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Amazon acquiring popular digital comics platform comiXology

Amazon has announced its acquisition of digital comics and graphics novel platform, comiXology, for an undisclosed sum. The platform, which supports Android, iOS, Kindle Fire and Windows tablets, sells digital content from 75 publishers, including Marvel and DC Comics, and has proven to be very popular with comics veterans and novices alike. It’s unclear whether Amazon

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Android will now constantly scan your phone for misbehaving apps

Last year, Google built a “Verify Apps” feature into Android that scans apps for m alware upon installation. While that process, which has been used 4 billion times according to the company, has successfully prevented infection from countless malicious apps, it doesn’t go far enough; code can be remotely changed after installation, making it relatively

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Google releases developer guidelines for Project Ara’s modular parts

With each passing bit of information Google releases ahead of its Ara Developers Conference next week, we get more and more excited by the possibilities of a modular smartphone. Yesterday, Google released a Module Developers Kit to provide manufacturers the necessary information to start building the modular parts that will comprise Project Ara’s ecosystem. Ara

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Deezer goes free for mobile users, adds Flow personalized radio

Deezer, the French-based streaming music service that launched in Canada last year, has expanded its mobile reach by allowing users on Android and iOS to listen to an unlimited amount of music for free. Echoing the ad-based listening model that debuted last year on the web, Deezer believes it can effectively turn these users into

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BlackBerry’s CEO says ‘we will be in the handset business, but it’s a matter of what level of integration’

The past several years has brought forward the occasional conversation of Waterloo-based BlackBerry splitting off its business into several parts. Investors pointed toward separate divisions that focused on network, device and patents. This topic somewhat faded away when BlackBerry took itself off the market and decided to continue down the restructuring path, but during an

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iOS technician dishes the goods on saving your iPhone’s battery life

We don’t often post about mobile tips ands tricks, but sometimes the opportunity is too good to pass up. A former Apple Genius and iOS technician has compiled the results of years of research and anecdotal evidence after making it their “mission to discover the specific reasons for iOS battery drainage.” The article goes beyond

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