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Siri versus Google Now: The voice-controlled personal assistant battle is getting hotter

Google and Apple are racing to build a smarter voice-controlled personal assistant that may revolutionize how users interact with their mobile devices.

Apps/Software December 27, 2013

CyanogenMod-installed Oppo N1 launches for a princely $599

Unless you're a fan of CyanogenMod, stay away from Oppo N1.

Apps/Software December 26, 2013

Evad3rs drops Chinese pirated app store TaiG from Evasi0n7

Jailbreaking team Evad3rs has terminated its partnership with TaiG, after reports of app piracy surfaced.

Apps/Software December 27, 2013

Snapchat exploits published by snubbed researchers

Australian hacking group Gibson Security has published Snapchat code and exploits documenting vulnerabilities in the app's code. The exploits can be used to match names with phone numbers of users, as well as create fake accounts en masse.

Apps/Software December 26, 2013

Canonical lets loose dual-booting Ubuntu and Android installer

Canonical has announced dual-booting feature, allowing Ubuntu and Android to run alongside.

Apps/Software December 24, 2013

Top 5 apps to make your last-minute Christmas shopping a breeze

Still doing your Christmas shopping? Check out these mobile apps that will save your life.

Apps/Software December 24, 2013

Oppo N1 CyanogenMod phone gets Google's blessing, will release on Xmas Eve

Oppo N1 CyanogenMod edition will be available from Christmas Eve.

Apps/Software December 22, 2013

Winamp refuses to die...yet

Winamp may find a new home after all, if reports of AOL negotiations to sell off the former king of music player software.

Apps/Software December 21, 2013

Snapchat app for iOS gets updated with photo filters, replay feature, and more

Snapchat has released an update that adds smart filters, visual filters and a replay function to the popular iOS app.

Apps/Software December 21, 2013

WhatsApp breathes down Facebook's neck with 400 million active users

WhatsApp breaks the 400 million user mark. The mobile messaging service now has more users than popular micro-blogging site Twitter.

Apps/Software December 20, 2013

Candy Crush Saga gives Apple sweet tooth

Candy Crush Saga's success proves everybody's got a sweet tooth.

Apps/Software December 19, 2013

Nokia 3D Touch feature on flagship Windows Phone 8.1 device could revolutionize the market

Windows Phone 8.1 might finally bring the mobile platform on par with Android and iOS, and Nokia is aiming to improve on that with 3D Touch.

Apps/Software December 21, 2013

New voice assistant video has Yahoo's fingerprint (but that's about it)

A new video showing off an unknown voice assistant sent the media into a tizzy as it had Yahoo's fingerprints all over it.

Apps/Software December 19, 2013

Pebble appstore will become reality in early 2014

The appstore will serve as the main hub for Pebble watchfaces and apps.

Apps/Software December 19, 2013

BBM will now come pre-installed on LG smartphones

Several LG smartphones will come pre-loaded with the BlackBerry Messenger app.

Apps/Software December 19, 2013

You must optimize apps to iOS 7 by Feb. 1: Apple tells developers

After February 1, only apps built with the latest version of Xcode 5 will be reviewed for approval.

Apps/Software December 18, 2013

Ballmer admits Windows Vista was 'biggest mistake'

Ballmer admitted in an interview that Windows Vista was the 'biggest mistake' of his career at Microsoft.

Apps/Software December 18, 2013

And iTunes' Best of 2013 winners are...

Apple has released what it believes are the best songs, movies, TV shows, books, and apps of the year on iTunes.

Apps/Software December 18, 2013

Google Dart programming language headed for Chrome

Google Dart is coming, though it might not be another Google hit.

Apps/Software December 18, 2013

Yahoo Weather app comes to iPad

Forget the Yahoo Mail outage for now and check out the visually-stunning Yahoo Weather app which the company has released for the iPad.

Apps/Software December 17, 2013

Siri, say hello to Cortana

Apple's Siri and Android's Google Now will soon have a new friend - Microsoft's Cortana, which is expected to be released in April 2014.

Apps/Software December 17, 2013

OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 update brings several fixes

The OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 update includes Mail, Safari, and VoiceOver fixes.

