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Apple must face claims of monopoly in iPhone app market

An appeals court has ruled that Apple must face antitrust charges in a lawsuit that alleges that the company monopolized the market for iPhone apps.

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Security tops app services priority list

Organizations are increasingly deploying application services to keep their applications humming, and for the first time, they are prioritizing security services over availability services.

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Why did Apple remove the NYTimes app in China?

If Apple doesn't stand up to censorship of the internet in China, who will?

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Kuzzle wants to productize consulting firm development services

Is this just another mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) or does Kuzzle have some serious experience that lends it extra credibility?

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Facebook and Google dominate list of most popular apps (again)

The eight most popular mobile apps in the United States are made by two tech giants. Facebook and Google dominated the app market in 2017 and continued a duopoly that's existed for years.

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What were the most disruptive iPhone apps of 2016?

From mobile augmented reality to social live-streaming, here are the trends that iPhone apps brought to the mainstream this year. And what we should expect in 2017.

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Apple gives iOS app developers more time to encrypt communications

Apple has backtracked on a plan to force iOS developers to encrypt their app communications by the end of the year.

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Encrypted messaging app Signal uses Google to bypass censorship

Developers of the popular Signal secure messaging app have started to use Google's domain as a front to hide traffic to their service and to sidestep blocking attempts.

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The best Android apps of 2016

The best apps from all year, in case you missed them.

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2016: The year of augmented reality

From gaming and entertainment to advertising and sales, to retail and manufacturing, augmented reality made its mark and proved its business value.

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BlackBerry counts on cars to reverse decline in revenue

BlackBerry reported another quarter of losses and declining revenue on Tuesday, but CEO John Chen forecast that the company will break even next quarter, its first since quitting the smartphone business.

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Microsoft announces multiple location-based services deals

Combining location-based services could help Microsoft create a massive world map of locations.

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BlackBerry hands its brand to TCL, maker of its last smartphones

A week after BlackBerry officially pulled out of the smartphone market, it has agreed to license its brand to handset manufacturer TCL.

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How Apple and Google approach enterprise apps

Apple and Google both have unique ideas about how enterprises should develop apps for business, and each approach may appeal to IT organizations for a number of different reasons.

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Google Photos tips and tricks

Google Photos has some powerful tools for tweaking and editing images. We show you how to take advantage of them to enhance and display your photos.

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Amazon wants you to grab and go

Amazon is opening up a brick-and-mortar store in Seattle that allows customers to check in with their Amazon account and make purchases without having to wait in line.

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EPIC takes aim at IoT toys Cayla and i-Que that spy on kids, files complaint with FTC

EPIC claims that the Cayla doll and i-Que robot put kids under surveillance.

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Dropbox boosts mobile productivity with offline folder support

Users who need to make sure they can get access to files stored in Dropbox while they're on the go and away from the web have a new feature to help with that. The company announced Tuesday that users of its mobile apps will soon be...

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