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5 ways the iPhone changed our livesupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 16:19:00

On June 28, 2007, Nokia was the top selling mobile-phone company in the world, people stopped working when they left their computers, Android phones didn't exist, and high-powered executives were addicted to thumbing on their BlackBerrys.

4 Southern newspapers cut productionupdated: Mon Jun 18 2012 08:52:00

The Times-Picayune and 3 other Southern newspapers are cutting production to three days per week.

Could mobile apps save local news?updated: Mon Jun 18 2012 08:52:00

On mobile devices, social media may be hot, but news still captures people's attention. And the news business, troubled though it has been, is all about attention. But can mobile news apps help save news about your community?

Facebook rolling out App Centerupdated: Fri Jun 08 2012 10:59:00

Make room, Apple, Google and Amazon. One more major Internet player now has an app store.

LinkedIn launches iPad app, takes new directionupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 12:18:00

The world's largest professional social network just got a wider reach -- and it wants to be in front of your face for more of the day.

'No permission' Android apps can see and share your dataupdated: Mon Apr 23 2012 17:47:00

Savvy Android users tend to be wary of installing apps that request seemingly unnecessary permissions. When an app wants access to data or functions on your phone, such as your contacts list or the ability to send text messages, it can signal potential security or malware risks.

Goodbye maps, hello apps: Planning travel on the goupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 08:38:00

Apps -- those bite-sized portals to mass information and services -- have not only revolutionized the way we communicate, but also how we travel and how we maximize our time on the road.

CNNMoney: Fake Pokemon app becomes Apple App Store bestsellerupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 17:39:00

A scam Pokemon game reached No. 2 on Apple's App Store charts this week before it was pulled -- a debacle that calls into question both Apple's approval process and Nintendo's "no apps for us" stance.

Parents need more privacy info about kids' apps, feds sayupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 08:33:00

Is that app you just downloaded surreptitiously gathering data to push targeted ads to your 6-year-old? Quite possibly.

Battle of the Smartphonesupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 07:29:00

iPhone vs. Android - which wins? HLN's Jennifer Westhoven went to the Consumer Report labs to find out.

Why 'Android fragmentation' isn't so badupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 07:29:00

Even though Android is the most popular smartphone platform in the U.S., and even though there were 10 billion Android app downloads as of December 2011, many Android users are frustrated that they're still treated like a second-class app market. That's because "fragmentation" makes it more complicated to develop Android apps that will run on most Android phones.

50 new tech tools you should know aboutupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 14:20:00

You may have dozens of apps on your phone and scores of websites bookmarked on your laptop, but that doesn't mean you have all the latest tech tools at your fingertips.

Phone, tablet users spend more time with apps than Webupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 15:00:00

Phone and tablet owners used to spend most of their time surfing the Web.

Atari embraces new era of gamingupdated: Mon Jan 16 2012 13:06:00

To adapt to the new era of gaming, Atari is returning to its roots.

Twitter's contentious redesign boosts unofficial appsupdated: Wed Dec 14 2011 21:56:00

The week-old redesign of quick-messaging service Twitter was meant to simplify its tools and make it more accessible to newbies. But it has had some unintended consequences.

Microsoft launches Xbox Live app for iPhone, iPadupdated: Thu Dec 08 2011 14:54:00

Microsoft released an Xbox Live app for iOS devices on Wednesday, bringing features of Microsoft's gaming service to Apple devices for the first time.

Apple, Google diss standard mobile app rating systemupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 07:45:00

In an effort to streamline and simplify the maturity ratings of software in mobile app stores, CTIA, the international wireless industry association, yesterday proposed a ratings system that store owners could voluntarily adopt.

Why is Facebook making a phone that nobody wants?updated: Tue Nov 29 2011 07:41:00

Reports have surfaced again in the past week that Facebook is working on a phone.

PayPal launches Facebook app for sending money to friendsupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 15:22:00

Social payments are taking a giant leap forward. PayPal has unveiled a Facebook app that lets you send money to friends.

