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  • Akamai: Global average Internet speed grew 27% year-over-year to 3.8 Mbps, mobile traffic jumped by…

    23 April 2014, 6:30 am by: Emil Protalinski

    Global average connection speeds have hit a new high, rising 27 percent year-over-year to 3.8 Mbps. At the same time, the demands of the mobile world continue to grow, with data traffic increasing by 70 percent in the last year. The latest figures come from…
  • WhatsApp passes 500 million active users, says over 700 million photos and 100 million videos are…

    22 April 2014, 2:09 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    WhatsApp today announced it has passed the 500 million active user milestone, up 100 million from December 2013. The company also revealed its users are now sharing more than 700 million photos and 100 million videos daily. WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum says his…
  • Google Hangouts for Android updated with merged conversations, simplified contact list, and…

    21 April 2014, 2:55 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Google today updated its Hangouts for Android app with a trio of new features. You can download the new version now directly from Google Play. If you’re not seeing the update yet, that’s likely because it’s a gradual rollout. Google engineer Mike Dodd…
  • Apple and Google are reportedly wooing mobile game makers as they seek exclusivity

    21 April 2014, 1:50 am by: Jon Russell

    Apple and Google are reportedly offering mobile game developers a bevy of incentives — including premium promotional positions in their respective app stores — in order to secure exclusive rights to hot titles. That’s according to a Wall Street Journal…
  • Facebook’s Paper for iOS updated with birthdays, events, photo comments, group updates, and more

    18 April 2014, 1:02 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Facebook today released the first major update to its Paper for iOS app, adding a slew of new features just 10 weeks after the initial launch. You can download the new version now directly from Apple’s App Store. First up, Facebook has added notifications…
  • Google’s Project Tango teams up with NASA for autonomous space robots

    17 April 2014, 6:49 pm by: Roberto Baldwin

    Google’s ATAP team and NASA are using the Project Tango smartphone with 3D motion tracking to help navigate robots in the International Space Station. The smartphone’s Myriad 1 vision processor chip is capable of making a quarter millions 3D measurements…
  • Skitch for iOS updated to let you share those pink-arrowed pics even faster

    17 April 2014, 5:30 pm by: Roberto Baldwin

    When you need to share an image with a giant pink arrow with a friend or the Internet at large, you turn to Evernote’s Skitch app. The photo-marking app features tools to quickly annotate images with text, arrows, drawings, and more. Today’s update will…
  • Microsoft starts letting Windows Phone developers respond to app reviews

    17 April 2014, 2:13 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Microsoft today announced the launch of a pilot program that lets Windows Phone developers respond to app reviews. The company says the roll-out will begin this week with a small group of developers who have been pre-selected to participate, though it didn’t…
  • Facebook launches optional Nearby Friends feature for Android and iOS

    17 April 2014, 1:00 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Facebook today launched Nearby Friends, a new option in the company’s main app for Android and iOS rolling out “over the coming weeks” in the US. The feature lets you see which friends are close to you, assuming that both you and the other party have…
  • Amazon partners with Samsung to launch custom Kindle e-Book service for Galaxy devices

    17 April 2014, 4:25 am by: Ben Woods

    Amazon and Samsung have today announced that the two companies will launch an e-Book download service designed specifically for the South Korean handset maker’s range of Galaxy smartphones and tablets. As part of the partnership, the companies will also…

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