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Dropbox apps for Windows 10 PCs and tablets unveiled

Dropbox apps for Windows 10 PCs and tablets unveiled

Dropbox has announced an expanded partnership with Microsoft that has resulted in a new Windows 10 app designed specifically for tablets and PCs. The new Windows 10 app will be available in the Windows Store some time very soon, and will bring with it a variety of expected and improved features for searching, sharing, and storing, among other things.

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ZCast is for podcasts what Periscope is for live video

ZCast is for podcasts what Periscope is for live video

A new app and web-based system by the name of ZCast hopes to make Podcasting a far simpler affair, boiling the entire media form down to you and your smartphone and a live presentation. ZCast allows users to produce their own multi-member podcast from their mobile device or the web. With ZCast, casters will be able to take comments and answer questions in real-time, connecting with social media outlets as they do so. We'll do it live!

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Here are the top 10 apps of 2015 (most downloaded, most used)

Here are the top 10 apps of 2015 (most downloaded, most used)

For both iOS and Android, combined, the number one ranking app in the world for the year 2015 was WhatsApp Messenger. After that is Facebook Messenger, Facebook (the basic Facebook app), and Instagram. The next couple of apps on this list of most-downloaded apps in the world for the year 2015 are slightly more difficult to believe: Clean Master, 360 Mobile Security, and Skype. After that you've got YouTube, UC Browser, and Snapchat.

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Microsoft to give away cloud services to non-profits and universities

Microsoft to give away cloud services to non-profits and universities

Microsoft has announced that it intends to give away a huge amount of cloud services to support the public good. The total cost of cloud services that Microsoft plans to give away is $1 billion and the free services will go to nonprofit and university researchers over the next three years. The stated goal of the program is to support 70,000 nonprofits.

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Apple sees record $1.1B in App Store sales over holiday period

Apple sees record $1.1B in App Store sales over holiday period

The holiday season is usually a big time for tech and gadget companies each year, but with smartphones ever becoming the most important device in our lives, app marketplaces are also seeing big customer turnouts. The iOS App Store is one such example, with Apple revealing that the close of 2015 was the "biggest ever" holiday season for the digital store, with users spending a record $1.1 billion on apps and in-app purchases over the two weeks ending January 3rd.

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Selfie App has Microsoft cashing in on keywords

Selfie App has Microsoft cashing in on keywords

Microsoft knows you want to download an app that's made just for taking selfies. Microsoft knows good and well that when you want this app, you'll be searching for the word "selfie" - the function, not necessarily the title of the app. As such, they've titled their newest app "Microsoft Selfie." You'll find it popping up closer and closer to the top of your app search lists for Selfie apps over the next few weeks.

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Live Studio turns videos into Live Photos

Live Studio turns videos into Live Photos

When Apple rolled out their latest batch of phones, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, they came with a new feature. One that could actually take photos, and animate them. It's quite revolutionary, as nothing had ever done this before. Well, if you somehow managed to make gifs and videos before Live Photos existed, then you can now turn these into Live Photos now.

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Nintendo Miitomo is chat app disguised as a game with microtransactions

Nintendo Miitomo is chat app disguised as a game with microtransactions

A few more details about Miitomo, Nintendo's first smartphone game developed in partnership with Japan's DeNA, have been revealed in a new Wall Street Journal interview with the latter's CEO, Isao Moriyasu. We've previously heard that the title is expected for release in March 2016, but Moriyasu has now added that Miitomo will have a focus on players communicating with each other, and the first in-app purchases will be for additional clothing items for their characters.

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Tap My Katamari brings the quirky game series to iOS, Android

Tap My Katamari brings the quirky game series to iOS, Android

The Katamari Damacy series' heyday has long since passed, with the sequels of the original PlayStation 2 title taking the game's premise of rolling up anything and everything with a big sticky ball about as far as it could go. However, Bandai Namco has revealed that a new version is in the works, this time as a smartphone game for both iOS and Android called Tap My Katamari.

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Littlstar brings 360-degree videos to the Apple TV

Littlstar brings 360-degree videos to the Apple TV

360-degree videos have become a big thing this year, whether it's through a virtual reality headset or via watching a specially-formatted YouTube video on a smartphone inside Google Cardboard, the clips are appearing in more and more places. Now they're finally coming to the TV screen, thanks to a new Apple TV app from Littlstar, a streaming video service similar to Vimeo and YouTube, but with a focus on 360-degree and VR videos.

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Facebook live streaming rolls out to verified Pages

Facebook live streaming rolls out to verified Pages

Facebook Live, the social network's take on Periscope's live streaming service, is now becoming available to verified Pages following its debut for celebrities and other influencers. Among those gaining access to the new feature are sports teams, media companies, and businesses. In other words, brands. Facebook notes that live streaming via the feature is still limited to the iOS app.

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Adobe Post debuts on iOS for social media graphics creation

Adobe Post debuts on iOS for social media graphics creation

One of the lasting trends among social media apps for smartphones is the photo sharing service, such as Instagram and all its clones. But a growing sub-genre of that are apps like Over, LetterGlow, and Cover, which let users add graphics and stylized text overtop their images before sharing them on their favorite social networks to gain likes and hearts. Now Adobe has stepped up to the plate with its own take for iOS, dubbed Post.

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