Talking Tom Cat apps are bigger than Twitter!

Earlier this month, Twitter revealed that it now has 184m monthly active mobile users. That puts it 46m behind the antics of a cartoon cat and his animal friends.

App developer Outfit7 says its Talking Tom and Friends apps now have 230m monthly active users across iOS, Android and Windows Phone. The apps have been downloaded more than 1.5bn times since the launch of the first, Talking Tom Cat, in June 2010.

The company says its monthly active user count is up 35% in the last four months, which is likely due to the release in November 2013 of My Talking Tom, a free-to-play game starring the squeaky feline character. That game was downloaded 27m times in its first month on the app stores.

Outfit7 has released 14 of the apps, recently rebranding the series from Talking Friends to Talking Tom and Friends, to reflect the popularity of its main character. The series reached 100m downloads in April 2011,360m by March 2012, and 1bn by June 2013, at which point the apps had 170m monthly active users.

The developer has also followed a similar strategy to other character-based mobile game hits like Angry Birds and Cut the Rope by expanding into toys and online video. Outfit7 worked with Disney on a series of 12 Talking Friends videos that have been watched more than 408m times on YouTube, including 151m times alone for music video You Get Me.

“Talking Tom and Friends is one of the only global brands to achieve download billionaire status, while also being strong in both entertainment and games,” said Outfit7 chief operating officer Alessandro Traverso in a statement, following the new milestones. “The development of our TV series demonstrates the global appetite for a property that is, at its core, true interactive entertainment.”

The company’s apps have courted controversy in their rise to success, however. In October 2012, ads for payday lender Wonga were found in the Talking Ginger app, while in February 2013, an ad promoting a contest to win an iPad led users to a £4-a-week mobile content subscription service.

Meanwhile, My Talking Tom upped the ante on Outfit7’s use of in-app purchases, selling virtual coins in quantities worth up to £69.99 at a time. The Talking Tom and Friends apps aren’t just for kids, but they have a massive audience of children – the key target for the company’s video and merchandise activities.

“There are a lot of things changing from the legal perspective, in the US and EU, and our plans are to be the leaders and not the followers in terms of implementing all the changes requested by COPPA and the EU,”chief executive Samo Login told The Guardian last year.

“We will be one of the first companies that will be prepared for that, because we believe we should be an example. We have a huge user-base among kids, and we can’t afford to take that lightly.”

Shakira & Rihanna Release ‘Can’t Remember To Forget You’ Video! Watch it Here!

When a Latin blonde bombshell pairs up with a Barbadian brunette, it just screams sexy! So it’s no surprise that when Shakira and Rihanna’s ‘Can’t Remember To Forget You’ video came out on Jan. 30, it was the definition of sensual. Watch it right here!

Rihanna and Shakira look absolutely stunning in the official music video for “Can’t Remember To Forget You”! They’re draped all over each other, showing off their amazing bodies, and their equally unique voices and looks compliment each other perfectly!

Shakira & Rihanna Release ‘Can’t Remember To Forget You’ Video

WOW. That’s pretty much all we can say about the new video for Shakira and RiRi’s new song. They singers absolutely stun in the video — from Shakira throwing herself into a wall in a lace bikini top, to cozying up to Rihanna while both of them are TOPLESS — it was definitely one of the sexiest videos yet.

In the video, Shakira romps around on a bed in a couple of very revealing outfits as she sings about making the same mistakes over and over again with Mr. Wrong. Shakira looks more gorgeous than ever!

And just when we thought this video couldn’t get any hotter, Rihanna showed up! After twerking against the walls, the two sexy singers hop into bed together, where they smoke cigars and rub each other legs while seductively staring into the camera.

It doesn’t get much sexier than this!

Shakira: Rihanna Is ‘The Sexiest Woman On The Planet’

“Working with [Rihanna] was utopia,” Shakira said in Glamour, as she was the cover of their February 2014 issue. ”She’s the sexiest woman on the planet. And at the end of the day, we’re both just basically Caribbean girls. The chemistry was so good and so real. She taught me dance moves. She was a sweet teacher.”

Well it looks like they both can dance — this is the sexiest video we’ve seen in a long time! Shakira posted a behind-the-scenes video the day before the release, too that shows just how much fun they have together.

Watch it below, then tell us — do you think they look sexy in the new video?

WATCH: Shakira & Rihanna – ’Can’t Remember To Forget You’

Another screenshot of next-gen Samsung TouchWiz leaks!

Roughly a couple of weeks after its first appearance, a new screenshot of Samsung’s next generation TouchWiz user interface made the rounds. Once again, the capture got out on Twitter thanks to@evleaks.

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The screenshot shows a revamped UI in the works

The screenshot reveals a radically new, tiled UI. Similar to the Magazine UX which launched alongside the company’s latest Android tablets, the feed delivers a host of relevant information to the user in one feed. We can’t help but notice a slight resemblance to HTC BlinkFeed, though with more functionality.

All in all, considering the duo of leaked screenshots this far, it appears that Samsung’s next generation mobile UI will represent a serious change from the one currently on offer. The updated user interface is more than likely to debut on the next Samsung Galaxy flagship.