The re-appearing Gmail app for Apple iOSupdated: Wed Nov 16 2011 17:23:00

Two weeks ago, Google published its much-anticipated Gmail app in the Apple app store.

Readability gives free online news inbox with upcoming Apple appsupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 23:36:00

Few people seem eager to return to the news articles they didn't have time to read during the day, and even fewer are willing to pay for that privilege.

Researcher: iPhone bug could let hackers steal photos, contacts and send textsupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 14:52:00

A bug in Apple's mobile operating system allows hackers to take control of iPhone and iPad apps, using them to steal people's photos, contacts and even send text messages without the device's user knowing about it, according to a notable computer security researcher.

The week Google really 'messed up'updated: Thu Nov 03 2011 12:32:00

Love or hate Google, you probably don't expect this sort of message from one of the largest and most innovative Internet and technology companies in the world:

Gmail app for iPhone debuts, disappearsupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 17:46:00

One of the most highly anticipated apps for Apple devices was made available on Wednesday. At least, until it wasn't.

BlackBerry set to offer free apps for outageupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 02:24:00

Starting Wednesday, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion will make available the first of a dozen apps free to customers slammed by last week's global outage.

CNNMoney: Finally! Facebook releases its iPad appupdated: Mon Oct 10 2011 18:48:00

One year, six months, and seven days after the iPad first went on sale, Facebook has at last released its app for Apple's tablet.

Nokia paying developers to build Windows Phone appsupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 19:39:00

As Nokia prepares for its next crucial venture into the U.S. and high-end smartphones, the Finnish cell-phone maker is missing a crucial piece: an abundant catalog of applications.

Facebook to launch iPad app at Apple's iPhone 5 eventupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 07:40:00

Facebook will launch its long-awaited iPad app at Apple's iPhone 5 launch event on October 4, Mashable has learned. In addition to the iPad app, Facebook is also expected to release a revamped version of its iPhone app and may unveil an HTML5-based mobile app marketplace.

Songza apps socialize the digital mix tapeupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 07:47:00

Streaming music service Songza launched apps for Android and iOS on Tuesday that are designed to make it easy for music fans to find and share digital playlists for practically any occasion.

Verizon to relaunch its Android app storeupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 00:41:00

Verizon Wireless is rebooting its application store for smartphones after a lackluster first attempt.

CNN acquires Zite, maker of iPad magazine appupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 15:34:00

CNN announced Tuesday that it is acquiring Zite, a Canadian tablet software developer.

CNNMoney: Amazon knifes Apple, launches Web-based Kindle Cloudupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 11:34:00

Amazon is sidestepping Apple's strict new in-app purchasing rules for the App Store with three simple words: to the cloud.

Survey finds smartphone apps store too much personal dataupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 08:32:00

An uncomfortably large percentage of mobile applications are storing sensitive user account information unencrypted on owners' smartphones, according to a new survey of 100 consumer smartphone apps.

FBI's first app helps parents report missing childrenupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 17:59:00

When they're not hunting bad guys, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has designed a smartphone application for concerned parents.

Sidestepping Apple: Companies rethink app strategiesupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 08:07:00

We all knew that once Apple starting enforcing new rules for in-app purchases, it would change how media companies do business on the iPhone and iPad.

CNNMoney: Amazon caves to Apple's new App Store rulesupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 14:44:00

Nearly one month after Apple's strict new App Store rules kicked in, Amazon and other publishers have finally rolled over.

Facebook iPad app hidden inside iPhone appupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 09:49:00

Facebook's iPad app could be a lot closer to launch than we thought. A full-sized, fully-functional version of the iPad app is hidden inside the current iPhone app.

'Angry Birds' aims for 1 billion fansupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 18:39:00

Just how big is mobile game phenomenon "Angry Birds"?

Google+ iPhone app now availableupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 08:26:00

Update: Google has already released an update to the Google+ app. For those that are having problems, check the App Store and download the latest version.

iPhone, iPad users: Watch out for malicious PDF filesupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 16:13:00

Although so far, Android devices pose the greatest risk of mobile malware, no mobile platform is immune to this problem -- not even Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

CNNMoney: Amazon wins skirmish in 'App Store' battle with Appleupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 13:11:00

Apple has been dealt a blow in its "App Store" trademark case, with a federal judge denying its request for an injunction to stop Amazon from using the term.

