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Apple hires mobile encryption pioneer as encryption debate rages on

Apple revealed Tuesday that it rehired a security expert who has a background as a mobile encryption pioneer, as the company continues to face scrutiny from governments wanting more access to its products.

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Toyota, Volkswagen partner ride-hailing companies

Toyota and Volkswagen are the latest automakers to forge alliances with ride-hailing companies, deals that could see the car makers not only sell cars to drivers of the app companies but also develop jointly on-demand mobility technologies.

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Tech woes hamper jury in Oracle case aginst Google

Jury deliberations at the Oracle v Google trial were interrupted Tuesday due to technical problems.

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New ads in Google Maps might suggest a pit stop at McDonalds

Later this year, Google Maps users will start seeing new ads as they're driving down the road and planning trips using its mobile app.

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The legal mumbo jumbo on popular mobile apps can take over 24 hours to read

Have you ever been turned off by the lengthy “terms and conditions” and privacy policies of mobile apps and other online services?

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Google and Oracle's Android copyright fight is up to a jury now

Oracle and Google’s fierce court fight over the code inside Android went to a jury on Monday after closing arguments that sharply differed on the most basic issues.

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Google's modular smartphone project sacrificed its original vision to move forward

Google's Project Ara modular smartphone is coming to developers at the end of this year, but it's lost a key part of its vision along the way -- total customizability.

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Google and Levis are releasing a smart denim jacket this year

Google and Levi's want people to beta test their smart clothing, starting later this year. The companies have teamed up on a smart jacket for bicyclists that will allow wearers to control their smartphones using sensors woven into the cuff.

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Stale beer no more: This app can tell you when your brew's past its prime

There's a good chance your tastebuds would tell you when you're drinking stale beer, but now science has come to the rescue to spare them that pain.

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Android apps will come to Chromebooks, as Google puts the Play Store in Chrome OS

Google's Play Store will be coming to Chrome OS, the lightweight operating system that powers Chromebook laptops. This move will suddenly give the app-starved Chrome a lot more to work with.

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Who's in your store right now? SAP's new data service can tell you

Marketers can tap virtually limitless volumes of data about customers' online activities, but the offline world isn't nearly as forthcoming. That's where SAP aims to help.

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Apple sets up Maps development center in India

Continuing his bid to woo Indian customers and developers, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook on Thursday said the company was setting up a new development center for its Maps product in Hyderabad in south India.

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Got privacy? If you use Twitter or a smartphone, maybe not so much

The notion of online privacy has been greatly diminished in recent years, and just this week two new studies confirm what to many minds is already a dismal picture.

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A big update to Google's Android Wear will make fitness tracking easier

Android Wear, Google’s operating system for smartwatches, is getting its biggest update to date with the upcoming 2.0 release of the software that brings improved messaging and fitness support.

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Google releases Android N Developer Preview 3 beta

Android N Developer Preview 3 will let you dive into VR Daydream apps and more.