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Facebook’s app store being tested on iPhones

LocalSqr Announces Partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue On Employee Healthy Eating Program

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LocalSqr is an app that aims to encourage healthy eating by promoting locally grown food. The app locates farmers markets and other organic produce suppliers in your vicinity, and if you end up shopping at one of these locations often, it rewards you with a special discount you can redeem...
LocalSqr Announces Partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue On Employee Healthy Eating Program

Facebook tests 'Pages Feed' so fans can see all updates in separate stream

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Some Facebook users are seeing a separate “Pages Feed” where they can view all the updates from pages they Like in a single stream. This seems to be another move by Facebook to help users see more posts from pages they’re interested in. As activity from users and pages increases,...
Facebook tests 'Pages Feed' so fans can see all updates in separate stream

Twitter Is Working on a Google Glass Experience

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With its ability to act as a real-time firehose, Twitter is one of the most obvious uses for the upcoming Google Glass eyewear. Thankfully, according to Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ John Doerr, the company already working on bringing its social networking service to the platform. As part of the...
Twitter Is Working on a Google Glass Experience

Facebook continues to test ways to increase event RSVPs

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Facebook continues to implement tests that seek to make its events product more useful for event organizers and increase attendance. The latest test involves changing the RSVP option “maybe” to “interested.” There are also larger “join” buttons on some mobile stories about events. Users in the test group can indicate...
Facebook continues to test ways to increase event RSVPs
Life after Kickstarter: Daily Grommet supports projects after honeymoon ends

Ceton's Media Center Companion apps for mobiles hit RC status, add new features (video)

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Fans of Windows Media Center will have a new remote control option soon, as Ceton has pushed out some release candidates of its mobile device Companion apps. Beta testers should be seeing some new features including an updated program guide with infinite scrolling, plus universal search through the guide,...
Ceton's Media Center Companion apps for mobiles hit RC status, add new features (video)

Foursquare - I Wish It Was Better For Me...

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I've been using Foursquare for a few months now, and I'm impressed with the service on many levels. But I have to be frank - the most impressive thing about it - at least in this test group of one - is what it *could* be, not what it...
Foursquare - I Wish It Was Better For Me...

Google reveals Octane, adds to JavaScript benchmark suite

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Google's Chrome department has developed and released a new set of JavaScript benchmarks. Titled Octane, the new suite "aims to measure a browserís performance when running the complex and demanding web applications that users interact with daily." The new test group keeps the previous eight tests in the V8 suite,...
Google reveals Octane, adds to JavaScript benchmark suite

Facebook Is Testing Super Annoying Audio Alerts Whenever You Get A New Notification (FB)

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Facebook is testing a new alert system that gives you an audio notification when you get a new message, event invite, wall post, etc. It seems really, really annoying. VentureBeat's Sean Ludwig is lucky (or unlucky) enough to be in the test group for the feature. He confirmed with Facebook...
Facebook Is Testing Super Annoying Audio Alerts Whenever You Get A New Notification (FB)

Apple already investigating Mac OS X 10.7.3 CUI, application crashing issues

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This morning, news broke out that Apple’s latest Mac OS X update – 10.7.3 – includes an odd bug surrounding CUI and app crashes. A number of 10.7.3 users are reporting that applications are often crashing and are given error messages with “CUI” stamped on it (as shown in...
Apple already investigating Mac OS X 10.7.3 CUI, application crashing issues

Google adds same-site recommendations to +1 buttons, but only for platform preview testers

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On the eve of its I/O event, Google is continuing to roll out new features, one of which is expanded functionality for its ubiquitous +1 sharing buttons that can be found all over the web (and on this site). For users that are a member of its platform preview...
Google adds same-site recommendations to +1 buttons, but only for platform preview testers

Google announces beta testing and staged rollouts to help app developers pilot new features

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At its annual developer-focused I/O conference in California today, Google lifted the lid on a new testing service for Android app developers. The idea is that once you’ve already issued a successful, money-making app, you may want to trial new features within the app before launching it fully to the...
Google announces beta testing and staged rollouts to help app developers pilot new features

Free voice calling rolls out to U.S. Facebook users with iOS Messenger

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Facebook’s free voice calling service has begun rolling out to users in the U.S. after a trial in Canada that began earlier this month. As first reported by The Verge, voice calling will be made available to U.S. users with the latest version of Messenger for iOS starting today and...
Free voice calling rolls out to U.S. Facebook users with iOS Messenger

