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Android creator Andy Rubin leaving Google

Currently in charge of Google's robotics efforts, Rubin is leaving to lead an incubator for hardware startups

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The icky part of tech support: Porn and other NSFW surprises

The help desk can be caught in the middle in more ways than one when users put risqué material on their personal 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

Movie industry yells 'Cut!' on wearables in theaters

Two U.S. movie industry groups, citing piracy concerns, have adopted a zero-tolerance policy on wearables with cameras

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Verizon tracks mobile users online, researcher says

Verizon Wireless uses cookie-like tokens that let advertisers track customers on the Web so they can serve targeted ads, according to EEF

Office 365 is getting management features for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone

Microsoft hopes to show it's serious about mobile device and app management

FTC: AT&T promised unlimited data, but throttled mobile customers

Mobile customers who exceeded a monthly data cap had their connections slowed by as much as 90 percent, the agency says

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Azure expands, while security, storage, APIs lift Office 365

Microsoft uncaps Office 365 storage, adds APIs, increases security, and boosts Azure's capabilities

Meteor JavaScript reaches 1.0 milestone

The open source JavaScript framework is geared for faster development of Web and mobile apps

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Mobile dev divide could be red flag for IT

Developers and execs can't agree on the direction for enterprise mobile dev, with huge implications for IT departments

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Here’s why Rite Aid and CVS turned off Apple Pay

Retailers in the MCX consortium don’t want to pay credit card company fees on each purchase

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20 great productivity apps for Android, iOS, and the Web

These 20 essential apps work on all three platforms, helping you stay productive no matter what device you or your co-workers use

New material could lead to longer-lasting batteries

Researchers have stabilized the higher-density lithium-air batteries with new material


Azure, Office 365 drive Microsoft revenues, while mobile lags

Microsoft reported solid Q1 gains with Azure and Office 365, but the payoff from its mobile efforts may still be a long way off

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Google busts its 'iOS 7 move' with Android Lollipop

Android takes a page from Apple with a new look and better management and security APIs -- and may have introduced a key change agent

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Workers use their own devices at work, without boss's knowledge

Line between work and play is getting more blurred, Gartner survey indicates


Review: AnyPresence aces enterprise mobile apps

AnyPresence combines broad client support, useful code generation, and a rich set of options for data storage and enterprise integration

Microsoft officially lays Nokia name to rest, embraces 'Lumia' for Windows Phones

In-house Windows phones will be branded 'Microsoft Lumia' from now on

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Virtual reality gains a small foothold in the enterprise

Prototypes and simulations based on virtual reality can save companies millions

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