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Windows 10 DVD Player now Available for a Mere $14.99/£11.59

Microsoft decided to ship Windows 10 without an integrated DVD playback application. Why? Perhaps this was to avoid anti-competition regulations and make sure the operating system doesn’t discriminate against third-party alternatives. Whatever the reasoning, Microsoft’s bizarre…

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iOS Flaw Makes it Easier than Ever to Steal Your Apple ID

Apple’s iOS is widely recognised as one of the most secure mobile operating systems on the market today but is that really true? Well, maybe it is, but what I can tell you for sure is…

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Secret Service Agencies Wanted to Put Malware on Your Android Phones

I don’t think it will be a shock to hear about yet another way government agencies try to spy on people, but they are getting bolder day after day it seems. A recently leaked document by…

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Next Gen Apple TV Much Improved

According to sources close with BuzzFeed, the next-gen Apple TV will be a much-improved version. Apple plans on announcing the new Apple TV at the World Wide Developers Conference they hold in June. During the conference, they…

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Apple Introduces Pay Once & Play to Tackle Freemium Hostility

Apple has introduced a new Pay Once & Play category to the App Store so that customers can find games that don’t feature in-app purchases, à la freemium games. Games in the Pay Once & Play…

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Use Your Voice to Save Sole Survivor on a Spaceship in New iOS Game

A common videogame trope involves the player being guided through a level by a helpful voice transmitted over radio – think Atlas in BioShock – but a new mobile game has turned the tables. Mayday! Deep…

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Google Pulls Amazon App From Play Store Searches

A possible dispute between Amazon and Google has resulted in the regular Amazon app for Android being removed from Google Play Store listings. Back in September, Amazon began offering Android apps for download via its app,…

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Google Chromecast Now More Popular Than Apple TV

Google’s Chromecast TV streaming dongle outsold Apple TV over the first three quarters of 2014, according to Parks Associates, a market researcher. Google has been given the boost over their rival during a 10% upswing in…

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Apple and Developers Release Special (RED) Apps

Apple and a number of its high profile App Store developers have released special apps in support of AIDS charity (RED). Apple itself has released an updated (RED) version of GarageBand on iOS, informing users that by…

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Apple Replaces ‘FREE’ with ‘GET’ on the App Store

Apple has suddenly started replacing ‘FREE’ with ‘GET’ for freely downloadable apps on their iOS App Store. When you go to download a free app now on an iOS device, you’ll be greeted with the new…

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Downloads Drop as Existing Apps Are Too Good

It seems apps are just too good at the moment as the numbers downloaded have dropped significantly. It seems that downloading smartphone apps has reached saturation point apparently because the existing apps are just too good.…

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Havok Technology To Power BioShock on iOS

BioShock, the iconic story-driven shooter from 2K Games is heading to the App Store later this summer for iOS devices. The game is now confirmed to be running on Havok technology to provide animation and physics…

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Office for iPad Recieves PDF and Image Tools

Users of Microsoft’s Office on iPad can now export files as a PDF on the mobile platform, this has been a heavily requested feature since it first became available on IOS. This isn’t the only feature…

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Facebook Will Begin to Force Users to Install Messenger App

Once again we get another reason to hate Facebook more than we do already, in the next few days Facebook will be forcing users to download the messenger application to their mobile device to continue talking…

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Google to Stop Labelling Apps “Free” If They Have in-App Purchases.

Google have made the very welcome decision to remove the “free” tag from apps which off in-app purchases. By the end of September, all apps on the Play Store in Europe will be affected by the…

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Flappy Bird Becomes Overnight Sensation, Despite Being Infuriating

Sometimes it is the simplest games that are the most fun, and they don’t get much more simple that Flappy Bird, a game that nods back to the era of 8-bit gaming, features a simple control…

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Pebble’s App Store Is Reported To Launch This Monday

It appears that Pebble officially confirms its app store will be launching tomorrow on iOS devices with the Android version not too far behind. The Pebble app store will integrate with the Pebble smartphone app for…

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Apple’s App Store Reaches $10 Billion In Sales From 2013

Looks like Apple has had a good year, with the company making over $10 billion in sales from their App Store. In an announcement released on Tuesday Apple said that over 3 billion apps were downloaded…

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Assassin’s Creed Pirates Launches On Mobile Devices This December

Ubisoft have announced that the next game from their award-winning Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed Pirates, will be available for high end smartphones and tablets from December 5 on the App Store, on Google Play and on the Amazon Appstore for…

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Name It! Acronym GameTo Be Released On The App Store This Month

An interesting new trivia game that tasks players with knowing abbreviations, acronyms and symbols is coming to the Apple App Store later this month. If you are the kind of person who gets great satisfaction out…

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Fractal Design Launch Android & iOS App That Uses Augmented Reality

Fractal Design are well known for having that extra touch of style and cool, a trend they seem keen to continue with the release of their own Android and iOS apps that brings augmented reality to…

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Microsoft Is Apparently Close To Unifying Its App Stores

Microsoft is rumoured to be close to completing the unification of its two separate app stores. Currently Microsoft’s Windows Store and Windows Phone Store are both separate but if ZDNet’s reports are accurate then we could…

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Windows 8 Now Has 115,000 Apps For Download – New Record High

According to figures by MetroStore Scanner, an unofficial monitoring service that tracks changes to Microsoft’s AppStore, Windows 8 users now have access to 115,000 Metro Apps via the Microsoft App Store. The vast majority of these…

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Microsoft Promises To Combat Fake Metro Apps In The Windows Store

Microsoft’s Windows Store is slowly getting filled with fake apps as money grabbing internet criminals are trying to capitalise on the hive of activity that has occurred due to the free Windows 8.1 preview. This is…

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Max Payne 3 Now Available for Mac

Apple Mac users have been missing out on the action of Max Payne 3 for quite some time now, cutting edge shooting mechanics, precision gunplay, and the dark and twisted story of Max Payne 3 can…