Review: Google+ a clean, intuitive mobile experience so farupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 07:58:00

Last Tuesday Google unveiled its attempt to rival Facebook, a social-networking product called Google+.

Obama pokes fun at Facebook CEOupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 07:57:00

President Obama jokes with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a web townhall event in Palo Alto, California.

'Awesome' Facebook announcement coming Wednesdayupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 07:57:00

We're sure it's a coincidence that we got this e-mail while we were setting up our Google+ profiles.

CNNMoney: Apple vs. the world: App Store showdown loomsupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 18:06:00

Big changes are coming to Apple's App Store on Thursday -- and they could mean big trouble for e-book sellers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

CNNMoney: Mobile Web apps escape Apple's iron gripupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 05:57:00

Earlier this month, the Financial Times and ESPN debuted slick new applications for smartphones and tablets. But you won't find them in the iTunes App Store or Android Market. These apps run in your browser window.

Mobile malware alert: Beware of fake Android Marketupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 17:02:00

This week, mobile security provider Lookout is warning Android users of a new twist on malware (one of the key mobile security risks I covered last week).

CNNMoney: Will Apple boot Kindle from its App Store?updated: Wed Jun 15 2011 05:16:00

Apple and Amazon are barreling toward a showdown -- and neither side wants to talk about it.

AT&T removes Android app restrictionsupdated: Thu May 19 2011 15:26:00

After years of restrictions, AT&T will now allow Android smartphone customers to install applications downloaded outside the official Android Market.

CNN launches news app for Nokia phonesupdated: Wed May 18 2011 11:07:00

With apps for iPhones, iPads, Android phones and Android tablets, CNN delivers news and video to on-the-go American consumers on a variety of mobile platforms.

Google streamlines Android marketupdated: Thu May 12 2011 08:30:00

Android's explosive growth over the past three years has been a double-edged sword for its apps. On the plus side, there are more of them than ever. On the negative side, there are more of them than ever.

Game developer braces for fight with Apple over nameupdated: Wed May 04 2011 06:00:00

When Christiaan Rendle first heard Apple promoting software called AirDrop, he was flying high -- and concerned about a crash landing.

iPad 2 buying frenzyupdated: Wed May 04 2011 06:00:00

Apple's iPad 2 was launched in London with great fanfare. Nina Dos Santos reports.

CNN releases Android smartphone appupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 13:37:00

CNN on Tuesday announced the release of its app for Android phones, highlighting an "immersive" news-reading experience and the ability for users to create their own stories and share them from their phones.

Android still growing, but some developers frustratedupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 11:56:00

Google's Android platform has been growing steadily since its release in 2008. Now, one out of every three U.S. smartphone owners is using an Android-based device, according to a recent report.

Video site Vimeo debuts iPhone appupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 08:44:00

Vimeo set an ambitious goal for its premiere iPhone application.

BlackBerry's PlayBook tablet may face uphill battleupdated: Mon Mar 28 2011 14:42:00

Once the most popular smartphone, the BlackBerry has been losing ground in the past year to iPhone and Android models. So Research in Motion is trying to carve out a new market with the PlayBook (the upcoming BlackBerry tablet) due to hit stores in the U.S. and Canada on April 19. Prices start at $499, same as for the iPad 2.

What to make of the Apple-Amazon 'app store' feudupdated: Tue Mar 22 2011 14:42:00

The giants of the tech world have worked themselves into a tizzy over the term "app store."

More apps may be coming for feature phones, tooupdated: Tue Mar 22 2011 11:41:00

Consumer demand for mobile media is growing fast, but the smartphone app market has quickly become heavily saturated and fairly confusing.

Apple sues Amazon over 'app store' nameupdated: Tue Mar 22 2011 11:08:00

Amazon just revealed its own specially curated version of the Android Marketplace, but has chosen to label it the "Appstore."

