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BBM Messenger Beta Hits Windows Phone

When BlackBerry teased the launch of its BBM messaging service on Windows Phone back in February, we were kind of skeptically amused. It does seem that BlackBerry is holding up to their promises, since users can finally get their hands on a beta version of the app. The app boasts a native experience that makes use of the Windows Phone user interface and focuses on three areas: Contacts, Chats and Feeds, BBM Groups and feeds are on-board too. Similar ...
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You Can Now Mirror Your Android Screen to the TV with Chromecast

Announced at Google I/O 2014 last month, Android mirroring has now arrived on the Chromecast. What is it all about? It means you can now see a parallel projection of your phone or tablet display on your TV, going through your apps and anything else, just in a bigger form. Steps to perform this are pretty simple: you'll just have to launch the Chromecast app on your Android device, open the in-app navigation drawer, select “Cast Screen” ...
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Can You Use Technology To Beat the Market?

There are many people all over the world in different markets trying to use technology (or already using technology very effectively…) to beat the market. The trouble is that these are often large organizations such as investment banks with whom we can’t really compete – not directly through the use of technology anyway. In other words, it is often possible for investors and traders to beat different markets – but the technology is simply ...
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Path Launches a New Messaging App: ‘Talk’

Most of us is aware of the social network aggregator app, Path. The idea of Path was bringing exclusivity to social networks, by forcing you to be selective by choosing your closest people, only allowing up to 150 contacts per user. This is history now, as the company decided to back off from its exclusivity angle by removing the friend limit. I personally almost immediately jumped on the Path train back when the service was first launched, ...
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Facebook Launches Slingshot, A Snapchat Rival App

Slingshot, the new iOS and Android app from the Facebook Creative Labs that was born during a Creative Labs hackathon in December, puts a new twist on ephemeral photo and video sharing. Here is how: In order to see a photo or video sent to you by a friend, you have to reply with a photo or video. The photos or videos sent can have text added either right over the image or as a caption. You can draw on the images. There’s even music ...
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iOS 8 Changelog and Best Features Detailed

iOS 8 does look like it's another game changer for the fruit company. This time around it's not the design Apple is focusing on. It's the third-party access to core system functionality and developer APIs. Here is the full changelog: Refined UI in multi-tasking, Mail, Messages, third-party sharing options among other system apps. Safari plugin support, bird-eye tab view for iPad iCloud Drive with 5GB free storage Third-party keyboards, ...
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Google+ Not Dead Just Yet: Just Got Updated

After the departure of Vic Gundotra, many speculated that his baby Google Plus will face death. We personally were skeptical, and believed that with the road that Google+ took, it wasn't that easy to "pull the plug" off it. With many integrations along the whole Google ecosystem, Google+ is becoming more and more important. To cut the story short, Google released today an update to Google+ with many visual changes and they added a bunch of kick-ass ...
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A Background Noise Generator To Help You Focus: Noisli

Some white noise can alway be of great help when you need to focus. Focus on your work, an assignment, or anything else that might require a bit of concentration. This is what I've learned from my own experience. The only concern I might have with this kind of practice, is that I sometimes tend to forget about that type of solution. Now, in that same department, I have something awesome I'd like to share with you. Noisli, is the perfect tool ...
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Facebook For iOS Now (Sort Of) Works Offline

Facebook today updated its iOS app with three new perks/enhancements: Review what your post will look like and choose whether to remove any suggested links before sharing what you’re reading, watching or listening to. Create posts even when you have no connection or you’re in airplane mode, and they’ll be shared once your connection gets back. Improvements to make News Feed load faster, especially on legacy phones and tablets. The ...
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Siri, Beware: Google Search For iOS Just Got a Lot Better

Google Search app for iOS just got updated today with the ability to directly ask questions with your voice and deeper integration with Google Now. The voice integration means a “smarter” conversation with the app. Smarter as in more intuitive. Hence definitely much more productive and efficient results. The process is simple, Android users are familiar with it: You just have to tap the microphone or say “Ok Google”. then you can ask questions ...
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iPads Get Blessed With The New ‘Voice’ From Adobe

