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New ComiXchat app turns your messages into a comic strip

A new messaging app has been announced today at New York Comic Con which will turn your conversation with friends into cartoon-strip style conversations. ComiXchat launches today and works a bit like WhatsApp, but your conversations will end up looking more like the above. Once you've signed up, all you have to do is pick…

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James O'MalleyNew ComiXchat app turns your messages into a comic strip
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11 iPhone 6 / iOS8 apps that are better alternatives to the Apple built-in apps

The iPhone 6 comes pre-loaded with a bunch of Apple's apps that you can't get rid of. Perhaps inevitably, every iPhone user ends up with a "redundant apps" folder somewhere on their phone - so to expedite that process here's our pick of apps that do it better than the Apple original. …

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James O'Malley11 iPhone 6 / iOS8 apps that are better alternatives to the Apple built-in apps
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The first 10 apps to download on your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus

Finally! Your iPhone 6 is in your hands, its all ready to go... umm, now what? Time to head to the app store. Here's the ten apps you should download first. Google Maps Sorry Apple Maps, a shiny new phone doesn't make you any less crappy. So don't muck around,…

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James O'MalleyThe first 10 apps to download on your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus
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Yo gets hashtags and lets you send links

Astonishingly, Yo wasn't an overnight joke but is still going - and the company has just launched some new features in the latest version of the app. That's right: Yo now has features. For the uninitiated, Yo hit the big time a few weeks ago. It's a messaging app that does away with the hassle…

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James O'MalleyYo gets hashtags and lets you send links
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Spectacularly poor-taste Gaza conflict games appear on the Android app store

As war and violence continues in Gaza, new technologies are not only facilitating more dangerous weapons, but also new kinds of responses to political circumstances. Now, it seems, some people choose to express their take on the conflict through gaming. A number of titles themed around the war have been spotted on the Android Google…

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James O'MalleySpectacularly poor-taste Gaza conflict games appear on the Android app store
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Now Facebook will pay users to experiment on them

Facebook appears to have learnt its lesson from the recent outcry over experiments that it carried out on its users. Sky News reports that Facebook is offering actual money to people who are willing to test out its new photo-messaging app, Slingshot. “Calling all Slingshot fans! Join our hand-picked group working to make the app…

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Stuart O'ConnorNow Facebook will pay users to experiment on them
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Shazam brings music ID powers to Mac

Shazam is bringing its media identification software to the desktop with an app for the Mac. Previously only available on smartphones, Shazam is now available for free in Apple’s Mac App Store. As with the Android or iOS version, Shazam for Mac identifies songs playing in the background of your home, office, coffee shop, or…

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Stuart O'ConnorShazam brings music ID powers to Mac
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Android Wear gets a web browser

Android Wear has only been available for a few weeks now but already coders are hard at work creating apps that work on the smartwatch platform. As far as we're aware, this is the first attempt at creating a web browser. And yes, it really works - check out the video below, where the creator…

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James O'MalleyAndroid Wear gets a web browser
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Paul McCartney re-releases five albums as iPad apps

Sir Paul McCartney has somehow never managed to loses his cool – or his financial touch. This week, a "selfie" of Macca sitting on a bench with billionaire Warren Buffett that was taken by a 16-year-old in Omaha, Nebraska, went viral. Now the coolest surviving Beatle has announced that five of his classic albums – Band…

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Stuart O'ConnorPaul McCartney re-releases five albums as iPad apps
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Create your own Top Trumps card with new app

Games company Winning Moves is letting fans create their own digital Top Trumps cards with the newly-launched app Top Trump It. The free app features more than 30 themes, allowing users to customise their cards with anything from football or romance to music or comics. The company says that to create a customised Top Trumps…

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Stuart O'ConnorCreate your own Top Trumps card with new app