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Run any Android app on your Chromebook with this hack

Google's letting you run four official Android apps on your Chromebook. This hack lets you run ANY Android app on your Chromebook.

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Bug infects Apple's iOS 8 HealthKit, delaying third-party app launches

The iOS 8 feature plays a key role in Apple's health tracking ambitions

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Hands on: Office Lens scanning app for Windows Phone now makes editable Word files

Most scanning apps generate a JPEG or PDF file, but Office Lens skips right to the good stuff: Word or PowerPoint files. Though some scrawls will still confound it, this is nevertheless a Windows Phone app worth bragging about—and downloading ASAP.

Privacy lapses riddle majority of mobile apps, data protection authorities find

One in three applications request excessive permissions, and privacy information is inadequate in 85 percent of them, a study found

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Android app refund window officially upped to two hours in Google Play Store

In early August, it seemed like Google Play's return window increased to two hours. Now it's official: it has.

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5 apps business travelers shouldn't leave home without

These travel apps help you plan routes, book flights, and even remember your socks.

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Dell creates Virtual Smartphone app for Android, iOS phones

Dell's virtual smartphone will provide an alternative Samsung's Knox and other apps that provide a digital lockbox for storing sensitive corporate information an employee's personal phone.

Instagram, Grindr, and more popular Android apps put user privacy at risk, researcher says

Instagram and Grindr stored images on their servers that were accessible without authentication

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7 dictionary and reference apps that are not just for students

These wiki-tools, thesauruses, and word games make awesome tools for use inside and out of the classroom.

on techhive.com

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Google to pay $19 million to refund kids' in-app purchases

Some children were able to run up hundreds of dollars in in-app purchases, the FTC said.

on greenbot.com