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5 apps to gamify your personal and work lives

Being productive can be a challenge some days, but these five apps are designed to turn your to-do lists, habits and chores into a role-playing game.

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Holiday shopping goes high-tech: 3 trends retailers have adopted

This holiday season retailers will use augmented reality, chatbots and beacons to help boost sales online and offline.

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In wearables, IDC says the little things are going to be very big

IDC says smartwatches and ear-worn technology are about to get enterprise attention.

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Freshly-funded buddies up with Microsoft on chatbots

Starting from behind the likes of Slack and HipChat with its new workplace collaboration Teams service, Microsoft can use all the help it can get. Startup is among those coming to its aid.

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HubSpot Inbound 2016: A tech conference disguised as a sales & marketing one

HubSpot Inbound 2016 is one techie event for a sales & marketing confab -- CTO says chatbots will be huge thanks to artificial intelligence advances.

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5 screen-sharing apps offer easy collaboration

These five apps that will let you video chat, message, share screens and collaborate in real-time with your coworkers.

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Facebook is bringing artsy neural networks to a phone near you

Facebook users will be able to record smartphone videos that ape the style of famous artworks with a new feature unveiled Tuesday. Using a technique called style transfer, the feature takes live video and turns it into something that...

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Apple just removed hundreds of fake shopping apps from the App Store

Counterfeit apps masquerading as huge brands like Zappos and Nordstrom are sneaking into the iOS App Store.


Uber faces lawsuit from courier claiming employee status

Taking a cue from Uber drivers, a ‘foot and bike’ courier has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against the ride-hailing company and a subsidiary, demanding minimum wages, and reimbursement of tools-of-the-trade expenses and...

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Race issues emerge as a challenge for tech companies like Uber, Facebook

Lawmakers on Tuesday objected to a Facebook feature that allows advertisers to target housing ads to exclude certain racial and ethnic groups from promotions and marketing.

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Mobile is now mission critical for e-business

Web traffic from smartphones will make up 43% of all web traffic next year and will reach 52% globally in 2019, according to research firm Forrester.

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Microsoft cleans house at the Windows Store

Reports show Microsoft removed between 90,000 to 100,000 apps from the Windows Store.

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Messaging and collaboration tools are most valuable enterprise apps

More and more companies use enterprise-specific mobile apps to boost operational efficiency, according to a new report, and if your organization isn't, you're at a competitive disadvantage.

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Microsoft introduces mobile scheduling app for Outlook

A new scheduling experience for Microsoft's Outlook for iOS lets you see co-workers' schedules–similar to the feature in the desktop version.

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Uber drivers in the UK are employees, court rules

Uber should treat its drivers in the U.K. as employees, paying them at least minimum wage from the moment they are available to work until they log off, and providing them with paid time off, a London employment tribunal has ruled.

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Review: 7 PDF editing tools for iOS and Android

When you’re on the go, it’s often not enough to just read a PDF on your mobile device -- you have to be able to sign it, copy it or edit it. These iOS and Android apps can help.

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Google Early Access program: A safe place to develop Android apps

Readfeed, one of the first apps in the Google Play Early Access program, heads to the Play Store after getting friendly feedback from program users.

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Zuznow (who?) offers a Siri-like tool for developers

Zuznow introduces Susie, an intelligent voice assistant similar to Siri, to help businesses develop mobile applications.

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