Apps/Software December 17, 2013

Apple tweaks App Store (and how it affects you)

Apple has implemented search algorithm changes to the App Store search function, causing dramatic changes in search results.

Apps/Software December 15, 2013

Pebble smartwatch gets Do Not Disturb feature with new update

Pebble has released the latest firmware for its smartwatch. It now features a Do Not Disturb mode, among other things.

Apps/Software December 14, 2013

Google criticized for nixing vital privacy feature from Android 4.4.2

Awesome to disappointing, that's how privacy groups see Google's removal of the App Ops privacy tool in Android KitKat 4.4.2.

Apps/Software December 14, 2013

Fleksy might be the other keyboard iOS users are looking for

New iOS keyboard Flesky adds a number of useful features for iPhone users. SDK now available for iOS developers.

Apps/Software December 14, 2013

Homeless man taught to code, launches app to save planet

Trees for Cars app could be just any app, till you hear the inspiring story of the developer who built it.

Apps/Software December 13, 2013

Kik Messenger ready to kick some a$$, boasts 100 mn users

Kik Interactive revealed that its private messaging app has more than 100 million users.

Apps/Software December 13, 2013

Hurry! Grab Instapaper on App Store while it's free

Instapaper is available as a free download for a limited time from Apple iTunes.

Apps/Software December 13, 2013

Stephen Hawking's Snaphots of Universe app makes learning fun

Stephen Hawking and Random House has teamed up to release an educational app for the iPad. The app - Snapshots of the Universe - will teach users about certain concepts that will help explain how the universe works.

Apps/Software December 13, 2013

Facebook fires salvo at Snapchat with Instagram Direct

Facebook has made its intentions quite clear. The social network, whose $3 billion overture to acquire Snapchat was spurned by the latter, has now launched new features that will pit its Instagram service directly against the private messaging app. If you can't win 'em, fight 'em.

Apps/Software December 12, 2013

Android 4.4.2 KitKat update rolls out to Nexus devices: What you should know

Google is pushing out the much awaited Android 4.4.2 KitKat update to its Nexus devices.

Apps/Software December 12, 2013

Google Sheets gets better with new update

Google Sheets have received an update, making it faster and workable offline.

Apps/Software December 12, 2013

Spotify mobile app is now free (but there's a catch)

Spotify said its music streaming service for mobile users is now free, but customers will have to listen to music as part of an album in shuffle mode.

Apps/Software December 12, 2013

Microsoft may give away Windows Phone and Windows RT for free to combat Android and iOS

The battle is heating up in the mobile space as Microsoft considers its next move to stay relevant.

Apps/Software December 11, 2013

Siri improving but Google Now closing gap in battle of voice assistants

Both Siri and Google Now showed improvements based on a test conducted by research firm Piper Jaffray.

Apps/Software December 11, 2013

Apple says Happy Holidays with 12 Days of Gifts

Apple has released the app for its 12 Days of Gifts campaign. The countdown begins for the freebies that will come to iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touch running iOS 7.

Apps/Software December 11, 2013

Twitter app update brings new swipeable design, allows photo sharing

Twitter is trying to increase its appeal as a private messaging platform by releasing new updates.

Apps/Software December 11, 2013

Google Chromecast gets 10 new apps

Google has released a software update for Chromecast that brings 10 new apps to the gadget.

Apps/Software December 11, 2013

Ubuntu Touch OS may hit markets sooner than you think

Canonical's Ubuntu Touch OS will make its way to smartphones soon.

Apps/Software December 11, 2013

Microsoft Socl comes to iOS, Android, WP8 devices

Microsoft's very own social network - Socl - is set to launch for iOS, Android and Windows Phone-powered devices this week.

Apps/Software December 11, 2013

Classic Windows Start button may return in 2015

One of the biggest problems with Windows 8, according to most users, is the missing classic Start button. However, it appears Microsoft is listening to its users, and this could only mean good things to come.

Apps/Software December 11, 2013

Google now lets you create your own Street View

Google has released a new feature for Street View, allowing people to upload their own photo spheres of their favorite locations.

Apps/Software December 10, 2013

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