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iOS 8 Is Here, and Facebook Is Ready - Posted 1 day, 6 hours ago
With owners of Apple devices being able to upgrade to iOS 8 starting Wednesday, Facebook is prepared f... [AllFacebook]

Hootsuite Share Extension for iOS 8 Allows Third-Party Apps to Share to Facebook - Posted 1 day, 11 hours ago
Apple is set to release its new mobile operating system, iOS 8, Wednesday, and Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Turf.ly App Lets You Start a War While You Run - Posted September 12, 2014
Described by its founders as "Runkeeper meets Foursquare," a new app called Turf.ly aims to get you off of the couch and into your own personal Game of Thrones-style war for territory. One of the winning creations to come out of MassHack in Boston this June, Turf.ly divides your city into smal... [SocialTimes.com]

iPhone 6: How Much Innovation Can We Expect? [Infographic] - Posted September 8, 2014
Happy iPhone Announcement Eve! Apple addicts are eagerly awaiting the expected announcement of the new iPhone 6 during Apple's fall product review. In what has become something of an annual tradition, rumors about the latest iPhone model are swirling ahead of the event. Will iPhone 6 have a bigger screen? Will the... [AllFacebook]

iPhone 6: How Much Innovation Can We Expect? [Infographic] - Posted September 8, 2014
Happy iPhone Announcement Eve! Apple addicts are eagerly awaiting the expected announcement of the new iPhone 6 during Apple's fall product review. In what has become something of an annual tradition, rumors about the latest iPhone model are swirling ahead of the event. Will iPhone 6 have a bigger screen? Will the... [SocialTimes.com]

Netflix Takes Facebook Sharing Out of News Feed, Into Private Messages - Posted September 2, 2014
Facebook users' News Feeds will no longer be populated with their friends' ... [AllFacebook]

7 Fun Tips & Tricks for Better iPhone Photography [Video] - Posted August 28, 2014
Maybe you're using your camera phone to make calls or even retirement investments, but we know that much of the time, you're using your smartphone to take a ridiculous amount of mobile photography. In fact, mobile photography ha... [AllFacebook]

7 Fun Tips & Tricks for Better iPhone Photography [Video] - Posted August 28, 2014
Maybe you're using your camera phone to make calls or even retirement investments, but we know that much of the time, you're using your smartphone to take a ridiculous amount of mobile photography. In fact, mobile photography ha... [SocialTimes.com]

iPhone App Sickweather Taps Public Facebook, Twitter Posts to Tell Users Where Kids Have the Flu - Posted August 26, 2014
With school starting up again, what if parents had an application that mined public posts on Facebook and ... [AllFacebook]

Update to Facebook Messenger for iOS Prevents Scammers from Forcing iPhones to Place Calls - Posted August 25, 2014
Facebook is rolling out an update to its Messenger application for iOS to protect us... [AllFacebook]

Accused Murderer Asked Siri Where to Hide the Body - Posted August 13, 2014
Twenty-year-old murder suspect Pedro Bravo asked Siri where to hide a body on the night his roommate went missing. Prosecutors presented the jury with evidence of Bravo's Siri request, "I need to hide my roommate," along with his iPhone ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Announces Cross-Device Ad Reporting - Posted August 13, 2014
Facebook continues to make strides in becoming the "cross-platform platform," as today the company announced a way to track ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Engineers Kill iOS Bug, Reduce Crash Rate by 50% - Posted August 12, 2014
Facebook engineers have solved a long-term mobile bugging issue in iOS, reducing its crash rate by more than 50 percent. According to ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Engineers Kill iOS Bug, Reduce Crash Rate by 50% - Posted August 12, 2014
Facebook engineers have solved a long-term mobile bugging issue in iOS, reducing its crash rate by more than 50 percent. According to ... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Mentions: an App for Public Figures - Posted July 17, 2014
It was reported last August by ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Messenger Now Available For IPad - Posted July 3, 2014
Facebook quietly (and finally) released its Messenger application for the ... [AllFacebook]

Slingshot Now Available Globally - Posted June 25, 2014
The rest of the world can now "sling" their "shots," as Facebook announced the global release of photo- and video-sharing application ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Debuts Photo- And Video-Sharing App Slingshot (Officially This Time) - Posted June 17, 2014
The second application from Facebook Creative Labs, ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Debuts Photo- And Video-Sharing App Slingshot (Officially This Time) - Posted June 17, 2014
The second application from Facebook Creative Labs, ... [Lost Remote]

A More Robust Stock Of Paper From Facebook - Posted June 16, 2014
The popularity of Facebook's Paper iPhone applic... [AllFacebook]

Kuhcoon Ads Updates IOS App For Facebook Page Admins To Manage, Monitor Ad Campaigns - Posted June 10, 2014
Kuhcoon Ads, which allows Facebook page administrators to manage and monitor ad campaigns via their iPhones, released ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Launch Of Video-Sharing App Slingshot Appears Imminent After App Store Sightings - Posted June 9, 2014
The video-sharing application and Snapchat competitor that was first reported by ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Changes Default Privacy Setting For New Users To Friends From Public, Announces Launch Of Privacy Checkup Tool - Posted May 22, 2014
Users' privacy is a perpetual hot-button issue for Facebook, and the social ne... [AllFacebook]

Facebook IOS App Update Adds Previewing Of Draft Posts, Post Creation With Poor Or No Connections - Posted May 15, 2014
Facebook released version 10.0 of its flagship i... [AllFacebook]

Encrypt Your Facebook Messages With Cryptocat - Posted May 13, 2014
Open-source chat-encryption tool Cryptocat announced its latest update, which includes full encryption for Facebook private ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Yanks Poke, Camera From App Store - Posted May 12, 2014
Facebook has made its focus on producing stand-alone applications more than clear in recent weeks, but two of its pre-... [AllFacebook]

Research Says You Can Tell Whether Someone Is More Likely To be an Android or an iPhone Owner - Posted May 12, 2014
Do you invest in the stock market? Drink wine? Fly on an airplane? Then there's a good chance you ... [PRNewser]

F8: 1700+ Developers Attended From 30+ Countries - Posted May 5, 2014
Facebook recently released some interesting stats about the attendance and social activity surrounding its f8 conference last week in San Francisco. At this conference, Facebook announced new features such as anonymous login, AppLinks and a ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Open-Sources Pop, The Animation Engine Behind Its Paper IPhone App - Posted April 28, 2014
Facebook announced Monday that it is ... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Open-Sources Pop, The Animation Engine Behind Its Paper IPhone App - Posted April 28, 2014
Facebook announced Monday that it is ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Photo-Album Creator PastBook Launches IPhone App - Posted April 25, 2014
Photo-album creator PastBook announced the launch of its ... [AllFacebook]

1Q EARNINGS: Mark Zuckerberg On The Three Stages Of Maturity For Facebook's Apps - Posted April 24, 2014
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg divided the social network's portfolio of applications into three stages ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Adds 'Groups You Admin' Section - Posted April 23, 2014
Facebook continues to add features related to its groups, adding a Groups You Admin secti... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Paper Update Includes Notifications For Events And Birthdays, Photo Comments - Posted April 18, 2014
Facebook announced version 1.1 of its ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Releases Updated IOS App - Posted April 18, 2014
Facebook released version 9.0 of its ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Adding Nearby Friends Feature To Apps For IPhone, Android - Posted April 17, 2014
Facebook is officially introducing a feature it has toyed with in simpler form in the past, as the social network announced the launch of N... [AllFacebook]

3D-Printed Voxel Cane to Aid Those With Low Vision - Posted April 11, 2014
(3DPrintingIndustry) Voxel is a unique 3D-printed device developed to aid the visually impaired. It is not related to voxeljet 3D printing. The cane works through a link to an iPhone app. A specific location is typed into the app and a series of directions to that location are generated. The handle... [Bitcoins Insider]

REPORTS: Facebook To Remove Messaging From Flagship Mobile Apps, Require Use Of Messenger - Posted April 9, 2014
Last December, Facebook began prompting users of its flagship iOS application to download its Facebook Messenger app... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Updates Pages Manager For IOS - Posted April 4, 2014
Facebook updated yet another mobile application, rolling out... [AllFacebook]

Apple Promises More Diversity in Its Emoji Department - Posted March 26, 2014
In case you thought MTV had lost its cultural influence, think again. This week Apple's communications department agreed with the youth network and its unofficial spokesperson Miley Cyrus: the emoji family needs to diversify. Inspired by Baby Daddy star Tahj Mowry's... [PRNewser]

1Q Review: Top 5 Facebook Changes For Brands - Posted March 20, 2014
It's been a busy first quarter for Facebook. From acquisitions... [AllFacebook]

Exclusive Content From TED 2014 To Be Featured In Ideas Section Of Facebook's Paper App - Posted March 17, 2014
The Ideas section of Facebook's Paper iPhone application will be the home to exclusive content from ... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg Calls President Obama Over Privacy Concerns - Posted March 13, 2014
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerber... [AllFacebook]

A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Development Of Facebook's Paper - Posted March 10, 2014
What difficulties did Engineering Manager for Paper Scott Goodson and his team encounter while develop... [AllFacebook]

Teen Turned Smartphone into Stethoscope with 3D Printing - Posted March 10, 2014
(MakerBot blog) Last summer, between 8th and 9th grade, Suman Mulumudi's parents bought him a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D printer. Designing his iPhone case took a couple of weeks. Some teenagers customize theirs with a Darth Vader silhouette. But Mulumudi added a diaphragm that collects low-frequency sounds and sends them... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Facebook Paper Update Allows Sharing Via Messages, Text Messages, Email - Posted March 4, 2014
Facebook released an update to its ... [AllFacebook]

Ellen Broke a Record with Samsung, Breaks Hearts with her iPhone - Posted March 3, 2014
At 2 million retweets and counting. How many iPhones is that anyway, Samsung? In case you were asleep like half the viewing audience, this picture was taken by Ellen DeGeneres in the audience -- a selfie tweeted 'round the world.... [PRNewser]

STUDY: The Social Job Seeker, The Mobile Job Seeker, And Facebook's Role In The Process - Posted February 6, 2014
Facebook is the preferred social network for job seekers, while recruiters still gravitate toward ... [AllFacebook]

VIDEOS: Grovo's Guide To Facebook Paper - Posted February 5, 2014
New Facebook iPhone application Paper debuted on the iTunes App Store ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Most Social Buzz About Super Bowl Ads Was On Facebook, Via IPhones - Posted February 3, 2014
There were 650,757 posts on Facebook Sunday related to ... [Lost Remote]

INFOGRAPHIC: Most Social Buzz About Super Bowl Ads Was On Facebook, Via IPhones - Posted February 3, 2014
There were 650,757 posts on Facebook Sunday related to ... [AllFacebook]

FiftyThree, Developer Of Established Paper App, Urges Facebook To Change Name Of Its New App - Posted February 3, 2014
On the same day that Facebook released Paper, its new ... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg Loosening Facebook's Real-Name Policy For Its Separate Mobile Apps - Posted January 31, 2014
Facebook's formation of Facebook Creative Labs, the initiative behind its newly announced ... [AllFacebook]

NY Times Tightens Paywall on Mobile Apps - Posted January 30, 2014
The execs at the New York Times appreciate that you read lots of articles via the paper's mobile apps, but they just have one little request: Ante up. To nudge readers toward that goal, today the Times has tightened the paywall on its mobile apps. Previously, anyone using a Times mobile app... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NY Times Tightens Paywall on Mobile Apps - Posted January 30, 2014
The execs at the New York Times appreciate that you read lots of articles via the paper's mobile apps, but they just have one little request: Ante up. To nudge readers toward that goal, today the Times has tightened the paywall on its mobile apps. Previously, anyone using a Times mobile app... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook To Debut Paper App For IPhone Feb. 3 - Posted January 30, 2014
The proof is in the Paper: Merely hours after Facebook Co-Founder and CEO ... [AllFacebook]

Apple's iPhone Remains King in US Market - Posted January 16, 2014
Americans own more iPhones than any other smartphone and their total numbers continue to rise, according to a new "Connected Home Report" from The NPD Group. IPhone ownership stood at 42 percent among smartphone users by the end of last year, a 20 percent increase from the prior year. Samsung, which... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Personal DroneFly Now Easier to Fly - Posted January 10, 2014
(Washington Post) DroneFly's CEO says their latest release Phantom 2 makes aerial photography easy for anyone. The model works with the iPhone and the Android. New Users can learn to control and fly their drones in just two flights because the Phantom 2 tries... [3D Maker Insider]

NSA has Almost Complete Access to Your iphone, Including Your Camera and Microphone - Posted January 1, 2014
National Security Agency documents leaked to German news magazine, Der Spiegel, describe an NSA program called DROPOUTJEEP, which gives the agency backdoor access to nearly everything on Apple's iphone such as remote activation of the camera and microphone, SMS and contact list retrieval, voicemail, geolocation and cell tower location (with SMS... [AllFacebook]

NSA Has Almost Complete Access to Your iPhone, Including Your Camera and Microphone - Posted January 1, 2014
National Security Agency documents leaked to German news magazine, Der Spiegel, describe an NSA program called DROPOUTJEEP, which gives the agency backdoor access to nearly everything on Apple's iphone such as remote activation of the camera and microphone, SMS and contact list retrieval, voicemail, geolocation and cell tower location (with SMS... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook's Favorite Hacks Of 2013 - Posted December 30, 2013
Facebook hackathons have led to many new features that were incorporated into the social network, and Faceb... [AllFacebook]

Who Is Facebook's New Executive Creative Director? - Posted December 18, 2013
Facebook's new executive creative director brings a hint of Apple, as Scott Trattner, who held the same title at TBWA/Media Arts Lab, which focused on advertising for Apple, is now on board at the social network. Trattner will manage Faceboo... [AllFacebook]

Will Snapchat Be Facebook's Next Instagram, Despite Rejecting A $3B+ Acquisition Offer? - Posted November 13, 2013
An acquisition offer of more than $3 billion is nothing to sneeze at, but photo-messaging application Snapch... [AllFacebook]

Real-Time Ad Targeting Platform Spectrum Goes Self-Service - Posted October 30, 2013
Spectrum, Twelvefold Media's managed service designed to target ad messages in real-time based on understanding consumers' intent around the content they're consuming, now is offering a self-service version of the platform. (See The Semantic Web Blog's earlier ... [semanticweb.com]

PolyVista Technology Digs Deep Into Sentiment - Posted October 28, 2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 or Apple iPhone 5? Many users are contemplating which smartphone upgrade is the right one for them. PolyVista, a BI text analytics tool that specializes in finding insights and sentiment in text-based data like online reviews, social media, blogs and surveys, wants to help out. It... [AllTwitter]

PolyVista Technology Digs Deep Into Sentiment - Posted October 28, 2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 or Apple iPhone 5? Many users are contemplating which smartphone upgrade is the right one for them. PolyVista, a BI text analytics tool that specializes in finding insights and sentiment in text-based data like online reviews, social media, blogs and surveys, wants to help out. It... [semanticweb.com]

REPORT: Graph Search Coming To Facebook's IOS App; Messenger For IOS Being Overhauled - Posted October 9, 2013
Facebook's Graph Search is finally going mobile, as it will be added to the social network's flagship a... [AllFacebook]

Print And Ship Facebook Photos With Printic - Posted October 9, 2013
There are several services that create hard-copy books of Facebook users' photos), but iOS application Printic takes a slightly different approac... [AllFacebook]

How To Catch An iPhone Thief - Posted October 4, 2013
What would you do if your iPhone was stolen? Sure, you'd call the cops, but there's really not much they can do about it. And let's face it. You probably wouldn't see that phone again. But, with a little forward-thinking, you can protect your data from theft at least -- and even... [SocialTimes.com]

Does Circa's Breaking News Feed Raise Privacy Concerns? - Posted October 3, 2013
What if there was a new wire service for mobile devices that takes the citizen journalism aspects of Reddit and Twitter, and combines them with customizable... [AllFacebook]

Does Circa's Breaking News Feed Raise Privacy Concerns? - Posted October 3, 2013
What if there was a new wire service for mobile devices that takes the citizen journalism aspects of Reddit and Twitter, and combines them with customizable... [SocialTimes.com]

iOS 7 Motion Sickness Complaints Keep Rolling In: Time for Apple to Step In? - Posted October 2, 2013
In the world of tech updates, change is always stressful, but it doesn't usually make people physically ill; so, while Apple likely expected some complaints regarding the updated look and experience of its iOS 7 software, it probably assumed... [PRNewser]

Dozens of Homeless People Hired to Stand in Line at Apple Store - Posted September 20, 2013
On the heels of all sorts of Tuesday craziness at retail locations stocking Grand Theft Auto V, there has been more mayhem yesterday and today at Apple stores delivering the new iPhone. One of the strangest scenes unfolded on the west coast in Old Town Pasadena. KTLA tech reporter Rich DeMuro... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Dozens of Homeless People Hired to Stand in Line at Apple Store - Posted September 20, 2013
On the heels of all sorts of Tuesday craziness at retail locations stocking Grand Theft Auto V, there has been more mayhem yesterday and today at Apple stores delivering the new iPhone. One of the strangest scenes unfolded on the west coast in Old Town Pasadena. KTLA tech reporter Rich DeMuro... [FishbowlNY]

Sure, Your iPhone is Updated, but is it a LEGO Masterpiece in the Making? - Posted September 20, 2013
It's true what they say about technology -- as soon as you've got the latest thing, something cooler comes along. If you thought your iPhone -- complete with its fancy new iOS 7 update -- was the niftiest gadget on the block, LEGO and Belkin have some bad news for you. Unless... [PRNewser]

