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As Twitter goes more visual, is social media world bucking text for pics?

Emerging social media trend seeing emphasis on more visual content. And Twitter has noticed it.

Apps/Software March 30, 2014

Too young for 'Nintendinitis'? Doctors warn of 'WhatsAppitis' and blame messaging apps for health problems

Serial texters, beware of this new health scare! Overuse of anything --even of your smartphone -- is bad for your health.

Apps/Software March 27, 2014

New Windows Phone 8.1 images leak showing off new app store details ahead of its release

New screenshots of the Windows Phone Store in Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 has leaked online.

Apps/Software March 27, 2014

New York Times goes mobile with digital subscription apps NYT Now and NYT Premier

The New York Times is going all out with two new digital subscription apps: NYT Now and NYT Premier. The Times hopes that these new apps will encourage digital news readers to pay for "all the news that's fit to print," but will they?

Apps/Software March 26, 2014

Microsoft makes MS-DOS and Word for Windows source code public: Did Microsoft go open source?

In a surprising move, Microsoft made public the source codes of the old MS-DOS and Word for Windows.

Apps/Software March 26, 2014

Rumr app lets besties gossip anonymously on iOS and Android

Rumr has it there's a new app for anonymous gossip available on Android and iOS. Rumr lets you chat in a group about sensitive subjects without anyone knowing who said what.

Apps/Software March 25, 2014

Apple App Store offers search suggestions to help you find the app you really want

Apple wants to help you find the app you're really looking for. A new update to the App Store is in testing on some iOS 7.1 devices, which offers up search suggestions when you look for an app. If you're looking for a calender app, it might also suggest planning, checklist or other similar searches.

Apps/Software March 25, 2014

Spotify offers best student discount ever - Premium subscriptions for just $5

Student discount alert! Spotify is offering college students a 50 percent discount on its Premium subscription service. Students can now get Spotify Premium for only $5 each month. All you need is the secret code.

Apps/Software March 26, 2014

LG to add Knock Code to G2 and G Flex in April - Knock, knock?

LG will reportedly add the new Knock Code feature to the LG G2 and the G Flex this April. The Knock Code requires the smartphone's owner to tap multiple times on the smartphone display to unlock the device, as if to say, "Knock, knock - anyone home?"

Apps/Software March 25, 2014

Interested in Google Now? This is how you enable it

Google Now is Google's next step to take ownership of the desktop. Microsoft and Apple are in big trouble if they fail to respond.

Apps/Software March 26, 2014

Google Now arrives on Chrome for Mac and Windows users

Google has rolled out Google Now for those using a desktop or laptop. Find out what's in store for its users.

Apps/Software March 25, 2014

Tumblr now with two-factor authentication option: Here's how to turn it on

Tumblr has taken an addition step to ensure user account protection. It is nothing new but better late than never.

Apps/Software March 25, 2014

Apple iOS 7 adoption up to 85 pct as iOS 6 usage slips

Many Apple users complain about iOS 7 but what does the latest numbers say about the adoption of the mobile operating system.

Apps/Software March 25, 2014

Where is social media headed with Cloak? New direction a little ominous....no?

Appears as though the new trend is a little anti-social and perhaps a bit creepy too.

Apps/Software March 26, 2014

Facebook wants us to be Hackers...and it's not what you think

Hack, Facebook's new programming language, is a go. Whether or not it will see mass adoption, is left to be seen.

Apps/Software March 24, 2014

'2048' is the new 'Flappy Bird:' Adds more frustration to the mobile gaming space

Frustrated that Flappy Bird is gone? Cry not! A new as addicting, as simple, and as frustrating game has hit the mobile gaming space. Haven't heard of "2048" yet?

Apps/Software March 22, 2014

Digital euthanasia: Microsoft lures Windows XP diehards with $100 discount on Surface Pro 2, PC purchase

Microsoft will try anything to make consumers give up their Windows XP. What's the new lure at the end of the line?

Apps/Software March 23, 2014

Apple mulling iTunes app for Android and on-demand music streaming service to take on Spotify and Beats

Is iOS versus Android war looming in the horizon? Apple is reportedly considering offering an on-demand streaming service and its first Android app, an iTunes Store for Android.

Apps/Software March 23, 2014

Ever wanted to avoid someone? You can now do it with Cloak

Avoiding the nosy persons in your life has never been this easy. What if there is an app that can make you practically invisible.

Apps/Software March 22, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Experience app lets you try out the smartphone's best features

Samsung released a new Galaxy S5 Experience app on Google Play. The app lets users try out many of the Galaxy S5's best features.

Apps/Software March 22, 2014

iOS 7.1 jailbreak has been released with a huge catch

A few days after Apple released iOS 7.1 to plug exploits that allowed it to be jailbroken, a user has successfully jailbroken an iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1.

Apps/Software March 23, 2014

Take Android Wear smartwatch OS for a test drive on your smartphone or tablet

You can install the launcher from Google's new version of Android for wearables on a smartphone or tablet running Android 4.4 or higher. The early build gives you an idea of how Android Wear will work.

