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Spotify finally supports free music streaming on Windows

Music streaming app, Spotify has rolled out an update for Windows phones, which includes free ad-supported streaming and it will allows users to stream playlists and music in shuffle mode.

Instagram launches time-lapse video app for iPhone

Facebook-owned photo-sharing service Instagram on Tuesday launched an application for capturing time-lapse videos using Apple mobile devices.

Kleiner to invest in Snapchat at near-$10 bln valuation: Report

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer has agreed to invest in fast-growing messaging startup Snapchat at a valuation close to $10 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

WhatsApp hits 600 million active users

It has only taken the Facebook-owned social messaging app four months to add another 100 million active users, proving that Mark Zuckerberg was right when he said that the app was on its way to connecting 1 billion people around the world.

China mulling own OS to take on Google, Apple, Microsoft

China is reportedly planning to create a new operating system to compete with imported rivals such as Apple, Microsoft, and Google.

The rise of the planet of the apps

Tech effect: Smartphone applications  are putting convenience and connectivity into the consumer’s palm, creating a sense of power and individualism she would not want to trade.

Now, an app to add 3D backgrounds to your Instagram, Flickr, Tumblr

It is time to jazz up your photo albums with 3D sunsets or other scenic backgrounds on photo-sharing platforms like Instagram, Flickr or Tumblr. Just download the latest photo-editing app called 'Matter' from Pixite to know what we're talking about.

The app has overtaken the internet

Consumers now spend more time consuming digital content via smartphone and tablet apps than they do via surfing the web -- either on a handset or on the desktop.

Microsoft to unveil new Windows software: report

A news report out Thursday indicated that Microsoft is poised to give the world a glimpse at a new-generation computer operating system that will succeed Windows 8.

Google updates its Voice Search app

Google has recently updates its Voice Search app, which will now support more than one language at a time.

Kuddle: social media with a safety net

A new photo-sharing app aimed at children attempts to offer all of the fun and interaction of sites like Instagram but without any of social media's negative aspects.

Facebook Messenger downloaded over 500 mn times: Report

Although it initially faced backlash by people, the new Facebook Messenger app has been downloaded over 500 million times on Android-based devices, reports Google Play Store.

Snapchat in talks to expand services: Report

Snapchat Inc, developer of a mobile app that lets users send messages that disappear within seconds, might expand its service to videos, news articles and advertisements, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

Apps put fitness fans through short, sharp workouts

Fitness buffs who can't make it to the gym but still want to exercise can turn to apps for a short, intense workout when they are pressed for time.

App turns smartphone into spy gadget

Researchers from Stanford University with Israeli defence firm Rafael have developed an Android app called Gyrophone that picks up vibrations of sound by using vibrating pressure plates in the phone's gyroscope.
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