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Roadkill app could save human, animal lives

Utah State University researchers are reporting on a new app designed to get a much better read on wildlife-vehicle collisions -- a serious situation that leaves a couple hundred people and about a million animals (vertebrates) in the


13 Android Tools for Web Developers

Android mobile devices, while not typically thought of as places where development work gets done, can offer surprisingly useful apps to help developers get the job done, anywhere.

File-encrypting Android ransomware 'Simplocker' targets English-speaking users

The malware was updated to use FBI-themed alerts and encrypt backup files, researchers from ESET said

Yahoo buys Flurry to make more money from mobile apps

The deal could help Yahoo better target ads on mobile devices

China's Internet adoption sags to levels not seen since in 8 years

China's Internet population reached 632 million in June, but growth is slowing

EC slams Apple for in-app purchase policies

Apple maintained that its parental controls "go far beyond the features of others in the industry"

Apple-IBM deal threatens Android's enterprise push

And BlackBerry may get caught in the cross-fire

Apple agrees to pay up to $400 million in e-books price-fixing case

The amount Apple pays out depends on the outcome of its appeal of a 2013 antitrust ruling

Everyone - not just IBM and Apple - is talking about mobile apps

IBM-Apple partnership sends ripples far and wide across the tech industry

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Health Apps Ready to Collect Your Vital Signs, Wellness Data

Samsung, WebMD, Apple and Google are all getting into the health application game. The aim is to help consumers see all their health and wellness data in one place – but will all that information be too much of a good thing?

Secret, an app for posting anonymously, lets users tap into Facebook

The app now offers Facebook log-in, to help members find more friends

Samsung gives its app store a makeover with a focus on Galaxy devices

The company has rebranded the store as Samsung Galaxy Apps

Mobile payments upstart Isis rebrands to distance itself from extremist group

A new name is planned for the coming weeks

Flickr, OneDrive and messaging apps face disruptions in China

China could be targeting the products to suppress mention of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong

Oracle hopes to entice mobile developers with new framework

The Mobile Application Framework works with a variety of development tools and languages

India a hotbed for next-generation smartphones on the cheap

Google, Microsoft and Mozilla have all partnered with local vendors

Android Studio development platform heading towards full release

A new beta version is now available for download

Google previews Fit software kit for health-tracking apps

The SDK will be available in a few weeks and is aimed at helping pull together data from multiple devices

Google enters smartwatch market with LG G and Samsung Gear Live

The smartwatches will be available Wednesday

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