NFC on an iPhone May Be Good for Hand-Me-Down Apps

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Though Apple had largely avoided the near field communications, or NFC, technology used for easy Bluetooth pairing, sharing files, and for digital wallets that rivals have been doing, the company may still be considering NFC for other purposes on iPhone and iPad tablets. Apple may be tying in NFC technology to its digital iTunes and […]

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 […]

iOS 7 AirDrop Could Negate the Need for NFC on iPhone 5S

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Apple may be avoiding the short-range NFC, or near field communications, wireless protocol for yet another generation of the iPhone when the company debuts the iPhone 5S. According to leaked information pertaining to iOS 7, Apple will instead use its AirDrop technology, which allows file transfers over the WiFi protocol that’s already present in all […]

3 Ways Yahoo’s Flickr Can Threaten Facebook

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If Facebook is a life diary, Instagram a repository for low resolution and filter-blasted images, Twitter a public SMS database, and Google+ a Twitter meets photo network, then Yahoo is clearly differentiating its Flickr service as a serious tool to photographers that is more accessible now than ever. At a New York City unveiling last […]

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 […]

Nissan Friend-Me Concept Debuts: Heavy on Touch, Tech and Social

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Earlier this month, we reported that Nissan would be unveiling the Friend-Me at the Shanghai Motor Show. Now that the show is here, we have all of the details pertaining to this vehicle and its unique social aspects. According to Nissan, the “‘Oracle Stone’ empowers shared adventure.” The idea is that there is a shared […]

Panasonic Bets on NFC, Rather than Smart OS, on Latest Lumix GF6 Camera

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Panasonic had unveiled its latest micro four thirds Lumix GF6 camera with WiFi and NFC, the latter wireless sharing standard is still a rarity on camera systems. The inclusion of NFC is both nice and surprising. Instead of choosing to go with a smart mobile operating system, like the adoption of Google’s Android OS that […]

In a Fragmented Market, NFC Is More a Nuisance Than a Benefit

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Near Field Communications, or NFC, technology promised to help make our lives easier by allowing us to quickly share information, pay for goods, and pair new devices wirelessly without complicated pass codes by merely tapping two items together. Android brought NFC technology into the mainstream consciousness with features like tap to share and Nokia extended […]

Ptch Makes Creating, Sharing & Remixing Memories Simple on the iPhone

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Sharing all the photos and videos we take on our iPhones is fun, but overwhelming for friends and family, especially when it comes to sharing a whole vacation or a weekend adventure. Ptch is a free iPhone app that hopes to help change the way we capture and share memories, by pulling together photos and videos with […]

Samsung Galaxy S III to Fragment Android Ecosystem With NFC Beam Share Feature

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It looks like one of the most popular and highly anticipated smartphones released to date, the Samsung Galaxy S III, will be one of the devices to fragment the Android ecosystem with its NFC sharing feature due to incompatible technological implementations for the Android Beam feature. On a standard, non-Galaxy S III smartphone, sharing via […]

What Facebook’s Instagram Purchase Means for Users

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Hot on the heels of Instagram for Android’s release, Facebook announced that it has acquired Instagram for $1 billion in stock options. Instagram is a photo editing and sharing app for Android and iPhone which allows users to apply artistic filters to photos and share them on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Instagram is also a growing social […]

Forget Instagram for Android, Try Streamzoo

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There’as an insane amount of interest in Instagram for Android, but so far there’s no Instagram Android app. And Instagram for Android isn’t right around the corner. You could be sad and mope around, and that might lead to some interesting photos, but instead, why not check out an awesome instagram Android alternative — Streamzoo. Streamzoo is […]

Google Maps Updated with NFC Support Prior to Galaxy Nexus Release

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Google has recently updated Google Maps in Android Market with a number of changes, but chief among them is NFC support. It is speculated that the NFC update to Google Maps will be to support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich‘s Android Beam feature, which will allow NFC-equipped Android phones that are close in proximity to […]

Win a 30GB SugarSync Account Telling Us How You Would Use It

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The only thing more frustrating than leaving a file at home when you really need it is being unable to send a file to a co-worker or family member because it is too big for email. If you commonly encounter these problems, you need to check out SugarSync and enter our SugarSync Back to school giveaway for […]

Will Apple Create Yet a New Wireless Protocol for the Home?

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Apple may be looking to create new short-range wireless networking solution that will make it easy to pair and connect close-range devices in an effort to simplify home networking.  In a patent application called Local Device Awareness, Apple seems to be exploring home networking protocols, such as WiFi, Bluetooth, and RFID. The Mac-maker could potentially […]

7 Android Camera Apps to Take Better Photos

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The camera on your Android smartphone can easily deliver spectacular shots on par with many point and shoot cameras. While the camera app will vary from phone to phone, you can always upgrade to a better camera app to take your Android photography skills to the next level. Next time you go out for a photography walk […]

Evernote for Mac Updated with Audio Notes, Sharing and Faster Searches

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Evernote for Mac just received a nice upgrade that brings the sharing we have seen on the Windows Evernote update and the first desktop inclusion of Audio Notes as well as a collection of improvements to speed. The New Evernote for Mac is available now and can be found on Evernote.com, from the Mac App Store or […]

Evernote for Android Gets Sharing, Enhanced UI, PIN Locking and More

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Evernote for Android just got a major upgrade, bringing new organizational tools, sharing on social media, collaboration, security, a new widget and more. In short, this is an Evernote for Android upgrade you don’t want to skip. The new Evernote for Android includes the following features: Mobile Collaboration – If one user is a premium […]

Further Hints of Photo Stream Social Feature Found in iOS 5

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There are now further hints of a social photo stream feature was found inside iOS 5. An iPhone 4 user had reported that there are reference to Photo Stream photo albums on iOS 4.3 on an iPhone 4, but those references were not visible to users in the Photos app but were revealed by links […]