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Twitter’s Mobile App Now Includes Support For Twitter’s New “App Cards”

Following its announcement yesterday, Twitter has today updated its mobile applications with support for the new Twitter App Cards feature. According to the Twitter app’s page in Apple’s iTunes App Store, version 5.5 of the app brings a number of improvements, including the ability to “help you …

Facebook Home screenshots reveal squeaky clean interface

The Facebook Home launcher/app is expected to debut on the HTC First, previously known as the Myst, at Facebook’s Android event tomorrow.<p>Now, a set of screenshots have been posted by <i>9to5Google</i> that could reveal what the interface of the HTC First will look like. If real, the screenshots, which …

One Year Later, Nearly Half Of Instagram’s 100 Million Users Are On Android

Instagram has been around for what feels like forever, but it seems like just yesterday that the app migrated over to Android after being a long-time iOS exclusive. Today marks one year of Instagram’s presence on Android, and to celebrate the company shared on its blog that in just that short time …

Gmail Search’s Autocomplete Gets Smarter Predictions, Using Past Searches To Help You Find Things

The Gmail team announced some improvements for search within its product today, calling out better predictions for autocomplete based on who you contact the most and what you’ve searched for.<p>Given that Google is the king of search, this is a welcome and obvious improvement. Additionally, Gmail …

Google brings password and autofill syncing to Chrome for Android

If you've been syncing passwords and autofill entries with Chrome on the desktop, you can now access that information from an Android device. Google today rolled out an update to Chrome for Android that enables the functionality, which should make logging into websites and filling out forms a bit …

Vertical wireless charging means cool things for your phone

The wireless charging stations of today are either small, flat surfaces upon which you position your phone, or laptop-size spaces that can fit more than one device.<p>You must lay your smartphone or tablet just so to see the full effects of the charge. A bump or slip makes charging less efficient, …

Apple's bounce-back patent receives 'final' rejection from US patent office

The patent is far from dead, but we're getting a much better understanding of the arguments for and against its validity<p>Apple received some bad news last Friday regarding its infamous bounce-back patent, US 7,469,381. That's one of the technical utility patents Samsung was found to infringe at …

Windows 8.1 includes options to shut down from Start button and disable hot corners

Microsoft is just days away from releasing its Windows 8.1 preview, complete with the return of the Start button. The software maker has started to distribute final preview copies of Windows Server 2012 R2, which includes the same Start button return as the Windows 8.1 preview. While Microsoft has …