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Apple has bigger plans than just song ID with Shazam deal

Apple will integrate music identification technology created by Shazam into the next version of iOS, but could go much further than simple song naming.
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With Google Glass, the doctor can see you now

Emergency room physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are four months into a pilot program where they are using Google's computerized eyeglasses to help treat patients.

Facebook wants to help you meet friends offline

Facebook now has its own take on location sharing -- an optional feature that periodically broadcasts people's locations to their friends.

AT&T wearables to hit the smartwatch runway soon

Smartwatches for use on AT&T's network will be out this year, a company executive said Wednesday.

Streaming services may rescue the Pay TV market

IPTV is being added to lower priced bundles by digital TV providers to lure in a younger generation of subscribers and give the market a needed boost after years of declining subscriptions.

SAP users rattle sabers over fees for user-friendly Fiori apps

SAP user groups are stepping up pressure on the vendor over the fees charged for its user-friendly Fiori applications, saying they should be included as part of the substantial annual maintenance costs customers already pay, particularly given SAP's dismal track record with interfaces for its Business Suite ERP software.

Google said to be eyeing a boost to encrypted sites in search results

Websites that use encryption could be elevated in Google search results sometime in the future, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Would Amazon really make a phone? Of course

The idea of an Amazon smartphone, reportedly in the works for a September release, may seem far-fetched or foolhardy but isn't that big a stretch for the ambitious shopping, device and content giant.

Rimini Street diversifies with cloud services for Workday, Salesforce.com

Independent Oracle and SAP support provider Rimini Street will now offer integration services for customers who want to adopt SaaS (software-as-a-service) offerings from the likes of Salesforce.com and Workday.

Google ramps up fight against bad apps with tightened Android security

Google is boosting Android security safeguards to better detect potentially harmful apps throughout their life cycle.

Mobile Apps In Depth

Brace yourself, here comes the mobile appsplosion

Companies are engaged in a kind of arms race with competitors to see how many apps they can get everyone to use. But this aggressive push for more apps is going to end up giving users app fatigue.

As IDC Sees It, Tech's 'Third Platform' Disrupts Everyone

What IDC deems the third platform of computing -- social, mobile, cloud and big data -- is transforming IT much faster than the first (mainframe) or second (client/server) platforms ever did. This has tremendous implications for the IT industry, yes, but also for anyone doing business in today's world.

Evan Schuman: Wal-Mart is latest big company with mobile-app security problems

The evidence keeps mounting that companies that put out mobile apps are not paying nearly enough attention to security. Even big companies with large and experienced IT staffs are guilty.

OneNote vs. Evernote: A personal take on two great note-taking apps

Now that Microsoft has made OneNote free for consumers, can it compete with the well-known Evernote? Preston Gralla offers his take on both.

12 Tips for Creating a Mobile-Friendly Website

Just because your website can be viewed on a mobile device doesn't make it mobile-friendly. To find out how to ensure your mobile customers have a positive experience, follow these suggestions from mobile experts and Web design and development pros.

How do you feel? Your phone may soon tell you

A variety of projects unveiled in the past year aim to give mobile apps the ability to instantly detect a person's emotional state.

Analyzing Mobile Phone Choice by Age Is Risky Business

Are iPhones used primarily by more mature mobile users who crave ease of use? Are Android phones more popular among the young, techie and cost-conscious? CIO.com's Tom Kaneshige has discovered there are no simple answers.

How apps are changing fast food

The world of fast food is getting faster -- and redefining the future of mobile payments. Just look at what Taco Bell and Chipotle are doing.

Competing on multiple fronts helps Broadcom, CEO McGregor says

Broadcom got a jump on Mobile World Congress this week, announcing two steps forward in its fledgling LTE silicon business. On Monday, the company introduced a turnkey solution for LTE smartphones to be priced under US$300. On Tuesday, it announced a test, on a live carrier network in Finland, of a high-end handset chip that can use so-called Category 6 LTE with speeds as high as 300Mbps (bits per second).

4 Android e-reader apps: The latest word in reading

Sometimes even a tablet is too much trouble to tote. These Android smartphone e-reader apps will make it easy to enjoy your favorite book wherever you go.

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