Facebook Updates SDK For IOS 7 - Posted September 19, 2013
After taking care of users by updating its flagship iOS application for ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Facebook Updates SDK For IOS 7 - Posted September 19, 2013
After taking care of users by updating its flagship iOS application for ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Releases App Update In Conjunction With Apple's IOS7 Rollout - Posted September 18, 2013
Facebook marked Apple's official rollout Wednesday of its iOS 7 operating system for its iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices with the release of a new application, version 6.5, with design changes to conform with the new elements of iOS 7. ... [AllFacebook]

NY Times Updates Apps for iOS 7 - Posted September 18, 2013
We imagine that you've heard already, but today Apple released its latest software update, iOS 7. Not wanting to be seen as so September 17th, The New York Times has already released updated versions of its iPhone and iPad apps. The revamped Times' apps keep the... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NY Times Updates Apps for iOS 7 - Posted September 18, 2013
We imagine that you've heard already, but today Apple released its latest software update, iOS 7. Not wanting to be seen as so September 17th, The New York Times has already released updated versions of its iPhone and iPad apps. The revamped Times' apps keep the... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Business Insider CTO Out | Obama Speech Panned | 9/11 Network Coverage - Posted September 11, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Business Insider CTO Out | Obama Speech Panned | 9/11 Network Coverage - Posted September 11, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Has the Apple Brand Lost Its Edge? (Yes, It Has.) - Posted September 10, 2013
It's tough to be a luxury brand--no, really. Just ask Apple, whose "most important thing in the world ever" iPhone rollout seemed designed to appeal to both lower and higher-end consumers but failed to impress either (according to the tech blogs). There were no... [AgencySpy]

Has the Apple Brand Lost Its Edge? (Yes, It Has.) - Posted September 10, 2013
It's tough to be a luxury brand--no, really. Just ask Apple, whose "most important thing in the world ever" iPhone rollout seemed designed to appeal to both lower and higher-end consumers but failed to impress either (according to the tech blogs). There were no... [PRNewser]

Topsy Takes You Back To 2006 And Up To 426 Billion Tweets In Its Social Data Index - Posted September 4, 2013
426 billion tweets, dating back to the very first one in 2006. The entire history of Twitter - as well as tools to analyze in real-time tweets' influence, relevance, sentiment and geo-inference -- are to be contained in Topsy's social data index as of 11 AM EST today. It's... [semanticweb.com]

Apple's 'Keep 'Em Guessing' Press Strategy Works Wonders - Posted September 3, 2013
[caption id="attachment_71618" align="alignleft" width="300"] Oh wait, actually we are.[/caption] We're still a little amazed by how often journalists mention Apple--just do a ... [PRNewser]

(Alleged) New Apple iPhone Offers Old-School Pawn Shop Trade-in Deal - Posted August 27, 2013
It's hard for the public not to roll its eyes at yet another Apple iPhone upgrade. The juggernaut brand is a PR master of that intersection betw... [AgencySpy]

(Alleged) New Apple iPhone Offers Old-School Pawn Shop Trade-in Deal - Posted August 27, 2013
It's hard for the public not to roll its eyes at yet another Apple iPhone upgrade. The juggernaut brand is a PR master of that intersection betw... [PRNewser]

Facebook Dating Site Coffee Meets Bagel Launches IOS App, Going Nationwide Next Week - Posted August 22, 2013
Things are about to get a lot more interesting when the clock strikes noon throughout the U.S., as social dating application and website ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Facebook Dating Site Coffee Meets Bagel Launches IOS App, Going Nationwide Next Week - Posted August 22, 2013
Things are about to get a lot more interesting when the clock strikes noon throughout the U.S., as social dating application and website ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm, Samsung Form Internet.org, Aim To Connect The Two-Thirds Of The World's Population Without Web Access - Posted August 21, 2013
"To make the world more open and connected" has been the mission statement of Facebook Co-Founder and CEO ... [AllFacebook]

Google Now Comes To Google Search - Posted August 16, 2013
The next few days will see Google upping the search ante again, whether you're looking for information in Gmail, Google Calendar or Google+. In Google Search, users will be able to ask questions like what is their flight status or when an expected package will arrive, without having to troll through... [semanticweb.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook's Sandberg Cashes In | Tweets and Votes - Posted August 12, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Ex-Facebook CTO Bret Taylor Announces Launch Of Quip Word Processor - Posted July 31, 2013
When Chief Technology Officer Bret Taylor left Facebook last year to launch a startup with Kevin Gibbs, his friend, the founder and tech lead of the Googl... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Kate Middleton in Labor | Indiegogo Campaign for Snowden - Posted July 22, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Pretty.Digits Enters Real-Time Like-Counter Display Market With LikeScreen - Posted July 17, 2013
Displaying real-time Facebook like totals in stores and other business locations is starting to ... [AllFacebook]

IFTTT Brings Its Nifty Services to iPhone - Posted July 11, 2013
Ask insiders which services they think are most interesting and innovative, and you'll begin to hear the strange word IFTTT repeated. The service, whose name is an acronym for "if this then that," gives users the opportunity to create if/then tasks across services. ... [SocialTimes.com]

How Facebook Is Transforming The News - Posted July 8, 2013
These days, news gets out at an alarming speed. We no longer have to wait for the evening news or the morning paper to fi... [AllFacebook]

Can Facebook Posts Help Determine Suicide Risk? - Posted July 5, 2013
Can posts on Facebook and other social networks, and text me... [AllFacebook]

Track Sentiment Analysis On Your Mobile Device with the New vs. App - Posted July 5, 2013
July 3, 2013 [prMac.com] San Francisco, California - Ever wondered which celebrity is more popular on Twitter? Which band has a more active fan base, or which team has more support going into tonight's big game? Meet vs. - the first-ever entertainment app that uses natural language processing to analyze tweets... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook For IOS Gets Structured Status Updates, Ability To Edit Privacy Settings Of Shared Content - Posted June 19, 2013
Facebook released version 6.2 of its application for iOS devices, adding the ... [AllFacebook]

Wrapp Wraps $15M Funding Round - Posted June 13, 2013
A series-B funding round totaling $15 million? That's a Wrapp for the social gi... [AllFacebook]

Is Facebook Draining Your IPhone, IPad Batteries? - Posted May 31, 2013
Could the Facebook iOS application be draining the batteries of your iPhones or iPads? German IT specialist and iOS developer Se... [AllFacebook]

Americans Spend an Hour a Day on Smartphones - Posted May 28, 2013
[caption id="attachment_128185" align="alignleft" width="400"] Photo by koratmember[/caption] The average American adult spends 58 minutes a day using his or her smartphone -- and just 15 minutes of it is talking, according to a ... [SocialTimes.com]

Workout App Endomondo Strengthens Its Ties With Facebook - Posted May 22, 2013
Working out is becoming a more social experience, with Facebook friends offering support on a tough hill or the homestretch. ... [AllFacebook]

Pandora Enables Automatic Sharing To Music Section On Facebook's Revamped Timeline - Posted May 22, 2013
Internet radio provider Pandora deepened its integration with Facebook, i... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Marketing Platform Viralheat Launches IPhone App - Posted May 15, 2013
Viralheat, a Facebook marketing platform, announced Wednesday a way that users can manage their Facebook pages on the go, with an ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Events Aggregator HugeCity Announces IOS App - Posted May 13, 2013
Wondering what to do this weekend and want to see where the hotspots are in your city? HugeCity mines Facebook's public event data to bring it all together. Now HugeCity has an iOS application, as well as a fresh look ... [AllFacebook]

U.S. Facebook Users Becoming More Mobile-Centric - Posted May 10, 2013
Contrary to an erroneous report in The Guardian last week, Facebook isn't losing users in the U.... [AllFacebook]

How We Evolved into iPhone Users: INFOGRAPHIC - Posted May 10, 2013
Grovo created an infographic called, "How We Evolved into iPhone Users," which explores the timeline of life before and after the iPhone. According to the gra... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Foursquare's Latest iOS Update Delivers New Incentives for Checking In - Posted May 8, 2013
Early Wednesday, Foursquare launched an update for its iOS app that allows users to share the insights the app offers on their check-in activity on F... [AllFacebook]

Foursquare's Latest iOS Update Delivers New Incentives for Checking In - Posted May 8, 2013
Early Wednesday, Foursquare launched an update for its iOS app that allows users to share the insights the app offers on their check-in activity on F... [SocialTimes.com]

'Apple' and 'Volkswagen' Unveil the 'iBeetle'. Yes, Really. - Posted April 29, 2013
So...it seems the iBeetle is a thing. While a car featuring Apple-compatible features is nothing new, the Volkswagen iBeetle takes that integration to an entirely new... [PRNewser]

Tony Siragusa Depends on Humor to Sell Adult Diapers - Posted April 22, 2013
Let's face it: the marketing industry is partially responsible for promoting the stereotypes that we all seem more than willing to embrace. Real men are interesting, handsome and confident. Real women are sexy, supportive and apparently love to do laundry. And then there are the rest of us, the real ... [PRNewser]

TweetDeck's Facebook Integration Ends May 7 - Posted April 19, 2013
Pretty soon, TweetDeck users will not be able to manage their Facebook accounts. ... [AllFacebook]

Can MediaWire Bridge the Cross-Platform Gap? - Posted April 18, 2013
Developing a comprehensive digital experience for a publication is no small task. While very few outlets have the financing and manpower to produce a custom app, the low-cost appeal of micropublishing... [TVSpy]

Calendo Sorts Through Facebook Events, Recommends The Best - Posted April 17, 2013
At this moment, you probably have dozens of Facebook event invitations -- birthday parties, reunions, concerts, poetry readings, and the random "I have a new phone an... [AllFacebook]

Two Quiet, High-Profile Hires For Facebook - Posted April 17, 2013
According to reports, Facebook has quietly hired Richard Williamson, who led the ill-fated Apple Maps effort and was fired last November, and Loren Brichter, designer of the original ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Chat Heads, Stickers Coming To IOS - Posted April 16, 2013
Although Apple will likely not cede the iPhone's home screen for Facebook Home, iOS users Tuesday will get access to Chat Heads capability. Facebook announced that iPhone and iPad users will have this update sometime Tuesday and be able to use the company's newest messaging feature. Additionally, iPad own... [AllFacebook]

Will Facebook Home Find A Home On IPhone, Windows Phone? - Posted April 16, 2013
Facebook Home still has that new-home smell, bu... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Boston Marathon Explosions | Facebook Anti-Bullying Plea - Posted April 16, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Foursquare Releases Update for iPhone - Posted April 10, 2013
Foursquare has just released an updated version of its application for iPhone that puts exploration front and center. Here's how to navigate the new home screen: The search bar is at the top.... [SocialTimes.com]

What Others Are Saying About Facebook Home - Posted April 5, 2013
Facebook Thursday unveiled the closest thing to a Facebook phone, with Home. Select Android devices will have access to Home starting April 12, and it will later beco... [AllFacebook]

Damage Control in China: Bow Down Before Your Leaders! - Posted April 5, 2013
PR in China: it's a brave new world! Yet, despite all the talk of a dirty "black PR" industry and the ... [PRNewser]

Mark Zuckerberg On Home: 'It's Not An Operating System. It's Not Running Code. It's A Platform.' - Posted April 5, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zucker... [AllFacebook]

Apple Still Reigns in U.S. Smartphone Market - Posted April 4, 2013
Apple is the dominant maker of smartphones sold in the United States, and its operating system continues to hold its ground against Android, according to data released today by comScore. The numbers refl... [SocialTimes.com]

For IOS Users, Facebook's Nearby Feature Becomes Local Search - Posted April 3, 2013
When Facebook announced Graph Search earlier this year, the natural question was, "When will this be on mobile?" It appears that Facebook is trying to push more search queries onto its mobile application (instead of apps such as Foursquare and Yelp). As Inside Facebook Editor Brittany Darwell ... [AllFacebook]

Google Releases Quickoffice for iPhone, Android - Posted April 3, 2013
Google Apps for Business users can now edit Microsoft Office files using Quickoffice on iPhone and Android, the company announced today. Already available o... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook To Press: 'Come See Our New Home On Android' - Posted March 29, 2013
Droid does it: Facebook announced a ... [AllFacebook]

5 Places you Should Never use your Smartphone - Posted March 29, 2013
We love our smartphones - so much in fact that we want to take them everywhere. You and your phone may be attached at the hip, or pocket, but there are some places where putting it away is the smart thing to do. "The elevator is off limits - too small a... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest Releases New Apps for iOS and Android - Posted March 22, 2013
Need inspiration? Check your purse. Pinterest has updated its mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android to include some of the discovery features that were recently released on the web. Here's what'... [SocialTimes.com]

Redesigned SoundCloud Apps Include Playlists - Posted March 21, 2013
SoundCloud has released new versions of its iPhone and Android apps for recording and sharing audio tracks. The most noteworthy change is the addition of "sets," which are basically playlists that listeners can curate and share. A new search filter will make the sets from other community members easier to discover. This fea... [SocialTimes.com]

Akimbo Card Deals Out New Ways To Send Money Via Facebook - Posted March 21, 2013
A startup that creates innovative ways for groups to send money to each other, ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Pushes IOS Users To Post More - Posted March 20, 2013
Are you an iPhone user who hasn't posted to Facebook in a bit? Facebook wants to change that. Spark Capital General Partner Bijan Sabet tweeted that Facebook pushed a notification to his iPhone, asking him to post something. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Adds Cover Photo Capabilities To IOS App - Posted March 18, 2013
Facebook pushed its latest iOS native application update Monday, giving users the ability to change their cover photos from their phones or tablets. The latest version of the iOS app also improved group messaging features. These features are already ... [AllFacebook]

IPhone App Eventseeker Taps Into Facebook Data For Event Alerts, Recommendations - Posted March 18, 2013
Events have been getting plenty of attention from Fa... [AllFacebook]

The 3D Printed Smartphone Accessory that Could Help Save Millions - Posted March 14, 2013
(Popular Mechanics) EyeNetra estimates that some 2.5 billion people around the world need glasses, but are stymied by the high cost of eye exams. Netra-G leverages the iPhone's camera and processor to pull off on-the-spot, physician-free eye exams and lens prescriptions. Rapid-fire 3D-prototyping is ce... [Inside 3D Printing News]

IOS Users Prefer Snapchat To Facebook's Poke - Posted March 8, 2013
Facebook launched iOS application Poke, a timed messaging service that drew heavy comp... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Revamped News Feed Aspires To Be A Personalized Newspaper - Posted March 7, 2013
In an effort to clean up the clutter, Facebook introduced a redesigned news feed Thursday. Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, ironically enough, compared the company's vision to that of a newspaper. If users just want to see stories about Wall Street, they can flip to the business section. On this new... [AllFacebook]

Beam Me Up?: Apple's iWatch to Debut in 2013 - Posted March 4, 2013
The most compelling aspect of working in the public relations industry is that we sometimes make decisions based on intuition. We're not always right, of course, but it is part of the job. Like meteorologists, we look at developing trends and prevailing conditions, combine that information with our knowledge of past behav... [AgencySpy]

Beam Me Up?: Apple's iWatch to Debut in 2013 - Posted March 4, 2013
The most compelling aspect of working in the public relations industry is that we sometimes make decisions based on intuition. We're not always right, of course, but it is part of the job. Like meteorologists, we look at developing trends and prevailing conditions, combine that information with our knowledge of past behav... [PRNewser]

Voice Media Group Takes on Yelp with New Mobile Apps - Posted February 25, 2013
Alternative newspapers including LA Weekly and the Village Voice are reclaiming their role as the go-to sources for recommended local events, restaurants, and bars. Parent company Voice Media Group has launched a redesigned mobile app for these ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Updates iOS App; Adds Free Calling In U.S., Canada, Improved Buttons - Posted February 22, 2013
Facebook released an update to its iOS application, version 5.5, and the main addition is the ability to make free calls if both users are located in the U.S. or Canada, which the social networ... [AllFacebook]

How Facebook Can Break Into The Markets Of Craigslist And Ebay - Posted February 18, 2013
Facebook is moving to position itself as the hub of all interest-based communities (Pinterest, Spotify, Foodspotting, and Goodreads, for example) with i... [Lost Remote]

How Facebook Can Break Into The Markets Of Craigslist And Ebay - Posted February 18, 2013
Facebook is moving to position itself as the hub of all interest-based communities (Pinterest, Spotify, Foodspotting, and Goodreads, for example) with i... [AllFacebook]

10 Great Apps for PR Professionals - Posted February 15, 2013
Today we bring you a guest post from Kelsey Libert reviewing ten top smartphone apps that can help PR pros. Kelsey is a speaker, entrepreneur, and Internet enthusiast. She's a chief development officer for a diverse website portfolio, where she runs the content development strategy and execution for several websites. Thinking on... [PRNewser]

Tempo AI Announces Semantic Mobile Calendar - Posted February 15, 2013
According to a new article, "Tempo AI, an SRI International spin-off venture, introduces the Tempo Smart Calendar for iPhone, a cutting-edge ... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Mobile Advertising Is A Big Part Of 1-800-Flowers' Valentine's Day Bouquet - Posted February 12, 2013
Valentine's Day is like the ... [AllFacebook]

OpenTable Acquires Foodspotting, Encourages Users to Keep Playing With Their Dinner - Posted January 29, 2013
Last week we told you that some fancy-pants New York City restaurants have begun pushing back against the "Instagramming your meal" trend by discouraging amateur photographers from breaking out their iPhones dur... [PRNewser]

Which Brands' 'Green' Claims Are Legitimate? - Posted January 25, 2013
Running a green/sustainable/environmentally friendly brand is obviously a big deal now. Following retail giant H&M's promises to ... [PRNewser]

