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Grand Theft Auto 3, He-Man, The Bard's Tale and more on this week's top paid app charts

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In tandem with Rockstar’s recent announcement of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for mobile, Grand Theft Auto 3 dropped in price to $0.99, which vaulted the open-world action adventurer to the No. 2 spot on the top paid iPhone apps chart, the No. 7 spot on iPad and the No. 10...
Grand Theft Auto 3, He-Man, The Bard's Tale and more on this week's top paid app charts

Tumblr Planning to Police Self-Harm Blogs on Suicide, Cutting, and Eating Disorders

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On its staff blog yesterday, Tumblr revealed a new policy in works regarding self-harm blogs. "Our Content Policy has not, until now, prohibited blogs that actively promote self-harm. These typically take the form of blogs that glorify or promote anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders; self-mutilation; or suicide," the company...
Tumblr Planning to Police Self-Harm Blogs on Suicide, Cutting, and Eating Disorders
How Facebook Gets You To Buy Products Even If You Never Click On Ads (FB)

Anonymous launches #OpPedoChat, targets pedophiles

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The hacktivists are back, targeting the users of forums and sites where illegal images of underage children are posted and shared. In a YouTube video posted on 8 July, a voice-to-speech program reads out a statement claiming that Anonymous "aims to diminish if not eradicate this plague from the...
Anonymous launches #OpPedoChat, targets pedophiles

Startups Live & Die by These 5 Street-Smart Laws of Advertising

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Editor’s note: Evan Peelle is a Los Angeles-based marketer with experience in web-based startups and conducting online marketing campaigns, including PPC, mobile, and search marketing. “Money alone isn’t enough to bring happiness . . . happiness [is] when you’re actually truly ok with losing everything you have.” – Tony Hsieh, Delivering...
Startups Live & Die by These 5 Street-Smart Laws of Advertising

Fun with Secret Questions

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Ally Bank wants its customers to invent their own personal secret questions and answers; the idea is that an operator will read the question over the phone and listen for an answer. Ignoring for the moment the problem of the operator now knowing the question/answer pair, what are some good...
Fun with Secret Questions

Wreck-It Ralph, Angry Birds Star Wars, SwiftKey 3 and more on this week's top paid app charts

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It’s been a good week for Disney with two of its properties taking the top two spots on the top paid iPhone apps chart. Proceeds from Angry Birds Star Wars, which came in at the No. 1 spot, will end up with Disney at least in part after the company bought...
Wreck-It Ralph, Angry Birds Star Wars, SwiftKey 3 and more on this week's top paid app charts

Fitter, Happier: an eight week exercise in using technology to help lose weight

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For 27 years he ate what he wanted and avoided exercise like the plague. Can an arsenal of fitness gadgets make this human healthier in just eight weeks? From the snake oil salesman to the Thighmaster(TM), science and technology have promised the end of obesity, ill health and lethargy...
Fitter, Happier: an eight week exercise in using technology to help lose weight
Celebrate a wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey 50 years of Doctor Who with Ars
Plague of lost achievements, zero Gamerscores hits Xbox Live

Tap Campus Life, Walking Dead, ForeFlight Mobile and more on this week's top grossing apps charts

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Once again, games dominated the top grossing apps lists for iPhone, iPad and Android, with 63 of the 75 apps being game apps. Developer Pocket Gems’ Tap Campus Life made a return in our weekly top grossing iPhone apps list at the No. 22 spot. Walking Dead: The Game, developed...
Tap Campus Life, Walking Dead, ForeFlight Mobile and more on this week's top grossing apps charts

Marissa Mayer: A New Hope For Yahoo

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Marissa Mayer becoming Yahoo’s new CEO isn’t just another story about another exec playing musical chairs and switching jobs. There will be debates about whether or not Mayer is enough to save the troubled iconic company. And debates about the wisdom of her decision. But what the press has missed...
Marissa Mayer: A New Hope For Yahoo
'Plague Inc.' game creator to speak at the CDC about public health

Google: The phoenix that rose out of Facebook's botched IPO

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The lifespan of tech stars seems to be growing shorter and shorter. It used to be that companies like Intel and Microsoft would rule industries for a decade or more before new technologies would turn them into also-rans. But it was less than a decade after Google was founded and...
Google: The phoenix that rose out of Facebook's botched IPO

"Vampire of Venice" Unmasked: Plague Victim & Witch?

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"Vampire of Venice" Unmasked: Plague Victim & Witch?

Temple Run: Brave, Asphalt 7: Heat, NOAA Hi-Def Radar and more on this week’s top paid iOS apps

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Disney and Imangi Studios top the paid iOS charts for the second week in a row with their new game Temple Run: Brave. Just like last week, the $0.99 game leads both the iPhone and iPad charts in the No. 1 spot. For more information on the title, read our...
Temple Run: Brave, Asphalt 7: Heat, NOAA Hi-Def Radar and more on this week’s top paid iOS apps

livejamie on Does anybody else avoid sports news like the plague the day after your favorite team takes a big and/or ugly loss?

