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Report: Cortana could appear on iOS, Android

It doesn't seem to be set in stone, but Microsoft's digital assistant could be an option alongside Apple's Siri or Google Now.

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Too much tapping? Create your own Android and iOS keyboard shortcuts

Speed up your touchscreen typing by setting up oft-repeated words and phrases in your phone's settings.

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Apple blocks infected WireLurker apps from running

The company advised that people stick to trusted sources for downloading apps

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Chinese iOS devices fall prey to invasive WireLurker malware

Thousands of users may be infected with malware that collects data from an iOS device, Palo Alto Networks said--though the malware is only found in a third-party app store that offers free versions of premium software.

Bankable Backup and Recovery options for Your iPhone or iPad

Take a look at these useful tools for backing up and restoring your iOS device.

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Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard hands-on: Solid, but not quite universal

How can you call a keyboard universal if it doesn't work with Windows Phone? Microsoft's Universal Mobile Keyboard can't quite answer that question.

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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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Free spreadsheet apps can show you the money, but paid versions spare you from ads

If you must look at a spreadsheet on a smartphone (prepare to squint!), these four free apps could work. Note that paid upgrades offer useful perks, and a fifth app we tried is well worth its small price.

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4 fast note-taking tips for Android and iPhone

Hold that thought! Learn how to take voice and text memos without even unlocking your phone.