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Blame holidays for Instagram slippage, AppData says

The analytics firm suggests that any drop in user numbers stemmed from the holiday effect on daily routines, not Instagram's unpopular new terms of service.

By December 28, 2012


Build your own home media center: Customising Kodi

Want to build one PC to rule all your living room media needs? In part two of our guide, we go hands-on with media software Kodi, taking you through Blu-ray functionality, media management and customisation.

By February 2, 2015


App Annie shows which apps have highest usage, picks up more funding

The mobile app analytics company continues to add features and says it has no plans for an acquisition or an IPO.

By January 13, 2015


Candy Crush: You play, you're hooked. Now what?

If you count yourself a Candy Crush Saga holdout, you've probably been warned by friends not to start playing. Because once you do, you won't be able to stop.

By September 2, 2013


Forget Zynga: Facebook's games business stronger than ever

Facebook's profit from games isn't huge -- but games are critical to all parts of the still-expanding social network.

By July 10, 2013


Candy Crush Saga creator appears sweet on an IPO

King, developer of the popular puzzle game, is in talks with several banks about going public, The Wall Street Journal reports.

By June 18, 2013


Crushing competition, Candy Crush creator crowns itself King

In the wake of its No. 1 game's popularity, King.com revamps its brand and launches two more games and continues to fill the pipeline.

By March 26, 2013


Video not yet ripe on Twitter's Vine

Limited traction of Twitter's 6-second video app reveals that video-sharing as a genre is lagging years behind photo-sharing.

By March 25, 2013


Instagram said to lose millions of daily users -- but did it?

Explanations vary for an AppData report that claims Instagram is losing users by the bucketload. Instagram denies the report.

By December 28, 2012


Facebook yanks Instagram usage data from public view

The social network now no longer reveals standalone data for its photo-sharing service, just weeks after a flap over whether those numbers showed a major loss of Instagram users.

By January 9, 2013