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Instagram alternative Tadaa introduces edge detection to blur photo backgrounds

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It’s been some time since we first looked at photo-sharing app Tadaa, which we noted at the time builds on Instagram’s template with more Twitter-like features for social photographers. Instagram may have gone on to dominate the filter/sharing/social photo-app realm, and it even has that billion-dollar Facebook acquisition to boast,...
Instagram alternative Tadaa introduces edge detection to blur photo backgrounds

Take the stress out of previewing your Web designs to clients with Mocku.ps

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The work designers go through to create the perfect site in Photoshop / Fireworks / Pixelmator is tough enough. If the entire process is a breeze for you, you probably aren’t doing your job. When the time comes to finally send your mockups back to your client, it can be nearly...
Take the stress out of previewing your Web designs to clients with Mocku.ps

FocusTwist app for iOS gives you Lytro-esque refocusable images

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Arqball has just released the FocusTwist app for iOS that lets you selectively focus after taking an image -- without investing $400 in a Lytro light field camera. It works by automatically taking several shots with different focus points from your iPhone's camera, delivering the best results if you...
FocusTwist app for iOS gives you Lytro-esque refocusable images
Harrowing image of Palestinian funeral named World Press Photo of the Year
Microsoft brings true, background multitasking to Windows Phone 8

Skype disables People Hub in latest Windows Phone 8 release

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Microsoft's Skype has disabled People Hub in the latest version of its application for Windows Phone 8 because the feature has reportedly been causing issues with device stability. "We are working with the Windows Phone team to resolve the issue and to enable the integration again in a future...
Skype disables People Hub in latest Windows Phone 8 release

10 Quick Tips To Make Your Draw Something Art Suck Less

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We asked artist and designer Jon Williams for Draw Something art advice. Here are ten tips he offered that will make your art less shameful on the app. You can follow Williams' art on Instagram or Twitter @puffpuffdub. Sit somewhere and if possible put your device down on a...
10 Quick Tips To Make Your Draw Something Art Suck Less
First Planck results: the Universe is still weird and interesting

Apple's 'iPhone 5': Why Apple would want to change the iPhone's screen size

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Apple is set this week to have one of its classic big announcements, widely expected to be the launch of the next iPhone. The company, of course, is very tight-lipped about what it's debuting and when. But it left a fairly big clue about what it's planning on its invitation...
Apple's 'iPhone 5': Why Apple would want to change the iPhone's screen size
Want to see the market potential of Vine? Check out Mass Relevance's new socially driven digital mosaic

Meet Jon Wiley, Google Search's Lead For User Experience, Humor, And Easter Eggs

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Want to understand your users? Take an acting class, says Wiley, who, among other important tasks, is responsible for hiding Blade Runner and Zork references in Google products. Jon Wiley leads the User Experience Team for Google Search. The fact that you're probably puzzled by that job description--isn't there...
Meet Jon Wiley, Google Search's Lead For User Experience, Humor, And Easter Eggs

Facebook Home for Android ready to download on April 12th

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Facebook has officially announced its previously leaked, social network-based launcher, one that is said to center the experience around people rather than apps. The Facebook Home launcher replaces the typical home screen seen on Android, and brings conversations with contacts to the foreground, rather than leaving them confined inside individual...
Facebook Home for Android ready to download on April 12th

Leica Mini M camera pictured ahead of June 11th launch

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There's a mysterious new Leica coming next month, and now we know what it looks like. The German camera maker teased its new model, dubbed the Mini M, with an image of a generic black box posted last week. It looks like a French iPad app spilled the beans...
Leica Mini M camera pictured ahead of June 11th launch
Anyone Who Believes In "Mobile First" Needs To Look At This Photo
Skype arrives on Windows Phone

Windows 8 power management will 'focus on the foreground'

