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Blizzard announces new World of Warcraft expansion and more at BlizzCon 2013

Diablo III gets an expansion, Heroes of the Storm gets an open beta, and Blizzard gets Blink-182. This is BlizzCon 2013.

Apple's tablet lead shrinks as Android gains momentum

Android tablets drove tablet sales growth in the third quarter of 2013. Appleā€™s iPad shipments were flat, and Windows tablets continued to struggle, according to two research reports.

on techhive.com

Twitter puts photos "front and center" on mobile

An update for iOS, Android, and Twitter's mobile site makes tweets more visual, and cuts down the number of taps needed to reply and retweet.

on techhive.com

Blackberry sees 10 million BBM downloads in 24 hours

Blackberry says its new app that opens up the proprietary BBM messaging platform to Android and Apple users was downloaded 10 million times in just over its first 24 hours of availability.

on pcworld.com

Safari sets the bar for mobile browser usability

It's not perfect, but according to a recent survey from FixYa, Safari is the favorite mobile browser among users.

App Invasion: Halloween Games

These 8 free mobile games are coming for your braaaaains.

The Macalope: Unspoken alternatives

Why is the iPad so sucky? Good question.

BBM app rolls out for Android and iOS -- for real this time

BBM, short for Blackberry Messenger, was once an exclusive feature for Blackberry phones, allowing users to send messages amongst themselves without counting against their texting plans.

on techhive.com

The Macalope: Trouble from the get-go

How many licks does it take to get to a problem with this piece?

Microsoft taps iTap as basis for remote desktop apps

Microsoft has picked up iOS, Android, and Mac apps from German developer HLW Software to use as the basis for its own forthcoming remote desktop apps.

The Macalope: Marketing meets cuckoo bananas

Some executive statements are just marketing. Others are just nuts.