How to Automatically Backup Photos on Android

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These days one of the most used features on our smartphones is the camera, but most users tend to snap away yet don’t know how to manage all those photos. Nothing is more convenient than taking a photo and have it automatically backed up to the cloud. So here’s how to do exactly that. There’s […]

Best Android Twitter Apps for 2014

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When it comes to using Twitter on Android we have tons and tons of choices. In fact, when you decide on an app the sheer number of options and clients can be quite daunting, simply because there’s so many different apps readily available. The stock Twitter app is quite nice, and makes our list, but […]

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 […]

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 […]

Facebook in Talks to Break into Apple’s, Microsoft’s Walled Gardens

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In an interview with Bloomberg, Facebook’s director of product Adam Mosseri revealed that the company is now engaged in active dialogue with Apple and Microsoft in trying to get its recently unveiled Facebook Home user interface onto the iOS and Windows Phone ecosystems respectively. The social network giant, which has thus far enjoyed a good relationship […]

Facebook Puts Its Network at the Center of ‘Facebook Home’ Smartphone

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While a cryptic media invitation may lead many to believe that Facebook is developing some Android-centric experiences for Google’s Android platform, the latest report suggests that the social network giant will be releasing its own Android-based smartphone come Thursday called ‘Facebook Home.’ The Facebook Home will be unveiled at an event where Facebook says, ‘come […]

BlackBerry 10 Not Getting Instagram Love

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It was previously speculated that Facebook’s Instagram photo sharing network would be delivering a dedicated app to BlackBerry 10 smartphones in the future, but now we are hearing that this won’t be the case. According to sources to All Things D, Instagram will not be headed to BlackBerry now, but the source isn’t ruling out Instagram’s arrival […]

Instagram, Facebook Asks for Photo ID Verification of Accounts

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Some users have been reporting over the course of the past week that they have been locked out of social sharing sites Instagram and Facebook, both owned by Facebook, and that the only way to regain control of those accounts would be to upload a picture of a photo ID. However, it’s unclear what photo […]

Facebook Testing Auto Photo Upload Feature for Android Users

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In a bid to compete with Google’s Google+ social networking tool for photo uploads and Apple’s Photostream feature, Facebook is now slowly rolling out a new photo upload feature for Android users. Select users have begun to notice that there is now an option for photos to automatically be uploaded to a private ‘Synced from […]

BlackBerry 10 Contacts App to Aggregate Info From the Social Network

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It looks like Research in Motion will be taking a page out of Windows Phone’s and Android’s playbook as far as the Canadian smartphone manufacturer’s BlackBerry 10 contacts app goes. The new contacts app in BlackBerry 10–new devices based on this next-generation mobile platform based on the QNX core are expected to arrive sometime in […]

Google Unifies Video Chat With Hangouts

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Google is beginning to streamline and unify its video chat service in a bid to become more consumer-friendly and avoid brand confusion. The Internet giant is now replacing Google Talk’s video chat feature and is re-branding the video calling service under its Google+ Hangouts moniker. The move will likely bring familiarity to the Google+ social […]

Facebook Announces Android, iOS App Center Launches

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After a leaked screenshot of Facebook’s App Center for iOS had appeared early yesterday, the social network giant announced that the official App Center has indeed launched with over 600 apps available for both Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android mobile platforms. App Center features both mobile and web apps and the company says that the […]

Apple Has to Be Social, CEO Tim Cook Hints at Deeper Facebook Integration

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At the All Things D conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed some hints about Apple’s plans for social network integration by touching on topics such as the company’s internally developed social music sharing Ping network, the possibility of deeper Facebook integration, and highlighting that though Apple does not need to build its own network it does […]

Nokia Automatic Uploads Patent Makes It Easy to Get Social

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Nokia was just awarded a patent for automatic uploads to social networks, making it easy for users to share their life events with others on various sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Microsoft Live, and others. As it stands, for example, in order for a user to share a photo with others, they must […]

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 […]

Facebook for Android Update Brings Real-Time Push Notifications

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Tired of those delayed notifications for when friends comment on your photos or write on your wall? Facebook heard you and is now rolling out an update for the Android platform that brings a number of enhancements, including an overall to its notification system to feature real-time push notifications to alert you of new items […]

How to Update Twitter and FaceBook Via Text

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If you have a smartphone, there is normally an app or mobile website to let you easily update your social network status, but if you can’t get connected to the Internet you may want to be able to send a status update via text. This is handy for many situations, including after an emergency like […]

The Google+ Nexus Smartphone and 3 Reasons Why We Won’t See It Soon

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If true, the latest rumors on the next-generation Google-branded Nexus Android smartphone could be a device that will be well-integrated with Google’s emerging Google+ social networking service, which is currently in beta. News that Google may be following in HTC’s footsteps in launching a social networking oriented Android smartphone comes from an anonymous source who […]