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Box buys iOS app to improve its own

Box has acquired an unreleased application called Folders, designed to give iPhone and iPad users a mobile front-end interface for the cloud storage and file management and sharing service as well as for competitors Google Drive and Dropbox.

Google I/O's Apps news was low-key but significant

Apps, Google's flagship product for enterprise tech, played a minor role at this week's I/O developer conference, but some announcements at the show and in prior weeks deserve attention from customers of the cloud email and collaboration suite.

Gmail users can now automatically generate Calendar entries

Google has started rolling out a new feature in Gmail that lets users create Google Calendar entries from their email messages.

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LinkedIn revamps contacts feature to boost relationship management

LinkedIn has revamped the contacts management feature of its professional networking website and packaged the functionality into a new iOS application.

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Popular home routers contain critical security vulnerabilities

Thirteen popular home and small office routers contain security problems that could allow a hacker to snoop or modify network traffic, according to new research.

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White House warns China to crack down on cyberattacks

A top U.S. official called on China to investigate and stop cyberattacks, which he said pose a growing threat to the countries' economic relationship.

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Twitter pulls plug on TweetDeck for Android, iPhone

Twitter will end support for TweetDeck on the iPhone and Android in order to focus solely on browser-based versions for those platforms. And it is also apparently dumping Facebook.

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Evernote reports hack attack, tells users to reset passwords

Evernote, which makes business and consumer productivity software for things like taking notes and doing research, is forcing all of its 50 million users to change their passwords after detecting a hacker intrusion on its sytems.

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NBC.com hacked to serve up banking malware

NBC said it was working to clear up the issues, which also affected some of its other websites.

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Ovum: iPhone, iPad in the lead as mobile business intelligence matures

Apple and Google's Android have the widest adoption among mobile BI (business intelligence) applications, as the products are becoming more mature, according to a report from market research company Ovum.

Apple to pay penalty for 4G iPad claims in Australia

Apple has agreed to pay a 2.25 million Australian dollar (2.21 million U.S. dollar) penalty for allegedly misleading consumers by promoting the 4G capabilities of its latest iPad despite its incompatibility with Australia's only 4G network.

Yahoo implements latest antispam defense

Yahoo is rolling out the DMARC system this week, which helps email providers eliminate bogus messages

Google acquires social media toolbar maker Meebo

Google has acquired Meebo, a company that makes a toolbar that aggregates content from websites as well as displaying advertisements.

Twitter resists subpoena to release user's data without warrant

Twitter is contesting a court order requiring it to turn over private data on a user charged with disorderly conduct during the Occupy Wall Street protests.

Study sees Microsoft brand in sharp decline

Microsoft's brand power has been in sharp decline over the past four years, an indication the company is losing credibility and mindshare with U.S. business users, according to a recent study by market research firm CoreBrand.