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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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Word for Windows 10

Microsoft announces Office 2016 suite, touch-enabled Office for Windows 10 apps

Office for Windows 10 apps will be free to use on phones and tablets -- no Office 365 subscription required

Dropbox for Windows Phone hints at Microsoft's cross-platform future

The two companies are competing and collaborating on PC, tablet, and smartphone integration

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Dropbox acquires CloudOn to strengthen mobile collaboration

Dropbox is looking to move away from just sync-and-share cloud storage with the acquisition of the Israeli startup

Amazon ditches Wallet mobile payment service

The app allowed people to store and use reward and loyalty cards for making purchases

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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

Google ties iPhones, iPads to Chrome with Remote Desktop

Google this week launched its Remote Desktop app for iOS, fulfilling a promise made nine months ago.

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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

WhatsApp users top 700 million, could hit 1 billion in a year

Use of mobile messaging apps such as WhatsApp is rising while use of carriers' SMS text messaging services declines

Startups: The crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels ... the dumb ones

Genetic-based dating, illegal parking, awkward wake-up calls, and more!

The Advise & Grow app from the Apple-IBM partnership.

Apple-IBM partnership off to 'impressive' start

App and business sector choices reveal strategy of 'foundational' apps that can be customized for customers, say experts

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

Microsoft acquires cross-platform mobile app power with HockeyApp

HockeyApp will provide analyze app crashes and distribute beta releases for Visual Studio Online users

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Apple, IBM deliver first fruits of mobile business app collaboration

MobileFirst for iOS apps use IBM's analytics and Apple's design polish to resolve pain points in telecom, banking, retail, travel businesses

Microsoft delivers Office mobile management in Intune update

Microsoft offers tools to manage not just devices but the apps running on them and the services they connect to

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Keep out hijackers: Secure your app store dev account

Stolen credentials are blamed for a fraudulent App Store offering -- and could easily have been prevented

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Fraudulent apps stalk Apple's App Store

Angry support queries fly, citing problems with mystery iOS apps -- that turn out to be scamware

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With Acompli, Microsoft buys its way to truly mobile Outlook

Microsoft hopes the startup will bring its mobile magic to Outlook and Office 365

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