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Foursquare: Swarm Is Handling the Majority of Check-ins Foursquare: Swarm Is Handling the Majority of Check-ins

Back in May, local recommendation and check-in app Foursquare decided that to survive and flourish, they were going to have to split apart. The company announced the launch of a new app called Swarm, one that would be tailored to …

Google Analytics Finally Gets an iPhone App Google Analytics Finally Gets an iPhone App

In pretty big good lord, finally news, Google has released a native Google Analytics apps for iOS. Available in 39 languages, Google Analytics for iPhone promised to let you “access all of your Google Analytics web and app data from …

Isis App Forced to Rebrand to Avoid Association with Terrorist Group Isis App Forced to Rebrand to Avoid Association with Terrorist Group

ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, is a jihadist militant group active in Iraq and Syria. Born out of al-Qaeda in Iraq in 2013, ISIS is known for its brutal rule in territories which it controls. Isis …

Facebook Messenger Gets an iPad Version Facebook Messenger Gets an iPad Version

In finally, that happened news, Facebook has released a dedicated iPad version of their Facebook Messenger app. The iPad version comes with most of the functionality of the iPhone app, allowing users to send messages, create group chats, employ Facebook’s …

Slingshot, Facebook’s Snapchat-esque App, Goes Global Slingshot, Facebook’s Snapchat-esque App, Goes Global

Facebook’s second attempt to capitalize on the popularity of the ephemeral message (after the first one, Poke, failed), Slingshot, is now available internationally. “Since we launched last week, we’ve heard from lots of people around the world who are excited …

Google Makes It Easier to Listen to the Music You’re Seeking Google Makes It Easier to Listen to the Music You’re Seeking

If you’re in the US and an Android user, Google has just made it super easy to listen to the music you’re searching for. Now, when you look up bands and musicians in Google search, Google will display a new …

Yo Gets the Only Review You Need to See: Y? Yo Gets the Only Review You Need to See: Y?

With tens of thousands of users, millions of communications, and over a million dollars of new funding – the hottest app on the block is Yo. If you haven’t been following the whole Yo thing, I’ll devote about a sentence …

Slingshot Kind of Makes Penisless Photos Appear to Contain Penises Slingshot Kind of Makes Penisless Photos Appear to Contain Penises

For those of you who love Snapchat but really wish it made it just a little bit tougher to receive messages, Facebook has launched a new app called Slingshot – the one they accidentally pushed out last week and then …

Angry Birds Transformers Mash-up Is a Real Thing That’s Happening

Because the world needed the word ‘Deceptihog’, Rovio and Hasbro have teamed up once again to bring you a new Angry Birds mashup that will spawn a new game, a new product line, and more branded toys. This time, it’s …

Amazon Appstore Now Has Over 240K Apps Amazon Appstore Now Has Over 240K Apps

Amazon announced that its Amazon Appstore selection of apps has nearly tripled year-over-year, and that it now has over 240,000 apps and games, which are available in about 200 countries. This seems like something the company might want to play …

Tinder Goes All Snapchat with New Ephemeral Photos Tinder Goes All Snapchat with New Ephemeral Photos

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Snapchat must be all hot and bothered right now. Continuing on the trend of apps turning to ephemeral messaging, dating app Tinder is about to debut a brand new feature called …

Instagram Update Brings Ten New Editing Tools, Like the Ability to Adjust Filter Strength Instagram Update Brings Ten New Editing Tools, Like the Ability to Adjust Filter Strength

Instagram has always been about the filters. The ability to alter a photo with one simple click and make it look a million times better is one of the main reason people use the app. Sure, it’s now a busting …

Apple, Eternal Wet Blanket, Bans Popular Weed Firm App Apple, Eternal Wet Blanket, Bans Popular Weed Firm App

Eternal wet blanket Apple has removed the most popular free app in their App Store. Of course, that seems like a strange thing to do until you know what the concept of that app was, and remember exactly how Apple …

LifeLock Wallet App Removed From Mobile Stores LifeLock Wallet App Removed From Mobile Stores

LifeLock, the company that promises customers safety from credit and identity theft, has temporarily shut down one of its services. The company has taken down its LifeLock Wallet app from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon’s mobile app …

Facebook Reportedly Launching New Snapchat Competitor, Possibly Soon Facebook Reportedly Launching New Snapchat Competitor, Possibly Soon

It appears that Facebook hasn’t yet given up on its dream of having its own app for ephemeral messaging. According to a new report from Financial Times, the company is very close to launching yet another attempt at a Snapchat …

Instagram Likes Will No Longer Be (Embarrassingly) Shared to Facebook Instagram Likes Will No Longer Be (Embarrassingly) Shared to Facebook

Here’s an example of how a single social networking action can produce drastically different results on two different social networks. Imagine you’re scrolling through your Instagram feed and you come across a photo of your friend on the beach. Aw, …

Swarm, Foursquare’s New App for Check-Ins and Friends, Is Now Available: Here’s What You Need to Know Swarm, Foursquare’s New App for Check-Ins and Friends, Is Now Available: Here’s What You Need to Know

Earlier this month, popular location app Foursquare announced that they would be splitting the core functions of the app in two, creating an entirely new app called Swarm that primarily deals with check-ins, friends, and the real “social” aspects of …

Flappy Bird Returning in August with Multiplayer Flappy Bird Returning in August with Multiplayer

As 2014 was just beginning, a new craze was taking over the smartphone-using world. It was a simple, addictive, yet highly difficult little game called Flappy Bird. It became such a sensation that its creator, Dong Nguyen, decided he “just …

WhatsApplebee’s Is Your New, Exclusive Chat App for Brewtus Lovers WhatsApplebee’s Is Your New, Exclusive Chat App for Brewtus Lovers

The problem with most social networks is that they aren’t exclusive enough, and they don’t center on specific interests. Same goes for some messaging apps. What if you only want to talk, anonymously, to people that share your love for, …

Facebook Kills Mostly-Dead Poke and Camera Apps Facebook Kills Mostly-Dead Poke and Camera Apps

Facebook has officially killed two apps that were already mostly dead and hadn’t been updated in forever–Poke and Camera (or Camera•, to be precise). If you try to find either in the App Store, you’ll come up empty handed. Facebook …

Foursquare Finally Moves Beyond the Check-In by Ditching It Foursquare Finally Moves Beyond the Check-In by Ditching It

Foursquare has been incredibly quiet since late last year. In December, the company touted 45 million users and $35 million in new funding–but since then they’ve made little to no waves. No major updates, and no big changes. Well, now …