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PlayStation App updated: Live Video, no more awakening

PlayStation App updated: Live Video, no more awakening

This week the folks at Sony have updated the Android and iOS PlayStation App, bringing about closer connections with the live video universe straight away. Under the guise of a smaller update, this app push allows the app itself to become a controller above and beyond that of the normal tap-whilst-awake unit it was before. Now you'll be able to do things like set up a download without needing to wake your PlayStation 4 up.

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Intel AppUp app store finally put to rest

Intel AppUp app store finally put to rest

After almost four years of existence spent mostly on ignominy, Intel is shuttering its customized AppUp app marketplace that probably very few know about. The official statement is that the company wants to focus its resources on platform innovation, but it's not hard to see some business common sense coming into play as well.

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Halo 5 release tipped for November 2015, “beta” this winter

Halo 5 release tipped for November 2015, “beta” this winter

One massive amount of insider knowledge on the Xbox One - and Halo specifically - has been dropped over the past several hours, some of it involving hardware, some of it coming in on the software side of things. What we're going to do here is break it all down as simple as possible, and what you're going to need to do is take it all with a grain of salt. The source does appear legitimate, but there's always the chance of a break in the chain of trust.

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Ricoh Theta camera update brings spherical image uploading to Google Maps and Plus

Ricoh Theta camera update brings spherical image uploading to Google Maps and Plus

Spherical panorama images have become a popular stitching activity among photo-takers, and as a result some smartphones and applications have cropped up that can make them. The process can still be tricky, however, and that's where Ricoh's Theta camera came in, making the process simple. Starting today, an apps update for the camera simplifies another process: posting images to Google+ and Google Maps.

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Samsung app captures everything you do, right after LG

Samsung app captures everything you do, right after LG

It would appear that the idea of capturing every single thing you do - aka "life logging" has permeated the likes of Samsung. They've had an app leak today that's called "Life Times", one which captures anything you want it to capture, just so long as its on the smartphone you're running the app on. LG has an app that's rather similar - one called Life Square - already running on devices like the LG G Flex.

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Facebook Paper app: dousing the “mobilize it” farce

Facebook Paper app: dousing the “mobilize it” farce

This week the folk at Facebook have taken a giant step forward in creating a new way for internet-based companies to represent themselves in app form. Instead of creating an app that replicates the look and feel of the webpage Facebook has already, they've created an app called "Paper". This Paper app looks and feels a lot like Flipboard - at first - but works with iPhone users tendency to love swipes, rather than taps.

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Zuckerberg: standalone apps will pepper Facebook’s future

Zuckerberg: standalone apps will pepper Facebook’s future

During its fourth-quarter earnings conference call yesterday, the social network's Mark Zuckerberg discussed Facebook's mobile future, and it looks to be one peppered with standalone mobile apps that provide a decidedly non-Facebook experience. The move will give the company's troves of users -- and even those who shy away from the network -- more incentive to use one or more of its apps.

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