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Mobile Computing

Eventually most of our computing efforts will go mobile (and in the cloud), but until that happens here's where we keep you up to date with the latest developments on smartphones, tablets, laptops and wireless technologies.

Facebook is shutting down its Paper news app

Facebook has announced that it is calling time on its standalone news reading app Paper. Introduced in 2014, the iOS-only application was well-received by critics but ultimately failed to attract a large audience.

Umi Touch Review: All specs, no polish

Umi is a relatively unknown Chinese manufacturer with a mission to make affordable devices with compelling feature sets. Priced at $160, the Touch carries a respectable list of specs including a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 13-megapixel Sony IMX328 camera, a huge 4,000 mAh battery, a metal design, and even a fingerprint sensor.

Instagram passes the half a billion users milestone

When Facebook paid $1 billion for Instagram back in 2012, some people thought that Mark Zuckerberg’s company may have spent too much for the photo- and video-sharing app. But today Instagram passed the half a billion users milestone, proving yet…
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