New link shows users more page posts and friend activity in News Feed

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Facebook users who want to see more posts and stories from friends and pages they’re connected to can access a more complete view of their News Feed at https://www.facebook.com/?sk=nf_all. The link, discovered by developer Tom Waddington, includes additional stories, such as those about friends adding new friends to their network or...
New link shows users more page posts and friend activity in News Feed

AVG Internet Security 2012 Review: Respectable Antimalware Capabilities

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AVG's security suite will protect your PC, but it can’t quite keep up with the best performers in our latest test group....
AVG Internet Security 2012 Review: Respectable Antimalware Capabilities
Virtually enlarged food tricks Japanese dieters into eating less

Sources: Adobe wrapping up CS6 development, public beta launching soon

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Demo of improved content-aware editing in Adobe CS6  According to previously reliable sources, Adobe is finishing up development on one of their largest Creative Suite updates in years, CS6. Adobe has been focused on CS6 development since mid-2011 and now development is winding down. This period has seen numerous...
Sources: Adobe wrapping up CS6 development, public beta launching soon

Twitter Who? LinkedIn Promotes Its Own People to Follow.

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LinkedIn launched a series of promoted accounts on Tuesday, culling a select group of high-profile people whom users can follow and receive updates from regularly. Yes, it’s sort of like Twitter. But if Twitter were only for following bigwigs like Sir Richard Branson, Tony Robbins even President Barack Obama. And...
Twitter Who? LinkedIn Promotes Its Own People to Follow.

Twitter announces Promoted Products for small business advertisers who use American Express

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Twitter has today announced a new advertising program specifically aimed at small businesses with an American Express card. The program appears to be designed as a test run for rolling out advertising options suited to smaller businesses on a larger scale. The test group will be small at first, with...
Twitter announces Promoted Products for small business advertisers who use American Express

It's Official: Teens Are Bored Of Facebook

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Teenagers are a good measure of what's "cool." Observing which apps they use and how they interact with technology can help the rest of us spot budding trends.  And lately it seems teens have grown tired of Facebook. Adam Ludwin recently launched a social photo album app called Albumatic. Before...
It's Official: Teens Are Bored Of Facebook
Twitter founder Ev Williams opens up new publishing platform Medium to all Twitter employees
Google Tests New Navigation: Lots Of Whitespace, No Sidebar Ads

Motorola Xoom WiFi's Jelly Bean upgrade arriving for regular users

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It looks like that test period was pretty short, as many Motorola Xoom WiFi owners who aren't in the select test group are reporting receiving OTA updates to Android 4.1.1 on their tablets. That makes the Xoom the first 10-inch tablet to see Jelly Bean, and the first around...
Motorola Xoom WiFi's Jelly Bean upgrade arriving for regular users
Facebook testing automatic photo upload feature on iOS
Facebook testing News Feed tweak that makes it harder to unfollow noisy friends

Oops: Google backtracks and revokes some Glass Explorer invitations due to non-compliance

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Google has announced that some of the invitations it sent out for its Glass Explorer test group will be revoked because not all accepted applicants meet the terms of the contest. The company put out a call for applications in February, allowing Google+ and Twitter users to express interest in...
Oops: Google backtracks and revokes some Glass Explorer invitations due to non-compliance

Facebook brings photo-syncing to iOS

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Some Facebook users now have the option to sync their iPhone photos to a private album on the social network. This feature was previously available for the Android app but is newly being tested on iOS. Photo syncing helps users save their mobile photos to the cloud and makes them...
Facebook brings photo-syncing to iOS

Facebook begins testing 'Collections' posts again with more retailers

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Facebook today began the second phase of testing a new “Collections” feature that lets pages post about their products and lets users save items they want, a spokesperson tells us. Collections posts are similar to photo albums but with more features specific to retailers. Collections include large images that users can...
Facebook begins testing 'Collections' posts again with more retailers

Facebook brings back 'Like Page' button for page post ads in desktop feed, not mobile

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Page post ads in the desktop News Feed once again include a “Like Page” button, which could make the unit effective for fan acquisition once again. However, the mobile version of the ad does not include the same call to action. Page post ads can be links, photos, videos, offers,...
Facebook brings back 'Like Page' button for page post ads in desktop feed, not mobile
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