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4 New Apps Freelancers Are Jumping On

Freelancers are always on the lookout for new tech tools to make their lives easier. Unlike traditional employees, freelancers aren’t provided with everything they need to do their job. When a freelancer wants to improve their efficiency and organisation, they need to figure out how to make it happen. There …

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Google is dropping Google+ from the Play Store

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Google has begun ditching its Google+ social networking integration from the Play Store, as it continues to make the service far less ubiquitous. While there was once a section about people you knew and what they thought of various apps, and you needed a G+ account to leave reviews, none …

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Nintendo’s first iOS/Android game is Pokemon Shuffle

Back at the start of the year, Nintendo finally announced its intention to start making games for mobile devices, after years of losing out on the market to emulators and ROMs. The company hired outside firm, DeNa to handle its mobile titles and now we know what game is set …

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Microsoft is open-sourcing its iOS to Windows porting tools

Back in April this year at Microsoft’s annual Build conference, the company revealed that Windows 10 would be able to run Android and iOS apps with a little bit of tweaking. Now that Windows 10 is out, Microsoft is releasing its porting tools to the public and making them open-source …

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Microsoft is pulling the plug on some of its MSN apps

Microsoft is continuing to go through some big changes in the lead up to Windows 10. Last week it was revealed that the company would be cutting around 7,800 jobs from its hardware division, shedding a significant portion of the former-Nokia employees that remained following the acquisition and now Microsoft is moving …

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We now know when Fallout Shelter should arrive on Android

A couple of weeks back at E3, Bethesda announced its new little mobile game, Fallout Shelter, whilst also showing off tons of new Fallout 4 footage. While Fallout Shelter is a neat little mobile time killer and has been received very well, it is currently limited to iOS users, leaving …

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Microsoft is officially acquiring the Wunderlist app

Earlier this week, we reported on Microsoft’s next potential acquisition, the popular app, Wunderlist. Now it seems that the move is official, with Wunderlist joining the ranks alongside Microsoft’s growing selection of other apps and services on multiple platforms. Wunderlist is one of the more successful ‘to-do’ apps on smartphones, …

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Microsoft apps to come installed on LG and Sony tablets

Microsoft is continuing to make deals with smart device manufacturers in order to get its own applications pre-installed on devices. The company recently signed up with Samsung, meaning that Galaxy S6 devices sold in certain territories will come with Microsoft apps like Skype or Office  pre-installed. Now Microsoft has expanded …

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Nintendo will launch five mobile games by Q1 2017

Nintendo has discussed more details on its plans for mobile gaming. Last year, the company announced that it would be teaming up with DeNA to create specific games for mobile devices, now we know that we can expect at least one game to launch this year, with another four arriving …

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Microsoft is teaming up with Cyanogen

If you are an Android user, then chances are you have probably heard of the Cyanogenmod ROM. Over the last couple of years, Cyanogen has branched out and become a legitimate company, launching its own operating system and now it is even signing deals with Microsoft. Rumours of a partnership …

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Apple Watch could support 100,000 apps at launch

The Apple Watch could launch with a huge amount of software support, as 100,000 apps could end up being available for the wearable when it launches in April, according to new reports. While Apple has yet to publicly speak on the range of software set to be available for its …

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Google Now gains 3rd party app integration

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Shouting at your Android phone is pretty fun with Google now, but Google is about to enhance this functionality and it will soon announce that it’s allowing third-party apps to deliver information to Google Now. This will allow over 30 selected third-party developers to integrate their services into the voice service, in …

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MEGA launches new smartphone apps, beta testing MegaChat

The MEGA encrypted file locker service is now looking to expand into more mobile marketplaces, by launching its new swathe of updated smartphone applications for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. On top of that though, the company founder Kim Dotcom has also announced an ongoing beta to use MegaChat, the …

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Twitter to collect data on all your phone apps

As the world’s second most well known and talked about social network, you would think Twitteer would have had the same storied history of privacy concerns that Facebook has. Traditionally however, it’s not monetised its service quite as much as others, so has left the personal lives of its users more …

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Microsoft is shifting focus back to the MSN brand

Microsoft is set to shift focus back to the MSN brand, just one week after it announced that the messenger service would be shutting down for good later this year. Several Bing apps, including News, Sports, Travel, Weather, and Finance, are set to be re-branded under the MSN name. Additionally, each app will …

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Apple and Google are battling over mobile exclusives

Gamers are pretty used to the idea of platform exclusives on consoles and PC but it isn’t something we’ve really had to deal with on mobile devices until recently, as now Apple and Google are battling over exclusivity deals with App developers more aggressively than ever. With gaming apps being …

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Angry Birds data used by GCHQ and NSA

In the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks from early 2013, the western world and specifically US and British citizens, have come to accept that the NSA and GCHQ have no doubt snooped in our conversations, metadata, Facebook posts and more, with the excuse that they’re protecting us from terrorism. …

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BBM to come pre-loaded on Android smartphones

As soon as the Blackberry Messenger app went cross platform it became a hit, garnering over ten million downloads in its first 24 hours on both the Play Store and the IOS App Store. Thanks to the massive surge in popularity, you may find BBM coming pre-installed on several Android …

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ESRB to allow mobile developers to be privacy certified

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has announced that it will be extending the use of its privacy certification program to mobile developers, to allow their software to be given the thumbs up in terms of personal privacy and data retention. Some of this will mean ongoing cooperation with the …

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Who wants free comics?

While not every PC hardware fan is a nerd in every respect, I like to think there’s a lot of crossover – as I know there is for me. One other great traditional geek pastime is reading comics, so here’s a chance to try them out or get yourself a few freebies: …

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