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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
Win A Surface Pro 3 Courtesy Of Opera And
Opera and have teamed up together to give you an exclusive chance to win 1 of 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 3’s. No gimmicks, no catches, just Opera, and Surface Pro. This is the best prize we’ve ever given away! I mean, who wouldn’t want a chance to use... 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
Google: Software, Browsers, and the Android Watch
There’s a reason Google is everywhere, and it’s not just a bottomless bank account and an endless talent pool of techxperts vying to work for them. Largely, the thing that has made Google so exhaustively far-reaching is its ability to look past proprietary boundaries and reach out to new... 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
Your iPhone Has A Security Problem
Both your iPhone and Mac have a big fat security flaw that will allow hackers to to steal passwords, including bank login information. Despite knowing that this problem has existed since October 2014, Apple has yet to address the problem. This news comes just one day after it was... Read more
Adobe Updates Lightroom With New Android Features And More
Adobe recently unveiled huge updates to its Creative Cloud Photography Plan – a $10 per month subscription to Lightroom, Photoshop, and other similar apps. Hogging the spotlight of the update is the sixth major release of Lightroom, now known as Lightroom CC (unless you buy the software separately). The... Read more
Not Just Another Candy Crush Knock Off
Out of lives on Candy Crush? Tired of begging your ever-shrinking Facebook friends list for lives (shrinking because you keep sending game requests instead of posting cat videos)? Then take a look at these other great app-based games, all built around the concept of the match-three puzzle without being... Read more
App Review: Citymapper Travel And Transit App For iOS
When an app has won this many awards–the Apple 2013 and 2014 App of the Year and Editor’s Choice awards, MTA New York City App Quest Grand Prize, the Best Overall Mobile App 2014 by Mobile World Congress, the Design of the Year 2014 by London Design Museum, Essential... Read more
Apple Delays Production Of iPad Pro Till September
Apple is delaying the launch of the iPad Pro, following issues with the display panel supplier in procuring enough 12.9-inch panels in time for an early launch. Internal conflict is also delaying the launch, with some executives looking into adding additional USB 3.0 ports, alongside ports for a mouse... Read more
Apple Creates New Diverse Emojis
Apple’s been hard at work on their next mobile and desktop operating system updates, and while we don’t yet know everything that’s coming with those updates, we do know at least one thing they’ve been creating: Ethnically diverse emojis. In other words, they’re making more than just “white people”... Read more
Microsoft OneNote For iPad Adds Handwriting Feature
Microsoft recently announced a long-awaited addition to its functionality for iPad devotees, and that’s the addition of handwriting capability to its popular OneNote app, specifically addressing the needs of tablet users. OneNote has allowed this feature already for different touch-screen computers, but this marks the incorporation of the stylus-driven... Read more
JetBlue Airways Launches Apple Pay on Flights
With the ability to pay for your goods and services in so many different ways these days, it was only a matter of time before the tech giants figured out they are going to make lots of revenue from NFC mobile payments. Both Google and Apple have entered the field... Read more
Need To Recover Lost iOS Data? Try iFoneBox
Have you ever been in the unfortunate circumstance where you wreck your iPhone? Well, let me tell you, it’s not pretty; smashed screen, unable to turn on your device properly, and maybe worst of all, you haven’t made a backup in a while or you have but you can’t... Read more