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Why 2014 could be the year mobile payments explode on the iPhone

Mobile-payment apps for iOS are growing quickly, positioning Apple for a dominant position in the burgeoning field.

on macworld.com

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Huawei shows design prowess with MediaPad X1, Ascend G6 smartphone

The company also debuts the MediaPad M1 and the TalkBand smartwatch

on greenbot.com

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HP to expand its mobile broadband service to the U.S. this summer

DataPass service will be bundled with select HP consumer laptops and tablets.

on pcworld.com

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HP ships first 64-bit Windows 8.1 tablets with Intel Atom

HP's ElitePad 1000 G2 will ship worldwide in March for $739.99

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Apple tops Android in business activations, but Surface claims the workday usage crown

A pair of reports from Good Technology and Chitika Insights reveal the differences between mobile business users and the consumer market at large.

on pcworld.com

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Square payments coming soon to a Whole Foods near you

Paying for your organic groceries is about to get easier as Square inks a new partnership with Whole Foods.

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Reverse phone look-up app Truecaller adds Yelp data to get Americans on board

Truecaller is a popular mobile directory overseas, but is adding more social features to appeal to grow its presence Stateside.

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Mobile purchases reportedly hit 20% of all transactions

Payments made with smartphones and tablets rose 55 percent over last year, and Android activity is gaining, say processors of the transactions.

Big fat zero: BlackBerry U.S. market share hits rock bottom, survey says

BlackBerry may still have a presence in the enterprise, but among consumers it's a non-starter. At least there's nowhere to go but up.

Email (and spam) retrieval moves to mobile gadgets

Two-thirds of "brand marketing messages" were opened in Q4 on a smartphone or tablet as another task flees the personal computer.

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The smartest cars may need 5G networks, Ericsson says

The future mobile standard is likely to bring features that open up new possibilities, says Ericsson's chief technology officer.

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Samsung introduces two more tablet devices, the Galaxy NotePRO and Galaxy TabPRO

Behold: a tablet for every size hand. Now you can get a Samsung tablet in 8.4-, 10.1-, or 12.2-inch flavors.

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Nvidia debuts its next generation mobile processor, the Tegra K1

Eight cores? Sixteen cores? Try 192 cores, powering the next generation of Nvidia's mobile hardware.

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20% of browsing is now mobile, research finds

Traditional PCs are continuing to give up ground to smartphones and tablets.

Hackers make headway porting webOS to Android

The goal of the project is to allow people to quickly switch between Android and webOS on the same device