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Pokki for Windows 8

Lenovo plans to install Pokki's Start Menu replacement and app store on PCs

Lenovo will add SweetLabs' Pokki utility to its PCs, providing an alternative to both the Windows 8 Start page as well as the Windows app store.

Tech For Life: More apps and gear for air travelers

We're still stuck at the airport, but not to worry -- we've got the right apps and accessories on hand to take some of the agony out of flying.

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China's Baidu calls app stores flawed, focuses on Web apps

The Chinese search giant unveiled a new app distribution model on Thursday.

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Revamped YouTube apps rock playlists, movable videos, and Chromecast previews

YouTube is adding some new video-playing functions to its mobile app on both iOS and Android devices. Some of the tools are aimed at giving users more control over how they stream video to their television sets using Chromecast, Google's new video streaming device.

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Google gets the best of Waze with latest Maps update—and vice versa

After snatching up social traffic app Waze in June, Google is finally adding the app’s crowdsourced incident reports its own mobile Maps.

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Microsoft updates Windows Phone App Studio as DIY developer projects skyrocket

Microsoft is updating the recently launched beta of Windows Phone App Studio to improve performance and scalability after the new app development tool crossed 55,000 active projects.

Build your own mobile apps

DIY dev: should you build your own app?

For businesses with the right talent and resources, developing your own apps can offer huge advantages. But it’s not for everybody.

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How Nuance is building a digital persona that loves you

A man falls in love with his digital assistant. It's not just the premise of a new movie. It's a business objective of Nuance Communications.

Plants vs Zombies 2 review: Sticks to its roots, but paywall leaves us feeling dead inside

Plants vs Zombies 2 has more plants, more zombies, and more ways to make you pay.

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Investment firm Fidelity designs a Google Glass app

The research arm of financial services firm Fidelity Investments has begun work developing the first Google Glass app targeted specifically at investors and traders.

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