Google spends $25m on .app top-level domain

Apps could soon be easier to find thanks to a new purchase by Google, which has just negotiated with ICANN to buy the entire .app top-level domain. According to Business Insider the company paid $25m - the most paid for a TLD so far. The move could conceivably mean that we start seeing URLs like…

Backlash against “invasive” Samaritans Radar web app

Samaritans new web has received criticism on social media today for being "invasive", and essentially misconceived in its attempt to flag up friends at risk. You may have read in The Digest this morning about the new app aimed at helping those in need. It sounds pretty clever: Essentially you sign in with your Twitter…

Google buys Jetpac “Neural Network” firm

Google has been on another shopping spree and has acquired a company called "Jetpac" which is a "neural network" company that has created a city guide app. The Jetpac app - which is currently only available for iPhone - sounds pretty clever. Essentially, using some complex image analysis of millions of public Instagram and Flickr…

Yo! Check out the world's laziest messaging app.

As Facebook, Google and Apple are locked into an endless arms race to see which can add the most features to its messaging app, a new app on the iOS app store has taken a very different approach. It only…

Dope-dealing game tops Apple iTunes chart

Apple appears to have relaxed its usual tight restrictions on apps – how else to explain the drug-pushing sim Weed Firm sitting at number one on its App Store charts? According to The Register, Weed Firm allows users to imagine…

Xbox 360 dashboard now has a Eurosport Player app

The Xbox 360 dashboard now has a Eurosport Player app, Microsoft has announced. Supporting Kinect voice commands and gesture controls, the 360 app launched yesterday on Xbox Live across 20 European markets, offering content in 13 different languages. The app…