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Google, WhatsApp integration lets users back up messages on Android

Google and WhatsApp announced Wednesday that users of the popular messaging service will be able to back up their data through Google Drive in the near future.

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Will Russian hackers be first to play with a Google Cardboard lookalike from Microsoft?

At its Techdays event in Moscow next month, Microsoft is inviting developers to join a hackathon to create games and business apps for its VR Kit -- but it's not clear whether it's software or cardwear.

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Uber's rivals just got a little closer

Close on the heels of its US$100 million investment in Lyft, Chinese ride-hailing app giant Didi Kuaidi has invested an undisclosed amount in Ola, the leading ride-hailing app in India.

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Google finally brings its Keep note-taking app to iOS

Google has finally brought its note-taking app to iOS, more than two years after launching it on Android.

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The 16 best one-hand Android games for fun on the go

One hand occupied? Have a few minutes to kill? These are some great games you can easily play with one hand.


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Apple lists 25 apps impacted by XcodeGhost

Apple has identified 25 iOS apps on its stores that used a rogue version of its Xcode development tool.

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Thousands of iOS apps infected by XcodeGhost

Security researchers have identified over 4,000 iOS apps that have malicious code added by a rogue version of the Xcode development tool.

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Uber tests new carpooling service in China

Riders in Chengdu, China will be able to cut travel costs by using a new carpooling service that Uber Technologies is testing in the country for the global market.

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Samsung teams with Sectra to secure mobile phones for governments

Sectra is working with Samsung to integrate its end-to-end hardware encryption system with the phone maker's Knox mobile security platform to create devices secure enough to carry government secrets.

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Lyft partners with Didi Kuaidi to let you hail a car in China

The partnership allows Lyft expand to China, in a sense, without the regulatory hurdles.

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Salesforce unveils a new CRM tool for 'relationship intelligence'

Salesforce taps technology gained as part of its $390 million RelateIQ acquisition last year to offer a brand-new tool focused on what it calls "relationship intelligence."

Russian authority finds Google guilty of antitrust abuses

Google abuses its dominant market position to force smartphone vendors to install its apps on Android phones, the Russian antitrust authority has ruled.

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Adblock Plus browser launches on Android and iOS

The new mobile browser strips away advertisements from the web sites you visit, much like the popular desktop plugin.

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New Opera Mini 11 'high mode' eases up on compression to show you more content

You can now focus on maximum speed or more web content when using Opera Mini on your Android device.

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Baidu adds an AI personal assistant, Duer, to its mobile search app

Chinese search giant Baidu showed off its latest virtual assistant technology embedded in a robot -- but smartphone owners will also be able to use the AI software to place orders online.