Say hello to Voice from Adobe. It is a free multimedia iPad app that facilitate the creation of narrative, animated videos, and make it available to (almost) everyone. At least ones owning an iPad. What exactly is Voice? It's an app that features real-time motion graphics, audio sweetening, and HD video output, built to substitute for and enhance PowerPoint-style deck presentations by placing the emphasis on both audio and visual elements. ...
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Chadder: A New Encrypted Private Messaging App

Chadder is produced by Future Tense Private Systems, a company founded by John McAfee (yes, "The" McAfee). Chadder is not your average messaging app; its whole purpose revolves around privacy. How? Only the recipient will be able to read the message, with unwanted interceptors only seeing encrypted text. When you first sign up, you do so by providing a nickname, username, and password and then, when you’re in, you should be able to add ...
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eTobb Is Now Taking Care of Android Users

eTobb is an online platform connecting doctors and patients....etc...etc...etc...Now that we decided to move past the usual intros, prefabricated statements and huge paragraphs that no one wants to read, I can hand it to you in a nutshell. It's as simple as that and it has been taking Lebanon and neighboring countries by storm since their inception. The idea may, admittedly, not be entirely unique or original (think WebMD) but the implementation ...
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A Refreshed Google Camera App for Android Hits the Play Store

Google launched an expected refreshed camera app for Android devices. Dubbed Google Camera, the application is now available to download in the Play store. The most notable new feature which Google Camera app brings is called Lens Blur. It allows users to change the depth of field of a photo after its capture. A dedicated slider allows the user to change the point and level of focus. Panorama mode has also been improved in the new app. Users can ...
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Apple Announces Top iPhone Grossing Apps

Apples smartphone app market is more competitive than ever, with more than one million apps readily available for your fast little fingers to swiftly tap and swipe around the screen. All these apps make for over sixty billion downloads in total – and that’s just last year’s report! So what does it take to be the year’s top grossing app? Besides having a company like www.brusmedia.com/ to boost your rankings. Apparently, lots and lots of ...
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Top Apps That Give Back

It’s fair to say most of us would be lost without our smartphone. No social media on the go, no taking photos of the fancy meal you’ve just had, and no ability to check your emails wherever whenever. But as we know smartphones do so much more than that, and in recent years even charity organisations are getting in on the act. Charities are becoming more and more innovative in the golden age of technology we live in, and more often than not it ...
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Microsoft Office for iOS and Android Now Completely Free

Microsoft today released Office for iPad and updated Office Mobile for iPhone and Office Mobile for Android with a major change: both are now completely free for home use. The decision was allegedly made in order to align Office Mobile for Windows Phone with its iOS and Android counterparts. As a result, Office Mobile now lets smartphone users view, as well as edit, content on the go for free. This comes as a counterblow to Apple and Google's own ...
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Google Refreshes Its Play Store App In One of The Biggest Updates Yet

Google sent us all a treat through its first Play Store update in over 3 months. You'll find the apk file for v4.6.16 towards the bottom of this article. But before getting there, let us introduce to you the main changes we personally noted. These changes come to enhance Play Store's functionality and usability. A huge deal. Batch Install Is Now A Reality We can now mass install the apps listed under the My Apps section. This makes installing ...
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Samsung Now Has Its Own Music Streaming Service: Milk

Samsung has decided to throw their hat into the online music service game with their own internet radio called: Milk Music. Milk because fresh, apparently, inspired by Samsung's new refreshed UI design. The service is already available from the Google Play store, boasting ad-free music, but will only work on Samsung devices. For now Milk is only compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, Note 3, Note 2, and the GS4 Active and Mini. It’ll, of course, ...
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BroApp, Your Personal Relationship Wingman

Bros before... ehemm! For some bros, it can be extremely tasking to adequately balance their time between their girlfriends and "bro" activities like lifting, video games and chilling with the bros. Some bros genuinely care about their partner but for some reason sometimes accidentally forget to talk to her all day. Nevertheless, bros be lucky. Some cool bros created the BroApp to bring an end to this. With this magical app, you can spend as ...
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Facebook Messenger Now Available on Windows Phone

Facebook Messenger has finally launched for Windows Phone. What does it exactly bring to the current Facebook Windows Phone experience? Here’s a list of features in the first version of Messenger for Windows Phone that might give you a few hints: Get to all your messages without having to open Facebook. Bring your conversations to life with stickers and send photos privately. Have group conversations and make plans on the go. Share ...
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QuizUp Is Coming Soon to Android [Update: Released!]

