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  • Facebook’s Paper for iOS updated with birthdays, events, photo comments, group updates, and more

    18 April 2014, 1:02 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Facebook today released the first major update to its Paper for iOS app, adding a slew of new features just 10 weeks after the initial launch. You can download the new version now directly from Apple’s App Store. First up, Facebook has added notifications…
  • Google’s Project Tango teams up with NASA for autonomous space robots

    17 April 2014, 6:49 pm by: Roberto Baldwin

    Google’s ATAP team and NASA are using the Project Tango smartphone with 3D motion tracking to help navigate robots in the International Space Station. The smartphone’s Myriad 1 vision processor chip is capable of making a quarter millions 3D measurements…
  • Skitch for iOS updated to let you share those pink-arrowed pics even faster

    17 April 2014, 5:30 pm by: Roberto Baldwin

    When you need to share an image with a giant pink arrow with a friend or the Internet at large, you turn to Evernote’s Skitch app. The photo-marking app features tools to quickly annotate images with text, arrows, drawings, and more. Today’s update will…
  • Microsoft starts letting Windows Phone developers respond to app reviews

    17 April 2014, 2:13 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Microsoft today announced the launch of a pilot program that lets Windows Phone developers respond to app reviews. The company says the roll-out will begin this week with a small group of developers who have been pre-selected to participate, though it didn’t…
  • Facebook launches optional Nearby Friends feature for Android and iOS

    17 April 2014, 1:00 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Facebook today launched Nearby Friends, a new option in the company’s main app for Android and iOS rolling out “over the coming weeks” in the US. The feature lets you see which friends are close to you, assuming that both you and the other party have…
  • Amazon partners with Samsung to launch custom Kindle e-Book service for Galaxy devices

    17 April 2014, 4:25 am by: Ben Woods

    Amazon and Samsung have today announced that the two companies will launch an e-Book download service designed specifically for the South Korean handset maker’s range of Galaxy smartphones and tablets. As part of the partnership, the companies will also…
  • Developers excited to build Project Ara’s smartphone modules

    16 April 2014, 3:11 pm by: Roberto Baldwin

    The Project Ara developers conference is Google’s smartphone-experiment show and tell. The search-giant turned hardware-vendor may want to get its new modular smartphone in the hands of the entire world, but it needs to get developers to build the tiny…
  • Google launches Chrome Remote Desktop for Android, letting you access PCs and Macs on the go

    16 April 2014, 2:12 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Google today launched a Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android, which lets you remotely control your computer using your smartphone or tablet. You can download the new app now directly from Google Play. The app’s description says you can “securely access…
  • Indie Phone: The ‘Silicon Valley dream is part of the problem’ when it comes to data privacy

    16 April 2014, 9:52 am by: Ben Woods

    With revelations about mass spying and a crippling widespread security flaw affecting two-thirds of the Web, it’s little surprise services and devices that put security and privacy before all else are seeing a groundswell of support. However, despite there…
  • Samsung says it will launch Tizen phones before August, but Android still its ‘main business’

    16 April 2014, 3:12 am by: Jon Russell

    Samsung has lifted the lid on its plans for Tizen, after Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president of the Korean firm’s product strategy team, told Reuters that it will launch smartphones running the Linux-based mobile operating system during its second quarter…

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