All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Apps’

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 army of neat little stickers, and of course, VoIP calling – which the company rolled out in January of 2013. …

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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 to give Slingshot a try. Starting today, we’re expanding our initial launch and making Slingshot available internationally,” says the Slingshot …

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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 “listen on your apps” section inside the results box. These link will allow you to immediately start listening to that …

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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 to bringing you up to speed. Basically, Yo is an app that allows users, with a single tap, to send …

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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 quickly pulled. Like Snapchat, Slingshot allows you to send ephemeral messages to other people. Unlike Snapchat, Slingshot requires that you …

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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 the Transformers. “We’re really excited to combine the iconic Transformers universe with the quirky world of Angry Birds” said Blanca …

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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 up as it prepares to unveil a new smartphone, which it is expected to do this week. Last year, Amazon …

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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 “Moments,” which will allow you to share short-lasting photos with your matches. You’ll be able to take a photo (or …

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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 community of users that care about it as a pure social network–but in order for it all to work, amateur …

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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 feels about adult content and basically anything fun. The app was called Weed Firm, and it let players–well–run their own …

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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 store. LifeLock cited security concerns as the reason for the app’s removal. In a blog post issued last week, LifeLock …

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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 clone. FT says that the app is being called Slingshot (internally, at least), and could hit app stores as early …

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