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What happens to companies that depend on the iPhone?

What the iPhone giveth, the iPhone taketh away.

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Hands-on with Apple's new video-editing app, Clips

How does Clips compare to Snapchat when it comes to making fun videos? We put Apple's new app to the test.

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Samsung's Bixby voice assistant won't ship with Galaxy S8 on April 21

Samsung's highly promoted Bixby voice assistant won't be shipping with Galaxy S8 on April 21, as previously announced.

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7 ways Android and Windows 10 can work well together

You can sync reminders between an Android device and a Windows 10 PC, share files and more – if you have the right apps. We’ll tell you how to make it work.

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Why smart stores don't check out

Amazon, Starbucks and Apple want you to walk into their stores, pick up your items, then walk right out. But there's a problem.

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How to use Apple’s new Clips app

What is Clips, where can you get it, and where can we find the best advice for using it?

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Facebook's M assistant launches in U.S., will offer chat suggestions

More than a year after introducing a virtual assistant in its Messenger app, Facebook is launching M to the masses. M now offers a set of suggestions to help with the conversation being carried out.

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Amazon to refund parents over kids' in-app purchases, says FTC

Parents with children who ran up bills, sometimes huge, through in-app purchases stand to get some or all of that money back. Amazon could have to hand out more than $70 million in refunds to affected consumers, according to the U.S....

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What you need to know about Windows 10, UWP and desktop apps

With the Creators Update, Microsoft is making it easier to wrap existing desktop apps in the new Universal Windows Platform format.

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The great Hangouts pivot: What it means for you and what you should do now

If you use Google's Hangouts app to handle your text messages, listen up: Things are about to change. (Again.)

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Google Play faces cat-and-mouse game with Android malware

What’s the best way to avoid Android malware? Downloading all your apps from the Google Play store -- where software is vetted – is perhaps the best advice. But that doesn’t mean Google Play is perfect.

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Apple acquires Workflow automation app, offers it free

Apple has acquired the Workflow automation app, which allows iOS users to trigger a sequence of tasks across apps with a single tap.

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7 handy hidden features for Google Play Music

Crank up the volume on your music-listening experience with these seven out-of-sight options.

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Review: Microsoft Teams almost as bad as its beta

Despite the beta feedback, Microsoft cuts corners on user interface, functionality, and cross-platform support. When will it learn?

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Your smartphone: The mechanic in your pocket

You can use your Android or iOS device to gain access to a wealth of information about your vehicle’s operation. A few dollars spent on an OBD adapter and app can save you hundreds of dollars in unnecessary auto repairs.

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16 months later, YouTube Music is still a missed opportunity

Google's vast library of rare and live music could be a major selling point for the company's streaming music service. Instead, it's a barely-connected footnote.

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How CIOs cope when mobile app development goes rogue

Business units often develop mobile apps on their own, turning to IT only when things go wrong. Better governance around business units and their mobile app demands can help alleviate the worst pain points.

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Microsoft updates Cortana for iOS with a fresh look

Microsoft gave its Cortana app for iOS a facelift Friday, replacing its old black and blue aesthetic with a new look that puts the assistant’s key features at users’ fingertips.

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