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BBM app rolls out for Android and iOS -- for real this time

BBM, short for Blackberry Messenger, was once an exclusive feature for Blackberry phones, allowing users to send messages amongst themselves without counting against their texting plans.

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Plan an easy escape with TripDeck and Hotel Tonight

Travel doesn't have to be a hassle—make every trip feel like a vacation with these two handy apps that organize your itinerary and find you last minute deals on hotel rooms.

Facebook’s app ads want you to act. Now.

Facebook knows when you've downloaded an app. Now it want you to use the app.

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Fractal kings return with a breathtaking iOS app

Self-replicating fractals appear in geometry, in nature, and now on your iPhone and iPad.

Frax for iOS review: Reveling in Mandelbrots and Julias anywhere

Frax combines the power of Apple's mobile hardware with the beauty of the fractal universe.

MLB steps up to the plate with iBeacon-equipped At the Ballpark app

Major League Baseball is making its fan experience hyperlocal with indoor mapping iOS 7 features.

Be wary of the dubious 'iMessage chat' Android app

A new, non-Apple-sanctioned Android app claims to let you chat with iOS users via iMessage, but there are too many questions swirling around to trust it.

iPhone basics: Download apps from the App Store

New iPhone owner? After you've acquainted yourself with your device's built-in apps, it's time to explore and download some third-party programs. Here's a primer on how to do so.

Digital Reading Room: Package deal

It's not just what's in apps that matters; how that content is put together is important, too, as we learn with this week's round-up of tablet apps.

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Google makes Quickoffice free, throws in an extra 10GB of storage

The productivity suite for iOS and Android, which Google acquired last year, lets users create and edit Microsoft Office files on their mobile devices.

California clears a road for ride-sharing with new regulations

Transportation apps have a new set of guidelines to follow in California. Will other states follow suit?

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