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Vomiting Robot App Illustrates Why You Shouldn’t Get High on Cough Syrup



This is your robot. This is your robot on drugs. It pukes a lot. Any questions?

A new mobile app aimed at teens who are at risk of abusing over-the-counter medications such as cough syrup lets them test the effects on a customized robot. The results? Lots of projectile vomiting.


The campaign, less in the vein of a traditional scare-tactic public safety announcement and more like a mobile game, comes from ad agency Tribal Worldwide on behalf of the Consumer Healthcare Products…

How to Install the Windows 10 Preview Version



It’s already time. Windows 10 was officially announced Tuesday, and now you can download the preview version of the software.

To get the Windows 10 preview, you should sign up for the Windows Insider Program, which means Microsoft will send you the latest Windows preview builds as soon as they’re available, albeit with “earlier but less polished” software. Windows will want your feedback and has also designed an app with the install to make it easy to communicate with Windows 10 testers.


Report: Twitter Creates New Platform to Make Nice With App Developers



After repeatedly angering third-party apps by cutting off access to its API, Twitter will launch a new app development platform called Fabric to bury the hatchet with scorned developers, according to a report.

The Information reports that Twitter wants to embed itself into more mobile apps and collect more data from mobile users. If Fabric officially launches, Twitter hopes it will open the doors to do that

Once upon a…

PopKey GIF Keyboard Proves Sometimes a GIF Can Say It All



Ladies and gentleman of the Internet, animated GIF keyboards for iOS have arrived.

PopKey, the emoji-style keyboard for animated GIFs, rolled out to Apple’s App Store Wednesday, and it’s pretty much everything you hoped for.

The app is a bit like a super-charged emoji keyboard, but one that allows you to use GIFs, rather than emoji.

The setup process works the same way as other third-party keyboard apps. Install the PopKey app from the App Store, and…

How Developers Should Adapt to Larger iPhones



In our latest Ask a Dev video, iOS architect Conrad Stoll discusses how to develop for the new larger screens of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus

The first step is to decide how you want the app to be designed to take advantage of the larger screen size. Apple’s given us a few good examples of this with its built-in apps for iOS 8, which show the user more content.

It will also be important to consider how the user is going to hold…

Facebook Ads Will Follow You Around. Starting Now.



Good news for advertisers, but maybe not-so-great news for users concerned about their personal data: Starting Monday, Facebook will use data it gleans from users for its new ad network, Atlas, which it will serve up ads on non-Facebook sites based on what Facebook knows about you.

Atlas is a former Microsoft property that Facebook bought last year for around $100 million that Facebook has now rebuilt from the ground up. Atlas is distinct from Audience Network, a mobile ad network Facebook…

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom Joins Walmart’s Board of Directors



Smile, Walmart.

Kevin Systrom, the cofounder and CEO of photo-sharing app Instagram, has joined Walmart’s board of directors, effective immediately. In a statement, Walmart’s chairman touted Systrom’s “digital expertise” as “invaluable” for the retail chain’s ecommerce efforts.

“Walmart is investing in e-commerce capabilities through talent, technology and fulfillment,” said Rob Walton, Walmart’s chairman. “Kevin’s passion and deep…

First Batch of HealthKit Apps Arrive for iOS 8



A little over a week after Apple delayed the launch of its much-buzzed HealthKit platform due to a bug, the first batch of HealthKit-enabled app are now available

FitPort ($1.99) — which monitors health information and tracks steps taken, calories burned and other data— is among the first HealthKit-compatible apps listed in the Apple App Store, as first spotted by 9to5Mac

Other HealthKit-integrated apps include WebMD, Yummly (for recipes and grocery…

Beer App Is the Yo Clone You’ve Been Waiting For



Forget Yo. A new messaging app lets you cut to the chase, or chaser, as the case may be

Beer?!, a new app for Android and iPhone, bills itself as “a straightforward messaging app to invite friends for a beer.” All you do is tap a name in the app’s contact list and it automatically sends that person a message saying, you guessed it, “Beer?!”

The app was very much inspired by Yo, the messaging and notifications app that…

9 Worst Things About iOS 8



There’s so much to love about iOS 8 — interactive notifications, enhanced camera features, email shortcuts. But like the rollout of any software with new features, there are a few things we could do without

After tinkering around with the new features for the past week, we’ve uncovered both the best and worst parts about it so far. While some of the less-than-perfect features were intended to be fixed via an app update launched on Wednesday, it completely backfired: those who downloaded iOS…