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AirDroid app puts 10 million Android users at risk of attack

One of the most popular remote management apps for Android has been putting tens of millions of users at risk of crippling cyberattacks for several months. The company has been criticised for appearing to put new features above patching the issues.

Why many mental health apps are failing

Health apps are becoming increasingly common. All of them collect data and this data is shared with the manufacturer. How concerned should we be? A new issue has been raised about mental health apps in particular.

Privacy warning over caller ID apps that upload your contacts

Concerns have been raised over the privacy afforded by caller ID apps such as Truecaller and CM Security. The apps are storing the details of billions of people in publicly searchable databases. People who have never used an app are also affected.

WhatsApp now lets you stream videos without downloading them

Messaging platform WhatsApp has begun to rollout a new feature that makes it easier to watch videos from within its app. Clips no longer have to be downloaded before they are viewed so you can start streaming a video within a few seconds of tapping play.

Instagram rolls out live video and new Snapchat-style messaging

After previously confirming it's working on live video, Instagram has officially launched the feature across all supported platforms. Livestreaming is joined by a new "disappearing" messaging mode which makes Instagram even more similar to Snapchat.

Save the hassle of parking your car in NY with the new app LUXE

LUXE is a new valet parking app that allows you to call a personal valet that will park your car in busy cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

WhatsApp launches video calling

WhatsApp has announced that video calling is rolling out to all its supported apps today. The feature is one of the most popular user requests for the messaging app. WhatsApp's service is now used by over one billion people worldwide.

Google Play Music now uses AI to guess what you want to listen to

Google has announced a substantial overhaul of its Google Play Music streaming service. The company has rebuilt the app with a brighter, upbeat design and new features powered by machine learning. 'Personalised music' is now the core focus.

New language game teaches you 1,000 words in a few hours of play

A new app claims to teach you 1,000 words in a foreign language in just a few hours. It uses a scientifically-proven method of rapidly delivering learning that's been recognised by UNESCO. The game bears little resemblance to a traditional language app.

Vine's co-founders launch new livestreaming app called HYPE

The creators of video looping app Vine have announced HYPE, a "live and interactive video service" for smartphones. The company is entering the crowded livestreaming space, competing with Facebook and Twitter. Vine announced it's closing down last week.

Microsoft's Slack rival is finally here

Microsoft has officially introduced Teams, a new chat app for the workplace that's built to rival Slack. Slack has experienced extraordinary adoption, pushing existing solutions including Microsoft's Skype out of use. Teams is the company's response.

Microsoft removes 90,000 apps from the Windows Store

Microsoft has removed over 90,000 apps from the Windows Store, according to reports today. It follows warnings to developers about updating their apps' age ratings. Apparently, many publishers have not paid attention and have had their products withdrawn.

Apple has designed 'detailed mockups' of iMessage for Android

Apple has experimented with potential designs for an Android version of iMessage, according to reports this week. The company has drafted several different layouts, including ones styled after Google's apps, although the result may never launch.

Contextual GIF maker Guggy will help developers spice their apps

The new contextual GIF maker Guggy is now available as an API to provide a solution for developers who want to offer an improved user experience by adding text and smartness to their app's GIFs.

Meerkat is dead: the streaming app gets withdrawn from stores

The unfortunate video-streaming app Meerkat is finally dead. The app has been withdrawn from the market a few weeks ago after months of struggling against its competitors.

Health apps tune into the personalized medicine initiative

There are many health apps on the market. One of the leading brands – HealhTap – has become more sophisticated through the use of a new algorithm that tailors the content towards individual patients.

Facebook Messenger wants to help you find something to talk about

Facebook is preparing a new Messenger feature that will let the app suggest conversation topics to you. Messenger will guide you towards interesting discussions with your friends, keeping you engaged on the platform for longer and increasing app usage.

Microsoft Paint is getting a complete overhaul, 3D object support

Microsoft Paint has been in Windows for almost as long as the operating system has existed. The app has changed little over the decades but that could change soon. Leaked videos reveal Microsoft is working on a complete overhaul with 3D object support.

