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The road warrior’s essential mobile toolkit: Summer edition

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What’s the future for Windows Phone?

Despite rumors of its potential demise, Microsoft likely to hold on to the mobile business to keep its hand in the market

Taking enterprise mobile development beyond the essentials

How the Built.io Backend brings flexible user authentication, granular access control, and other enterprise features to mobile applications

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Tap your iPad to order: Restaurant automation nobody needs

Self-checkout comes to the food court, with the same mixed experience as at any self-checkout terminal

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Sad day for developers: SCOTUS denies Google's appeal on APIs

Supreme Court's decision is bad news for developers targeting the U.S. market, who will now have to avoid any API not explicitly licensed as open

Supreme Court denies Google request in Java infringement case

In a huge victory,Oracle can charge licensing fees for Java on Android after the court's decision

5G networks look to new frequencies to deliver gigabit speeds

New spectrum bands in the 6GHz to 100GHz range will be needed to operate a new generation of mobile networks

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The future of road rage: Delphi self-driving car survives brush with Google self-driving car

The vehicles didn't collide, but the Google car apparently was at fault, putting a dent in the dignity of Google's self-driving car project

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Wireless charging gets faster thanks to new Qi power spec

Qi will let electronics makers build much faster wireless power options into products, but how long will you have to wait for compatible devices to become available?

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iOS 9 will delete apps to make room for upgrade, reinstall them later

Apple aims to avoid a repeat of 2014's iOS 8 installation fiasco

Samsung teams with Red Hat to build enterprise apps

The apps will run on Red Hat's new mobile application platform

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Facebook open-sources IDE based on GitHub Atom

Inside Facebook, developers created an IDE built around GitHub's highly popular Atom text editor -- and now they've made it freely available

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IT pros blast Google over Android’s refusal to play nice with IPv6

Android’s lack of support for DHCPv6 has put some business users in a tough position

IMT-2020 is the future of mobile -- but you can keep calling it 5G

The ITU has chosen a formal name for the next-generation mobile system, coming in 2020

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No, you really don't need an Apple Watch

Apple did a remarkable job on such a constrained device, but it is still a constrained device

Oracle says it has completed its stack of cloud services

Oracle has launched 24 new services to help customers onto the cloud

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Boob tube to brain drain: TV's long, strange trip

Is watching TV too demanding? Has 'Downton Abbey' drained your life force? Rejoice, for the BBC may have invented the couch potato's dream device

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Programming Famous gets easier with visual HTML5 builder

The creators of the fast and flashy HTML5 framework want to simplify development for designers

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Net neutrality will prove as evil as the VCR

Everything old is new again, and the same tired threats will prove to be false once more

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