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Facebook iOS app will get Chat Heads feature very soon

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One of the core features of Facebook Home for Android, Chat Heads, is coming to iOS. Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer said Tuesday that Facebook’s iOS app is being updated with the messaging feature and pushed to the iOS App Store “this week.” Chat Heads is a feature that allows persistent...
Facebook iOS app will get Chat Heads feature very soon

Ning Goes Premium

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The past two months have been tumultuous for social network platform Ning. In March, longtime CEO Gina Bianchini was replaced by COO Jason Rosenthal. And less than three weeks ago, Ning’s bubble burst — the company laid off 40% of its staff and killed off its free service. Today the...
Ning Goes Premium
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OS X 10.9 to debut at WWDC with 'core features' from iOS

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OS X 10.9 to debut at WWDC with 'core features' from iOS

Startup lesson #2: Don't ignore the enablers

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[Editor's note: Seattle entrepreneurs Barry Chu and Dave Cotter share some of their startup lessons in starting the new mobile app SquareHub. The three-part series is running this week on GeekWire, starting yesterday with their thoughts about minimum viable products. In part two, they'll talk about how they determined product features....
Startup lesson #2: Don't ignore the enablers
Searching your data? Recollect is making backup and browsing beautiful

How do the Xbox One and PS4 controllers stack up?

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Now that both Sony and Microsoft have had big coming out events for the next-gen consoles, the public finally has a real understanding of what we'll be holding for the next few years. Neither controller is extraordinarily different from the current generation, but they both have refined and tweaked core...
How do the Xbox One and PS4 controllers stack up?

Twitter Updates iPhone and Android Apps: Improves Discover Tab, Search & Push Notifications

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Twitter just announced the latest updates to its mobile apps for Android and iOS. With these updates, these apps get a number of much-needed new features, including an improved Discover tab, better support for search and support for push notifications for interactions. These new push notifications now let you know...
Twitter Updates iPhone and Android Apps: Improves Discover Tab, Search & Push Notifications
Big Tech: Resiliency, Risk, and a Good Compass: Tools For the Coming Chaos

Google launches web ad promoting its iOS presence, encourages iOS developers to do work that 'matters'

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Since the removal of YouTube and Maps as preloaded Google apps within iOS, Google has been especially adept at developing its own set of iOS apps. We’ve previously detailed how Google wants to own the iOS ecosystem on the apps level, providing users with an alternative universe to most of...
Google launches web ad promoting its iOS presence, encourages iOS developers to do work that 'matters'

Foursquare's new Windows Phone 8 app is slick, clean, and exactly what Microsoft needs

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale As with a child’s first years, every little Windows Phone development demands its own bit of fanfare. The latest update comes from Foursquare, which is updating its Windows 8 app. The app, which Foursquare says is optimized for...
Foursquare's new Windows Phone 8 app is slick, clean, and exactly what Microsoft needs

Camera+, a Top-Selling iPhone App, Expands to iPad

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Camera+, an iPhone camera app that has been a top seller in the App Store for years, expanded to the iPad on Thursday. Not many people shoot photos with an iPad, but the core features of the app are its editing suite and integration of Apple's iCloud online storage service....
Camera+, a Top-Selling iPhone App, Expands to iPad

The Spotify For India, Saavn Brings Streaming Music Service To Feature Phones

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Saavn, a startup that’s been called the Spotify for Indian music, has launched a J2ME mobile app, tailored for feature phone handsets from Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, and Motorola. Saavn is also announcing six new languages for its iOS, Android and Web apps including Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, and Gujarati. Saavn...
The Spotify For India, Saavn Brings Streaming Music Service To Feature Phones

From forum concept to reality: The Auxo Jailbreak tweak sets the standard for iOS app switching

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Multitasking has been a part of iOS for a number of years — coming to third-party apps in 2010 with the launch of iOS 4.0 — but iOS device users have often lamented at the lack of innovation in the implementation of Apple’s app-switching features. In early October, designer @Sentry_NC wowed...
From forum concept to reality: The Auxo Jailbreak tweak sets the standard for iOS app switching
Xamarin 2.0 Lets Developers Write iOS Apps With Visual Studio, Introduces Free Starter Edition

