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Why Facebook’s anonymous app will look nothing like Secret

The network could be eyeing anonymous discussions around health for its rumored new app.

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5 ways to take charge of your smartphone's home screen

Move icons, add contacts, or change the look entirely. Try these handy tips for Android and iOS phones.

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Flipboard is finally available on Windows Phone

Windows Phone lands another big and much-needed app to spiff up its store. Sure it's four years after being developed for the Apple iPad, but better late than never?

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Google Play Store begins listing in-app price ranges

There is finally better details in Google Play for what those not-so-free games will actually cost.

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PSA: Amazon's giving over $135 in paid Android apps away for free

There are some gems in there, too, like OfficeSuite Professional 7, Autodesk's SketchBook Pro, and Threes!

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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.