Kleek Simplifies Your Facebook Life - Posted January 25, 2013
It seems like Facebook's privacy settings change almost on a weekly basis. A new iOS application from Germany, ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Yanks Data From Yandex's Mobile App, A Graph Search Competitor - Posted January 24, 2013
Thursday, Russian search engine Yandex released a mobile application, Wonder, that was something like ... [AllFacebook]

Almost Half of iPhone Users Are Using YouTube's App - Posted January 24, 2013
See update below [January 24, 11 AM] When news that Apple's iOS6 would be shipping without the built-in YouTube app hit the presses iPhone users everywhere were thrown into a panic...that is, until YouTube ... [SocialTimes.com]

Serendip's IOS App Connects Facebook Users To Friends Through Music - Posted January 23, 2013
Hitting a bit of a musical rut and looking for some new tunes? Turn to your Facebook friends for inspiration. Social music service ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Pulls Find Friends Data From Voice-Messaging App Voxer - Posted January 18, 2013
Give to Facebook, or Facebook will not give to you. That was the message the social network sent by pulling access to its ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Adds Free Calling Via Wi-Fi, Data Connections To Messenger For IPhone - Posted January 16, 2013
Facebook has begun the rollout of a free calling button in its ... [AllFacebook]

BOOK REVIEW: 'Facebook Nation: Total Information Awareness' Is A Must - Posted January 15, 2013
Newton Lee's book, Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Cleverbug Creates Engaging Birthday Cards With Facebook Photos - Posted January 15, 2013
While there are several platforms that try to make the birthday experience more special on Facebook, iOS application Cleverbug feels ... [AllFacebook]

PR Win: Gibson Replaces Guitar Destroyed on Delta Flight - Posted January 10, 2013
As proud amateur musicians, we understand the importance of a treasured instrument--especially a premium electric guitar worth thousands of dollars. Today we came across the story of a musician who nearly lost his six-string in transit and experienced two completely opposite reactions from the... [PRNewser]

Facebook Wants To Speak With Poke Users - Posted January 10, 2013
Facebook is poking around into what users of its recently released ... [AllFacebook]

Android: Facebook's Springboard To The World - Posted January 10, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has always said that his goal for the company is to connect the world. ... [AllFacebook]

Mom's iPhone Contract with Son Goes Viral - Posted January 7, 2013
Whenever anything goes viral on the Internet, PR professionals should raise an eyebrow and shift into work mode. Our industry specializes in public sentiment, so when a video, or in this case a document, resonates widely with the population, we know there is a learning opportunity at ... [AgencySpy]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Mobile Ad Performance - Posted January 7, 2013
As more and more Facebook users check the site through their mobile devices, advertisers have followed suit. New figures from Kenshoo Social show that more than one of every five dollars spent on Facebook ads are delivered on mobile devices. Kenshoo Chief Marketing Officer ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Adds Voice To Android, IOS Messenger Apps - Posted January 3, 2013
Facebook has been constantly tweaking its mobile applications, but the newest change may be one of the biggest additions -- voice messaging. The social network released updates to its stand-alone Messenger apps for iOS and Android Thursday that include the ability to send voice messages. Facebook also announced that it is... [AllFacebook]

Delta Lingerie Uses Facebook Poke App For Campaign - Posted January 2, 2013
Well, that was quick: Just days after the release of Facebook's new Poke iPhone application, the app has already been used for advertising purposes in a creative campaign Grey Israel concocted for Delta Lingerie. The campaign was based on 10-second clips of a model putting on lingerie from Delta, which was filmed... [AllFacebook]

Quick! Pick Up These Helpful iPhone Apps Still On Sale - Posted December 28, 2012
As a journalist, the only thing better than a piece of new equipment is a piece of new equipment for a rock-bottom price. Everyone is doing more with less these days, so it's more important than ever to take advantage of sales that will boost your toolset without breaking the bank. Luckily,... [10,000 Words]

Quick! Pick Up These Helpful iPhone Apps Still On Sale - Posted December 28, 2012
As a journalist, the only thing better than a piece of new equipment is a piece of new equipment for a rock-bottom price. Everyone is doing more with less these days, so it's more important than ever to take advantage of sales that will boost your toolset without breaking the bank. Luckily,... [TVSpy]

Facebook Files For Trademarks For Poke, Facebook Poke, Poke App Logo - Posted December 27, 2012
Facebook has been doing some poking around the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, filing for trademarks for ... [AllFacebook]

Outpoked: Facebook's New Poke App Falls To No. 34 In App Store After Reaching No. 1 - Posted December 26, 2012
Even the use of the voice of Facebook Co-Founder and CEO ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Klout 2012 Stats | 'Ho Ho HootSuite' - Posted December 26, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email.   Most Influ... [SocialTimes.com]

Most Influential People, Companies and Cities of 2012 [Infographic] - Posted December 25, 2012
Klout, a service that ranks social network account holders for their influence, released a list of the most influential people, companies, products and cities of 2012. The results jibe with the most search-for terms of the year. The iPhone was the big winner in products. And Facebook... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Promotes Poke With Message In IPhone App - Posted December 22, 2012
Facebook is promoting the Poke iPhone application it introduced Friday with promotional messages that appear atop the news feeds of users accessing the social network via its iPhone app. T... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Releases Poke -- A Snapchat-Like Messenger -- For IPhone - Posted December 21, 2012
After rumors of Facebook launching a timed messaging service similar to Snapchat swirled, on Friday the site ... [AllFacebook]

A Look Back At The Year Of Facebook Developments - Posted December 20, 2012
Even a casual Facebook user can see that the site has changed dramatically over the past year. On Thursday, Facebook's developers team ... [AllFacebook]

New App Optimizes Your iPhone Videos for YouTube - Posted December 17, 2012
This afternoon YouTube announced a brand new app for iPhone and iPod touch called YouTube Capture that optimizes the camera on your device for shooting and uploading videos to YouTube. YouTube Capture is designed to simplify the process ... [SocialTimes.com]

YouTube Tops Apple's 2012 Top Free iPhone Apps Chart - Posted December 14, 2012
As the end of the year approaches, Apple has released its AppStore Best of 2012, a list of the year's top sellers, notable trends and editors' picks. On the paid front, Angry Birds Space took the number one spot for the b... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook For IOS Update Lets Users Choose Album When Uploading Photos - Posted December 13, 2012
Facebook's Android application wasn't the only one to receive a facelift today. The site also announced that the ... [AllFacebook]

Amazon Instant Video Comes To The iPhone & iPod Touch - Posted December 13, 2012
Starting today, Amazon Instant Video and Prime Instant Video customers will be able to watch the movies and TV episodes they rent and purchase on iPhone and iPod touch. The company has released a free app tha... [SocialTimes.com]

LitRagger Brings Literary Journals To iPad & iPhone - Posted December 12, 2012
Wish you could read your favorite literary journal on your digital devices? LitRagger has recently launched, giving indie journals a chance to publish on Apple devices. Inside of the app, you can subscribe to Bellevue Literary Review, FIELD, Gulf Coast, Hobart, Prairie Schooner, Salamander... [GalleyCat]

Buffer Shifts Focus, Launches New Social Sharing Apps For IPhone, Web - Posted December 11, 2012
Social sharing application Buffer shifted its focus to mobile, announcing the laun... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Walmart, IPhone, And The Hottest Holiday Tech Trends On Facebook - Posted December 10, 2012
Walmart was the most-talked-about brand on Facebook over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and it appears that the major retailer has carried that momentum through the holiday season. According to an infographic from Compass Labs, Walmart is again one of the most popular Facebook brands, wi... [AllFacebook]

News360 Reimagines Their iPhone App - Posted December 3, 2012
News360 recently launched a "reimagined edition of its popular free newsreading app to iPhones everywhere. First unveiled for iPads and Android tablets in July, the new edition of ... [AllTwitter]

Nine Important Facts About Facebook Photo Sync - Posted December 3, 2012
Now that Facebook's photo sync feature has offici... [AllFacebook]

Scientists Study Likelihood of Robot Uprising: Bad PR for Siri? - Posted November 29, 2012
Thanks to movies like I Robot, The Terminator, and 2001: A Space Odyssey, robots get a pretty bad rap for plotting to take over the world and enslave the human race that created them. Fortunately for the reputations of friendly neighb... [PRNewser]

Vimeo Launches Reimagined iPhone App, Minus The Video Editor - Posted November 28, 2012
This morning Vimeo has launched a brand new iPhone app that they're calling "awesome, sleeker, more beautiful, way awesomer, and also much more awesomer than ever before." The original Vimeo iPhone app ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook To Employees: Start 'Droidfooding' - Posted November 26, 2012
Facebook continues to ramp up its support for the Android platform, putting its own ta... [AllFacebook]

WonderVoice Is Like Siri For Facebook - Posted November 12, 2012
It seems like you can do pretty much anything through Facebook -- register to vote, discover a ... [AllFacebook]

Newest Facebook Messenger For IOS Update Includes Feedback - Posted November 12, 2012
Updates to Facebook's mobile applications are coming fast and furious. Monday, ... [AllFacebook]

Samsung's Galaxy S3 Was 'World's Best-Selling Smartphone' in Q3 2012 - Posted November 8, 2012
Research firm Strategy Analytics reported that Samsung's Galaxy S3 had topped Apple's iPhone 4S as "the world's best-selling smartphone" in the third quarter of 2012--the first time this has ever happened. However, the company projects that iPhone 5 sales will top Samsung's Galaxy S3 in the next quarter and once again dominate... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Facebook Gives Pages Manager For IOS A Slight Upgrade - Posted November 7, 2012
Facebook is continuing to upgrade its mobile applications. The site announced ... [AllFacebook]

UPDATED: Facebook Gifts: Now On IOS Devices - Posted November 5, 2012
Facebook made more progress in the mobile gifting arena Monday, as the social network announced that the newest update of its iOS application will include Gifts, for users in the U.S., at least. In this version of Facebook's Apple app, the site also upgraded its Messenger and Camera features. ... [AllFacebook]

iPhone Purchase Intent Goes Down Slightly For First Time: Strategy Analytics - Posted November 5, 2012
Eighty-eight percent of iPhone owners in the U.S. say they will buy their next smartphone from Apple, down from the 93 percent of iPhone owners who said they'd get their next phone from Apple, according to a new report from Strat... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Is Apple's Design Sense Dated? - Posted November 1, 2012
For a company often praised for its sleek, hyper-modern design aesthetic, Apple seems conflicted about the future of its user interfaces. In the wake of a staffing shake-up that went under-reported thanks to Hurricane Sandy, the company seems to be in the midst of a subtle but certain visual re-branding. A New... [PRNewser]

Facebook Power Editor Users Can Target Ads By Mobile Operating System, Device - Posted October 31, 2012
Advertisers using Facebook's power editor can now target the social network's users based on the operating system or mobile device they are using to access Facebook. According to sister blog ... [AllFacebook]

Report: 77 Percent Of Data Generated By Facebook Mobile Apps Goes To Five Sites - Posted October 23, 2012
With more and more Facebook users accessing the social network via mobile devices, Citrix examined where mobile traffic driven by Facebook was going, finding that 77 percent of the data volume generated by the social network's mobile app... [AllFacebook]

UPDATED: Facebook Makes Mobile App Install Ads Available To All Developers - Posted October 17, 2012
When is a ... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Teens Like Facebook More Than Twitter - Posted October 15, 2012
Teenagers are using all kinds of social networks nowadays -- Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter -- but they're not really flocking to ... [AllFacebook]

Ballmer's Brilliant Plan: Make Microsoft 'Cool' - Posted October 12, 2012
When you try to think of the most groundbreaking "devices and services" company in the world today, the first name that comes to mind is...Microsoft, right? No? Well, CEO Steve Ballmer wants to change all that, and he's got a ... [PRNewser]

Foursquare Makes Web 'Explore' Tab More Like Mobile App's - Posted October 9, 2012
Foursquare launched on Tuesday a redesign of its Explore tab on the Web, in an ongoing effort to beef up the service's utility as a social ratings and local search platform. The redesign also brought the desktop experience more into line with that of Foursquare's latest iOS app. Specifically, the redesign... [SocialTimes.com]

Treater Goes Mobile, Allows Users To Give Facebook Friends Gifts On The Go - Posted October 4, 2012
Social gifting -- where users can send items and presents to their Facebook friends -- is all the rage these days. Treater, a prominent social gifting company, announced Th... [AllFacebook]

Mobile App Mila Uses Semantics To Match Micro-Entrepreneurs To Social Media Customer Leads - Posted October 4, 2012
A mobile app released this week aims to give micro-entrepreneurs a hand-up when it comes to financial interactions with customers, as well as sussing prospects out to start with. The app, called Mila, is a blend of two companies' technologies: One of them is Core Syst... [semanticweb.com]

Zuckerberg Talks IPhone, Wardrobe With NBC's Matt Lauer - Posted October 2, 2012
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn't make too many public appearances. About a month ago, he appeared at TechCrunch's Disrupt event... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Messenger For IOS 2 Adds Support For IOS 6, IPhone 5, And Bubbles - Posted October 1, 2012
What do Apple's iOS 6, the larger screen on its new iPhone 5, and bubbles have in common? They are all pillars of the ... [AllFacebook]

Foursquare Partners with Open Table on In-App Reservations for iPhone and Android - Posted September 28, 2012
Put down those vending machine crackers right now. Foursquare just announced a partnership with Open Table that lets you find a restaurant and book a table straight from your iPhone or Android. ... [AllFacebook]

Tim Cook Is, Like, So Sorry for Apple Maps - Posted September 28, 2012
The public doesn't know Apple as a company prone to apology. We imagine its communications team would be far more comfortable issuing a statement to the effect of "the obvious superiority of our products speaks for itself, hahaha". Hey, we understand--apologies acknowledge the ... [PRNewser]

BlackBerry 10 Comes With Native Facebook App, Timeline - Posted September 27, 2012
With all of the hype about the iPhone 5 and Facebook's renewed focus on Android, it's easy for Blac... [AllFacebook]

Tickengo Connects Facebook Users With Rides - Posted September 25, 2012
Say you're planning to go to a concert in another part of the state. Odds are, several other people are, too. That's how ... [AllFacebook]

Ustream Broadcast For Friends Live Video-Streaming App Adds Support For Facebook Pages - Posted September 24, 2012
Streaming-video provider Ustream released an update to its ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Updates IOS App To Reflect IOS 6, IPhone 5 - Posted September 20, 2012
Facebook Thursday rolled out a new iOS application, Facebook for iOS 5.0.1, which includes support for i... [AllFacebook]

Woobox Ties Facebook Into Passbook Coupons - Posted September 20, 2012
Brands looking for innovative ways to bring traffic into their physical stores have found success using the ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Testing Like Page Button On Desktop News Feed? - Posted September 19, 2012
Facebook appears to be testing a version of the like page button it added to its iPhone application in July on its desktop ... [AllFacebook]

WNYW Gives the iPhone5 Lasers and a Hologram - Posted September 18, 2012
Lidia Curanaj, a reporter for the New York FOX affiliate, WNYW, almost upgraded the iPhone 5 before it had a chance to hit the stores. Curanaj was covering the upcoming sale of the widely anticipated ne... [TVSpy]

Twitter Has Just Updated Your Profile Page. What Do You Think? - Posted September 18, 2012
In an announcement made live this morning on the TODAY show, Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo explained that some pretty big changes are coming to everyone's Twitter profiles. Namely, we all now have the option to upload a cover photo to our Twitter profiles that will display on Twitter.com, Twitter for Android,... [AllTwitter]

Facebook Crows About Success Of New IOS App - Posted September 14, 2012
Facebook touted the success of the Aug. 23 release of Facebook 5.0 for iOS, saying that one-ha... [AllFacebook]

5 iPhone 5 Parodies You're Likely To Laugh At While Looking For The Real iPhone 5 Commercial - Posted September 12, 2012
Following Apple's big iPhone 5 announcement more people than ever are searching for the official Apple iPhone 5 video on YouTube. Well folks, while the video is available on the Apple webs... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Is Now Friends With Siri, ITunes On IPhone 5 - Posted September 12, 2012
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg laughed off the thought of a Fa... [AllFacebook]

Apple Unveils the World's Thinnest Smart Phone...With Some New Social Features to Boot - Posted September 12, 2012
For months rumors have been flying about the features of the new iPhone 5. Today those rumors can finally be put to rest as Apple has officially unveiled their shiny new device and, as anticipated, it's bigger, better, faster and stronger than ever. Paul Sc... [SocialTimes.com]

Could Samsung's Loss Be a Win in Disguise? - Posted September 12, 2012
Generally, we PR professionals expect the loss of a major lawsuit to prove damaging for a company's reputation and, consequently, its sales. Yet Samsung's recent ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Zuckerberg Speaks | iPhone 5 | 9/11 Anniversary - Posted September 12, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Official YouTube App Launches For iPhone and iPod Touch...Finally With A Recognizable Icon - Posted September 11, 2012
Last month news of Apple dropping the YouTube app in iOS 6 had everyone asking questions--how would they get their YouTube fix? When would YouTube be launching an app of their own and what would it look like? Well folks, today your questions... [SocialTimes.com]

NBA 2K13 Takes Its Talents To Facebook - Posted September 5, 2012
Next month, you won't need an insane vertical leap to rise to power in the National Basketball Association. Game developer 2K Sports, which makes basketball video game NBA 2K1... [AllFacebook]

iPhone 5 Event Scheduled for September 12 - Posted September 4, 2012
Apple has sent journalists invitations to a September 12 event. As you can see by the invitation image embedded above, the shadow seems to imply that an iPhone 5 will be unveiled at the San Francisco event. Below, we've rounded up some of our coverage of rumors and videos a... [FishbowlDC]

WWD Updates iPhone App - Posted September 4, 2012
WWD has updated its iPhone app. The new version is now available in Apple's app store, and will make use of Apple's subscription system, which pushes new issues t... [morningmedianewsfeed]

