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Microsoft Paint to be killed off after 32 years

Long-standing basic graphics editing program, used throughout childhoods since the 1980s, has been marked for deathMicrosofts next Windows 10 update, called the list. Paint 3D. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian

Club Penguin is shutting down

Club Penguin, the Disney-owned social network for kids, announced this morning its shutting down. In its place, the company will launch a new product for mobile, Club Penguin Island, which has been in development over the past several years. Club Penguin Island will launch in March, while the Club

Vanishing app: Snapchat struggles as Facebook bites back

Losses are steep and user growth is anaemic leaving investors fearful the latest new Facebook has run out of steamIs Snapchat the social media app famous for its disappearing messages in danger of doing a vanishing act of its own? Its a question some are asking after investors turned on

Sleeperbot is the best place to host your fantasy football league this season

Sleeperbot, which has raised about $2M in seed funding from Birchmere VC and Expa, and boasts hundreds of thousands of users, calls itself Slack for sports. Its essentially an app (and website) that lets sports fans have conversations around different subjects theyre passionate about. These discussions happen in channels

Venmo rolls out QR codes for user profiles in its mobile app

Venmo today rolled out a feature designed to make it easier to find friends within its mobile payments app, so you can add them to your connections list or get paid yourself. The feature, found under the new menu option Scan Code, is available now in both the iOS

Google Play will now downrank poorly performing apps

Google today announced its rolling out a change to its Play Store so that better-performing apps meaning those that experience fewer crashes and those that dont drain your smartphone battery will be ranked higher than apps with bugs and other performance issues. The goal with this new ranking algorithm

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