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Image altering apps were the most popular apps this year, taking first place on the most downloaded lists from the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store. Google’s most downloaded app of the year was FaceApp while Apple’s No. 1 app in 2017 was Bitmoji. The most popular new apps of 2017, according to Google Play Store […]

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Apple is planning an iTunes price hike for its U.K. customers to make up for the effect Brexit has had on the pound. According to a report from The Register, Apple today sent an e-mail to developers explaining the price changes. The increases are anywhere from 79 pence rising to £0.99 to £1.49 apps spiking to £1.99. The change in prices […]

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This has been the toughest year ever in online security, with multiple big-scale hacks throughout the year. To name just a few famous incidents of this year, over 100 million LinkedIn and 360 million MySpace accounts were breached , 15 million Iranian users of Telegram messaging app got their accounts hacked into, $80 million dollars […]

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Federal auto safety regulators are asking Apple, Samsung and other Smartphone makers to do more to increase driver safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday released the second phase of its Driver Distraction Guidelines, calling for phone makers to create a ‘driver mode,’ which would prevent people from using distracting apps and programs while driving. “NHTSA has long encouraged […]

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Google is cracking down on developers seeking to unfairly bolster their app’s ranking in its Google Play Store. The tech titan announced today it has launched a newly improved detection and filtering system to put a stop to developers using fraudulent installs, fake reviews and incentivized ratings to give their apps a boost. “These attempts […]

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Mobile threats are on the rise thanks to viral apps like Pokémon GO, according to a new security report. Online security expert Proofpoint, in a recently released report, discovered that popular apps such as Pokémon GO inspire hackers to create malicious side-loaded clone apps and dangerous add-ons in a bid to gain access to users’ devices and nab their […]

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Simple and easy to use. That’s how Google’s selling its new video-calling app, Duo, as it prepares to go head-to-head with Apple’s popular FaceTime. The app, launched earlier this week, works on both iOS and, naturally, Android. Google is hoping to cash in on both Duo’s simplicity and the fact it operates on both systems […]

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IBM continues to build on its cloud service and added another layer to the more than 25 services now available. The biggest news is the addition of analytic tools which will enable developers to track and monitor Web and mobile applications. The tools can be used across multiple cloud platforms and give insight where it […]

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There’s a lot of information buried deep inside apps and if those apps aren’t on a users’ Smartphone that information, basically, isn’t accessible to them. That’s all changing though, thanks to Google. The company announced Wednesday it has been working on extending the tendrils of search even further with people now being able to find […]

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Android users can breathe a little easier about their security thanks to the Signal app. The app, which encrypts messages and calls, has rolled out for Android. The app had only been available for iOS but launched the new version this week and, in doing so, received a pretty impressive endorsement. In a tweet Monday, […]

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iPhone users looking to make their images a little more ‘lively’ may want to download a new app. Live photos from iPhone 6S and 6S Plus can, through the recently released app, be easily converted into GIFs and/or videos. Once converted, the app also makes it simple to share the GIFs and videos with friends. […]

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Traffic’s not just bad on city streets and roadways these days, there’s a lot more on the information highway, too. Adding to the traffic jam in China, now, will be LinkedIn and Didi Kuaidi. The two companies — Didi Kuaidi provides the Chinese version of North America’s Uber — announced a deal on Thursday that will see […]

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LinkedIn has, finally, caught up with other social media sites. Sure, the site’s proven to be a successful networking key for professionals but it’s always lacked the ability for users to effectively chat with other users. That’s all changed thanks to the introduction of a more streamlined messaging service that looks, feels and operates more […]

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Mobile users will soon be able to share content straight to Tumblr. Yahoo senior vice-president of publisher products Simon Khalaf announced Wednesday during the Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference in New York City the Tumblr In-App Sharing. It’s aimed at developers but will, essentially, mean sharing content to Tumblr from a mobile device will be done […]

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Those tired of simply messaging their friends back and forth on Facebook’s Messenger can now invite them to guess what they’re doodling. That’s because Facebook has added its first game to its messaging app with Doodle Draw. The game is simple — players send a doodle to friends encouraging them to guess what it is they’re […]

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