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Hipster CEO Also Apologizes For Address Book-Gate, Calls For “Application Privacy Summit [Guest Post]

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The following is a guest post from Hipster CEO Doug Ludlow, following yesterday and today’s revelations that select apps were uploading user’s entire address books to their database. We blew it, we’re sorry, and we’re going to make it right. It’s Hipster’s goal to provide a fun and beautiful service...
Hipster CEO Also Apologizes For Address Book-Gate, Calls For “Application Privacy Summit [Guest Post]

Apple Releases Public Beta of New Messages App for OS X

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Alongside today's OS X Mountain Lion news, Apple released a public beta version of its new Messages app for OS X for existing users. Set to replace iChat in OS X Mountain Lion, the new Messages app integrates features of iChat and FaceTime and adds compatibility with the iMessages service...
Apple Releases Public Beta of New Messages App for OS X
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Amazon cuts its S3 storage costs to further incentivise new and existing users

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Amazon has announced it has cut the cost of its S3 Cloud storage service for users of its small and medium storage tiers, passing on a minimum 10% saving to new and existing subscribers. Noting the change in an official blog post, Amazon recognises the huge growth its S3 service...
Amazon cuts its S3 storage costs to further incentivise new and existing users

GDrive at last? Google reportedly ready to launch online storage service

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Rumors of Google launching a cloud storage service known as "GDrive" have been coming and going for years, with no actual product ever making its way to consumers. But the Wall Street Journal says Google is, finally, perhaps only weeks away from launching the service, now simply called "Drive."...
GDrive at last? Google reportedly ready to launch online storage service

Tweetbot updated to version 2.0 with revamped single-tap UI and new features

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Developer Tapbots just dropped an updated version of its popular third-party Twitter iOS client. is quite a significant update with dozens of new features and changes, and first impressions seem to be positive. Perhaps the biggest enhancement in the update Tweetbot is the update timeline view, which refines the...
Tweetbot updated to version 2.0 with revamped single-tap UI and new features

Finally: RIM Releases PlayBook 2.0 OS; Email, Android Support Included

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By most accounts there aren’t very many people out there in the world using PlayBooks, but for those that are, or are considering the purchase of one, comes some good news: RIM has finally updated the OS to include two services that have been long discussed and much anticipated: integrated...
Finally: RIM Releases PlayBook 2.0 OS; Email, Android Support Included

RIM finally rolls out BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 with integrated email and Android support

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RIM has announced that the second version of the OS for its much-maligned BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is rolling out today – chances are that it’s too late to do much good for the device’s long-term chances on the market though. The headline feature of PlayBook OS 2.0 is an integrated...
RIM finally rolls out BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 with integrated email and Android support

Instagrille brings Instagram to your Windows PC

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Instagram was finally…FINALLY…launched on Android on Tuesday, which was probably as much a relief for co-founder Kevin Systrom as it was the hundreds of millions of users on Google’s mobile operating system. I can’t imagine how tired he must’ve gotten answering the same question over and over and over… With...
Instagrille brings Instagram to your Windows PC

Check-In App Forecast Runs Out Of Money And Will Shut Down On July 1

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With the growth of more location-based mobile apps, there is some inevitable shakedown, too: the latest of these is that check-in service Forecast will be shutting down its app and website, effective July 1, because its developers, Hurricane Party, have run out of money. The news hasn’t been posted yet on Forecast’s...
Check-In App Forecast Runs Out Of Money And Will Shut Down On July 1

Flip To Hand Over Sharing Platform Flipshare To Givit, Users Have 30 Days To Transfer Content

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The writing was on the wall for Flip, but when Cisco decided to shutter its rather popular Flip video camera business in April 2011, the company promised a smooth transition for existing users. That said, Givit video sharing service will be integrating with Flipshare, Flip’s online video sharing platform, to...
Flip To Hand Over Sharing Platform Flipshare To Givit, Users Have 30 Days To Transfer Content

Free calling app Viber hits BlackBerry, Windows Phone (but without the free calling)

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Viber Media, the company that it is challenging Skype and a plethora of cross-platform communication app makers with its free calling, texting and photo sharing application for mobile phones, is doubling the number of platforms it supports. Already available for iOS and Android, and used by over 50 million people,...
Free calling app Viber hits BlackBerry, Windows Phone (but without the free calling)

There will be over 53 million iPad users in the US by year end: eMarketer

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This morning, conveniently on the first day of WWDC week, digital marketing and media research agency eMarketer published some projections about the market share of Apple’s iPad tablet(s) in the United States. According to eMarketer, iPad use will nearly double this year, with an increase of 90 percent to 53.2...
There will be over 53 million iPad users in the US by year end: eMarketer

Baidu guns for Google with ‘Baiduizing’ ROM for Android smartphones in China

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Chinese search giant Baidu has set its sites on rivalling Google in China with the release of a ROM that takes Android-powered phones, replacing Google’s suite of services with its own. Baidu unveiled its new smartphone push earlier this month, when it announced details of an Android-based cloud-centric operating system,...
Baidu guns for Google with ‘Baiduizing’ ROM for Android smartphones in China

Adobe confirms it won't support Flash on Android 4.1, stops new Flash installs from Google Play on August 15th

