Apps

Snapchat IPO could see company valued at $25 billion

Snapchat has released details of its plans for its initial public offering (IPO), which if successful as analysts claim, could see it valued at more than $25 billion. This would cement it as one of the world’s leading technology firms and provide its founder, Evan Spiegel, with enough funds to …

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Facebook Messenger to begin displaying adverts

If you thought using Facebook’s Messenger application was a good way to avoid seeing all of the adverts on the Facebook main site, think again. In what will begin as a small-scale trial in select territories, Facebook is set to begin running adverts within the app itself, providing links to …

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Super Mario Run comes to Android in March

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Back in December, Nintendo topped the iOS charts with the launch of Super Mario Run, the company’s first proper mobile game based on its most famous franchise. At the time, Super Mario Run was exclusive to iOS but that will be changing soon, with Android users able to get their …

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Snapchat to move headquarters to London

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In a surprising move for an encrypted chat service considering the UK’s stance on surveillance, Snapchat has announced its intention to open a new international headquarters to London. This is also practically unheard of in the tech space, with most companies preferring tax-routing countries like Ireland to host their services in …

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Data-free music streaming breaches law, rules Dutch regulator

Offering a music streaming service to consumers which doesn’t use up their data package, has been ruled as a violation of net-neutrality laws, by a Dutch regulatory body. It claims that the service offered by T-Mobile in The Netherlands, is anti-competitive and must be stopped immediately. The Dutch Consumer and …

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Super Mario Run is the fastest growing mobile app ever

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Super Mario Run might have annoyed a lot of people by restricting the majority of its content behind a paywall, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been popular. In fact it’s the fastest growing app ever, even beating out the likes of Pokémon Go. In the four days following its …

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Sky Sports Premier League now has a commentary chat bot

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Football fan app-maker, GameOn, has announced a partnership with Sky Sports, to bring an interactive chat and commentary bot to a number of social networking messaging platforms. Able to understand natural language requests from users, GameOn’s bot can provide commentary on ongoing games, answer questions and can provide news and …

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Facebook halts WhatsApp data gathering after ICO warning

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The Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK has warned Facebook that it may pursue action against the social network over data gathering conducted as part of the WhatsApp messaging service. It claims that Facebook doesn’t inform its users enough about what it’s gathering. In response, Facebook has paused data gathering …

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Sony wants to jump back into mobile gaming

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When it comes to mobile gaming, Sony’s efforts have been hit and miss. The PS Vita handheld rarely gets any attention these days and as far as smartphone games go, Sony actually shut down its PlayStation Mobile division last year to help cut costs. However, with Nintendo starting to succeed …

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Snapchat’s rumoured IPO could value it at $25 billion

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Snapchat, the company that turned down three billion dollars in Facebook money just three years ago, is now readying itself for a public offering, which could see the company valued at $25 billion (£20.5 billion). If successful, it would be the biggest tech IPO since Twitter went public in 2013. …

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AMD no longer supporting Gaming Evolved Raptr app

Over the last couple of years, AMD users have likely had an encounter or two with Raptr’s ‘Gaming Evolved’ app. At one point it was AMD’s answer to the GeForce Experience, with the app being bundled with every driver update. However, it looks like AMD is moving on from Raptr’s …

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Refugee Text wants to help make seeking asylum easier

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As much as immigrants and refugees are a sensitive, emotive political topic, it’s easy to agree that actually being one of those people fleeing a war torn country must be pretty terrifying. With that in mind, Refugee Text wants to use the power of automated chat bots to help those …

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Windows Paint can now handle 3D objects following big update

If like us, you usually only use Windows Paint when Photoshop isn’t to hand, then you’ll likely be impressed by the trailer for the newly updated version of Microsoft’s photo editing application. Not only are their new tools and a refined interface to work with, but Paint can now handle …

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Pokémon Go launch traffic was 50 x what Niantic expected

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Even the best/worst case scenario for Niantic’s launch of Pokémon Go traffic, was 10 times off in its estimation. The augmented reality developer ended up receiving 50 times the predicted traffic when it launched Pokémon Go earlier this year, which is why there were so many server issues and likely …

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Microsoft Edge is going virtual to protect your browsing

Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge is the next big update coming to Windows 10 and it’s going to encapsulate the Edge browser inside a virtual machine, making it much harder for hackers and malware to attack your machine through a browser exploit. Essentially, it will isolate the browser …

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Pokémon Go player records own mugging on livestream

In another instance of a Pokémon Go player being attacked by someone unscrupulous, we have a near perfect video account of the crime, since the victim was livestreaming the whole time. In it we see the mugger approach, launch his assault before running away and factory resetting his new phone. …

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Microsoft to shutter UK Skype branch, 400 jobs at risk

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VOIP firm and Microsoft subsidiary, Skype, is set to close its doors in the UK. Not the service itself of course, but the British office will soon be shuttered for good. This will put some 400 jobs at the London based headquarters at risk, with most likely to be dissolved. …

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Nintendo shares spike again after Super Mario iOS announcement

During Apple’s iPhone announcement event on Tuesday evening, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto took the stage to announce Super Mario Run, the first Mario game for smartphones, coming first to iOS this year. It seems that this was a smart move, as now Nintendo’s stock has jumped by almost 30 percent, similarly …

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Playing Pokémon Go in Russian church saw streamer arrested

While Western Youtubers might be upset about copyright and the monetisation of the streaming site, things can be far worse in other parts of the world. A Russian Youtuber has been arrested and charged for recording himself playing Pokémon Go in church. 21 year old Ruslan Sokolovsky released a Youtube video back …

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Apple will be cleaning up the App Store this month

iOS have been around for many years now and during that time, plenty of developers have helped contribute to the App Store library, which now sits at over two million apps. However, not all of these apps get continual support, some may have been abandoned years ago, so Apple is going …

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