Awesome news, trivia lovers! We've just received an email coming from the guys at Plain Vanilla Games (makers of QuizUp), informing us that they have decided to give the people who signed up for their mailing list a head start on QuizUp for Android. The app is due for release shortly but people who already have subscribed to the mailing list can try it out today by following these simple steps: Join the QuizUp for Android Google+ Community with ...
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HEY! Is BLC’s New Tool for Digital Payment

BLC Bank introduced this week HEY! the "fastest, simplest, safest and most cost-effective way to pay and get paid". HEY! is a mobile payment solution that has both the merchant and the consumer in mind. It is a free app that can be downloaded on smartphones, allowing users to settle their purchases at points of sale, pay for a delivery order from any location and enjoy the convenience of paying anyone instantly through their mobile phones. HEY! ...
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Official: Microsoft To End Support for Windows XP and Office 2003

On April 8 2014, Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP and Office 2003. This deadline raises the question for many businesses of what to do with their older technology as they look to protect valuable IP and customer information. Business and personal technology has dramatically changed over the last decade. PC desktops are now commonly found side by side with laptops, and newer form factors like ultra-books, all-in-ones, and tablets. Writeable ...
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Flappy Bird, The Viral Mobile Game, Will Be Taken Down Today

Earlier today, Dong Nguyen, the developer of Flappy Bird, a mobile game currently available on both iOS and Android and which was developed back in May 2013 but became a viral hit late last month, announced on Twitter that he will be taking the game down from the respective stores: "I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down. I cannot take this anymore." He followed this tweet up with the following: "It is ...
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JustUnfollow – A New Way to Manage Twitter and Instagram

For those who are not familiar with JustUnfollow, it is a social tool that will allow you to easily and efficiently manage your social feeds on Twitter and Instagram. It started from the concept of "unfollowed me on Twitter" and grew to a more practical and comprehensive tool that will change your social experience on both social networks by doing the following: Finding inactive users and your unfollowers - unfollow them if you wish to Finding ...
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Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery 6 Review

I have to admit that since my son was born back in March 2012, I have taken thousands and thousands of pictures of him. I know that parents will understand that feeling where they want to preserve every single moment and every single gesture that this little creature makes, as those times will never be regained again. And all those pictures are backed up in many places just in case a hard disk crashes or fails me or anything was deleted by mistake ...
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Feeditch, the Social Food and Beverage Discovery Platform, Is Now Available in English

We stumbled upon Feeditch back in August and we were really impressed with its functionality as "a discovery tool, providing location based services, that helps food and drink enthusiasts answer the ultimate question of what to eat or drink when dining out in their city, through a trustworthy network of beneficial friends brought together through Feeditch’s services." However, when Feeditch was initially released, it was only available in Arabic. ...
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Shopping on the Go: MarkaVIP’s New Mobile App Reaches Top in UAE and KSA

Earlier this year, we interviewed Mr. Ahmed Alkhatib, MarkaVIP's CEO where we learned about the key factors behind the rise and success of one of the biggest e-commerce sites in the Middle East. Again, this success is now reflected in the newly launched iOS application, which has quickly rose to take the top spot for the most downloaded free application in the UAE and KSA, the largest markets for smartphones. The application will allow you to ...
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Able2Extract Professional Review

I am sure that many business professionals (in specific) can relate to that fact that with the huge number of files formats that are being exchanged through all the digital means, we end up with a mix of PDF, excel, word and so on that might be feel cumbersome to use and organize, especially if the files received were in PDF format. PDF is not easy to edit (if you don't have the right tools) and cannot be used properly in the standard Office applications. In ...
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