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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.

First Derm, a 'Crotch Selfie' app from Sweden, makes headlines

Launched in Sweden as an STD triage app, First Derm now accepts photos of any rash, bump, wart or strange mole above and below the waist, and works with a team of dermatologists to help identify the issue. The "Crotch Selfie" app is making headlines.

Edward Snowden inspired anonymity software, OnionShare, launches

A recently released open-source software, created in response to the controversy surrounding Edward Snowden's release of classified NSA documents, claims to allow users to securely send large files over the internet with complete anonymity.

New App gives social media stars more control

Making the most of another's platform and marketing your brand to the max can get risky when the platform decides to change gameplans. That's exactly what happened when YouTube decided to take down some songs from its collection of online choices.

Google Glass app lets you charge friends to watch your actions

A new app for Google Glass available today allows users to charge their friend and family members to watch them living their life through the Glass headset.

Instagram announces adverts are coming to UK, Canada & Australia

Following a successful trial in the US last year, photo-sharing network Instagram has announced that uses in the UK, Canada and Australia will all be seeing adverts appearing in the app "later this year".

Largest STD online community/dating website and its new app Special

The largest online community and dating website for people with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) has announced a new iOS app. Launched in 2001, PositiveSingles.com is for people who live with STDs like HIV, Herpes (HSV), or HPV.

Google Now can alert you at your stop on public transport

A new alarm feature integrated into Google's digital assistant for Android devices, Google Now, is reportedly able to alert you to get off public transport at the stop nearest to your destination.
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