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iOS 7 adopted by 78 percent of iDevice users: Why is it so popular?

Apple's iOS 7 is popular among iDevice users. Why is that despite the inconsistent UI?

Apps/Software January 2, 2014

Bump and Flock apps will not live to see Feb. 1, 2014, thanks to Google

Nearly three months after their acquisition by Google, NFC-like file sharing app Bump and photo sharing app Flock are calling it quits.

Apps/Software January 1, 2014

Snapchat shuts up as hackers publish 4.6 mn usernames and phone numbers online

Snapchat's security problem is now a real issue as 4.6 million users' information is now available online.

Apps/Software January 1, 2014

Microsoft gains if Sony enters Windows Phone market in 2014

Sony is reportedly in talks with Microsoft and have a Windows Phone smartphone in the pipeline, which the company may launch in 2014.

Apps/Software January 1, 2014

Christmas sees record apps download but overall growth slipping

Apps download surged on Christmas, but overall growth has declined.

Apps/Software December 31, 2013

Twitter Favorite button now allows for favoriting user accounts on Android

The Favorite button is probably the next step in Twitter's journey of evolution from being sparrow to eagle.

Apps/Software December 31, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Band fitness tracker, Tizen OS may debut at MWC 2014

Mobile World Congress 2014 may see the debut of the Galaxy Band fitness tracker and the long delayed Tizen mobile OS.

Apps/Software December 30, 2013

BlackBerry wants you to downgrade Twitter app on BB10: Why?

Blackberry has pulled out the latest update to its Twitter app for Blackberry 10 (BB10), only a week after its release.

Apps/Software December 30, 2013

Snapchat plays down exploit code expose but Gibson Security promises more proof

Snapchat brushes aside vulnerability issues exposed by Gibson Security on Christmas Eve.

Apps/Software December 29, 2013

Vdio becomes dodo, thanks to Rdio

Newbie video-on-demand website Vdio is dead, but will it be missed?

Apps/Software December 28, 2013

Nokia blames iOS 7 for yanking Here Maps

Nokia has yanked Here Maps from the App Store. The reason? "Recent changes in iOS 7 harms the user experience." Whatever that means.

Apps/Software December 27, 2013

Microsoft's Guardian app could be a life-saver for women in India

Microsoft has launched an app, dubbed Guardian, which addresses safety concerns of women in India.

Apps/Software December 28, 2013

New patent hints Siri will be able to tag and search your iPhone photos

Apple's new patent filing indicates that Siri may be able to tag and search photos in an iDevice.

Apps/Software December 28, 2013

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

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