Tweetbot for Mac

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It’s finally here! (sort of) Tweetbot for Mac is finally available! However it may not be quite as you had hoped. Developing for the Mac is no easy task, especially a full-featured Twitter client. However, we’ve gotten to a point where while not complete, it is useable. We’ve decided to...
Tweetbot for Mac

Twitter Improves Discover Tab To Surface More Interesting Content, Promises To Make It “Magical”

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One of the core features of Twitter’s redesign last year was the addition of the Discover tab in the web and mobile interface. Today, the company is launching its first major update to this feature. The new and improved Discover tab, says Twitter, will now begin to surface more personalized...
Twitter Improves Discover Tab To Surface More Interesting Content, Promises To Make It “Magical”

The Verge app now available for Android and iOS!

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You've waited, you've watched, you've sent angry letters to our homes and offices — and now the day is finally here. Yes, The Verge has been unleashed in the App and Play Stores, and you can go and download version 1.0 of our mobile apps right this moment. We've...
The Verge app now available for Android and iOS!

Apple's WWDC Is Coming: Here Are the 7 Things That Actually Matter

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Photo via t-gaap.com. Apple's big, annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicks off Monday in San Francisco. Expect a variety of announcements covering the Mac, iPhone and iPad. Here's what's actually worth paying attention to. 1. iOS 6 iOS is Apple's most important platform: The iPhone, iPad and iPod touch represent...
Apple's WWDC Is Coming: Here Are the 7 Things That Actually Matter
The multihour iMessage outage (today's, that is) continues

Joomla And WordPress: A Matter Of Mental Models

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  Open-source content management systems (CMS) are a large family of Web applications, but if we’re looking for stability, performance and average technical requirements, we’ll come up with a handful of options. In the past, choosing the “right” CMS was a matter of the project’s requirements, but now this is...
Joomla And WordPress: A Matter Of Mental Models
Open Source Gaming Backend OpenKit Plans Private Beta Launch Tomorrow, Raises Another $100K
LinkedIn turns 10, celebrates 'Cinco de LinkedIn'
BlackBerry Q10 review

After Getting Acquired by Google, ReMail Goes Open Source

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Just about a month after acquiring the popular iPhone email client reMail, Google and the reMail team have decided to open source the application's code. While current reMail users were able to use the app, Google decided to pull the application from the App Store after the acquisition. Given that...
After Getting Acquired by Google, ReMail Goes Open Source
Apple launching Final Cut Pro X campaign to win back skeptical professional users
Newsblur launches iPad app, aims to compete with Google Reader (exclusive)

Facebook, Microsoft, Mozilla form W3C group to clean up the mobile web

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Citing severe mobile fragmentation and unstandardized standards, Facebook, Mozilla, Microsoft, Samsung, Verizon, Intel, and almost every player in the mobile space — except Apple and Google — have announced at Mobile World Congress 2012 that they’ll be forming the W3C Core Mobile Web Platform (Coremob) Community Group. This group will...
Facebook, Microsoft, Mozilla form W3C group to clean up the mobile web

Windows Phone 8 detailed: It’s like Windows 8, but not quite

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Thanks to a leaked video — a video that Microsoft made for Nokia — we now have almost complete details of Windows Phone 8 (WP8). From deep Windows 8, Skype, and SkyDrive integration, through to the addition of NFC “wallet” payments and BitLocker encryption, it sounds like Windows Phone 8...
Windows Phone 8 detailed: It’s like Windows 8, but not quite

Windows 8 on ARM to keep desktop, get Office 15

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Microsoft's Windows lead Steven Sinofsky in an elaborate breakdown Thursday ended rumors and confirmed that Windows 8 on ARM would support a conventional desktop. Users could still have access to the file system, desktop Internet Explorer 10, and "most" other core features as their x86-running counterparts. Office 15 would carry...
Windows 8 on ARM to keep desktop, get Office 15
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