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Windows 8.1 Blue confirmed for June launch for developers

Windows 8.1 Blue confirmed for June launch for developers

During the Wired Business Conference today, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President for Windows Julie Larson-Green confirmed that a major update for Windows 8 -- known as Windows 8.1 "Blue" -- will be launching this year, with a developer version arriving first during Microsoft's BUILD conference at the end of the June.

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Boingo iOS app updates with iTunes subscription billing

Boingo iOS app updates with iTunes subscription billing

Boingo, the WiFi hotspot service, has updated its iOS app with the ability to pay for Boingo's monthly subscription using your iTunes account. This means that Boingo users don't need to enter in their credit card information in the app, but instead just link it with their iTunes accounts, where users will be billed monthly using the payment method they have on file with iTunes.

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RunKeeper Pebble support enabled in iOS and Android update

RunKeeper Pebble support enabled in iOS and Android update

The popular health and fitness tracking app RunKeeper has updated for both iOS and Android. One of the biggest new additions to the app is support for the new Pebble smartwatch, which now allows users to check their wrist to see if they're keeping up pace, rather than having to fish out their smartphone to check their stats while on the go.

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Gmail for iOS update links Google apps directly

Gmail for iOS update links Google apps directly

Google has updated its Gmail app for iOS with a feature that many users most likely have been begging for. The app now redirects links to other Google apps, such as YouTube, Google Maps, and Chrome. Any links that appear in an email in the Gmail app will automatically go to one of these three apps if installed on your iOS device.

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Instagram “Photos of You” update adds Facebook-like image tagging

Instagram “Photos of You” update adds Facebook-like image tagging

In an effort to bring the people in photos out to the forefront, Instagram has added a new feature called "Photos of You," which adds image tagging so that you can tag your friends in photos that you take through the service. It's a lot Facebook's own tagging system, which isn't too surprising, since Facebook own the photo-sharing service.

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Evernote Food for Android updates with UI tweaks

Evernote Food for Android updates with UI tweaks

Evernote Food has been a go-to app for many foodies out there, and Android users are receiving a big update today that comes with a handful of new features and UI tweaks. The app's navigation has been switched around just a bit, and it now includes four main sections: Explore Recipes, My Cookbook, Restaurants, and My Meals.

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Kindle for Android update brings Kindle Fire-like design

Kindle for Android update brings Kindle Fire-like design

Amazon has outed an updated for its Kindle app on Android, most notably bringing with it a new design and UI overhaul that mirrors the user interface of the company's Kindle Fire tablet. The updated app includes a redesigned home screen, an improved Kindle Store layout for Android tablets, and navigation changes.

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Twitter for Mac update brings Retina support, improved sharing and uploading

Twitter for Mac update brings Retina support, improved sharing and uploading

Twitter has updated its Mac app with several improvements that users can take advantage of now. The app has been updated to include support for Retina displays on the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros, and users will be greeted with improved photo sharing and uploading features, as well as support for 14 more languages.

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Tumblr for iOS update brings Facebook, Twitter integration

Tumblr for iOS update brings Facebook, Twitter integration

Tumblr has been out like mad working on its mobile prowess over the past few days. After releasing a dedicated app for Windows Phone 8 yesterday, they're back again with an update to their iOS app. Tumblr has added support for sharing blog posts to Facebook and Twitter, complete with third-party app support for apps like Tweetbot.

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Yahoo iOS app adds Summly content curation

Yahoo iOS app adds Summly content curation

Yahoo has updated its iPhone app today, which most notably integrates a new Yahoo feature known as Summaries, which comes from the fruits of the labor of a 17-year-old app developer who released news summary app called Summly back in November last year. Yahoo bought the app for $30 million, and have integrated the app's features in their updated app.

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SimCity getting first major update on April 22

SimCity getting first major update on April 22

After the whole fiasco with the release of SimCity earlier this year, it seems that things have finally settled, and players are now able to build their cities in peace. However, there's going to be another server shutdown come Monday, but only to make room for the game's first major update, which is set to hit April 22.

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Evernote Skitch for Mac and iOS updates with PDF annotations and stamps

Evernote Skitch for Mac and iOS updates with PDF annotations and stamps

Evernote has updated its popular screenshot and feedback tool Skitch today with some pretty nifty features catered towards those who like to mess around with PDFs. The app now comes with the ability to annotate PDFs, as well as use "stamps," which are essentially small symbols that you can place in a PDF to tell a collaborator whether something gets the thumbs up or thumbs down.

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