Google Plus, or Google+, is now available for iOS in the iTunes App Store. The social networking service, in which you divide up your friends, family and acquaintances into "Circles," has taken off in the past few weeks and has even seen defectors from Facebook. When the service launched, we said that mobile users Read More...
About 2 months ago, embattled social gaming company Zynga sued the creators of the Bang with Friends app in federal court. The suit alleged that the casual sex app’s name was an intentional play on Zynga’s trademarked “with friends” properties such as Words with Friends and Hanging with Friends. Today the suit was dropped and the two parties settled. “Zynga Inc. and Bang With Friends, Inc. are pleased that they have reached an amicable resolution of their dispute,” a Zynga spokesperson told tech site AllThingsD, who covered the story. “Although the … Read more
A new timelapse video shows the influx of people into NYC on a typical workday based on Foursquare check-ins. The video is just downright amazing, and focuses on the area of Manhattan. The visualization is based on Foursquare check-ins by food, nightlife, travel and transport, shops, arts and entertainment and residence. Check out the awesome Vimeo video below! [Via: Business Insider]
One of the most frustrating aspects of Facebook is finally being remedied. The social network is rolling out the ability to edit posts after the fact, saving us all from auto correct nightmares! We’ve all been there, laboriously composing a long-winded rant or poignant observation, only to get a barrage of LOLs at the word “ducking”. Now you can save yourself some of the pain, and the sophie’s choice of whether to let it stay, delete it or – worst of all – rewrite the whole thing. With the new … Read more
Instagram has been updated, making the app optimized for iOS 7. Version 4.2.0 brings mostly visual optimizations for the app, making the design of the app match the aesthetic stylings of iOS 7. The update increases the size of photos and videos in your feed to expand to the edge of the screen, which translates to better resolution. Grid view has been streamlined, allowing content to appear larger than before. Profile pictures have been changed from a square to a circular form, keeping with iOS 7′s design. Instagram for iOS … Read more
Flipboard, the uber-popular social reader, just continues to grow as it grabbed new funding of $50 million. Rizvi Traverse Management and Goldman Sachs help raise the money, putting the company’s valuation at $800 million. According to the AllThingsD report, Rizvi is no stranger to putting cash toward other social networking companies such as Twitter, Facebook and, most recently, Square. So putting more finances in a company like Flipboard is no surprise, especially since the company is on fire with 20 million users. Before today, Flipboard hadn’t received any funding since … Read more
Twitter is taking advantage of Google’s new beta testing system for Android apps by offering Android users the chance to beta test cool new Twitter features before (and if) they make it to the mainstream. This comes just a day after Snapchat opened up its beta testing program, and a few months after Facebook rolled out its beta testing program. Signing up for beta testing is painlessly easy. All you have to do join the Twitter beta tester Google Group, and then click agree to be a tester. If you … Read more
Snapchat has taken a page from Facebook and other apps by releasing a beta version of its Android app, which lets adventurous users try out new Snapchat features before they become a reality. Signing up is simple – all you have to do is join Snapchat’s Google+ community, and opt in to the beta program. Then uninstall and reinstall Snapchat, and bam! You’re in. The newest beta features are simple enough, and very welcome. Version 3.1.00 brings an enhanced canvas, which gives you the option of changing the thickness of … Read more
Yahoo has been hard at work with updating its fleet of apps, with the latest being Flickr for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The upgrade brings new customization features most will enjoy, including filters and a cluster of new editing tools. Here’s the full description for what Version 2.20.1134 brings: The Flickr Mobile App has a brand new set of filters! With a new range of dynamic and stunning effects you’ll be able to personalize your photos like never before. Live filters! Now you can scroll through and preview … Read more
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