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Free apps collect your personal data

If I glanced through your smartphone or tablet, I'd bet most of the apps you installed are free. We all love free apps. In fact, I’ve put together lists of my 10 Best Free Apps for Android and 10 Best Free Apps for Apple.<p>But free apps often have a privacy cost. When you install an app, you probably …

Windows 8.1 picks up steam as consumers adopt latest update

A little more than a year after Windows 8.1 was made available, the update to Microsoft's PC operating system is finally seeing some progress.<p>The market share of PCs that run Windows 8.1 jumped to 10.9 percent in October, up from 6.7 percent in September and 7.1 percent in August, according to Net …

Software

Code reveals Facebook planning mobile payments push with Messenger app

We all have that one friend who conveniently forgets to pay after a night out on the town. Now, it looks like Facebook wants to make it easier to get …

Microsoft formally launches Project Spark so players can create their own games

Microsoft has officially launched Project Spark, a game world with tools that make it easy for players to create their own games.<p>Oddly enough, Microsoft is releasing Project Spark as its answer to Minecraft, the pixelated user-generated content game from Mojang. But Microsoft also now owns …

Skype to End Domestic Voice Calls in India on November 10

Skype users in India will soon be unable to call landlines and mobiles based inside the country.<p>The feature will will be unavailable from November 10, reducing the usefulness of the cross-platform call and messaging service. Skype didn’t give a reason as to why it was abandoning domestic voice …

Facebook Completes Its $22 Billion Purchase of WhatsApp

Facebook officially sealed its massive purchase of WhatsApp, a report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission stated, with a final …

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