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The New York Times Bets On Its Own Reputation With Its New Mobile App

NYT Now is sleek and ambitious. But will anybody actually buy it?<p>NYT Now, the <i>New York Times'</i> soon-to-be-released mobile app, is ambitious, sleek, and, for the most part, quite useful. More important, though, it's a wager. And this time the <i>Times</i> is betting on its own brand and reputation.<p>The app, …

Realmac teases upcoming Reminders feature in popular ‘Clear’ task app

Fantastical isn’t the only app with a new version on the way. Realmac Software, makers of the popular to-do list app Clear, have been hyping the addition of Reminders functionality since late last year and expected to ship the update around this time. Realmac says its still fine tuning the …

FireChat sees 100K app downloads a day with a huge uptake overseas

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Twitter adds ability to post multiple photos, tag friends

In its continuing quest to make its service more attractive to casual users, Twitter has added the ability for users to post multiple pictures at once as well as tag friends in their photos.<p>Users can tag up to 10 people in their photos. More importantly, Twitter said that tagging others won't …

Social Media

Sobriety app with panic button helps addicts stay on the wagon

If you're inclined to agree with that old Alcoholics Anonymous saying, "Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic," you just might be encouraged by a new app being developed at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, that aims to help -- as actively and even annoyingly as possible -- recovering addicts …

Apps

Apple Pledges to Make Emoji More Ethnically Diverse

When you scroll through Apple’s emoji, there are 12 different flags, 13 different hearts, 58 different smileys, and 63 different animals. There are …

UpTo calendar app relaunches with a renewed, balanced focus on what matters

When UpTo originally launched, it focused on being what it described as “half-social, half-calendar.” Unfortunately, that didn’t work out so well as the social side and the calendar side fought for dominance, resulting in an app that felt like it didn’t know what it wanted to be when it grew …

Upto Calendar for iOS Revamped to Include Layers and Per-event Sharing

UpTo, the social calendar app for iOS has been fully redesigned and relaunched today to include a layered calendar view and more granular sharing options.<p>While we previously called out the potential of this calendar app back in 2012, it seems the company wasn’t quite happy with the overall look and …