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Is that app you’re using for work a security threat?

October 11th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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If you were surprised the IT department let you do this, don’t be – many companies have absolutely no idea what their staff are up to it seems. For example, when cybersecurity firm Imperva asked one of its banking clients how many apps it thought its staff were using, the firm estimated between 75 and […]

Pokemon Go malware app was downloaded by half a million people

September 16th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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In excess of half a million people have downloaded a Pokemon Go guide for Android that installed malware that could allow access to the phone. Now that Niantic’s smash hit augmented reality mobile game is available worldwide, those seeking to do harm have turned to guide apps in order to lure unsuspecting Pokemon trainers into […]

Can political apps send more young people to the polls?

August 23rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Young people between the ages of 18 and 35 make up about 31% of the eligible voting population in the US, and they will soon be the largest group in the electorate. Although they frequently talk about politics online, these so-called ‘millennials’ are traditionally less likely to vote than older people. Developers have created a […]

Facebook launches Lifestage app for school teens

August 22nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Facebook has launched a new social media app aimed at school teenagers. Members of Lifestage, currently only available on Apple devices in the US, upload pictures and videos based around feelings, likes and dislikes. These are then turned into video profiles. All posts are public and there are no options to restrict viewing. The idea […]

Messaging app Line set to raise up to $1.3bn in IPO

July 11th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Japanese messaging app Line is set to raise up to $1.3bn (£1bn) when it lists its shares later this week. The company set its flotation price at 3,300 yen ($33; £25) per share, at the top end of the expected range. Line will list its shares in a dual offering in New York and Tokyo […]

Takeaway app Just Eat to test delivery robots

July 6th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Takeaway food ordering service Just Eat has announced it will trial delivery robots in London this year. Currently, food ordered via the service is delivered by restaurant staff. Just Eat will deploy autonomous robots developed by Starship Technologies to deliver orders from a limited selection of restaurants. The company said the robots had already been […]

PC Cleaning Apps are a Scam: Here’s Why (and How to Speed Up Your PC)

June 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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PC cleaning apps are digital snake oil. The web is full of ads for applications that want to “clean your PC” and “make it feel like new.” Don’t pull out your credit card — these apps are terrible and you don’t need them. If you do want to “clean your PC,” you can do it […]

Facebook Moments facial-recognition app launches in Europe

May 11th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Facebook has launched its facial-recognition-powered photo-sharing app in the EU and Canada. The program – Moments – was released in some countries in 2015, but withheld elsewhere because of local data privacy rules. The company has created a different version of the software to get around these restrictions. But it acknowledged the new edition required […]

Messaging app Kik opens chatbot store

April 6th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Messaging app Kik has launched an online store for chatbots, to allow brands to talk to users via bots. Chatbots – computer programs designed to simulate conversation with humans – are increasingly being seen as a key way to engage customers. Kik, which has 275 million users, has signed up 16 partners including make-up store […]

Peach app is flavour of the month

January 11th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Every so often a new app or website will suddenly appear on the tech scene and get everyone talking. You might remember Ello, dubbed the “anti-Facebook”, which exploded on to the market in late 2014 only to be mostly forgotten about by 2015. And then Meerkat, a live video streaming app which gained early momentum […]

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