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Microsoft taps iTap as basis for remote desktop apps

Microsoft has picked up iOS, Android, and Mac apps from German developer HLW Software to use as the basis for its own forthcoming remote desktop apps.

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D'oh! Basic flaw in WhatsApp could allow attackers to decrypt messages

The popular mobile messaging application WhatsApp Messenger has a major design flaw in its cryptographic implementation that could allow attackers to decrypt intercepted messages, according to a Dutch developer.

Revamped Skype app for Android tablets oozes Windows-esque style

Skype's Android app has received a much-needed overhaul, adding a new look and greatly improved video call quality.

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Yahoo makes Mail beautiful to woo Gmail users

Less than a year after redesigning Mail's site and apps, Yahoo is pushing a fresh new look to kill the competition.

Leaked Google Hangouts text message support could come with a few caveats

Do you really want your Google+ pals to be able to text you?

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Google backs project to slash Internet costs worldwide

The search giant said Monday it has helped found a global coalition backed by Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee that hopes to dramatically cut the cost of Internet access.

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Microsoft is quietly recycling Outlook email accounts

Like Yahoo, Microsoft is recycling email accounts, and doing so without mentioning the practice in service agreements for Hotmail, Live, and Outlook.com.

Bittorrent is brewing secure, serverless P2P messaging

As dissatisfaction with the NSA grows, so are secure chat options.

Ads may hit Gmail's Android app soon, teardown reveals

A thorough examination of a leaked version of the next Gmail Android app suggests ads are finally hitting your mobile inbox.

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Smart spear phishing could kill the power grid, experts warn

While the energy industry may fear the appearance of another Stuxnet on the systems they use to keep oil and gas flowing and the electric grid powered, an equally devastating attack could come from a much more mundane source: phishing.

China may ease up on Internet censorship in limited regions

The Chinese government may be about to ease up on its policy of censoring its citizens.

A Google Talk bug sent IMs to wrong recipients

A glitch in Google Talk routed instant messages incorrectly on Thursday morning, exposing private text chats to unintended recipients.

Bug alert: Inserting images in Gmail messages could get you banned

Beware Gmail users: Inserting images into the body of an email message can get you temporarily banned from your account.

Be wary of the dubious 'iMessage chat' Android app

A new, non-Apple-sanctioned Android app claims to let you chat with iOS users via iMessage, but there are too many questions swirling around to trust it.

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Leak shutters plans to roll out BlackBerry Messenger on iOS and Android this week

BlackBerry's messenger app for Android and iPhone will not roll out this week as the company struggles to block an unreleased version of the Android app that affected its system.