Topic: Apps

Snapchat Looks to Begin Advertising
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Snapchat Looks to Begin Advertising

Since its beginnings in 2011, Snapchat has charged forward unencumbered by the need for advertisement. Now, it seems, the company is looking to change that. According to the Wall Street Journal, Snapchat is looking to … [Read more...]

Mimesis Aegis, An Invisible Android Shield That Encrypts Communication
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Mimesis Aegis, An Invisible Android Shield That Encrypts Communication

A team at the Georgia Institute of Technology has been developing a new app called Mimesis Aegis––roughly “imitation shield” in Latin––that provides end-to-end encryption for Android communication apps. It … [Read more...]

A Temporary Way Around The Facebook Messenger Install
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A Temporary Way Around The Facebook Messenger Install

If you’re like me, then being told what to do isn’t high on your list of things you love. That’s why when Facebook made me install Messenger, my nostrils flared and lasers shot out of my eyes. Luckily, the fire of … [Read more...]

Bleep, A Communication App That Leaves No Tracks
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Bleep, A Communication App That Leaves No Tracks

BitTorrent––the company that invented the BitTorrent protocol and specializes in central server-less products––has opened the doors to their Pre-Alpha app Bleep. Bleep allows users to communicate through text or … [Read more...]

Square Jumps into Automation, Adds IFTTT Integration
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Square Jumps into Automation, Adds IFTTT Integration

Payments company Square is entering the world of Internet automation, adding support for popular service IFTTT this week. The integration, announced on Thursday via the IFTTT blog, enables Square users to create … [Read more...]

Google Maps Explore Might Beat Foursquare at its Own Game
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Google Maps Explore Might Beat Foursquare at its Own Game

Just yesterday we heard about the new and improved Foursquare, and how it would give users targeted recommendations based on where they are and what they liked. As it turns out, Google took yesterday as an opportunity to … [Read more...]

Location Sharing App PlaceUs Offers Unique Features, But Is It Useful?
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Location Sharing App PlaceUs Offers Unique Features, But Is It Useful?

PlaceUs is the latest location-sharing app to hit the App Store, but before you roll your eyes, take note of its impressive list of features. Developed under Alohar Mobile by former Google Maps architect, Sam Liang, … [Read more...]

A Simple Journey Begins
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A Simple Journey Begins

I’m making a pretty big change to the way I handle my finances, and I’m not going to lie -- I’m a bit uneasy. After using two checking accounts -- one for bills and one for spending money -- and an assortment of … [Read more...]

Foursquare Shifts from “Checking In” to “Check This Out”
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Foursquare Shifts from “Checking In” to “Check This Out”

When you think Foursquare, you think, “checking in.” Well, that, or, “checking in is kind of lame” (or maybe that's just me). It seems as though Foursquare’s aware of that conception, which is why it’s taken … [Read more...]

Snapchat Geofilters Spruce Up Your Snaps
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Snapchat Geofilters Spruce Up Your Snaps

Snapchat has announced a new feature called Geofilters that allows you to apply special filters to an image depending on where you are located.  For example, if you snap a picture in New York City, available filters … [Read more...]