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TNW Pick of the Day: Flayvr for Android automatically creates photo & video albums from the camera roll

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We last caught up with Flayvr back in December, just as the startup announced it was making it even easier to share automatically-created photo and video albums. The idea behind Flayvr is simple – it essentially monitors your Camera Roll for photos and videos, and groups them into albums based...
TNW Pick of the Day: Flayvr for Android automatically creates photo & video albums from the camera roll

The Economist's Data Editor: Big data may be too hyped, but here's how it will change the world

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Is there too much hype around ‘big data’? Kenneth Cukier thinks so, and yet he remains passionate about what we can achieve with it. Cukier is the Data Editor at The Economist and co-author of the book Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think. At...
The Economist's Data Editor: Big data may be too hyped, but here's how it will change the world

Pinterest for iOS gets improved pin discovery and profile editing to help boost mobile usage

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Pinterest today released a subtle but important update to its iOS app, making it easier for users to discover new pins. When iOS users originally viewed a pin and scrolled downwards, the screen stopped short at the comment field, as shown in this image. Now, users looking for more will...
Pinterest for iOS gets improved pin discovery and profile editing to help boost mobile usage

Foursquare brings updated venue pages to iOS, adds new post-checkin 'highlights'

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Last week, Foursquare updated its venue pages to make them more friendly both pre and post-checkin. Today, those improvements come to the iPhone app, with one additional change. The new post-checkin experience on iPhone will now present you with ‘highlights’ of your visit. These can take the form of a...
Foursquare brings updated venue pages to iOS, adds new post-checkin 'highlights'
Now THIS is how to write your startup's Terms of Service
Square Wallet for iOS gets ability to send gift cards right from your store receipts

Wikimedia Commons' new iOS and Android apps make it easier to donate photos to Wikipedia

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If you’ve ever wondered where all those images come from when perusing Wikipedia, the answer likely lies in Wikimedia Commons, a project set up by the Wikimedia Foundation to create an online repository of license-free images and other media files. Now, the Wikimedia Commons project has officially unveiled its native...
Wikimedia Commons' new iOS and Android apps make it easier to donate photos to Wikipedia

Watching the Champions League semi-final tonight? Check out Vubooo for iOS

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I may be a bit late to the party, but I’m comforting myself with the fact that the first UEFA Champions League semifinal is still a few hours away from kick-off (Visca el Barça!). If you’re into football and plan to watch one or both matches tonight, and you carry...
Watching the Champions League semi-final tonight? Check out Vubooo for iOS

Google's long awaited Nexus 4 Wireless Charger arrives for $59.99, looks like half of an 8-ball

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Google’s Nexus 4 Wireless Charger is now available for sale in the Google Play store. For $59.99, customers can charge their Nexus 4 device wirelessly using the Qi inductive charger. The company says that it expects orders to begin shipping in less than one week.   At first glance, one...
Google's long awaited Nexus 4 Wireless Charger arrives for $59.99, looks like half of an 8-ball

Blockbuster finally brings its on-demand movie rental service to iOS

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It was the one glaring omission in its app portfolio, but old school movie rental service Blockbuster has finally launched an iOS app for its online ‘On Demand’ streaming service in the US. Just to recap, Blockbuster has followed a similar path to Kodak in recent years, failing to adapt...
Blockbuster finally brings its on-demand movie rental service to iOS

Khan Academy releases iOS app with access to over 3,500 educational videos

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Education disruptor, Khan Academy, has released an iOS mobile application giving users complete access to its collection of over 3,500 videos. Now, students will be able to continue their education on the go, whether they’re traveling on vacation, commuting, or sitting around with nothing else to do. Available for both...
Khan Academy releases iOS app with access to over 3,500 educational videos

BBC iPlayer is now optimized for iPhone 5, meaning no more black bars

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Good news Apple fans, the BBC has finally released an updated version of iPlayer for iOS, bringing much-needed support for the iPhone 5 which was announced almost three months ago. Just to recap, the BBC last updated its iPlayer iOS app back on September 4, the main addition being the...
BBC iPlayer is now optimized for iPhone 5, meaning no more black bars

Timehop now connects to Dropbox to help you relive the past through old photos

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Timehop, that marvellous little service that helps you relive and share stories from the past based on your online activity on other platforms, has now added the ability for users to connect their Dropbox accounts. That basically means you can now get all nostalgic peeking at all those photos you’ve...
Timehop now connects to Dropbox to help you relive the past through old photos

Pocket updates its iOS app, improves sharing via Evernote, Twitter and Tweetbot

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One day after udpating its Mac app, read-it-later platform Pocket is now bringing similar changes to iOS, the company announced today on its blog. In addition to a few technical fixes, Pocket has improved its sharing features, and now makes it easier use it in parallel to Evernote, Twitter and Tweetbot. Here...
Pocket updates its iOS app, improves sharing via Evernote, Twitter and Tweetbot

OpenTable Integrates Foodspotting Into iOS App

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More than two months after OpenTable acquired restaurant discovery app Foodspotting for $10m, the online table-reservation service has finally integrated Foodspotting’s restaurant-finding and dish-sharing features into the iOS incarnation of its app. Now, you’ll be able to view the most popular dishes from Foodspotting on OpenTable’s restaurant pages, simply by...
OpenTable Integrates Foodspotting Into iOS App

