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BlackBerry 10 update rolls out with picture passwords, offline browser reading mode, and more

The new update brings BlackBerry 10 in line with popular platforms such as Android andd iOS.

Apps/Software January 29, 2014

Intel Jarvis personal voice assistant may kill Siri by going offline

Intel's offline voice assistant - Jarvis - is gearing up to challenge Siri.

Apps/Software January 29, 2014

Say hello to one more mobile news app: Inside

Jason Calacanis has launched new mobile news app, dubbed Inside.

Apps/Software January 28, 2014

Android, and not iOS, ruled almost all developed markets in 2013: Kantar

Android has ousted iOS in most of the developed markets in 2013, becoming the no.1 mobile operating system.

Apps/Software January 28, 2014

Rovio screams foul as NSA uses Angry Birds to spy on you

Nothing is safe from the NSA, not even Angry Birds.

Apps/Software January 28, 2014

Microsoft renames SkyDrive to OneDrive putting an end to spat with BSkyB

Microsoft renamed SkyDrive as OneDrive, Monday, Jan. 27, putting behind its spat with BSkyB in Europe over the use of the word "Sky."

Apps/Software January 27, 2014

Windows 8.1 update eyes March 11 release: What you should know

Microsoft's Windows 8.1 Update 1 is reportedly set for a March 11 release. The new update is expected to reduce the memory and space requirements of the operating system, allowing it to run on smaller, cheaper tablets.

Apps/Software January 27, 2014

Vine turns 1 and is partying hard

Vine kicks off #VineBirthday campaign to celebrate its first birthday.

Apps/Software January 25, 2014

Apple brings massive iWork update: What you should know

The huge iWork update by Apple fixes many known problems and introduces various new and useful features.

Apps/Software January 26, 2014

Is Google Chrome eavesdropping on you?

A developer reported a bug in September that can allow cyber criminals (or governments) to eavesdrop on Chrome users. Google has a fix ready but has decided not to roll it out.

Apps/Software January 23, 2014

News junkies, say hello to Trove

News curator app Trove has been resurrected and it joins the frenzy of aggregators that try to help readers avoid information overload. a firm founded by Donald Graham,

Apps/Software January 23, 2014

Apple promises to make iOS 7 more stable with new update

Apple has finally paid heed to the numerous complaints concerning iOS 7 and has promised to release a stable software update for the same.

Apps/Software January 23, 2014

Beats Music faces launch hiccups, doubles free trial time

Beats Music app was launched to much fanfare but now it's facing hiccups, prompting its maker to extend the free trial period for its users.

Apps/Software January 23, 2014

Sorry, no more free lunch: LogMeIn tells users (but move could be suicidal)

LogMeIn has announced it's killing its free service and its users are now enraged.

Apps/Software January 22, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 UI leak shows Google Now-style tile-based home screen: Could it be real?

Possible Samsung Galaxy S5 TouchWiz homescreen screenshots have been leaked and the UI looks surprisingly similar to Google Now.

Apps/Software January 22, 2014

Apple wants to educate the whole world by expanding reach of iBooks Textbooks and iTunes U Course Manager

Apple has expanded the reach of its iBooks Textbooks to reach 51 countries and iTunes U Course Manager's reach to 70 countries, hoping that its latest move will help more people become educated, especially in parts of the world where actual printed textbooks are either not available or are too expensive.

Apps/Software January 21, 2014

430 mn active users, 50 bn messages daily, NO ADS: What's up, WhatsApp?

Jan Koum revealed that WhatsApp is not focused on ads at the moment even after he dropped the bomb that WhatsApp now has almost half a billion users. What's up, WhatsApp?

Apps/Software January 21, 2014

Google yanks Chrome extensions that secretly zapped users with adware and malware

Google has blocked two Chrome browser extensions that were updated to render ads on webpages in a way that violated the company's terms of services.

Apps/Software January 20, 2014

YouTube upload comes to Xbox One in latest update, GoPro app for Xbox 360 also on the horizon

Microsoft is increasing the function of the Xbox One and Xbox 360 with YouTube upload and a GoPro app, respectively.

Apps/Software April 8, 2014

Are wireless carriers really losing $33 billion to WhatsApp and do they care?

WhatsApp is killing regular SMS, but many wireless operators won't care.

Apps/Software February 28, 2014

Windows XP Security Essentials support extended to July 2015

Windows XP users can rest easy now, for Microsoft will support Security Essentials until April 2015.

Apps/Software January 20, 2014

Google working on Chromoting app for iOS: What does it mean?

Google is reportedly developing Chromoting app for the iOS. The app would remotely allow users to control their computers from any supported device and would offer features similar to what LogMeIn and Teamviewer offer, but for free.

Apps/Software January 20, 2014

Path beta finally comes to Windows Phone 8

Path has released an open beta version of its mobile app for the Windows Phone 8.

