Apps

More people may be trying to dodge NSA surveillance than you think

In November, a study released by the Canadian Centre for International Governance claimed that while 60% of internet users had heard of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, only 39% of those people had taken additional steps to protect their online privacy as a result. The latter seemed like a disheartening statistic: how could people read the […]

Snapchat CEO ‘devastated’ at Sony leak but were sites right to report?

Evan Spiegel is not a happy man. Snapchat’s chief executive is furious, in fact, after some previously-unreported acquisitions and future business plans were splashed all over the tech blogosphere this week, after being leaked as part of the Sony Pictures hack. In an internal memo, Spiegel gave his response to the stories, and later tweeted […]

Scissr dating app: the new Tinder for lesbians?

It’s being tipped as the lesbian equivalent of Grindr, but “classier”, a dating app “for lesbians, by lesbians”: introducing, the none-too-subtly named, Scissr. The free app, which will be available on iOS and Android, will fill a gap in the women-seeking-women app sector. The brainchild of the Chicago-based climbing instructor Allison Ullrich, Scissr promises to […]

Games

The best video games of 2014

Best gameBayonetta 2, Wii U Exclusive to Wii U, and therefore only available to a small minority of players, Bayonetta 2’s surreal tale of demon-busting is played out in a series of almost indescribably stylish battles involving guns, swords and magic-infused martial arts, rewarding tactics and timing over button-mashing. Best multiplayer Mario Kart 8, Wii […]

Chinese game industry sales reach $18.5 billion

By Brendan Sinclair Thu 18 Dec 2014 6:42pm GMT / 1:42pm EST / 10:42am PST MobileBusinessSocial Total user base reaches 517 million as mobile gaming revenues more than double to $4.4 billion The Chinese gaming market is big and getting bigger. According to Xinhua News Agency, a new report from the China Audio-Video and Digital […]

Redbox appoints new VP of games

By Rachel Weber Thu 18 Dec 2014 7:56pm GMT / 2:56pm EST / 11:56am PST Jobs Bill West joins rental company from Codemasters Entertainment rental company Redbox has appointed former Codemasters executive Bill West as vice president of video games. “West brings extensive video game industry business planning and strategy expertise,” said Mike Saksa, head […]

Social Media

Facebook Messenger add-on lets you cover photos in emoji

Facebook Messenger, the social network’s message app, is getting some Christmas-themed updates on Android on Friday. The biggest one is Stickered, a lightweight add-on app that allows Facebook users to add stickers to photos and send them through Messenger. See also: Don’t Freak Out About the Facebook Messenger App That means you can finally put […]

Justin Bieber dethroned as king of Instagram in massive follower purge

In what is being referred to as the Instagram “purge,” many Instagram users lost tons of followers when the picture-sharing platform cleared out inactive and spam accounts on Thursday. Poor Justin Bieber was dethroned as the most-followed Instagram user, losing 3.5 million followers in less than 24 hours, according to a list compiled by 64px. […]

Have a haunted holiday and win a chance to watch ‘The Babadook’ for free

The holidays are here, and with them come a little extra time to sit back, relax and catch up on the year’s best movies. This fall, Mashable announced the launch of MashFlix, our online and offline film club. For our first feature film, we screened horror flick The Babadook at New York City’s IFC Center. […]

WP + Blog

Userplane Plug-Ins Now Support WordPress, Drupal, and More.

Userplane has been adding to its roster of available community-building tools for some time, with free API options for things like chat and Webmessenger. The plugins for these Userplane additions are now available as plug-ins for VBulletin, WordPress, Drupal, Mambo, Joomla and phpFoX. The point is to make it even more simple to create communities […]

20+ Must-Have WordPress 2.5 Compatible Plugins

Even though WordPress 2.5 has been out for a while now, not all plugins are up-to-date. We’ve put together a list of 20+ must-have WordPress 2.5 compatible plugins to manage your blog, engage readers, and tempt new ones as well. Below you’ll find helpful plugins that enable you to block spam, track analytics, promote your […]

Share Media Directly from iPhoto with YouSendIt Plugins

If you’re an Apple user then you’ve probably come to appreciate the sharing options that are available to you through various applications like iPhoto’s Share to iWeb or iMovie’s send to YouTube options. YouSendIt, the digital content delivery system that recently raised an additional $14 million in funding, has created a couple of plug-ins for […]

Tech + Reviews

8 free wallpapers to zap your phone into the holiday spirit

You’ve decked out your home with festive lights, decorations and a dead tree — now it’s time to get your phone into the holiday spirit. As a gesture from Mashable, we’re giving you a collection of eight festive, X-ray vision mobile wallpapers from our graphic designer, Christopher Mineses. See also: 13 Free Mobile Wallpapers We […]

A handy design stuck with a hapless Android skin

Lenovo tablets are known for innovative designs that thoughtfully consider the the functionality of a tablet for everyday use. The Yoga Tablet 2 hits that nail on the head but disappoints almost everywhere else. While most manufacturers are busy building razor-thin, light-as-air slates, Lenovo takes a more practical approach. Its best feature is the built-in […]

Hyperloop is coming ‘within a decade,’ says CEO

What Hyperloop’s capsule and outer shell will look like The Hyperloop team A Hyperloop concept image A Hyperloop concept image A Hyperloop concept image A Hyperloop concept image Tesla Motors CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk‘s idea for the Hyperloop is one that sounded a bit like fantasy to some. But it appears that there’s […]

Seo

Free traffic – Get 10’000 Hits today

Use free traffic to your site to increase overall traffic and boost generic metrics. There in principle a few benefits to arranging free traffic, there are many companies out there with a variety of methods of doing this also. The best practice to apply here is simply be realistic, its not going to make your […]

Free backlinks – 500 links no cost no strings

Get 500 Free Backlinks today: Free backlinks are rare, especially by legitimate companies. I found this site offering 500 free backlinks for just signing up. If you wondering what backlinks are they: Backlinks, also known as incoming links, inbound links, inlinks, and inward links, are incoming links to a website or web page. In basic link terminology, a backlink is any link received by a web […]

Just How Interested Is the World in SEO?

How big is the SEO industry on the Internet? Really big, according to a new infographic by Spanish-based SEO service provider BlueCaribu. In fact, the infographic reveals that 3.5 people look up the term “SEO” on Google each second and 9.1 million web users are digging up information on the topic each month. People are […]

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The Long Tail of Mobile Games

| December 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

In today’s mobile game market there are a couple ways that most companies look at user acquisition and retention. What it really comes down to is which audience they are focused on more – short-term or long-term customers. Some companies have a primary focus on advertising-based acquisition channels, such as Zynga or Glu Mobile. Companies […]

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The Guide’s review of 2014

| December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Modern Toss: 2014 in review Jon and Mick from Modern Toss cast a rheumy eye over the year Quiz: can you identify 2014’s dance-pop chart toppers? This year’s charts were full of charismatic, entirely memorable new British house stars who got to No 1 with brilliant songs. Can you name ANY of them? Reality TV […]

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