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Facebook for iOS 5.3 includes photo album selection, faster Timeline and News Feed

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Facebook today released an update to its iOS application that improves the speed of the app and includes a new feature for users to upload photos to an album. The iOS update comes on the heels of an overhaul of the Android app earlier today with natively built features to...
Facebook for iOS 5.3 includes photo album selection, faster Timeline and News Feed

Gmail users can now automatically generate Calendar entries

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Google has started rolling out a new feature in Gmail that lets users create Google Calendar entries from their email messages....
Gmail users can now automatically generate Calendar entries

Facebook adds icons and links to status updates

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The social network is rolling out a new feature that throws an icon and link to any status update having to do with a movie, TV show, or book. These will also show up in user timelines. [Read more]...
Facebook adds icons and links to status updates
SoundCloud's size does matter, but it's not the only metric to watch

Blog Post: Full-res photo and video backup now available worldwide for Windows Phone 8

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[This post was written by Aaron Sauvé, a senior program manager on the Windows Phone camera and photos team. -KC] One great feature of Windows Phone 8 is its ability to save full-resolution backup copies of your pictures and videos on SkyDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage service. It's an option that...
Blog Post: Full-res photo and video backup now available worldwide for Windows Phone 8

Facebook adds new emotion selection tool, making it easier to converse

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See that? That's a new feature on Facebook's status box, which has started to roll out this morning after earlier testing in January. It's also covering up a pretty depressing note from a friend underneath, who would've undoubtedly selected "sad" if he were to have recognized said feature before...
Facebook adds new emotion selection tool, making it easier to converse
No longer just questions and answers, Quora introduces user blogs
Reddit's new multireddit feature brings a massive change to its front page

Flash analysis: Xbox One

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On Tuesday, May 21, Microsoft raised the curtain on its first new gaming console in nearly seven years: the Xbox One. In order to better understand how the Xbox One is being received by the larger tech community, we surveyed GigaOM’s own readership on the new offering. So which new...
Flash analysis: Xbox One

Civil Fucking Conversations, Finally

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It's hard to say what I hate worse: the disjointed nature of trying to have a conversation on Twitter, or blog comments. Actually, no it's not. It's clearly blog comments. They are quite possibly the worst and most useless thing on the internet. But both of the aforementioned things...
Civil Fucking Conversations, Finally
Google adds horizontal carousel for web based iPad searches about local places
Facebook launches Messenger for Android app for non-Facebook users, allows sign ups with just a phone number

Balanced rolls out a new bank payment option for merchants to get paid

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Just days after announcing that Wells Fargo customers would receive same-day payments through its Payouts API, Balanced has launched “Balanced Bank Payments” service, a new payment option that functions as a white-label API for bank account payments. Basically, what it does is enable people to pay with their bank accounts...
Balanced rolls out a new bank payment option for merchants to get paid
Google shows off Google+ content recommendations for mobile sites on Android & iOS

Cobook updates its iOS app so users can sign-up and share Livecards without a Facebook account

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Cobook, a contacts management app for the iPhone and OS X, is continuing to develop its Livecards feature with an iOS update that removes its dependency on Facebook account integration. Cobook started life as a contacts book app for Mac users, but has since migrated to iOS as a replacement for...
Cobook updates its iOS app so users can sign-up and share Livecards without a Facebook account
Facebook Messenger update brings Chat Heads to most Android phones

See What's Trending Where: Twitter Trends For 200 Global Locations

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Have you ever wanted to see Twitter trends for a certain location? Well, now you can see them for 200 locations total. This week Twitter announced the ability to see trends for more locations. This new feature allows a Twitter user to switch locations and see trending topics in that...
See What's Trending Where: Twitter Trends For 200 Global Locations

Google ports Chrome OS app launcher to the Chrome browser Dev channel on Windows; Mac and Linux coming soon

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Google on Wednesday announced a significant bridge between Chrome and Chrome OS: the app launcher, a little window that features all your apps in one place. The company has ported the dedicated “home for your apps” from Chrome OS to its Chrome browser. As of today, the new feature is...
Google ports Chrome OS app launcher to the Chrome browser Dev channel on Windows; Mac and Linux coming soon
Tumblr updates iPhone app with Photosets and other picture-friendly tweaks
Xamarin 2.0 Lets Developers Write iOS Apps With Visual Studio, Introduces Free Starter Edition

Slides in Google Drive now work offline

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Google just announced that Google Drive users can now create, edit, comment, and present slides without an Internet connection—as long as they use the Chrome browser or Chrome OS. A similar offline function currently exists in Google Docs, and so Google clarified that users will not have to change any...
Slides in Google Drive now work offline

APP WATCH: Exec, Your Online Personal Assistant

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Not everything in the development world is about building a new feature for an app that will help you take better photos. Here's a look at an app that's bringing real-world services into the app ecosystem....
APP WATCH: Exec, Your Online Personal Assistant
Latest Dropbox beta now lets you import your entire iPhoto library

Kontagent gives mobile app makers the tools to track and increase the lifetime value of a user

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Kontagent, a company that provides enterprise-level mobile in-app analytics to companies that build and distribute mobile applications, today announced two new features to its platform that should allow companies to better segment their user base and track revenue per user over individual accounts. The new capabilities allow for the following: user groups can...
Kontagent gives mobile app makers the tools to track and increase the lifetime value of a user

Apple announces 'Activation Lock' theft deterrent feature for iOS 7 ahead of gov't meeting on rising smartphone crime

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Ahead of a meeting with government officials later this month to discuss how Apple could prevent increasing smartphone crimes, Apple today introduced a new feature for called ‘Activation Lock’ that it says will be a “a really powerful theft deterrent” when released later this fall in iOS 7. We...
Apple announces 'Activation Lock' theft deterrent feature for iOS 7 ahead of gov't meeting on rising smartphone crime

Google+ extends its reach into Blogger comments

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We haven't been hearing a whole lot about Blogger amid all the changes at Google in recent months, but the company hasn't entirely forgotten about the pioneering blogging platform it acquired way back in 2003. It's today introduced Google+ Comments for Blogger, a fairly self-explanatory new feature that will...
Google+ extends its reach into Blogger comments

Microsoft applauds Facebook's people-centric Home, but 'humbly suggests' you get the real deal

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Facebook’s unveiling of Home yesterday appears to have ruffled a few feathers over at Windows Phone HQ. Frank Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft, has criticized Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s new feature for its underlying similarities with the Windows Phone mobile operating system. In a blog post...
Microsoft applauds Facebook's people-centric Home, but 'humbly suggests' you get the real deal

This Latest Google Now Ad Has Me Hating Siri

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Google’s ad campaigns haven’t always been the best. Remember that silly Google+ ad that tried to put a romantic spin on Circles, only to make it look like a whole lot of work? Well, the search firm has stepped up their game for the latest Nexus 4/Google Now ad,...
This Latest Google Now Ad Has Me Hating Siri

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

Balanced releases its Payouts API as a standalone offering giving access to next-day ACH deposits

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Marketplace payment service Balanced has announced the official release of its Balanced Payouts, a standalone API that allows developers to tap into next-day ACH deposits . While not a new feature for the company, it is the first time it has been released on its own — previously it was part...
Balanced releases its Payouts API as a standalone offering giving access to next-day ACH deposits
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