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Facebook confirms rumors, acquires Face.com

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Today Facebook officially announced that it has sealed the deal for acquiring the face-recognition software company Face.com for an undisclosed sum. A move that’s hardly surprising as we’ve been hearing about it for a while now.

The deal is expected to go through in the coming weeks. There’s no telling what Facebook’s plans about Face.com are, but the company’s services are already widely used around the world’s largest social network. Read more »

Mozilla Junior prototype re-imagines the browser interface on the iPad

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Mozilla are always toying with new designs for a web browser – their latest effort is called ‘Junior’ and is a browser prototype for the iPad with a design that’s a clean break from the standard Safari browser.

Mozilla created Junior because even though, according to them, the iPad offers the best browsing experience on a tablet, it’s still “miserable”. Read more »

Dropbox updates iOS app, brings automatic video and photo uploads and up to 3GB free

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Dropbox has launched an update to its iOS application and now supports automatic video and photo uploads.

Just like the company did when they first introduced the feature on Android, to motivate users to use the new service, Dropbox will match every uploaded megabyte with a megabyte of free cloud storage up to a total 3GB (in increments of 500MB). Read more »

Amazon launches its Cloud Player app on the iPhone and iPod Touch

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Amazon has finally released its Cloud Player app to iOS. Right now only the iPhone and iPod Touch units running version 4.3 or later of the platform are supported.

The app provides an alternative to users, who don’t feel happy about iTunes’ DRM policy on songs and makes it possible to play the tracks from the Cloud Drive. Read more »

Facebook Camera app on iOS gets an update, new name

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It appears that we are not done with the Apple-related Facebook news, as the company just released an update for the iOS version of its camera app.

The first change you are going to notice after you apply the version 1.0.2. update is the Facebook Camera app has been given a new screen name – Camera•. Read more »

iOS 6 beta download links now available, you can try it if you want

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Links to the iOS 6 beta are going live all over the place and you can now get it through both legitimate and slightly shady ways and experience the new iOS release before its official fall launch.

Maypalo has posted download links to the iOS 6 beta for the iPhone 4, 4S and 3GS, iPad 2 and 3 and the 4th generation iPod Touch. Read more »

Android Ice Cream Sandwich gets twice as fast thanks to Linaro, the future looks even brighter

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There’s no arguing that Android could feel a little sluggish at times, especially when faced with less capable hardware. Even in its latest, Ice Cream Sandwich release, Google’s mobile OS feels like it could do with more code optimization. And that’s exactly what the Linaro team has done.

The indie developers created an optimized, faster and streamlined Android 4.0.4 build called Linaro, which performs up to 100 percent faster than the AOSP (stock) version. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S III owners get one month Eurosport Player for free, just in time for the Olympics

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Since the Galaxy S III is the official phone for this year’s Summer Olympics, Samsung and Eurosport have made a sweet deal to celebrate the largest sports event.

European Galaxy S III owners will be offered an exclusive one-month free access to the Eurosport Player, granting them live video streaming of various Olympic events right on their phone. Read more »

Adobe releases Flash Player 11.3 and AIR 3.3

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Adobe has updated the Flash Player for the desktop and Android. On the desktop, the Flash Player 11.3 now supports keyboard input even in fullscreen mode and low latency audio support for streaming audio and Sound API. Other features include sandboxing which is available for Firefox users on Windows. On the Mac, you now get the ability to upgrade the Flash Player in the background. It also comes signed with the Apple Developer ID so it can work with the Gatekeeper feature in the upcoming OS X Mountain Lion.

On the mobile front, 11.3 update adds stylus support for Android 4.0 devices. Read more »

Facebook App Center goes live

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The Facebook App Center that we talked about before has now gone live. Currently, it is only available on the web version of Facebook but it should soon arrive on iOS and Android as well.

Like we said before, the App Center will house all the web apps and games that you currently play on Facebook in one place and also add mobile apps to the mix. However, unlike other mobile app stores, the Facebook App Center won’t actually house the mobile apps but will direct you to the application stores of their respective platforms. Read more »

Instagram for Android gets an update, eliminates bugs and improves search

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You might’ve thought that since Facebook cashed out $1bn for Instagram, the company will be more focused on integrating into the world’s largest social network, than providing updates for its the mobile app, but that’s still not the case.

The latest Instagram release has just hit Android and you’d be happy to know that it fixes some nasty bugs and improves searching. Read more »

Galaxy S III mod enables 30Mbps superfine video recording, lets you use the volume rocker as shutter key

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The Samsung Galaxy S III records videos with impressively high quality, but what if we told you that it’s doing so without even firing on all cylinders? And now, thanks to custom ROM developer hyperX, you can squeeze every ounce of performance from the flagship device.

The newly released mod enables a new superfine mode for the 8-megapixel camera and lets it shoot full HD 1080p videos with a bitrate of 30 Mbps and192 kbit stereo audio. Read more »

Dropbox upgrades its Android app, adds Korean language support and video streaming

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Dropbox has launched an update for its Android application bringing its version number to 2.1.4.

There aren’t too many new features in the latest version, though. Added is a Korean language support, which should be great news for Korean Android users. Read more »

Nokia Transport update brings detailed line view and multiple tiles

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Nokia has launched an updated version of its Transport app for Windows Phone 7.

The new release comes with updated detailed timetables for more than 100 cities around the globe such as New York City, London and Berlin as well as estimated routes in 410 cities. Read more »

Instapaper gets ported to Android

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The popular Instapaper app for iOS is now available on Android as well.

If you’re unfamiliar with the app, it lets you take any website and save it in a newspaper-like format for offline reading later. It’s specially designed to support all sorts of screen sizes and aspect ratios, from phones to large tablets – even NOOK and Kindle tablets. Read more »