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Mobile developers get offline sync in new Amazon SDK

The upgraded SDK makes extensive use of Amazon's Cognito service for user identity and data sync

Mobile technology offers option to combat fake drugs in West Africa

Use of counterfeit medication rises as outbreaks of cholera and Ebola proliferate


iPhone Weirdness Quiz

See if you can answer these five questions about recent iPhone-related strangeness correctly

China blocks Instagram, mentions of 'tear gas' amid Hong Kong protests

Chinese websites including Baidu and Sina Weibo are blocking searches for "tear gas"

Apple yanks buggy iOS 8 update

Apple released an update to iOS 8 on Wednesday to fix a bunch of bugs -- but the update itself is now causing all sorts of trouble.

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FIRST LOOK: Ray Ozzie's Talko cloud calling/messaging iPhone app

I never did use Ray Ozzie's Lotus Notes or Groove (acquired by Microsoft) collaboration tools, mainly because the companies I worked for didn't use them, though I have interviewed the famed software designer and watched his colorful...

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Ray Ozzie’s Talko app stores calls in cloud, lets you search them

So far it’s just for iPhone, but the goal is support for corporate work groups.

Apple iOS 8 fixes outlined in report

With iOS 8 crashes and complaints aplenty, you can expect Apple to issue am 8.0.1 patch for the new iPhone and iPad software before long.

Crashing Apple's iOS 8 party

Mobile apps performance management company Crittercism finds iOS 8 is outcrashing iOS 7 on iPhones and iPads in a big way so far.

Lyft acquires ride-sharing startup Hitch

Lyft introduced its own car-pooling service in August

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Apple Watch development involved hundreds of engineers, designers

Jony Ive recently shed some light on the design process behind Apple's recently unveiled Apple Watch

Virginia Tech researchers devise traffic app to rival weather apps

Virginia Tech researchers are developing a traffic app that uses cloud computing to help travelers get to their destination without getting stuck in a traffic jam or waylaid by an accident.

Back to the future: 13 year old video outlines Citrix's plan for the next 10 years

Video that Citrix created in 2001 to depict the future is a must-watch

Orange offers 'smart app' dev tool and global M2M location service

The company has created a new entity, Orange Applications for Business, to bring together its network and application integration services

Bug infects Apple's iOS 8 HealthKit, delaying app launches

The iOS 8 feature plays a key role in Apple's health tracking ambitions

Box has high hopes for iOS 8 doc picker extension

The cloud storage provider expects the new iOS feature will boost usage of its iPhone and iPad app

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Browser vulnerability caps rough few months for Android security

It has been a summer of discontent for the Android security community, as a host of vulnerabilities large and small has arisen to plague the world’s most popular mobile OS. The revelation this week of a cross-site scripting flaw in...

Researchers' new app outs iPhone and Android phone energy hogs

Researchers from the United States and Sweden have launched free iOS and Android smartphone/tablet software that singles out which apps take the biggest toll on your device batteries and also visualizes fragmentation of Apple and...

Lyft car-pooling opens in LA despite regulatory challenge

California regulators last week called the service illegal

California regulators say Uber, Lyft and Sidecar's car-pool services are illegal

Drivers can't carry multiple passengers while charging individual fares, the Public Utilities Commission said

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