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Snapchat cuts off third-party apps, releases its first transparency report

Snapchat has been one of the biggest messaging success stories over the last few years, adding a host of new features to the core "vanishing messages" concept that brought the app so much notoriety when it launched. But the company is growing up now, with advertisers and media partners as well as …

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8 Unusual Gizmos That'll Keep You Cool This Summer

Many people opt for central air conditioning or the simple window AC unit, but where's the fun in that?<p>From beds with built-in liquid cooling, to office chairs that can keep your backside chilly, there's a surprising amount of technology that exists for one sole purpose: to keep you cool in the …

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Has this Startup Come Up with a Way to Get People Paying for Apps?

With app pricing having become a race to the bottom (i.e., free, albeit often with in-app purchases), how can publishers encourage customers to spend some cash? Dutch developer Innovatio thinks it has a plan…<p>The company published a public transport app for iOS, SnelTrein, last week at a price of …

Kim Dotcom's Mega launches an acquired Android app for its first foray into mobile

Mega, the cloud storage service launched earlier this year by former Megaupload mogul Kim Dotcom, has officially released its first mobile app. The Android version of Mega isn't quite a new product: as the developer notes point out, the company acquired and relaunched an unofficial third-party …

Cryptographic bug in Android lets hackers create malicious system apps

Security researchers have found a bug in Android which allows them to create malicious Android apps which appear to be genuine with the correct digital signatures. In computing, digital signatures allow any piece of data, including an app, to be checked to see that it is genuine and actually comes …

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