Instagram Direct Unveiled for Sharing Photos with Specific Users

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Instagram is upping its game today with a new feature called Instagram Direct. Essentially, it allows users to share photos with specific users, whether it’d be a group of friends or a few of your family members. It’s basically like Snapchat, except the photos will be kept and not deleted after a few seconds. While […]

Google Drive Updates with Sorting, Improved Sheets Performance

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Google has updated its Google Drive app for iOS as well as made some improvements to Google Sheets on the desktop, implementing smoother scrolling, quicker calculations with formulas and the addition of offline editing. As for the Google Drive app on iOS, users will now be able to sort items in a long list of files […]

Pandora for iOS Now Comes with Its Very Own Alarm Clock

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Pandora has updated its iOS app for the iPhone to include a new alarm clock feature that allows you to wake up to a specific Pandora station, rather than just default ringtones provided on your phone. Sometimes you miss waking up to your favorite radio stations back when we all used traditional alarm clocks (yeah, […]

OS X 10.9.1 Release Imminent, Seeded Out to AppleCare Staff

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The latest build of OS X 10.9.1 was seeded to developers yesterday, but today Apple has provided AppleCare employees and other support staff with the latest build of OS X Mavericks 10.9.1. This means that a public release is just right around the corner, as AppleCare staff will be using the early build to familiarize […]

iOS 7 Jailbreak Most Likely Won’t Arrive in 2013

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Ever since iOS 7 was officially released to the public back in September, we kept looking to the jailbreak gods to see when an iOS 7 jailbreak would arrive. Of course, we never expected it to arrive within the first month or two, as the iOS 6 jailbreak wasn’t released until February 2013, which was […]

Android Camera Improvements on the Way, According to Source Code

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According to some good ‘ole fashioned source code, Google is apparently working on several camera improvements to Android, including a new API that would allow for RAW image capturing, burst mode and face detection. It’s said that Google has been working on these improvements since December of last year, but they still weren’t ready for Android […]

Netflix Launches “Biggest Update in Netflix History” on TV Devices

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Netflix has released an UI update today for Smart TVs, a handful of set-top boxes and Blu-ray players, as well as the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This also happens to be the company’s “biggest update in Netflix history to [its] TV experience.” The new look consists of a more cinematic feel to it, which […]

Apple Updates Find My iPhone and Podcasts with iOS 7 Redesign

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Hours after Apple announced new products yesterday, as well as redesigns and updates to iWork, iMovie and GarageBand, the company updated its Find My iPhone and Podcasts apps for iOS, as well as the iTunes Movie Trailers and it made the Keynote Remote app free. The Podcasts app includes a new feature that lets it […]

iOS 7.0.3 Update Warned by Jailbreak Developers (Update)

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Shortly after Apple’s event wrapped up today, the company released a minor update to iOS 7, dubbed iOS 7.0.3, that comes with several performance improvements and bug fixes — under 100MB worth of changes in this one. You might be eager to download the update in order to get the latest improvements on your iOS […]

Apple Sued Over Automatic iOS 7 Update Downloads

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A California man has sued Apple over the automatic downloading of the iOS 7 update onto his and his family’s iOS devices. He claims that his devices are downloading the iOS 7 update automatically without his permission, and while the update doesn’t install automatically, the download takes up several gigabytes of space on his devices. […]

Google Hangouts iOS App Gets Google Voice Integration

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A huge update hit the Google Hangouts app this weekend on iOS. The messaging app received Google Voice integration with the ability to make and receive phone calls. It does include SMS, MMS or voicemail capabilities (we’re guessing that’ll stay with only the actual Google Voice app), but those using Hangouts will be able to […]

10 iOS Apps That Still Have Yet to Update to iOS 7

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It’s been exactly 30 days since iOS 7 was released to the masses, which has given app developers plenty of time to update their respective apps to support the newer iOS version. However, a lot of apps have yet to fully support iOS 7, and it’s not just the less-popular apps we’re talking about. Even […]

Feedly for Android Updates As Web App Goes Down

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Feedly has updated its Android app today, and it includes a heap of performance improvements as well as a new home screen widget. The company claims that the app now starts up 300% faster than before, and the scrolling experience has also been improved, noting that it’s more fluid than before. The app now also […]

Rdio Launches Internet Radio Service to Take on Spotify, Pandora

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Popular music streaming service Rdio has launched its own internet radio feature in order to compete with the likes of Pandora and Spotify. Rdio is launching the service on iOS and Android, and it’s completely free for non-paying Rdio users, but while the service is ad-free right now, expect that to change soon as Rdio […]

Wii U Update Adds Original Wii Game Support to GamePad

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Nintendo has pushed out a new firmware update for its Wii U gaming console that adds the ability to play original Wii titles right on the Wii U’s GamePad. This new feature allows gamers to turn off their TV entirely and continue playing an original Wii game exclusively on the Wii U’s GamePad. The only downside […]

Dropbox Updates with Automatic Screenshot Uploads

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Dropbox’s automatic photo uploading feature is pretty great, but I’m sure you’ve been wondering when the service will get the same feature for screenshots. Well, it’s finally arrived in the latest Dropbox update. The company has added automatic screenshot uploading to the cloud storage service, making it easy to share and store screenshots in the […]

iOS 7 Apps Incoming Ahead of Official Launch

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iOS 7 is just a couple hours away from launching, where it’s expected to arrive around 1 PM Eastern time. However, app developers are already working hard pushing out updates to their apps before the new iOS version officially arrives. As we mentioned yesterday, apps that don’t fully support iOS 7 yet still use the […]

5 Reasons to Buy the Samsung Galaxy S4 Instead of a Cheap Galaxy S3

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 release is still weeks away, and carriers are already cutting the prices on the Samsung Galaxy S3 to clear out inventory and lock customers into two-year contracts. While the Samsung Galaxy S3 is a good phone and continually makes our Best Phone of the Month list on most major carriers, it […]

Thoughts After a Day of Apple Update Frenzy

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Remember the days of old when upgrading a computer used to take a day if not more? Of course if you’re a gadget geek and you had multiple computers to update then you were looking at a considerable time investment to get things up to speed with whatever the latest and greatest. I used to […]

Android Play Store Now Supports Delta Updates for Smart App Updating

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It looks like Google may have recently enabled a new feature inside its Play Store for Android apps. Now, rather than having to download the full app with content, apps can be smartly updated with new features to allow users to save time, bandwidth, and data consumption when updating their apps, which is beneficial when […]