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Flappy Bird Is Coming Back, Says Developer Flappy Bird Is Coming Back, Says Developer

Wednesday, when asked on Twitter whether he’d ever put Flappy Bird back in the App Store, the games creator Dong Nguyen responded with the answer that many former addicts wanted to hear: Yes. Of course, this all rests on Nguyen …

Amazon to Launch Dongle in April, Per Reports Amazon to Launch Dongle in April, Per Reports

Amazon’s long-awaited video streaming device will hit stores next month, according to sources quoted in The Wall Street Journal. The streaming device, which has been rumored for years, will reportedly hit Amazon.com as well as a handful of brick-and-mortar retailers …

Shaq Says He Spends $1000 a Week on Apps Shaq Says He Spends $1000 a Week on Apps

“I’ve always been a techie,” said Shaq in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal as SXSW. ‘I’m not ashamed to say I’m a geek at heart.” Shaq does love his tech–especially social media. Not only is he incredibly …

Amazon’s Streaming Box Will Reportedly Launch with Netflix, Hulu Apps Amazon’s Streaming Box Will Reportedly Launch with Netflix, Hulu Apps

Amazon’s still unconfirmed set-top streaming device will launch with third party apps, according to sources quoted by GigaOm. We’re talking a couple of big names here–Netflix and Hulu Plus–meaning that Amazon is choosing to make the device more appealing to …

Instagram Says It’s Now Much Faster on Android Instagram Says It’s Now Much Faster on Android

Instagram for Android users are being treated with an app update today, one that the photo-sharing service claims will boost overall speed and simplify visuals that will benefit both smaller and larger devices. “Today, we’re excited to announce improvements to …

Roku Debuts New $50 Streaming Stick Roku Debuts New $50 Streaming Stick

Roku has just announced a new streaming device that is clearly aimed at competing with the highly-popular Google Chromecast and the like. It’s called the Roku Streaming Stick, and it’ll run you $49.99. Oh, the Streaming Stick already exists? True. …

HBO GO on the PS3 Finally a Reality, Still Waiting on a PS4 App HBO GO on the PS3 Finally a Reality, Still Waiting on a PS4 App

In oh, really, that wasn’t a thing already? news, today is the day that HBO GO, HBO’s on-demand streaming video app, finally lands on the PS3. “Watch every episode of every season of the HBO’s best shows, including True Detective, …

Set-Top Boxes Will Get Apps, Eventually Set-Top Boxes Will Get Apps, Eventually

Though most Americans still get their TV through traditional methods, streaming and downloaded media is beginning to make a strong impact on the industry. Streaming boxes from Roku and Apple are popular ways to access such content, as are video …

Yahoo Reportedly Working On New App Project For Homepage Yahoo Reportedly Working On New App Project For Homepage

More Yahoo sports-themed-codenamed project news from Kara Swisher… Professional Yahoo internal chatter sharer and memo leaker Swisher, of Re/code, recently reported that Yahoo has a couple projects codenamed “Fast Break” and “Curve Ball,” which are designed to help wean Yahoo …

Sprint Brings Push-to-Talk to More Smartphones Sprint Brings Push-to-Talk to More Smartphones

The push-to-talk walkie talkie-type feature of many feature phones of old may seem antiquated, but such capabilities were once highly valued by certain people and professions. Because of this, many Nextel phones were mainstays of many construction sites and manufacturing …

Foursquare Adds Grubhub Seamless Food Delivery Foursquare Adds Grubhub Seamless Food Delivery

Foursquare not only wants to makes it easier to find the food you crave, but has now taken steps to help you get it to your face with the most minimal effort. The company just announced that they have added …

Forgotify Wants to Get All Those Unplayed Spotify Songs a Listen Forgotify Wants to Get All Those Unplayed Spotify Songs a Listen

Back in October, music-streaming app Spotify published a blog post celebrating its 5th birthday. That post contained a bunch of stats about the first 5 years of operation, and one in particular struck a chord (or failed to, I guess). …

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

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

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

App Looks to Kill Oft-Maligned Vertical Video Syndrome 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 …

CES 2014: Dish Hopper App Coming to PlayStation Consoles 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 …

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

Google Thinks These Android Apps Are Beautiful Google Thinks These Android Apps Are Beautiful
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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 …

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

Minecraft, Candy Crush, Duolingo Snag Top App Store Honors Minecraft, Candy Crush, Duolingo Snag Top App Store Honors
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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, …