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App downloads to hit 102 billion in 2013, spurred by an avalanche of freebies

There ain't no such thing as a free lunch, but there's a veritable avalanche of free apps.

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BlackBerry messaging service rolls out to Android and iPhone this weekend

While layoff rumors fly, BlackBerry is moving ahead with plans to roll out its popular BBM messaging service to Android and iPhone devices.

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How to see which iOS apps are popular nearby

Wondering which apps the cool kids in your part of town are using? iOS 7 will tell you.

Pocket update adds background sync, makes articles easier to read

The latest update to the Pocket app brings several much awaited improvements.

Google buys Bump for smoother file sharing

Google's Bump buy could mean seamless cross-device sharing is coming to iPhones, laptops, and other hardware that doesn't support NFC.

Where’s My Water? 2 launches with new puzzles, more ducks, and hard challenges

Disney Interactive launched Where's My Water? 2 on Thursday, a follow-up to the popular original.

See ya, SMS: Social messaging apps do more, for free

Social apps combining messaging, games, and stickers are already huge in Asia—and quickly growing here.

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SwitchUp review: Easily set up separate usage profiles for your apps

When you have different reasons for using the same apps, it helps if each app can have a unique usage profile. SwitchUp can help.

Home is where the heart is: 8 apps for house hunters

They say the first three rules of real estate are 'location, location, location.' We'd like to add a fourth: preparation.

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Oyster offers all-you-can-read ebooks for $10 per month

A startup called Oyster wants to become your “Netflix for e-books.”

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