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Uber offers taxi service, not software as a service, says EU court official

Uber operates a transport service, not a software service, and so can be subject to taxi licensing regulations, the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union has advised.

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Microsoft's big data solves golf's mysteries in the Arccos Caddie app

Microsoft showed the Arccos Caddie app at build to demonstrate the data-crunching powers of its Azure cloud service—in this case, collecting data to help you play better golf.

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Apple quietly acquires Beddit’s sleep-tracking monitor and iOS app

Beddit uses a $150 sleep monitor to track your sleeping patterns, down to how much you snore.

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3 top travel apps worth revisiting

TripAdvisor, Kayak, and TripIt have been around for years. But they keep getting more powerful and more useful with new features.

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Why some people are willing to pay for a mobile app

A look at who will and who won’t pay for an app and what it means for mobile app developers.

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UK seeks end to end-to-end encryption

It could put an end to end-to-end encryption: The U.K. government wants telecommunications providers to help it tap their customers' communications, removing any encryption the provider applied.

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Uber may be under a US federal criminal probe for its ‘Greyball’ tool

Uber Technologies is reportedly under a criminal investigation by federal prosecutors in the U.S. over its use of secret software, which helped the company avoid officials seeking rides to investigate the ride-hailing service,...

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Buyer’s Guide: Mobile app development services can be risky

Buyers of mobile app development services will face a highly fragmented market with lots of small players that could default, according to IBISWorld. Download this free procurement report, which analyzes the vendors, pricing trends...

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Four Android apps that put SMS on your desktop

Keep the conversation going without having to pick up your phone with these desktop and web-based applications.

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Phone smarts: 6 essential tips for Android users

Boost your Android IQ with this practical guide to making your phone more useful and less annoying

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As smartphone time dominates, branding imperatives shift

Commentary on consumer brand interaction on smartphones with an eye on the shift from apps to bots.

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Amazon Echo Dot gets more portable and better sound from Vaux

A new speaker/dock called Vaux gives Echo Dot two things Amazon left out. But does that make Echo Dot and Vaux a better buy than Amazon Tap?

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Fitbit Blaze best wearable for wellness programs

A study finds that Fitbit's fitness watch is the best choice for corporate wellness programs. But how did Apple Watch and Fitbit's Charge 2 fare?

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Blame terrorists if you get a speeding ticket while driving in France

Drivers in France might be able to blame terrorists for their next speeding ticket, as police there crack down on mobile apps warning of their presence.

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Who's smartest — Alexa, Siri, Cortana, or Google Assistant?

You won't be shocked to learn that Apple's Siri virtual assistant has the best sense of humor. But you might be surprised to learn which virtual assistant is the smartest—and which one is no. 2 with a bullet.

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How to switch from an iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy S8

Switching from Apple’s iPhone to Android’s Galaxy S8? As long as you cut the iMessage cord, the process of switching over is easier than you think. Here’s how to make the transfer yourself and avoid waiting in a store.

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How to find out your Uber rating

Are you a 5-star passenger? Finding out is now just a tap away.

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After early hype, smartwatches slowly emerge with enterprise uses

A market for enterprise-use smartwatches is slowly emerging, being led by the Apple Watch.

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Does the world need a Windows smartwatch?

The answer is, 'yes,' if you like the idea of a commercial-grade wearable for retail, hospitality, healthcare and manufacturing. But the track record of squeezing Windows into a small device isn't good.

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4 reasons to consider Garmin's new vivosmart 3

Garmin's vivosmart 3 activity trackers has a lot going for it — but you may find it to be too much of a good thing.

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