Software

Flickr Launches Official iPad App, Finally

It’s taken a few years, but Flickr has finally got its act together and launched an official iPad app, only four years after Apple unleashed its first tablet on the world.


Blackberry Decides That Ephemeral Messaging Will Save BBM

After a very brief stint at number one in the app store, Blackberry’s much-vaunted BBM messaging service — previously hailed as the saviour of the entire company — is now languishing in 462nd place on the App Store. But never fear! Because Blackberry is going to turn its fortunes around, by Snapchattifying its messaging service.


Pantomime Could Be Your iPad Window Into Virtual Worlds

Remember the amazing app that made your iPad practically invisible? The man who made it is back, and now he intends to tackle virtual reality with a new company — and app — called Pantomime.


'Stop IE Development' Was Briefly At The Top Of Microsoft's Suggestion Box

The plight of Internet Explorer. It’s a joke that’s long worn out its welcome. Well, almost. Developers who have to deal with the idiosyncrasies of ancient versions of the browser would still prefer Microsoft to give up on the maligned piece of software, going by a recently-deleted top post on its official suggestions forum.


The Best Alternative For Every Pre-Loaded iPhone App

The iPhone comes with a bunch of apps you never use. Some of them are poorly implemented. Others are lacking important features. Fortunately, there’s a whole world of developers offering some very viable third-party alternatives. You still can’t delete the apps your iPhone comes with, but here are some alternatives that will free you from their boring grips.


Can't Go Back Now: Apple Stops Supporting iOS 7

With every new iOS update, there are bugs and glitches. Oh man, were there ever glitches with iOS 8. For a brief time, if you knew how, you could go back to the sane stability of iOS 7. Not anymore — Apple stopped signing iOS 7.1.2 on Friday afternoon.


Google Is Adding A Game To Chrome's 'Unable To Connect' Page

You’re likely familiar with the “cannot connect” page of your favourite browser… how familiar you are depends on the quality of your internet connection. Not that you tend to stick around staring at it, with a quick F5 or click of the Refresh button sending it away to, hopefully, be replaced by content. Soon Chrome will give you something else to do: help a dinosaur jump over cacti as it runs across a never-ending desert.


Get $165 Of Top Paid Apps And Games FREE From Amazon's Android Appstore

If you read Gizmodo’s regular App Deals post, you’ll know that Amazon’s Appstore offers a daily paid app for free. The Australian Amazon Appstore itself is a free download for any Android phone or tablet and also runs awesome bundles every month or so. Right now: $165 worth of well-known paid Android games and apps are yours for free, including Swype Keyboard, Riptide GP2 racing, OfficeSuite Professional 7, Autodesk SketchBook Pro and more! Here’s what you need to know.


Here, Allegedly, Is The Windows 9 Notification Center In Action

Video: This week, we saw leaked images of what was purported to be Windows 9, showing a new toolbar with search and a revamped Notification Center on the system tray. Now, thanks to WinFuture, we get a video glimpse of how that Notification Center might look in action.


Some Simple Software Could Make Your Smartphone Camera Way Better

Smartphone photography is convenient, but far from perfect. Enter Canadian startup Algolux, which promises to use some clever computation to make up for how small and crappy your smartphone camera lens is.


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