WWD Updates iPhone App - Posted September 4, 2012
WWD has updated its iPhone app. The new version is now available in Apple's app store, and will make use of Apple's subscription system, which pushes new issues t... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook Camera Update Includes Album Options, Notifications - Posted August 28, 2012
Facebook has been pretty busy updating its mobile applications. Now it's time for Camera to get a slight upgrade.... [AllFacebook]

Marissa Mayer Pushes Forward with Yahoo Re-Branding - Posted August 28, 2012
Have you heard? New Yahoo CEO/former Google exec M... [PRNewser]

Mobile Facebook Messenger Update Adds Emoticons, Shows When Friends Were Last Active - Posted August 24, 2012
Shortly after Facebook announced an upgrade for Apple iOS devices and said it was working on ... [AllFacebook]

Next Up For Facebook: Android - Posted August 23, 2012
Now that Facebook has given its Apple iOS application a serious speed boost, it's time for the company to focus on Android devices. While Inside Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook 5.0 For iOS Released; Twice As Fast? - Posted August 23, 2012
Users of Apple iOS devices who feel the need for speed may have their needs met by Facebook 5.0 for iOS, an update released to the iTunes App Store Thursday. Facebook claimed in its ... [AllFacebook]

Apple PR Fail: Tech Giant Scolds New SVP - Posted August 17, 2012
Hey, how's Apple doing? Well, their stock just soared to an all-time high in anticipation of new ... [PRNewser]

Stream Video Straight From IPhone To Facebook With Ustream's Broadcast For Friends - Posted August 17, 2012
Ustream is no stranger to providing streaming video service for Facebook users. But now you don't need to be tied to a computer to share the memories. Ustrea... [AllFacebook]

What are the Best Apps for PR Pros? - Posted August 16, 2012
Today in Truly Helpful Listicles: Check out PRDaily's "50 useful apps for PR and social media professionals" post and get back to us: Which apps really help you do your job? Which o... [PRNewser]

Pinterest Pushes Ahead with New Mobile Apps - Posted August 15, 2012
Digital scrapbooking site Pinterest, which made headlines last week by dropping its invitation-only status, stepped up its mobile game today with ... [PRNewser]

Pinterest Gets Real with New iPad, iPhone, and Android Apps - Posted August 15, 2012
Pinterest wants you to move away from your desk and start making your pins a reality, at least that's the idea behind the newly redesigned apps that the company released on August 15. "It may sound funny, but our goal has never been to ke... [SocialTimes.com]

Vodio's Personalized Video Discovery App Now On iPhone - Posted August 14, 2012
Tel Aviv-based Vodio Labs launched their personalized video discovery app earlier this year on iPad. Over two million video views later, the company today launches Vodio for iPhone, bringing their video disco... [SocialTimes.com]

Yes, iOS 6 Is Dropping the YouTube App...Now Can We Please Stop Talking About It? - Posted August 7, 2012
Since yesterday afternoon my Google Reader has been flooded with articles about Apple dropping the YouTube app from iOS 6. I've read seventeen different posts on the matter, from CNET to the ... [SocialTimes.com]

The New Yorker Launches iPhone App - Posted August 7, 2012
For those of you who enjoy reading things on a tiny screen, we have good news: The New Yorker has launched an iPhone app. According to the magazine, the app features "every story, every cartoon, every em dash, every illustration, and the new issue is avai... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The New Yorker Launches iPhone App - Posted August 7, 2012
For those of you who enjoy reading things on a tiny screen, we have good news: The New Yorker has launched an iPhone app. According to the magazine, the app features "every story, every cartoon, every em dash, every illustration, and the new issue is avai... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook Launching 'Save For Later' Option - Posted July 31, 2012
Facebook is expanding well beyond the like button. First, there were ... [AllFacebook]

Report: Facebook Mobile Ads Only Seen By 3%-13% Of Users - Posted July 30, 2012
A new study by eye-tracking outfit EyeTrackShop il... [AllFacebook]

Google Earth Gets 3D On iPad, iPhone - Posted July 27, 2012
Google is bringing cities into full 3D view in the latest update on the Google Earth iOS app. Available for the new iPad, iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, the app gives a full tour of city streets in a handful of cities across the U.S. and Eur... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Instagram Has Skyrocketed Since Facebook Acquisition - Posted July 27, 2012
Though Facebook's purchase of photo application Instagram may not be final yet, Instragram has already been reapi... [AllFacebook]

Seven More Countries Get Facebook App Center - Posted July 25, 2012
Facebook's app center applications discovery portal is now available in seven more count... [AllFacebook]

AdParlor: Mobile Facebook Ads Are Effective, Especially On Android - Posted July 24, 2012
As Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wonders how the company can make money off mobile users, there's some good news out th... [AllFacebook]

iPad Sales Increased 84% Last Quarter - Posted July 24, 2012
Apple sold 17 million iPads in the third quarter of 2012, an 84 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Nevertheless, Bloomberg noted that profit was $9.32 a sharem, below Wall... [Inside Mobile Apps]

iPad Sales Increased 84% Last Quarter - Posted July 24, 2012
Apple sold 17 million iPads in the third quarter of 2012, an 84 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Nevertheless, Bloomberg noted that profit was $9.32 a sharem, below Wall... [FishbowlDC]

Event App Gather Rides Facebook, Twitter Social Graphs - Posted July 23, 2012
The boys on MTV reality hit "... [AllFacebook]

(VIDEO) Dari Alexander's iPhone Goes Off During 10 O'Clock News - Posted July 21, 2012
It was a night for recapping the horrific events from Aurora, Colorado. Greg Kelly was co-anchoring his first 10 p.m. newscast with ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

(VIDEO) Dari Alexander's iPhone Goes Off During 10 O'Clock News - Posted July 21, 2012
It was a night for recapping the horrific events from Aurora, Colorado. Greg Kelly was co-anchoring his first 10 p.m. newscast with ... [FishbowlNY]

UC Berkeley Launches Mobile Reporting Field Guide - Posted July 20, 2012
A new journalist reference guide on tools and applications that can be used for iPhone reporting has launched from UC Be... [TVSpy]

Elevator Pitch: Wyst Sends a Message in a Bottle From Your iPhone - Posted July 19, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Mec... [SocialTimes.com]

Elevator Pitch: Wyst Sends a Message in a Bottle From Your iPhone - Posted July 19, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Mec... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Elevator Pitch: Wyst Sends a Message in a Bottle From Your iPhone - Posted July 19, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Mec... [FishbowlDC]

Elevator Pitch: Wyst Sends a Message in a Bottle From Your iPhone - Posted July 19, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Mec... [PRNewser]

Elevator Pitch: Wyst Sends a Message in a Bottle From Your iPhone - Posted July 19, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Mec... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Elevator Pitch: Wyst Sends a Message in a Bottle From Your iPhone - Posted July 19, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Mec... [FishbowlNY]

Large 'Like Page' Button Spotted On Facebook For IPhone - Posted July 16, 2012
Likes are getting larger on Facebook's mobile applications, as the social network is apparently testing a large like page button, to go along with the larger like button that sur... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Digg $500K Buy | Facebook Love | Tweet Screening - Posted July 13, 2012
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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Events | First Tweets | Reddit Cracks Code - Posted July 12, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook-CNN Partnership | Twitter App | Free Google Class - Posted July 10, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Acquisition Face.com Will No Longer Support APIs, Shuts Klik App - Posted July 9, 2012
Following its acquisition by Faceb... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Launches App Center In More Countries - Posted July 9, 2012
Facebook announced Monday that its app center portal for discovery of applications is now available to 100 percent of its users in the U.... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: RIM's Sinking Ship | Chrome on iOS | Tumblr Pinned Posts - Posted June 29, 2012
Click here to receive this Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

The Next Update For Facebook's IPhone App: Speed - Posted June 27, 2012
Apple's iOS 6 will come with more Facebook integration for the iPhone and iPad. Luckily for iPhone users, the next version of the ... [AllFacebook]

Nike Relaunches Nike+ GPS App As Nike+ Running, Deepens Facebook Integration - Posted June 22, 2012
Just did it: Nike relaunched the ... [AllFacebook]

IPhone App Gabi Lets Users Customize Their Facebook News Feeds - Posted June 21, 2012
iPhone users who want a different way of catching up with their Facebook... [AllFacebook]

Elevator Pitch: Moonit App Finds Friends, Lovers Using Astrology - Posted June 21, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Mec... [SocialTimes.com]

Elevator Pitch: Moonit App Finds Friends, Lovers Using Astrology - Posted June 21, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Mec... [FishbowlDC]

Elevator Pitch: Moonit App Finds Friends, Lovers Using Astrology - Posted June 21, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Mec... [FishbowlDC]

Elevator Pitch: Moonit App Finds Friends, Lovers Using Astrology - Posted June 21, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Mec... [PRNewser]

Elevator Pitch: Moonit App Finds Friends, Lovers Using Astrology - Posted June 21, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Mec... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Elevator Pitch: Moonit App Finds Friends, Lovers Using Astrology - Posted June 21, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Mec... [FishbowlNY]

Elevator Pitch: Moonit App Finds Friends, Lovers Using Astrology - Posted June 21, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's Elevator Pitch, host A... [FishbowlLA]

Panelists Say Social Apps Can Lead to Rape | Microsoft Unveils Tablets | Group to Facebook: Don't Target Ads to Kids - Posted June 19, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Updating Software Development Kit For Apple IOS 6 To Reflect Integration - Posted June 18, 2012
With Facebook integration officially coming to Apple's iOS 6 mobile operating s... [AllFacebook]

Songza In Tune With Facebook Open Graph - Posted June 15, 2012
Songza, a music-streaming application for the ... [AllFacebook]

Michelle Obama on Pinterest | Expanded Tweets Now Include Video, Audio, Stories | Klout App Gets Swipey - Posted June 14, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook-Apple Integration: Now What? - Posted June 13, 2012
Now that the details are out about Fa... [AllFacebook]

Apple Announces Facebook Integration With IOS6, OSX Mountain Lion - Posted June 11, 2012
Apple officially confirmed that ... [AllFacebook]

Apple to Unveil iOS 6 | Report: Seniors Use Social, Too | LinkedIn Updates Members on Password Debacle - Posted June 11, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Officially Launches App Center - Posted June 8, 2012
The leak is now a launch, as Facebook began rolling out its ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook App Center Screen Shots Leaked - Posted June 7, 2012
The app center Facebook announced last month could be very close to launch, as Facebook confirmed that it is being tested with a small percentage of users, and one of them leaked screen shots that were not previously available. Facebook told ... [AllFacebook]

Report: Next Version Of Apple IOS To Include Integration With Facebook - Posted June 1, 2012
"Stay tuned," was what Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook had to say about his company's relationship... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Testing Instagram Icon On Photos In Mobile News Feed - Posted May 30, 2012
Speaking of new features and tweaks... [AllFacebook]

Apple CEO Tim Cook Talks Facebook - Posted May 30, 2012
Apple Chief Executive Officer ... [AllFacebook]

Latest Rumored Facebook Acquisition Target: Face.com - Posted May 29, 2012
The binge of rumored Facebook acquisition targets is starting to catch up with the binge of ... [AllFacebook]

Latest Phone Rumors: Facebook Staffing Up - Posted May 29, 2012
Hold the phone: Like a persistent telemarketer, rumors of a Facebook phone ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Camera Hits Snags With Location, App Overcrowding - Posted May 25, 2012
Facebook users may be saying a few other things besides "cheese" when discussing new iPhone application ... [AllFacebook]

Testing Siri|Happy Anniversary|Honoring Troops - Posted May 25, 2012
FishbowlLA: The iPhone is being putting to the test. The new ad shows Samuel L. Jackson asking Siri various questions. TVNewser: And they said it wouldn't last. CBS This Morning hits a milestone --100 shows. TVSpy: Just... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Testing Siri|Happy Anniversary|Honoring Troops - Posted May 25, 2012
FishbowlLA: The iPhone is being putting to the test. The new ad shows Samuel L. Jackson asking Siri various questions. TVNewser: And they said it wouldn't last. CBS This Morning hits a milestone --100 shows. TVSpy: Just... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook's Photo Focus Continues With Release Of Iphone App Camera - Posted May 24, 2012
Facebook continued its focus (pun intended) on photos w... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Pages Manager Offers Push Notifications - Posted May 24, 2012
Facebook is allowing users of its new Pages Manager ... [AllFacebook]

HOW TO: Use The Facebook Pages Manager App - Posted May 22, 2012
Finally, the prayers of Facebook page admini... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Quietly Rolls Out Pages Manager For IPhone, Tweaks App's News Feed - Posted May 22, 2012
Facebook has been quietly rolling out updates to its iPhone application, releasing ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Mobile Acquisition Spree Continues With Gift-Card App Karma - Posted May 21, 2012
Facebook bought itself another gift over the weekend, acquiring mobile gift... [AllFacebook]

New Yorker iPhone App is On its Way - Posted May 18, 2012
The New Yorker is getting pocket sized. The New York Post reports that the magazine will be the first Cond Nast brand to launch a... [morningmedianewsfeed]

New Yorker iPhone App is On its Way - Posted May 18, 2012
The New Yorker is getting pocket sized. The New York Post reports that the magazine will be the first Cond Nast brand to launch a... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook's Big Day | Twitter Improves Follow Recommendations | Report: Larger iPhone Coming - Posted May 18, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Debuts Pages Manager Iphone App - Posted May 17, 2012
New Zealand... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Updates Mobile Photo Layout - Posted May 14, 2012
Facebook began rolling out an improved layout for posts with photos across all of its mobile platforms (Apple iOS, Android, and its mobile website). Photos will now fill the screen from edge to edge, appearing up to three times larger. And multiple photos from an album or event will be displayed within... [AllFacebook]

Facebook App Center Coming | Brain Surgery Live-Tweeted | iPhone App for Google+ Redesigned - Posted May 10, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Another Facebook Acquisition: Mobile App Glancee - Posted May 4, 2012
Facebook's May 18 initial public offering hasn't slowed its ... [AllFacebook]

Report: Facebook Prepping Messenger For Ipad - Posted May 2, 2012
Facebook is developing a stand-alone version of its ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Touts Mobile App Growth - Posted May 2, 2012
Traffic directed to mobile applications by Facebook is soa... [AllFacebook]

NewsMix Mixes In More Facebook Sharing - Posted May 1, 2012
Customized digital magazine creator ... [AllFacebook]

Wrapp Unwraps Facebook Gifting Service In U.S. - Posted April 30, 2012
Swedish social gifting service Wrapp debuted in ... [AllFacebook]

LinkedIn's iPad App | Facebook Hacker Tells All | Twitter Meets Movie Trailer - Posted April 27, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

LinkedIn's iPad App | Facebook Hacker Tells All | Twitter Meets Movie Trailer - Posted April 27, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [AllFacebook]

Elevator Pitch: Storyville Wants to Do for Short Stories What iTunes Did for Music - Posted April 26, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Meckler meets with Storyville co-f... [SocialTimes.com]

VIDEO: Reporter Tests Waterproof iPhone Case, Forgets About Her Mic - Posted April 26, 2012
In a segment teased throughout this morning's "Good Day Sacramento," reporter Melissa Cabral submitted herself to a dunk dank in order to test out a water... [TVSpy]

Elevator Pitch: Storyville Wants to Do for Short Stories What iTunes Did for Music - Posted April 26, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Meckler meets with Storyville co-f... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Elevator Pitch: Storyville Wants to Do for Short Stories What iTunes Did for Music - Posted April 26, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Meckler meets with Storyville co-f... [FishbowlNY]

Elevator Pitch: Storyville Wants to Do for Short Stories What iTunes Did for Music - Posted April 26, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Meckler meets with Storyville co-f... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Elevator Pitch: Storyville Wants to Do for Short Stories What iTunes Did for Music - Posted April 26, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Meckler meets with Storyville co-f... [FishbowlDC]

Elevator Pitch: Storyville Wants to Do for Short Stories What iTunes Did for Music - Posted April 26, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Meckler meets with Storyville co-f... [PRNewser]

Elevator Pitch: Storyville Wants to Do for Short Stories What iTunes Did for Music - Posted April 26, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Meckler meets with Storyville co-f... [GalleyCat]

Facebook Social App Discovery Added To Android - Posted April 24, 2012
What's good for the Apple is good for the Android, as Facebook announced that it extended its single-sign-on and deep-linking options to Android devices, following its move in February to do... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Timeline Helps Make Viddy #1 Free IPhone App - Posted April 19, 2012
It's a good day for Viddy. The free app that allows users to, with a few taps on their iPhones, capture and edit videos then share them via email, text or social networks, rose to the top of the ... [AllFacebook]

While Google Graphs in 3D, WolframAlpha Takes Shakespeare to Heart - Posted April 11, 2012
Last week speculation reigned about whether Google had set its sites on computational knowledge engine WolframAlpha, with the announcement that the search engine now is using WebGL technology for enhancing users' ability to interact with complex, compound math functions. The search giant in December added 2-D graphing to its delivery... [AllTwitter]

While Google Graphs in 3D, WolframAlpha Takes Shakespeare to Heart - Posted April 11, 2012
Last week speculation reigned about whether Google had set its sites on computational knowledge engine WolframAlpha, with the announcement that the search engine now is using WebGL technology for enhancing users' ability to interact with complex, compound math functions. The search giant in December added 2-D graphing to its delivery... [semanticweb.com]

Viacom Wins Reversal | Facebook on Nasdaq | Twitter's Spam War - Posted April 6, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google's Project Glass Unveiled | Reality Tech TV | Introducing Aviary - Posted April 5, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Now Advertisers Can Target iOS And Android Users With Their Promoted Tweets - Posted March 20, 2012
Twitter announced on Tuesday that advertisers now have access to expanded options when it comes to serving up Promoted Tweets to smartphone users. Twitter began ... [AllTwitter]

