All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Apps’

Jimmy Kimmel and the Ol’ Scented iPhone Gag [VIDEO]

So, scented iPhone notifications are totally a thing – as in a real thing that exists. A Japanese company has produced what they call Scentee, a product that attaches to the headphone socket of your device and emits a scent whenever you receive a notification. The product works with a companion app, which tells it when to give off an …

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Twitter Forces Image, Vine Previews In-Stream

Twitter has just announced an update for iOS, Android, and the web that’s all about putting more content in your actual tweet stream. “We want to make it easier for everyone to experience those moments on Twitter. That’s why starting today, timelines on Twitter will be more visual and more engaging: previews of Twitter photos and videos from Vine will …

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E-Cigarette Ad Pops Up Inside Kids iPad Game

If you asked the world’s second-largest tobacco company about their new marketing strategies, I’m going to assume that they wouldn’t include running ads in kids apps in their response. Nevertheless, an ad for Vype, the first e-cigarette marketed by British American Tobacco, recently appeared as an in-app advertisement in a kids iPad game. The ad was spotted and tweeted out …

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You Can Finally Edit Your Vine Videos

Today, Vine released an update on both iOS and Android that probably includes the the most useful new feature since the app’s launch back in January. Starting today, you can now edit your Vine videos before you post them. Vine is calling it “Time Travel,” and it allows you to delete, reorganize, and even replace each individual shot of your …

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Facebook for iOS Gets Post Editing, Photo Comments, and More

Facebook has just launched an update to their iOS app that brings post editing, photo comments, and more to the experience. First up, and most importantly (in the eyes of most, I’m sure), you can now edit both your posts and your comments on Facebook for iOS. A few weeks ago, Facebook unveiled post editing on the web and on …

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Pinterest for iOS Gets Some New Swipe Gestures

Pinterest has just released a minor app update that not only brings it more in line with other iOS 7 apps (in terms of flatter, simpler design), but also adds new swipe gestures. Starting today, you can now swipe to the left or right to cycle through all of the pins on your feed. “To try it out, tap any …

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Tinder Gets Its Own ‘Social Network’-Inspired Creation Story

Swipe-focused dating app Tinder is apparently helping people find the loves of their lives. Some have argued that the app has even solved the problem of online dating for women. I bet you were dying to know the story – the real story – behind one of the hottest matchmaking apps around. No? Ok. That’s good, because this is just …

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Google Maps for iOS Updated with Faster Navigation, More Languages

Google has just launched an update to their Google Maps for iOS, one that brings faster navigation with the help of a new route mini-map and a “tricks and tips” guide that helps users make the best of the app. First up, you now have a mini-map when selecting your routes: Google has also added a “tips and tricks” guide …

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To Keep the Service Free, Duolingo Is Now Powering CNN & BuzzFeed’s Translations

Duolingo is two things, really. It’s a language-learning app, for one. But it’s also a giant crowdsourced translation hub, as the very students (users) who learn new languages with the app are the ones helping to translate site and documents all over the web. Duolingo has just announced that they have increased the focus and intensity of that model by …

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Instagram Yanks Option to Turn Off Video Autoplay a Week After Announcing Ads

In oh Instagram, I see what you’re up to news, you can no longer disable autoplay for Instagram videos. For the more visually inclined, you used to have this option… And now you don’t. Now, you only have an option to toggle the pre-loading of videos to “always” or “Wi-Fi only” It appears that Instagram snuck this into an update …

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Facebook’s App Family Is About to Get Some Updates [REPORT]

According to sources familiar with the situation, 9to5Mac is saying that Facebook is “preparing major update” to a bunch of the apps in its purview. This includes the basic Facebook for iOS, the Facebook Messenger app, and Instagram. First off, prepare for Graph Search on your Facebook for iOS app. A couple of months ago, Facebook pushed Graph Search to …

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Foursquare Brings Real-Time Recommendations to iOS

Foursquare has just announced that their new style of real-time recommendations are now being pushed to some iOS users through an app update released today. “When you arrive someplace, we can tell you something great there (like the best thing to order, or a money-saving special). With this release, we’re turning real-time recommendations on for a small batch of people …

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