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Facebook tests delivering tips about your location

Facebook is getting closer to territory occupied by Yelp and Foursquare by testing a new service that will provide users with recommendations about their locations.

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Orchestrating the Super Bowl

With the biggest football game of the year coming up, technologists have their hands full with providing a complete engaging experience to those in attendance. From device access to analytics, technology is being turned on its head...

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Intuit backpedals from TurboTax changes after upgrade uproar

Intuit has again apologized for stiffing TurboTax customers by not telling them of changes in its business model and said it would offer partial refunds and free upgrades to its more capable editions.

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Apple ships iTunes 12.1: What you need to know

Apple has introduced iTunes 12.1, bringing a handy Notifications Center widget and some additional slight improvements to the software.

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Apple puts the big hurt on Samsung

Things are not looking so good for Samsung in the smartphone market, especially as it faces its Apple nemesis.

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Android apostates account for 1-in-5 U.S. iPhone sales

Apple CEO Tim Cook may have tapped Android "switchers" as part of the reason for the boffo iPhone sales last quarter, but a survey implied that most of those defectors lived outside the U.S.

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Apple and Samsung now neck-and-neck after monster quarter

The huge popularity of the new iPhone 6 pushed Apple and Samsung closer than ever at the top of the market for smartphones.

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Why Apple Watch may mean lower cost iPhones

The Apple Watch isn’t the end of things being interesting. It’s the beginning of much, much more.

Feds target mobile operator for deceptive data promises

TracFone Wireless has agreed to refund $40 million to customers to settle charges that it throttled bandwidth or cut off data connections, despite promising "unlimited" data service.

Microsoft continues cross-platform tear, releases Outlook for iOS, Android

Microsoft today launched Outlook for iOS and Android, a rebranded version of startup Acompli's app, to replace the oft-derided Outlook Web App.

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FREE: Outlook for iOS and Android, plus more mobe Office goodies

Microsoft is proud to unleash more 'free' mobile apps for iOS and Android. Along with the new Outlook app -- based on Acompli -- the Android tablet versions of the other Office apps are now fully supported, being no longer in preview....

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Apple hits Samsung at home, where it hurts

Apple is getting closer to matching Samsung Electronics on its home turf in South Korea

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Apple defies law of large numbers by booking bang-up iPhone sales

Apple sold a record 74.5 million iPhones in the December quarter, a record that bested the old one by a whopping 24 million.

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News flash: The 'Apple Watch vs. Android Wear' battle is not and will never be a real thing

Don't be fooled: The real battle within the smartwatch realm has nothing to do with Apple against Android.

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Amid blow-out quarter, Apple barely mentions Mac sales

Almost unnoticed during Apple's earnings call on Tuesday, the company said it sold 5.5 million Macs, a record for the final quarter of the year.

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Microsoft's Surface line-up posts 2nd straight profitable quarter

Microsoft yesterday reported a second consecutive quarter of gross profit for its Surface tablet line, and said that revenue broke the $1 billion mark for the first time.

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Android essentials: 13 apps I can't live without

These are the apps I need to make a device do what I want it to do -- and they might just work wonders for you, too.

All signs point to the demise of Microsoft's Surface 2 tablet

Microsoft is within a whisker of calling it quits on its failed experiment with the Surface tablet.

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