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World first: App Annie gives developers — and advertisers — one dashboard for all app and ad revenue

Imagine one dashboard that tells you exactly how well your app is monetizing, from paid downloads to ad revenue. And one dashboard that tells you how all your mobile marketing campaigns are performing, across 10 or 20 different mobile ad networks. And one dashboard that can do both, at the same …

First helium-filled 6TB hard drive launched, just not for you

At first glance, an enterprise-class hard drive with unparalleled areal density sounds like a pretty dull affair, right? While the new Ultrastar He6 drive from Western Digital's HGST subsidiary does fit that nap-inducing description, it's also got a couple of exclusive honors to boast about. You …

Of Course Gas Stations Will Use Facial Recognition Tech to Serve 'Relevant' Ads

Because who hasn't seen Minority Report, right?<p>Say you're at a gas station. Say you're buying some supplies—bottled water, coffee, maybe some M&Ms—before you head back to your car. And as you're buying your loot, an ad pops up on a screen next to the cash register: it is really relevant to you. …

T-Mobile's no-money-down iPad offer requires $20 monthly plan for new customers

Those of you new to T-Mobile will be out of luck if you're hoping to walk into a T-Mobile store and walk out with a tablet and 200 megabytes of free data without putting any money down.<p>After promising to fix an "executional mistake" that forced new customers to sign up for a $10 On Demand plan, …

T-Mobile

Best mobile games of October 2013

iPad Air higher-tech but actually cheaper to produce than iPad 3, says research firm

Research firm IHS, which previously dismantled the iPhone 5s and 5c to calculate component costs, has now done the same with the iPad Air.<p>It concludes that while the technology in the iPad Air is significantly more advanced than in the iPad 3 (for some reason the company skipped the iPad 4), the …

3 Free Personal Finance Apps to Help You Manage Your Money

3 min read<p>In lean times like these, it's important to get your personal finances under control. But creating a detailed budget and having the discipline and diligence to stick to it is often easier said than done. Thankfully there are plenty of apps available that can help you not only track your …

Personal Finance

The Week's Best Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone Apps

I don't really understand the need to drink on public transport -- yes, train travel can be brutal, but is it <i>that</i> bad? I say this because some idiot …

5 Best Tablet Apps for Doodlers

The transition into a paperless world has been pretty rough on us doodlers. Until recently, the market was rife with clunky, low-functioning drawing …

Price Drops: The Brilliant Petting Zoo iPad App Free Today

The wonderful <b>Petting Zoo</b> iPad app is available for free today – down from its standard price of $1.99. I’m not sure if this is a short-term offer or a permanent change. I am sure this is a fantastic and charming app at any price.<p>Here’s a little slice of the App Store intro for Petting Zoo:<p>From …

Apps

MTV Artists is a surprisingly useful one-stop music search and discovery app

Once upon a time, the channel known as MTV — believe it or not — played music. It sounds crazy, in the these days of non-stop reality show and celebrity coverage, but music was the name of the game, and a new app MTV just released today moves the company back to its roots, at least in one small …

Timehop Adds Friend Messaging To Its iOS App

Timehop has released new updates for its iOS app bringing in ways to better communicate with those friends that were with you in those special moments days, months, or even years ago. With Messages, it turns the service away from just a read-only app, but into more of a social media offering.<p>In …

United becomes the latest airline to let customers use electronic devices gate-to-gate

JetBlue and Delta were the first two airlines to let customers use electronic devices during takeoff and landing, and now United Airlines is joining the pack. The company announced today that it was providing "electronics-friendly cabins" for domestic flights, allowing passengers to use their …

Verizon won't activate the Nexus 7 until Google delivers a KitKat update

It's been three months since the Nexus 7 was supposed to arrive on Verizon's LTE network, but Verizon is still refusing to activate the device. Now, the company is blaming Google and device manufacturer Asus for the delay getting the tablet certified. Verizon told <i>Android</i> <i>Police</i> that after it …

Silk Road Rises Again

Like the legend of the phoenix Silk Road has risen from the ashes of a recent US crackdown and is now live and even more secure. At 4:20 p.m. GMT on November 5, the so-called Silk Road 2.0 reappeared at silkroad6ownowfk.onion, an address on the TOR network.<p>The new site now supports PGP encryption …

Inventor of world wide web criticises NSA over privacy breaches

Sir Tim Berners-Lee says NSA has weakened online security<p>The inventor of the world wide web has criticised America's National Security Agency and its British counterpart GCHQ for weakening online security by breaking the encryptions that guard data privacy for millions of computer users around the …

Apple seeds a pair of OS X Mavericks updates internally

Apple has seeded two software upgrades for OS X Mavericks internally, according to a source with knowledge of the upcoming updates. This person says that the updates are labeled as OS X 10.9.1 and OS X 10.9.2. The first update is expected to be released later this month, and it will serve as an …

Blockbuster exiting US retail market, closing its last 300 stores

The writing is finally on the wall for Blockbuster: the video rental chain, ubiquitous for years across the US, is finally closing its last 300 retail stores across the country. With that, the company has effectively exited the US retail market — in addition to closing its stores, the company's …