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Wake up call app brings you all of the joy of talking to strangers first thing in the morning

I don’t know about you but when I wake up in the morning I like to spend a good hour wandering around my house, wondering where I am, what’s going on and why there’s so many bright lights. After about an hour’s grogginess I’m about ready to face the world. Which is why an app called Wakie sounds like my …

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James O'MalleyWake up call app brings you all of the joy of talking to strangers first thing in the morning
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BitLit: An app with the potential to make ebooks AMAZING

Ebooks are great: No longer do we have to lug around weighty tomes when we want to read – we can instead just fire up an app on our phones. There is a problem though: How can you passively boast about how clever you are if your shelf is empty? It seems a new app called BitLit could hold the …

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James O'MalleyBitLit: An app with the potential to make ebooks AMAZING
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Dropbox launches Pro account with enhanced sharing controls

Dropbox has today launched a Pro version of its cloud storage app, which adds new options for sharing files and enhanced security options. In a post on the company’s blog, the company describes the three new sharing options: Sharing files using passwords on shared links, shared link expiration (so the link will stop working after a period of time) and …

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James O'MalleyDropbox launches Pro account with enhanced sharing controls
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How clone apps are making the world a worse place

When Flappy Bird took the world by storm earlier this year, it perhaps understandably overwhelmed creator Dong Nguyen who hadn’t expected his little game to receive millions of downloads. A few days after it made it big (many months after it first hit the app store), he pulled it from iOS and Android… a few days after that (approximately) ten …

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James O'MalleyHow clone apps are making the world a worse place
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FINALLY Vine lets you use other pre-recorded videos

Vine has just pushed out a big update to its app on iPhone that unlocks a tonne of new features – including the ability to import videos you’ve shot previously, to upload to Vine’s platform. The new update turns Vine into a fairly powerful mini video editor. In addition to importing you can trim longer videos, undo your last recording …

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James O'MalleyFINALLY Vine lets you use other pre-recorded videos
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Tom Hanks’ free iPad typewriter app hits no.1 on App Store

Remember that classic scene in the film Big — the film that really launched Tom Hanks’ big-screen career — in which he plays Chopsticks by dancing on the giant piano keys? Well, now keys of another kind have also proved a big success for the Oscar-winning actor. His manual typewriter simulator app for the iPad — called Hanx Writer — launched last …

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Stuart O'ConnorTom Hanks’ free iPad typewriter app hits no.1 on App Store
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Microsoft clones Snapchat with WindUp

It seems that even Microsoft is now cloning Snapchat with its own Windows Phone app. Microsoft Research has published a messaging app in the Windows Phone store that behaves exactly like Snapchat, as spotted by Neowin. The app is called WindUp, works on Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1, and is available to download for free. Here’s how the …

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Stuart O'ConnorMicrosoft clones Snapchat with WindUp
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Premier League warn against Vine goal videos

Cancel that Sky Sports subscription! Vine is just as good for catching up with all of the football action – at least according to the Premier League, who is so worried that it is warning fans that posting Vine videos of goals is technically an illegal breach of copyright laws. The warning was given to Newsbeat, which quotes Director of …

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Apple TV beta gets an iOS 7-style makeover

Apple has released a new beta version of its Apple TV platform, and its look borrows heavily from the design of iOS 7. As you can see from the image above, the redesign sees a new emphasis on colours with flatter, less-glossy icons and a slightly simpler design that reflects iOS 7 on the iPhone and iPad. The on-screen fonts …

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Stuart O'ConnorApple TV beta gets an iOS 7-style makeover
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Almost 10% of Android apps are malware: report

Thinking of switching form iPhone to Android? You might want to think again. It seems that as many as nine per cent of Android apps – that’s almost one in every 10 – are fully or partially malware, according to new research. The figure comes from Cheetah Mobile’s security report for the first half of 2014. Cheetah collected 24.4 million sample files, …

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Stuart O'ConnorAlmost 10% of Android apps are malware: report