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Mozilla Lightbeam add-on for Firefox shows who's tracking you online

New Mozilla Firefox add-on allows the user to view which website is collecting information.

Apps/Software October 31, 2013

Google improves reCAPTCHA service but SF startup claims AI software cracks Turing test

Google made several improvements to the reCAPTCHA anti-bot service barely days before a claim by start-up Vicarious that its AI software has cracked the Turing test.

Apps/Software October 29, 2013

Beware: Cryptolocker is lurking and ready to hold your files to ransom

Cryptolocker is a malicious ransomware designed to target individuals and block access to computer until at least $100 is paid.

Apps/Software October 27, 2013

Vine update brings Sessions and Time Travel: What you should know

New Vine update allows users to save drafts and edit videos.

Apps/Software October 26, 2013

New LinkedIn apps eye mobile users

LinkedIn has launched new mobile apps to enhance user experience and take advantage of the shift of its users to the mobile platform.

Apps/Software October 26, 2013

Start-up Cover offers Android lockscreen replacement that shows users apps they want

The Cover app offers Android lockscreen replacement, giving users a handy way of managing their apps.

Apps/Software October 26, 2013

Adobe Flash Player gets sandboxed in Mavericks Safari

Adobe takes advantage of Apple's new App Sandbox and will run with limited capacity if compromised on OS X Mavericks.

Apps/Software October 25, 2013

Emu's Android texting app is really smart

Emu is an app that is aimed at transforming how people use SMS.

Apps/Software October 25, 2013

PBS app comes to Xbox 360

America's Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) hits Microsoft's current-gen console.

Apps/Software October 24, 2013

Apple takes shot at Microsoft with free OS X Mavericks

Apple challenges Microsoft with the release of OS X Mavericks, which is available as a free download.

Apps/Software October 24, 2013

iOS 7.0.3 release comes with iCloud Keychain and bug fixes

Apple has released iOS 7.0.3 update, which brings along features like iCloud Keychain and several bug fixes.

Apps/Software October 23, 2013

Apple's latest OS X Mavericks released as free upgrade: What you should know

Apple's newest operating system, Mavericks, is available as a free download.

Apps/Software October 23, 2013

BlackBerry BBM comes to iPhone and Android...finally...almost

BlackBerry's BBM service has finally rolled out for iOS and Android. However, you'll still need to wait a bit longer unless you're in BlackBerry's VIP list.

Apps/Software October 22, 2013

No fix yet for Microsoft Windows RT 8.1 update that causes BSOD

Microsoft has yanked off the Windows RT 8.1 update post BSOD issues and users who are looking to upgrade their Windows RT 8 to Windows RT 8.1, will now have to wait longer for the fix.

Apps/Software October 21, 2013

Chromecast app now supported globally

The Chromecast app now offers global support.

Apps/Software October 21, 2013

Experts debunk Apple's claim of 'secure' iMessage

iMessage might not be as secure as you might think, which could allow the NSA to snoop around.

Apps/Software October 21, 2013

Twitter direct messaging app coming soon?

There are reports that Twitter might be mulling about a standalone direct messaging app to expand its service and keep up with competition.

Apps/Software October 18, 2013

Microsoft joins phablet race with Windows Phone 8 update

Microsoft will soon begin pushing out the GDR3 update in the "coming weeks."

Apps/Software October 15, 2013

Android 4.4 KitKat releasing soon: What you should know

Google is expected to release Android 4.4. KitKat soon. Ho different will it be from the predecessor?

Apps/Software October 15, 2013

Aereo coming to Google Play on Oct. 22

Despite legal troubles with broadcasters, Aereo has gone ahead with its plan to launch an Android app.

Apps/Software October 11, 2013

Microsoft awards hacking expert $100k for plugging Windows 8 security hole

Microsoft paid a hacker big money for locating security threats within its software.

Apps/Software October 10, 2013

Snapchat Stories: Users Can Share Life Moments Daily

Snapchat has introduced a new feature called Stories, that will allow users to create a rolling news-style montage with their photos and videos, which will stay and can be viewed for up to 24 hours.

Apps/Software October 4, 2013

Circa back with a bang: V2.0 boasts real-time breaking news alerts

Circa is back with a bang. On Thursday, the news reading app developer released v2.0 of its popular application, one that will offer real-time breaking news alerts and readers can "get through in seconds rather than minutes."

Apps/Software October 3, 2013

Whale spotting app being tested in California

Marine biologists have begun testing a smartphone application that would allow boaters and conservationists to identify whales outside San Francisco Bay so ships can avoid striking the endangered mammals.

Apps/Software October 2, 2013

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