Sports Illustrated Launches iPhone App - Posted March 14, 2012
Sports Illustrated magazine has finally made their content available to iPhone users. To entice people to give the free app a try, SI has included an augmented reality tool. When users hover the opened app over a section of the magazine, exclusive content appears. For example, if you hold the phone over... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Sports Illustrated Launches iPhone App - Posted March 14, 2012
Sports Illustrated magazine has finally made their content available to iPhone users. To entice people to give the free app a try, SI has included an augmented reality tool. When users hover the opened app over a section of the magazine, exclusive content appears. For example, if you hold the phone over... [FishbowlNY]

Siri's Going To Japan And Possibly Flirting With the iPad - Posted March 7, 2012
Siri's coming to Japan, but not to Apple TV. And, in a limited way, it may have made its way into the iPad, too. Previous to the Apple event today, there had been speculation that an Apple iTV would be unveiled that reportedly would integrat... [AllTwitter]

At Facebook The Buzz Is About Mobile Priorities, Brand Timelines, And New Advertising Options - Posted February 29, 2012
The Open Graph protocol continues to progress: Earlier this week Facebook's Director of Developer Relations Douglas Purdy talked about its intersection with the mobile web. According to ... [AllTwitter]

At Facebook The Buzz Is About Mobile Priorities, Brand Timelines, And New Advertising Options - Posted February 29, 2012
The Open Graph protocol continues to progress: Earlier this week Facebook's Director of Developer Relations Douglas Purdy talked about its intersection with the mobile web. According to ... [semanticweb.com]

Twitter Stores iPhone Users' Full Contact List For 18 Months - Posted February 15, 2012
Do you know who has access to your private information? If you're an iPhone user, I bet Twitter has access to more of it than you're aware of. By clicking the "Find Friends" feature to scan your contact list for people already on Twitter, you've given... [AllTwitter]

Orkut Launches for iPhone -- Will It Encourage Growth? - Posted January 19, 2012
Orkut has been sitting on the sidelines ever since Google Plus showed up on the product roadmap at Google, and it looks like it's going to stay that way. With Google+ up to a reported 40 million monthly active users, it's only the start for the emerging social network. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Getting Inside Zite - Posted January 11, 2012
Editor's Note: Here at the Semantic Web Blog we've done a lot of coverage of the personalized news mag app space. That includes some in-depth looks into Zite, acquired by CNN in August, such as this article... [semanticweb.com]

Talk Show Launches On Tumblr Shot Entirely On iPhones...By The Guests - Posted January 9, 2012
What happens when two guys that are constantly wearing plaid shirts get together for a few beers? Well, they come up with the idea to do a talk show all about plaid that's shot entirely on iPhones, of course! The show is called Plaid Forever and it launched today... [SocialTimes.com]

Publishing Your News Content to Google Currents - Posted December 15, 2011
Here on 10,000 Words, we've shown you a few tips on how to define your newsroom's mobile presence, as well as some ... [TVSpy]

The New York Times Launches Election iPhone App - Posted December 8, 2011
The New York Times has launched a new app gathering political news from the paper and other sources around the web. The free app, "Election 2012," aggregates news, opinion, polls and -- eventua... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The New York Times Launches Election iPhone App - Posted December 8, 2011
The New York Times has launched a new app gathering political news from the paper and other sources around the web. The free app, "Election 2012," aggregates news, opinion, polls and -- eventua... [FishbowlNY]

Flipboard Launches Long-Anticipated iPhone App - Posted December 7, 2011
Flipboard, the social magazine iPad app that organizes sectionalized content (like "News," "Technology" and "Food") and social network updates into a sleek, unified interface, ... [10,000 Words]

Flipboard Launches Long-Anticipated iPhone App - Posted December 7, 2011
Flipboard, the social magazine iPad app that organizes sectionalized content (like "News," "Technology" and "Food") and social network updates into a sleek, unified interface, ... [TVSpy]

Apps That Won a Place on the Home Page of my iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone & Android - Posted December 2, 2011
I've written about thousands of apps for Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone here. If you ever wondered which of these third party apps (not part of the mobile platform) actually made their way to the start window for each of my devices, wonder no more. I usually leave the default... [SocialTimes.com]

Revisiting Using a QR Code & SlideShare to Share Presentations on Smartphones - Posted December 2, 2011
I provided a tip here in August that drew a fair bit of attention and commentary. The tip provided a solution to a problem I had to solve myself: How do I share a slide presentation with an audience when a projector is not available? My solution was to upload the... [SocialTimes.com]

Path 2 for Android & iPhone Automates Journaling Your Life - Posted December 2, 2011
Journal or diary writing was once a private and somewhat laborious task. Blogging changed the nature of the activity from a private one to a public one and made the process of word smithing faster. Micro-blogging services like Tumblr and Twitter simplified the process further by either limiting the character count... [SocialTimes.com]

Weathermob for iPhone: Share What the Weather Looks Like in Your Area - Posted November 29, 2011
We can't do much to about the weather but most of us like to talk about it anyway. So, why not organize this weather information sharing? I took a look at the free Weddar for iPhone and Android earlier this year and came a... [SocialTimes.com]

The National Dog Show App for Android & iOS - Posted November 28, 2011
What could possibly more social than the the relationship between humans and their dogs? If you missed the National Dog Show that took place on November 19 and 20, you can still check out the highlights and learn about the dog breeds involved using the free The National Dog Show 2011... [SocialTimes.com]

Canvaspop Turns Your Instagram Filtered Photos Into a Framed Masterpiece - Posted November 28, 2011
Instagram, now barely a bit over a year old, has over 10 million users who had posted more than 150 million photos as of August 2011. That number is probably well over 200 million now. Instagram's photo filters help make ordinary photos interesting and real... [SocialTimes.com]

Black Friday Tip: Free iPhone & iPad Apps - Battle Nations, Scan To PDF, GyroSynth - Posted November 25, 2011
Here's an tip for iPhone and iPad owners good for Black Friday and, in fact, every day of the year. If you follow iOS app tracking sites like AppShopper and 148apps, you know that there are a lot of apps that have their prices reduced... [SocialTimes.com]

Black Friday Tip: Starbucks Cup Magic iPhone App Can Send eGifts - Posted November 25, 2011
The free Starbucks Cup Magic for iPhone app gained attention for its entertaining Augmented Reality interaction with Red Cup beverages at Starbucks. You can see what I found for the latte I bought in the video embeddded below. However, if you ar... [SocialTimes.com]

Lil' Birds for iPhone: Trade Virtual Birds & Treats with Facebook Friends - Posted November 25, 2011
We started off the holiday season in the U.S. with one of more social of holidays yesterday - Thanksgiving. If you're looking for one more social outlet, there's a new free game that seems to have impressed the people providing customer ratings in the iTunes App Store. The free iPhone game... [SocialTimes.com]

Oink for iPhone: 100K+ Oinked Items in 3 Weeks Makes it a Lot More Interesting - Posted November 25, 2011
Oink for iPhone rates indidvidual things in places rather than the the entire place itself. It probably got equal amounts of attention from its somewhat unique take on social ratings as it did from its famous company founder, Kevin Rose of Digg fame. It was interesting but not very useful when... [SocialTimes.com]

YouTube HTML5 Flash-less Player Works with Mobile Browsers Too (even Windows Phone) - Posted November 23, 2011
The independent Google Operating System blog took note of the improvements to YouTube's HTML5 player. The HTML5 interface is in an opt-in trial period that you can enter and leave at will. Once you opt-in, Adobe Flash becomes unnecessary when using a browser that supports HTML5. The question I had and... [SocialTimes.com]

iPhone 4 Remains Not Only the Most Popular Flickr Cameraphone, It is the Most Popular Camera There, Period - Posted November 23, 2011
MacRumors noted that the iPhone 4S, released just last month, overtook the HTC EVO 4G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G to become the second most popular cameraphone used to contribute photos to Flickr. Only its predecessor, the iPhone 4, remains ahead of it. Curiously, prior to the 4S' release, the second... [SocialTimes.com]

Use Shopkick & a Visa Card to Get Rewards from Retailers - Posted November 22, 2011
Foursqare and American Express aren't the only companies to team up to promote holiday buying. Shopkick and Visa are also in the retail rewards game. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Disable Facebook Sharing In The Spotify iPhone And Android Apps - Posted November 21, 2011
Over the weekend concerns about Facebook oversharing was the topic of posts on Google+ and on blogs. The concern is over Facebook's new "... [SocialTimes.com]

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Mobile App - Posted November 21, 2011
My memories of Thanksgiving as a child includes watching Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Besides being pretty much the only thing on TV at that time in the morning, I was pretty much forbidden to change the channel when the... [SocialTimes.com]

Songza Reinvents The DJ - Posted November 17, 2011
My earliest memories about listening to music involve my favorite local radio stations and disc jockeys. Each DJ had their own style that they showed with the songs they selected to play on air. I remember creating my own mix tapes in high school and college, which were the first way... [SocialTimes.com]

Gmail for iOS Fixed Now. Missing Ability to Manage Multiple Email Addresses - Posted November 17, 2011
Google is a believer in the saying, "If at first you don't succeed, try try again." Google released the first Gmail for iOS app a little over two weeks ago. It was pulled within hours of its release because of a major bug. As Frank McPherson noted here: ... [SocialTimes.com]

Youtoo Apps for Android & iPhone: Ticket to 15 Seconds of Fame on National Cable TV Channel? - Posted November 17, 2011
Youtoo is more than just a cable TV channel where you can find old TV shows like Batman, Green Hornet and X-Files. It is, as their slogan says, social TV. The release of the new Youtoo iPhone and ... [SocialTimes.com]

Get Satisfaction Now iPhone Friendly for Companies with Paid Plans - Posted November 17, 2011
Get Satisfaction provides businesses a third-party web-based customer support service. The service got an HTML5 mobile makeover this week. Businesses with paid plans now have a mobile Get Satisfaction presence for customers who use an iPhone or iPod touch. ... [SocialTimes.com]

LinkedIn CardMunch iPhone Business Card Scanner App Update Results in Ticked Off Users - Posted November 16, 2011
LinkedIn announced a 3.0 update for its business card processing app for the iPhone. The app's main function is to take a photo of business card and then convert the information on the card into contacts. The updated app features: - A new app design and camera capture interface - Mapping information from a... [SocialTimes.com]

Video Star for iOS: Create & Share Your Own Lip-synced Music Video. Singing Ability Not Necessary - Posted November 11, 2011
What if you wanted to star in a music video but had a couple of missing pieces: The ability to sing and a band, for example. A 99 cent app for the iPhone and iPad may be able to help you with this situation. Video Star lets you select from a... [SocialTimes.com]

Quora for iPhone App Can Show Q&A About Things Near You - Posted November 11, 2011
Quora is a popular community-organized Q&A website. But, did you know there Quora also has an iPhone app with an interesting feature tweak? The free Quora iPhone app lets you ask questions, contribute answers and browse topics as you can on Quora's desktop website. And, the tweak? Quora for iPhone has... [SocialTimes.com]

Spreaker 2.1 Podcasting App Update Provides Sharing Via Twitter Too Now - Posted November 11, 2011
I took a look at the free Spreaker Radio for iPhone app just a few weeks ago and came away reasonably impressed by its podcast recording service, features, ease of use and easy of sharing. A new 2.1 version update was just released and addresses one of the missing features I... [SocialTimes.com]

Flurry: Nintendo DS Game Software Revenue Marketshare Sliding Rapidly as Smartphone Revenue Rockets Upward - Posted November 11, 2011
[caption id="attachment_83885" align="alignnone" width="520" caption="Data source: Flurry."][/caption] Flurry, an analytics company that focuses on the mobile world, published their data of portable game software revenue marketshare from 2009 to 2011 (using projections to estimate November and December revenue). In... [SocialTimes.com]

On Nov. 15, Starbucks Cup Magic Will Bring Red Cups to Life on Android & iPhone - Posted November 10, 2011
If you really need a good reason to make yet another trip to Starbucks, here's one to consider. On November 15, apps for Android and iPhone will be released that uses Augmented Reality (AR) to bring characters encoded on the Starbucks red cups to life. Pointing an iPhone or Android phone running... [SocialTimes.com]

Why Siri May Not Run on Older iPhones: The Secret of the New Infrared Sensor Subsystem - Posted November 10, 2011
[caption id="attachment_83760" align="alignleft" width="420" caption="Photo source: iFixit.com."][/caption]Michale Streeber reported on his blog that an iOS developer who file a bug report and was told by Apple that they have no plans to make Siri (the artificially intelligent speech recognittion assistant) available fo... [SocialTimes.com]

Belkin LiveAction Camera Remote for iPhone Puts "You" in the Photos & Videos You Share - Posted November 10, 2011
iPhone owners like to share photos and videos. Charts and statistics are not needed to make this point. The problem is that the iPhone camera app does not have a timer function or remote shutter release. And, even if it did, it might be difficult to prop the iPhone up to... [SocialTimes.com]

Crosswa.lk Helps You Find Apps and Connect With Friends - Posted November 9, 2011
App battle is all the rage. You know, when you whip out your smartphone and race to see whose map application can find directions to the Panda Express first, or whose app finds the best reviews? Or whose app finds discounts on General Tsao's chicken?There's an app for almost anything except... [SocialTimes.com]

Walmart for iPhone & iPad Apps: Speak to Create Shopping Lists, Coupons, Free Shipping & More - Posted November 9, 2011
Retail giant Walmart updated its iPhone app and released a brand new app for the iPad this week. TechCrunch reports that the updated iPhone app adds the ability to create shopping lists using continuous speech. App users can simply speak items at a normal rate and have the app unpack them... [SocialTimes.com]

Apple Store App EasyPay: Shop in an Apple Store Without Every Dealing with Apple Staff - Posted November 9, 2011
The speculation last month was that the new Apple Store app would be available last week and introduce a new way to shop in the physical Apple Store. It emerged a few days later than anticipated. But, here it is now. Version 2.0 of the Apple Store (iT... [SocialTimes.com]

Blastr 3.0 for iOS Update Enables Science Fiction Sharing & More - Posted November 8, 2011
My main source of information about science fiction and fantasy related TV shows and movie's is Syfy's (formerly the SciFi Channel) Blastr app for the iPhone and iPad. I check it every weekday. Reading entertainment news using Blastr in the iPad is, in my opinion, faster and easier than doing so... [SocialTimes.com]

Apple Store App In-Store Self-Serve Purchase to Start on Thursday? - Posted November 2, 2011
Apple's physical retail stores started out with a traditional checkout register format that created long slow lines during peak buying seasons. Then, the stores started using mobile checkout devices based on, ironically, Microsoft Windows CE. More recently, Apple Store staff switched to specially equipped iPod touch units to take... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ 1.0.6 for iPhone Gains Messenger Presence & +1 for Photos - Posted November 2, 2011
The update for Google+ for Android got out of the door first. But, iPhone users have a Google+ app update of their own to install. Google+ version 1.0.6.2591 was just released and brings performance improvements and a pair of new f... [SocialTimes.com]

Banjo Alerts You When Friends Are Nearby - Posted November 1, 2011
While social networks are great for connecting with friends online, they don't provide a good way to connect with friends in real life. Facebook and Foursquare support check-ins that enable you to tell your friends where you are located, and they will show you where your friends who have checked in... [SocialTimes.com]

WhatsApp Sends One Billion Messages Per Day - Posted November 1, 2011
It has taken a long time, but text messaging has finally become popular in the United States. Unfortunately, the mobile carriers still want to charge ridiculously high prices for text messaging plans, and with more people now using smartphones, Internet-based messaging apps are becoming popular. Messagi... [SocialTimes.com]

Smule Raises $12M Round As It Continues Hiring Spree - Posted November 1, 2011
Social music app developer Smule has raised $12M in another round of funding after having previously raised $13.5. Best known for its popular mobile apps such as the I am T-Pain autotune app and Ocarina, Smule will aggressively pursue the mobile social music market by continuing to innovate on its existing... [SocialTimes.com]

iPhone Vs. Android: The Social Apps Battle [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted October 31, 2011
Is there a difference between how iPhone users and Android users access their social media? Apparently so. Owners of each device favor Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Foursquare differently, accessing some social apps more than others. This infographic from onavo ... [10,000 Words]

Spreaker for iPhone: Podcast Creator with Skype Call-in, Facebook Sharing & More - Posted October 31, 2011
Spreaker Radio is a free iPhone app that lets you record podcasts and broadcast them using Spreaker's service. Podcasts can be broadcast live as they are in progress. Live podcasts can have Skype call-ins as well as interactive chats. Sprea... [SocialTimes.com]

Apps Updated for my iPhone & iPad in the Past Week: 54 - Posted October 31, 2011
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KDFW Declares Rangers World Series Champs - Posted October 28, 2011
During last night's suspenseful World Series game between the Cardinals and the Rangers, Dallas Fox O&O KDFW--which was carrying the game--alerted viewers in the ninth inning that the hometown team had won. The only problem was that the Cardinals rallied t... [TVSpy]

Mickey's Spooky Night Puzzle Book for iPad & iPhone Now Free! - Posted October 28, 2011
Here's an early treat for kids anticipating their once a year anonymous social networking event (Halloween). Disney's Mickey's Spooky Night Puzzle Book (iTunes App Store) dropped its price from 99 cents to free. Disney's puzz... [SocialTimes.com]

