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Kik Shows Instagram, Twitter and Others How Messaging is Done

Canada-based messaging app Kik typically flies under the radar of many, but today the service sat in tech spotlight after it hit 100 million registered users, putting its modest 26-year-old founder and CEO Ted Livingston in a slightly difficult position.<p>Waterloo-based Livingston prefers to focus …

Google Play Movies and Google Play Music websites get native Chromecast support

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Google (s GOOG) Play Music and Google Play Movies just got a bit more tightly integrated with Chromecast: Users of Google’s TV …

'Instapaper' Named App of the Week, Available for Free

Popular read-it-later app <i>Instapaper</i> has been named Apple's App of the Week, and as a result, it is available for free for the first time since its initial 2010 release.<p>The app is designed to allow users to save and store articles for reading at a later time, stripping away unnecessary page clutter …

Google Glass's killer app may be cyborg golf

While the future of Google Glass is still coming into focus, one particular use case may be emerging as the platform's killer app: golf. The centuries-old game of whacking balls into tiny holes across large expanses of grass, while avoiding trees, bodies of water, and sand, is a lot more …

Snapchat for everything: Younity rolls out ephemeral file-sharing

With Snapchat, you can send self-deleting photos and videos to your friends.<p>Younity can send anything.<p>Using Younity’s share feature, which Younity app maker Entangled Media introduced today, you share music, videos, photos, and other kinds of files with other Younity users. But they can’t ever …

Evernote for iOS updated with scanning mode that converts business cards to contacts and more

Evernote for iPhone and iPad has been updated with a fancy new mode that allows users to scan in business cards using their device’s camera and automatically converts the data to an editable contact card. The feature is only available to Evernote Premium users. The cards can also pull data from …

Google Street View has become 'the backbone' of Maps

Google Maps' Street View mode can easily seem like an exercise in mapping indulgence. Is it really necessary to drive cars mounted with high-tech cameras around dozens of cities just so that people can view the front door of a local business? According to a profile of Google's mapping efforts in <i>The</i> …

Consumer Behavior, Not Snapchat, Created The Need For Instagram Direct

This morning Instagram announced Instagram Direct, a new feature to privately send your friends photos and videos. Instagram refers to these photos on its blog as ‘moments’ to help people share things like “An inside joke between friends captured on the go, a special family moment or even just one …

Change to Twitter's blocking policy has users up in arms

If you thought that blocking someone on Twitter meant that they could no longer see your tweets, think again.<p>While that was formerly the case, an update to the Twitter service appears to have changed the way blocking works. Now, blocking someone means that you will not see any of their activity, …

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