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Meet (or Don’t Meet, Optimally) a New Anti-Social App, Hell Is Other People

In Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialist play No Exit, one of the damned souls concludes that “hell is other people.” Nearly 70 years later, that quote has inspired a new app that helps you be as anti-social as possible. The app, Hell Is Other People, leverages Google Maps and Foursquare API to help users avoid all contact with people that they know. …

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Instagram Finally Gets People Tagging with ‘Photos of You’

Instagram is borrowing another feature from Facebook today, as they are rolling out true people tagging for both iOS and Android. With the updated apps, you’ll be able to add people to photos for the first time. All you have to do is snap your picture, apply your favorite filter, and in the publishing phase of the process you’ll see …

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Facebook Home Has 47% 1-Star Reviews in the Google Play Store

Well the reviews are in for Facebook’s OS-lite “app family” Android takeover, Home, and it’s not looking great – to say the least. Since hitting the Google Play store on Friday, nearly 4,000 users reviews have been logged (3.955). And out of those nearly 4,000 reviews, nearly half of them have given the app group a 1-star rating. Just over …

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What’s Going on with Google Now for iOS?

So, what the hell is happening with Google Now for iOS? According to conflicting reports from people on each end, it’s stuck in some sort of non-existent approval limbo. Speaking at the Big Tent Summit in India earlier, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt made a sort of off-handed remark about Google Now and whether we’ll be seeing it pop up …

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Flickr Becomes More Like Instagram On iOS

Just yesterday, Yahoo released a major update for its email client that promises “speed, ease of use, and cross device availability.” Now the company is updating its other core Web property – flickr. Yahoo has released two major updates for flickr today – one for iOS and the other for the Web version. The iOS app received much of the …

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Facebook In Final Testing Phase For Native Android App

Do you use the Android Facebook app? Are you constantly frustrated with how slow and buggy it is? The app has seen a few updates that have alleviated some of the problems, but it’s still a mess. iOS users got an updated Facebook app back in August while Android owners were left to fend for themselves. After a month of …

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Facebook Makes Campaign 2012 More Social with New “I’m Voting” App

Let’s say you’re someone who has strong feelings about politics and all aspects of the 2012 Presidential race. Good, it’s nice to care deeply about things. Let’s also say that you like to make your policial leanings well known to all. Well, that can be a mixed bag. With that in mind, Facebook and CNN have teamed up to make …

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[Update] Google I/O App Outs Pinterest For Android

Update: A Pinterest spokesperson sent us this statement: “We’re excited about the Android platform and are working hard on building a great app. However, we don’t have plans to announce anything @ I/O.” They’re still going to be there according to I/O app, but they apparently won’t be announcing the app. Your guess is as good as mine now. Original …

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Jailbreak App Display Recorder Comes to Apple Store

An app that was previously available only on jail-broken phones has made its way to the app store. The App is called “Display Recorder” and does just that — records video and audio of the phone’s screen in real time. The app is similar to Cydia, which does the same thing but is only available on jail-broken phones. Apparently this …

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My Xbox Live Comes To Android, Updated For iOS

You may remember that Microsoft announced SmartGlass last week during its E3 press conference. The basic gist is that people will be able to use any smart device running any software including iOS and Android to get additional info on their game or movie. It’s a great concept and Microsoft may be making their first move into that area today. …

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Newslook CEO Fred Silverman Discusses Newslook For iPad

The rapid increase in the pace of technological development over the last decade has had a profound impact on a variety of industries. The music, movie, television, and even book publishing industries have all gone through – or are still in the middle of – their own little revolutions as they struggle to cope with the effect that the internet …

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Google Translate For Android Gets Text-To-Speech In 40 Languages

I’m sure you’re all familiar with Google Translate by now. The admittedly flawed tool does its best to provide an accurate translation of Web pages for those of us who couldn’t pay attention during our classes on ancient Latin and its influences on modern romance languages. We’re not talking about the Web version though. The Android app has seen a …

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