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Apple must face claims of monopoly in iPhone app market

A federal 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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EU wants to regulate WhatsApp and Skype like carriers

The European Commission wants to extend electronic communications privacy legislation to include internet-based communications services such as Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Google Duo, Apple iMessage and Viber.

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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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Survival strategies for a hyper-regulated economy

How software automation and mobile communication can ease the pain of regulatory compliance, improve enterprise performance and deliver new customer features.

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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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Should Google buy Slack to bridge messaging gap?

As Slack continues to get more popular, Google's lack of a blockbuster app for team messaging could become a problem for the tech giant. Experts weigh in on whether or not a Slack acquisition makes sense for Google.

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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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BlackBerry counts on cars to reverse decline in revenue

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

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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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With a McDonald’s case study in tow, Inkling scoops up cash

One of the more interesting end user computing companies I’ve come across scores and impressive funding round.

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Review: 7 Android apps that track your expenses

If you do any business travel, you know how important -- and annoying -- it is to track your spending. One of these 7 Android apps can help.

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Skype, WhatsApp face increased privacy regulation in Europe

Legislators want to bring such services within the scope of rules protecting users' privacy with their proposed Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation, a draft of which was obtained by Politico on Monday.

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Does Google listen in on your life?

A widely held myth says Google eavesdrops on your life to improve search results. It doesn't, but should it?

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32 tips and tricks for Google Photos

Got Google Photos? This guide will help you get around the service like a pro and do all sorts of advanced stuff with your image collection.

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Cortana for iOS, Android now features quick access to common actions

Microsoft's Cortana virtual assistant is getting a facelift on iOS and Android aimed at making it more useful and brightening a rather dour interface.

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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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