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The latest software and tech news

FileHippo Smashes The 3,000,000,000 Download Barrier
Yep, that’s right, FileHippo passed a very significant milestone recently. Last month we officially passed the 3 billion download mark, and if you don’t mind us saying, we do feel quite proud of that figure. Where It All Began was started by two software enthusiasts in 2004. We’re really proud of... Read more
My top 5 Free Software titles of 2015
It’s been a good year for Free Software, and I knows that I do like me some good free software. This year, like every year at FileHippo we’ve done our best to bring you, the people of internet the best free software available. I’ll be honest with you, I... Read more
Apple Removes Metadata+ Drone Strike Map App from App Store
In a sudden, and unexpected move, Apple unilaterally decided to ban the Metadata+ iOS app that maps US drone strikes from the Apple Store. The app’s main purpose was to send push notifications to users iOS devices when drone strikes were reported. Metadata+ was originally created to work in... Read more
Crystal iOS Ad-Blocker Now Paid To Show Ads.
Popular iOS Ad-blocker, Crystal, is to allow companies to show you ads and has come in for some serious criticism for doing so. Crystal developer, Dean Murphy, has made an agreement with a company called Eyeo GmbH that will allow some ads to be allowed past Crystal’s ad filter. Murphy... Read more
Opera Unveils New Branding And Logo
Opera: New Logo, New Direction? Opera, the popular and evergreen web browser for both desktop and mobile environments has got itself a new logo, and a new brand identity. The move is, according to the company themselves, however, more than just about replacing the old red “O” logo with... Read more
Apple Forced To Remove 300 Malware XcodeGhost Infected Apps From Apple Store in China
Legitimate Chinese developers used compromised Xcode that infected hundreds of apps capable of leaking personal information to hackers. Apple confirms it is in the process of removing “XcodeGhost” code embedded in hundreds of Chinese developed apps. Hackers cloned counterfeit version of Apple’s software for building iOS apps, then persuaded... Read more
iOS 9 Ad Blockers Speed Up Internet But Worry Online Publishers
iOS 9 which was released yesterday finally allows for 3rd party apps aimed at blocking advertisements to be installed on Apple devices running the latest software Anyone who read PageFair’s “Cost of Ad Blocking Software” report  back in August will not be surprised at just how quickly  content blocking... Read more
How Apple’s iPad Pro Apps Could Put A Dent In Windows 10
At $800, the iPad Pro has been firmly leveled at businesses, marking a distinct shift from the Steve Jobs ‘consumers’ approach of recent times. But the question several have been asking at the Apple event taking place this week, is why would people go with the new Apple workhorse over... Read more
Mozilla Releases Firefox for iOS Preview To Public…If You Live In New Zealand
Last Thursday, Mozilla released the first public preview of its brand spanking new version of its Firefox web browser for iOS. But don’t anybody go diving for the download button just yet…. While the Firefox browser has finally decided to make an appearance on iPads, iPhones, and iPods, unless... Read more
Wondershare’s Dr.Fone For iOS Is Ready For iOS9 – Claim Your $10 Off Now!
Wondershare is currently offering $10 off their flagship iOS data recovery software, Dr.Fone for iOS, exclusively to FileHippo users, for both Windows and Mac versions. All buyers have to do is enter the special promo code WS2015 when prompted, in order to receive this special offer.    Anyone who... Read more
Deadline App Tells You When You’re Going to Die
It’s a question many of us ask from time to time – how long am I going to live? How many years (or days) do I have left on this earth? Being mortal, our mortality is something that naturally concerns us, and that’s definitely not a bad thing in... Read more
Music Bleeper Will Clean Up Your Music
In this day and age, it’s getting harder and harder to find clean music. Now, this might not be a problem if you don’t have kids in the house, but if you do, than you know it’s tough to find good music that meets your approval. Your kids like... Read more
Seinfeld Emojis Are Now Available For iPhones!
I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve used my fair share of emojis, especially when I first entered the smartphone world. I’ve used countless smiley faces, frowny faces, tongue-sticking-out faces, you get the picture. While I don’t use all that many of them anymore (I’ve just gotten lazy and... Read more
Lookout App Tries To Help You Catch Your Phone Thief
I’ve had a lot of things happen to my smartphones over the years, but I’ve thankfully never had one stolen from me. (Knock on wood). Having known several people who have had the misfortune of having their phone(s) stolen, I know it’s quite the headache to try and retrieve... Read more
Play Marco Polo With Your Lost iPhone!
If you spent hardly any time swimming while you were growing up, you more than likely played several rounds of Marco Polo. You know the game, where one person closes their eyes, yells “Marco?”, and they try to find the other person who yells, “Polo!” wherever they are in... Read more
Emu App Makes Texting Smarter & Easier
I’ve said it before, and I’m sure I’ll say it again at some point, but I love to send text messages. I don’t know what it is about it, but there’s just something fun about sending digital messages and not having to talk on the phone (or use a... Read more
Fixed App Will Fight Your Parking Tickets
What driver out there hasn’t received a parking ticket at some point in their life? Whether you sat too long beside the curb, parked in an actual no-parking spot, or forgot to pay the parking meter altogether, most all of us have found an unwelcome slip of paper beneath... Read more
Crowdpilot App Gives You Live Advice For Any Situation
Have you ever been in a situation where you wished you could’ve had all of your friends around you right at that very moment to offer you advice? Me neither. Here’s an example: you’re on a blind date and you have no idea what you should talk about, or... Read more