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Twilio API sinks all the application sync issues

Increasingly users demand a consistent experience, whether engaging with a service on the web or mobile. Twilio says its Sync API will help developers do that.

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Apple confirms: Pokémon Go has already set an App Store record

Apple says Pokémon Go saw more downloads in its first week of availability than any other app in App Store history.


This Tinder scam promises to verify your account, but actually sells porn

Tinder users beware. The popular dating app generally doesn’t verify user accounts, but that hasn’t stopped spammers from pretending to offer the service.

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Here's all the gear you need for a Pokémon Go adventure

Pokémon Go is hotter than a Charizard right now, but the game asks a lot from people who want to play actively. It’s a huge battery hog, and long play sessions require a lot of physical endurance. Here’s what you need in your Go bag...

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7 things you shouldn't do while playing Pokémon Go

Everyone is playing the mobile smash, but some people aren't doing it right.

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Hackers claim to have launched DDoS attack that crashed Pokémon Go servers

Hacker Group PoodleCorp claimed responsibility for taking down Pokémon Go servers, although Niantic did not verify the attack.

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This fake Pokemon Go game will secretly drive porn ad clicks

A newly discovered fake Pokemon Go game will actually lock your phone and then secretly run in the background, clicking on porn ads.

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In Nice attack, government's official terror alert comes too late

"Take cover," the French government warned people in Nice via its official terror alert app, hours after the immediate danger had passed.

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10 travel apps to smooth your next business trip

The best-laid plans of mice and business travelers often go awry. When trip stress is mounting, these mobile apps can help.

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Telecom industry hails FCC move to open 5G spectrum

Description: Eleven gigahertz of high-frequency spectrum is now available for use in mobile broadband technologies, after the FCC on Thursday created the Upper Microwave Flexible Use service in the 28GHz, 37GHz and 39GHz band, along...


Salesforce1 update will leave many mobile devices out in the cold

An upcoming update to the Salesforce1 mobile app will dramatically reduce the number of supported devices and effectively leave users of all but the latest and most popular devices out in the cold.

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Two men fall off San Diego cliff playing Pokemon Go, just as I predicted

On Monday, my brother who lives in San Diego sent me an email with the subject line: “Third time this week.”


Attention spans in apps decrease signific…

Businesses find it increasingly difficult to keep customers using and making purchases via their ecommerce apps, a new report from Jampp found.


New York driver crashes car into tree while playing Pokémon Go

A driver in New York state ran his car off the road and into a tree last night as a result of playing Pokémon Go.

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How Facebook keeps you from hating its apps

Nothing provokes app uninstalls like sluggish performance and aggressive battery consumption. Facebook reveals how it uses mobile device testing to prevent those uninstalls.

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Senator prods Niantic about Pokemon Go privacy and security issues

Sen. Al Franken raises concerns about Pokemon Go privacy issues, while the National Mall and Memorial Parks say it's inappropriate to play in some locations.

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Here's how to star in Apple's new TV show about app creation

Apple is co-producing a TV show about app design and development, and you might be able to play a starring role.

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Pokemon Go maker addresses Google account access scare

It looks like it's safe to go back into the Pokemon Gyms and PokeStops, as Pokemon Go maker Niantic has addressed concerns that it has unfettered access to Google accounts of those who signed up for the popular mobile game via their...

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