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Cinemagram arrives on Android, lets you post short looping videos as GIFs

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Cinemagram have released a new Android version of their app, more than a year later after the service was first launched on iOS. The app is free to download and is now available on the Play Store.

For those who don’t know, Cinemagram is a social network where you record short videos, which are then converted to looping GIFs and posted to your account. You can also share these GIFs to other social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Read more »

Facebook Home launcher won’t show Android notifications

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Facebook Home Android launcher was announced yesterday and there are already enough people waiting to download it on their phones. HTC even announced the First smartphone which will come with the launcher as standard, replacing the company’s own Sense UI.

Well, Facebook Home surely sounds attractive for the social network addicts, but unless you are using HTC First, we have some bad news. Facebook Home app won’t show the Android notifications. Read more »

One year later: Android users account for nearly half of Instagram users

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It’s now exactly 1 year since Instagram launched on Android and the popular photo sharing social network has decided to celebrate the occasion with a post on its blog.

According to the developers’ statistics, after the first 12 months of availability droid users account for nearly half of all Instagram users. Read more »

Twitter updates mobile apps and website, brings Holo UI to Android version

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Twitter has updated the Android and iOS version of its mobile application, along with the mobile version of their website. The biggest changes are in the Android version, which gets a brand new UI that follows the new Holo UI guidelines (for most parts).

The new Twitter for Android now lets you swipe horizontally on the screen to move between the tabs on the top. This means that you can no longer swipe on an individual tweet to get quick access to tweet options. Moving between hierarchies is now accompanies by slick sliding animations where the next screen is stacked above the previous one, similar to the animation in the stock Android app drawer. Read more »

Skype celebrates the whopping 2 billion minutes a day milestone

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If you’re between 6 and 70 years old then you probably have or are still using Skype’s services for connecting with others on a daily basis. Well Skype is thanking all of you today with a special infographic because the service has reached 2 billion minutes a day milestone.

To put things in perspective (sort of) that means more than 3805 years or around 38 centuries of being connected on Skype, or enough time to walk around the Earth more than 845 times! Read more »

Twitter’s ad revenue expected to reach $1 billion in 2014

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Twitter is one of the most widely used social networks and the website currently has more than 200 million active users with more than 400 million tweets per day. The ad revenue of the popular social networking website is expected to reach new heights in 2014 as Twitter’s mobile advertisement revenue is on the rise and has resulted in 53% of Twitter’s ad revenue in the recent times, according to eMarketer.

The ad revenue of the third most popular social networking website is expected to reach $582.8 million by the end of this year, out of which $308.9 million are anticipated to come from mobile ads. Read more »

Google+ now supports animated GIF images for your profile photo

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Google+ is keen to maintain its reputation of being one of the most innovative social networks and has released a new update that allows you to set animated GIF images as your profile picture. Of course, MySpace has had this feature for a while, but with Google+, the feature is finally bound to get wider exposure.

The latest addition allows you to use the animated GIF images as your account’s banner and the image will be viewed by the users visiting your profile. Read more »

Google+ app update brings photo filters and updated UI

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Google has updated the mobile app for Android and iOS and introduced some new UI changes along with added features. One of the first major updates is the introduction of new image filters. Yes, Google+ now joins the ranks of countless social networking apps that let you add gaudy filters to your images before posting them.

The image filter option is thanks to the recent acquisition of photo editing application Snapseed. Although the editing options in the Google+ aren’t as comprehensive as in the Snapseed app there are a ton of filters for you to choose from. Interestingly, the photo filters are only available in the iOS version of the Google+ app. Read more »

Facebook redesigns its News Feed, brings a mobile-influenced UI to your desktop

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Facebook announced a redesigned News Feed, which divides the content stream into different categories. The new look aims to take better advantage of visual content such as photos and videos through larger thumbs, as well as to unify the News Feed appearance for desktop and mobile devices.

The new content categories in the redesigned News Feed include one for content from your friends, a dedicated one for photos, as well as separate feeds for music related posts and news on public figures you follow. Read more »

Google+ now boasts enormous cover photos and Now-like About section

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The web version of Google+ has got a slight redesign today with much larger cover photos, a Google Now-eqsue look for the About section as well as Local reviews.

The new cover photos are quite large, up to 2120px by 1192px in fact, and they are displayed in 16:9 aspect ratio when fully expanded. Now you can really make your Google+ page shine. Read more »

Twitter updates its Windows Phone client

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Right when it was starting to seem that Twitter had completely forgotten about the Windows Phone version of its mobile app, the company has gone ahead and released a brand new version with a completely new look.

The new app takes some design elements from the iOS and Android version of Twitter’s mobile apps, such as the presence of the four tabs at the top but still maintains a UI that feels at home on Windows Phone (unlike the Android version, which is essentially a clone of the iOS version). Read more »

Instagram reaches 100 million active users every month

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It looks like Instagram has made it successfully past its recent privacy policy troubles. The ultra-popular photo-sharing service announced that it has reached 100 million active users per month.

The nine-digit number of active users has been reached two and a half years after Instagram came into being. Read more »

Facebook teams up with carriers to offer discounted data access to Facebook messaging

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Facebook announced partnerships with multiple mobile operators to provide free or discounted data access for its website usage. As we already know, much of the Facebook’s usage is from the mobile devices and the Mark Zuckerberg’s company is trying to make it easier on the wallets to access it.

Facebook’s latest promotion offers you free or discounted data access on Messenger for Android, Messenger for iOS and, of course, for every platform, for which the service has been optimized. Read more »

Twitter adds Lolcat language option for the website

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It took them a while to get on the Lolcat bandwagon but get on the bandwagon they have. Twitter just added a new language option for their website, which now lets you change the language to Lolcat. Yes, that’s like a language now.

What this basically does is change the language of the entire UI to the Lolcat speak that you may must have seen in memes on the internet. So ‘Home’ becomes ‘HUM’, ‘Direct messages’ becomes ‘DIRECT MESSUJS, KTHNXBYE!’ AND EVRYTHIN JUS STRTS REEDIN LYK DIS LOLZ!! Read more »

Instagram launches web feed

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Back when Instagram was started, the only web presence the company had was a single page for each of the images that you uploaded from their web app and nothing else (not counting the blog). This was rectified a few months ago, when they released web profiles, that allowed you to check full profiles of users on the website with all their pictures.

Now, the company has finally launched an online web feed, which, for the first time, lets users see their timeline on the web without having to use the mobile app. Read more »