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New Microsoft beta lets workers build their own apps without coding

Microsoft announced Friday that it's opening up its PowerApps app creation service to the world, after a private beta period that began last year.

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The death of Intel's Atom casts a dark shadow over the rumored Surface Phone

Windows phone fans have dreamed of a Surface phone that can natively run existing Win32 apps. But with Intel's decision to discontinue its Atom processors for smartphones, that dream is probably dead.

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Intel cuts Atom chips, basically giving up on the smartphone and tablet markets

Intel could be on the verge of exiting the market for smartphones and standalone tablets. As it cuts its Atom product line, the company is flushing billions it spent trying to expand in those markets.

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Five to Try: Angry Birds launches into Action, and Radon serves up ultrasonic link swaps

Grab some fresh Android apps and games for your phone this weekend.

on greenbot.com

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This week in games: Modern Warfare gets remastered, Fox News calls out The Division

Plus six minutes of Deus Ex, twelve minutes of Shadow Warrior 2, and an hour and a half of Doom.

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Google Maps update ties your photos, contacts, and destinations closer together

You can now batch upload photos, add contact addresses to your places, and get more suggestions for things to do.

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Microsoft develops IFTTT rival called Flow for connecting apps and services

On Friday, Microsoft launched a preview of Microsoft Flow, which allows users to connect Microsoft services and third-party apps in logical ways.

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Android device updates: BlackBerry Priv, Verizon Droid Turbo 2 begin Marshmallow rollout

A couple of AT&T-branded LG phones are also in on the action, while the Nextbit Robin gets plenty of improvements to the camera and battery.

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How to customize the Apple TV (fourth-generation) home screen

Make the Apple TV home screen your own by customizing the top row, app order, and folders.

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Google begins beta test of Trips, a new travel companion app

The app is in a limited trial with Local Guides participants, but screenshots give us hints about what Google is working on.

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FCC wireless auction hits spectrum target, paving the way for fast, reliable 5G

Television stations have volunteered to sell off 126MHz of 'beach front' wireless spectrum to mobile carriers in an ongoing U.S. Federal Communications Commission auction, potentially bringing higher speeds and more reliable networks to customers.

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Google Play now warns users of apps that contain advertising

Developers were warned last year that a move was coming. It could force Android developers to start charging for content that is now free.

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Google drops its $999 Chromebook Pixel as more midpriced models debut

The $1299 Chromebook Pixel remains, but the company could be creating more breathing room for a new and fancier generation from other vendors.

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Doom co-creators John Romero and Adrian Carmack unveil retro shooter Blackroom

Update: Aaaaand it's canceled, pending completion of a demo.

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Biz Stone's Jelly app relaunches, promising to revolutionize search

Twitter cofounder Biz Stone takes a second shot with Jelly, which he described as a failure in its first iteration.