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Microsoft cleans Skype backyard of potentially offensive emoticons

Keep those dirty fingers down, people! Microsoft has decided to clean up its backyard of potentially offensive emoticons and replaced them with new ones. So which ones are officially out and which ones escaped the eyes of the censors?

Apps/Software May 1, 2014

Google Now remembers where you parked your car. Bad guys can snatch that phone (your car, too?)

Forgot where you parked your car? Google can help you remember with its new Parking Location card.

Apps/Software May 1, 2014

Secret anonymous social network launches in UK. Hush!

An anonymous social network that’s been known as a hotbed for whistleblowers is launching in the UK and three other countries.

Apps/Software May 2, 2014

Google: We promise not to spy on student email accounts to deliver ads

Google has finally undone what it shouldn't have done in the first place, and that is scanning email contents of Google Apps for Education users.

Apps/Software May 2, 2014

Google Docs and Sheets get their own iOS and Android apps - Finally

Google finally decided to unpack the most popular apps from Drive. Google Docs and Google Sheets will each have their own individual iOS and Android apps.

Apps/Software April 30, 2014

Microsoft Office for iPad now allows users to print documents

Microsoft heeds customer feedback and rolls out a printing feature for its month-old Office for iPad apps.

Apps/Software April 30, 2014

Why authorities are worried about Internet Explorer vulnerability. Here's how to protect yourself

The US and UK governments want you to stop using Internet Explorer now. Yes, that’s how bad it is.

Apps/Software April 30, 2014

Microsoft will release patch for dangerous IE exploit but not for Windows XP

Internet Explorer is vulnerable again. But this time around, Windows XP users are not up for getting an upcoming patch from Microsoft.

Apps/Software April 30, 2014

Facebook open-sources Paper animation engine Pop for iOS developers

iOS developers can now take advantage of Pop, the animation engine used for Facebook’s Paper app’s cool animations.

Apps/Software April 30, 2014

Skype takes on Google Hangouts by offering group video calls for free

In an effort to compete with Google Hangouts, Skype is making group calls free. This new change goes into place immediately.

Apps/Software April 29, 2014

Skype group calls are free - Thanks, Microsoft! Whatcha gonna do now, Google Hangouts?

Microsoft got the message, Google. Now, group video calls on Skype will be free, just like they are on Google+ Hangouts. bring on the competition.

Apps/Software April 28, 2014

Microsoft warns of Internet Explorer security flaw and Windows XP users will not get a patch

A security research firm discovered a major flaw in all versions of Internet Explorer, but XP users will not get a security fix.

Apps/Software April 29, 2014

Guided Search: Pinterest improves search features to enhance user experience

Pinterest is making all the right moves to improve its image search capabilities with two new features and an improvement to Related Pins. New features should be available on Android and iOS soon.

Apps/Software April 28, 2014

Amazon-owned comiXology shuts out Apple and Google by removing in-app purchase feature from iOS and Android apps

ComiXology, now an Amazon company, was faced with complaints from many users following a change in its comic books purchases. Now, user can no longer purchase his fave comic book through the in-app store featured in iOS devices.

Apps/Software April 27, 2014

RIP Google+? With Vic Gundotra out, will Google end its social network dream?

Google+ could be on its way out in favor of a platform that doesn't compete with Facebook. This could be the very reason why Vic Gundotra has chosen to resign from Google.

Apps/Software April 28, 2014

Flappy Bird + 2048 = Flappy48. The gaming gods must have gone crazy

Flapping through gaps, numbered tiles in multiples of two. Sound familiar? It’s a wildly addicting new game called 'Flappy48.'

Apps/Software April 26, 2014

Hulu Plus Remote Control allows users to stream content to Xbox One, PlayStation ala Chromecast

Hulu Plus Remote Control function allows a user to stream content to gaming consoles such as Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Apps/Software April 26, 2014

Did Facebook make the right move by buying Moves?

Facebook has bought the Finnish company behind the training app Moves. Many are wondering if it was the right decision.

Apps/Software April 25, 2014

Facebook posts $2.5 billion Q1 earnings, looks into standalone apps for a more mobile-centric future

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg discloses its first-quarter earnings and his plans to create more standalone apps as they go more and more mobile in the coming years. Read how they plan to go about it.

Apps/Software April 25, 2014

Indian Railway rolls out mobile app, provides real-time schedule to commuters

Commuters in India, heads up! The government has launched mobile and desktop applications that can assist you in tracking train schedules and positions, with useful features such as "Spot your train" and "Train schedule," among others.

Apps/Software April 24, 2014

Viber iOS app update boasts new look, nifty features

Viber has launched a new iOS update for its app. The move should help it become more user-friendly and more accessible with a sleeker, crisper look.

Apps/Software April 24, 2014

Apple announces OS X Beta Seed Program, users can try Mavericks 10.9.3 with confidentiality agreement

For the first time ever, Apple is enlisting its customers to test out its latest OS in beta for free, provided testers agree to Apple’s stringent secrecy clause.

Apps/Software April 24, 2014

Cortana: Microsoft's secret weapon as Windows 8.1 takes on iOS and Android

Microsoft is hedging its bet on Cortana to boost the sales of Windows Phone 8.1 devices in a grand plan to overtake Android and iOS.

Apps/Software April 23, 2014

WhatsApp hits 500M users - that's half a billion people, Facebook!

