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

This week some of the world’s biggest apps just got better. But amidst all these blockbuster headlines, lots of great apps joined iOS and Android, not to mention two official apps for Windows Phone in its ongoing quest to close the app gap. Here are the best apps of the week.


DOJ Says iPhone Encryption Will Kill A Child, Which, C'mon

Here we go again. Just a few days after a former FBI agent argued that the new iOS 8 encryption would cause somebody to die, a US Department of Justice boss upped the ante. At a meeting on October 1, Deputy Attorney General James Cole told a room full of Apple executives that iPhone encryption would cause a child to die. A child!


Digitise Your Doodles Into Adobe's Apps With Moleskine's New Notebooks

Despite there still being a place for old-school paper notebooks in anyone’s life, Moleskine is ensuring its products stay relevant as we become more and more dependent on digital devices. Today it’s introducing an Adobe Creative Cloud-branded Moleskine notebook and app that makes it easier to get your sketches, doodles and brainstorms into Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.


Why App Store Apps Now Say 'Get' Instead Of 'Free'

Peruse the digital wares of the OS X or iOS stores, and you might notice a peculiar change: All of the apps previously labelled as “free” now say “get”. It’s a pretty small change that has no real impact on us users. “Get” apps are still free, and the apps themselves haven’t changed either. “Get” is just a more accurate description of your digital transaction.


Apple Wants To Kill The Only Useful iOS Widget

A couple of weeks ago, we were pleased to see the launch of Neato, a handy note-taking widget for iOS 8 that’s actually useful. Now, Apple has decided that Neato no longer fits within its App Store guidelines — despite the fact that it had been already been approved. Now Neato must become useless or die.


Harsh Dating App Bans The Creeps Who Keep Striking Out

Do you love the low-risk emotional distancing of Tinder but hate having to swipe through all the riffraff to get there? A new dating app called The Grade is here to help, giving you the same Facebook-powered swiping but without all the undesirables. Because it bans anyone who doesn’t make the cut.


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

The app world wasn’t having such a great week as news of the iOS Masque Attack, a vulnerability that lets malicious third-party apps masquerade as legitimate alternatives, prompted the U.S. government to issue a statement. Yikes! But don’t be too afraid, because like always, there are some great apps to check out from iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.


Apple Says So-Called Security Flaw Isn't Actually A Security Flaw

Earlier this week, the internet was up in arms about a new iOS vulnerability, dubbed ‘Masque Attack’, that was discovered by security firm FireEye. Apple have released a statement to iMore pointing out that Masque Attack isn’t really a flaw at all, and that it’s ‘not aware’ of anyone who’s actually been affected by the attack.


I Wish This iPhone Flash Drive Worked Better

I have no idea why Apple still sells iPhones and iPads that have only 16GB of storage. But wouldn’t it be great if you could just plug in a flash drive that added more? The SanDisk iXpand wants to be that drive. Sadly, it’s not.


Choosing The Right Tablet For You: Android, Apple And Windows

Gizmodo Video Guide: There’s a proverbial sea of choice when it comes to choosing a new tablet, and it can all be a bit overwhelming at times. In this beginner’s video guide we introduce the three main tablet operating systems you’ll find in stores and check out some of the key points of difference.


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