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Fast-Growing Photo Messaging App Snapchat Launches on Android

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Sometimes it’s the tiniest of tweaks that make one product seem totally different. Here is what the mobile app Snapchat does: allows users to take a photo with their phone, overlay a little bit of text, and send it to another user. The recipient can view the photo message for a...
Fast-Growing Photo Messaging App Snapchat Launches on Android
Shazam Can Now Identify Your Content In As Little As A Second

User takes shot at Instagram with proposed class-action suit

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Suit claims that not only is Instagram making a "grab for customer property rights" with tweaks to its terms of service, it's also attempting to cover its tail by prohibiting users from seeking legal relief. [Read more]...
User takes shot at Instagram with proposed class-action suit
SoundCloud's size does matter, but it's not the only metric to watch

Google Knowledge Graph coming to all English-speaking nations tomorrow, adds lists to results

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Google launched its contextual and intelligent search service, Knowledge Graph, only a few months ago. Till now, its been limited in its availability and, while most nations will still be left out, tomorrow it will becoming to all "English-speaking" countries. The ability to discern your intended search goal and...
Google Knowledge Graph coming to all English-speaking nations tomorrow, adds lists to results

Editor's Letter: Windows 8 gets its start back

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In each issue of Distro, Editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. There are times when you need to stay strong, ignore the criticism and do what you know is right. Then, there are some times when the masses are right and listening is the smart...
Editor's Letter: Windows 8 gets its start back

LG explains existence of LTE chip in Nexus 4

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LG has officially come forward with an explanation on why it included a 4G LTE chip in the Nexus 4. The official statement, which was originally offered to TechRadar, explains that the LTE chip is included in Google's new stock Android handset because the "powerful chipset is only available with...
LG explains existence of LTE chip in Nexus 4

Google+ Adds New Website Buttons & Badges On 2nd Birthday

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Google+ turns two years old today and is marking the occasion with new buttons and badges for websites, along with a few tweaks to its photo features. There’s also a special birthday logo that’s showing up only on plus.google.com (which you can see at right). As far as the new...
Google+ Adds New Website Buttons & Badges On 2nd Birthday

Apparent Gmail for Android 4.2 leak shows off pinch-to-zoom, swipe features

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If you've been desperate for new Gmail on your Android, a leaked APK obtained by Android Police -- that may or may not have come from one of those LG E960 Mako (alleged) Nexus phones that it seems everyone has -- is sporting some fresh tweaks. As seen in...
Apparent Gmail for Android 4.2 leak shows off pinch-to-zoom, swipe features

Android UI boss: Android only 'a third of the way' to where it should be

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Google’s (GOOG) Android platform has made great strides since it launched four years ago. It has grown to become the most widely used smartphone OS in the world by a staggering margin, and the look and feel of the platform have shifted dramatically in recent years. While Android 2.3...
Android UI boss: Android only 'a third of the way' to where it should be

Sony Alpha A58, NEX-3N press images possibly caught making the rounds

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We've already seen hints that Sony wants to rejuvenate its entry-level interchangeable lens cameras. Purported press images snagged by Digicam Info, however, support talk what could be an evolutionary yet meaningful refresh. The Alpha A58 you see above appears to only have minor ergonomic tweaks, but introduces a truly...
Sony Alpha A58, NEX-3N press images possibly caught making the rounds

How Smart Freelance Writers Handle Their #1 Hassle

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The life of a freelance writer is pretty sweet. It’s interesting, challenging work. You meet great people. You have a lot of freedom to organize your work life the way you want it. The pay can be excellent, and you get to make a living doing something you love....
How Smart Freelance Writers Handle Their #1 Hassle

Bing gives its social sidebar a makeover, makes it easier to find what you're looking for

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Even though it was only yesterday that Bing announced it was making some changes to the site's snapshot pane, today Redmond's search engine is coming back with a few additional tweaks. The most noticeable change is the redesigned social sidebar, which maintains its original purpose but trims a lot...
Bing gives its social sidebar a makeover, makes it easier to find what you're looking for
Social | 'Pics of My Homies' Is Changing Facebook's Search Engine

Google Plans to Add Filtering Improvements to Buzz

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The Wall Street Journal reports that more changes are planned for Buzz in response to user feedback, including the option to block conversations and other filtering features.Even as Buzz impressed some social media enthusiasts, it also angered some folks for various reasons — the most significant being that it’s a...
Google Plans to Add Filtering Improvements to Buzz

Not a fan of the new icons in Gmail? Here’s how to switch them back to text

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When we use a product daily we get used to how it looks and feels. For a product like Gmail, the experience of using it is so important since we spend hours upon hours checking our email every day. Gmail launched its new design last November and for the most...
Not a fan of the new icons in Gmail? Here’s how to switch them back to text

