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Quick guide: Build a mobile app on Azure

All the major clouds offer mobile back ends as a service, but InfoWorld judged Azure's to be the best. Here's how to create a mobile app on Azure Mobile Services fast

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Review: Microsoft Azure beats Amazon and Google for mobile development

Easier than Amazon's Mobile SDK and more complete than Google's Firebase, Azure Mobile Services has more of what developers need

BlackBerry launches all-touch Leap with $275 price tag

The all-touch LTE smartphone has a 5-inch screen and a dual-core processor

Is data on your new Lollipop Android device encrypted? Maybe not

Google has relaxed a requirement for manufacturers to turn on encryption by default in Lollipop

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

Google's Android for Work promises serious security, but how does it stack up against Apple's iOS and the rest?

IBM rolls out 3 new iOS apps for enterprises

The latest fruits of its partnership with Apple target finance, retail and airline industries

Google confirms carrier plans, details coming soon

Google plans to offer connectivity directly to mobile users in the U.S., but says it doesn't intend to become a full-service carrier

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From Microsoft: Two new Lumia smartphones to upgrade later to Windows 10

High-end versions of the Lumia phones running the Windows 10 natively are promised for later in 2015

Samsung to launch mobile payments in challenge to Google, Apple

The Android smartphone maker will launch Samsung Pay in the U.S. in mid 2015 to rival Google Wallet and Apple Pay

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Galaxy S6 first look: Inspired by the iPhone 6, but no mere clone

The new flagship Samsung Android smartphones are surprisingly elegant and thoughtfully designed

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Samsung Pay faces uphill climb against Apple Pay, Google Wallet

Samsung Pay's key potential advantage won't exist for much longer, as the United States moves to a new payment terminal standard

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The 8 trends mobile developers care about most

A new worldwide survey of mobile app developers reveals some interesting facts about their work, from platforms to motivation

IBM to pump $4 billion into cloud, mobile, and analytics

By 2018 IBM expects to reap a combined $40 billion in annual revenue from its investments

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Want those IBM iOS apps? You'll need to spend big bucks

The Apple-IBM partnership is creating very nice iOS enterprise apps, but it leaves many businesses out in the cold

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Survey: iPhone 6 powers an increase in enterprise adoption of iOS

Android activations among Good Technology's mobile management customers fell after Apple's new iPhone debuted

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Microsoft stakes claim on smartwatches with Band SDK

Competing with Apple and Google, Microsoft hopes developers can create apps that give the Band platform an edge

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Android for Work brings container security to Google Play apps

IT can secure any Play Store apps for Lollipop users, but earlier Android versions require special app versions

Bluetooth starts weaving its mesh for IoT

Low-power Bluetooth devices should get a standard way to organize themselves in networks next year

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