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Alien Blue Is Now Reddit’s Official iOS App

Alien Blue, the hands down best way to browse reddit for iOS users, is now a part of the reddit family. Reddit has just announced the acquisition of Alien Blue, and with it a slight rebranding a price structure shift. Not a name rebranding – just a logo. It’s still going to be called Alien Blue as opposed to taking …

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Tic-Tac-Go Scales Up Classic Game by Turning It into a Check in-Driven Scavenger Hunt

It’s highly likely that you’ve spent countless school days, work meetings, and beach hangouts casually scribbling games of tic-tac-toe. It’s highly unlikely that you’ve ever played it like this. A new app called Tic-Tac-Go mixes tic-tac-toe with city hopping, check-ins, and photo sharing to provide a fun and unique take on the classic game. It’s a location-based scavenger hunt, where …

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Checking in with Swarm Just Got Much Easier

If you’re an iOS user who loves to check-in with Foursquare’s Swarm app, but feel it’s too much effort to open the app and tap a few buttons – then today is your lucky day. The new version of Swarm is out, and in it is a widget designed for super fast check-ins. Once you enable the widget, all you …

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Facebook May Soon Wade into Healthcare

When I say preventative care applications and health support communities, you say … Facebook? Facebook, eternal tracker of all things you, is planning a move into the healthcare realm. That’s the word from Reuters, who quotes the omnipresent “people familiar with the matter”. There are three of them this time. Apparently it’s serious, as Facebook has already held meetings with …

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Google Analytics Adds Audience Features For Apps

Google announced that its Audience Demographics and Interests Reporting and Remarketing features are now available for apps in Google Analytics. The Audience Demographics and Interests Reporting feature will enable developers to see how different user segments engage and monetize. “And it’s more than just data,” the company says in a blog post. “Analysts and developers can blend audience demographic and …

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Douchebags Are Using Pics of Their Bank Accounts for Their Tinder Profiles

With the trend of posing with tigers for your profile pic on the decline, Tinderbros are looking for other ways to impress the ladies. And since a dick pic is only going to work with a small, possibly non-existent subset of the population, some date seekers are apparently turning to the next best thing – dickish pics. Yes, if you …

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Facebook Attempts to Debunk Messenger Myths

When it comes to its Messenger app and the continued backlash, Facebook really wants to set the record straight. The Next Web spotted a big, unavoidable alert inside Facebook for iOS which directs users to a page called Messenger: Myths vs. Facts. There, Peter Martinazzi of the Messenger Team attempts to clear up one of the main issues that has …

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Snapchat’s $10 Billion Valuation ‘Not Absurd’ Says Twitter CEO

Reacting to the news that ephemeral messaging app Snapchat was moving fast toward a $20 million investment from Kleiner Perkins at a $10 billion valuation, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is defending it – calling it “not absurd.” “Crazy growth, clear monetization path, & one of the best social product thinkers out there,” he tweeted. Snapchat at $10b not absurd. Crazy …

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Flappy Bird Creator Returns with Another Impossible Game

Dong Nguyen, the guy who created one of the most addictive and polarizing mobile games in recent memory and then yanked it out from under everyone, has just launched his follow up effort. Swing Copters is now available on iOS and Android, and it borrows some of the same look and feel of Nguyen’s crack-like offering, Flappy Bird. Swing Copters …

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Uber Launches API, Affiliate Program for Developers

Uber thinks that “any app with a map is a potential Uber API partner” – so with that in mind, the on-demand car company is opening the Uber API to all developers. Uber is launching the API with eleven flagship partners who have already begun to use it –  Expensify, Hinge, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Momento, OpenTable, Starbucks, Tempo Smart …

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Foursquare Check-ins Are Now Dead for Windows Phone Users Too As Swarm Launches

Foursquare warned you a couple weeks ago, and today’s the day. Swarm, Foursquare’s check-in-devoted app, is now available on Windows Phone. That means that checking in on the main Foursquare app is on the way out (if your check-in functionality hasn’t already been disabled). “We’re so excited to announce Swarm is now available to download on Windows Phone. It’s the …

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Millennials Are Really Into Snapchat

That about says it. Millennials, categorized by comScore as those aged 18 to 34, have a new favorite toy in the social media realm. According to comScore’s most-recent Mobile Metrix, Snapchat is now the third most-popular social app for millennials. It boasts 32.9 percent penetration, trailing only Instagram and Facebook (43.1 percent and 75.6 percent, respectively). That means that more …

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