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Swarm 'Portal' beacon to provide retailers insight on in-store activity

The device picks up heat signals from shoppers to give retailers foot traffic patterns

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Google beefs up Apps mobile management features for Android

A new feature lets admins configure the suite to wipe an account from an Android device that's been inactive for a preset period of time

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Wearables and design will be big at Google I/O

Best practices around design, specifically for wearables, will be a focus at next month's developers' show.

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Google looks to unite work and pleasure by acquiring Divide

Divide consolidates work and personal apps on people's own mobile devices

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Apple and Google agree to drop all patent suits

The deal will see the two work toward patent reform, they said

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IDC cuts IT spending forecast on mobile slump, emerging market uncertainty

Economic uncertainty in China and Europe due to the Ukraine crisis are 'wild cards'

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Google improving Google Translate with Word Lens app acquisition

The company is acquiring Quest Visual, maker of the camera-based translation app

Put an Android phone to use in your Arduino projects

A new Arduino board makes all the sensors in an Android smartphone available to a project.

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Judge throws out New York's request for data on Airbnb

The judge called the subpoena overly broad

Linux group builds 64-bit Android KitKat for ARM developers

Linaro has built a 64-bit version of Android 4.4 for developers to write and test applications for ARM-based mobile devices. Is a Google-authored version coming soon?

Change the voice your Android phone uses for navigation

If you're looking for a voice that's slightly less robotic when your phone is helping you navigate, this TechTip will help.

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How to change the voice on your Android phone

The option is in the phone's accessibility menu

Samsung eyes Russia and India as launchpads for its first Tizen phone

Samsung Electronics is once again getting ready to launch a smartphone based on the Tizen operating system, according to a media report

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Xiaomi becomes China's third-largest smartphone vendor

In the first quarter, Apple ranked as the fourth largest smartphone vendor in China

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Facebook kills Poke and Camera apps

The apps were removed Friday from Apple's app store

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Android on the big screen: We chew up and spit out three Jelly Bean all-in-one PCs

What's a mobile OS doing on a desktop PC? Good question.

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HP Slate 21 Pro review: It's built for business, but it's great for the home

It’s like buying a touchscreen display and getting an Android desktop PC for free.