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Mobile security: iOS vs. Android vs. BlackBerry vs. Windows Phone

iOS 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 both up the ante for mobile management, but iOS 8 also raises questions beyond MDM tools' capabilities


Google to turn on encryption by default in next Android version

Law enforcement would have to approach a device's owner since the encryption keys are stored on the device

Free app outs iPhone and Android phone energy hogs

Researchers at UC Berkeley, University of Helsinki sniff out troublesome iPhone, Android apps via Carat

LibreOffice cash-for-code strategy tests open source ethic

In an unusual, controversial move, the Document Foundation is taking bids for paid development of LibreOffice for Android

The top 14 hidden features in Windows, iOS, and Android

Betcha don't know all these nifty tricks and time-saving tips to boost your productivity

The Android One could gut the market for high-end Android phones

Should Google succeed in improving the quality of low-end Android phones, it could impact the high-end smartphone market

Popular Android apps fail basic security tests, putting privacy at risk

Instagram and Grindr stored images on their servers that were accessible without authentication

Fixes flood in for iOS and Android email -- but they aren't broken

A raft of email clients for iOS and Android offers interesting ideas, but none provides a compelling complete package

Apple demands damages after court denies sales ban on Samsung products

Apple is looking for at least $6.46 per Samsung product that infringes on three patents

Samsung banks on super-resolution screens for Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge

Note Edge users can access features on the device's curved screen

Apple will keep pushing for a sales ban on Samsung products

Apple will appeal an order that denied the ban

Good news for Microsoft: China wants to dump Windows

If China makes good on its threat to break up with Windows, Microsoft could lose the battle -- yet win the war

Should Microsoft kill Windows Phone?

The company is backing away from Android and doubling down on its own smartphone OS just when the smart move seems to be to surrender

Firefox OS to outdo Android with granular application permissions

Starting with Firefox OS 2.1, users will reap privacy and security benefits by being able to control application-specific permissions

How to get your Android phone back in shape

A few simple steps to better performance and a smoother user experience.

LG's high-end smartphone features trickle down to new L series

The L Bello and L Fino will cost under $200 and start shipping in August

The iPhone and iPad may be losing their enterprise luster

Android's improvements are magnifying IT's frustrations with iOS and providing a viable alternative for real-world deployments

Report: Android gaining on iOS in enterprise

The latest Mobility Index Report from Good Technology reveals trends in how businesses are adopting and deploying mobile devices and apps.

Amazon hopes to simplify mobile app testing with new tool

Live App Testing is available via Amazon's developer console

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