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Using Instagram for iOS on public Wi-Fi poses risk of an account hijack, researcher says

Instagram is moving to full https encryption but isn't there just yet

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Facebook moves all mobile chat to Messenger app

You'll no longer be able to send messages from Facebook's main mobile app

Stanford 'holy grail' battery breakthrough could triple gadget battery life

A lithium anode battery could mean less frequent recharging for electronics.

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Privacy groups call for action to stop Facebook's off site user tracking plans

Authorities should act immediately to stop this new vast expansion of Facebook's data collection and user profiling, privacy groups said

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Huawei's smartphones shipments rise on international sales

Huawei has ambitions to become a leading global smartphone vendor

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Rhapsody reaches 2M subscribers, bets on new unRadio service

Rhapsody said it has crossed 2 million paid subscribers for its music services

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Testbed will help clouds and networks shake hands

The CloudEthernet Forum will use live traffic to develop and refine standards for end-to-end services

How to find the hotels, beaches and airports with the best Wi-Fi

If you're looking for a place to stay this summer where you can hole up with Netflix in the evening, avoid some of the hotel industry's biggest names.

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Virtual servers still face real security threats

A new survey from Kaspersky finds that many IT professionals don’t understand the security threats against virtual servers.

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Fitbit narrowly misses becoming the first activity tracker for Windows Phone

Fitbit is publishing its own, first-party app for the Windows Phone platform today. But Microsoft itself beat it to the punch.

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Qualcomm planting seeds for 4K video, silicon brains in mobile devices

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip has graphics, computing and wireless features that could make it into lower-end chips.

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Mobile devices to get faster LP-DDR4 memory next year

LP-DDR4 memory will start appearing in tablets next year, two years earlier than expected

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Hortonworks, Pivotal team to better manage Hadoop

Two Hadoop distributors will join forces to work on Apache Ambari, a Hadoop management tool