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Windows Blue officially called Windows 8.1, coming later this year

Windows Blue officially called Windows 8.1, coming later this year

Microsoft has confirmed that Windows Blue will officially be called Windows 8.1, dropping the codename altogether and moving further into reality. The Redmond-based company also announced that the update will be coming later this year, and will be available for free in the Windows Store, allowing users to update when they see fit.

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Skype arrives on BlackBerry Z10 as 10.1 update is on the way

Skype arrives on BlackBerry Z10 as 10.1 update is on the way

Today, Skype has announced that its popular video calling service is available as a preview for BlackBerry Z10 users. The app first rolled out onto BlackBerry Q10 devices last month as a preview, and now the Z10 is getting it's moment of video-chat glory. However, it seems a lot of the features in the app requires the BlackBerry 10.1 update, which will begin rolling out later this month.

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Netflix for PS3 updated (and yes, you’ve seen this UI before)

Netflix for PS3 updated (and yes, you’ve seen this UI before)

Netflix has released an update for its PlayStation 3 app that brings a few minor features, yet they could prove incredibly useful for some users. First off, the UI received a makeover, although it simply looks like the web and mobile versions of Netflix in order to make the PS3 app more uniform with the rest of the app lineup. Also, the update comes with easier access to audio and subtitle settings, as well as increased performance.

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Flipboard update brings SMS sharing, proves that text messaging isn’t dead

Flipboard update brings SMS sharing, proves that text messaging isn’t dead

Flipboard has updated its iOS app to add even more features on top of the recently-updated 2.0 version that was released on iOS and Android not too long ago. Today's update brings new profile pages, a new "Friends" category, improved sharing that now comes with SMS support, and the ability to save an image to your camera roll by tapping on it.

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Flipboard for Android updates with custom magazine support

Flipboard for Android updates with custom magazine support

Flipboard received a big update today on Android, bumping up to an even version 2.0. This time around, users can create their own Magazine of sorts, curating content into a magazine that other users can subscribe to. You can also share the magazine through social networks with a subscribe link, and you can keep continuing to add to the magazine, with the changes showing up for subscribers in real time.

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Netflix for iOS update brings auto-play and more recommendations

Netflix for iOS update brings auto-play and more recommendations

Netflix has updated its iOS app today with a couple of new features that are mostly minor, but are said to improve the app's experience overall. Just as with the web-based version of Netflix and other app versions, the new iOS app now automatically plays the next episode of a TV series after the previous episode ends. The update also includes recommendations that appear after a movie ends.

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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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