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Outlook app for Android and iOS boosts Microsoft's mobile comeback

Even if Windows Phone never cracks the 5 percent mark in market share, Microsoft could end up reaping rewards.

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IoT consortium Thread Group launches free membership initiative for promising startups

As it welcomes Somfy and Tyco to its board of directors, the Thread Group keeps an eye out for startups that could have an outsized impact on the developing Internet of Things market.

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Intuit issues refunds to try and stifle TurboTax user revolt

Intuit has again apologized for stiffing TurboTax customers by not telling them of changes in its business model.

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Verizon to allow opt-out from mobile 'supercookies'

An identifer on people's phone creates cookies that can't be deleted, but Verion says you can opt out.

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Securing your computing ecosystem from smartphone to PC

Your computer is no longer the only thing that needs protecting. Malware, phishing, smishing, and all kinds of exploits threaten your mobile devices.

BMW cars found vulnerable in Connected Drive hack

An attacker could mimic a BMW server and remotely unlock a car, researchers found.

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AT&T will pay $18.2B as top bidder in mobile spectrum auction

Dish Network will pay about $10 billion, but its plans for the spectrum are unclear.

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Twitter's Vine Kids app is amusing for grownups too

Vine's new kid-oriented app likely has bigger plans.

Key Considerations for Extending Unified Communications to Mobile Users

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Google Now is about to get even more powerful with third-party app data

All those apps you have installed on your phone or tablet? They'll be able to route information directly through Google Now.

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Pandora finally refreshes its tired interface in Android app update

It's not Material Design, but it's a much cleaner look for the popular music streaming service.

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Microsoft plans stable Windows 10 transition for businesses

Microsoft will offer a very reasonable means for businesses to transition to Windows 10, as conservatively or aggressively as they choose. But Microsoft's "Windows as a service" offering will still be pay-to-play.

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Possible Galaxy S6 schematics leak, offering more details about Samsung's next flagship phone

We've also seen several cases, indicating that it may not be long before we get to see the actual phone.

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This week in games: The Who embrace VR, Homeworld gets remastered, and more

Plus Battlefield: Hardline gets 'beta' dates, Bud Light gets free publicity, and Disney forgets the face of its father. Here's all the gaming news for the week of January 26.

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Five to Try: Office helps you get work done, Satellina distracts you from it

Our picks for the new and updated Android apps and games you need to download now.