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More enterprises are building their own custom mobile apps

Three-quarters of enterprises have now begun some level of mobile app development — a marked increase in just one year, according to Gartner.

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4 hidden settings to make Chrome for Android even better

Supercharge your Android phone's Chrome browser with these powerful yet out-of-sight options.

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8 business card apps for smartphones: Scan 'em and store 'em

If you can't keep track of your business cards, one of these 8 smartphone apps will help you scan and store all those new contacts.

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The top 5 mistakes enterprise devs make when building mobile apps

While many organizations have embraced the need for mobile apps to get work done or address customer needs, development efforts sometimes fail. Here's why.

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Mingis on Tech: The alphabet soup of mobile device management

Do you know your MDM from MAM and EMM? It's all about BYOD, and how companies can keep data safe while making it easier for workers to be productive with their own devices.

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Why mobile apps management trumps a traditional BYOD strategy

Most employees don’t get corporate-approved smartphones or tablets, and policies that include wiping personal devices of data have a “chilling effect” that courts civil lawsuits. So companies should focus on managing a specific set of...

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Apple’s iPad gains drag-&-drop and a Finder-like file system

Indie developer, Readdle, just transformed the iPad user experience with much requested file and usability features.

Schools in Alabama warn parents about Blue Whale ‘suicide game’ app

It's not an urban legend, but a sick game spread over 50 days with the last task assigned by the 'master' to delete all proof and commit suicide. Vulnerable youths are the target of the Blue Whale Challenge.

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After early hype, smartwatches slowly emerge with enterprise uses

A market for enterprise-use smartwatches is slowly emerging, being led by the Apple Watch.

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Review: Samsung Dex nearly nails smartphone-as-desktop

Difficult setup and hardware issues mar an otherwise successful marriage of a smartphone to the traditional desktop experience

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Samsung's Bixby voice assistant won't ship with Galaxy S8 on April 21

Samsung's highly promoted Bixby voice assistant won't be shipping with Galaxy S8 on April 21, as previously announced.

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7 ways Android and Windows 10 can work well together

You can sync reminders between an Android device and a Windows 10 PC, share files and more – if you have the right apps. We’ll tell you how to make it work.

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DevOps—The path to sustainable competitive advantages

DevOps strategies can help companies deliver digital experiences quickly. This speed brings organizations closer to their customer and more in tune with their needs.

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Why smart stores don't check out

Amazon, Starbucks and Apple want you to walk into their stores, pick up your items, then walk right out. But there's a problem.

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How to use Apple’s new Clips app

What is Clips, where can you get it, and where can we find the best advice for using it?

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Facebook's M assistant launches in U.S., will offer chat suggestions

More than a year after introducing a virtual assistant in its Messenger app, Facebook is launching M to the masses. M now offers a set of suggestions to help with the conversation being carried out.

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Amazon to refund parents over kids' in-app purchases, says FTC

Parents with children who ran up bills, sometimes huge, through in-app purchases stand to get some or all of that money back. Amazon could have to hand out more than $70 million in refunds to affected consumers, according to the U.S....

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What you need to know about Windows 10, UWP and desktop apps

With the Creators Update, Microsoft is making it easier to wrap existing desktop apps in the new Universal Windows Platform format.

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The great Hangouts pivot: What it means for you and what you should do now

If you use Google's Hangouts app to handle your text messages, listen up: Things are about to change. (Again.)

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Google Play faces cat-and-mouse game with Android malware

What’s the best way to avoid Android malware? Downloading all your apps from the Google Play store -- where software is vetted – is perhaps the best advice. But that doesn’t mean Google Play is perfect.

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