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Waze Adds AMBER Alerts

Thanks to a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Google-owned Waze traffic app will now feature AMBER alerts. “As of this writing, AMBER alerts have helped safely recover 728 children. We are proud to help expand the AMBER alerts program’s reach and eager to see the benefit Wazers can provide in making communities safer places,” …

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Google Glass Gets Android Notifications

Google announced the launch of a new notification sync feature for Google Glass, enabling users to see Android app notifications on the device. The feature mirrors a similar one on Android Wear, the platform used by Android smart watches. Google sets the scene in a Google+ update: “Max sent you a WhatsApp message, marycam81 tagged you in a photo, your …

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Twitter.com Adds New Real-Time Notifications

Twitter announced that it’s adding new real-time notifications to Twitter.com, so that you can more easily interact with those engaging with your tweets. Logged in users will get notifications when someone has replied, favorited, or retweeted one of their tweets. You can also choose to get them for direct messages and new followers. “They’re fully interactive, so that you can …

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Pinterest Launches Price Drop Notifications, Will Email You When Your Pins Get Cheaper

Pinterest is about to make shopaholics very happy. Today, the social networking site announced that they will now be monitoring price drops on products and notifying users of this via email. Back in May, Pinterest introduced what they called “more useful pins.” Basically, Pinterest added more information to certain types of pins – recipes, movie reviews, and most relevant to …

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Facebook Might Be Putting Mobile Game Ads Into Your Notifications Tab

Late last year, Facebook introduced a new type of ad called mobile app install ad. The ads, which would appear on your mobile news feed, would take users to the App Store or Google Play page for that app. Now it looks like Facebook might be bringing more ads to its mobile app. Britt Selvitelle, one of the founding engineers …

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Chrome Beta Gets Faster, Adds Notifications

Google Chrome already holds the distinction of being one of the fastest, if not the fastest, browsers around. Now Google is working to make it even faster with the latest update to its Chrome beta client. Google announced that Chrome 28, which is currently available in the beta channel, speeds up the browser with a new threaded HTML parser. What …

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Facebook Suggests Advertising Popular Posts with Notifications to Page Admins [UPDATED]

Facebook is doing more and more these days to get pages to promote their content, and it seems that they company has now expanded that push to notifications. We noticed a new type of notification this morning, one that comes from Facebook and informs you that a certain post on a page on which you’re an admin is “performing better …

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Facebook Seems To Be Having Some Notification Issues

A lot of people are complaining about issues with Facebook notifications. Specifically, some users of Facebook’s Messenger app are having problems. We’re seeing complaints that people using the app are getting notifications for old messages. One user of the iOS app tells WebProNews the app keeps alerting them to previously sent, old messages. This person says that from about ten …

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Facebook Tries Pestering You to Post a Status with a Push Notification

Apparently, Facebook is trying to get people to engage with the network with a new push notification that asks them to post an update. “Name, tell friends what’s on your mind. Post an update,” reads the new iOS notification. Here’s a screenshot of the new push notification, via Bijan Sabet: Facebook confirmed to Mashable that the new push notification is …

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Learn How To Design Android Notifications

There’s a time and place for every notification in Android. Consumers won’t be happy if you constantly spam them, but smart notification design is key to enhanced engagement. Learn more about it in this week’s Android Design in Action. This week’s video tackles not only notification design, but the design process behind Google Now: Join Nick Butcher, Adam Koch and …

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StumbleUpon Makes Email Notification Changes

Update: There are reports of some phishing scam emails going around based on the email described in this article, though I currently have an email in my inbox, which appears legit. I’m reaching out to StumbleUpon for additional info. Either way, be cautious if you receive such an email. You can still go to your StumbleUpon settings and see the …

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Facebook Glitch Brings Up the Ghosts of Groups Past

If you woke up this morning, logged onto Facebook, and saw some long-forgotten remnants of the past – you’re not alone. Many users have complained that they are now seeing old groups on their accounts, and even receiving notifications from groups that they had previously removed themselves from. It looks like something went wrong in Facebook land and the company …

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