All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Apps’

Snapchat Is Apparently Worth $10 Billion

Snapchat has been reported as the fastest-growing social app. It’s inspired an absolutely pointless ripoff from a huge international company. It’s so popular among teens that it’s making them lose their frickin’ minds. But is it really worth $10 billion? Apparently, according to a new report from Bloomberg. They quote people familiar with the matter who say that Snapchat is …

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Facebook Is Paying People Willing to Use Slingshot for an Hour or Two a Week

After recently reminding us that it exists, Facebook’s Slingshot ephemeral messaging app is looking for people to give feedback. And Facebook is willing to pay for it. “Want to help make Slingshot awesome? Earn at least $200 by joining our panel!” says a signup landing page. “We’re looking for people who use Slingshot to participate in a three month study …

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Spotify Adds an Equalizer in Latest iOS Update

Spotify has just updated its iOS app, and whadda ya know – there’s an equalizer now. Sprung out of strong support for the idea in Spotify’s community ideas pages, the new equalizer appears in the playback settings inside your app. Calling all audiophiles using iOS! Now you can use an equalizer for your tuning pleasure. #SpotifyEqualizer – pic.twitter.com/9BrRw63u5E — Spotify …

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Facebook Is About to Strip Chat from Its Main App, Move Everything to Messenger

We’ve known this was coming for a few months now, but the end of chatting on the main Facebook app is nigh. The company is urging users who have not yet downloaded the standalone Facebook Messenger app that they need to do so – soon. Users are being prompted to install the app when they try to access their messages …

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Chubby Checker, HP Settle the Most Important Penis-Centric App Lawsuit of Our Time

And a nation exhales. A lawsuit, brought against HP by rock and roll pioneer and world-famous Twister Chubby Checker, has been settled. The saga is over. In a case that was quite possibly constructed via Mad Libs, Chubby Checker sued HP in February of last year, claiming that the company had violated his trademark and associated it with “obscene, sexual …

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Foursquare Check-ins Are Dead, Users Now Prompted In-App to Download Swarm

As promised, it’s happened. Foursquare has eliminated the check-in functionality on their main app, ahead of a big redesign and refoucusing effort. If you try to check in using Foursquare, you’ll be prompted to download Swarm. As you might expect, Foursquare is fielding some concerns from users who are a bit perturbed that they now have to use two apps …

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Instagram Bolt? Leak Hints at New Photo Messaging App

It looks like Instagram may have accidentally spilled the beans on a new photo messaging app, titled “Bolt.” A banner notification was spotted by a handful of Instagram for Android users that said “Introducing Bolt – one tap photo messaging.” It quickly disappeared, but not before a couple of users snapped some screenshots. Did anyone else get this weird bolt …

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Uber Returns to Windows Phone

On-demand ride service Uber has just (re)launched on Windows Phone, meaning Windows Phone users won’t have to call rides via the mobile site anymore. Uber says the brand new app is “is optimized for the Windows Phone platform and reflects the complete Uber experience.” “Users will be able to open the Uber app on their Windows Phone anywhere in the …

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Check-in Out: Foursquare Officially Kills Check-ins

Just a few hours after touting Swarm’s success in becoming users’ go-to place for check-ins, Foursquare has announced that starting tomorrow, all check-ins will be moving to that app. For the first time since its launch in 2009, you won’t be able to check in using Foursquare. Back in May, Foursquare decided that to survive and flourish, they were going …

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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 handle the checking in aspect of the service – while transitioning the main Foursquare app into one entirely focused on …

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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 your mobile device, monitor recent changes with Real Time reports, and easily get your Analytics data anytime, anywhere.” Considering Android …

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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 is a mobile payments company born out of a partnership between AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon that competes with the likes …

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