Will Instagram Be Rolling Out Ads Within the Next Year?

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After announcing that it had hit 150 million users, Instagram also announced plans to bring advertisements to the mobile photography app at some point within the next year. The service is currently in the process of getting a handful of advertisers to climb on board and deliver ads to Instagram in the near future. Of […]

Instagram Ads: Sponsored Photo Ads in Instagram’s Future

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While Facebook’s earnings call didn’t fully detail the company’s plans for its core social networking business, CEO Mark Zuckerberg did make one thing clear. Its Instagram social network subsidiary will need to hold its own profit-wise, and it’s likely it’ll do so by adding advertisements. According to Zuckerberg, Instagram founder Kevin Synctrom had always made it […]

100 iPhone Apps to Supercharge Your New iPhone

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Here’s a list of 113 iPhone apps that will help you have fun, take better photos, be productive, manage a business or personal finances, chase storms (or avoid them) and much more. Like many of you, I am attached to my iPhone. Not only am I an automotive technology writer for this site, but I […]

Facebook Reader is a Flipboard, HTC BlinkFeed Competitor

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After an unsuccessful attempt at conquering the mobile space with the Facebook Home launcher UI on the HTC First, Facebook may be working on a second UI that will allow users to quickly access status updates, wall posts, and news feeds. According to the Wall Street Journal, the project is called Facebook Reader, and the interface […]

Instagram Adds 15 Second Video But Fumbles Android Updates

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The popular photo sharing social network Instagram, acquired recently by Facebook, launched an update to the app that adds the ability to post 15 second videos (much like Twitter’s Vine app). Each video posts to the Instagram network via the app, which allows users to sequentially shoot short snippets of video that the app automatically […]

Instagram Update Brings 15-Second Video Sharing

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In a move to stay competitive with Twitter’s video sharing community, Vine, Facebook is augmenting Instagram’s photo sharing network with the ability to now share video clips that are up to 15 seconds in length. The update is currently available to both iOS and Android smartphone users, though some features are limited primarily to iPhone […]

Will iOS 7 Cause a Facebook or Windows 8 Backlash

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At WWDC 2013 Apple showed off their radical refresh of their mobile operating system, called iOS 7, ready for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches later this fall. The new OS brings a flatter look with some rounded interface buttons, and lots of new features that we think iPhone and iPad owners will find useful. We […]

Pipe Simplifies Sharing Big Files With Facebook Friends

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Pipe, an application for Facebook could make large file transfers even easier between friends on the world’s most popular social network, currently for free. Once users have an enabled the application on their Facebook account, they are able to share files simply by dragging and dropping the things they wish to share onto the system’s […]

Facebook App Blamed for Bad iPhone Battery Life

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For many iPhone and iPad owners, battery life in iOS has been less than optimal. Apple’s discussion forums are flooded with complaints about poor battery life not only in iOS 6.1 but in other versions of iOS as well. And while many have blamed Apple for the abnormal battery drain, one theory suggests that the […]

Jawfish Makes Real-time Multiplayer Between iOS & Android Possible

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New technology from Jawfish Games will let up to hundreds of thousands of mobile and web gamers play in tournaments online in real-time. Jawfish Games was founded by Phil Gordon, a former professional poker player and World Tour champion. Speaking to Polygon, Gordon explained that Jawfish originally worked with Big Fish Games to make Match-Up! the […]

AT&T Reportedly Set To Discontinue the HTC First

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After just a mere month, AT&T is allegedly ready to discontinue the HTC First and send unsold units back to HTC following poor sales of the device. A BGR report claims that AT&T will discontinue the HTC First as soon as it is able to. Prior to the phone’s release, HTC purchased shelf space in […]

Facebook Home Update to Add App Dock and More

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When Facebook launched Facebook Home it promised routine updates and changes, and today it announced some of the first changes coming to the social Android launcher. According to TechCrunch Facebook announced that more than 1 million users downloaded Facebook Home since its launch last month. That not large compared to the 1 billion active Facebook […]

AT&T Now Offers the HTC First for $0.99

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Less than a month after the debut of the “Facebook phone” AT&T now lists the HTC First for $0.99, instead of the original $99.99. When the HTC First arrived on AT&T the carrier sold the first phone with Facebook Home pre-installed for $99.99, an average price for a mid-range Android smartphone. Now, slightly less than […]

Instagram Introduces “Photos Of You” And Photo Tags

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The new version of Instagram lets users tag their friends in photos and view photos that they or their friends are in, just like its parent company Facebook. With Instagram 3.5 users can tag any other Instagram user after they take a photo. Users just have to tap the person or thing they want to tag […]

Facebook, Email Added to Stable of Apps for ASTEROID Car Devices

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Parrot’s ASTEROID mobile technology brings smart car entertainment and touch screens to drivers, and they are now able better enjoy video and email on the devices. The new slate of applications which were announced this week include VLC, GLympse, Recargo, ASTEROID Mail, Facebook for ASTEROID and Parkopedia and can be used on the company’s entire […]

Facebook For Windows Phone Beta Ditches Metro UI

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Microsoft wants anyone who isn’t afraid of being a guinea pig and want new Facebook features on their Windows Phone to test the beta version of Facebook for WIndows Phone. Facebook for Windows Phone Beta adds Facebook features like high-resolution photos and Timeline that iOS and Android users already have, but Windows Phones users were […]

Instagram Coming to Windows Phone 8 When Lumia 928 Launches?

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Popular Facebook-owned photo sharing service Instagram may launch its app for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform alongside the launch of Nokia’s new Lumia 928. New rumors suggest that the app, which has long been rumored for the platform, would arrive alongside several other apps this spring, including Temple Run 2 and Jetpack Joyride. Rumors of […]

Angry Birds Friends Coming To iOS and Android Thursday

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This Thursday Rovio will bring Angry Birds Friends, its social bird-flinging game to iOS and Android for the first time. Angry Birds Friends started life as a Facebook app last year, and currently has about 15 million daily users. The game uses familiar Angry Birds gameplay and lets players compete against their friends to get […]

Google Makes Updating Through Google Play a Store Requirement

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Android apps that users download and buy in the Google Play Store can only receive upgrades through the Google Play going forward. The change, which only recently appeared as part of the Google Play Developer Content Policy makes it clear that using the Google Play store to initially distribute an application and then update itself, won’t be […]

Facebook Home for iOS a Closer Reality Thanks to Jailbreak Tweak

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While Facebook brought the essence of its new Facebook Home UI and app launcher experience from Android to iOS through a Facebook app update that brought the Chat Heads messaging GUI to iPhone and iPad users within the Facebook app, all remaining traces of Home are left behind once users exit the iOS app. Now, […]