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Reviewing Super Secret Mobile Messaging Apps

So here we are... smack-dab in this post-snowden, post-wikileaks era, relatively fresh off the Vybz Kartel conviction and in a world where the rise and fall of the day's celebrities are telegraphed, televised, devised and demised by Twitter and other social media. In this hyper-sensitive age of information, buttons and screens and the need to stay connected are the orders of the day... but this itch that needs to be scratched, like any positive thing in life, is haunted by the darkside. While billions all over the world whoosh and swish messages from one end of the world to the other using apps like WhatsApp on their Android, iOS and even Blackberry devices, others bolt and cower in fear at the very thought of the NSA (or some other real or imaginary element of Big Brother) snooping at the...
Facebook launches Nearby Friends and improve on Apple iOS App Paper 1.1
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Facebook launches Nearby Friends and improve on Apple iOS App Paper 1.1

“Our vision is to make Paper the best way to experience stories from friends and the world on Facebook. We’ve been working hard to tackle your top requests and suggestions, and we hope you enjoy the latest additions to the App.” Blog post by the Paper App Team on the improvements to Facebook Paper Apple fans great News! If you’ve downloaded the Apple iOS Facebook Paper 1.1 App from Apple iTunes which went Live in February 2014, you’d realize it has some minor tweaks since Saturday April 19th 2014: Birthdays and Events are listed in Notifications rather than in the main Newsfeed Photo comments have been enabled inside Facebook Paper I’d hoped Facebook Paper, Facebook’s redefining of how we Social Network Citizens consume News, would have been also a featured service for Facebook...
Evernote surpasses 100 Million users
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Evernote surpasses 100 Million users

Evernote is one of those applications that have become embedded in the way how I use my computer and various devices. It helps that is available for almost every platform - from Windows, to Android, to iOS to Blackberry. Evernote is truly a success story. The popular note-taking app is celebrating surpassing 100 million users and has in a article on its corporate blog breaks down the statistics of its 100 million+ users. When we launched the Evernote service in 2008, our intuition was that the world was about to go through a big change in how people worked. There were many note takers and productivity tools around at the time but they all felt out of date; they were becoming less and less relevant to people’s lives. We set out to redefine the meaning of productivity for modern busy...
Dropbox acquires iOS App Loom as it steamrolls towards the launch of its IPO
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Dropbox acquires iOS App Loom as it steamrolls towards the launch of its IPO

“We know this is a big deal. This decision was made with great care. We have worked hard on our product and feel that our vision aligns perfectly with Dropbox's vision for Carousel. Dropbox has invested the past seven years focusing on building a secure home for your files. And now with Carousel comes a home for your photos and videos as well” Loom co-founder Jan Senderek commenting on Loom's website of the acquisition of Loom by Dropbox Dropbox has purchase the Apple iOS app Loom, the popular Storage locker for photographs for an unknown number of Gold Coins on Thursday April 17th 2014. Seriously though folks, not really Gold Coins, but given the secretive nature of the undisclosed deal, it appears that it might have well have been as such. Already, Dropbox has spent a lot of money...
In-App Purchasing falters as Freemium In-App Advertising Rises
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In-App Purchasing falters as Freemium In-App Advertising Rises

“This suggests that – as we have previously noted - the early days of life are absolutely vital when it comes to ‘converting’ Freemium players on mobile. It is imperative to make every effort to put the right experiences and offers in front of players from the very moment they begin play in order to maximize the revenue generated in what can be a very short window.” Excerpt from a study by Swrve, Game Developer Consultant conducted in the First Quarter of 2014 For those of you aspiring Video Game Developers planning to use the Freemium Gaming Model as described in Smartphones and Apps – Freemium Games are No. 1, be it for Desktop or for Mobile, I have some very bad news. First Console Gaming is dead and dying thanks to Tablets and UltraBooks i.e. Ultrathin, lightweight Gaming Laptop...
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Android App Review: Clean Master FREE

Merry New Year and all the best for it as well. I know I havent given you any good stuff in a while, so in my attempt to make up for lost time. I bring you an Android App Review. Personally, I would consider myself an Android FANBOI as I love anything and everything android. I have owned a Galaxy Tab 1, Galaxy S2, Galaxy Note 1 and now I am the proud owner of a Galaxy S4. With all these devices, the question ALWAYS comes up.... how can I  free up some memory so it performs faster? Because like a PC, if you continue to download apps, pictures and such, it will take up memory and degrade the overall performance of the device. The App in the spotlight today is Clean Master Cleaner FREE (we all know free is good right, so lets see if this matches up) Lets look at some of the highlight...
Digital Jam 3.0 Caribbean App Competition
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Digital Jam 3.0 Caribbean App Competition

The Government of Jamaica in collaboration with The World Bank, the Caribbean Development Bank, the OECS Secretariat, Microsoft, other partners from the Caribbean private sector and international development community, have launched Digital Jam 3.0 "Caribbean edition" - 'The Future of Work is Digital'. Digital Jam 3.0 "Caribbean edition" includes Apps Competitions, awareness workshops on micro-work and e-lancing opportunities and a final Caribbean that will include key notes from Inspirational Speakers, Networking opportunities and the final phase of the Apps Competition. The final event will take place in Kingston, Jamaica on March 1-2, 2014; youths from all over the Caribbean will attend. The goal of Digital Jam 3.0 "Caribbean edition" is to promote Caribbean youth employment via o...
Deer Hunter 2014 – Hunting Simulator on your mobile phone
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Deer Hunter 2014 – Hunting Simulator on your mobile phone

Deer Hunter 2014 is a very addictive and fun to play mobile game that recently became available on Android. It is aimed at fans of first person shooters and hunting simulators and provides bite sized pieces of enjoyment for anyone with an Android phone capable of running the game. Deer Hunter 2014 is a simple but beautiful game, with excellent graphics and sound. I have been playing it for a few days now and have hunted my fair share of bears, wolverines, Zebras, elk, lions, wolves and of course deer! The game currently offers five areas for aspiring virtual hunters to explore; the Pacific Northwest, North Africa, British Columbia, South Africa and Alaska. I have shot my way out of the Pacific Northwest and busy trying to not get eaten by hyenas and leopards in North Africa. The game...