Applause's giant analysis finds the best UK retail app Special

The digital experience testing company Applause discloses the results of over 3.5 million reviews of the 50 most downloaded Android and iOS retail apps in the last six months.

Facebook using Messenger AI to prompt you to pay friends back

Facebook has revealed it is testing a new Messenger feature that will allow the app to remind you to pay friends back. Facebook Messenger can already be used to send payments. It can now detect when you've loaned money from friends to make you repay.

FDA launches app competition to tackle opioid abuse

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a competition for app developers to come up with software to address the growing epidemic of opioid overdose.

Google causes controversy by removing encryption from Allo

Google has launched Allo, a new messaging app that's designed to allow you to express more emotions in text chats. Allo can integrate with Google Assistant to suggest message replies and take immediate action to messages like "sushi places nearby."

Shopify launches new point-of-sale app for retail stores in U.K.

Shopify recently announced its upcoming launch of a point-of-sale (POS) app and card reader for UK retail stores. The new reader will support all types of payment including chip, tap and swipe payments from both contactless and traditional cards.

Capital One teams up with booking app HotelTonight

In keeping up with its tech initiatives, Capital One has teamed up with HotelTonight to give new offers to travelers. HotelTonight is a last-minute booking app that gives travelers discounted rates at thousands of hotels.

FDA to begin scrutinizing health related apps

Bethesda - Health apps (or ‘mobile medical applications’) have been produced at increasing regularity in recent years. Some are more meaningful and accurate than others, prompting calls for their regulation.

100 million people now play Solitaire on Windows

Microsoft has announced that over 100 million people have now played Solitaire on Windows 8 or 10. It makes it one of the most popular and far-reaching games ever created, showing the mass appeal of the simple titles that come bundled with Windows.

Google can now peer inside your apps to get search results

Google has announced that it can now use your installed apps to power search results on mobile devices. It means that searching with the Google app will show you links to content in other apps, such as music tracks in Spotify and notes in Keep.

Google to phase out Chrome apps on Windows, Mac and Linux

Google has announced it will discontinue support for in-browser Chrome apps on Windows, Mac and Linux PCs in 2018. It launched Chrome apps to allow developers to build rich online experiences, but it admits better solutions are now available.

Warning over period tracker apps

Women have been warned against using period tracker apps, for the purposes of contraception, by a leading medical organization. The apps are simply not accurate enough.

Windows 10's new File Explorer app allegedly revealed in pictures

Microsoft may be planning a heavily revised version of its core File Explorer app for Windows 10. Allegedly leaked screenshots of the app show a fresh and modern design that's less crowded than the current desktop app and easier to use on touchscreens.
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Alleged image of the new Windows 10 File Explorer app
Alleged image of the new Windows 10 File Explorer app
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The Explore feed in the new Wikipedia Android app homescreen
The Explore feed in the new Wikipedia Android app homescreen
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HYPE  a new mobile livestreaming platform
HYPE, a new mobile livestreaming platform
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Top social networking apps at the App Store.
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HAPIfork keep track of your eating habits
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Apps for Office will look the same regardless of platform
Apps for Office will look the same regardless of platform
The Explore feed in the new Wikipedia Android app homescreen.
The Explore feed in the new Wikipedia Android app homescreen.
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Digital Journal's tablet apps are available free on the Apple iPad and BlackBerry PlayBook. The apps feature image galleries showcasing the top images submitted by fans and followers.
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HYPE  a new mobile livestreaming platform
HYPE, a new mobile livestreaming platform
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In partnership with Polar Mobile, Digital Journal is releasing free news apps for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch as well as BlackBerry, Android and Windows Phone devices. Available for free at app.digitaljournal.com, the apps enable smartphone users to read news from Digital Journalists working in 175 countries around the world.
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Alleged image of the new Windows 10 File Explorer app
Alleged image of the new Windows 10 File Explorer app
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