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Review: Apple Pay in action

Apple Pay will take getting used to - for consumers and merchants alike. These aren't insurmountable hurdles. The biggest difficulty is general acceptance, and Apple has managed to boost interest in mobile payments in a way Google and other rivals haven't been able to for years.

New iOS 8.1 interfaces directly with Mac OS X Yosemite

The first major update to Apple's latest mobile operating system is now available for download. With iOS 8.1, Apple introduces an entirely new level of interoperability among devices, allowing users to make calls from their Mac or even pick up a task started on their iPad using their iPhone.

New apps bring kids' playtime back to real world

Parents eager to get their children away from television and video screens can turn to new apps that get youngsters to learn while playing in the real world.

App for fitness freaks to stay motivated

Jog and earn a free cupcake! Now, a new software application launched here Monday helps fitness freaks to stay motivated by earning rewards and discounts on a host of services to keep the momentum going.

iPhone app to ensure eye health

Researchers have successfully used an iPhone app for imaging the inside of the eye of immobile and paediatric patients.

App that enables deaf people to 'hear'

In pleasant news for the hearing impaired, researchers have developed a new app called Transcense which transcribes speech into written words that consequently show up on the smartphone screen.

Now, an app for missing children

A mobile application now provides information about missing children, authorities said Friday.

Microsoft rolls out Windows, IE, Office update

Microsoft has rolled out eight security bulletins to fix two dozen vulnerabilities as part of its October edition of Patch Tuesday.

Microsoft's Skype launches video messaging app

Microsoft-owned Skype on Tuesday unveiled a new app enabling users to send short video messages to stay "connected between calls."

Snapchat breach exposes flawed premise, security challenge

The prospect of tens of thousands of potentially racy Snapchat photos hitting the internet has driven home a simple fact: the mobile app's core feature - delivering photos and videos that vanish seconds after viewing - is flawed.

Google testing patient-doctor video chat service

Google is testing a new service which connects people with medical conditions to doctors over video chat. The feature was first revealed by a Reddit user who posted a screenshot of the service online, and Google representatives later confirmed its authenticity.

New app protects your snaps from screenshots

A new photo sharing app called Yovo protects your pictures and messages from screenshots.

It's good to talk: app aims to spur voice renaissance

Two former Google employees are hoping an innovative new phone application will trigger a renaissance in an increasingly unfashionable method of human communication: talking.

Apple unveils new app offering easy one-handed typing on new iPhones

Apple has introduced a new app called One Handed Keyboard that allows iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users to type with one hand making it easier to handle the bigger screens.

Smartphone app for the visually impaired launched

An application equipped with Braille typing feature that promises to assist the visually-impaired in using all features of a smartphone was launched here Thursday on World Sight Day.
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