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There's no indication that Apple is yet ready to make the plunge into branded television territory, though the Cupertino outfit is reportedly working on another Apple TV device, which is said to be far along in the testing phase. It will be another set-top box of sorts with an overhauled operating system based on iOS... Read more...
It's mighty convenient to load up a mobile banking app with a slick interface as opposed to logging into the website via your smartphone's web browser, but in doing so, you may inadvertently be putting yourself at a greater risk of so-called mail-in-the-middle attacks, hijack attempts, and other unfriendly behavior. A... Read more...
Apple marches to the beat of its own drum and doesn't partake in the CES festivities, but lest anyone forget about the Cupertino outfit, Apple today announced that its App Store raked in more than $10 billion in 2013. That includes over $1 billion spent in December alone, representing a strong finish to a fruitful year. The App Store notched... Read more...
Security researchers at Gibson Security handed Snapchat what amounts to a lump of a coal on Christmas morning by exposing a security flaw that, when exploited, would grant hackers access to users' phone numbers without their permission. It's essentially a how-to guide for hackers with detailed instructions, and the reason Gibson Security made... Read more...
Budding entrepreneurs take note, word of mouth advertising still plays a significant role in growth, provided you build solid product or offer a stellar service. Just have a look at WhatsApp, a cross-platform instant messaging service that allows users to send free texts, videos, photos, and audio messages to one... Read more...
Freeloading iOS users found a virtual sweet treat in 2013 as millions rushed to play Candy Crush Saga, the most downloaded free title on both the iPhone and iPad this past year, according to Apple. Whether or not you've played the game, you've probably heard of it before, especially if you have a Facebook account... Read more...
Googlers are well-known for using Macs on campus, and Google has a history of dishing out great software to both OS X and iOS. To that end, the company is announcing Mac support for Chrome Apps. Starting today, you'll just need an updated version of the Chrome browser, and then head into the "For your desktop" section... Read more...
Tis the season of giving, and if you're an iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone users, Apple is giving away a new digital item for 12 straight days beginning December 26. To collect on the goods, you'll need to download the "12 Days of Gifts" app from iTunes (just hit the source link at the bottom of this article) and then... Read more...
Google is getting a bit predictable in the sense that when it releases a product or service, you can expect it will have potential but lack certain features to be rolled out over time. Google Play Music is no exception, though it is another blueprint of how Google goes about releasing a product or service. It took... Read more...
It's not unprecedented for mobile apps to receive billion dollar valuations. One need only look at the sum Facebook paid for Instagram, a mobile photo sharing apps that allows users to add filters to their photography. It's a simple app, but because of its widespread appeal, the developers earned a ginormous payday... Read more...
If you have a teenage son or daughter, you've probably spotted them making weird and contorted faces at their smartphone's front-facing camera. They're using Snapchat, a wildly popular photo and video sharing application in which users can send each other snapshots or short recordings that are viewable for anywhere... Read more...
Looking to learn a new skill? Perhaps you should considering learning how to build mobile apps. It's a booming business that's only going to get bigger in the coming years, that is unless users at large suddenly find themselves disinterested in smartphone and tablet devices (unlikely). How big? According to market... Read more...
Following up on the Chrome browser's 5th birthday celebration, Google announced a new kind of Chrome app, which the company says "brings together the speed, security, and flexibility of the modern web with the powerful functionality previously only available with software installed on your devices." Put another away... Read more...
Vine, the Twitter owned video sharing app that allows users to post 6-second video clips of whatever they want, is now home to over 40 million users, the company announced in a Twitter post. That's not bad for a service that launched around 7 months ago. "We've said this before and we'll say it again: this community -- now more than 40 million... Read more...
The promise of being able to view, edit, and share Microsoft Office documents on your Android device finally came true earlier this month when the Redmond software giant ported a version of its productivity suite over to Google's open source platform. It's not exactly a full fledged version of Office, but hey, at... Read more...
In the old days -- you know, before social media and ubiquitous mobile phone access -- if you wanted to end a relationship with someone, you'd do it in person, take your lumps in the form of a verbal lashing, and move on as friends or bitter enemies. Even though newfound freedom was yours for the taking, the process... Read more...
Just over a week ago, Vine rolled out its biggest update yet to iOS, leaving Android users sitting on the sideline except for a protected posts feature. At the time, Vine co-founder and CTO Colin Kroll promised to roll out the same set of features and improvements to Android "next week," and making good on that... Read more...
Facebook isn't about to let its $1 billion acquisition of Instagram go to waste. Continued innovation is the secret to both remaining relevant in an increasingly crowded field of apps that offer filters for photos and videos, and to seeing a return on such a hefty investment. Towards that end, the Instagram team just unveiled web embedding... Read more...
If you're an avid Twitter user, you're probably aware that a few kinks still exist in the system. In terms of apps, one is particularly glaring: Direct Messages that are opened and replied to on one device look as if they're unread on another device. As of today, that's changing. The company has updated seven of its... Read more...
The battle for short video supremacy is heating up, and Twitter has every intention of ensuring its Vine application stays relevant. Hence the latest update to Vine. Not just any update, mind you, but the "biggest, most exciting" one to date, with "even more coming soon," Colin Kroll, co-founder and CTO of Vine... Read more...
Microsoft has reason to celebrate today, as its Windows Store is now filled with over 100,000 Windows 8 apps. It's an important milestone en route to a much larger goal of building out a rich ecosystem, and while it's true Apple and Google have Microsoft beat in the apps department, the Redmond outfit reached the 100,000 mark much faster than... Read more...
Detroit, which in recent decades has become a punchline, is reinventing itself by focusing on technology. More specifically, the auto industry is looking to the tech sector, as car manufacturers seek to develop software applications for next-gen connected vehicles. Thus, there’s a small but attractive job market... Read more...
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