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It's summertime. Besides the living being easy, it's the perfect time for some much needed rest and relaxation. The next time you head out of town on vacation, you'll probably rely on your smartphone to help get you around. What are some important applications that make traveling and communicating

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Windows Phone's app catalog may not be as extensive as what you'll find on Android or iOS, but you won't be hurting for choices any time soon. Microsoft has quietly revealed that the Windows Phone Store racked up over 300,000 apps as of this past June, or nearly twice what it had a year earlier. I

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When I open my mailbox, I often find Amazon packages that I don't remember ordering. But today's surprise was a DVD of Sharknado, a movie I absolutely did not purchase. My first instinct was to contact Amazon and change my password, but then I found a note inside: \"For you to test out the new Syfy

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Yo is a notifications app where all it does is send the word \"Yo\" to your friends. That's it. Just \"Yo.\" Of course, silly single-purpose apps like these are a dime a dozen -- remember those fart apps of old? -- but the thing that sets Yo apart is that it's actually attracted a whole lot of attenti

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In the spirit of Indie Game: The Movie, comes App: The Human Story -- a documentary that looks at the people behind the digital goods we consume. The film chronicles the rise of developers following the iPhone's release back in 2007 and runs all the way through Apple's World Wide Developer Confere

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The minds behind Siri's virtual assistant skills are back at it. This time around, SRI International has created Kasisto to boost personalized interactivity inside apps that usually require an actual human to carry out complex activities. Banking and commerce are a prime examples of this sort of t

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Google I/O wasn't all about Android and wearables. The Mountain View company unveiled more information about Chrome OS, that other Google operating system, as well. The big news? Google is finally bringing Android apps to the Chromebook. Sundar Pichai, Google's Senior VP of Android, Chrome and app

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Google says that we glance at our smartphones 125 times per day, but it wants Android Wear devices to take on much of that burden. During an I/O 2014 demo, it showed how smartwatches like LG's G Watch -- paired with Android 4.3 or higher phones -- will display the most important info to you at any

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Free-falling product demos and Rube Goldberg multimedia installations aside, there's always a level of predictability to an opening day keynote. And Google I/O 2014 is no exception. Like clockwork, SVP Sundar Pichai took to the stage in San Francisco this morning to tick off the company's latest a

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Twitter already made the move to allow tweets inside tweets, but it appears the 140-character social stream is looking to revamp the way we all retweet, too. According to TechCrunch, a new feature being labeled as \"retweet with comment\" that enables users to better participate in the on-going conv

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The beauty of apps written for Firefox OS is that they're basically just web apps -- they're built primarily on Java Script and HTML5. That means if you can run the app on Mozilla's mobile operating system, you can run them in its browser too. In fact, if you install Firefox 29 on Android, you can

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The Pebble smartwatch nicely alerts you to most of your smartphone's activities, but it's pretty limited in controlling it -- there are just a few functions, like music track skipping. A new 2.2 firmware update finally gives a much-requested feature, however: changing the volume of your phone's mu

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As Tim Cook embarked on the developer section of the keynote at WWDC, it might have been easy for end users to disconnect. But, if you did, you'd have missed out on two fairly solid updates: developer app bundles and (finally) video previews. Now, developers can combo their apps and sell the bundl

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