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Research Finds 4-Year Old Bug That Could Put 99% Of Android Devices At Risk

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If you're an Android user, this mightn't be comforting news to hear, but mobile security startup Bluebox Security uncovered a vulnerability in the OS's security which means that, in theory, nearly all Android devices sold in the past four years could be under threat.

Design & UX

Irish Startup Soundwave Launches App On iOS & Android

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It's an app that has the backing of Apple founder Steve Wozniak, and has the likes of Stephen Fry and Ashton Kutcher using it. Now after a few months in beta, Soundwave launched on both iOS and Android today and with both the backing of Apple and Google, it's going to be big.

Technology

Will Pulling Faces At Your Phone Be The Future Of Security?

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Remembering passwords is hard. Keeping different codes, pins and other random combinations is difficult when you're using numerous different sites, devices and services. But that could be a thing of the past if a patent filed by Google ever comes to light.

Technology

10 Hidden Features In Popular Apps You Might Have Missed

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Since we use apps every day, we think that we know everything there is about them. However, since they're updated quite regularly, there may have been one or two things that slipped through the net, even with the most popular ones. Here are ten that you might have missed the first time round.

Technology

Twitter Launches Vine For Android

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Twitter's Vine app is now available for download on Google Play, bringing the six second video app to the Android community.

Social

Twitter Updates Mobile Apps To Add New Features

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Twitter has just launched new versions of its app on iPhone and Android. The update includes a number of new features such as the ability to add a photo in just six seconds and a new preview pane to send tweets.

Social

Yes, You Can Retrieve Deleted Snapchat Photos (If You Have $9,000)

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An experiment by Decipher Forensics allowed the company to successfully retrieve deleted photo files sent on Snapchat, images that should have been deleted. But is this really the full story?

Social

SZ Podcast Ep 7: Apple's Lows, Netflix's Highs & The Future Of News

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On the penultimate episode of this series, the team talk about Apple's position in light of its Q2 earnings, discuss Netflix and how it's shaking up TV consumption, and chat with thejournal.ie's Gav Reilly about the direction news is heading.

Social

25 Unmissable Social Media Articles To Read This Weekend - 6th April

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As always, we round up 25 of the biggest stories relating to the world of social media that you have to read, featuring a mixture of the week's news and thoughts from some of the top people from the world of social media, the Web and technology.

Social

Facebook Home - The Right Idea But One That Brings Problems

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After announcing the launch of Home and the HTC First, Facebook has created what is effectively its own OS for smartphones. While this is the right approach for the company to take, there are some concerns and problems that may need addressing.


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