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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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App downloads to hit 102 billion in 2013, spurred by an avalanche of freebies

There ain't no such thing as a free lunch, but there's a veritable avalanche of free apps.

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BlackBerry messaging service rolls out to Android and iPhone this weekend

While layoff rumors fly, BlackBerry is moving ahead with plans to roll out its popular BBM messaging service to Android and iPhone devices.

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How to see which iOS apps are popular nearby

Wondering which apps the cool kids in your part of town are using? iOS 7 will tell you.

Pocket update adds background sync, makes articles easier to read

The latest update to the Pocket app brings several much awaited improvements.

Google buys Bump for smoother file sharing

Google's Bump buy could mean seamless cross-device sharing is coming to iPhones, laptops, and other hardware that doesn't support NFC.