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Carbon for Twitter finally released on the Play Store

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Twitter users on Android have been waiting for this day for a long time now but it’s finally here. After being teased for almost a year, the developers of Carbon have finally released the Twitter client on the Play Store.

The app was shown off on Twitter last year and then an early alpha was released for a few users. After that the app was delayed indefinitely because the developers could not release it as a paid app on Play Store as it wasn’t supported in their region. After that it was announced that the app would be released as a free app but even that got postponed indefinitely. Read more »

Google+ overtakes Twitter to become the world’s second most popular social network

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Google+, one of the latest additions to the social network club has overtaken Twitter to become the second most popular social networking website after Facebook.

According to Global Web Index report Facebook, Google+ and Twitter are the most used social platforms. Read more »

Twitter introduces Vine, a new way to share short, looping videos

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Twitter has announced a new service called Vine, which lets you share short looping videos on Twitter. The videos can be up to 6 seconds long with sound and loop automatically on the website like an animated GIF.

To capture one of these videos, you will need to download the Vine application, which currently is only available for the iPhone and the iPod touch. The app is very similar to the Instagram app, but instead of square images you see square video clips on your timeline. Read more »

Facebook introduces VoIP calling for iPhone users in the US

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After announcing the new Graph Search feature yesterday, Facebook has rolled out yet another important feature, the ability to make voice calls from the mobile app to any of your friends.

Currently, this feature only works on the iOS version of Facebook’s mobile app and only within the US. There is no need to update the app to get this feature. Read more »

Facebook announces Graph Search for a more personalized search experience

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Facebook has announced a major upgrade to the search engine on their website called the Graph Search. Using this new tool, you will be able to enter more specific search queries and get results based on the massive amount of data that Facebook has collected over the years.

Graph Search works by taking advantage of all the information people have uploaded over the years on Facebook. Things such as their jobs, location, relationship status, photos, etc. It then uses all of this information to give you relevant results for your specific queries, something you cannot do with regular web search. Read more »

Instagram responds to outcry over the new Privacy Policy and ToS

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Couple of days ago, popular social network Instagram announced their new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, which would be effective starting January 16, 2013.

Unfortunately for them, the new documents resulted in a major outcry from the users because they made it sound like Instagram would be using your photos to sell them to advertisers, which resulted in a lot of people deleting their accounts. Now Instagram has published a blog post that talk about these changes to assure users that their intentions have been misinterpreted. Read more »

Facebook app for Windows Phone updated with performance improvement

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Microsoft has released a new version of Facebook app specifically for Windows Phone 8. In case you’re not aware, the Facebook app for Windows Phone is actually made by Microsoft, unlike the apps on iOS and Android, which are made by Facebook itself.

The new app mostly concentrates on the performance improvement, which is evident as soon as you launch the app, as everything from scrolling to opening pages is faster now. Other changes include support for multiple resolutions possible on Windows Phone 8 and multiple tile sizes. Read more »

Google+ for Android and iOS gets a ton of new features, now supports communities and Photo Sphere

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Google has updated the Google+ application for both iOS and Android, giving the latter slightly more features.

Now, Android users can take advantage of the full-size photo upload option in the Google+ app, allowing them to share images of up to 5GB. Read more »

Facebook for Android to get a lot faster with an upcoming major update [UPDATE: It's live]

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Well, it looks like the policy of stimulating its employees to adopt Android smartphones has yielded results for Facebook. An update for the social network’s Android app scheduled for later today, is bound to significantly increase its speed and overall performance.

In order to achieve the above result, Facebook’s app developers have done away with HTML 5 coding. Read more »

Check out Google’s Zeitgeist 2012, the year in searches

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The internet is everywhere – at home, at work, in our pocket, most of the time under our fingertips. And Google is a big part of the online space.

The search giant has used all of its tremendous knowledge-base to outline the most searched-for things this year and has made a video highlighting what 2012 was all about. Read more »

Twitter and Instagram update apps with new photo filters

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Twitter and Instagram haven’t been the best of pals lately. After the latter was acquired by Facebook, Instagram quietly pulled the ability to display image previews on Twitter, making people view the images on their own new site.

Since then, there have been rumors that Twitter might introduce a newer version of its own official app for iOS and Android, that adds the ability to use image filters for photos taken within the app before uploading them. And the update has now become official. Read more »

Twitterrific 5 for iOS now available on the App Store

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Twitterrific has been around pretty much since Twitter itself came into existence. It was one of the reasons why people started taking Twitter seriously and also spurred a lot of development in the Twitter client segment, which has become a huge deal today.

Iconfactory, the creators of this iconic app, have now released the fifth and the most significant update to this client in its history. Major changes include a completely revamped UI, unified app for iPhone and iPad and option of new themes and fonts. Read more »

Facebook Messenger finds its true calling, wants to be the all-in-one messenger hub

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Facebook brought a major update for its Messenger client, which helped expand its reach. Until today the app had only one use – chats between online Facebook friends. Now it no longer requires you to have a Facebook account.

Basically the new Messenger wants a piece from the WhatsApp and the native SMS clients’ share. It allows users to send messages to whoever is in their phonebooks and does not require any social log-in. Read more »

Photo Sync for Facebook is out on Android and iOS

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Facebook Photo Sync feature is now available to the Android and iOS client apps. If you used them just recently you should have already got a notification about the new extra.

It does exactly what the name suggests – automatically uploads your captured photos to a private album on Facebook. You can share them with your friends later if you want. Read more »

Skype 6.0 for Mac or Windows released, brings MS or Facebook login and UI tweaks

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Skype for Mac and Windows has received an update to version 6.0 with an alternative sign in and extended Microsoft-integration in tow.

You can log in without a Skype ID and opt for using a Microsoft Live ID or a Facebook one instead. There’s also Retina support for Mac, visual changes and more. Read more »