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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 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 to take on Snapchat with in-development camera app

Ever since Snapchat turned down Facebook’s $3 billion acquisition offer in mid-2013, the social network has been hankering for its own share of the Snapchat pie. Evidently it’s now decided that: if you can’t join them, beat them, as Facebook is said to be working on a photo sharing app …

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Facebook set to recruit army of chat bots for customer service

As much as companies have made great strides in improving customer service over the past few years, offering social media responses, live-chats on websites and more localised call centres, they’re still far from perfect. To help improve that, Facebook is looking to recruit chat bots to answer more people’s questions, …

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Yahoo Mail just killed off passwords

A while back, Yahoo began its move away from traditional passwords by offering users single-use SMS codes to log in to their accounts. Now, things have progressed further, with Yahoo introducing what is called the ‘Account Key’, which allows mail users to log in using push notifications on their smartphone, …

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Starbucks brings app-based pre-order, pre-pay to UK

If companies like Uber have shown us anything, it’s that a lot of businesses could benefit from changing up their payment and ordering systems to something app-based. Starbucks is a company that took that idea and ran with it towards the end of last year when it began allowing U.S. …

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Apple has released its ‘Move to iOS’ app on Android

Apple didn’t just launch iOS 9 last night, but it also launched its recently announced tool to help Android users switch over to an iPhone. ‘Move to iOS’ is Apple’s first Android app and it does exactly what the name suggests, it helps Android users move their pictures, contacts, bookmarks, …

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Cyanogen wants to integrate Cortana with its OS

Microsoft recently released its digital assistant, Cortana, for Android as a standalone app. However, Cyanogen has some bigger plans in mind, mulling over the possibility of deeply integrating Cortana with Cyanogen OS in order to access functions similar to those you would find on Cortana for Windows Phone or Siri on …

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Pokemon Go: catch ’em all in the real world

Catching Pokemon has traditionally involved walking around in a bunch of grass, or dirt, or other areas where predatory cartoon beasts can leap out and attack a human far larger than themselves, who also happens to be carrying up to six highly trained animals of their own. That same sort …

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Android is getting an official Reddit app

Reddit is often referred to as the front page of the internet and for good reason, the site gets a ton of traffic. However, the site has had a pretty limited presence on smartphones and mobile devices, though that is set to change as an official Android app is in …

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Roald Dahl characters to return in new app games

The Twits and other Roald Dahl characters might have frightened, inspired and amazed children of many generations past, but they’ve never been brought to the fore in quite such a style as this. In a series of new applications, the classical author’s most iconic characters are set to make their …

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Microsoft might acquire the Wunderlist app for $100 million

It looks like Microsoft is looking to expand on its list of mobile apps as the company is apparently interested in acquiring the Wunderlist app from German mobile firm, 6Wunderkinder GmbH. If true, then Wunderlist will become one of the many apps and services Microsoft is bringing to iOS and …

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Philips develops supermarket navigation system using LEDs

For people that don’t shop for their food online, finding their way around supermarkets isn’t always the easiest of tasks. If they haven’t been there before or staff have rearranged everything, they are forced to rely on signs hanging from the ceiling and spotting the particular product they want can take a while. …

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Amazon launches new advert scheme on mobiles

Amazon is looking to poke its digits into more digital pies this week, with the announcement that it has launched a new advertising scheme for mobiles, designed to help app makers promote their software on Android and Amazon Fire devices. This scheme will go after the two dominant companies in …

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iOS 8.2 adds non-removable Apple Watch app

Apple has begun rolling out the iOS 8.2 update in preparation for the launch of the Apple Watch next month. In order to set the stage for the new wearable, Apple has packed in a new Apple Watch app, that like most of the stock iOS apps, can’t be removed. …

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Outlook app for iOS and Android released

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Microsoft has just released its new Outlook apps for both iOS and Android devices, and already, it has risen above Gmail and other similar productivity apps in the iOS store. While it has been based on the Acompli app that Microsoft bought at the end of last year, this new re-branded …

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