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Foursquare Gives Locations a New Kind of Rating

If you think that star ratings are oftentimes faulty or unspecific indicators of a location’s true worth, the people at Foursquare agree with you. In order to provide what they think are better ratings, the company is now attaching a number score to locations when you find them via the Explore tab. Now, when you are browsing through the Explore …

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Facebook Gives Expanded Privacy Tutorial to New Users During Signup

Facebook currently boasts over 1 billion monthly active users, with more signing up every day. In order to help protect those users from the get-go and possibly avoid any future privacy quagmires, the company is now inserting a new privacy course into its new user tutorial. Here’s what Facebook had to say in a Privacy blog post: At Facebook, we’re …

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First Bad Piggies Update Announced [VIDEO]

Rovio, the makers of Angry Birds, today announced that the first content update for Bad Piggies is “coming up,” presumably soon. In the new episode, called “Flight in the Night,” the pigs have finally nabbed the eggs. Players will be challenged to create new vehicles to transport the eggs in one piece. The update includes 15 new levels and what …

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Wikipedia Gives Its Mobile Site New Type, Layout

Free online encyclopedia Wikipedia has just announced a major redesign to their mobile site, which brings features that have been tested in beta to the masses. This includes a navigational update to help with content exploration and a typographical update to help with readability. “The new navigation system is designed to make mobile features and settings more discoverable, paving the …

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Amazon Bolsters Parental Controls with FreeTime for Kindle Fire HD

Attention parents: Amazon is hoping that a new update to the Kindle fire HD makes you feel more comfortable about leaving your children alone with the tablet. In the latest over-the-air update to hit the device, Amazon is introducing Kindle FreeTime, which “provides a dedicated space for kids to interact with books, movies, TV shows, apps, and games.” FreeTime allows …

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iOS 6.0.1 Update Coming Soon, Fixes Annoying Glitch

It shouldn’t be long until iOS users receive the first update to the system. According to BGR, their “reliable” Apple sources have confirmed that Apple is in the process of testing the build with various U.S. carriers. That means that we should have the update shipped within the next few weeks. iOS 6.0.1 will first and foremost fix a glitch …

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Xbox 360 Update Means Goodbye to Facebook, Twitter Apps

Microsoft is currently in the process of pushing their newest Xbox 360 dashboard update to users. As you probably know, one of the most-desired additions to the Xbox experience is shipping along with this update: a true Internet Explorer browser. If you’ve already received the update, you may or may not have noticed a small change in the apps offered …

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Xbox 360 Launches New Dashboard, Finally Offers Internet Explorer

We’ve known it was coming for some time (and some users have already participated in the public beta period), but today we learn that Microsoft is finally beginning the global rollout of the all new Xbox 360 dashboard. The update ships with plenty of new features, but one of the most-anticipated has to be Internet Explorer. This will finally turn …

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Emoticons Begin Popping Up on Facebook Comments

Winky face! Now you can show your true intentions to your Facebook pals by leaving them a cool emoticon as a comment on their posts. No longer will our comments be constricted to boring textual representations of emotions. In an update shipped over the weekend, Facebook has unleashed emoticons on its users. Well, not completely. While emoticons will now show …

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eBay Launches Pinterest-Like Site Redesign to Accompany That New Logo

According to eBay, the online marketplace logged over 4 million new users in the first half over 2012. We also know that eBay’s mobile apps just hit the 100 million download milestone. And as of today, eBay has over 350 million individual listings. eBay wants you to know that they are growing, and in an attempt to make the site …

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Twitter For BlackBerry Updated To Version 3.2

RIM is betting their future on the success of BlackBerry 10 early next year. Such a focus on the future might leave a company’s current customers on the back burner. RIM doesn’t see it that way, however, as they continue to release updates for their current line of BlackBerry smartphones. The latest update is especially nice for the social media …

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Foursquare Updates Android App to Put Points Back on Check-in Pages

Android users are happy this morning as Foursquare has once again updated their app to bring back a once-popular features. This time, Foursquare has put points back on check-in pages. That’s not the only new feature to ship with this update. Foursquare has also added a bold typeface for shout-outs and friend mentions for check-ins, as well as a new …

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