Lenovo's new REACHit service and mobile apps let you access, share and manage files stored in Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive. It's not perfect, though, and CIO.com apps reviewer James A. Martin found a notable flaw.

Cambridge firm CSR announces indoor positioning SDK for Android developers

Enables them to integrate new location-based capabilities and services into their apps

Google, Rockstar reach deal to settle lawsuit over Nortel patents

Backed by Microsoft, Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson and Sony, Rockstar acquired Nortel's patents after outbidding Google

Uber, facing public backlash, will rethink privacy

The company is working with a DC law firm to assess its policies

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Microsoft drops Dropbox into Office Mobile for Android

Microsoft today updated the Office app for Android smartphones, adding support for Dropbox and further integration with the company's own OneDrive cloud storage service.

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12 Free Android, iOS Apps for Holiday Shopping

'Tis the season to be shopping, and these 12 Android and iOS apps will not only save you money, they'll save you from the stress of holiday bargain hunting.

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8 ways Lollipop 5.0 reinvents Android

Enhanced security, improved architecture, extensive APIs -- bold changes make Android 5.0 better for business

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Smartwatch interest ticks up as Apple Watch fever rises

Interest in smartwatches has soared in recent months, even as it has stalled for smart glasses. Credit, or blame, the coming Apple Watch.

Google Play taps Chinese developers for paid apps, despite block

China started blocking all Google services in late May

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5 Ways to Keep Your Devices Charged During Holiday Travel

With the big Thanksgiving and year-end holidays bearing down, CIO.com mobile apps reviewer James A. Martin shares some resourceful ways to keep your smartphone and tablet charged while on the go.

Uber's rider-controlled Spotify jams could cost drivers

Drivers using their own phones could be charged for the data

Long-running Android botnet evolves, could pose threat to corporate networks

The 'NotCompatible' Android Trojan now uses peer-to-peer encrypted communication, researchers from Lookout said

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Best Android and iOS Apps of Fall 2014

CIO.com app reviewer James A. Martin shares a list of great iOS and Android apps released during the past three months, including presentation software, a unique ebook reader and a valuable GPS navigation app.

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7 Ways You Can Help Your Sales Team Be More Effective

From CRM to gamification, sales and marketing experts share strategies and tools that can help salespeople be more productive and close more deals.

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