Only one in four mobile apps engages user, study saysupdated: Mon Mar 21 2011 16:59:00

What makes a good mobile app? In general, it's not whether you download it but whether you keep using it.

CNNMoney: Taking down the Apple and Google smartphone duopolyupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 14:01:00

If apps were taken out of the equation, would you consider buying a Palm Pre? What about a BlackBerry Torch? Or a Windows Phone?

Is Google's Android Market dangerous?updated: Wed Mar 02 2011 16:14:00

Google's Android Market experienced its first real security lapse on Wednesday as more than a dozen apps were were found to be lined with malicious code that could be used to steal user information and more.

Report: Apps to explode to $38 billion market by 2015updated: Tue Mar 01 2011 08:22:00

Apple bet big on the App Store -- and 350,000 apps later, competitors are struggling to catch up. Now, there's Google's Android Market, BlackBerry's App World, HP's Palm App Catalog, and Microsoft's Apps Marketplace.

Why does Google name its Android products after desserts?updated: Fri Feb 04 2011 11:07:00

If you've been following tech news this week, you probably came across the term "Honeycomb," Google's unofficial name for its new Google Android operating system.

Report: One-quarter of downloaded apps only get used onceupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 16:25:00

OK ... so obviously not all mobile apps are Facebook, "Words With Friends" or "Angry Birds."

Vehicle owner's manuals -- now on smartphonesupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 18:44:00

If you own a 2011 Dodge, you might want to check out out the new Dodge smartphone app for your vehicle, which includes a digital owner's manual. Hopefully, this will grow as a trend among vehicle manufacturers.

New Facebook app shows why feature phones still matterupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 12:41:00

People who write -- and read -- tech news often forget or dismiss the fact that the vast majority of mobile users in the United States (70 to 75%) and around the world (up to 95%) still don't use smartphones, tablets or other advanced mobile devices.

Daughter downloads 10-billionth app, mom hangs up on Appleupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 12:26:00

Apple's countdown to 10 billion downloads in its App Store hit its long-awaited milestone this weekend.

Apple's Mac App Store sparks another software gold rushupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 13:18:00

With the launch of an App Store for the Mac last week, Apple has proved that its all-in-one digital marketplace model -- so successful for the iPhone, iPod and iPad -- can flourish on old-fashioned laptop and desktop computers as well.

Mac App Store launches with 1,000 apps, big discountsupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 13:32:00

The Mac App Store has launched, freshly stocked with over 1,000 OS X applications. The store comes as part of an OS X update, version 10.6.6, and is a standalone application rather than being yet another add-on to the already creaking and bloated iTunes.

CNNMoney: Amazon prepares to launch Android Appstoreupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 17:21:00

Watch your backs, Apple and Google: Amazon is getting into the app store game.

CNNMoney: Windows Phone 7 hits 5,000 app milestoneupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 17:26:00

Windows Phone 7 hit the 5,000-application mark in its app store on Wednesday, as Microsoft announced it has shipped 1.5 million devices to retailers since the phone went on sale two month ago.

Booming app stores search for developers to fill themupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 08:07:00

App stores are booming, but there may not be enough applications to fill them all.

Apple finally approves Google Voice appupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 18:05:00

Apple began carrying Google's free voice app for iPhone on Tuesday, after the application hung in limbo for more than a year.

Android hits 100K apps; still trails Appleupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 09:43:00

Along with wireless networks and geeky tech specs, the apps available for a smartphone have become a major product differentiator. That's why news that Google's Android platform hit 100,000 apps on Monday sent such waves through the tech world, with dozens of blogs weighing in.

Is the mobile app-pocalypse coming?updated: Wed Oct 20 2010 19:35:00

Right now, mobile apps are hot -- and for the next few years they're likely to remain a popular part of the mobile ecosystem.

Google Voice app coming to the iPhone?updated: Tue Sep 14 2010 17:19:00

Smartphone fanatics have been waiting for months for a Google Voice app to come to the Apple iPhone. Now there's a new sign that this may happen soon.

