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National Park apps aid your trek from sea to shining sea

Visiting the national parks this summer? If you’re carrying your smartphone in your pocket, you’ll have all the guidance you’ll need to get around rough terrain with apps from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

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Go digital for last-second gifts this Mother's Day

You're running out of time to pick up a gift for mom. But if she's already got a mobile device, giving electronic gift cards and apps is a breeze.

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The 15 best Android widgets

These useful widgets should be on your Android home screen.

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Barnes & Noble's Nook HD adds Google Play store

Barnes & Noble is adding the Google Play store to HD versions of its Nook tablet, in a bid to counter slowing sales of its devices.

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Money can't buy privacy in Google Play store, study shows

Both paid and free apps in the Google Play store harvest the same amount of private information from Android phones, a security researcher has discovered.

Google removes ad-blocking software from Play store

Google has removed some programs from its Play store that block web advertisements, contending the applications violate its rules by interfering with other services.

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Opera debuts beta WebKit-based browser for Android phones

By moving to open-source WebKit, Opera says it managed to make its browser faster, on par with Safari on iOS and Chrome on Android.

The Android apps of 2012 worth paying for: A favorites list

These 20 Android apps that debuted in this past year, made our favorites list for 2012.

Last-minute online gifting for apps, movies, music, and books

Stuck without a gift close to Christmas? Never fear: If your relatives like apps, books, movies, musics, or TV shows, there's a very simple solution to this dilemma -- electronic gift certificates.

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FTC tightens privacy rules for kids’ apps

App platforms such as Apple’s App Store are exempt from new FTC regulations that require apps to obtain parental consent before following children’s online behavior.

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