11 million downloads on, Expedia 3.0 taps live data to create visual itineraries on iOS and Android

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We last caught up with Expedia back in November, just as it had rolled out a new iOS and Android mobile app, adding flight information, special offers and high-res hotel photos. Now, the online travel behemoth has launched a much more significant update with version 3.0 for iOS and Android,...
11 million downloads on, Expedia 3.0 taps live data to create visual itineraries on iOS and Android

Eat24 Launches Its iPad App

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Eat24, the online and mobile food ordering company, announced today that it has released an iPad app that complements its mobile arsenal. The app offers customers exactly the same features as its iPhone counterpart, including Yelp and PayPal integrations, meal searches, notes, and more. The launch of this app comes...
Eat24 Launches Its iPad App

Blown away: Check out the beautiful art one Reddit user creates on his iPhone when he's bored

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Reddit user Igor Cheban likes to draw on his phone when he’s bored, and decided to share his results with the rest of the world. As all touchscreen owners will know, finger tips aren’t exactly the most precise of drawing tools, and for many, an attempt at creating a work of art on...
Blown away: Check out the beautiful art one Reddit user creates on his iPhone when he's bored

s there any app that deserved to exist more than Pizza Compass?

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We’ve all been in that situation. It’s late, you’re in the middle of nowhere and all you want – above all else – is a glorious, delicious slice of pizza. Now, you could download an app like Foursquare or Yelp to take a look at all of the businesses around...
s there any app that deserved to exist more than Pizza Compass?

BBC iPlayer for iOS gets AirPlay background support and playback improvements

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Almost three months after the BBC optimized iPlayer for iPhone 5, the British broadcaster has rolled out another new update to its iOS app. Version 2.0.3 of the mobile app now lets you push iPlayer to the background on your mobile device, and continue watching the programme on your TV...
BBC iPlayer for iOS gets AirPlay background support and playback improvements
Apple updates Remote app with iTunes 11-like interface on iPad, better search and Up Next support

Spotify's iOS app gets a more fluid, swipeable interface with new sidebar and 'Now Playing' bar

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Spotify has today updated its iOS app with revamped navigation options that make it easier to scoot around the app and get to the music you want to play. A quick swipe to the right with your finger (or a tap of the new top-left icon) will reveal a new...
Spotify's iOS app gets a more fluid, swipeable interface with new sidebar and 'Now Playing' bar

Skimlinks founder talks about Pinterest affiliate link saga and “dirty secrets” of the Web

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Earlier this year, when the Web found out that Pinterest was monetizing its pinners through affiliate links, the startup sweetheart found itself under attack for the first time. Some  blogs called it a “scandal,” and news outlets criticized Pinterest quietly making money through a partnership with Skimlinks. The partnership enabled Pinterest to...
Skimlinks founder talks about Pinterest affiliate link saga and “dirty secrets” of the Web

Skimlinks Downplays Pinterest’s Affiliate Link Practice

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Pinterest is quietly earning affiliate commission off of some images that its users “pin” on the site and, while some users are getting vocal about the practice, the company whose technology makes it possible says it’s not a big deal. That company is Skimlinks, and in a blog post... Please...
Skimlinks Downplays Pinterest’s Affiliate Link Practice
Rockmelt Abandons Social Browser, Launches New Web Feed and iPhone App

Rdio updates iPhone app with attractive album and playlist views and social integration

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Rdio has refreshed its iPhone app with an attractive new look for its song list view and also implemented new social integration that lets users see what their friends have been listening to from the list view. The new look continues Rdio’s ongoing redesign of its app to give it...
Rdio updates iPhone app with attractive album and playlist views and social integration

Amazon introduces lnstant Video links to the IMDB iOS app

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Amazon has made it easy for users of the IMDB iOS app to go from reading about a film to watching it, after it added Amazon Instant Video links to the app for the movie database that it bought in 2008. An update introduces watchable links to all IMDB-listed movies...
Amazon introduces lnstant Video links to the IMDB iOS app

Pixplit, the Instagram for social photo collages, now enables private and solo 'splits'

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Back in December we reported on Pixplit, which we noted was like an Instagram for social photo collages, adding that it’s a lot more fun than you might think. Since then, Pixplit has landed on Android, and this week both versions of the app have received a bit of a...
Pixplit, the Instagram for social photo collages, now enables private and solo 'splits'

Skype brings automatic dropped call recovery and emergency call redirection to the iPhone

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Continuing to iterate its apps on both iPhone and iPad, Microsoft-owned Skype today pushed live version 4.5 of its iPhone app, adding automatic dropped call reconnection, toggles to opt-in or opt-out of marketing when registering and emergency call redirection. This means that both the iPhone and iPad apps now feature...
Skype brings automatic dropped call recovery and emergency call redirection to the iPhone

Zynga releases Running with Friends where players can flee the Pamplona Bulls of Spain

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Zynga has a new game in the Apple App Store called ‘Running with Friends’. The firm has not turned to fitness apps but has presented a first person social chase game based on fleeing from the bulls of Pamplona and it looks to be very similar to Temple Run. Naturally,...
Zynga releases Running with Friends where players can flee the Pamplona Bulls of Spain
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