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IDEO Creates a Gorgeous App for Making Movies on Your iPhone

The app was IDEO's answer to a straightforward question: how can we give people a simple way to make great looking videos on a smartphone? Its …

How to Create an Evernote RSS Reader: Step By Step Tutorial

<b>Learn how to use app integrations to create an Evernote RSS Reader with these simple steps.</b><p>With Google’s imminent cancellation of Google Reader due …

TaDaweb Lets You Create ‘Small Data’ Mashups Without Writing A Single Line Of Code

There is much talk about “Big Data” and the power it can provide. But with <i>Big Data</i> can come <i>Big Prices</i> associated with the cost and complexity of wrangling all that information.<p>According to TaDaweb — a company displaying this week at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 — the data many businesses are trying …

New York Times is back online after prolonged outage

The New York Times’ website and mobile apps experienced some downtime earlier today, an outage that the paper is now attributing to an “internal issue.” Both the site and apps appear to be back online for most people at this time.<p>Here’s an official response from the publication’s Twitter account:<p>We …

Comparison Chart of Chromecast, Apple TV and Roku Content Options

<i>Marketing Land</i> has assembled this comparison chart showing what subscription and rental services can be used with the new Google Chromecast, the Apple TV, and the Roku streaming boxes.<p>The new Chromecast, which costs just $35, plugs into an HDMI port on a television, and needs to be charged via a …

How-Tuesday: Set Up VLC Media Player on iOS

Last week, the beloved media player VLC returned to iOS after a two-year hiatus. The new version is fully open source, and as always, totally free. …

App Store gives away popular iOS games and apps to mark its 5th anniversary (update)

Here's a little treat on a Monday morning. A number of premium iOS apps and games have been discounted to nothing over at the App Store, including the charming and mildly addictive <i>Tiny Wings</i> (and <i>Tiny Wings HD</i> for iPad), <i>Traktor DJ</i> (normally $20), <i>Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery</i> <i>EP</i>, as well as</i> …

With Google Reader Nearly Dead, Feedly Launches Its Own Cloud Platform

Google Reader won't be around for much longer – mark your calendars for July 1 if you haven't already. To prevent us from going into RSS withdrawal, …

Why Facebook Home Should Make Apple and Google Very Nervous

<b>We thought that</b> the winners and losers in mobile were already clear. The biggest winners were the hardware manufacturers, with Apple and Samsung …

HBO GO Finally Arrives on Apple TV

It's too late for <i>Game of Thrones</i>, and <i>True Blood</i> started last week. But if you've been waiting for Apple to add HBO GO to its little "hobby" device, …

300 Hours of Brand-New Original Content for Netflix Is Kids' Stuff (Literally)

After developing and releasing original content like <i>Arrested Development</i>, <i>House of Cards</i> and <i>Hemlock Grove</i>, Netflix is thinking even bigger with its …

Inside Digg's Race to Build the New Google Reader

Wired Exclusive Inside Digg's Race to Build the New Google Reader<p>Something Old, Something New<p>Andrew McLaughlin is, like, California-enthusiastic. …

Study: Apple’s bet on the wrist might be smarter than Google’s bet on the face

A new Forrester study on Google Glass might just show that Apple’s apparent obsession with the wrist might be a better bet than Google’s focus on the face.<p>According to the study of 4,600 adults, 12 percent of us would want to purchase wearable technology, like glasses, on our face. That’s almost 22 …

HBO Moved Development In-House to Speed Apple TV Project

On Wednesday, Apple released a long awaited update that brought new channels to its Apple TV, including WatchESPN, Sky News, and HBO GO.<p>HBO GO has been available on other platforms like the iPhone and iPad, Roku, and Xbox 360 for quite some time, but it was only in January that reports surfaced …

New Bing Experiment Adds Curated Lists Of Links, Images And Videos From Experts To Search Results

Microsoft today announced a new experiment for its Bing search engine that’s a bit different from the usual social search and algorithm updates we’ve come to expect from the service. Bing Boards, as this new effort is called, aims to create something akin to curated search results for a select …

Instagram Now Hosts 16B Photos For 130M People Who Have Interacted With 1B Likes

Instagram’s Kevin Systrom told us today how people “come together to share the world in real time” as the company planned to unveil Instagram’s video service — which we first reported earlier this week. And he also revealed new stats: Instagram now hosts 16 billion photos for 130 million users, who …

Instagram Crosses 130 Million Users, With 16 Billion Photos And Over 1 Billion Likes Per Day

On stage at Facebook’s big mystery event, Instagram’s Kevin Systrom has just shared some new growth statistics for the photo-sharing platform.<p>Instagram now boasts over 130 million active monthly users. And that’s not all — there are over 16 billion photos on the service altogether, with over 1 …

Instagram Launches 15-Second Video Sharing Feature, With 13 Filters And Editing

Instagram, the immensely popular photo-sharing app that was acquired by Facebook in a $1 billion deal last year, is not just for photos anymore.<p>At a press event at Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters, Instagram’s co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom debuted a new feature called, simply, “Video On …

Instagram Launches Cinema, Its Fix For The iPhone’s Shaky Camera

Instagram today finally unveiled its anticipated video service and served it with a kicker, which is great for those of us with shaky hands. It launched Cinema: a way to stabilize the video captured with the iPhone.<p>Right now this is an iPhone-only app. And for good reason. Since the launch of the …

Instagram Video Vs. Vine: What’s The Difference?

Instagram just launched video functionality. Glorious, 15-second, editable video functionality. Complete with image stabilization.<p>So what does this mean for Vine? In the end, the competition should give users plenty to be excited about, whether you’re a Vine loyalist or an Instagrammaholic. And …

Hands-On With Instagram’s New Video Feature

We’ve just made our way out of Facebook’s Headquarters in Menlo Park, where Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom took the stage to debut the app’s new (and not un-Vinelike) video functionality.<p>Kevin Systrom suggested on stage that they’ve been thinking about how to do video since day one — and if that’s the …

Video Ad Buying Platform TubeMogul Hires Google Media Platforms Head Chip Scovic As CRO

TubeMogul has come a long way since being founded in 2006. The company, which originally provided an analytics service for video distributors, moved into advertising a couple of years ago. With a platform that brand advertisers can use to systematically purchase online video inventory, it’s gotten …

Instagram, Technology’s Window To The Soul

Today Instagram revealed a new mission statement that reflects its true purpose. At our best, we don’t share photos or videos to brag or get ‘Likes’. We share to let others see through our eyes. Facebook has “To make the world more open and connected”. Now, alongside the launch of video, Instagram …

So, what happens to Passbook in iOS 7?

At WWDC 2012, Passbook was called a “key feature” of iOS 6. A year later, the Apple keynote went by without a single mention of the digital wallet …

Apple, iOS 7 and WWDC: 7 articles for you to read

It has been one of those weeks where I have not had time to sit down and think about the various news announcements from Apple’a (s AAPL) annual …