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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.

IDG.TV Live @ SXSW Presented by the UK'S Department for International Trade | Day 1

Join host Jimmy Conrad at Great Britain House at SXSW as he talks to innovative British tech companies Plansnap and Kymira. This program presented by the UK's Department for International Trade. The companies...

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Apple and SAP hope to create new class of iOS developers

Apple and SAP are looking to foster a new breed of enterprise iOS developers by simplifying backend systems integrations and moving business services to the cloud.

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Uber gets permit to test autonomous cars in California

Uber Technologies’ autonomous cars could be returning to California soon after state authorities permitted the company to test the vehicles.

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Security holes in Confide messaging app exposed user details

Confide, a messaging app reportedly used by White House staff, apparently had several security holes that made it easier to hack.

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Microsoft's Visual Studio 2017 hits general availability

Microsoft’s tools for developers hit another milestone when the company made Visual Studio 2017 generally available. As the name implies, this is the next major release of Microsoft’s integrated development environment.

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Better smartphone cameras on the way

Improvements to cameras, photos and video in smartphones are among the biggest lures for buyers, and several smartphone manufacturers at Mobile World Congress announced camera innovations designed to meet that demand.

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It’s all Greek to me! 5 foreign language learning apps

Traveling for business or pleasure? These five mobile apps can have you speaking like a native in no time.

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How YouTube TV will kill cable

YouTube's new live TV service will make TV mobile, flexible, easy, competitive and super profitable for Google.

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Relax: This phone measures your blood pressure

This Swiss electronics company is on a mission: To stop millions of people dying of ignorance each year.

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Save 38% on the TP-LINK Wi-Fi Smart Plug, Works with Amazon Alexa - Deal Alert

Gain peace of mind by checking on your devices remotely and always coming home to a well-lit house. Use away-mode to make it look like you are home when you travel, and have lights turn on/off at set times to conserve energy and save...

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SAP sets March 30 as launch date for its dev kit for iOS

Almost a year after SAP teamed with Apple to develop business applications for smartphones and tablets, the German enterprise software developer is ready to unveil the first fruits of their partnership.

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Lenovo to integrate Amazon Alexa into Moto smartphones

Lenovo is working with Amazon to put the Alexa voice assistant in more Moto smartphones, and in the process, looking to depose Google Assistant.

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Note to self: Stop taking notes!

Artificial intelligence makes scribbling or typing notes and reminders obsolete. Talk and the notes just happen.

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Apple Music just released an album made on an iPhone

Steve Lacy just released a new album project through Apple Music – and the entire project was recorded on an iPhone and edited using GarageBand.

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