Rugby analytics: mining hidden insights from Six Nations performance data

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Statistics are now ubiquitous in baseball and increasingly so football, but the 2013 Six Nations sees rugby join the revolutionStatistics' courtship of sport has been lengthy and at times painful to watch, but the 21st Century has seen a breakthrough, and it's now almost impossible to watch any top level...
Rugby analytics: mining hidden insights from Six Nations performance data

Free Chrome extensions power up Gmail

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Gmail offers powerful customization options even if you don't install a single browser extension. You can switch keyboard shortcuts on and off, modify individual shortcuts, enable experimental features, and more. But there are some things even Gmail's extensive customization settings can't do, and that's where these free Chrome extensions...
Free Chrome extensions power up Gmail

Windows 7 Tweaks Software Overview

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Windows 7 tweaks can be applied either manually by manipulation the Windows Registry or by using one of the available tweaking programs that often offer comfortable access to hundreds of configuration settings. Hardcore users might prefer to apply all tweaks manually which has the advantage that they can be sure...
Windows 7 Tweaks Software Overview

Google's new search algorithm to crack down on "black hat webspam"

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Nefarious search engine optimizers be warned. Google is coming for you-again. Following previous changes to Google's ranking and page layout algorithms, the search giant is pushing yet another update to its algorithm this week with the hopes of curbing "black hat webspam" from creeping into search results. The change...
Google's new search algorithm to crack down on "black hat webspam"
After Being Removed For Porn, Photo-Sharing App 500px Is Back In Apple's App Store

Startup-PR Matchmaker AirPR Opens To The Public, As Data Begins To Reveal How To Fix A Broken Model

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For pretty much as long as long as anyone can remember, a relationship triangle, or a “love triangle” if you will, has taken shape between companies and the PR firms that represent them and the press that covers them — existing in some sort of recursive loop. Yet, while that...
Startup-PR Matchmaker AirPR Opens To The Public, As Data Begins To Reveal How To Fix A Broken Model

Twitter Tweaks For Better, Close-Up Photo And Video Viewing

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Right after launching video platform Vine, Twitter's making it easier to watch videos without ever leaving Twitter. Twitter just introduced a couple of tweaks that make it easier to share and view media within the platform. Now, you can view large versions of photos shared on Twitter without having...
Twitter Tweaks For Better, Close-Up Photo And Video Viewing

Microsoft, NYPD build new policing software, NYC takes 30 percent of the profit

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Microsoft is releasing the Domain Awareness System, a software kit, designed with the NYPD, for law enforcement agencies. Pulling together data from CCTV Cameras, radiation detectors and license-plate readers, it uses a detailed database to give instant tracking when things take a turn for the worse. It's also taking...
Microsoft, NYPD build new policing software, NYC takes 30 percent of the profit

THE TRUTH ABOUT JAILBREAKING YOUR IPHONE: It's Completely Worth It (AAPL)

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I've been an iPhone user for roughly a year, and when the Absinthe jailbreak came out a few weeks ago, I grabbed it and jailbroke my phone. I've been using my phone outside of Apple's reach ever since, and I think I'll keep it that way. Click here to see...
THE TRUTH ABOUT JAILBREAKING YOUR IPHONE: It's Completely Worth It (AAPL)

Series Seed, an Open Source Set of Investment Documents, Moves to GitHub

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If you’re involved in building software, there’s a pretty good chance you use GitHub, the social repository for software code known for the surprise round of funding it took from Andreessen Horowitz last year. Here’s something new going up on GitHub: Starting today, the latest version of documents from Series...
Series Seed, an Open Source Set of Investment Documents, Moves to GitHub

Instagram Adds Photo Maps, To Save You From Infinite Scrolling Through Food Pics

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Instagram’s new look. (Photo: Instagram’s blog) Guess the tiny team at Instagram (still a mere 14 people) isn’t letting the legal maneuvering around their acquisition become a distraction. The company just released incarnation 3.0 of its mobile photo-sharing app. The crucial change: The addition of Photo Maps, a new feature that will allow users to...
Instagram Adds Photo Maps, To Save You From Infinite Scrolling Through Food Pics
Roku HD, 2, and LT software update adds a wealth of performance improvements

Foursquare's Android app gets photo-focused, better post-checkin venue pages, iOS coming soon

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Foursquare has released an update for its Android app today that improves the look of venue pages both pre and post-checkin. The new pages feature photos much more prominently with a swipeable gallery at the top. The pre-checkin venue pages allow you to see a bunch of photos at once,...
Foursquare's Android app gets photo-focused, better post-checkin venue pages, iOS coming soon

LG Optimus 4X hands-on

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The quad-cores have arrived and the first out of the blocks is LG's sequel to its dual-core Optimus 2X. The Korean phone maker has apparently recruited its "best engineers "on this wafer-thin slab of power and it shows; the phone is light and slim. It's taken a detour from...
LG Optimus 4X hands-on
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