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  • Reddit Launches An Official App For AMAs

    Reddit Launches An Official App For AMAs

    The so-called “front page of the Internet” has launched a new dedicated AMA app for iOS, with an Android version arriving later this week. Reddit users have long sought an official mobile app from the network after an original version launched in January 2011 ended up failing due to poor design user complaints. This AMA app is the first part of a new collection of mobile software… Read More

  • Minuum Previews Its Size-Shifting Virtual Keyboard For iOS 8

    Minuum Previews Its Size-Shifting Virtual Keyboard For iOS 8

    Toronto startup Minuum is readying its iOS 8 custom keyboard software, now that Apple has made it possible for developers to create that kind of app. The system-wide Minuum virtual keyboard is nearing completion, just in time for the launch of iOS 8 in September, and its developers are looking for those eager to be among the first to try out the software. The Minuum app for iOS features a… Read More

  • Instagram Pulls Back The Curtain On The Engineering Magic Behind Hyperlapse

    Instagram Pulls Back The Curtain On The Engineering Magic Behind Hyperlapse

    Instagram has posted a new update to its Engineering blog, revealing some of the neat tricks and tech advances employed to make its new Hyperlapse app work as well as it does. For those unfamiliar with the new app, which came out yesterday, it’s an iOS-only (for now) title that allows users to shoot high-quality timelapse video, with advanced image stabilization that makes clips… Read More

  • Secret Update Removes Photo Library Access As It Faces Renewed Claims It Isn’t So Anonymous

    Secret Update Removes Photo Library Access As It Faces Renewed Claims It Isn’t So Anonymous

    Secret has a new update out for Android, with an iOS equivalent arriving sometime next week. The app changes include the addition of Flickr image search, which requires the “exchange” of the ability to use pics from your photo library, in a move clearly designed to limit users from sharing potentially damaging pics of people they know. You can still take a pic on the fly and share… Read More

  • Apple Patents A Way For Your iPhone To Remember Where You Parked Your Car

    Apple Patents A Way For Your iPhone To Remember Where You Parked Your Car

    Apple has a new patent application (via AppleInsider) that could indicate some additional functionality it’s building for its automotive-focused mobile features – the tech described offers a way for your iPhone to automatically record where you park your car, and then provide directions back to the vehicle, even if you have only intermittent GPS signal or any cell reception. The… Read More

  • Brazil Court Issues Injunction Against Secret And Calls For App To Be Remotely Wiped

    Brazil Court Issues Injunction Against Secret And Calls For App To Be Remotely Wiped

    A court in Brazil has ruled (via UOL) that Apple and Google must remove Secret, the anonymous social networking app, from their mobile software stores – and also from user devices where it’s already installed. The court has issued a preliminary injunction in the case, pending the results of a final ruling, as a result of a complaints by users harmed by rumors spread via the app… Read More

  • Pokémon Will Finally Come To The iPad, As A Virtual Card Game

    Pokémon Will Finally Come To The iPad, As A Virtual Card Game

    Pokémon, the game franchise that I love more than most real things in the actual world, is coming to the iPad. I would weep for joy were the news not watered down somewhat by the fact that the first game arriving on Apple’s devices isn’t the actual monster collection and battling game that makes up the core franchise, but is instead the Pokémon trading card game. Now I own… Read More

  • Sony’s New ‘Album Of The Day’ App Offers Deep Discounts To Fight The Shift To Streaming

    Sony’s New ‘Album Of The Day’ App Offers Deep Discounts To Fight The Shift To Streaming

    Sony has a new app out today in the U.S. that offers up a deep discount on one album from the artists on its record label over the course of a 24 hour period, with a new one arriving each day. The discounts in “Album of the Day” will vary, but can offer as much as 70 percent off the standard sticker price, meaning for most albums in the iTunes Store you might pay as little as $3 for… Read More

  • Dash’s Smart Driving App Arrives On iPhone

    Dash’s Smart Driving App Arrives On iPhone

    The Dash smart driving assistant that made its debut earlier this year on Android has launched on iPhone answering one of the most frequently heard requests from its users. The Dash app, which is backed by Techstars New York, connects to any ODB-II dongle that you can get for your car (most cars made since 1996 should have one that’s easily accessible) providing feedback about your… Read More

  • Google Acquires Emu, An IM Client With Siri-Like Intelligence

    Google Acquires Emu, An IM Client With Siri-Like Intelligence

    Google has acquired Emu, a new mobile messaging application that just exited beta earlier this year. Emu was at heart an IM client, but it differentiated itself from the crowded market with smart features that incorporated a virtual assistant not unlike Siri to automate tasks based on your conversations – meaning you could do things like schedule appointments to your calendar, set… Read More

  • StumbleUpon Gets A Redesign In Version 4.0 For Android

    StumbleUpon Gets A Redesign In Version 4.0 For Android

    StumbleUpon released version 4.0 of StumbleUpon for Android today, bringing a complete user interface overhaul, including navigation changes and a new way for users to find content. The design fits Google’s Android app design guidelines, with pages you can slide in from the left and right and a flat look that is has hints of Android L’s Material design. The drawer slide menu gets… Read More