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Qualcomm flaw puts millions of Android devices at risk

Malicious apps could exploit the flaw to access Android users' SMS messages and call histories

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Gigabit Wi-Fi's faster, but it needs a fast wire behind it

Gigabit Wi-Fi, or 802.11ac, is slowly starting to show up in homes and public hotspots, but it’s not delivering a gigabit to smartphones

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NativeScript warms up to AngularJS for mobile dev

The platform for JavaScript and TypeScript development of iOS and Android apps integrates with the upcoming AngularJS 2

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Apple partners with SAP in new enterprise push

Native iOS apps and a HANA SDK are on the way

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Why most Android devices won't patch the Qualcomm bug

Qualcomm has patched a high-severity flaw, but handset manufacturers' reluctance to update older models means most of them will remain vulnerable

50% off Anker Portable Charger PowerCore - Deal Alert

This charger weighs as little as a can of soup, yet charges the iPhone 6s seven times, the Galaxy S6 five times or the iPad mini 4 twice. Averages 5 out of 5 stars and currently discounted 50% on Amazon.

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This startup uses machine learning to turn your old enterprise apps into mobile ones

There's plenty of lip service paid today to the need to mobile-enable the enterprise, but actually making that happen is a little more complicated. That's where PowWow Mobile hopes to help.

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How Intel knocked itself out of the smartphone chip market

Intel's Atom smartphone chip cancellations pull the curtain back on an ugly past in which the company shot itself in the foot with bad timing and ill-advised executive decisions

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DuckDuckGo's 2016 open source donations

Also in today's open source roundup: PieMessage offers iMessage support on Android, and have MacBooks disappeared from Linux conferences?

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25% off Nextbit Robin Unlocked Android Phone - Deal Alert

Born on Kickstarter, Robin is the first Android phone that makes running out of space history. With the cloud integrated into Android OS, your onboard storage is merged with the cloud, so you always have the space you need.

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Opera pulls trigger on baked-in ad blocker

Opera becomes the first of the Top 5 browsers to integrate an ad blocker

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Visual Studio smartens up about Cordova mobile plug-ins

The latest version of Visual Studio Taco also gives developers more guidance in starting their first project

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21% off LG Nexus 5X Unlocked Smartphone 32GB - Deal Alert

This unlocked, multi-mode phone will work on all US carriers including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, as well as most international carriers. It's currently available for $80 off its list price of $429.99.

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Trend Micro: 6 most popular homebrewed terrorist tools

Terrorist are developing apps that include pre-packaged encryption, DDoS, and a news feed for tech-light jihadists

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Could Android eventually reach 100 percent market share?

Also in today's open source roundup: The best customizable Android Wear watch faces, and what's new in Lubuntu 16.04 LTS

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Intel's Atom architecture to live on despite smartphone chip cancellations

The next-generation Atom architecture code-named Goldmont will be in upcoming Pentium and Celeron chips code-named Apollo Lake

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Google renews focus on Mediaserver flaws in latest Android Security Bulletin

Google renamed its monthly security update, but the contents remain the same: remote execution and elevation of privilege bugs in Mediaserver

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Shocking news: People do lots on their smartphones

What is blindingly obvious to many is still something new to many others, reflecting the reality of how change happens

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