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Derek Walter is a freelance technology writer based in Northern California. He is the author of Learning MIT App Inventor, a hands-on guide to building your own Android apps.

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How to track your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus without a tracking number

Even if Apple hasn't emailed you a shipping confirmation, you can find out where your iPhone is right now.

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How to switch from Android to iPhone with the 'Move to iOS' app

Apple's 'Move to iOS' Android app makes it relatively painless to transfer your data to an iPhone or iPad.

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Adblock Plus browser launches on Android and iOS

The new mobile browser strips away advertisements from the web sites you visit, much like the popular desktop plugin.

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Google launches new Street View app to bolster uploads of 360-degree imagery

The new app for Android and iOS makes it easier to discover and contribute 360-degree images from around the globe.

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Google reveals playful new logo in major redesign

The new, built-from-scratch typeface is designed to scale better across multiple screen sizes and platforms.

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Rumor: Android Wear will soon work with iOS

There's a hint baked into the new Huawei Watch listings on Amazon about Android Wear compatibility with the iPhone.

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Google Apps customers finally get Gmail's slick Calendar integration

Business users will finally see flight, hotel, and other travel details automatically added to their Google Calendar.

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Verizon eliminates subsidies, contracts in effort to simplify phone plans

While the new packages are easier to follow, they won't necessarily save you money when they take effect August 13.

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Parrot backs off plan to sell Android Auto, CarPlay systems to consumers

The advanced 'infotainment' units will instead be sold directly to to auto manufacturers.

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Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, MirrorLink: Most 2016 Volkswagen cars will have all three

The company's new MIB-II infotainment system will be compatible with all three smartphone-car interfaces. The first floor models will arrive in dealerships next week, VW says.

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Starbucks's iOS app now lets you order ahead and skip the line

Thanks to your iPhone, you can step right up to the counter and be on your way faster than you can say Java Chip Frappuccino.

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Google Translate adds 20 languages to visual translate, speeds up voice translations

A clever 'La Bamba' video shows off how quickly the app can transform words into your language.

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Inbox by Gmail adds some extra smarts to the snooze button

Google's email app now looks at message content to predict just the right time to pop messages back into your inbox.

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Pushbullet overhauls its mobile and desktop apps, debuts messenger feature

The update should delight Pushbullet fans who use the service to share files, links, and more between devices.

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T-Mobile promises three upgrades per year with JUMP! On Demand

Jump On Demand is targeted at the early adopters who always want the latest and greatest phone without the wait for an upgrade.