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Pinterest Makes Pins More Than Pretty Pictures

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Pinterest tonight said it would be showing directly on its site information like pricing and availability of pinned products, cook time and ingredients for pinned recipes, and ratings and casts for pinned movies. It’s a totally obvious move that will make the popular bookmarking site more useful and less inspirational...
Pinterest Makes Pins More Than Pretty Pictures
Twitter.com just stopped displaying app names in tweets; here's why

John McAfee's secret location may have been revealed by Vice journalist

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Granted access to the fugitive millionaire, magazine apparently neglects to remove location data from photograph's metadataOne of the few journalists entrusted with the story of on-the-run multi-millionaire John McAfee may have accidentally revealed his location in a story published Monday.McAfee has maintained close contact with a select audience of people...
John McAfee's secret location may have been revealed by Vice journalist
Pinterest Debuts New Copyright Attribution with Flickr, Behance, and Others

NSA Insists It Doesn't Have 'The Ability' To Spy On American Emails, Texts, Etc.

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Earlier this week, we wrote about an excellent and detailed article in Wired about the efforts by the NSA to collect and store pretty much all communications data they could get their hands on -- whether originating in the US or not (despite clear rules that the NSA is only...
NSA Insists It Doesn't Have 'The Ability' To Spy On American Emails, Texts, Etc.

Leaked secret court order forces Verizon to pass call data to NSA

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Verizon must hand over millions of records of phone calls to the National Security Agency (NSA), according to a leaked secret court order. According to the instructions, Verizon must provide call records and "telephony metadata" for calls it handles between people in the United States and international phone numbers, as...
Leaked secret court order forces Verizon to pass call data to NSA

Is PRISM Precipitating A Bitcoin Sell-Off?

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Bitcoin has experienced a fairly massive drop in value over the weekend and into this week, moving from a peak of $118 on June 7 to a low of $89 on June 9. While precipitous drops and dizzying highs aren’t unusual for the cryptocurrency, BTC watchers are pointing to the...
Is PRISM Precipitating A Bitcoin Sell-Off?

John McAfee confirms he is in Guatemala after all, and is planning a press conference tomorrow

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It was only yesterday that we reported that man-on-the-run fugitive John McAfee was claiming to have falsified the metadata of a photo that placed him in Guatemala. Well, it seems he IS in fact in Guatemala after all, after exiting Belize with the aid of “many supporters. He says: “I...
John McAfee confirms he is in Guatemala after all, and is planning a press conference tomorrow
Like Google Docs, But With More Conversation: Huddle Updates Its Content Sharing Platform With Social Layer

Google uses computer vision and machine learning to index your photos

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Tags are so 2008. Google doesn't want you to waste time tagging your photos, except for the people in them. The web giant wants to be able to recognize more abstract concepts like "sunset" or "beach" automatically and attach that metadata without further input. In yet another post I/O...
Google uses computer vision and machine learning to index your photos

Path uploads your entire iPhone address book to its servers

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Path uploads your entire iPhone address book to its servers 8 Feb 2012 – Singapore It all started innocently enough. I was thinking of implementing a Path Mac OS X app as part of our regularly scheduled hackathon. Using the awesome mitmproxy tool which was featured on the front page...
Path uploads your entire iPhone address book to its servers
Facebook releases Zuckerberg e-mails in “fraudulent shakedown” case

ASO (App Store Optimization) Is The New SEO, And Here’s A Tool To Do It

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What’s the hardest thing about building a successful mobile app? If you answered “building a mobile app,” you’re wrong. It’s getting your app found. With over 600,000+ iOS applications, and now some 450,000 on Android, the real challenge for developers is having their app surfaced higher than hundreds of other competitors in...
ASO (App Store Optimization) Is The New SEO, And Here’s A Tool To Do It

Twitter apps gain access to 'Top Tweets' with new API metadata

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Twitter will soon give developers the ability to filter messages by popularity and language....
Twitter apps gain access to 'Top Tweets' with new API metadata
Leaked Apple device IDs likely stolen from digital publishing company, not FBI

Everyone's Up In Arms Over Instagram's Terms Of Service They Didn't Read In The First Place

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It never fails. No one actually reads the various terms of service for the different online services you use, but when someone finally does -- out of boredom or (more likely) because the terms are changing (yet again!) -- it's not uncommon to see sudden mass outrage. It seems to...
Everyone's Up In Arms Over Instagram's Terms Of Service They Didn't Read In The First Place

Will Twitter Ads Be 140 Characters or Less?

