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

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

Microsoft buys Acompli to enhance Outlook for iOS, Android

Acompli's mobile e-mail client could power Office Outlook services on iPhones, Android devices

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Fire Phone, Galaxy S5, iPad Mini 3, and more: 15 major mobile flops of 2014

It's been a banner year for smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches of the turkey variety; here are the 15 biggest flappers

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8 significant software releases of 2014

Interesting, annoying and possibly game-changing releases from Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Apple and more.

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Office for Android gets a handy update, but not the one we're waiting for

A small update to Office's Android app adds Dropbox integration and share links for documents

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Microsoft adds Dropbox into Office Mobile for Android

Microsoft today updated the Office app for Android smartphones, adding support for Dropbox and further integration with the company's own OneDrive cloud storage service.

AT&T kills the 'permacookie,' stops tracking customers' Internet usage (for now)

The mobile carrier says it was testing the tracking technology, but it didn't rule out reintroducing permacookies in the future

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Report: Cortana could appear on iOS, Android

It doesn't seem set in stone, but Microsoft's digital assistant could be an option alongside Apple's Siri or Google Now

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New BlackBerry, old BlackBerry: A half step forward

Online meetings, cloud IDs, and VPN tokens show the better BlackBerry; the Knox deal and two-line phones, not so much

Yahoo acquires video ad platform BrightRoll for $640 million

The deal is one of Yahoo's largest acquisitions since it bought Tumblr last year, and will make Yahoo's video ad platform the largest in the U.S.

Microsoft Windows

Nadella gives away the store with new 'Microsoft everywhere' strategy

Microsoft dangles free, improved Office apps for iPhone/iPad, previews an Android version, and leaves Windows flapping in the wind

Microsoft beefs up Office on iPhone with standalone apps

The company is also letting non-Office 365 subscribers do more with the Office apps on iOS and Android devices

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Microsoft enters smartwatch market with $200 Microsoft Band

Band isn't Microsoft exclusive: apps will allow it to work with Apple iPhones, Android, and Windows Phones

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