Shannon Smith

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Tell us: What makes a real North Beach resident?

We love doing our “real locals” series on the people, places and events that define San Francisco neighborhoods. We’ve been to the Haight and the Mission so far, after delving into S.F as a whole, then Marin, Berkeley, Oakland, and the Peninsula. Often, our comments section is overflowing with …

Maybe Snapchat Is Crazy To Turn Down $3B, But Was Facebook Nuts To Offer It?

Apparently for Facebook, $3 billion is the new $1 billion. With reports that the social-networking giant tried to buy upstart Snapchat for 3 times what it paid just last year for Instagram, it’s clear CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes that if you can’t beat them, buy them. But while most of the …

Apple releases iOS 7.0.4 & iOS 6.1.5 with FaceTime bug fix

This morning, Apple has released iOS 7.0.4 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update is a bug fix release with improvements. Apple notes that the update includes a fix for FaceTime calls that could fail for some users. The update is available over-the-air via the Software Update section in the …

New Blippy Mobile App Will Help You Find the Perfect Reaction GIF

Wherever there is fertile ground on the Internet (i.e., they aren’t disabled), GIFs will flourish. The compressed, silent, automatically playing and …

The iPad finally gets a great productivity suite — and it’s not from Microsoft

A new, free productivity app for iPad enables you to create and edit Microsoft Word and Excel documents with a gorgeous user interface rebuilt for the iPad. It’s the app Microsoft wishes it built — but it’s actually from a small, publicly traded company called HopTo.<p>The Campbell, Calif.-based HopTo …

Fitness-tracking app Moves now supports the iPhone 5s' M7 chip, offers battery-saving mode on iOS 7

Thanks to an update released today, the always-on fitness app Moves will now work with the iPhone 5s' M7 motion-sensing chip. The activity tracker utilizes Apple's "motion co-processor" to track your steps taken, distance ran and more stats -- in the absence of the M7, Moves will monitor this …

Dear NSA, there's now a Snapchat for e-mail

Self-destruction is the core value of our current times.<p>Just as we seek to destroy ourselves with our self-indulgence and our joie de vivre, we seek our private messages to be destroyed before the world's security services read them.<p>And so along comes a company called PowerInbox to assist us on our …

Knozen, TheLadders’ Founder’s New Personality-Probing Startup, Closes $2.25M Seed From FirstMark, Lerer, David Tisch & Others

Knozen is the new startup from Marc Cenedella, serial entrepreneur and founder of the veteran job matching site, TheLadders.<p>Cenedella is not giving too much away about his new project at this early stage — it was founded “this year”, he says, rather non-specifically — but he’s just revealed one key …