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In the latest blog in Microsoft's excellent series on Windows 8 development, the company goes into detail on its new operating system's power management practices. There's an intense amount of detail, but Microsoft focused on the concept of "focus on the foreground" — Metro apps will act much like...
Windows 8 power management will 'focus on the foreground'

iOS: Apple Unveils New Tricks for Background, Video & Audio Apps

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Apple is showing off its iOS 4 all week in San Francisco and this evening one session will demonstrate some new audio and video capabilities that developers can incorporate into their apps. Smart backgrounding and customization are the name of the game. Developer and former Apple employee Dan Burcaw will...
iOS: Apple Unveils New Tricks for Background, Video & Audio Apps
Two and a half years of one man's computing life, visualized in gorgeous prints

iOS alarm clock app Suno hopes to bring a dawn at your fingertips

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Suno means “sun” in esperanto, and it is the name that talented Spanish designer Jacobo Ibarrez chose for its alarm clock iOS app. Its slogan? “A dawn at your fingertips.” One of the differences between Suno and other alarms is its awakening process: the app uses your iPhone screen and flashlight...
iOS alarm clock app Suno hopes to bring a dawn at your fingertips

Google touts Google Map API on new Morethanamap.com site

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Ken Hoetmer, Google Maps API Product Manager shows off Google’s new Mapping API website called Morethaamap.com Through morethanamap.com you’ll learn how developers can embed popular Google Maps features like Street View, public transit directions, location data, and advanced data visualization capabilities into their website or app. The interactive demos on morethanamap.com show how...
Google touts Google Map API on new Morethanamap.com site
Gift Guide: Hands-On With Lytro's Latest Features, Perspective Shift And Living Filters

10 Tips for Using Evernote Effectively

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Evernote is a tool for keeping track of, well, everything. At least everything as far as digital information goes, or information that can be digitized. Evernote comprises a Web-based service and clients for Windows, Mac OS X, mobile devices, and extensions for Web browsers. It's a service I've been using...
10 Tips for Using Evernote Effectively

Want better Wi-Fi? Maybe you just need a better router.

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With the explosion of connected devices in our home and more web-based services running in the background, foreground and even in the actual ground if you have some kind of Wi-Fi based garden sensor system, your router may be the most essential piece of equipment you don’t know that you...
Want better Wi-Fi? Maybe you just need a better router.
A first look and feel of Microsoft's first PC

RIM demos simple app switching in BlackBerry 10, slide to reveal

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BlackBerry 10 is no joke on the multitasking front. The QNX-based OS may be a long time coming, but it really is offering something for the modern user that needs to switch between several apps. Instead of going the task list route, as webOS and Android have done, RIM's...
RIM demos simple app switching in BlackBerry 10, slide to reveal

Adobe Introduces Lightroom 5 Public Beta, With New Features For Enthusiasts And Pros Alike

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Adobe’s Lightroom is probably the best software available when it comes to a photographer’s digital darkroom needs. The company has been putting lots of time and effort into building it into something that appeals to both pros and enthusiasts, and now it’s releasing Lightroom 5 beta, representing the fastest turnaround...
Adobe Introduces Lightroom 5 Public Beta, With New Features For Enthusiasts And Pros Alike
Here's A Photo Of Sergey Brin Teaching Bloggers How To Use Google Glass (GOOG)
Anonymous Calls For A CISPA Blackout... But Nobody Listens
Can We Agree That The Bridge Blow-Up Scene In Dark Knight Rises Is One Of The Most Amazing In Movie History?

The CamBoard Pico Wants To Take On Leap Motion, Offers Full Depth Gesture Control In A Smaller Package

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Gesture control is heating up, with a host of new entries finally following Microsoft’s example with the Kinect, including Leap Motion and MYO. A German company called pmdtechnologies has also been in the space for a few years (they’ve been working on their tech for 10 years, in fact),...
The CamBoard Pico Wants To Take On Leap Motion, Offers Full Depth Gesture Control In A Smaller Package
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