Is Batch for iPhone the Easiest Photo Grouping & Sharing App? - Posted October 28, 2011
Michael Arrington doesn't hold back his enthusiasm for yet another iPhone photo sharing app. Could this photo sharing app deserve this attention when compared to the dozens of other such apps already available? Maybe. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Tip from Nuance for Using Dragon Go! Speech Recognition and Information Search - Posted October 27, 2011
I took another look at Nuance's Dragon Go! for iPhone earlier this week after reading a Nuance blog item touting the app's ability to route computational related questions to the amazing Wolframalpha engine. This is also one of the informational engines that Apple's Siri uses when responding to iPhone 4S users... [SocialTimes.com]

Hipmunk Now Checks Your Calendar When Booking Flights - Posted October 26, 2011
Hipmunk is a flight search and booking app available for both Android and iPhone or you can use their web site to book flights from a desktop computer. One of the unique features of Hipmunk is t... [SocialTimes.com]

Clingle Lets You Leave Private Text, Audio and Photo Messages for Friends at Check-in Locations - Posted October 25, 2011
The world, it seems, can't get enough social check-in service variants based on such services that launch on a regular basis. The latest calls itself Clingle by MyCityWay. Its "Clings" are bits of media (text, audio, photos) that users can leave for friends (other Clingle users) that are unlocked when these... [SocialTimes.com]

Flipzu for Android & iPhone: Voice Broadcast Via Facebook & Twitter - Posted October 25, 2011
In a mobile world seemingly focused on video, Flipzu is a bit of a throwback by focusing on real-time streaming audio to friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter. Flipzu provides free apps for Android and iPhone that can streams and records audio using a 3G or WiFi connection. A link... [SocialTimes.com]

HTC Providing 5GB Of Dropbox Storage For Free - Posted October 24, 2011
A new trend appears to be emerging with mobile device manufacturers partnering with Internet storage providers to provide free online storage to people who buy their devices. HP partnered with Box.net to provide 50 GB of free storage to Touchpad owners, a... [SocialTimes.com]

From The Weather To The Meaning Of Life: 10 Fun Siri Videos - Posted October 21, 2011
Everyone is talking about Siri--the amazing new mobile assistant that comes built in to every iPhone 4S. Siri can send messages for you, remind you about things and answer pretty much any question you may have, from what the weather is like to where you should eat and even what... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Messenger Updated for Android & iPhone. BlackBerry Gets an App Too - Posted October 21, 2011
Facebook's group messaging app was launched just a little more than two months ago. Messaging using Facebook Messenger goes around mobile phone companies' text messaging service and is free. Message... [SocialTimes.com]

Remember the Milk & Siri on an iPhone 4S Work Together for Reminders - Posted October 20, 2011
Remember the Milk is a popular web-based time and task management service. Most of its functions are available for free. It has a $25 per year premium service that provides unlimited auto-syncing with mobile apps, reminders based on location and more. The latest addition to Remember the Milk's mobile toolkit i... [SocialTimes.com]

Viral Vimeo Video Shows Off The Amazing New Camera On The iPhone 4S - Posted October 18, 2011
An amazing video shot on the new iPhone 4S is going viral on Vimeo this week, racking up over 330,000 views in 3 days. Shot by Benjamin Dowie of Beanpole Productions, the video consists of a vari... [SocialTimes.com]

Trippy 2.0: Plan Trips Using Tips & Recommendations from Facebook Friends - Posted October 18, 2011
Reuters provides comments from the founder and CEO of a free iPhone app that adds recommendations from your social circles to trip planning. Planning a trip? New app lets friends help Trippy gets recommendations and tips from ... [SocialTimes.com]

AT&T U-verse TV Gains 3rd Party iOS Social Apps - Posted October 18, 2011
[caption id="attachment_81527" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Miso app for U-verse."][/caption]Watching TV has always had a social component. In the early days people in a community might gather around one of the few sets available for group viewing and discussion. Later when sets appeared in every home, people would gather aroun... [SocialTimes.com]

Are Instapaper 4.0 Enhancement Enough to Counter Free iOS 5 Safari Reading List Feature? - Posted October 18, 2011
One of the risks of creating a great single feature app is that its target platform will integrate that feature into itself at some point. Instapaper for the iPhone and iPad is an interesting case in point. Instapaper, a $4.99 app, lets you save web pages for offline reading. The new... [SocialTimes.com]

Watch: Speed Test Pits iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S Head To Head - Posted October 17, 2011
Still trying to decide whether you want to upgrade from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4S? Here's a video that might help you decide. In this video, YouTuber Eurosausage pits the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S head to head in a speed test. Which came out on... [SocialTimes.com]

Watch: Siri Doesn't Understand Foreign Accents - Posted October 17, 2011
Everyone seems to agree that the coolest new feature on the iPhone 4S has got to be Siri--the personal assistant application that uses natural language processing to answer your questions, make recommendations and more. But if English, French or German isn't your first language Siri may not be as helpful... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Pulled Google Voice for iPhone Out of the App Store - Posted October 17, 2011
If you took home a shiny new iPhone 4S in the past few days, you might have looked for the Google Voice app in the App Store and come up empty handed. The bad news is that the app was pulled over the weekend. The good news is that it will... [SocialTimes.com]

Apps Updated for my iPhone & iPad in the Past Week: 96! - Posted October 17, 2011
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Can Apple Capture User Intent With Siri? - Posted October 14, 2011
It may be easy to pass Siri off as another voice recognition application but its domain stretches beyond AI algorithms, continual learning and contextually aware systems. The new Siri stands tall as Apple's flagship feature to its iPhone 4S and for good reasons. More after the jump. Siri's attempt to mimic human... [SocialTimes.com]

BeSeen for iPhone: Social Network Training Wheels to Teach Kids Social Network Safety - Posted October 14, 2011
Most people seem to agree that children under the age of 13 (or thereabouts) should not use social networks services. And, yet, a study by Consumer Reports that as many as 7.5 million children under 13 years old are Facebook users. This i... [SocialTimes.com]

Box.net Offers 50GB Free Cloud Storage for Life to iPhone & iPad Users - Posted October 14, 2011
Cloud storage service Box.net has an interesting free offer to iPhone and iPad users: 50GB of free cloud storage forever for people who use Box.net's iOS app using a new or existing account. iPad and iPhone... [SocialTimes.com]

Pulse Syncs News Sources Across Devices - Posted October 12, 2011
Pulse is one of the several news reader applications available for mobile devices. Available for Android and iOS devices, a new version has been released that keeps track of your news sources and synchronizes them across devices, which enables you to quickly restore Pulse should you need to. The news sourc... [SocialTimes.com]

iOS 5 -- And Newsstand -- Go Live Next Week - Posted October 7, 2011
Buried in the headlines following this week's untimely passing of Steve Jobs is the news that Apple will release iOS 5 next Wednesday, Oct. 12. It's an exciting (and free) upgrade for users of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The Notification Center, iMessage, Reminders and the integration of Twitter are... [10,000 Words]

Rdio Offering Free Streaming Music with a Facebook Login. But, Mobile Streaming Limited - Posted October 7, 2011
Rdio's charges $4.99 per month for desktop web music streaming and $9.99 for unlimited web and mobile streaming. However, Rdio just announced that free (and ad-free) music streaming is available now if you login with your Facebook account. ... [SocialTimes.com]

JELL-O Jiggle-It: Dancing Jell-o on iPhones & iPads - Posted October 7, 2011
Here's a little something for your iPhone or iPad to keep you amused over the weekend. Kraft Foods released an amusing, and free, app that displays Jell-o cubes that dance to the rhythms of songs from your library. JELL-O Jiggle-It... [SocialTimes.com]

Goldrun Puts Puppy World Virtual Dogs in the Real World for a Month Long Game - Posted October 6, 2011
GoldRun, an Augmented Reality (AR) marketing firm, teamed with OMGPOP to create an AR campaign for the free iPhone game Puppy World. Taking photos of virtual Puppy World characters in the real world earns points. The winner of the month-long AR game will be able to choose which dog breed will... [SocialTimes.com]

Want A Virtual Assistant Now? - Posted October 5, 2011
Yesterday Apple announced the new iPhone 4S. As we wrote, the the iPhone 4S looks the same as the iPhone 4, but its major technical features have been upgraded. Perhaps the most significant part of the announcement is the inclusion of the S... [SocialTimes.com]

ShopNear.me Unveils and Takes off Amidst Dogpatch Labs Eviction - Posted October 5, 2011
[caption id="attachment_80397" align="alignleft" width="199" caption="Get ShopNear.me on your iPhone sto shop local boutiques. "][/caption] ShopNear.me launched its location-based shopping application last month, but that's not all they are looking to do they're looking to do in the coming months; they're trying to tak... [SocialTimes.com]

After Hype, Disappointment With Apple Announcement - Posted October 5, 2011
[caption id="attachment_28232" align="alignleft" width="243" caption="Photo: Apple"][/caption] Yesterday at 1 p.m. tons of people were pumped, seated in front of their computers with a nice beverage, prepared to be wowed by the latest Apple announcement. Instead, there's been a collective "meh" heard around the world. ... [PRNewser]

Video Recap Of iPhone 4S Announcement: Is Apple Crazy?! - Posted October 5, 2011
Yesterday's Apple Keynote has got a lot of people wondering what Apple was thinking and asking themselves, "Man are they crazy?!" Apple killed the hopes and dreams of fanboys and fangirls everywhere who were eagerly anticipating the release of the iPhone 5, trying to appease us with the iPhone 4S... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Dynamic HTML5 Mobile Banners Ads Turned On. Get Ready to Interact with Mobile Ads - Posted October 5, 2011
Mobile advertisements might become a lot more interesting now that Google has turned on the ability to deliver dynamic HTML5 banners. These HTML5 banners are available for all ad sizes through the AdMob network for tablets and smartphones based on iOS (Apple) and Android. ... [SocialTimes.com]

What's What in Apple's iCloud Services? And, What Does it Cost? - Posted October 5, 2011
Apple laid out features, use cases and pricing for its iCloud service during yesterday's iPhone 4S announcement. The service is scheduled to roll out on October 12 (next week Wednesday) along with the iPhone 4S and new iPod models. Here are the details of the service. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Post iPhone 4S Winners & Losers? - Posted October 5, 2011
Apple announced the new iPhone 4S yesterday. So, who are the winners and losers now that details about the next generation iPhone and associated services are known? Certainly, all the information about a curved glass iPhone 5 from "reliable sources" are in the loser camp for now. They may, however, eventually... [SocialTimes.com]

Some Siri-ous Questions Remain About iPhone 4S And Its Humble Personal Assistant - Posted October 4, 2011
After a very, very long appetizer course, Apple got down to the main entr e with today's long-expected announcement of the Siri assistant Well over an hour into an event that trod over some well-covered ground from the Mac to the iPod Touch, the audience got its look at Siri... [AllTwitter]

Some Siri-ous Questions Remain About iPhone 4S And Its Humble Personal Assistant - Posted October 4, 2011
After a very, very long appetizer course, Apple got down to the main entr e with today's long-expected announcement of the Siri assistant Well over an hour into an event that trod over some well-covered ground from the Mac to the iPod Touch, the audience got its look at Siri... [semanticweb.com]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Fall Fashion Tips From Stacy London and Snake Plissken - Posted October 4, 2011
Occupy Wall Street has now spread to the "5 Things You Need to Know This Week" studio. In this week's episode, we help out a group protestors, share some exclusive iPhone news, talk about ... [TVSpy]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Fall Fashion Tips From Stacy London and Snake Plissken - Posted October 4, 2011
Occupy Wall Street has now spread to the "5 Things You Need to Know This Week" studio. In this week's episode, we help out a group protestors, share some exclusive iPhone news, talk about ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Fall Fashion Tips From Stacy London and Snake Plissken - Posted October 4, 2011
Occupy Wall Street has now spread to the "5 Things You Need to Know This Week" studio. In this week's episode, we help out a group protestors, share some exclusive iPhone news, talk about ... [FishbowlNY]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Fall Fashion Tips From Stacy London and Snake Plissken - Posted October 4, 2011
Occupy Wall Street has now spread to the "5 Things You Need to Know This Week" studio. In this week's episode, we help out a group protestors, share some exclusive iPhone news, talk about ... [TVNewser]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Fall Fashion Tips From Stacy London and Snake Plissken - Posted October 4, 2011
Occupy Wall Street has now spread to the "5 Things You Need to Know This Week" studio. In this week's episode, we help out a group protestors, share some exclusive iPhone news, talk about ... [PRNewser]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Fall Fashion Tips From Stacy London and Snake Plissken - Posted October 4, 2011
Occupy Wall Street has now spread to the "5 Things You Need to Know This Week" studio. In this week's episode, we help out a group protestors, share some exclusive iPhone news, talk about ... [FishbowlDC]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Fall Fashion Tips From Stacy London and Snake Plissken - Posted October 4, 2011
Occupy Wall Street has now spread to the "5 Things You Need to Know This Week" studio. In this week's episode, we help out a group protestors, share some exclusive iPhone news, talk about ... [10,000 Words]

5 Things You Need to Know This (Advertising) Week - Posted October 4, 2011
Occupy Wall Street has now spread to the "5 Things You Need to Know This Week" studio. In this week's episode, we help out a group protestors, share some exclusive iPhone news, talk about ... [AgencySpy]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Fall Fashion Tips From Stacy London and Snake Plissken - Posted October 4, 2011
Occupy Wall Street has now spread to the "5 Things You Need to Know This Week" studio. In this week's episode, we help out a group protestors, share some exclusive iPhone news, talk about ... [UnBeige]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Fall Fashion Tips From Stacy London and Snake Plissken - Posted October 4, 2011
Occupy Wall Street has now spread to the "5 Things You Need to Know This Week" studio. In this week's episode, we help out a group protestors, share some exclusive iPhone news, talk about ... [TVNewser]

iPhone 4S Announced! No Curved Glass iPhone 5. Here's What's New - Posted October 4, 2011
First things first. There is no curved glass iPhone 5. The iPhone 4S was announced. Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage this morning in Cupertino for the first major announcement in the post-Steve Jobs era. Here's what was announced by Tim, Eddie Cue, Phil Schiller and others. After nearly a half hour... [SocialTimes.com]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Fall Fashion Tips From Stacy London and Snake Plissken - Posted October 4, 2011
Occupy Wall Street has now spread to the "5 Things You Need to Know This Week" studio. In this week's episode, we help out a group protestors, share some exclusive iPhone news, talk about ... [GalleyCat]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Fall Fashion Tips From Stacy London and Snake Plissken - Posted October 4, 2011
Occupy Wall Street has now spread to the 5 Things You Need to Know This Week studio. In this week's episode, we help out a group protestors, share some exclusive iPhone news, talk about ... [FishbowlLA]

Apple and Siri to Change the Way We Interact with Devices - Posted October 4, 2011
A new article reports, "Perhaps the biggest announcement at Apple's iPhone event (about one hour from this ... [semanticweb.com]

Podcaster 3 for iPhone: Download & Play Podcasts Without Needing a PC or Mac - Posted October 3, 2011
Apple's iOS 5 will bring WiFi Sync to the table. It lets iPhones and iPads to wirelessly sync to a Mac or PC over a WiFi network. This, however, still requires that you have a desktop or notebook computer nearby, turned on and accessible over the same WiFi network as the... [SocialTimes.com]

Digg 2.0 for iPhone: Pioneer in Social News Curation Gets an Update - Posted October 3, 2011
Digg.com was a pioneer in social news curation. Its innovation was letting readers Digg (vote for) a news story to bring it up higher in the news list or to bury it to push it down. Digg recently released a major update for its iPhone app that brings a number of... [SocialTimes.com]

Apps Updated for My iPhone & iPad in the Past Week: 50 - Posted October 3, 2011
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SlideShare Says No More Flash, All in With HTML, Mobile Friendly Slides - Posted September 28, 2011
I used SlideShare to help solve an somewhat unusual presentation problem I had last month. Lacking a projector, I used SlideShare to let people attending my talk follow my slidedeck on iPhone and Android smartphones.. The slidedeck consisted of PowerPoint slides uploaded to SlideShare.net. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Skype Updates iPhone & iPad Apps: Bluetooth, Video Stabilzation & New Bugs - Posted September 28, 2011
Skype released updates for its iPhone and iPad apps that brings a much needed enhancement and a new feature. - iPhone: Better image stabilization when transmitting video using the iPhone 4's rear camera. - iPhone & iPad: Ability to use a Bluetooth headset for a Skype call. It is hard to believe... [SocialTimes.com]

New iPhone to be Announced on Oct. 4? Don't Forget iOS 5 is Coming to Current iOS Devices Too - Posted September 28, 2011
With so much attention and speculation being focused on the possible new iPhone model or models next week, it is easy to forget that people who currently own an iPhone 3GS or 4, iPod touch 3rd or 4th generation or iPad 1 or 2 are going to get a lot of... [SocialTimes.com]

My Sketch for iOS Produces Stunning "Pencil Drawings" from Photos. Free for a Limited Time - Posted September 27, 2011
I don't have a lot of interest in taking the generally sharp photos from my iPhone and degrading the image to emulate the output from cheap cameras produced decades ago. There are, however, certain photographic and graphic effects that I do appreciate. One that I've long found interesting are filters that... [SocialTimes.com]

HeyStaks for iPad & Android: Google Search Meets Flipboard - Posted September 27, 2011
What would happen if someone created a cross between Google search and Flipboard? The developers responsible for a new free app for the iPad and Android tablets hopes you will say HeyStaks. They describe HeyStaks as a community-based search app. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Ken Burns Documentary 'Prohibition' Makes Its Debut On iPhone & iPad Today - Posted September 23, 2011
Ken Burns fans--if you don't have an iPhone or iPad you'll want to get your hands on one ASAP because the king of documentary is debuting his new film 'Prohibition' today, September 23, on iPhone and iPad. If you don't have one of the Apple devices you'll have to wait... [SocialTimes.com]

