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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Apps’

Facebook Will Probably Continue to Pump Out Standalone Apps

You know how you used to be able to use Facebook Messenger and Facebook proper on the same app – the main Facebook app – until the company decided that people needed a standalone app just for Messenger? Well, that sort of ‘unbundling’ is likely to continue. Hey, you wanted it, apparently. That’s the word coming from one Facebook exec. …

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Instagram Adds a Handful of New Filters

Instagram has launched an app update today, and it brings with it five new filters which the company describes as its “best yet”. Joining the filter lineup today are Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Aden and Perpetua, which “soften and subtly shift colors”. The last time Instagram added new filters was way back in December of 2012, alongside a major update to …

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DUI App Lets You Play Games to Show You How Drunk You Are

Sometimes, a good dose of reality can help you make a better decision – especially when it’s the reality that you’re too drunk to beat a simple memory game. The state of Maryland is looking to crack down on DUIs with the help of a new app. It’s called ENDUI, and it’s free on both iOS and Android. The app …

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Twitter Wants to Track Which Apps You Have on Your Phone; Here’s How to Stop It

Twitter has just added a section to its security & privacy terms that explains how the company is about the start “collecting and occasionally updating the list of apps installed on your mobile device”. Re/code first spotted the updated page, which explains Twitter’s ‘App Graph’ and what it means for you. In short, Twitter is occasionally checking in on which …

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HBO GO Is Finally Available on Xbox One

Back in November of last year, Microsoft unveiled the list of streaming video apps that would grace the Xbox One. Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant, VUDU, Crackle, and Redbox Instant were on the list, but HBO GO was only given a “coming soon” designation. Well, today’s finally the day. Xbox One owners can now stream HBO content with HBO GO. …

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You Had to Download a Standalone Facebook Messenger App Because Tapping One Tab Was Too Hard

If you want to know exactly why you have to have two Facebook apps to do what one Facebook app could do before, well, Mark Zuckerberg is here to tell you. Kind of. Speaking on a live Facebook Q&A, Zuckerberg fielded a question about his decision to unbundle the main Facebook app and split Messenger off to a separate, standalone …

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Tinder Is Getting an Undo Button, But It’ll Cost You

Tinder is one of the hottest dating apps around – in fact, it’s just one of the hottest apps around period. Despite this, Tinder doesn’t make any money. As we learned a couple of weeks ago after then-CEO Sean Rad hinted at a premium service – that’s all about to change. Well, it looks like Tinder’s ready to launch its …

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The Messaging Apps You Use the Most Are Woefully Insecure

It’s likely that every single day, you use a messaging app to communicate with friends and family. It’s also likely that the messaging app you’re using is unequipped to protect your privacy. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has just released a scorecard featuring 39 messaging apps ranging in popularity from the relatively small Silent Phone and CryptoCat to the ubiquitous …

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Changing an App-Focused Mindset to a Company-Focused Mindset

There is no doubt that starting a new business and leading it to growth and financial success is not an easy task to accomplish. The well-known statistic that one in three new businesses will fail is one that’s not based on hyperbole, but in a real way reflects the challenges and difficulties associated with successfully building a new business from …

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Taco Bell App Takes the Stress Out of Ordering Crunchwraps

Taco Bell has always been pretty good at using tech to promote its brand. Take the Taco Bell Twitter account, for instance, which routinely communicates with its 1.4 million followers in unique and often rather funny ways. Taco Bell has also historically been good at promoting new menu items via social media. Extending that commitment to selling cheap burritos via …

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Amazon Gives An Update On Fire TV

Back in April, Amazon unveiled its long-anticipated streaming device Fire TV. While the company has made a number of other hardware announcements since then (including a new phone and new tablet and Kindle device), we we haven’t really heard that much about Fire TV from the company since Gary Busey was being weird in the ad earlier this year. Today, …

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Shuddle Shuttles Your Kids Around, Uber Style

Any parent knows there’s simply never enough time in the day. Timmy needs to be at practice at five, but Susie has piano lessons at 5:30. Plus, you have a meeting to get to all the way across town. What to do? A new service, launching today in San Francisco, wants to be the solution. It’s called Shuddle, and it’s …

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