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A number of outlets are reporting that the New York Police Department is having to shift direction in its technology strategy. Last year, Jessica Tisch, the department’s deputy commissioner for information technology, deployed 36,000 Windows Phone devices. But with the platform being dumped by Microsoft, they will be switching hardware. What are the lessons from this?

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Microsoft has acquired Xamarin, a cross-platform mobile app development platform provider, which will help developers create apps will easily work across iOS, Android and Windows mobile operating systems. This is part of Microsoft's efforts to woo developers into making apps for the Windows 10 Mobile platform. Here's what you need to know.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Android/iOS/Windows Mobile: If your main objection to location sharing services is that you don't want to share your location all the time, and when you do you'd like easy and private sharing, Glympse is a private and real-time location sharing tool.

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Windows Mobile (5.x & 6.x only): If your Windows Mobile phone is of a more recent vintage, you're in need of Opera Mini 5.1. The updated, speedier browser supports higher resolutions, accelerometer rotation and can be set as your default browser.

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Windows Mobile: If you're interested in trying out Android but you're locked into your current contract with a Windows Mobile phone don't despair. Quite a few Windows Mobile phones have the right hardware to support Android booting — without erasing Windows Mobile.

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Android/Windows Mobile/BlackBerry: Opera's Mini browser isn't the same as its Turbo-sporting Mobile, but it's still got a neat start page, smart image controls, desktop syncing and fast rendering. All of that has just landed in the Android Market.

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Smart phones are becoming an increasingly common choice even for casual users, but the whole area can seem confusing and overwhelming for new buyers. Lifehacker 101 guides you through the main platforms available.

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A lot of contacts, documents, text messages, games and other data live on your smartphone, but manufacturers and service carriers aren't going out of their way to make backing up easy. Gizmodo, however, has you covered on nearly any platform.

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Windows Mobile 6.5: If you're rocking a fairly new Windows Mobile phone, Microsoft offers a beta build of its portable Office applications until April 2010. That means free viewing editing of Excel, Word, Powerpoint, OneNote and other documents.

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iPhone/Android/Windows Mobile: Photoshop.com, the online home of Adobe's market-leading image editor, has released a native photo editor and photo uploader for Android phones, and it's a fairly versatile solution for fixing or offloading images while you're out and about.