Apps/Software January 18, 2014

Chinese Operating System unleashed: Impressive but it's got a long way to go

In an attempt to penetrate the Android and Apple-dominated mobile market, China has released a state-backed operating system called Chinese Operating System (COS).

Apps/Software January 17, 2014

Google working on Android fitness API: Will it kill fitness trackers?

A fitness API for Android was spotted online. Is Google preparing its tech arsenal to conquer the wearable technology market?

Apps/Software January 17, 2014

Adobe Photoshop CC now supports 3D printing

The ability to 3D print right from Adobe Photoshop CC is now a possibility.

Apps/Software January 17, 2014

Google Play Movies & TV app dives into iOS App Store, albeit with some limitations

Google Play Movies and TV app has just made a big jump over to the iOS world. Apple fans, who use Chromecast, also has a reason to rejoice.

Apps/Software January 16, 2014

Starbucks fixes iOS app that showed account user information in clear, plain text

Starbucks thinks we have bad memory. So it decided to let its iOS app store all our personal information in clear text for us, and just about everyone else, to see.

Apps/Software January 16, 2014

Facebook Paper set for launch (and why it may kill the Flipboard)

Flipboard watch out, Facebook is aiming to take over with Paper.

Apps/Software January 19, 2014

Jelly to the rescue: Mark Zuckerberg wants to know what a spider is doing in his shower

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may or may not be suffering from arachnophobia, but he didn't hesitate a moment before turning to the Jelly community for help when he spotted a particularly menacing spider in his bathroom.

Apps/Software January 19, 2014

CyanogenMod GalleryNext Beta shaping up to be the next big thing

CyanogenMod GalleryNext app might be the Android gallery app replacement you've been looking for.

Apps/Software January 19, 2014

Snapchat users now victims of Snap Spam: What next?

The Britney Spears "Oops I did it again" classic might be the current theme song of Snapchat as it issued another apology, Monday, this time for flooding spam that plagued the service and irritated its users.

Apps/Software January 14, 2014

Valve SteamOS can now support AMD and Intel graphics

SteamOS can now support AMD and Intel graphics along with Nvidia GPUs.

Apps/Software January 14, 2014

Android distribution number shows few takers for KitKat

Jellybean continues to dominate the Android market while Kikat is having a hard time playing catch-up.

Apps/Software January 14, 2014

Windows 9 aka Threshold set for April 2015 release?

Windows 9 codenamed 'Threshold' may be released as soon as April 2015. Microsoft will be discussing the details of the new OS at the upcoming BUILD conference.

Apps/Software January 18, 2014

Microsoft is slowly but surely killing Windows XP: Here's why

Windows XP is nearing its end. Is Microsoft making the right moves?

Apps/Software January 12, 2014

Snapchat swallows pride, finally says sorry for data breach

After playing it cool after the hackers published over 4.5 million usernames and phone numbers online, Snapchat finally buckles under pressure and apologizes.

Apps/Software January 10, 2014

Intel's decision to dump McAfee name delights antivirus software creator

Intel's decision to rebrand McAfee was a welcome news for the antivirus creator John McAfee, who said he is glad Intel has finally decided to drop his name from its products.

Apps/Software January 9, 2014

Yahoo News Digest promises to solve problem of tl;dr

Yahoo News Digest is a reincarnation of Summly, offering news that are neither too long nor boring to read.

Apps/Software January 9, 2014

Yahoo one step closer to Google Now with Aviate acquisition

Aviate's adaptive home screen will pit Yahoo directly against Google Now.

Apps/Software January 10, 2014

Intel Dragon natural language personal assistant may pose threat to Siri and Google Now

New Nuance Dragon Assistant using Intel RealSense technology may toast Siri and Google Now with its features and capabilities.

Apps/Software January 10, 2014

Why is Google interested in alarm clock app developer Bitspin?

Google is interested in the beautiful design and features of the Timely app the Swiss firm developed.

Apps/Software January 6, 2014

BBM for Android update brings Channels, allows voice calls

Beta version of BBM for Android gets BBM voice and BBM Channels.

Apps/Software January 6, 2014

Updated Yahoo Sports app for iOS 7 lets you create your own GIFs

The popular Yahoo! Sports apps has just received a slick new upgrade for iOS 7 that comes with a nifty new GIF maker.

Apps/Software January 4, 2014

YouTube to show off VP9 video codec-powered 4K videos at 2014 International CES

In a bid to kickstart Google's new royalty free VP9 video format, YouTube will demonstrate 4K streaming technology at the forthcoming 2014 International CES. The 4K format (also called UltraHD) has four times higher resolution than regular HD (3,840 x 2,160 pixels vs. 1,920 x 1,080 pixels).

Apps/Software January 4, 2014

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