Appstore hacking, Google Glass and more – in a Softonic minute

Niamh Lynch

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The news, in a Softonic Minute: app store hacking, Google Glass games, Bittorrent Sync, Facebook scams and the latest Apple rumors.

Here’s your Friday dose of this week’s top news in the world of software.

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Hacking the Appstore. It’s been revealed that a website in China is offering free downloads of pay-for iOS apps. You can’t access the website from outside the country, but some entrepreneurial types have been using proxies to get around this little problem.

Will Google Glass offer games. This week we heard some really interesting rumors about Google Glass. Among them are the possibility that we’ll be able to play games with the devices. Also mentioned was the possibility of spatial gestures to do things like zoom and take pictures. It”s all total speculation though, so we’ll just need to wait and see.

BitTorrent Sync has arrived. The file syncing app was launched this week and is shaping up to be an incredibly powerful tool for sharing. Generate a code called a secret, share it with a friend, and you’ll be able to sync as many folders as you want between you and another person or device.

Beware of Facebook scams. Everyone knows that there are almost as many scams on Facebook as there are gullible users. French blog BitDefender has listed the top 10, so if you want to make sure you don’t fall for them, check them out. No prizes for guessing that “Who visited my profile?” is first, but some of the other ones surprised us.

Streamed music for iOS 7. Apple are going to tell us all about iOS 7 at the World Wide Developer’s Conference, which will be held this Summer in San Francisco. Those in the know say there are lots of cool things to look forward to, including a streamed music service and mobile payments system. We bet Spotify is quaking in its boots!

Monday, April 22 2013

Rumor: Google Now to be integrated into Google home page

Windows RT and Windows Server 2012 to be updated alongside Windows 8.1

TweetDeck to be discontinued for Android, iPhone, and AIR on May 7th

How to use WhatsApp in a web browser

Google Glass may include spatial gestures

Hands on with The Last of UsProposed new Firefox interface will break customizations

Download the first GTA V screensaverRumor: Windows 8.1 update will include Start Button

Facebook Home downloaded over 500,000 times in 9 days

Wednesday, April 24

Apple highlights iTunes‘ impact on the music industry for its 10th anniversary

Microsoft will announce the next Xbox on May 21st

Call of Duty: Ghosts leaked by UK retailer, Tesco

What is two-step verification?

Sim City Update 2.0 creates more problems for players

New versions of iOS and OSX to be shown at WWDC in June

Android Keyboard Swype leaves Beta and enters Google Play

LEGO City Undercover – more cars, characters and missions!

Will there be a GTA V announcement on April 29th?

Twitter will improve security with two-step verification

Facebook updates Messenger for Android, brings cute bunny stickers

Pizza Hut comes to the Xbox 360, lets players order pizza with their consoles

Thursday, April 25

Bring Windows Live Messenger back from the dead with Messenger Reviver 2

Draw Something 2 now available worldwide

Viber for Android leaves lock screens vulnerable

The top 10 most successful Facebook scams

Twitter updates Mac app with Retina Display support

Skype And WhatsApp landing on BlackBerry 10

Messenger users unable to log into Skype

Three new GTA V Trailers coming April 30th

Friday April 26

Open Office documents in Chrome with the Chrome Office Viewer

Download Cry of Fear, a free horror game for Windows

How to enable Facebook Two Step Verification

Kindle for Android updates with redesigned library, carousel navigation

BadNews malware discovered in Google Play

Official Tumblr app comes to Windows Phone

PSA: Java exploit circulating for recently patched flawFacebook Messenger for Android has hidden stickers

Try BitTorrent Sync, now in public Alpha

Mobile payment and music streaming rumored for iOS 7

Redesigned Yahoo! iPhone app integrates Summly

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