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Alibaba partners with U.S.-based Quixey for mobile app search in China

Alibaba had previously provided funding to Quixey last year

Anonymous sharing app Whisper under a cloud over user location data

The app is accused by The Guardian of tracking users' locations


Mobile device and date use skyrockets, US gov't survey says

US residents are increasingly using mobile phones for downloading, email and other apps, the NTIA says

Q&A: Will.i.am dubs his Puls wearable a bracelet, not a smartwatch

Will.i.am, during an interview, explained the thinking behind his wearable device

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Last minute iPad Air, iPad Mini, and iMac rumors ahead of Apple's special event

What fans can expect to see during Apple's special media event on Thursday

Will.i.am's beast of a smartwatch makes calls and more without needing a phone

But it does need a data plan from AT&T in the U.S. or from O2 in the U.K.

Salesforce.com gives mobile app development a 'Lightning' strike

The next generation of the Salesforce1 platform is announced at Dreamforce

Q&A: How Yik Yak wants to weed out abuse and become the next Twitter

Yik Yak CEO Tyler Droll and Chief Operating Officer Brooks Buffington lay out their vision

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Only 14 U.S. states have handheld-while-driving bans

Even though use of handheld devices while driving has become a dangerous and growing epidemic in the US, many states still have not enacted nor enforce a usage ban.

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Apple sends out invites for Oct 16 special event

Apple next week is likely to announce a slew of new hardware

Simpler back-end integration on mobile apps aim as IBM and Xamarin collaborate

IBM has integrated Worklight with Xamarin's mobile development platform

Eric Schmidt takes jab at Apple and Tim Cook over privacy

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt things the search giant has a leg up on Apple when it comes to user privacy protections

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Gartner: Top 10 Technology Trends for 2015 IT can’t ignore

Gartner defines its Strategic Technology Trends as those technologies that have the most potential to drive great change in the enterprise IT arena in the next three years. Indeed this year’s crop has that potential as trends like...

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Apple may unveil a gold-colored iPad this month

Apple will reportedly unveil a new color option for the iPad later this month

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

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

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

iPhone Weirdness Quiz

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

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.

First Look

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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