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Uber Sued Over ‘Wrongful Death’ of 6-Year-Old Girl

On-demand car service Uber is facing a new wrongful death lawsuit following the tragic death of a 6-year-old girl on New Year’s Eve. According to a lawsuit filed on Monday, Uber is guilty of negligence in the wrongful death of Sofia Liu. On December 31st at around 8pm, Liu was walking down Polk Street in San Francisco with her brother …

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Apple Pays $32.5 Mil. To Parents Who Didn’t Consent

Unintentional (or intentional) digital purchases have been a rising epidemic for parents who’ve allowed their offspring free reign over their iTunes login and credit card. Last Wednesday, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced that Apple Inc. will refund at least $32.5 million to U.S. consumers after ongoing complaints were made about charges concerning children purchasing mobile apps without their parents’ …

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Apple Refund: Company To Refund Over $30 Mil. In App Case

As of late, this writer has seen a trend among the toddlers and young children she finds herself around; most of them are better at handling an iPhone or iPad than many adults. This is certainly not undue, at least partially, to the corresponding trend of parents loaning their tech goodies to their children so as to keep them entertained …

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App Looks to Kill Oft-Maligned Vertical Video Syndrome

If your friends are always yelling at you for your vertically-oriented videos, a new app is offering a solution. The app is called Horizon, and it’s a video-shooting tool that promises one important thing – your videos will record in landscape mode no matter how you hold your phone. “Horizon lets you record horizontal videos no matter how you hold …

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CES 2014: Dish Hopper App Coming to PlayStation Consoles

As part of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) week in Las Vegas, Dish today announced that its Hopper DVR technology will soon be available on Sony’s PlayStation consoles. Dish will be releasing a Hopper app for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 sometime during spring (or at least sometime during the first half of 2014). The app will be an …

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CES 2014: Chevy Adds 4G Data, Apps to Its Vehicles

Chevrolet today announced that it will be adding data and an app store to many of its 2015 model vehicles. Chevrolet’s “AppShop” will start appearing in the company’s Corvette, Equinox, Impala, Malibu, Volt, and Silverado vehicles this summer. The store will be accessed through a touchscreen in vehicle dashboards. Through it, customers will be able to download a variety of …

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Google Thinks These Android Apps Are Beautiful

Just last week, Google revealed what it felt were the best games available for Android devices. While games may make up a large portion of Android’s catalog of apps, they’re by no means the only apps available. For all the other apps, Google has released a list of what it considers to be the most beautifully designed Android apps. So, …

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Foursquare Touts 45M Users, $35M in New Funding

It’s been a big, transformative year for location-focused app Foursquare. For the past year, Foursquare has been making both incremental and monumental shifts in the core functionality of the app, taking it from just another check-in game to a real local search and discovery platform – one that can truly compete with the likes of Yelp, Google Places, and more …

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Minecraft, Candy Crush, Duolingo Snag Top App Store Honors

Apple is the latest to reveal their 2013 year-in-review, and their editor’s pick for best app of the year is free language learning app Duolingo. Apple describes the app, which finally opened wide to the public in June of 2012, as “fantastically well-designed and easy to use.” Duolingo offers free language learning via a series of translation mini-games and at …

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Someone Gave Bitstrips a Bunch of Money

If you hate Bitstrips, you’re not alone. If you love Bitstrips, you’re also not alone. The popular Facebook app that allows users to create custom avatars and stick them in pre-designed comic situations has over 10 million active users. The app recently launched on both iOS and Android too. In the past couple of months, users have created over 30 …

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Mobile Media Revenue to Hit $75 Billion in Four Years

As tablets begin to permeate western culture, mobile app revenue is set to continue growing, even as the market for smartphone apps begins to slow. The industry will no doubt also become better at separating consumers from their money via mobile devices as monetization schemes become more refined. Market research firm Juniper Research today revealed its prediction that revenues from …

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Pandora Coaxes You Awake with New Musical Alarm Clock

If it’s not a loud, jarring buzzing noise, it’s not going to wake me up. Being peacefully coaxed awake by a beautiful piece of music sounds like a great idea, but the sad fact is that I’d sleep right through it. Oh well, Pandora’s new feature isn’t for me. But it may be for you. The streaming radio app has …

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