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    Can a New App Funded By Leonardo di Caprio Compete With Facebook?

    We’ve heard of Mobli often enough — either about their big-name investor group including Leonardo di Caprio and Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim or about their always interesting, occasionally successful social media enterprises. Besides Mobli itself — an Instagram clone that got a pop in usage around the time Facebook bought Instagram — the company […]

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    Nintendo Releases Their Very First Smartphone App

    A move a couple years in the making has finally happened — Nintendo has moved into mobile, and we’re not talking about the 3DS. The video game company’s first app has been released in Japan, and it should come as no surprise that it’s meant to set the foundation for years of Nintendo apps to […]

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    This Woman is on a Mission to, You Know, Save the English Language

    It’s great when you get to see a friend take an idea from “there oughta be an app” to completion. Audrey Mann Cronin identified a problem. As the mother of a teenage girl and a teenage boy, she observed that her daughters were so accustomed to screens that they were out of practice with speaking.  […]

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    Top iOS Hoverboard App Might Set Your Phone On Fire

    Sometimes, it doesn’t take much. Shades of Flappy Bird’s improbable 2013 run, Simulator Hoverboard is proving to be a force on the top free apps chart so far this month. The best way to explain it might be like this — you remember those tiny toy skateboards you could could ride with your fingers? You […]

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    Uplet Lets You Upload Instagram Photos from Your Mac

    Not being able to upload photos from a desktop has been a long-simmering complaint about Instagram. You can understand it from their point of view — Instagram is supposed to be about spontaneous pictures, shared to capture a moment and include your friends in it. It’s not really supposed to be a photo album. That’s […]

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    Franz Brings WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and HipChat All Together In One App

    Back during the days of AOL Instant Messenger, MSN, and the earliest days of Facebook Messenger and Google Talk, there was a browser-based messaging service called Meebo that brought all those disparate accounts together. Even your few assorted friends who insisted on using Yahoo! Messenger were included, giving you one place where you could reach […]

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    Viber Users Can Now Send Money From Within The App

    Remittances — specifically, workers sending money back to family and friends in their home countries — make up a significant part of the GDP of many countries around the world. Western Union is probably the best known facilitator of cross-border money transfers, converting currency and making cash pickups available at their physical locations worldwide for […]

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    Twitter is Adding Its Own GIF Search Engine

    via GIPHY There have been a lot of new features and rumored changes surrounding Twitter in the past year, as flagging user growth rates have made investors increasingly worried about the future of the company. So, how does one draw in more users and start bringing in more cash? GIFs, naturally. You probably don’t need […]

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    You Can Now Access Gmail Features Without An @Gmail Address

    It’s tough to get people to switch from one email service to another — getting a new email address might be even more annoying than having to switch phone numbers. So, as proud as the Gmail development team is of their product’s features, it’s to this point been no guarantee that anyone will be convinced […]

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    Fetch! App Tells You What Dog Breed You Look Like

    Maybe you love looking at your friends’ puppy photos on Facebook but don’t know your schnauzers from your dobermans — no need to worry, because Microsoft has your back. Microsoft Garage, the more experimental arm of the tech giant, has created an app called Fetch! that can identify dog breeds in pictures that you upload. […]

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    Instagram Finally Allows User Account Switching

    Sometimes, the best news is the simplest — short and sweet, right? As of yesterday, you can now switch between multiple accounts on the Instagram app, a long overdue feature that we’re very happy to see. It’s great news for anyone with more than one Instagram account, and there’s plenty of us out there. Some […]

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    Facebook Sneaks Chess Into Their Messenger App

    Facebook has been adding lots of fun stuff like gifs, payments, and stickers to Messenger over the last couple of years, but their latest addition is a little something they didn’t bother to tell anyone about. Today, word finally started spreading that Facebook added a text-based chess game right into messenger that you can play […]

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    Trump Dump App Lets You Poop On the Donald

    I think deep down, Donald Trump would have to be pleased with Trump Dump, a game that has been released for iOS and Android. The game really does mirror his candidacy in a poetic way — it’s a low-effort affair made for a short-term cash-in on popular opinion. I’ll just tell myself it was intentional. […]

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    Rebtel Offers Up International Calling Plan for $1 Per Month

    Rebtel has quietly amassed millions of users worldwide over the past 10 years, and now they’re putting them to good use. The VoIP calling app is ditching the internet part with their new Rebel Calling plan, which lets users in 54 countries make unlimited international calls for $1 per month. We’ve seen a lot of […]

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    WhatsApp Does Away With $0.99 Per Year Fee, Is Now Free to Use

    That nominal $0.99 per year fee for WhatsApp is coming to an end, with a blog post from WhatsApp today announcing that over the next month, they will start eliminating those yearly fees for everyone using their messaging app. In the blog post, the given reason was that many WhatsApp users don’t use credit or […]

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    Viber Releases Its Own Version of Snapchat

    Snapchat doesn’t have the market cornered on disappearing pictures after all. Viber, which has been doing some cool stuff outside of its normal messaging features, has now released a somewhat standalone app to take on Snapchat directly. It’s called Viber Wink, but there’s one little catch — you need to have the original Viber app […]

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    Jamstik+ Review, the Everyman’s Guitar Trainer

    Learning the guitar is a daunting task for many and a secretly held wish for even more, but the time and money required for lessons make it impractical for many. The Bluetooth Jamstik+ Guitar and apps take all those drawbacks away and throw in the additional bonus of silent practice. This means you or your […]

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    Cluise App Helps You Figure Out What to Wear

    Tired of crippling indecision making you late in getting out the door? If apathy isn’t the solution you’re looking for, a new app called Cluise offers a third way. You can use Cluise to scan individual items in your wardrobe and let the app put together stylish outfits based on what you have. Cluise serves […]

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    ModiFace Live Lets You Record Video Wearing Virtual Makeup

    We’ve seen a lot of ModiFace apps launch this year, most of which have used augmented reality to apply virtual effects like hair color, nail polish, and cosmetics to still images of your face. ModiFace Live brings that functionality to video, allowing you to create looks and share them with friends over Facebook Messenger. ModiFace […]