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Google+ for iOS updated with full-resolution photo backups, design tweaks, and more

Google has updated its Google+ app for iOS with a few new tweaks. Version 4.6 of the social networking application introduces full-quality photo backups for iOS 7 users, a few design tweaks in the notifications screen, and the ability to share your location with friends (similar to Apple’s own Find …

Instagram May Be Launching A Private Messaging Feature Soon

Now, sources tell GigaOm that Instagram is getting ready to launch a new private messaging feature inside the visual content sharing platform, which will also include group messaging.<p>One of the most frustrating things about Instagram is the inability to contact a member privately; you have to say …

Everything You Need to Know About Gmail's Latest Update

Gmail had a little work done lately, and it's looking good.<p>The latest version of the web's favorite email client comes with a host of new features, …

How To Prepare Your Facebook Profile for the Timeline Update

Facebook Timeline has been released and there are some very important steps you need to take in order to protect and prepare your profile before …

ZipaClip app review: send unlimited free video messages

<b>ZipaClip</b><p><b>Price</b>: Free<p>ZipaClip by Aclipsa Mobile Video Solutions LLC provides you with a way to send private video messages for free to your friends and …

WhatsApp Tops 250 Million Active Users

WhatsApp now has more than 250 million monthly active users, the messaging service revealed to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>This puts WhatsApp in the same …

Snapchat Has A Patent That Could Help It Become The Defacto Camera App

While larger competitors struggle to differentiate themselves with different video lengths, Snapchat could use a different weapon to be the first camera app opened: speed. And unlike filters, this one will be more difficult to copy.<p>Snapchat has a patent, “Single mode visual media capture,” on its …

Voxer Transforms Into A Walkie-Talkie Service For The Business World

Voxer is making its entrance into the business world with a set of new high-end features for its walkie-talkie style, push-to-talk service.<p>Voxer Pro and Voxer Pro For Business run on Android and iOS devices just as with the standard service. If unfamiliar, the Voxer service is an app for sending …

Android 4.4 KitKat will let you choose your own default texting app

Android users will be able to choose third-party apps to handle their text messaging by default when the operating system's next big update, version 4.4 KitKat, eventually launches. On its developer blog, Google notes that many third-party SMS and MMS apps have already been made using workarounds …

Teenagers say goodbye to Facebook and hello to messenger apps

Facebook made a startling admission in its earnings announcement this month: it was seeing a "decrease in daily users, specifically among teens". In other words, teenagers are still on Facebook; they're just not using it as much as they did. It was a landmark statement, since teens are the …

In Rejecting Facebook, Snapchat Still Extracts Value

Snapchat’s CEO Evan Spiegel could have sold his two-year-old startup to Facebook for about $3 billion. But he said no.<p>When the Journal reported his rebuff on Wednesday, some in Silicon Valley and beyond thought Spiegel was crazy. Yet even without a deal, the founder still got something important: …

Weemo Brings Its WebRTC-Powered Video Chat Solution To iOS, Android And PhoneGap Apps

Weemo, a service that offers a WebRTC-based real-time video chat platform for software vendors, service providers and developers, launched its new mobile SDK today that brings the company’s services to third-party vendors who want to use its WebRTC capabilities in iOS, Android and PhoneGap …

Kwikdesk is Twitter-Meets-Snapchat

If you crossed Twitter with Snapchat you’d probably get something like Kwikdesk – a way of sending messages of up to 300 characters out in to the ether that people can only find if they look for them. After entering your message, you set a delete date of one, 10 or 100 days away and… that’s it.<p>The …

Who Will Own The Next Great Instant Messaging Service?

The social media era was about what we make public. Now, it's about what we don't. The race to own the next great back channel.<p>Instant messaging is the center of the internet. Everything else is a temporary distraction.<p>The case for this is strong: Every company that has ruled the internet in the …