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livejamie on Does anybody else avoid sports news like the plague the day after your favorite team takes a big and/or ugly loss?

Arms Cartel Global, Little Inferno, Fruit Ninja and more on this week's top paid app charts

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Resource management game Arms Cartel Global from Pixel Addicts spiked from the No. 309 spot last Friday on the top paid iPhone apps chart to the No. 9 spot as of today. On the top paid iPad apps chart, Little Inferno, from the designer of World of Goo, launched...
Arms Cartel Global, Little Inferno, Fruit Ninja and more on this week's top paid app charts

Jawbone starts over, announces a redesigned version of its Up lifestyle-tracking wristband

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In life, we're often told the best-learned lessons are those spurred by mistakes. In Jawbone's case, its plague-ridden Up wristband from last winter turned out be a sweeping education. So much so that the Jambox-maker now refers to the launch as an accidental "beta" program; a public exercise in...
Jawbone starts over, announces a redesigned version of its Up lifestyle-tracking wristband

Zagat restaurant reviews added to Place Summaries in the Google Places API

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The Google Places API has been updated today to include Place Summaries, which will include “curated expert reviews and ratings” based on user feedback. The new version of the API will also show establishments listed and recommended by Zagat, a restaurant-rating group also owned by Google. In a post published...
Zagat restaurant reviews added to Place Summaries in the Google Places API

Emerging top paid iOS apps: Temple Run: Brave, realMyst and Adventure Time

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Existing franchises dominated our top paid iOS charts this week. Disney and Imangi Studios lead our roundup of paid iOS games with Temple Run: Brave, a brand-new version of  Imangi’s mega-hit Temple Run that’s been updated with locations and characters from Pixar’s upcoming movie Brave. The $0.99 game tops...
Emerging top paid iOS apps: Temple Run: Brave, realMyst and Adventure Time

livejamie on Does anybody else avoid sports news like the plague the day after your favorite team takes a big and/or ugly loss?

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livejamie on Does anybody else avoid sports news like the plague the day after your favorite team takes a big and/or ugly loss?

When malware strikes: How to clean an infected PC

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You work hard to protect your PC from the malicious thugs of our digital world. You keep your antivirus program up to date. You avoid questionable Web sites. You don't open suspicious email attachments. You keep Java, Flash, and Adobe Reader up-to-date--or better yet, you learn to live without...
When malware strikes: How to clean an infected PC

Repulze, The Room, Falcon Pro and more on this week's top paid app charts

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Newly released racer Repulze by developer Pixelbite, which was selected by Apple as an Editor’s Choice and featured in the Apple App Store, ranked No. 13 this week on the top paid iPhone apps chart. The power of being featured by Apple can be seen with Fireproof Games’ The...
Repulze, The Room, Falcon Pro and more on this week's top paid app charts

Akinator the Genie, Sky Gamblers, Where's Waldo and more on this week's top paid apps charts

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For the first time in a few weeks, there wasn’t a stand out app that cracked into the top five or ten on the top paid iOS apps charts. Some notable apps included Akinator the Genie at the No. 14 position for iPhone, Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders at the No. 5 spot for iPad...
Akinator the Genie, Sky Gamblers, Where's Waldo and more on this week's top paid apps charts

FTC offers $50,000 prize for stopping illegal robocalls, we could have used this a few months ago

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Robocalling is considered a plague in the modern phone world, especially during an election year -- and while you likely won't get rid of all the pitches from political candidates anytime soon, most of the commercial calls are outright illegal. The Federal Trade Commission has devised a unique contest...
FTC offers $50,000 prize for stopping illegal robocalls, we could have used this a few months ago

@facebook.com e-mail plague chokes phone address books

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The splash damage from Facebook's forced addition of @facebook.com e-mail addresses to users' profiles has carried over to phone contacts. Users who have given Facebook permission to sync information from the site to their phone's contacts have noticed that since the great e-mail address donation, legitimate e-mail address entries have...
@facebook.com e-mail plague chokes phone address books

Spider-Man, Offroad Legends, Plants vs. Zombies and more on this week's top paid app charts

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Gameloft’s The Amazing Spider-Man was $0.99 (regularly $6.99) as part of a Thanksgiving sale, which pushed the web-slinging app up the top paid iPhone and iPad apps charts to the No. 7 spot on iPhone and No. 12 spot on iPad. Offroading driver Offroad Legends, developed by DogByte Games, has steadily...
Spider-Man, Offroad Legends, Plants vs. Zombies and more on this week's top paid app charts
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Facebomb, Snail Bob, TuneIn Radio and more on this week's top paid app charts

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A slew of new apps made the top 10 in this week’s top paid iPhone apps chart. Photo cloning app Facebomb shot up the chart to the No. 4 spot thanks to a launch special dropping the price of the app by $1 to $0.99. Other notable apps that are...
Facebomb, Snail Bob, TuneIn Radio and more on this week's top paid app charts
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