Gowalla Is Heading In A New Direction - Posted September 22, 2011
Since its beginning Gowalla has been locked in a battle with Foursquare for the check-in app market. To their credit, Gowalla is working hard to differentiate itself from Foursquare and their latest attempt at doing so is by focus... [SocialTimes.com]

It's Baack! Color Returns - Posted September 22, 2011
Earlier this year a photo sharing app called Color launched and shortly disappeared in a cloud of controversy. The controversy related to $41 million of venture capital it earned despite having what many people considered to be limited functional... [SocialTimes.com]

Snapseed for iPhone & iPad: High Quality Photo Tool Free Until Sept. 23, 2011 - Posted September 22, 2011
Snapseed is a highly regarded photo enhancement app for the iPhone and iPad (4.5 stars average customer ratings with 393 ratings) that normally costs $4.99. However, if you visit Apple's App Store between now and Saturday, you get can it for free. Snaps... [SocialTimes.com]

SugarSync Updates Their iOS and Android Apps - Posted September 21, 2011
In June SugarSync released their web-based mobile management capability for iOS devices. With this capability one can use SugarSync to transfer files from any personal computer to an iOS device running the SugarSy... [SocialTimes.com]

Skype Added its Own Group Messaging Service: GroupMe - Posted September 21, 2011
One of the "big things" for major non-carrier players to do this year, it seems, is to have a group messaging product in their consumer tools checkbox. Google started things going with the Google+ Huddle group messaging feature (renamed to Messenger this week). Facebook launched Facebook Messenger soon after. And, now,... [SocialTimes.com]

Desk Pets TankBot: Tiny $25 Motorized Toys Controlled by an Android or iPhone - Posted September 21, 2011
The number of self-propelled toys controlled by smartphones continues to grow and become more affordable. The latest entry is the $24.99 TankBot that can be remotely controlled by iOS (iPhone, iPod touch and iPad) and Android devices. Desk Pets Tankbot ... [SocialTimes.com]

Monster.com BeKnown Professional Networking App Released for Android & iPhone - Posted September 14, 2011
It looks like job search site Monster.com is quietly taking on LinkedIn through a Facebook service and mobile apps. Its BeKnown is a professional networking Facebook app that now also has mobile reach through a mobile friendly site and apps released for Android and iOS (iPhone/iPad) in this week. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Fav.tv Makes It Easy To Follow TV Shows On Your Smartphone - Posted September 13, 2011
Fav.tv is an online TV guide site that just launched both on the web and with free iOS and Android apps. Unlike other TV apps that follow Foursquare's check-in model, Fav.tv focuses on making it easier for one to follow their favorite programs. As I am writing this post I can only... [SocialTimes.com]

Podcast 51: PostSecret Founder Frank Warren Talks About the New PostSecret iPhone App - Posted September 13, 2011
In Podcast 51, PostSecret.com founder Frank Warren discusses the new $1.99 PostSecret iPhone app. The app does not require a sign-up. It lets you anonymously post secrets as well as read the ones that are selected for publication each week. You can see the general location where secrets are posted from... [SocialTimes.com]

Posterous 3.0 for iPhone "Spaces" Takes Aim at Google+ Circles - Posted September 13, 2011
With Tumblr getting a lot of attention recently for its rapid growth, Posterous released major update to its web service and iPhone app this week. But, its target doesn't appear to be Tumblr. It looks like the update is aimed at Google+ instead. ... [SocialTimes.com]

FlightAware Provides Free Mobile Flight Tracking - Posted September 12, 2011
If you travel by airplane you will find a flight tracking app a useful addition to your smartphone. FlightAware is one of the most popular flight tracking web sites on the Internet and they have released free versions of their mobile app for all of... [SocialTimes.com]

Play Google Music On Your iOS Device - Posted September 8, 2011
In June Google launched the beta of their long rumored music service called appropriately enough "Music Beta by Google." At launch Google provided a desktop web app and ... [SocialTimes.com]

Share Stock Tips via iPhone with Finster - Posted September 8, 2011
Investors can share their stock-market tips with one click of their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch thanks to Finster, a new app from iDATA. Finster allows users to check into stocks and share their opinions of them by selecting one of six check-in options: I'm Bullish, I'm Bearish, I Bought, I Sold,... [SocialTimes.com]

No App Needed for Google+ Reshare on Android or iPhone - Posted September 8, 2011
Google continues to attempt to move people away from native platform mobile and desktop apps. The latest is an enhancement to the Google+ mobile web site. Visiting plus.google.com using the Android or iPhone (also iPad) mobile browser now provides the ability to reshare a post writ... [SocialTimes.com]

There's an App to Pay for Vending Machine Products (in China) - Posted September 8, 2011
Developers all over the world have been taking Apple's slogan "there's an app for that" very seriously. The latest case in point comes from China where Ubox has apps for Android, iPhone and Java-based feature phones to provide mobile payment services for products in vending machines. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Free Evernote Service Users Can Now Attach Any File Type from Desktop or Mobile - Posted September 8, 2011
Evernote's free cloud notes services and free apps for a number of mobile platforms has always been a great productivity tool and a great deal. Evernote's $45 per year premium service adds a number of features over and above what the free service offers. One of these premium features just made... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook 3.5 for iPhone Adds People & Places Tagging in Posts. Still No iPad Support - Posted September 7, 2011
The Facebook for iPhone app was update to version 3.5 this week. It brings a handful of much wanted features and improvements. Facebook (iTunes App Store) The new big items are: - Added the ability to tag friends and places in... [SocialTimes.com]

Dijit for iPhone TV Remote Control App Update Adds Social & YouTube Sharing - Posted September 7, 2011
Dijit is a free iPhone app that works with the soon-to-be-released Griffin Technology Beacon to create an extremely intelligent remote control. The latest update for the app adds social components among the enhancements. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Foodzy Brings Their Food Tracking And Gaming To Smartphones - Posted September 6, 2011
We first wrote about the nutrition web site Foodzy last May. Foodzy is a web app that helps people track what food they eat. It attempts to make the process of tracking food fun by awarding badges for good eating h... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Voice Now Supports Data Portability - Posted September 6, 2011
One of the realities of using web apps is that you are storing some of your data on another company's servers and that poses a risk of the company shutting down those apps or going out of business, preventing you from getting at your data. Consequently, it is a good idea... [SocialTimes.com]

Alfred for iPhone Learns About You to Suggest Places to Go - Posted September 6, 2011
The free Alfred for iPhone app is a personal robot according to its developers. You provide it with information about a few of your favorite places. It combines this with location, time and intent to offer personalized and situation specific suggestions of o... [SocialTimes.com]

The Number 1 Social Network Used In-flight is... - Posted September 6, 2011
Gogo provides in-flight WiFi service for several of the major airlines in the U.S. So, if anyone knows about what and how WiFi is used in the air, it is Gogo. And, their data provides a few surprises among the more expected results. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Apps Updated for my iPhone & iPad in the Past Week: 49 - Posted September 5, 2011
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Cloud Engines Introduces New Storage Solution Targeted At Mobile Devices - Posted September 1, 2011
[caption id="attachment_76834" align="alignleft" width="218" caption="Image courtesy of Cloud Engines"][/caption] I've long advocated storage solutions like Dropbox and Box.net for mobile users because of their low cost and ability to expand the amount of information one can access from mobile devices. Some people do not like the ... [SocialTimes.com]

Springpad Friends Stuff (beta) Makes Finding What Facebook Friends Liked Easy and Fun - Posted September 1, 2011
Friends Stuff that will be rolling out in September for their online notebook service and mobile apps. The nice folks there activated the beta version of the Friends Stuff feature for my account to let me get an early look at this new social sharing aspect of the service. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Mobile Browser Week: Firefox for Android Tablet UI Previewed. Dolphin Browser for iPhone Released - Posted August 30, 2011
There's a pair of mobile browser related news items this week. First up is a preview of Firefox for Android tablets. Then, we learn a bit about the Dolphin browser migrated over from Android to the iPhone. Ian Barlow provided a preview of Firefox for Tablets. The platform targetted is Android 3.0... [SocialTimes.com]

Nexercise for iPhone Put Social in Exercise & Earns Rewardsm - Posted August 30, 2011
Nexercise is a free iPhone app that encourages you to exercise by providing three carrots: 1. Earn points to quantify your activity and qualify for daily and monthly prizes. 2. Redeem points for discounts at nearby locations. 3. Social: Exercise with friends to earn bonus points. Share information on Facebook. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Adobe CreatePDF for iPhone & iPad Released: Not Well Received by Users So Far - Posted August 29, 2011
Adobe's Flash has long been unwelcome in Apple's mobile world. However, its PDF file format is a mainstay and even supported as document type by Apple's own iBooks app. A PDF file is, after all, one of the oldest ways to share digital documents. With the fifth generation of iPhone rumored... [SocialTimes.com]

Pulse Now Supports Reader Lists - Posted August 29, 2011
I have used both Read It Later and Instapaper to store articles on the web that I would like to save to read at another time, and I also use Google Reader to read my RSS subscriptions. The problem, of course, is that I have to use multiple ... [SocialTimes.com]

Patent Application Shows Apple Working To Improve Voice Recognition - Posted August 29, 2011
Voice recognition is not new, I have been using it on mobile devices ever since Microsoft first released Voice Command back in 2003. Of course, the quality of recognition and the ability to control devices has improved significantly since 2003, but ... [SocialTimes.com]

Snap Cool Photos on an iPhone 4 With Wide & Macro and 180-degree Fish-Eye Lenses - Posted August 26, 2011
Looking for a really cool way to capture photos for sharing? Yes, there are lots of great photo filters apps for the iPhone. But, if you want your iPhone 4 photos to look a different from the rest of the crowd, take a look at this pair of hardware accessories (Note:... [SocialTimes.com]

Bon'App for iPhone Helps You Find Where to Eat Based on Dietary Restrictions & Preferences - Posted August 26, 2011
It is one thing find and prepare food at home to meet dietary restrictions or preferences. But, it is quite another thing to try to find places to eat with dishes that meet those same dietary restrictions. Bon'App is a free app fo rthe iPhone that will tell you in plain... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Shuts Down Slide: Photovine & PoolParty for iPhone Gone Just Weeks After Their Release [UPDATED] - Posted August 26, 2011
Technology moves fast. But, Google has been moving a lot faster than usual to shut down projects. Let's take a look at the recent history of Google's media sharing subsidiary Slide. Google bought Slide for $182 million a year ago (August 2010). Slide went public with two photo sharing mobile apps... [SocialTimes.com]

PopNotes: Post-it Notes Go Digital & Social - Posted August 25, 2011
3M's Post-it Notes have been around since 1980. Post-it PopNotes makes its appearance this week as an official digital version of the product. And, despite a problem on the iPad (more on this later), it is a winner. Even better, it is free. And, yes, it even has a cool social... [SocialTimes.com]

Differences Between An Average iPhone And Android User [Infographic] - Posted August 25, 2011
People are often judged by their cars, jobs and houses, but can someone be judged by the mobile phone that he/she keeps? According to an Infographic published by Hunch, users possessing a specific smartphone (Android or iPhone... [SocialTimes.com]

Tool of the Day: Mobile Media Toolkit - Posted August 25, 2011
The mobile phone has become an indispensable tool in every journalist's arsenal. Whether you are on an iPhone, a Blackberry, an ... [10,000 Words]

Four Gadgets & Apps That Might Help You Live Longer - Posted August 25, 2011
Please don't take this the wrong way, but would you like to live a little longer? Assuming the answer is "yes," here's some encouraging news published in The Lancet that is mobile gadget and app actionable. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Intuit Teaming with Verizon Wireless to Compete with Square in Personal Credit Card Processing - Posted August 25, 2011
Square revolutionized credit card transactions by making it cheap and easy to process by ordinary people without needing a merchant account. Personal finance software giant Intuit didn't want to get any further behind in this area and is partnering with Verizon Wireless to promote i... [SocialTimes.com]

Can Just Adding Photo Filters to the Facebook App Get Instagram's Action? - Posted August 25, 2011
Facebook is dumping Facebook Places and conceding defeat to Foursquare, Gowalls and other check-in services. With Places demoted to tagging locations, what is Facebook setting its sights on now? Messaging, as evidenced by the... [SocialTimes.com]

360 Panorama for iPhone: Panoramic Photos Created with Movie Recording Ease - Posted August 24, 2011
There are a lot of tools for both the desktop and smartphones to create panoramic photos. Almost all of them either helps you take a sequence of individual photos or post-processes a sequence of manually aimed photos. Occipital's $1.99 app for the iPhone takes a different approach that I really like. ... [SocialTimes.com]

What Does Steve Job's Resignation Mean For The Mobile Industry? - Posted August 24, 2011
An already dramatic month of technology industry news has moved into the historical category with the announcement of Steve Job's retirement. No doubt the speculation about what this means for Apple and for the computer industry will carry on for... [SocialTimes.com]

Time Warner Cable Enabling De-couching by Providing a Full Rebate for a Slingbox HD - Posted August 24, 2011
Time Warner Cable has demonstrated a surprising willingness to let its customers uncamp themselves from the confines of of the couch in from the TV. First up was TWCable TV for iPad which lets iPad users in select Time Warner Cable regions watch TV shows over WiFi while in thei homes.... [SocialTimes.com]

Search Your Personal Cloud On An iPhone With Greplin - Posted August 23, 2011
How much information do you have stored on the Internet? I use Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, and LinkedIn just to name a few Internet services where I store personal information, all of which amounts to my personal cloud. In order to find something I have to access each of the services... [SocialTimes.com]

Speculation: iPhone 5 to Have Dual-Mode CDMA/GSM Support. Fact: Verizon iPhone 4 Has a Dual-mode Chipset Today - Posted August 23, 2011
TechCrunch reports with some fanfare that the rumored iPhone 5 expected to be available sometime this year will work with both CDMA voice networks (Sprint and Verizon) and GSM (AT&T, T-Mobile and most of the rest of the world). Source: The iPho... [SocialTimes.com]

Evernote For iPad & iPhone Now Has Rich Text Support - Posted August 22, 2011
The iOS version of Evernote, a popular note taking and information storage app, has been updated with several often requested features, most significant of which is rich text support. With this... [SocialTimes.com]

"Can't Wait!" for iPhone: Discover & Share Movie Trailers for Upcoming Movies. Nice With a Few Quirks - Posted August 19, 2011
Are you the kind of movie fan who can't wait to see trailers for new movies and share movie information with friends? If so, this may be the app for you. And, it is free: Can't Wait! "Can't Wait!" (not to be confused with the ap... [SocialTimes.com]

0.12Mbps on Starbucks WiFi? Have a Backup Data Access Plan! - Posted August 19, 2011
Starbucks is a digital oasis for me.I usually pop in, fire up the Starbucks mobile card app, order a beverage, have my iPhone scanned to pay for it and then sit down to use the Starbucks WiFi access point (provided by AT&T) on a smartphone, iPad or notebook (or netbook). This... [SocialTimes.com]

Android Beats iPhone in Australian Smartphone Market - Posted August 19, 2011
Android has outnumbered the sales of iPhone for the first time in Australia. During the last 12 weeks Android accounted for 42.9% of the total smartphones sold in Australia compared to 37.2% of A... [SocialTimes.com]

Is LinkedIn's Mobile Web Site Good Enough to Let You Toss Its App Out? - Posted August 19, 2011
Frank McPherson covered the LinkedIn app updates for Android and iPhone earlier this week. The major overhaul of the apps' user interfaces (UI) has resulted in what some people think is a much more appearling LinkedIn mobile UI. LinkedIn ... [SocialTimes.com]

Verizon Android Market Share Dropping Due to Verizon iPhone? Maybe Not - Posted August 19, 2011
Lomg before Apple even hinted that the iPhone would be available from Verizon, there was a lot of doomsday speculation that huge number of AT&T iPhone customers would defect to Verizon to get improved call quality (fewer dropped calls). However, while Verizon now has an estimated 23.9% of U.S. iPhone cus... [SocialTimes.com]

"Where To?" for iPhone Developer Reveals Sales Figures, Profits & Marketing Strategy - Posted August 18, 2011
I took a look a the Where To? iPhone app (currently on sale for 99 cents - it is normally $2.99) and its 99 cent Augmented Reality add-on last week. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Dermandar: Fast, Simple & Free iPhone App to Create & Share VR Panoramic Photos - Posted August 17, 2011
There are a number of iPhone apps that simplifies the process of stitching together photos to create a panoramic view or a VR (virtual reality) pan and scan view. One that I learned about just this week makes the photo taking and sharing process extremely simple. And, it is free. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Skype Is Enabling iOS Users To Buy WiFi Access - Posted August 17, 2011
[caption id="attachment_74719" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Image courtesy of Skype"][/caption] Most people who know of and use Skype use it's free video and voice chat that works across the Internet between two devices running Skype. However, you can also use Skype to make calls t... [SocialTimes.com]

Discovr Apps: A Great Free Way to Discover iPhone & iPad Apps You Might Like - Posted August 16, 2011
Discovr Apps is a free app for the iPhone and iPad that helps you discover new apps related to one you use or are interested in. If, for example, you enjoy using the Facebook app for the iPhone, you can have Discovr Apps search for ot... [SocialTimes.com]

