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Samsung boasts 1,000 Tizen apps for Gear smartwatches

Samsung boasts 1,000 Tizen apps for Gear smartwatches

How do you convince people that your platform isn't a burning one? Why, claim that you have over a thousand apps raring to leap at you, that's how! That might be the thinking behind Samsung's latest infographic which celebrates 1,000 apps available for its Tizen-powered wearables, but we really do have to wonder how much of that is true.

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Square Cash now lets you text payments and requests

Square Cash now lets you text payments and requests

Being owed money is annoying, especially when it’s a friend. You may have to hassle them to pay you back, and then everyone is annoyed — it’s just terrible. Square has updated their Cash app today, bringing in a very gentle way to ask for cash. Now all you have to do is send a text, and you can be paid immediately.

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Instagram Hyperlapse is silky timelapse for your iPhone

Instagram Hyperlapse is silky timelapse for your iPhone

It's clearly the season for fast-moving timelapse, for shortly after Microsoft Research showed how it could make shaky GoPro footage watchable with Hyperlapse, Instagram has outed a new video sharing app of the same name. Instagram's Hyperlapse promises time-lapse video and smooth tracking shots that previously would've required a Steadicam system, all from your iPhone (or, eventually, your Android handset).

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Google brings Slides to iPad, adds Office functionality

Google brings Slides to iPad, adds Office functionality

The iPad is great for productivity, that much is certain. Apple CEO Tim Cook says he gets about 80% of his work done on an iPad, and now you might be able to as well. Google has rounded out their suite of productivity apps for iPad, bringing Slides to the tablet. There is also some new functionality for those who may be using the Docs or Sheets apps as well.

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iOS apps can make calls without asking you first

iOS apps can make calls without asking you first

Users are known to ignore a few warnings, skip a few steps, and other sometimes cringe-worthy actions for the sake of convenience. However, that isn't an excuse for app developers to ignore common sense (which, apparently, isn't really that common) just to provide users that convenience. Unfortunately, that might be the case on iOS, where several popular apps have allegedly skimmed over Apple's developer documentation, leaving users vulnerable to, in the worst case scenario, making an automatic phone call to a premium-rate phone number.

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