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Is Facebook’s Instant Articles the end of the paywall?

Ubiquitous social media giant Facebook has launched a mobile service called Instant Articles. It allows news stories provided by a number of partners to be read in their entirety from the Facebook iOS…
The smartphone, and increasingly Apple’s iPhone, is the center of the fast-growing app economy. Reuters

Apple’s record earnings show app economy’s meteoric growth

Even as the US economic recovery remains subpar with employment gains in only the lowest-paying jobs – and sluggish gains at that – one segment is surging: the still-nascent app industry. Apple’s latest…
John Chen with his BlackBerries. Reuters

Why BlackBerry’s argument for app neutrality is crazy

Last night, BlackBerry CEO John Chen penned a blog post on net neutrality. He was in favor of net neutrality but in the last half of his post introduced a whole new notion of neutrality: “application neutrality…
Listening in to a conversation can be easy if you have the right code in place. A. Strakey/Flickr

Sound advice – a new way to eavesdrop on Nexus phones

You don’t have to look far to see how many ways criminals can exploit mobile devices for nefarious purposes. From simple phishing scams to creating fake Wi-Fi networks, the methods in which data can be…
There’s an app for that. Camdiluv

Six wearables and apps to improve health and happiness

The age of the wearable is fast upon us, and many of the new products we’re going to see in the next 12 months will be all about health and happiness. The New York Times recently predicted that soon some…
When digital device users connect to cloud storage or developers’ data archives, they lose control of their data. LZF/Shutterstock

Wearer be warned: your fitness data may be sold or used against you

People interested in tracking their health, physical activity levels and body functions can now choose from a plethora of sensor-embedded digital gadgets to monitor and measure their bodies. But the big…
This informs us that someone has odd taste in signs. Staci Myers

Yo! How much information can you pack into one bit?

Yo! And to say it again, yo! There’s a new app available which does precisely one thing: it sends the single word “yo” to another user. No context, no other message, not even “no”. Just “yo”. Yo. Yoyo…
The combination of social, mobile, cloud and data analytics is offering small firms new potential. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Flickr

Small business is missing the mobile, social, cloud revolution

Most companies that live and breathe the online revolution are not tech startups, but smart smaller firms that use online tools to run their core business better: to cut costs, reach customers and suppliers…
Developers will, according to Apple, be able to code faster and more efficiently than ever before, thanks to Swift. HackNY.org/Flickr

Swift: how Apple’s new coding language lives up to its name

As Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) winds up in San Francisco today, 1,000 Apple engineers and 5,000 developers will return to their parts of the world armed with Apple’s own programming…

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