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Well folks it looks like the days of advertising free tweeting may finally be coming to an end. The rumors are flying around regarding the ad platform that Twitter has in the works and is testing. Everyone is “atwitter” with this change and for good reason. Of course, until...
Will Twitter Ads Be 140 Characters or Less?

Push notification and the Beginner’s Mind

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Push notification and the fabric it creates are about what comes next. Not what we know, but what we’re about to know. The next step, the one we’re about to take, the moment when the foot is in the air and hasn’t yet figured out exactly where to land. It’s...
Push notification and the Beginner’s Mind

Criminal Nabbed By His Own Food Porn

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We've covered the trespasses of stupid criminals here before. Bank robbers who brag about their actions on YouTube, for instance. Or thieves on the lam uploading pictures containing their whereabouts to social media sites. It seems at times that these guys and gals are just trying to get caught. But...
Criminal Nabbed By His Own Food Porn

Fujitsu outs ScanSnap iX500 scanner with iOS and Android apps, improved speeds

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Fujitsu's been making scanners for years now, and it's even figured how to bypass the PC altogether so that you can send files straight to an iOS or Android device. The last time it released a phone-friendly scanner, though, it was more of a portable device, one that was...
Fujitsu outs ScanSnap iX500 scanner with iOS and Android apps, improved speeds

Grab NovaPDF Printer Free, Normally $20 [Downloads]

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NovaPDF creates a "printer" that exports any web page, document, or anything else print-able to a PDF file, and can pull some neat tricks like appending to an existing PDF. Through the Digital Inspiration blog, you can grab a "Lite" copy free.NovaPDF is certainly far from alone in offering a...
Grab NovaPDF Printer Free, Normally $20 [Downloads]
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Just Vehemently Denied Giving The Government Direct Access To Facebook Servers
Bookboard Launches App To Encourage Children To Read More By Limiting Their Choices
Nexus devices slowly getting Android 4.2.2 (but you can get it now)

Instagram lays framework for monetization, sharing info with Facebook in ToS update

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Facebook and Instagram will be able to get a bit cozier under that new shared roof beginning early next year. On January 16th, the photo sharing site's new Terms of Service will go into effect, enabling the network to share information, content and usage stats with "businesses that are...
Instagram lays framework for monetization, sharing info with Facebook in ToS update

Wikimedia, New York Organizations Share in Knight Foundation Mobile Contest Riches

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Ever wish that Wikipedia was more easily searchable from your old cellphone, or that the site’s mobile page came in more languages? Perhaps not, at least if you’re a smartphone-carrying, English speaking citizen of the capital-w West. On the other hand, if you’re one of the millions of people coming...
Wikimedia, New York Organizations Share in Knight Foundation Mobile Contest Riches

Windows Phone Dev Centre will now allow multiple XAPs for the same Windows Phone 7 and 8 app

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Here is an interesting development for Windows Phone Developers. The latest improvements to the Windows Phone Dev Centre allows developers to basically publish two different apps for Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 under the same name, with different app descriptions and screen shots. This allows developers to...
Windows Phone Dev Centre will now allow multiple XAPs for the same Windows Phone 7 and 8 app

Nuance adds Rovi's metadata to Dragon TV, becomes annoyingly good at TV trivia

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Nuance, of Dragon TV fame announced today that it was licensing Rovi's (formerly known as Macrovision) metadata for its talky-TV platform. Once integrated, the application will be able to marshall far more information than it currently can -- enabling it to give answers to queries like "Who plays Chuck...
Nuance adds Rovi's metadata to Dragon TV, becomes annoyingly good at TV trivia

Dan Snow says apps can 'radically change the way we work in schools'

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TV historian's timeline-based second world war iPad app reflects his passion for interactive media"I can only assure you, I have all the zealoutry and passion of a convert," says Dan Snow over a crackly telephone line from Rome, where the TV historian is filming his next series. The passion, in...
Dan Snow says apps can 'radically change the way we work in schools'

Forensics and Facebook: How Cernam Plans to Collect Social Network Evidence

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There's been a bit of a firestorm lately over employers seeking Facebook passwords. Despite the outrage, employers occasionally have a legitimate need for access to documents in their employees' social network and online service accounts. Cernam, a company that specializes in digital investigations, is looking to help employers dive into...
Forensics and Facebook: How Cernam Plans to Collect Social Network Evidence
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