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Qualcomm looking to fast-track Snapdragon 820 with help from Samsung

Smartphones could have more features and battery as Qualcomm looks to Samsung to make the Snapdragon 820 using the 14-nanometer process

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Are you ready for Google's 'Mobilegeddon' on Tuesday?

To stay in Google search's good graces, make sure your site is mobile-friendly

Live streaming apps pose legal risks for users

Apps like Meerkat and Periscope can lead users astray of privacy and copyright laws

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Nokia wants back into the mobile phone business?

Although Nokia sold off its mobile phone business to Microsoft last fall, one of Nokia's remaining business units is eyeing a return to the consumer mobile phone market next year.

Want to be open to all direct messages? Twitter will let you

Twitter users, if they want, can now accept messages from people they don't follow

Lumia-less Nokia might have new smartphones in 2016

It looks like Nokia may be serious about a post-Lumia comeback.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, April 20

Is Nokia scheming to move back into phones?... Antitrust lawyers frowning at Comcast plan... IBM's Chinese partnership raises eyebrows

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Next on the Office expansion list: Windows 10 phone apps

Microsoft plans to flesh out its Office lineup this month by releasing previews of the productivity apps for Windows 10-powered phones.

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Insurance company now offers discounts -- if you let it track your Fitbit

John Hancock insurance has become the first company to offer discounts for policyholders who let it track their Fitbit activity levels and log other healthy-living activities into a online service.

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Review: Dell Venue 11 Pro Tablet is a laptop in disguise

It's a bit clunky as a tablet but comes into its own when you add a keyboard and watch it rip through a few tests.

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Some new Samsung Edge smartphone displays won’t auto-rotate

Some new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone displays won't auto-rotate properly, according to early customers on user forums.

MIT researchers develop wearable thumbnail-mounted wireless controller

Researchers at MIT have come up with a novel way to interact with wireless devices – a miniaturized trackpad so small that it can be stuck onto a user’s thumbnail.

Instagram clarifies rules to ban revenge porn

The site also expressly forbids posts with sexual content involving minors

Size matters in mobile, but Nokia may find bigger isn't better

Nokia's plan to buy Alcatel-Lucent would create a huge mobile networks maker

Microsoft to integrate Skype, Office with Cyanogen's version of Android

The integration will go beyond pre-installed apps and well-placed icons

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3 Apple Watch productivity apps you should start using now

Productivity geeks have three apps to look forward to on the Apple Watch: two from IFTTT, and a watch version of Workflow. CIO.com reviewer James A. Martin recommends using these iOS apps now, so you'll be ready when your watch...

ARM wants to make Bluetooth kinder on batteries, more IoT-friendly

The chip designer has acquired two companies to beef up its offerings

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Jawbone tackles mobile payments with UP4 fitness tracker

Out this summer, the UP4 will combine the heart-tracking features of the UP3 with NFC payments by American Express. A lightweight UP2 tracker rounds out the offering.

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IKEA releases its line of wireless charging furniture

IKEA's line of wireless furniture includes bed tables, desks, lamps and do-it-yourself kits to create your own mobile device wireless charging furniture.

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