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Yahoo launches tools to help developers monitor and monetize their apps

Yahoo has announced new tools for mobile app developers at their first mobile developer conference. The Yahoo Mobile Developer Suite includes tools built using technology from Flurry, which Yahoo acquired in July 2014, including an updated version of Flurry Analytics Explorer. The suite also has tools to help monetize their apps, as well as an easy way to integrate Yahoo search directly into apps.

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The NSA and GCHQ gave themselves a direct line into your phone

According to new documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the NSA and its UK counterpart, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), hacked into the computers of Gemalto, a company that manufactures SIM cards for a large number of carriers around the world. In doing so, the intelligence agencies acquired encryption keys that would allow them to intercept communications from customers of all four major U.S. carriers, along with 450 others around the world.

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Next-generation Pebble rumored to feature color screen, new OS

It appears that Pebble is preparing to launch the next version of their popular smartwatch. As reported eariler, Pebble is counting down to something on their website, and while it's not clear exactly what that is, the company is reportedly readying a new edition of their watch that features a color e-paper display and a thinner case.

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Apple's auto team said to include hardware experts from Tesla, Ford, and more

New details have apparently emerged about Apple's rumored car project, specifically, the team that's been assembled to design and build the vehicle. The team, headed by Vice President of Product Design and former Ford executive Steve Zadesky, is composed of several people hired directly from the auto industry, including hardware experts from Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, and Ford. These hires seem to indicate that Apple is reaching beyond CarPlay and in-car software, and is indeed building a vehicle

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T-Mobile claims the #3 US carrier spot, passing over Sprint

T-Mobile CEO John Legere stated today that the wireless carrier has overtaken Sprint, in terms of the number of its customers, to become the third biggest wireless carrier in the US. Legere made those claims as part of T-Mobile's quarterly conference call to analysts following the release of its latest financial results.

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AOL Mail not working for you? You're not alone!

According to AOL itself and folks taking a look around the AC forums, AOL's mail service is experiencing a bit of an outage this morning. If you can't get to your AOL Mail (a-mail?) on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you're not alone.

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Apple Watch graces the cover of Self Magazine's March issue

The Apple Watch is set to grace the cover of Self Magazine this March, shown off on the wrist of Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel. The Apple Watch fitness app and white sports band are front-and-center, which should come as no surprise given the focus of the magazine.

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Lawsuit claims Apple poached engineers from battery manufacturer A123 Systems

Apple is currently facing yet another lawsuit involving accusations of employee poaching. A recent filing from A123 Systems, a battery manufacturer, claims that Apple poached several engineers from the company for its new battery division, violating agreements set forth in their employment contracts in the process.

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T-Mobile reorganizes executives, Mike Sievert named COO

T-Mobile has a new Chief Operating Officer. As part of a corporate reshuffling, CEO John Legere announced that Mike Sievert will be the Un-carrier's first COO. Sievert has until now served as the company's Chief Marketing Officer, and in his new role will be responsible for a number of consumer-facing initiatives, according to TmoNews:

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Snapchat finally adds the ability to record video while playing music

Snapchat scored an update on iOS today that finally brings the ability to snap while playing muisic and other audio from your phone. This is sure to be a welcome change for many, as avid Snapchatters will no doubt be aware of the frustration that occurs when the app cuts all audio coming from your phone the second you press that record button.

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