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New Facebook app forces you to trade messages

As expected, Facebook has launched a Snapchat-like mobile app that lets users trade ephemeral photo- and video-based messages.<p>But that's not what's most interesting about it.<p>With the new app, called Slingshot, you can't view an incoming message until you respond with a photo or video of your own. …

Beyond the Silo: How Apple Plans To Reinvent Document Management with iOS 8 – MacStories

With iOS 8, announced last week at WWDC, Apple is going to bring deep changes to one of the most controversial aspects of its mobile platform: document storage and management. While iCloud will play a big role with a unified iCloud Drive for iOS and OS X, third-party developers will also get a …

Apps

Apple Cuts Prices on Mac Mini and Apple TV in Europe, iMac in UK

On the same day it launched a new entry-level iMac model, Apple also used the downtime to adjust the prices on other hardware in some European markets. The price cuts we've noticed affect European models of the Mac mini, the European Apple TV and iMac models in the UK.<p>Pricing on the Mac mini …

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray And All Fifth-Gen Camaros Involved In Recall

The latest in a recent series of General Motors recalls involves all fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaros and a small number of 2014 Chevrolet Corvette …

Chevrolet Corvette

Facebook relaunches second Snapchat clone

After accidentally launching – and pulling – its Snapchat competitor Slingshot last week, Facebook has relaunched the app to US customers.<p>Slingshot borrows Snapchat's key innovation of ephemeral messaging, allowing users to send photos which time out after being viewed, keeping fun missives away …

Fire Phone camera gets unlimited photo storage

Amazon will give all buyers of the new Fire Phone unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive, chief exec Jeff Bezos has announced today. Users of …

Mobile Technology

Gear 2 now has a predictive messaging app, courtesy of Fleksy app

Back in January Fleksy showed off its small predictive keyboard on the Galaxy Gear, though the Omate TrueSmart was actually the first smartwatch to show off the app. If you’re the type that finds the idea of a keyboard on such a small space to be useful, Fleksy is certainly delivers. One problem …

Amazon officially unveils much rumored 3D Fire Phone, coming to AT&T July 25 for $199/$299 w/ contract

After several months of speculation, Amazon has just unveiled its own smartphone, dubbed the Fire Phone on stage at an event in Seattle, Washington. As expected, the device features the much rumored a 3D display. You can pre-order the Fire Phone for $199/299 with a contract on Amazon. Off-contract, …

Apple Releases Update to iOS 8 Beta

WWDC was two weeks ago, and beta versions of Apple's new operating systems iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite and of Apple TV were made available at that time. Now, Apple has made updates to those betas, including an update for Apple TV that supports iCloud Family Sharing. The Apple TV can now access content …