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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


Data protection authorities find privacy lapses in majority of mobile apps

One in three applications request excessive permissions, and privacy information is inadequate in 85 percent of them, a study found

WatchKit tools pave the way for Apple Watch app developers

Key developer says Apple Watch will be important in Apple ecosystem, but Watch-only apps won't likely be big hits

SAP, Ericsson team up for management of mobile devices and apps

Ericsson will help mobile operators offer cloud-based services to enterprise users and customers

5 things the Apple Watch can and can't do

There's fitness tracking and shopping tools, but no built-in GPS or Wi-Fi

Dell's 'virtual smartphone': Too much, too late

Dell shows off clever ideas for enterprise mobile device management, but system may be too top-heavy and Dell-centric

FireChat's developer wants to give IoT a mesh-network boost

The Open Garden Network could link many small, power-sipping devices for broader Internet access

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

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

Hands-on with 10 JavaScript editors and IDEs

Need a JavaScript tool for your dev shop? InfoWorld takes an in-depth, first-person look at 10 JavaScript tools ready for adoption

Salesforce.com sees wearables catching on with customers, partners

Wearable apps aimed at business use will be a big part of Salesforce.com's upcoming Dreamforce conference

Rejected by the App Store? Apple finally reveals why

Apple's posted a handy guide on the App Store review process, but developer beware -- the rules can change at any time

Apple publishes new site revealing why apps are rejected

Company pledges to provide weekly updates for the most common causes of apps being rejected

Samsung acquires cloud printing company PrinterOn

The acquisition aims to boost Samsung's business-to-business mobile offerings

The must-have iPad office apps, round 9

Google's newly completed Apps suite just can't beat Apple's iWork or Microsoft Office

The must-have utilities for your iPad office

The 10 tools you must have on your iPad for business

The top iOS 8 features for business users

iOS 8 has several features that business users will love and use. Here are the ones to look forward to the most

Wanna get rich? Don't build an app

ComScore found that six brands -- Facebook, Google, Apple, Yahoo, Amazon, and eBay -- built nine of the top 10 mobile apps

Google's search app gets friendlier to bilingual Android users

Queries can now be made in multiple languages without switching settings

The API economy, the killing joke, and the prisoner's dilemma

APIs are a cornerstone of the modern cloud economy. But are we putting too much faith in the people who make these platforms?

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