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Adobe was very public about dropping mobile Flash last fall. In case that wasn't clear enough, the developer just drew a line in the sand: Android 4.1 doesn't, and won't ever, get certification for Flash. The company is stopping short of saying that Flash won't run, but it's evident...
Adobe confirms it won't support Flash on Android 4.1, stops new Flash installs from Google Play on August 15th

Firefox 13 Arrives With New Home Page And New Tab Page, SPDY Support

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Most Firefox updates over the last few months were relatively minor. Firefox 13, which is now available for download and which will go out to existing users tomorrow, is a bit different. This update actually introduces a number of consumer-facing updates that finally bring some of Firefox’s features up to...
Firefox 13 Arrives With New Home Page And New Tab Page, SPDY Support

Microsoft Takes On Dropbox With SkyDrive For Windows, Mac and iOS

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SkyDrive, Microsoft’s online storage service, is one of the core elements of the company’s cloud strategy. Today, Microsoft is taking the wraps off a number of new SkyDrive apps, including a Dropbox-like desktop integration for Windows and Mac (OS X Lion only). With this, SkyDrive will function like any other...
Microsoft Takes On Dropbox With SkyDrive For Windows, Mac and iOS

AVG's MultiMi launches publicly to help manage social profiles quickly, easily and safely

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AVG Technologies, provider of Internet and mobile security to 114 million active users, today announced that the free social desktop app MultiMi has emerged from beta testing with a major update as a safe and smart way for people to manage their social media activities. We first looked at MultiMi in...
AVG's MultiMi launches publicly to help manage social profiles quickly, easily and safely

Facebook gets even more aggressive with photo sharing, acquires the Lighbox team

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As if Facebook wasn’t already aggressively attacking the photo sharing space with its purchase of Instagram, Lightbox co-founders Thai Tran & Nilesh Patel have announced that their team is joining Facebook and closing down the service entirely on June 15. With this move the team is officially “no longer accepting new signups.”...
Facebook gets even more aggressive with photo sharing, acquires the Lighbox team
Square adds encryption to its Square reader

SkyDrive app for Windows Phone gets 2.0 update, reduces free storage capacity

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Microsoft has updated its SkyDrive cloud storage and sharing app for Windows Phone -- you know, the one that offers more free storage than a certain competitor. New features include a batch-select tool to make moving files around easier while on the go, the ability to directly manage folder...
SkyDrive app for Windows Phone gets 2.0 update, reduces free storage capacity

New ‘radically simplified’ WordPress is on the way

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Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress and Automattic (see disclosure) says that the service is preparing for a significant change of direction — by releasing a much simpler version designed to work on mobile. Speaking at the paidContent 2012 event on Wednesday, Mullenweg said that he had been hard at...
New ‘radically simplified’ WordPress is on the way

Facebook Messenger For Windows Desktop Chat Client Launches After Leaking

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You might spend more time using Facebook if you didn’t have to leave a browser window open, so today Facebook officially launches its Messenger for Windows free downloadable desktop client. But since an early tester leaked the download link in December and Facebook responded by making it publicly available, you...
Facebook Messenger For Windows Desktop Chat Client Launches After Leaking
Windows Phone 8 vs. iOS vs. Android: One giant leap for Microsoft

Sprint Won't Charge Customers for FaceTime Over Cellular [iOS Blog]

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While AT&T hasn't yet decided whether or not it will charge users for using Apple's FaceTime video-chat service over its cellular network, Sprint says it's customers can use the service free of charge. Reports the Wall Street Journal: Sprint Nextel Corp., which still offers unlimited data to new and existing...
Sprint Won't Charge Customers for FaceTime Over Cellular [iOS Blog]

How To Choose The Best Cloud For Your Data

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We compared the leading cloud storage services on per-gigabyte pricing, sure. But there are a few tricks and tools for each service you probably don't know about.Four of the world’s biggest companies would seemingly do anything to give you gigabytes of free space on their servers. For anyone who remembers...
How To Choose The Best Cloud For Your Data

Task-Tracking Service iDoneThis Wants You To Know How Awesome You Are

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It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, and sometimes you’ll bust your tail without so much as a “well done!” to show for it. Deep down though, who doesn’t want a little bit of ego-stroking every once in a while? That’s exactly what prompted the folks at iDoneThis to team up...
Task-Tracking Service iDoneThis Wants You To Know How Awesome You Are

37signals phases out online information management tool Backpack, no longer accepts new customers

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After recently auctioning off its web designer directory Sortfolio, collaboration and communication software maker 37signals has apparently also decided to put information management tool and to-do list organizer Backpack to rest. The company is no longer accepting new Backpack customers, though existing users can still log in and continue to...
37signals phases out online information management tool Backpack, no longer accepts new customers
Ghost town watch: People spend more time monthly on MySpace than Google+

This Could Shake Things Up: Google's M&A Team Wishes It Had Bought Twitter (GOOG, FB)

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A source briefed on Google's mergers and acquisition plans tells us that Google's corporate development team openly regrets not pushing upper management to buy Twitter "when they could." That is, before Twitter raised $800 million at an $8 billion valuation last fall. This source says that team believes Google is...
This Could Shake Things Up: Google's M&A Team Wishes It Had Bought Twitter (GOOG, FB)
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