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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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Review: Kyocera DuraForce is the Android phone designed for The Hulk

If you work in punishing environments, here's a phone that will withstand some of the abuse

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Microsoft opens Office for Android tablet preview to all comers

Redmond expands its earlier invite-only sneak peek: Lollipop users are now eligible

Google Android One phones to sell in three more Asian countries

The Android One low-cost phone was first introduced in India

The best smartphones and tablets of 2014

Sure, there were lot of mobile flops this year, but that makes these winners even sweeter

Top five smartphone disappointments of the year

New iPhones should have had a better front camera and the Moto G should have had LTE, among other disappointments

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How to secure Apple and Android mobile devices using 802.1X

Understanding all the 802.1X client settings can certainly help during deployment and support of an enterprise network

Android apps exploit permissions to access personal info, researchers find

One Android app in three accesses users' locations, and two in three track users' identities, a study found

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The best office apps for Android

Which office package provides the best productivity experience on Android? We put the leading contenders to the test

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Android's Jack and Jill compilers head uphill to developers

Android's new, largely undocumented compilers are still works in progress, but aim to speed up the compilation process

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Phablet deathmatch: Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Note 4

Whether you think of them as superphones or microtablets, the two main contenders are closely matched

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Office for Android gets a handy update, but not the one we're waiting for

A small update to Office's Android app adds Dropbox integration and share links for documents

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