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BitTorrent sends Bleep alpha programme public to Android and Mac users

18 Sep 2014  by Alan Buckingham
BitTorrent sends Bleep alpha programme public to Android and Mac users
Chat has become popular on many platforms, from computers to mobile, but BitTorrent has a client that seems to be changing how this all works by removing cloud storage from the equation.

Mozilla expands into Asia with Bangladesh release of Firefox OS

18 Sep 2014  by Alan Buckingham
Mozilla expands into Asia with Bangladesh release of Firefox OS
There's one more smartphone platform on the market, although it's far behind the big, established names, as Mozilla targets emerging markets with the release of Firefox OS.

Today’s tech: Apple poaches Android users, the best way to develop apps and WikiLeaks releases positive malware

17 Sep 2014  by Nathan Chai
Today’s tech: Apple poaches Android users, the best way to develop apps and WikiLeaks releases positive malware
The best of ITProPortal news including: Apple's renewed attack on Android market share, the agile/waterfall debate finally gets settled, and WikiLeaks releases government-owned malware into the wild.

Developers left sweating as smartphone users spend more time on their favourite apps

17 Sep 2014  by Sam Pudwell
Developers left sweating as smartphone users spend more time on their favourite apps
A study carried out by Boston-based firm Localytics found that smartphone users are downloading fewer apps in what is already an extremely saturated market.

Agile vs waterfall: Which working method is best for app developers?

17 Sep 2014  by Aatif Sulleyman
Agile vs waterfall: Which working method is best for app developers?
After gathering data from 1,316 applications, consisting of over 700 million lines of code, software analysis firm Cast has concluded that a mix of agile and waterfall produces the best results.

Microsoft launches OneNote for Android Wear as well as new iOS 8 and Windows Phone apps

17 Sep 2014  by Mark Wilson
Microsoft launches OneNote for Android Wear as well as new iOS 8 and Windows Phone apps
Microsoft continues its recent trend of bringing exciting new features to rival platforms by adding Android Wear support to OneNote, along with an iOS 8-friendly version of the app.

Photo lovers, beware - iOS 8 breaks the Dropbox automatic backup of photos and videos

17 Sep 2014  by Brian Fagioli
Photo lovers, beware - iOS 8 breaks the Dropbox automatic backup of photos and videos
If there is one thing that makes me stressed and paranoid, it's photo backups. Now, due to a compatibility issue with Dropbox and iOS 8, my precious memories may no longer be quite as safe.

Tag Heuer announces plans to follow Apple into smartwatch battle

16 Sep 2014  by Sam Pudwell
Tag Heuer announces plans to follow Apple into smartwatch battle
The Swiss watchmaker recently lost its vice president of global sales to Apple and is seeking revenge by going into direct competition with the tech giant.

NFC chip on iPhone 6 will be locked to Apple Pay

16 Sep 2014  by Darren Allan
NFC chip on iPhone 6 will be locked to Apple Pay
Third-party developers who want to use NFC with their apps are out of luck, at least for the time being – hopefully that will change in the future.

Fed up of loading the dishwasher? Give Boris a call

12 Sep 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Fed up of loading the dishwasher? Give Boris a call
University of Birmingham scientists have developed a robot that will be able to load a dishwasher by next year and is one of the only ones in the world to grab objects with a humanlike grip.

HTC ready to follow Apple into wearables with early 2015 release

12 Sep 2014  by Sam Pudwell
HTC ready to follow Apple into wearables with early 2015 release
Despite previous reports that HTC had decided to scrap its smartwatch plans, the Taiwanese firm is reportedly ready to compete with the likes of Samsung, Apple and LG.