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Drawing Dicks with the Nike+ App Is the Only Way to Make Running Fun

The Nike+ running app tracks pace, distance, time, calories burned, and allows you to upload all that data online for everyone to see. It’s also the perfect tool for making running, an inherently boring and awful practice, moderately enjoyable. Because come on, who doesn’t love drawing dicks on things? This is that, but on a much larger, and more impressive, …

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Foursquare’s New, Still Check In-Less App Is Here

Foursquare went and pissed a bunch of people off when they decided to “unbundle” and separate the core functions of their main app into two apps. They relegated check-ins to a new app, called Swarm, and promised that Foursquare would relaunch in the summer as an app entirely devoted to local search and recommendations. Some with an if it ain’t …

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Twitter May Help You Figure Out Confusing Hashtags

Ever wondered what people are talking about when they use a hashtag like #OITNB? Are you confused by the #tcot hashtag that always seems to accompany Twitter’s most inane drivel? If you’re lost in a sea of hashtags, Twitter might be looking to help you out. The Wall Street Journal has spotted a test that Twitter is running in its …

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Foursquare’s New App Coming Next Week as Company Battles Backlash

Foursquare probably knew that unbundling its features and removing check-ins altogether from its flagship app would ruffle a few feathers. I guess the company maybe thought there was the off chance that people would take to Swarm, its new check-in only app, like people did to the original Foursquare app. But Swarm’s 1.5 star rating in the App Store and …

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Kim Kardashian’s New Game Is Making Crazy Cash

“Before you were famous, you were new to Hollywood,” is how the game “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” begins. Say what you want about Kim Kardashian, the girl who is known for being rich and famous for not doing much of anything, she certainly knows how to generate massive amounts of money. It’s been reported that her downloadable mobile game is earning …

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Indiegogo’s iOS App Goes Global, Android App on the Way

Crowdfunding company Indiegogo has just joined the ranks of those with a native iOS app, launching the new version Thursday morning. The app was first launched about a month ago in Canada only – but with today’s worldwide launch, we can finally say that Indiegogo has a real app. The app lets you browse and save campaigns, claim campaign perks, …

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Facebook’s Internet.org App Brings Free Internet to the Under-Connected

Nearly a year ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new initiative called Internet.org, with the stated mission of making the internet available to all (making affordable internet access available to the two thirds of the world not yet connected, in its words). Zuckerberg and his new group lamented that devices and data plans are too expensive, mobile networks are …

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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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