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Google makes Quickoffice free, throws in an extra 10GB of storage

The productivity suite for iOS and Android, which Google acquired last year, lets users create and edit Microsoft Office files on their mobile devices.

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App downloads to hit 102 billion in 2013, spurred by an avalanche of freebies

There ain't no such thing as a free lunch, but there's a veritable avalanche of free apps.

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BlackBerry messaging service rolls out to Android and iPhone this weekend

While layoff rumors fly, BlackBerry is moving ahead with plans to roll out its popular BBM messaging service to Android and iPhone devices.

How to see which iOS apps are popular nearby

Wondering which apps the cool kids in your part of town are using? iOS 7 will tell you.

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Uber Improves Transportation App with Automatic ETA Feature

Uber, the mobile company that provides rides through a real-time smartphone app has added a new feature to its service.

Google buys Bump for smoother file sharing

Google's Bump buy could mean seamless cross-device sharing is coming to iPhones, laptops, and other hardware that doesn't support NFC.

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Mobile printing: A guide for the BYOD world

You may print less from your smartphone or tablet, but when you need to, there’s help from printer vendors and third parties.

Intel's developing perceptual computing chips to help PCs hear, see, and feel

The head of Intel's perceptual computing group says that functions like speech, gestures, and recognition will take advantage of Intel's existing microprocessors, but require dedicated chips as well.

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Want that app 'to go'? RAD Studio dev tool now supports Android, iOS

Embracing the growing market for mobile applications, Embarcadero Technologies has updated its flagship RAD Studio so developers can use the IDE (integrated development environment) to write C++ or Delphi programs for both Android and iOS devices.

See ya, SMS: Social messaging apps do more, for free

Social apps combining messaging, games, and stickers are already huge in Asia—and quickly growing here.

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