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Samsung devices caught between Apple and Chinese smartphones

Samsung faces competition from Apple iPhones on the high end and Chinese smartphones on the low end. The solution to the company's dilemma is complex. It isn't at all clear whether Samsung's next product announcement on Aug. 13 is...

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Why the TripIt Pro plan is worth $49 a year

CIO.com reviewer James A. Martin hesitated in renewing his TripIt Pro plan — but the service almost immediately helped him save money on an upcoming flight.

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3 reasons you need SanDisk's Connect Wireless Stick

Don't have enough storage space on your smartphone? Need to share lots of files with other people in a meeting? SanDisk's new wireless USB 128GB flash drive may be worth its $100 price tag.

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Windows 10 Mobile may not reach as many phones as Microsoft hoped

The free upgrade will require Microsoft's Lumia Denim update, which more than a third of U.S. Windows Phones don't have.

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Focus turns to Windows 10 Mobile and Lumia flagships

Speculation is that a formal announcement will occur in September, with shipments starting in October.

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Google boasts Android for Work success

Android for Work, Google’s answer for enterprise mobility management, has signed up 40 partners and more than 10,000 business customers since it launched less than five months ago. It’s also gained broad support from the country’s...

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Is the smartphone market saturated?

Smartphone sales increased substantially in the second quarter of 2015, but the rate of growth continued to slow, fueling concerns that the market has started to become saturated, according to a study released today by Juniper...

Armed with Watson smarts, Pepper aspires to be a robot salesman

Despite its powerful AI boost, SoftBank's humanoid robot is still limited by basic challenges

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Newcomer Cyanogen looks to disrupt Android and iOS

Several versions of the Android OS for smartphones have appeared on the global stage in recent years. One version, Cyanogen OS, has gathered publicity as well as prominent investors --including Twitter, Qualcomm and Foxconn -- that...

Facebook revenue surges 39 percent but costs also soar

Profit shrunk as costs went up by more than 80 percent

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Talkler iOS app reads email aloud so you can be (nearly) hands-free

If you'd love to have your email read aloud to you so you can rack up Fitbit steps or drive with minimal glancing at a screen, give Talkler for iOS a try. CIO.com reviewer James A. Martin says the app works well -- though with a few...

Maliciously crafted MKV video files can be used to crash Android phones

Researchers discovered a vulnerability in Android's mediaserver component that can be exploited by malicious apps and websites

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Google search tweak helps you avoid long lines at local shops

Got a hankering for coffee but can't stand the thought of waiting in line? Google search on mobile can help you figure out if that's likely to happen.

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Here's a CEO who sees the power of mobile apps

The tech-savvy CEO of Southwire, an electrical wire and cable company, supports a social network for employees and mobile apps for customers.

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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Jet.com's mobile app not quite ready to take on Amazon

Jet.com vows to meet or undercut Amazon's prices on thousands of items. But CIO.com reviewer James A. Martin found that the new site's iOS app needs more work, and that some popular tech products aren't available.

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.

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