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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

Google Docs and Sheets get new Web app store

Google goes one up against Microsoft yet again by launching a web store for Google Drive that offers new features to Sheets and Docs.

Apps/Software March 17, 2014

Microsoft makes Windows Phone free for Indian OEMs but is it enough?

Windows Phone mobile OS has become free for some phone makers in India, as Microsoft attempt to bolster its efforts to keep the platform relevant.

Apps/Software March 17, 2014

Mozilla pulls plug on Windows 8 Metro version Firefox days before release: FLAT

Firefox for Windows 8 is dead even before it was born, and it might be either Microsoft or Mozilla's fault. Why? Adoption was "flat," Mozilla said.

Apps/Software March 16, 2014

Microsoft Office 365 goes Personal: Mac and iPad versions on the way?

Microsoft has denied iOS users an Office app, but the company might just change its stance and release a version later this year. And, the first step towards this could be Office 365 Personal.

Apps/Software March 15, 2014

Apple acknowledges selfie is here to stay, makes separate app category

If you hate the selfie term, Apple just made your life a living hell by adding a selfie category to the App Store.

Apps/Software March 16, 2014

Captain America invades refreshed Skype for Xbox One

Microsoft has updated its Skype for Xbox One and has convinced Captain America to drop by as part of its newest enhancements for the software.

Apps/Software March 16, 2014

iOS 8 to get Notification Center, Messages and more tweaks to make it simpler and faster

Apple is said to be making some tweaks to existing iOS apps and features in iOS 8 to speed up the OS and make it faster and easier for users.

Apps/Software March 15, 2014

Google adds in-app purchase restrictions to Play store after lawsuit and iOS 7.1 update

Google added new in-app purchase restrictions to its Play Store app exactly one week after being hit with a class-action lawsuit over unauthorized in-app purchases. Parents will now be able to prevent their kids from making purchases without their say so.

Apps/Software March 15, 2014

Chinese censors delete 30 popular WeChat accounts - What this means for WeChat users

Chinese Internet company Tencent Holdings deleted 30 of the most popular WeChat accounts recently, reviving fears of Internet censorship in China. The deleted accounts were used to send political and controversial news stories to tens of thousands of WeChat users. Many believe that this is a prime example of government censorship of journalists.

Apps/Software March 14, 2014

Leaked iOS 8 screenshots reveal Healthbook, TextEdit, and Preview apps

Images of what is reportedly the first images of a leaked build of iOS 8 show off some new apps.

Apps/Software March 14, 2014

iOS 7.1 adds in-app purchase restrictions to settings - No more sticky-fingered mistakes

Apple finally added new in-app purchase restriction options to its settings menu with the iOS 7.1 update. Users who download the newest version of iOS will now be able to restrict their kids' access to in-app purchases with a few taps in settings.

Apps/Software March 13, 2014

iTunes Radio feature will turn into a dedicated app in iOS 8

A new report claims iTunes Radio will become its own app in iOS 8. This should make the music service readily visible to users as it will be located on the iOS 8 home screen.

Apps/Software March 13, 2014

WhatsApp says Android app is safe - Was Bosschert's claim 'overstated'?

Users of the Android version of WhatsApp had better beware. A newly-discovered security hole allows hackers to steal conversations from WhatsApp users. The security flaw is a result of a WhatsApp encryption flaw. WhatsApp denies that it is a problem.

Apps/Software March 13, 2014

Flappy Bird may flap its way back to app stores, developer hints

Flappy Bird creator has hinted that the popular game might get ready for a second flight. Will the mobile gaming world have a warm welcome party for it?

Apps/Software March 13, 2014

Flappy Bird creator considering bringing the game back from the dead: Why?

Flappy Bird might return back from the land of the dead to both the iOS App Store and Google Play, but this game creator Dong Nguyen plans to issue a stern warning to players - take a break.

Apps/Software March 12, 2014

Google sued for kids' in-app purchases - Uh-oh, Spaghetti Os!

