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Outlook app for iOS and Android released

Outlook-for-iOS-and-Android

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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Evolve has a match-3 companion app

If you thought match-3 like games died back when we were playing Columns on the Megadrive, or when Popcap released Bejeweled in 2001, the last few years have no doubt been somewhat of a surprise for you. Apparently nobody is sick of the medium, as Candy Crush Saga and all …

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Whatsapp web messenger launches

Whatsapp web app

Today Whatsapp made a new web app available for its popular messaging client that will allow you to talk to your contacts from your desktop browser. While this currently only works in Google Chrome, support for other browsers is planned and should be available soon. Once your phone is linked to …

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Hearthstone is now available on Android tablets, but…

Hearthstone on Android

Good news Hearthstone players with Android tablets! Blizzard has just released the game you love for the tablet you own, allowing you to play  wherever you desire. But there is a temporary problem for some of us… Unfortunately for the first few days, you will only be able to download the …

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Pokemon TCG now available on iOS

Trading and collectible card games have shown impressive growth over the past few years, thanks to the expansion of Magic The Gathering on consoles and PCs, the birth of Hex and its contemporaries through crowd funding and perhaps most of all, the explosion in popularity of Blizzard’s recently released Hearthstone …

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Startup apps might be about to get a lot more secure

Startups are a great thing for any industry, as they bring in new people, new ideas and often that leads to innovation. However when it comes to smartphone apps, it can also lead to vulnerabilities and stolen data, as the developers don’t quite cover the bases in terms of security. …

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EA to release SimCity for mobile devices

It seems that EA is having another crack at mobile gaming as the publisher just announced SimCity Buildit, an app for iOS and Android devices. This will be the first high profile mobile release from the company since the disaster that was Dungeon Keeper. EA says that the app will …

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Apple reveals common reasons for app rejection

One of the things people like about Apple’s app store is that it has its content curated, the company reviews every app submitted to its store to check that it meets a predetermined set of standards and now we get to see what developers tend to slip up on the …

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Pewdiepie has an iOS app now

If you didn’t think accessing the videos of the world’s most subscribed Youtuber Pewdiepie was easy enough before, now you can do so through his official iPhone app, which gives you access to his videos and lets you select your favourites in a pseudo-bro playlist. Developed in conjunction with Maker …

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Snapchat seeks funding to boost value to $10 billion

It’s not uncommon these days for relatively new companies to be valued in the billions. It wasn’t that long ago that we threw up our arms in protest at the two year old Oculus VR being bought up by Facebook for $2 billion, but already a company is looking to eclipse …

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PopJam will work like Instagram, but for kids

Picture sharing is obviously a big thing these days, with more mobile apps to do it than you can shake a stick at, but never has one been designed specifically for children. That’s what PopJam is and while with recent BBC presenter scandals fresh in our minds it might sound …

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Hackers to release Bitcoin laundering app

Bitcoin has shot up in popularity through recent years, so much so that the idea of digital currency almost seems normal, with many online stores beginning to accept bitcoins as payment. However, this also means that governments around the world are moving to try and regulate the currency and some …

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Hearthstone has started rolling out on iPad

Blizzard’s popular free to play collectible card game, Hearthstone, has begun rolling out to iPads. The developer is referring to this as a ‘soft-launch’ as it is currently only available in select countries in order to test the app’s stability but global availability is expected to come soon. Right now …

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Google and Lego team up to create new Chrome app

Google and Lego have partnered up to release a chrome app that allows users to play with virtual Lego bricks. ‘Build with Chrome’ was first unveiled in 2012 as an experiment but now two years later, it is open to everyone and anyone who wants to get a little nostalgic. …

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New Riot Games API released

Riot Games has announced the release of its new API in beta form, meaning anyone with a bit of coding knowledge can now make much more interesting apps and tools to help users play the game. In the past this has been limited to simple functions like manual reset timers …

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Watch the Xbox One snap its apps here

While the Xbox One might be having all sorts of trouble when it comes to displaying games at 1080p and/or at 60 frames per second, one thing it is able to do is multi-task. If you’re in a game and want to look something up through the Internet Explorer browser, …

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Dotcom’s Mega launches mobile app for Android

PRISM, Tempora and other government spying schemes might be scaring the pants off of a lot of average citizens, but not Kim Dotcom. He’s enjoying increased revenue from his encrypted data backup service, MEGA, which has now announced the release of a mobile app, letting you backup on the go. …

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Fancy a pizza? Order it from your Xbox, with Kinect

Pizza Hut has introduced a new app for the Xbox 360, which allows users to order pizzas online and even design their own custom toppings with the use of Kinect. Whether this will evolve into some sort of social-network mini-game remains to be seen, but it does sound intriguing. “We’re …

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Twitter music app now available

Ok so I said last week that the Twitter music app was going to launch over the first Coachella weekend. My bad. In all fairness though, everyone else said that it was going to, so at least a lot of us were wrong. That said, the Twitter music app is …

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Office of fair trading to investigate in-app purchasing

The Office of Fair Trading is set to investigate what it describes as “aggressive” in-app purchases, especially in games aimed at children, following on from several instances where kids playing on parents’ phones has resulted in bills that are thousands of pounds deep. “We are concerned that children and their …

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Chubby Checker sues HP for “chubby checker” app

Chubby Checker

Lawyers on  behalf of Chubby Checker, a singer most well known for his 1960 cover of 1959 Hank Ballard b-side, The Twist, are sueing Hewlett Packard and Palm for the use of the name “Chubby Checker,” for an app that was used to guess the size of a man’s penis. …

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Steam now available for iPad

Steam App

It seems we can’t go a day without Steam or Valve being in the news – and unfortunately it’s never about Half Life 3 – but we’re at it once again today, since the Steam app is now available for the iPad. If you want to pick up the Steam …

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Pokédex app makes the iPad seem worth it

Pokédex

Almost. While it doesn’t go quite as far as to slap a pokéball in your hand and send you off on your journey to fame and fortune, the official pokédex application comes about as close to it as is possible. Available now outside of Japan for the first time, on …

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Apple doesn’t like torrent apps afterall

Conttrol

Despite many publications, including ourselves, reporting just a few days ago that Apple had seemingly reversed its stance on torrent promoting applications on its app store, it has now proved initial hopes unfounded, by announcing the impending removal of both Conttrol and Transmission RPC. The first news the creator of Conttrol …

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US cracking down on app piracy

FBI Seized

While organisations like the MPAA and RIAA get a lot of press for lobbying governments into taking down music and movie related file sharing sites, the US authorities have been targeting a new kind of piracy as well – app piracy. In a single swipe, the US government has taken …

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New app lets you transfer data by ‘singing’

In the second bird related story of the day, a brand new app has been launched which lets smartphone users send data to each other via a ‘digital birdsong’.  At present it’s only available to iOS users but an Android version should be available sometime in the future. The app …

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