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Live-streaming app Meerkat challenges social media conventions

The story of Meerkat begins just over two weeks ago, when the live streaming application first became available to the public.

Microsoft expands beta of Skype for Web

Microsoft has launched a beta of Skype for Web. The new website will allow users to access Skype from any web browser, removing the issue of being unable to use the popular communication program on computers where it is not installed.

Facebook plans to allow third-party apps onto Messenger

Facebook is planning to open up the Facebook Messenger app to third-party apps and services that will run on top of the service, continuing the large-scale expansion of Messenger that the company has started in the past year.

Windows 10 for phones to include notification LED support

New leaked screenshots of an unreleased build of Windows 10 for Phones revealed last night that the operating system will feature support for notification LEDs. Just a day later, such an LED has been found hidden inside Microsoft's Lumia 735.

The rise of the real-time translation apps

Translation apps on the internet and phones have got much better at their jobs in recent years and are now used frequently by tourists. A major question remains though: how reliable are they and do they work? A recent BBC report attempts to answer this.

How smartphones can revolutionize the diagnosis of disease

Smartphones are revered for their huge range of capabilities, expandable via apps that use the potential of the hardware to maximum effect. One of the most intriguing possibilities being explored now is the ability to use a phone to diagnose illness.

Gluten-free eating options made easy with food choice service Special

A Canadian start-up called E.A.T. Meal Planning Co. has produced an app that focuses on guiding the user through healthy meal options and special dietary requirements. Digital Journal has found out more details.

Google pays $25 million to acquire the '.app' domain

Google has acquired exclusive rights to the new top-level domain ".app" in a deal with ICANN worth $25 million. One of several that the tech giant has applied for in recent years, it is currently unknown how the company will use the domain.

Google unveils YouTube for Kids, available now on Android and iOS

Google has unveiled its long-anticipated YouTube for Kids app that promises to give parents control over what video content their children consume and the ability to limit viewing hours while creating an attractive interface for kids.

Cases that are as smart as your phone

By the year 2018, it is predicted that more than 220 million people will own smartphones in the United States. This is a considerable growth since 2010 when just under 63 million people were using smartphones.

Image shows woman paid to manipulate App Store rankings

An image posted to Chinese social media site Weibo allegedly shows a "ranking farm" of racks of iPhones that are used to manipulate ratings and reviews of apps in the App Store.

Users of pirated copies of Today Calendar told "walk the plank"

The developer of the popular Android calendar app Today Calendar has started to fight piracy of his product by adding pirate-themed messages to the app that suggest users of pirated copies "walk the plank" or attend a "pirate party."

Microsoft's Outlook email app nears top of iOS charts

Yesterday Microsoft released a new version of Outlook for iOS and Android phones that seems to be going down well with consumers, now sitting in the "Best New Apps" list and climbing rapidly.

App allowing users to sell parking spots may soon be banned in LA

Los Angeles - MonkeyParking is an app that lets its users sell their parking spaces, but they could soon be banned from operating in Los Angeles.

Mobile spy app creator fined $500,000

Two months after his arrest, the creator of a mobile spying app was fined $500,000. This is the first spyware conviction in the United States.

Review: Korean educational meeting app PingPong preparing to go global

Technical innovations have come so quickly over the last couple of years that unless something is truly revolutionary, it garners little attention.

Review: Moldiv brings easy photo collages to iOS devices

Jellybus, one of the largest developers of photo apps in the App Store and makers of the image editing app PicsPlayPro, rolled out their newest creation for iPhone users.

Op-Ed: 'South Park' bashes the free-to-play model

The freemuim game model has been one of the most controversial market trends in the gaming industry. As real gamers, Trey Parker and Matt Stone critically dissect the model in the recent South Park episode "Freemium Isn't Free".

Lindsay Lohan sued for $60 million for stealing app idea

Actress Lindsay Lohan and her brother Michael Lohan, Jr. are being sued for $60 million. A former business partner claims that they their app idea.

There's a breathalyzer app that calls Uber if you are drunk

Breathometer introduced a new device and it lets drivers know how drunk they are. It can also summon a ride for them from Uber if they are over the limit.

Facebook 'Safety Check' lets users post they're safe in disaster

Menlo Park - As severe storms spread across much of the southeast and Atlantic coastline, Facebook announced the release of Safety Check, an application that instantly allows user to notify family and friends they are safe following a natural disaster.

Spying app creator arrested

Hammad Akbar, 31, the CEO of a mobile spyware maker, was arrested over the weekend. He is being accused of illegally marketing an app that monitors mobile phone activity.

WoNoBo releases India Walking Tours app for Blackberry

A new app from WoNoBo for Blackberry offers a guided step-by-step walking tour through some of India's major cities and tourist attractions.

Cuddlr: The app that connects strangers who want to cuddle

Cuddlr is a location-based app that connects strangers who are interested in getting together and engage in a cuddling session.

Get Democracy is an app that can help you 'change' the world Special

Stamford - Jason Cohen is developing a new app, Get Democracy. The app tracks your legislators' voting record and promises to place US government oversight in your hands, the individual US citizen, forcing elected officials to be accountable to "you and only you."

Indian tourism ministry launches 'Incredible India' app

India’s Tourism Ministry launched a tourist-oriented mobile application named “Incredible India” on September 3, during a media interaction.

Ferguson leads teens to develop app documenting police abuse

Decatur - As questions surrounding the police response to protests in Ferguson, MO continue, three Georgia teens announce the release of an app allowing users to document abuse by police.

Review: Angels in the Sky - A console quality shooter for the iPhone

If you crave the excitement that comes with SF gaming, then look no further than your iPhone. The creative minds at AImToG have come up with shooter that rivals any on a desktop.

Using Facebook Messenger on your phone is about to get annoying

Facebook is becoming more and more invasive and it looks like they may be losing focus with what they are trying to offer. From the permissions requested in the Messenger Android app to the usage changes in the web messenger, it may be time to ditch them.

Op-Ed: Why Google bought Songza — Brains, innovation and advertising

While Google is “organizing the world’s information,” advertising still accounts for its core revenue. Why buy Songza, of all music-focused startups out there? Here's my take on what Songza did differently, and how Songza might save advertising.
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