Apps/Software March 21, 2014

Microsoft announced Direct X12 for PC, Mobile and Xbox One: Details and everything you need to know

DX12 is here, but it may not be the secret sauce the Xbox One needs to compete with the Sony PS4.

Apps/Software March 20, 2014

Skype is shutting down Qik on April 20: Why is this happening and what users need to know

One product must go so one can be improved and that seems to be the reason why the end of Qik is near. The once popular app breathes its last breath of freedom.

Apps/Software March 20, 2014

Read All About It! Newsbeat app reads headline news for you, to you.

While apps that read the news aloud to you are nothing new, the Newsbeat app has taught this old dog a few news tricks breathing some new life into this concept.

Apps/Software March 25, 2014

Alibaba injects $215 million investment to mobile-messaging startup Tango

The messaging services niche is selling like hotcakes. With the $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp still piping hot, Alibaba has thrown in a good size of investment to Tango's coffers.

Apps/Software March 20, 2014

Windows XP doomsday approaching: Do we really need to worry?

Microsoft will finally pull the plug on Windows XP support. Support for the 12-year-old operating system will end this coming April 18.

Apps/Software March 20, 2014

Gamers rejoice: Flappy Bird is returning to the App Store, says creator

All hail the imminent return of Flappy Bird to both Android and iOS.

Apps/Software March 20, 2014

Google Voice to join Hangouts soon - This is a good thing, right?

Google Voice will reportedly become part of Hangouts soon, as Google moves to consolidate its communication apps into one big killer app. Hangouts is quite popular with users and has essentially taken over where Voice left off.

Apps/Software March 19, 2014

Xbox One April Update: What to expect?

It's interesting how the company continues to develop the Xbox One for its members, giving its third installment of feature updates in the first quarter of 2014.

Apps/Software March 19, 2014

Game on! Unity game engine comes to Firefox browser without plug-in

Playing video games from within the browser has just gotten a lot more interesting with Firefox and Unity team up.

Apps/Software March 19, 2014

Streaming and subscription music services top charts, vinyl around too

A report by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry said music sales fell by 3.9 percent in 2013, but overall the group was happy with revenue noting the increasing impact services like Spotify and Pandora are having on the industry. And good old vinyl records posted very healthy gains, albeit the numbers are pretty darn small.

Apps/Software March 18, 2014

Google unveils Android Wear OS for wearables - Take that, Samsung!

Google announced that it has a new operating system made specifically for wearable devices called Android Wear. Android Wear will reportedly debut on several new smartwatches and other wearables later this year. Among the first with new the OS will be the Moto 360 and LG G Watch.

Apps/Software March 19, 2014

Microsoft Office for iPad to be unveiled on March 27. Company embracing two biggest rivals: Apple/Google

Microsoft is expected to launch Office for iPad at an event the company is holding on March 27 in San Francisco. If this proves true it will be another step Microsoft is making to make nice with its two biggest rivals, Apple and Google.

Apps/Software March 18, 2014

Samsung rolls out Tizen SDK for Gear smartwatches: Goodbye Android?

Samsung has released the Tizen SDK for its Gear smartwatches.

Apps/Software March 19, 2014

Facebook expands beta program to Messenger for Android

Facebook needs beta testers to help it find bugs, flaws, and other problems on the latest iterations of its Facebook Messenger for Android.

Apps/Software March 18, 2014

Game on! Gameloft, Twitch team up to bring live mobile streaming service

Streaming your favorite video games is becoming a reality as Twitch launches the ability to stream Asphalt 8: Airborne for iOS. If players want to stream other titles, they will have to wait as Twitch did not specify when other titles will get their chance to shine.

Apps/Software March 17, 2014

Microsoft OneNote aims to take down Evernote with free, cross-platform service

Microsoft released a new version of OneNote for Macs on Monday, in an attempt to take on Evernote. In addition to being available on every platform, OneNote is also now free. Still, it is uncertain whether OneNote can overtake Evernote.

Apps/Software March 17, 2014

Microsoft begs Windows XP users to switch with $50 gift cards - XP users are not impressed

It's no secret that Microsoft is anxious to get everyone off Windows XP and on to Windows 8.1 ASAP. Microsoft is even offering XP users $50 gift cards if they ditch their old XP PC and buy a new Windows 8 device, but XP users aren't biting.

Apps/Software March 17, 2014

Screenshots and new details on how Apple's iOS 8 Healthbook app will work

The latest iOS 8 leak has dripped out screenshots of the Healthbook app. Healthbook will store important health and fitness data from the user

Apps/Software March 17, 2014

Microsoft lures XP holdouts with threat of potential security problems and cash

Microsoft will shut off the security patch tap in three weeks for Windows XP so the company has upped its game in attempting to convince XP owners they should upgrade. In addition to its on-going warnings about security and performance issues after April 8, the company is now offering $50 off select computers as a bonus.

Apps/Software March 17, 2014

No more unwanted purchases: Google Play Store now with in-app password protection

Google Play Store now has the in-app password protection option.

Apps/Software March 17, 2014

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