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Apple And Google Competing For Square?

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Last year, both Apple and Google approached the mobile payment company Square for acquisition. Square, the mobile payment company by Jack Dorsey, co-founder and co-creator of Twitter. In the past, there have been speculations that Google would be the probable buyer as it would want more information on the purchases that consumers make, both to check how well its ads work and to subsequently target those ads to people. This is one of the reasons why it launched Google Wallet, which is yet to catch popularity for payments. But people close to Dorsey doubt Google to be the buyer because of the sour past discussions over acquisition of Twitter and also Dorsey believes Square’s design values are more towards Apple. Read More

Facebook Forcing Users To Download Messenger

messengerIn its endeavor to rebuild its Messenger to conquer the top chat Apps like Line, WeChat, KakaoTalk and others, Facebook in November 2013, launched a separate Messenger App for its users. This either could be used as a stand alone chat App or messenger got opened on touching the Messenger tab on the main Facebook App. Users always had a choice of not downloading it and continuing their chat in the main Facebook App. Read More

87% Of Apple iOS Users Are On iOS 7

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Ahead of WWDC in June, where Apple plans to talk about the upcoming iOS 8, Apple reported on its developer site that 87% of its iPhone and iPad users are on iOS 7, 11% on iOS 6 and remaining 2% on older versions. iOS 7 was released in mid September with the launch of two new phones, iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S. Read More

WhatsApp VOIP Call Screenshots Leak

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Italian iPhone blog iPhoneItalia has posted screenshots of what seems to be an upcoming VOIP call feature of WhatsApp. Read More

AtHome Camera – IP Camera For Home Security

athomeAtHome Camera and AtHome Video Streamer is a useful App that uses your mobile camera to turn your mobile into a full-featured video surveillance system. With AtHome Camera and AtHome Video Streamer you can easily connect and watch your home or office from anywhere anytime using the App on your mobile. The App is made by iChano Incorporation and has a free as well as a pro version. Read More

Agnitus – Touch Enabled Learning App For 2-6 Year Olds

agnitusAgnitus is an interactive App for children in their early years. The App uses smart progression based technology to support child’s learning activities. It focuses on building the fundamental skills in reading, writing and mathematics. The App understands a child’s personality, and gives a personalized learning experience. Progress report is tracked and shared with parents on a regular basis with tips on how parents can help build their child’s potential. Read More

Challenge Your Vocabulary With Letroca for iOS and Android

letrocaQuite a lot of us are in constant desire to pick up new words and use them often. Letroca word game gives you a challenge to remember as many of those words again. It gives you a few alphabets and all you have to do is make as many word combinations using the letters available. It doesn’t limit you to the alphabet count while jumbling. Make as many three letter, four letter and so on words (yes, meaningful!) depending on the total alphabets given. Read More

WhatsApp Acquired By Facebook For $19B

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In a remarkable turn of events, Facebook has paid $19 billion to acquire WhatsApp. $16B will be paid in cash and stock, according to a regulatory filing. $12B worth of Facebook shares will be given, $4 billion in cash and an additional $3 billion in RSUs for employee retention. Read More

This Is What Happens When You Reach Level 999 In Flappy Bird (VIDEO)

This is what will happen when you reach level 999 in Flappy Bird. Only if you will.

Apple Rejected My App Because Of The Word “Flappy”

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This is a guest column by Todd Smith, sharing his experiences about why Apple rejected his recent App.

With the interest of Flappy Bird increasing with each day, many developers decided to try and create similar games to provide a variety for the millions of users. I created and submitted “Floppy Penguin – Super Fun Obstacle Dodge!” for review on February 5th locked and loaded with appropriate keywords. The next day I had a suspicion that the recent Advertising Identifier rejections (see a link to a great below) that many have experienced (me included) could hold this app up too. I quickly took a look at the code and found some issues that needed to be resolved. I fixed these issues, rejected my binary (losing one day) and uploaded the improved version. On February 12th, it went into review and was metadata rejected stating several reasons, but the main one said: Read More