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New SwiftKey 3 Keyboard App for Android Kills the Need for Spacebar Accuracy

The popular third-party Android keyboard app, now in beta, figures out for you where you need to insert spaces while you type emails or Facebook updates, along with other improvements.

The Future of Money

Using Near Field Communication technology, pay-by-phone schemes are proliferating.

Publishers Update Apps for Apple's Retina Display: Facebook, Nook, and More

If you're wondering which apps are primed for the third-generation iPad, here's a look at 10 apps to check out.

5 Annoying Help Desk Calls - And How to Banish Them

Free your help desk staff and empower your IT customers by eliminating these five all-too-common calls.

20 iPad Business Apps Every CIO Should Want

Check out these iPad apps for sales forces, IT departments and more.

Evernote Adds Speech Recognition to its Android App

Popular notetaking software now turns talk into type.

Run Android Apps on a PC With BlueStacks: Here's How

BlueStacks lets you run Android apps on your Windows machine. Here's how to use it.


Eclipse Readies Browser-based IDE

Orion project adds JavaScript and HTML capabilities for Web app development.

Google Patents Technology to Serve Ads Based on Background Noise

A new Google patent could enable the search giant to base advertising on background noise during phone conversations, although the scope of the patent is much...

Lost Your Phone? Lookout's Latest Report Shows You're Not Alone

Lookout gives us stats on which cities you are most likely to lose your phone in.


Microsoft Restores Access to Phones That Couldn't Access Skype

Microsoft has fixed a bug that made it impossible for about a dozen models of Skype-certified phones to log into the service.

YouMail Pumps Up Call Blocking in Android Phones

Not only can calls be blocked and the ring choked, but the app tells the unwanted caller "this number is out of service."


Mobile Apps: The IT Pro's New Power Tools

Heavy-duty mobile IT apps for the iPad, iPhone, and Android devices have many IT departments on the move.