WhatsApp announced yet another spectacular milestone on Tuesday April 22, as it reached 500 million users. When Facebook bought the popular messaging service, many mocked CEO Mark Zuckerberg for spending $19 billion on WhatsApp. Now, he can sit back with a smug smile on his face.

Apps/Software April 23, 2014

Hackers going after intelligence data, but most will also take your money

Verizon's annual cyber-activity report saw a major uptick in espionage-style attacks. Most electronic invasions, though, are still after private information that could eventually lead to money being stolen.

Apps/Software April 22, 2014

Google Hangouts for Android merges chat, text conversation in latest update

Users can now merge SMS and chat conversations on Hangouts for Android 2.1. The update also includes simplified contacts and a homescreen widget.

Apps/Software April 23, 2014

Now here's something Apple Maps is good at: Spotting Loch Ness Monster

Apple Maps can be unreliable in many ways, but when it comes to spotting legendary creatures, it's ahead of the game.

Apps/Software April 22, 2014

Google and Apple jockey for game apps exclusivity in race for mobile industry supremacy

Google and Apple are said to be wooing game developers to have their top games first in their respective platforms, in exchange for exclusivity deals. But analysts have opposing views if this affects the buying behavior of consumers.

Apps/Software April 22, 2014

Beats Music app gets offline mode and in-app subscriptions: Here's what you should know

Improvements to the Beats Music app now allows users to subscribe to the service from within the app, instead of going through carrier billing.

Apps/Software April 24, 2014

Android rules U.S. smartphones market with 53 percent share: Is iOS popularity on a wane?

New market research reveals that Google's Android operating system got the highest share of consumers activating their phones in the first quarter, as opposed to Apple's iOS. But will it maintain the lead in the next quarters?

Apps/Software April 19, 2014

Flickr updates iOS and Android app with Instagram-like features and design

Flickr has updated its iOS and Android app that now makes it look and feel a bit more like Instagram in an effort to keep the picture-sharing company moving forward on design and innovation.

Apps/Software April 20, 2014

Facebook updates Paper, says users flip through 80 stories each day

Facebook added several must-have features to its new iOS app Paper on Friday. The social network responded to user feedback to make Paper even better.

Apps/Software April 18, 2014

Ubuntu 14.04 OS by Canonical is out: Here's what you get

Ubuntu's latest update to its operating system may not be a show-stopper, but it does help to increase stability and does make a few improvements that users can see.

Apps/Software April 20, 2014

Samsung now wants its Milk music service users to pay $4 per month for ads-free streaming

Ever got milked by Milk? There's a first time for everything thanks to Samsung.

Apps/Software April 19, 2014

Flickr takes on Instagram with updated Android and iOS apps

Flickr updated its iOS and Android apps on Thursday, April 17, with several great new features, including video capture, in-app editing and more. Many see the Flickr update as a direct challenge to Instagram and even Vine. Will it be enough to make Flickr a powerful mobile app?

Apps/Software April 17, 2014

New iPhone 5s fitness app makes getting in shape simply a breeze

Breeze is free and easy but it's also got a bit of a 'nagging' feature that may not be as wonderful as RunKeeper spins it to be. The Breeze is just the latest in a steady stream of apps hitting the mobile fitness segment.

Apps/Software April 17, 2014

Amazon and Samsung join forces to offer free ebooks on Kindle app

Amazon and Samsung paired up to give ebook fans access to more digital reading material with the new Kindle for Samsung app. The app will allow Samsung device users to download magazines, articles and ebooks from Amazon's extensive catalog. Users also get a free ebook every month.

Apps/Software April 17, 2014

Google Camera app hits Play Store, comes with Lens Blur and Panorama features

With the wide range of camera apps coming around these days, who still needs a professional camera dangling heavy on your shoulders? Google Camera app helps you do away with it, at least for those who rely on their phone for photography.

Apps/Software April 18, 2014

Chrome Remote Desktop now available for Android: Access your PCs and Macs on the go

Something to be happy about for Android users. Google launched its Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android devices, so now you can access your documents in Macs or PCs remotely through your Android devices. Learn how, here.

Apps/Software April 18, 2014

Superb app aims to help you have more fun, connect with friends in the real world

Need help getting out for some fun with some friends? Grubwithus' 'Superb' app promises to make connecting with friends at cool places easier and less frustrating. It even claims to give you a head's up on the latest and greatest spots.

Apps/Software April 16, 2014

How to install Windows Phone 8.1 on your smartphone right now

Microsoft's new Windows Phone 8.1 preview can be installed by anyone who signs up for a free developer account and is currently running Windows Phone 8. Users get access to Cortana, the new digital assistant.

Apps/Software April 17, 2014

Porn tweet will not cost US Airways worker their job, company calls it a simple mistake

The US Airways social media worker who tweeted a graphic pornographic image will keep their job. The airline said the tweet, which has garnered a huge following, was sent by mistake and no punishment is necessary.

Apps/Software April 16, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1: Microsoft's want-to-race taunt against Apple, Google?

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 has a number of new features that could make loyal Android and iOS users take a second look.

Apps/Software April 16, 2014

Microsoft Office 365 Personal launches for $70/year: Should you buy?

Microsoft has launched Office 365 Personal aimed at getting the individual user access to the plethora of Office programs that many need on a daily basis.

Apps/Software April 16, 2014

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