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Facebook begins testing real-time comments on status updates

Facebook has started testing real-time comments on status updates, similar to real-time Messages updates that show three dots when someone is replying. The feature is being tested on iOS, and has been in testing since November.

Hey Cortana! Welcome to Android and iOS

After months of beta testing, Cortana has finally made its official debut on iOS and Android. Microsoft also announced a partnership with Cyanogen OS, saying that the personal voice assistant will be coming to the OnePlus One.

Apple releases iOS 9.2, brings Arabic language support to Siri

Among today's releases are iOS 9.2 and watchOS 2.1, which bring mostly minor updates to iOS and the Apple Watch. Improvements to Safari View Controller and the addition of Arabic language support for Siri are the prime features of this…

3D Touch on Android? Instagram is bringing the feature from iOS

It turns out you don't exactly need a pressure-sensitive screen to make use of some 3D Touch features on other apps. Instagram is bringing over its "peek" view from iOS to Android, which lessens the number of times you have to tap the…

Apple mapping out successful strategy for Apple Maps

In 2012, Apple Maps was the laughingstock of the tech world with frequent issues plaguing the system, but three years on most of the issues have been fixed, and users are returning to Apple's mapping solution.

Want to message your PlayStation friends? Sony has an app for you

Sony has launched a dedicated mobile app for PlayStation users who want to send messages to friends, giving users a better way to communicate without using the crowded PlayStation app.

Hitman GO makes the jump to PS4, PS Vita in 2016 1:05

Square Enix's inventive mobile strategy game Hitman GO will launch for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita next year, Sony announced as part of its PlayStation Experience keynote this week.
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Report: Smartphone market will see smallest growth on record in 2015

Smartphone shipments will slow to single-digit growth in 2015, driven by sluggish growth in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Western Europe; and lowered expectations for Windows Phone shipments.

Black Friday didn't just happen in stores — downloads surged online for shopping apps

Amazon, Wish, and Walmart were among the few iOS shopping apps that noticed a large surge in downloads during Black Friday, as customers started hunting for bargains online. It is the first year with a dedicated shopping category for iPhone…

Hangouts iOS app update adds handy message reply feature that works on Apple Watch

Google has updated the iOS version of the Hangouts app, to include a reply from notification feature that also operates on the Apple Watch. The functionality now mimics that found on Android Wear.

LinkedIn launches major mobile app revamp for iOS and Android

LinkedIn has launched its major mobile revamp for its flagship app on iOS and Android, originally revealed in October. The app makes LinkedIn a lot more accessible to users, with a revamped news feed and messaging sections.

Grab this now: Cult mobile game Monument Valley is free on iOS for the first time 1:10

If you're a puzzle game fan, but have been put off by Monument Valley's price, then now's the time to grab it. The game is currently free for iOS. Just don't hang around, we don't know when that will change.