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Google buys mobile wallet technology from Softcard

Google Wallet will be coming to Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile as a result of the deal

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Smartphone wars: Who's winning where

Android dominates the globe and BlackBerry loses everywhere, as iPhone and Windows Phone battle for second place

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Apple Swift follows familiar path to .Net and Android

Silver lets developers use a common language across multiple platforms, but it is not a cross-platform technology

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iPhone still king of enterprise mobile as usage skyrockets, study finds

Platform ratios for iOS, Android stay similar, but overall mobile device use shoots up among businesses

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18 ways to get the most out of Android 5.0

Got Lollipop? Then these tips and tricks will help you handle Android 5.0 like a pro

Apple's iOS edges Android in Q4, takes top smartphone OS spot in the US

Apple also chipped away at Android's international smartphone OS market share

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Paid development pays off for LibreOffice for Android

The Document Foundation's gamble delivers rewards with live demos at FOSDEM that show off the latest features in LibreOffice for Android

Samsung and Good combine products to boost Android enterprise credibility

Samsung aims to extend Android's reach into corporations with Good for Samsung Knox, designed to protect the OS, apps, and data

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Best office apps for Android, round 2

With five Android office suites already duking it out, Microsoft Office jumps into the fray. Find out if it triumphs — or flails

Boosted by iPhone 6 sales, Apple ties with Samsung for top smartphone rank

Samsung is losing market share to both Apple and Chinese vendors

Microsoft continues cross-platform tear, releases Outlook for iOS, Android

Renames acquisition Acompli Email as Outlook, shoves them out the door to replace Outlook Web App for Office 365 user

Developers begin work on LibreOffice for Android

A first beta version of the Libre Office productivity suite for Android devices is planned for March

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Google defends policy that leaves most Android devices unpatched

Blames size of code as it confirms it won't patch WebView, a core component on 60 percent of Android hardware

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LibreOffice for Android takes first small steps

The first incarnation of LibreOffice for Android is little more than a document reader, but the plan all along was to start small and build up

Email accounts exposed in Verizon My FiOS mobile app

Verizon has now fixed the flaw in the API of My FiOS, according to a software developer

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Look ma, one hand! The supersized smartphone challenge

See exactly how much of the iPhone's or Galaxy's screen you can actually reach with your thumb

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Preview: Microsoft Office for Android makes up for (some) lost time

A first preview of Microsoft's long-overdue Office apps for Android tablets reveals a serviceable effort that may be too little, too late

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Google chases Microsoft with beefed-up Translate speech tools

After Microsoft's real-time Skype Translator captured the world's attention, Google's working to improve its own Translate tools

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