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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 of having to actually write …

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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 Play store over the last …

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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 more awesome,” reads a blogpost …

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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 anywhere else you have your …

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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 uses the tiny screen to …

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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 on the Run, McCartney, McCartney …

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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 card using Top Trump It, …

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