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Samsung event in August portends new smartphone launch

The company is expected to launch a larger version of the Galaxy S6 edge curved smartphone at the event on Aug. 13 in New York

Most Android phones can be hacked with a simple MMS message or multimedia file

Vulnerabilities in the Android multimedia framework allow attackers to remotely compromise devices with ease, a researcher said


Oracle tries to beef up copyright case against Android

Google's mobile OS has come to 'permeate the fabric of our society,' Oracle says

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6 flagship smartphones you can safely ignore

Though they get a lot of coverage in the press, these smartphones should not be on your list when it's time to buy

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 focuses on thin and light profile

The two new Android tablets will start arriving next month as alternatives to Apple's iPad Air 2

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How IT can spy on your smartphone

iOS and Android shield most data you care about from IT -- but users seem to care less about privacy these days

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Review: The best browsers for Android smartphones

InfoWorld compares Chrome, CM Browser, Dolphin, Firefox, InBrowser, and UC Browser on speed, features, and HTML5 support

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The only 5 smartphones that matter

Professional users have five main choices for a smartphone -- you can ignore the rest when you buy

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Build your own IoT prototype, cloud included

With the Internet of things, it's best to start by using a developer board for prototypes -- and Photon has the singular advantage of connection to the cloud

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Microsoft to devs: We want your iOS and Android apps

Four recently unveiled Microsoft initiatives allow Web, iOS, Android, and legacy Windows apps to be ported to the Windows Store, but legacy Windows issues don't dispel easily

Android malware masquerades as Nintendo game emulator

Antivirus engines are having trouble detecting Gunpoder, which contains several malicious functions and steals data

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Best office apps for Android, round 3

Microsoft's Office apps are finally available for Android smartphones and tablets. Here’s how they stack up against past favorites

The road warrior’s essential mobile toolkit: Summer edition

Survive vacation! A mobile toolkit for the road

Off the beaten path doesn’t mean offline, as long you take these mobile essentials with you

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Sad day for developers: SCOTUS denies Google's appeal on APIs

Supreme Court's decision is bad news for developers targeting the U.S. market, who will now have to avoid any API not explicitly licensed as open

Supreme Court denies Google request in Java infringement case

In a huge victory,Oracle can charge licensing fees for Java on Android after the court's decision

Samsung teams with Red Hat to build enterprise apps

The apps will run on Red Hat's new mobile application platform

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IT pros blast Google over Android’s refusal to play nice with IPv6

Android’s lack of support for DHCPv6 has put some business users in a tough position

Samsung to plug security hole on Galaxy smartphones

The vulnerability was found in the SwiftKey keyboard, which comes preloaded on the devices

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Microsoft: Cortana is coming to Android in July

It's the blockbuster hit from Microsoft that you’ve been waiting for. Maybe

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Android on BlackBerry: More harm than good

An Android strategy is no sure winner for BlackBerry, due to market, execution, and technological reasons

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