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Askem likely to be Windows Phone's next social app

Microsoft invests in Askem, a social quiz app that has so far been released just for iOS devices.

Google Play still fights adware, malware, researchers report

Analysis finds that Google Play still battles apps bearing malware, but the estimates vary with the research.

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Read this now: 7 clever mobile apps to conquer procrastination

More than nagging reminders, these apps help you break through productivity barriers so you can finish reading this and get even more done.

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Apple removes Blockchain, last Bitcoin wallet app, from iOS App Store

The legal uncertainty around Bitcoin may be spooking Apple

Horizon makes sure your videos are on the level

With Horizon, you no longer have to worry about the heartbreak of vertically-oriented videos.

HTTPS Everywhere makes Firefox for Android more secure

The Electronic Frontier Foundation's add-on forces websites to use HTTPS encryption whenever possible.

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SwiftKey Note review: Awesomely fast typing, but limited to just one app

This note-taking app has a super smart predictive keyboard and syncs with Evernote.

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Yahoo buys itself a digital assistant with Incredible's (dead) Donna app

And it will be used to improve... Yahoo Mail.

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Report: Spy agencies collude to gather personal data from mobile apps

The targeted apps have included the mobile versions of Facebook, Yahoo’s Flickr, LinkedIn and Twitter, according to reports in The New York Times, the Guardian and ProPublica.

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U.S. Justice Department files lawsuits over counterfeit apps

Four men have been charged with copying Android apps and selling them through online markets.

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Starbucks app teaches users to check security, experts say

The weak protections for customer data in Starbucks' mobile-payment app is a "wakeup call" for consumers who should never assume the apps they use in their smartphones are secure.