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Video Walk-Through — The PS4 is getting a system software update (v2.00) next Tuesday (October 28), and Sony has given gamers a glimpse of one of the key new features. First revealed back in August, Share Play is what Sony refers to as a "virtual couch," insofar as it lets you invite friends to play games with you through the internet, even if they don't own a copy of the game.

Chrome and Firefox Flagging Links as Malware — Having issues accessing links? You're not alone. It seems many internet users are being greeted with this following message when accessing links that emanate from the popular link-shortening service. While links are working fine on Safari and Internet Explorer, the problem was initially limited to Mozilla's Firefox and Google Chrome, though Firefox now seems to be working fine for us.

'Uber Can Spend Money Like Drunken Sailors' — Hailo unfurled the white flag on its American adventure earlier this month, leaving Uber and Lyft to slug it out between themselves.

iTunes Download Sales Have Fallen Sharply, Says WSJ — Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics and the associated Beats Music subscription service may have raised eyebrows in some quarters, but the move makes all the more sense when you consider this report from the Wall Street Journal.

Voice Launches Customizable Polls for Publishers — Launching in early 2013, we called Poutch a Quora for polls, as not only did it let you ask the community a question with multiple choice answers, but it also let you search the site for questions asked in the past. Since then, Poutsch has arrived for iPhone and eventually rebranded as Voice (easier to pronounce).

Bitcasa Pulls the Plug on Infinite Storage — Bitcasa is a cloud storage startup that promised to bring infinite storage to your desktop, finally arriving out of beta in February last year. Now, however, Bitcasa has announced that it will no longer be offering infinite storage. The reason? Redesign Shines a Light on Amazon Hardware — If you arrived at Amazon today and noticed things look a little different, well, you're not the only one. It seems the internet giant is now rolling out its design refresh to many more e-shoppers after a testing phase that kicked off last month, though it looks like it's still only available on its .com domain for now.

Blloon Brings a Novel Approach to E-Book Subscriptions — There's no shortage of apps to help you read on the move, and we've seen a real rise in recent times of subscription e-book services, with Amazon launching its Unlimited monthly offering, adding to existing platforms such as Scribd and Oyster. Then there's the likes of Total Boox, which adopts a pay-per-page ethos.

Pyne's Polling App Arrives for Android — If someone asked you whether the world needs another question-and-answer app or not, you would likely respond in the negative. But that doesn't stop startups from trying to bring something new to the Q&A table. With that in mind, Pyne lets users ask and answer basic yes/no or multiple-choice questions from across the community.

PPLNotify Brings Android Notifications to Your Browser — If you're looking for a super simple way of receiving Android notifications on your desktop, you may wish to check out a new app called PPLNotify. When you first launch the app, you'll be asked to enter your email address and then hit 'Create Account'.
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Oct 25, 2014

Hailo Chairman: 'Uber Can Spend Money Like Drunken Sailors'

Oct 23, 2014

RT @Pundamentalism: Telling a woman you work in IT Support can be such a turn off. And then a turn on again.

Oct 23, 2014

Blloon Brings a Novel Approach to E-Book Subscriptions

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