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Google App Store Gets More Oversight
Google Play

Google App Store Gets More Oversight

The tech company is tightening supervision of its freewheeling Play store, forming a special team to screen new apps for malware and sexually explicit material.
Microsoft's Digital Assistant Cortana Possibly Headed to Android, Apple Devices
Microsoft

Microsoft's Digital Assistant Cortana Possibly Headed to Android, Apple Devices

The tech giant is giving Cortana a boost with research from an artificial intelligence project called 'Einstein.'
Google Opens Its First-Ever Store in This Big City
Retail

Google Opens Its First-Ever Store in This Big City

It is appropriately called The Google Shop. Two more are set to open later in the year.
Arjun Kharpal
Latest Android Update Puts Emphasis on Security
Security

Latest Android Update Puts Emphasis on Security

If your Android phone gets stolen, a new feature makes sure it stays locked until it gets back in your hands.
Nina Zipkin
Apple Overtakes Samsung as the World's No. 1 Smartphone Seller
Apple

Apple Overtakes Samsung as the World's No. 1 Smartphone Seller

The Cupertino, Calif. tech titan has stolen the South Korean electronic giant's thunder in the smartphone sales war for the first time since 2011. But upstart Xiaomi might have the most to boast about.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Apple, Google Plan Fixes for Newly Uncovered 'Freak' Security Bug
Security

Apple, Google Plan Fixes for Newly Uncovered 'Freak' Security Bug

The new security flaw is affecting mobile devices and Mac computers.
BlackBerry Makes Its Software Available on Apple, Android and Windows Devices
BlackBerry

BlackBerry Makes Its Software Available on Apple, Android and Windows Devices

The company aims to expand its cross-platform strategy and deliver its often admired security, productivity and communication tools to many more smartphones and tablets.
5 Billion Android Apps Open to Hacking
Hackers

5 Billion Android Apps Open to Hacking

Attackers are exploiting flaws in Google's popular operating system.
Arjun Kharpal
Google Expands Push Into Workplace With Android for Work Effort
Android

Google Expands Push Into Workplace With Android for Work Effort

The aim is to make smartphones running Android software more appealing to corporations.
BlackBerry Updates Software, Offers Access to Android Apps
BlackBerry

BlackBerry Updates Software, Offers Access to Android Apps

Users of its entire suite of BlackBerry 10 devices can now access Android applications as well as a host of other features.
Android Just Achieved Something It Will Take Apple Years to Do
Android

Android Just Achieved Something It Will Take Apple Years to Do

Google's operating system reaches a mega milestone.
Hm. Where Are All Those New Android-to-Apple Switchers?
Android

Hm. Where Are All Those New Android-to-Apple Switchers?

Not in the U.S., according to this graph.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt
Samsung Finally Has a Phone That Runs Its Own Operating System
Samsung

Samsung Finally Has a Phone That Runs Its Own Operating System

But the Z1's launch is a far cry from what the company originally intended.
Geoffrey Smith