CNNMoney: BlackBerry's biggest problem: The app gapupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 15:31:00

The success of the iPhone and Google's Android platform spotlights the real "killer app" in the smartphone market: having apps.

Sneak peek at CNN's global iPhone appupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 10:36:00

CNN's Errol Barnett has an exclusive look at the new CNN iPhone application for users outside of the U.S.

U.S. government launches 17 mobile appsupdated: Tue Jul 06 2010 16:37:00

USA.gov has unveiled a slew of free mobile apps that provide information about product recalls, most-wanted criminals and other federal government information and services.

How to search for Android apps without an Android phoneupdated: Tue Jun 15 2010 12:28:00

The recent debut of the EVO 4G, Droid Incredible and other Android smartphones is probably making more people than ever interested in learning what an Android phone can do.

Apple unveils iPhone 4, 'biggest leap we've taken' since first modelupdated: Tue Jun 08 2010 11:47:00

Apple CEO Steve Jobs on Monday introduced the newest version of the company's popular smartphone: iPhone 4.

Has the iPhone lost its cool?updated: Fri May 21 2010 14:40:00

Did Google just turn the tables on Apple?

Is Apple becoming the Microsoft of mobile?updated: Wed May 05 2010 17:01:00

Apple could soon be the target of an antitrust investigation by either the Federal Trade Commission or the Department of Justice, according to numerous press reports, with the feds focusing on its new policy requiring developers to write iPhone OS apps using only Apple-approved programming languages.

With Palm, HP reboots mobile strategyupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 10:02:00

With its purchase of Palm, Hewlett-Packard acquired more than just a smartphone maker. It also picked up a whole new strategy for its mobile devices.

Sneak peek at iPhone OS4updated: Fri Apr 09 2010 12:09:00

Apple's Steve Jobs holds a developer preview to show off the newest features of the iPhone OS4 operating system.

New iPhone system, with multi-tasking, unveiledupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 12:09:00

Apple unveiled details of its next-generation iPhone operating system Thursday in a press event at the company's headquarters here.

What's in store for Apple OS 4.0?updated: Wed Apr 07 2010 10:47:00

iPhone OS 4.0 is on its way. There have been hints that we'd see the next version of the software that powers the iPhone and iPod Touch soon, and Apple sent invitations to a media-only preview of the software on Thursday, inviting us to "get a sneak peek" at iPhone OS 4.0.

CNNMoney: Google vs. Apple: An epic battleupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 11:14:00

Let the smartphone smackdown begin.

Touch the Webupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 09:25:00

Intel's Infoscape allows you to interact with real-time data in a radical new way.

Apps: They're not just for your phone anymoreupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 09:25:00

To most people these days, an "app" is something you download on your smartphone to help you do a specific task -- say, find a good nearby restaurant.

CNNMoney: Apple's App Store tops 3 billion downloadsupdated: Tue Jan 05 2010 11:52:00

Apple announced Tuesday that its App Store has surpassed 3 billion downloads from iPhone and iPod touch users.

Cities embrace mobile apps, 'Gov 2.0'updated: Tue Dec 29 2009 11:08:00

Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist and a customer-service guru, was riding on a public train in San Francisco, California, recently when something common but annoying occurred: The railcar filled with people and became uncomfortably hot.

How Microsoft blew it with Windows Mobileupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 14:31:00

Microsoft Windows continues to dominate the PC market with a 90 percent market-share stronghold, but when it comes to smartphones, Microsoft is getting beat up worse than a mustachioed villain in a Jackie Chan movie.

Android's rapid growth has some developers worriedupdated: Tue Nov 17 2009 17:06:00

A year after its release, Google's open source Android operating system has become a sensation.

Apple battles 'jailbreakers' over iPhone controlupdated: Mon Nov 16 2009 15:14:00

When he was 17, George Hotz poured hundreds of hours of his summer vacation into a special project: learning the iPhone's secrets. His unpaid labor eventually paid off.

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