A New York mother, upset with her kid for spending $66 on in-app purchases in the Google Play store, sued Google to get her money back. This is just another case of accidental in-app purchases by children that have angered parents.

Apps/Software March 13, 2014

Will iOS 8 fix Apple Maps app? Reports point to better transit directions and more

We all remember the great Apple Maps fiasco of 2012. Now, Apple is planning a big update to Maps with iOS 8, which will include better transit directions, data use and more.

Apps/Software March 13, 2014

Instagram Lux feature lets you get the best out of your selfies and other photos

Instagram now gets Lux. Expect more selfies, albeit better.

Apps/Software March 11, 2014

Twitter releases patch to fix bug that lets unapproved followers read protected account's tweets

Twitter has plugged a hole that allowed non-approved users to snoop into protected posts of a small number of users.

Apps/Software March 11, 2014

SXSW News: Google looks to boost Android's presence in wearable market

Google will make a software developers kit available in the next few weeks to make it easier for developers interested in using Android to run their wearable devices to make apps. The news was released at the South by Southwest conference.

Apps/Software March 10, 2014

Apple releases iOS 7.1 with visual enhancements, bug fixes and new features

Apple has released iOS 7.1, which includes major bug fixes and visual enhancements for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Apps/Software March 11, 2014

PlayStation Now games could cost as little as $4.99 to stream

Worried about PlayStation Now streaming cost? You may not have to.

Apps/Software March 12, 2014

Microsoft to pull plug on Windows XP in April: What you should know

Come April 8, Microsoft will end support for Windows XP.

Apps/Software March 11, 2014

Pebble 2.0 finally released: Appstore, new watchfaces, and more

Pebble 2.0 app is now available for Android. Brings forth an app store and a long list of improvements.

Apps/Software March 13, 2014

Spritz app will make you sprint through a book but do you really want to be a speed-demon?

Running against the watch? Well, speed through text with Spritz faster than Superman himself. Well, probably not, but you'll be close enough.

Apps/Software March 10, 2014

Vine: No porn, but nudity still ok. What the $#@%& does that mean?

Vine is blocking porn, but still plans to show a version of porn, or rather, nudity, nonetheless. What madness is this?

Apps/Software March 11, 2014

Samsung wants its brood of Galaxy device music lovers to grow up on Milk

Milk Music is Samsung's next plan to compete directly with Apple in another important market - streaming radio.

Apps/Software March 8, 2014

Vine bans porn, but artistic nudes are still a-okay

Sometimes a nude is just a nude, Vine says. The popular video streaming app now bans porn, but it will still allow "artistic nudity" as well as nudity for education's sake. The grey area in between is something of an issue and many are asking: Where do you draw the line?

Apps/Software March 9, 2014

Windows 8.1 update leaked: Top changes it brings

Windows 8.1 Update 1 has been leaked. We dig into the new update to see what changes it brings.

Apps/Software March 8, 2014

Windows 8.1 Update leaks onto web, fixes seem geared toward non-touch functions

For a very brief window, Microsoft inadvertently made its upcoming Windows 8.1 update available online. If what was seen proves true, the update should make keyboard and mouse Windows 8.1 users quite happy when the update is officially released on April 8.

Apps/Software March 7, 2014

Samsung takes on iTunes Radio with ad-free streaming service Milk Music for Galaxy smartphones

Samsung has announced an ad-free music streaming service for its Galaxy smartphones with its new Milk Music app. The company now has a way to better compete with Apple iTunes Radio and other streaming music services.

Apps/Software March 7, 2014

Pop quiz! Which awesome iOS app is now available on Android? You guessed it: QuizUp!

QuizUp is now available on Android. This is: a) the greatest news ever b) amazing c) fabulous d) all of the above. Get your game face on, Android users!

Apps/Software March 6, 2014

Google brings background synchronization to Gmail 3.0 for iOS 7, along with 2-step verfication

After 2 years of availability, Google has finally chosen to bring key features to Gmail for iOS.

Apps/Software March 8, 2014

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