Facebook's Newest App Is Just For Celebrities

After nearly a year of quiet testing, Facebook is finally releasing its newest app specifically built for monitoring your interactions on Facebook and dubbed Mentions. The catch? Celeb-status users only, please.


Google Chrome Is Blocking uTorrent Client Downloads Citing A 'Malicious' Software Issue

It might be worth holding off on updating your version of light-as-air torrent client uTorrent this week, given that Google’s Chrome browser has been instructed to block .exe downloads from uTorrent’s website following a malware warning.


Amazon's Prepping A 'Kindle Unlimited' Subscription Service For Books

Amazon is testing an ebook rental service called “Kindle Unlimited”, as GigaOm pointed out today. The e-commerce company put up test pages for the service, which will offer “unlimited access to 600,000 titles”. Users would pay $US10 a month for access to the online lending library. The question is: Will they?


New Chrome Plugin Plays Clown Music Every Time You Read About Rob Ford

Toronto mayor and cherub-cheeked comedy goldmine Rob Ford is back in the news this week after a brief stint in rehab, where he may or may not have been using drugs but was definitely belligerent. To celebrate, here’s a Chrome extension that plays clown music at every mention of the crack-smokin’ mayor’s name.


What To Expect From The Next Generation Of Windows

The tech world is abuzz with speculation on what Microsoft is planning for the next generation of its operating system to replace Windows 8.


Our Favourite Android, iOS And Windows Phone Apps Of The Week

Well hey there, weekend. You sure are lookin’ good. I brought you a gift. I brought you the best apps of the week. I hope you like them.


The Best Free And Cheap Apps In The App Store Sixth Anniversary Sale

Apple has gotten in the wonderful little habit of discounting some of its most beloved App Store fare for its birthday, and this year is no different. In honour of the sixth anniversary of the App Store, Apple developers have kindly discounted a whole slew of gems for you. We’ve picked out the best of the bunch.


NextThere Is Your New Favourite Public Transport App For iOS

There’s a new public transport app on the block for iOS users in Australia. It’s called NextThere, and it’s gorgeous.


15 Dead-Simple IFTTT Recipes That Will Make Your Life Way Easier

IFTTT — If This Then That — is an automator that links different internet connected services (think: Gmail) and devices (think: your smartphone). After turning on each service, or channel, you can use it as a trigger for another service, or vice versa. It may sound complicated, but it’s actually a nice, intuitive way to simplify your life. Here’s where to get started.


FTC: Amazon Billed Parents Millions For Kids' Unauthorised App Buys

The Federal Trade Commission in the US has filed a lawsuit against Amazon, demanding refunds for parents billed for millions of dollars in app purchases. The FTC alleges that Amazon profited from charging parents for unauthorised in-app purchases their children made.