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Pebble Time smartwatch to begin shipping on May 27

Pebble has developed new iOS and Android apps that work exclusively with the Time models.

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Browser for Android and iOS to keep mobile ads, tracking at bay

Both versions are expected to arrive during the third quarter, and an Android beta is already available.

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Google muddies #IoT waters with Brillo OS

Google -- never one to shy away from a project it can't drop in three years -- is reportedly developing a new Android based OS named Brillo for Internet of Things (IoT) devices...

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IBM confirms Apple Watch is also an enterprise product

Apple and IBM have begun introducing Apple Watch support for some of their jointly developed MobileFirst for iOS apps.

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Even a factory reset in Android phones leaves user data behind

Resetting an Android phone to its factory state before getting rid of it often fails to properly wipe all sensitive user data.

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Google to change Maps search system after offensive White House results

Some searches for racist terms that previously triggered the White House now return nothing.

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PayPal hypes its mobile strengths ahead of IPO

As PayPal prepares for its upcoming IPO as an independent eBay spinoff, it wants to make at least one thing clear: It's got mobile covered.

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Apple TV is dead, long live Apple TV!

Apple will not enter the television set market with its own long-expected hardware, according to the Wall Street Journal, putting an apparent end to one of the more persistent rumors weaving around the company's future.

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Android, Chrome OS, and the future of Google's platforms

Android and Chrome OS are destined to come together -- but not necessarily in the way you might think.

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Verizon hit by an 8-hour email outage

A lot of Verizon's email customers woke up to find that their service was down. For many, the problem persisted for 8 hours.

Will homekit be ready for WWDC in June?

Rumors suggest Apple's #IoT Homekit bloatware apps included in iOS 9

Homekit -- Apple's answer to 'Internet of Things' buzzspeak -- was introduced with great fanfare at last year's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Since then, the project has been bedeviled...

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Lenovo's profit hit by acquisitions of Motorola, IBM server business

The Chinese PC vendor is pulling more revenue from smartphones, tablets and servers.

By the numbers: Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac quarterly sales

While there's a lot of chatter about declining iPad revenue, what about overall number of devices sold? We take a look at unit sales, accounting for seasonal swings.

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ARM CEO sees fierce smartphone rivalry driving faster chip development

Heated competition in the smartphone and tablet markets has pushed chip makers to speed up the pace at which they release new processors, ARM CEO Simon Segars said this week.

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LTE smartphones are becoming faster and cheaper

Speedy connections in high-end smartphones won't work without matching network coverage, but cheaper phones may encourage carriers to invest.

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Researchers create app to stop RIG attacks on Android and Android-based IoT devices

Researchers, who said there is an urgent need to mitigate runtime-information-gathering (RIG) attacks on Android mobile and Android-controlled Internet of Things devices, presented 'Leave Me Alone: App-level Protection Against Runtime...

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Android's default browser is vulnerable to URL spoofing

A flaw in Android's default Web browser lets attackers spoof the URL shown in the address bar, allowing them to mount more credible phishing attacks.

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First software update for Apple Watch includes security fixes

The update patches 13 vulnerabilities and updates the trusted root SSL certificates.

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