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Display Dock for new Lumias will cost $99

The device is roughly the size of a pack of cigarettes and has seven different ports.

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LogMeIn is buying password manager LastPass

LogMeIn hopes to bring even more consolidation to the single-sign-on market with the acquisition of password management service LastPass.

10 more ios 9 tips you need to know

10 more iOS 9 tips you need to know

Here are 10 iOS 9 tips and tricks you've probably not come across before.

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Apple removes apps from store that could spy on data traffic

Apple on Thursday removed several apps from its store that it said could pose a security risk by exposing a person's Web traffic to untrusted sources.

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AT&T kicks off Wi-Fi calling years after T-Mobile

AT&T kicked off Wi-Fi calling on newer-model iPhones running iOS 9 after winning permission from the Federal Communications Commission two days earlier.

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JK Rowling’s ‘magical’ yes to Apple’s iBooks Store

Apple has secured a unique worldwide deal to offer enhanced editions of all seven books in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.


The <i>Times</i>’ need for speed on smartphones drives interest in Google’s latest project

At The New York Times, as with its rivals, speeding up web page load times on smartphones is a priority. That's prompting a lot of interest in Google's new Accelerate Mobile Pages Project.


Android malware hammers phones with unwanted ads

Android users in more than 20 countries have been infected with a particularly aggressive malware program that bombards devices with unwanted advertisements.

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Hackers who targeted LoopPay may be looking to track individuals

The security breach at Samsung subsidiary LoopPay was probably more about spying than about gathering consumer data for profit, and the worst could be yet to come, a security analyst said Wednesday.

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Google, WhatsApp integration lets users back up messages on Android

Google and WhatsApp announced that users of the popular messaging service will be able to back up their data through Google Drive in the near future.


Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages project aims to speed up the mobile web

Google unveils a plan to make the open web more tolerable in hopes of fending off Apple and Facebook.

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Android 6.0, Marshmallow: The complete FAQ

Google's Android 6.0 Marshmallow release is full of fresh new features and flavors. Here's a detailed breakdown of what's changing -- and what it all means for you.

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Mobile security: iOS vs. Android vs. BlackBerry vs. Windows Phone

Android Marshmallow and iOS 9 add new tricks to the MDM arsenal, especially for app management.

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Microsoft's zombie Lumia 950 / 950XL, plus Surface Pro 4 / Book (and ^2)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduces the world to new Windows hardware. An improved tablet (Surface Pro 4), a convertible laptop (Surface Book), and a pair of pointless phones (Lumia 950 and 950XL)...

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Verizon to use mobile supercookie to target AOL ads to customers

In an update to its privacy policy, Verizon has warned its customers that it will use its mobile supercookie to target ads from the AOL network displayed on sites around the Web.

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7 useful ways you might use an Apple iRing

A recent Apple patent describes an iOS ring -- how might you use this?


Microsoft Lumia 950XL hands-on: Here's the flagship we've been waiting for

Windows Phone fans are finally getting a standard-setting device, and none too soon. With a big, crisp screen, a great camera, and PC-like capabilities, this is a phone good enough to bring more users into the ecosystem--but only time...

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Robotics, automation play a big role in Gartner's top 10 predictions

According to Gartner's annual top-10 list of strategic predictions, robots, robotic systems and automation will have an expanding role.

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