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Remember when Snapchat launched its peculiar geofilters earlier this year? Yeah, we scarcely do either - you could only add those location-sensitive photo effects in a smattering of special locales, so there's a decent shot you've never even had the chance to try them. Now the wildly popular messa...

December 2nd 2014 at 1:11pm 0 Comments
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Well, that was fast. Twitter casually mentioned at its Analyst Day festivities last week that it'd soon give users the ability to share public Tweets in private conversations, and now a new update to its apps and web clients means you can do just that. Either a long-press on a Tweet or a quick pop...

November 20th 2014 at 3:57pm 0 Comments
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MessageHub wants to be you go-to app for all of your digital communications. That's not an exaggeration, I mean all. It supports Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yahoo and more. It also supports email accounts Gmail and Outlook. If you set up all of your accounts in this app, you could keep up with ev...

November 13th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Xpress Yourself is a chat app in an already crowded field. However, it is also a very polished a fun app and provides the full suite of features you would expect, and then some. In addition to the usual text and photo capabilities, it also adds the ability to draw on pictures, send video and audio...

October 31st 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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By all accounts, Twitter's doing what it's supposed to: coaxing more people into using its high-speed social snark service... just maybe not as fast as some would like. According to Twitter's third quarter financials -- in which the company met or exceeded most milestones Wall Street types were ho...

October 27th 2014 at 5:02pm 0 Comments
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Social and photography are two very crowded markets in the App Store. Getting noticed is the first trick; gathering a following is the next. The developers of Cirqle for iPhone (free) are hoping their combination of communal photo streams, or "cirqles," will succeed in both areas. It's a compellin...

October 21st 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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So, making your Google+ posts available for viewing only to people in your circles isn't enough. Maybe you routinely post risque stuff you don't want minors to see, or things you'd rather share only with your countrymen. It doesn't matter what your reason is for wanting tighter restrictions -- wha...

October 1st 2014 at 11:56am 0 Comments
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You know what Google+ really needs, more than anything else? Polls. Right, maybe not, but Google did just acquire a startup (yes, another one!) called Polar that specialized in crafting buzzy online polls like "Who did a better job hosting 'The View'?" and "Is WhatsApp worth $16 billion?" (no, re...

September 11th 2014 at 9:03pm 0 Comments
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Rocking All Over the World is a free app for iPhone and iPad that asks you to help crowdsource rock history. Everybody has their own experiences, memories, and pictures from events they've attended. This app asks everyone to share those things to create a map showing where so many great things hap...

September 8th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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It's no secret that Twitter's been working on a way for you buy junk straight from tweets, and the company is finally ready to talk about it in public. You see, in the days and weeks to come, you might see "Buy" buttons embedded in tweets from Home Depot, Pharell and Burberry (no, really) as you p...

September 8th 2014 at 9:52am 0 Comments
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It's the end of an era, folks: Twitpic, one of the first sites that let users upload and share photos to Twitter, will go dark on September 25. Unlike other shuttered startups though, Twitpic hasn't run out of cash or been pushed out of the spotlight by fierce competitors. No, its demise is all th...

September 4th 2014 at 6:48pm 0 Comments