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  • Samsung faces lawsuit in China over bloatware on phones

    A consumer protection group in China is suing Samsung Electronics and a Chinese vendor for placing too many preinstalled apps on phones, and is demanding that the whole smartphone industry eschew bloatware.

    Written by Michael Kan03 July 15 16:28
  • Facebook and Google dominate time spent with mobile apps

    The battle for mobile social supremacy is largely a two-horse race these days as Facebook and Google combine to claim one of every four minutes U.S. users spend on mobile devices, according to a report released this week by Forrester Research. Forrester tracked the app use of 1,721 adult smartphone users in the U.S. during the three-month period ending in December 2014.

    Written by Matt Kapko03 July 15 04:57
  • Wi-Fi password-sharing feature in Windows 10 raises security concerns

    With the launch of Windows 10, anyone who walks into your house and gets your Wi-Fi password for their PC could potentially let all their friends onto your network, thanks to a new feature that has ignited controversy online.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank02 July 15 13:53
  • FCC tells TracFone it must allow phone unlocking

    TracFone, a major provider of prepaid mobile phone service, must keep its promise to let customers unlock their devices and transfer service to competing carriers, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said.

    Written by Grant Gross02 July 15 05:39
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  • How to take a screen shot on your Apple Watch

    Last week, I finally received my Apple Watch. I plan to write a number of related Watch tips and tricks stories, and I like to be able to provide visual aids in my posts whenever possible, so one of the first questions I asked myself was, How do I take a screen shot on the Apple Watch?

    Written by Al Sacco19 May 15 00:24
  • How to sort your Facebook feed by time on mobile

    Weddings. Job promotions. News articles. Facebook thinks it knows what the best stories are to drop in your news feed. But some users might want to see things their own way.

    Written by Zach Miners24 May 14 04:00
  • Secure location sharing with smartphone app

    Running late for a meet up with friends or an appointment? Share a location securely and for a limited time period with smartphone application Glympse. It's a free download for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry.

    Written by Nick Barber12 July 13 19:45
  • Control your TV with your smartphone, tablet

    Using your smartphone or tablet to control your Tivo box is easy and offers a lot of flexibility in recording shows and channel surfing.

    Written by Nick Barber22 Jan. 13 18:49
  • How Mobile Apps Developers Can Best Target Geolocation

    Geoloqi, a scrappy software development startup in Portland, Oregon, claims to be re-inventing the way companies build location-aware applications. Here's the story behind the company and geolocation technology.

    Written by Matthew Heusser20 Nov. 12 13:48
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  • When it comes to mobile apps, IT is ‘slow, poor and weak'

    When 80 percent of employees say mobile technology is critical for getting their job done, but the same number say they haven't asked their IT department for the apps they need because they don't think they'd get what they need, that's a sure sign of trouble.

    Written by Mary Branscombe24 June 15 23:24
  • 5 reasons you're going to want Apple's next iPhone

    Apple is cooking up such an iPhone upgrade path, with a wave of rumors warning the next iteration will be faster, thinner, and possibly even curvier than before.

    Written by Jonny Evans23 June 15 22:28
  • Wearables for workplace wellness face federal scrutiny

    Federal regulators are weighing reforms to widespread workplace wellness programs that could affect how personal data from consumer-grade fitness bands and smartwatches is kept confidential.

    Written by Matt Hamblen20 June 15 02:25
  • Enterprise mobility slowed by security concerns

    Mobility is marching forward in the enterprise in all sorts of ways, say some 430 companies at MobileIron's user conference in San Francisco this week. Yet they're facing the same stiff hurdle -- namely, security. These were the key highlights of the keynote session, which included a special guest appearance by an Uber executive.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige11 June 15 23:21
  • What Apple News means to publishers, advertisers and you

    Apple is taking a fresh stab at content curation and aggregation with a native mobile app that it will release as part of iOS 9 this fall. The Apple News app will combine and curate articles from more than 50 publications at launch, and it is sure to create another rift between those who create online media, advertisers and the many companies that want to deliver it to online readers.

    Written by Matt Kapko11 June 15 02:13

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