RecyclePix for Android & iOS: Share Photos of Recycling, Get Redeemable Reward Points - Posted August 16, 2011
People seem happy taking and posting photos of almost anything and everything. So, why not photos of recycling in action? That's Greenopolis' idea for the free RecyclePix apps for Android and iPhone. RecyclePix By Greenopoli... [SocialTimes.com]

eWallet Go Is Updated And Goes On Sale - Posted August 15, 2011
An unfortunate consequence of the Internet is the multitude of user ids and passwords one has to keep track of, therefore I have found it necessary to maintain a database on my smartphone of web sites and my user id and passwords for the sites. Several apps are available for... [SocialTimes.com]

yap.TV for iOS: A TV Guide With a Twitter Twist - Posted August 15, 2011
yap.TV is a free app for the iPhone and iPad that provides a visual guide to what's on TV in your area. To this, the app integrates viewer (app user) generated polls, live chats and Twitter streams. The app asks you to identify which TV content provider you use (cable, satellite, etc.).... [SocialTimes.com]

Thrutu Aims To Make Phone Calls More Social - Posted August 12, 2011
[caption id="attachment_74066" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Image courtesy of Thrutu"][/caption] It would seem as though the title of this post is an oxymoron if there ever was one, what can be more social than a phone conversation? What if you could send pictures to the person you were talking to during your conversation? ... [SocialTimes.com]

Dijit Universal TV Remote Control for iPhone Now Shows Which TV Shows Facebook Friends Like - Posted August 12, 2011
Griffin Technology's Beacon is a piece of hardware that provides a gateway between an iOS device (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) and home entertainment electronics. It does this by taking commands fromt he iOS device via Bluetooth and translating it to IR (infrared) signals used by most consumer electronics for remote... [SocialTimes.com]

New App Lets You Track Your Party Guests' Locations In Real Time - Posted August 12, 2011
We have all been there, trying to organize a social or business event and coordinating where and when to meet up. Would real-time location-based event planning make it easier to schedule business meetings, coordinate road trips with friends, or find parents at soccer games and swim meets? If you answered... [SocialTimes.com]

The Weather Channel iPhone App Gets Social: Crowdsourced Local Weather Related Tweets Now Available - Posted August 12, 2011
The Weather Channel and Twitter have teamed up to create 220 customer local Twitter feeds for cities with populations of 100,000 or more. Weather-related tweets range from 200 per minute on an average day. An active weather day can bump this number to as high as 500 weather related tweets per... [SocialTimes.com]

SimpleGeo for iPhone & iPad: Learn What You Don't Know About an Area - Posted August 12, 2011
How much do you know about the area you are at right now? If you are near your home or office, your answer is probably, "a lot!" That's what I thought too until recently. We have, after all, Google Maps mashups, Augmented Reality browsers and hundreds if not thousands of other... [SocialTimes.com]

Take Panoramic Pictures On Android Phones With Pano - Posted August 11, 2011
A feature not in the Android camera app is the ability to take panoramic photos. Pano is a new Android app that makes it very easy to take panoramic photos. You can ... [SocialTimes.com]

TheIceBreaker: Metrics for Your Relationship Heading to a Phone Near You Soon - Posted August 11, 2011
There's a lot of web services for people looking for dates. But, what about people already in a relationship? A pair of former YouTube-ers created a new site with the idea of: Whether you're newly together, engaged, married or somewhere in between, theicebreak keeps your love live fresh and fun ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Messenger's Stealthy Video Calling and Bing References - Posted August 11, 2011
The Facebook Messenger apps released for iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android yesterday is a game changer just for its ability to send group messages to Facebook contacts and on-phone contacts at the same time. However, 9To5Mac found hidden (or at least unused) icon images within the app that hints at... [SocialTimes.com]

Taking Concept-Based Advertising To Mobile Platforms - Posted August 10, 2011
If the future of web content is mobile, so too then goes the future of advertising. Mobile ad network Mobile Theory and ad technology company NetSeer want to be there for that future. The two have teamed up with the goal of mobilizing NetSeer's concept-based ad... [semanticweb.com]

Lock and Load for a Tweet Hunt - Posted August 9, 2011
Ever get so frustrated by topics trending on Twitter that you just wanted to blast away? Developer Jared Kroff feels your pain. Hence, the creation of Tweet Hunt for the iPhone and iPad. Tweet Hunt is a classic shooting gallery app, except that players are shooting at actual tweets fro... [SocialTimes.com]

"Goings On: The New Yorker" for iPhone & iPad - Posted August 8, 2011
Mobile experimentation continues in the legacy publishing industry. From the early days of the way too expensive per issue in iPad magazine apps to the current movement of paper subscribers getting electronic magazines and newspapers as part of the bundle, we've seen a number of attempts to draw iPad and desktop... [SocialTimes.com]

Twitter+Starbucks App Account = Social Coffee Experiment : Jonathan's Card - Posted August 8, 2011
There's an interesting social experiment going on that involves a Twitter account, Starbucks mobile apps and a bit of web software development. The Twitter account is found here: @jonathanscard If you go there, you'll see a series of mesages indicating money added... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ for iPhone App Update Lets it Install & Run on iPad & iPod touch - Posted August 8, 2011
Google+ for iPhone saw a minor point update that has major implications for iPad and iPod touch users. The initial Google+ releases would not even install on an iPad or iPod touch. And, while the 1.0.2.1966 release is not a universal release, it does all the Google+ to install and work... [SocialTimes.com]

Apps Updated for my iPhone & iPad in the Past Week: 44 - Posted August 8, 2011
Forty-four of the apps for my iPad &/or iPhone were updated in the past week. Apps that do not have comments in the list below indicates that the update is simply a... [SocialTimes.com]

Glamour Magazine Using Social SnapTags to Connect Readers to Brands on Facebook & Twitter - Posted August 5, 2011
If you look at the lower left corner of the cover of the September issue of Glamour magazine, you'll see the familiar Facebook logo surrounded by two circles. That is an example of a Social SnapTag. Many more Social SnapTags from more than two dozen advertisers are found inside of the... [SocialTimes.com]

GroupMe Releases Major Update - Posted August 3, 2011
Popular group messaging app provider GroupMe has released a major update to their mobile apps and web site. The new features include ask questions, send direct messages, chat from the GroupMe web site, hide your phone number, and worldwide availability. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook App Users by Mobile Platform: iPhone #1. Android #2. Where Do the Rest Rank? - Posted August 2, 2011
Benedict Evans took the known monthly user figures for Facebook's iPhone and BlackBerry apps and some extrapolated figures for other mobile platforms to provide an interesting look at how many people are using each of the apps. Facebook mobile user... [SocialTimes.com]

Apple iCloud Was Briefly Accessible by Non-Developer Accounts: My Impressions - Posted August 2, 2011
Apple's iCloud promises to provide the network glue between Macs, PCs and iOS (iPhone/iPad) devices that .Mac and Mobile Me could not. 9to5Mac provides an overview of what those with developer account can see today. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Developer Tool Provides Easy Cross Platform Development - Posted August 1, 2011
The challenge for mobile application developers is being able to make their apps available for a multitude of platforms, each of which have different development environments that require writing separate applications. A small developer may have to choose to only write their app for only one platform because that is all... [SocialTimes.com]

Skyfire VideoQ: Watch Flash Videos on an iPhone or iPad - Posted July 29, 2011
If you really feel you must be able to view Flash videos on an iPhone or iPad, Skyfire may have a non-browser solution for you. It is the new $1.99 iOS app: Skyfire VideoQ Skyfire takes pains to make it clear that VideoQ is not a browser solution. You can, however, let Skyfire... [SocialTimes.com]

More Sharing in New Blurb Mobile Apps for iPhone, iPad - Posted July 29, 2011
The new version of Blurb Mobile for the iPhone, Blurb Mobile v1.1, incorporated a new feature called Story Stream, which allows users to instantly share and comment on friends' stories via their iPhones. Free app Blurb Mobile enables users to create stories using photos, video, and audio,... [SocialTimes.com]

Mint.com Personal Finance for iPhone App Lets You Tag Location to Expenses - Posted July 28, 2011
Mint.com, the web-based personal finance site owned by Intuit, updated its iPhone app. One of the new features is something all of us are aware of when tracking expenses but never (or rarely) formalize when tracking finances: Location. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Verizon iPhone Has Little Impact On AT&T iPhone Sales - Posted July 27, 2011
When AT&T was the exclusive provider of the iPhone, there was much speculation about what would happen when the day came that a competitor would start selling the iPhone. Verizon started selling the iPhone in February, and enough ti... [SocialTimes.com]

Tip: Configure Google+ to Limit Who can Huddle (group message) With You - Posted July 27, 2011
Huddle is a Google+ feature unique to its Android and iPhone apps. It is not available on the desktop web interface. Huddle is Google+'s group messaging feature that can work with SMS (text messaging) but does not require it. Here's a quick tip on how to control who can include you... [SocialTimes.com]

Bookmark Google+ Notifications on an iPhone - Posted July 26, 2011
If you want to check Google+ notifications on your iPhone quickly, here's a handy technique. Google's search site tunes itself for the platform it sees. On an iPhone tapping the "more" link in the upper right hand corener (see above). ... [SocialTimes.com]

13% of Freemium Gamers Willing to Spend $20 or More for In-App Purchases - Posted July 25, 2011
Earlier this month a report by Flurry revealed that: Flurry: Free Games Generate More Revenue Than Paid Games (seasonal component?) Revenue from free games in-app purchases overtook revenue from paid games during the course of this year. Flu... [SocialTimes.com]

Buying Books On Apple Devices Has Changed - Posted July 25, 2011
If you like buying electronic books on an iPhone or iPad from Amazon, Kobo, Google, or Barnes and Noble, after today the process for how you buy books and get them on your device will change. All of the major eReader apps, alo... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Photovine for iPhone Gets a 1.1 Update. Has Anyone Received an Invitation to Actually Use It? - Posted July 25, 2011
Google's quasi-stealth (compared to Google+) Photovine for iPhone app was released in the first half-of June. I applied for an invitation on June 12 and never heard back. There has not been much of an uproar of people wanting invitations. But, it is odd that I don't really hear (read) about... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Plus Apps Roadmap: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Symbian - Posted July 25, 2011
The official Google Plus Blog (which is actually a Google+ account) published a brief roadmap for Google+ mobile apps yesterday. Google+ mobile update roadmap Here's what we can expect: - Google+ for Android updated today (Monday,... [SocialTimes.com]

Google mobile Web App Searches by Platform - Posted July 25, 2011
Frank McPherson noted here a year ago that: Android And iPhone Apps Appear In Google Mobile Search Results This mobile app search required the word "download" to precede an app name to increase the change... [SocialTimes.com]

Do iPhone Users Like Google+ More Than Android Users? - Posted July 21, 2011
TechCrunch noted that the Google+ app for iPhone became the number 1 downloaded free app within 24 hours of its release. Google+ Now The Top Free App In The Apple App Store But, what about Google's o... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ App for iPhone Available (screenshot tour). Will NOT Install on iPad! - Posted July 19, 2011
[caption id="attachment_71026" align="alignnone" width="240" caption="Google+ main screen"][/caption] Google announced the availability of the Google+ for iPhone app this mornning. Here's a couple of pieces of pertinent information about the app followed by a screenshot tour. Phone, meet Google+ (Googl... [SocialTimes.com]

Photospots for iPhone: Adds When and Where to Photos - Posted July 19, 2011
Photos recorded using an iPhone or iPad have geo-location information embedded in each photo's meta-data if Location is turned on when taking a photo. Howver, this data is generally not immediately accessible by a friend simply viewing your photos in, for example, a Facebook album. A recently released free app can... [SocialTimes.com]

CNN Now Live-Streaming via CNN.com, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch - Posted July 18, 2011
You can't escape CNN, no matter where you go: The Time Warner-owned cable network and sister channel HLN are now streaming live on CNN.com, and via the CNN App for iPad and the ... [SocialTimes.com]

Nuance Releases Free Dragon Go! App for iPhone & iPad - Posted July 18, 2011
Nuance Communications has released Dragon Go!, a "revolutionary and free application for iPhone and iPod touch that gives consumers immediate, direct access to the mobile content they w... [semanticweb.com]

Nuance Releases Free Dragon Go! App for iPhone & iPad - Posted July 18, 2011
Nuance Communications has released Dragon Go!, a "revolutionary and free application for iPhone and iPod touch that gives consumers immediate, direct access to the mobile content they w... [AllTwitter]

Agile Tortoise Launches Term.ly - Posted July 18, 2011
Agile Tortoise has announced the launch of term.ly, a "new online dictionary and thesaurus site designed to make it easy for writers, students, educators or ... [semanticweb.com]

Pocket Penguins by Calif. Academy of Sciences for iPhone: Penguin Cam! - Posted July 18, 2011
Left to my own devices, I could stand around and watch a variety of animals just wandering around all day and enjoy it. Included in my long list of animals I enjoy watching are penguins. Who doesn't enjoy watching penguins? You can stop reading right now and move on to the... [SocialTimes.com]

Bullseye for iPad: The First Interactive Music Single in an App Needs More Interactivity - Posted July 18, 2011
Moonbot studios received a lot of attention last week for their interactive iPad book app The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. There had another iOS (iPad & iPhone) title released that is quite different. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ "Nearby" Feature Unique to Mobile View - Posted July 14, 2011
The Google+ mobile web view on the iPhone and iPad has a feature that is not available in the desktop view. If you are in the stream view, there is a link under the Home button labeled Nearby. Tapping that link displays a stream of public posts on Google+ from people... [SocialTimes.com]

Nosh: Restaurant Food Sharing App (if you can find someone to share with) - Posted July 14, 2011
How granular are we going to get with check-ins and reviews? How about down to the dish level? That's what the new free Nosh for iPhone service and app sets out to do. Nosh Nosh provides the following functions: + Rate and review dishes, not places. After all, it's t... [SocialTimes.com]

Spotify Launches In The U.S. And Here Is Our First Look - Posted July 14, 2011
It's nice when companies keep their word. As we expected last week, Spotify officially became available in the United States today, although the free version of Spotify is not available unless you receive an... [SocialTimes.com]

News Reader App Pulse Adds msnbc.com Content - Posted July 13, 2011
Pulse, an app that delivers news content to mobile phones and tablets including Android devices, the iPhone, and the iPad, will add fare from msnbc.com under terms of an agreement between the two parties, announced Wednesday. Content from msnbc.com including its NBC News: Decision 2012 election coverage, top headlines,... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Photovine Video Teaser. Invitation Request Available - Posted July 13, 2011
Google is providing a bit more information about its Photovine iPhone app and service. It placed a video up on YouTube that shows people contributing photos from their iPhone that more-or-less fits the theme of "warm and fuzzy." Photovine You can also "Request and invite" to the ser... [SocialTimes.com]

CW Network Full Episode Streaming Video App Designed Only for the Small iPhone Display - Posted July 13, 2011
NBC only provides streaming video clips which, while someone unsatisfying, provides a good way to sample programs like late night TV talk shows (Jimmy Fallon, for example) which fit well into the clip format. ABC Player provides streaming for full episodes. Both look and work well on the iPad. And... [SocialTimes.com]

Just Want to See Your Facebook Friend's Photos & Videos? Check Out Photoly for iPhone & iPad (free) - Posted July 13, 2011
Photoly for iPhone and iPad provides one very simple but surprisingly useful function: It lets you see just the photos and videos posted by your friends on Facebook. It can also show you your own Facebook media stream (both photos and videos). Selecting a set of photos brings up the entire... [SocialTimes.com]

PopBooth for iPhone 4 Simulates Photo Booth Experience & Can Ship Photo Strips for $2.99 - Posted July 13, 2011
PopBooth is a free iPhone app that simulates the experience of taking a quick series of photos (often goofy looking) in a photo booth. It takes four photos using the iPhone 4's front-facing camera and then lets you apply one of five filters (normal, black & white, colorz, 1985 and hipster). ... [SocialTimes.com]

Katango Adds Google+ Circles Behavior To Facebook On iPhone - Posted July 12, 2011
One of the distinguishing features of Google+ is its simplicity for grouping people who you follow by simply dragging and dropping their names into circles. Facebook's Groups has the same functionality without the fancy UI, but the problem is that Groups didn't appear until after most of us accumulated dozens, if... [SocialTimes.com]

What is Google's Photovine & How is it Related to Spotlife? Instagram Competitor? - Posted July 12, 2011
What is Phonevine? Here's what we can learn by browsing all three pages that make up the web site. Main page - Photovine is a native iPhone app and not a web app based on the look of what is seen on an iPhone 4 image - The site has something to do with... [SocialTimes.com]

Average iPhone App Prices Rising But Not By Much - Posted July 11, 2011
Fortune's Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports on data from Piper Jaffray with an interpretation that: Apple users buying 61% more apps, paying 14% more per app The Piper Jaffray report stated that iOS (... [SocialTimes.com]

Planetary Omnibus: The First In-app Graphic Novel Available? - Posted July 11, 2011
The lack of graphics novels in the Kindle ebook catalog has been a disappointment for me. Yes, I understand that the Kindle reader device is monochrome and not suitable for color comic panels. However, there are a lot of people who use Kindle apps on tablets with great color displays that... [SocialTimes.com]

What's The Big Deal About Spotify? - Posted July 8, 2011
To outsiders looking at the mobile technology industry, we must appear to be obsessed with music. Each of the major platform companies have their own music services, from Apple's iTunes, to Microsoft's Zune, and to... [SocialTimes.com]

Landlords Put it in Writing: App Creates Custom Leases - Posted July 8, 2011
Already available on iPhone and iPad, RentalPro for the Android platform was launched by Esq Apps earlier this week. Reviews from iPhone and iPad users have been very positive and the app creates custom rental agreements within a few minutes. One review on iTunes said, "...It made ren... [SocialTimes.com]

Songify: Turn Anything You Say Into a Song. Big Thumbs Up! (Mini-Podcast 24 audio sample) - Posted July 8, 2011
If I were asked to predict which new entertainment app will be the most downloaded this weekend, I would say: Songify (iTunes App Store) This free iPhone app turns anything you speak into singing that sounds like musical style used by ... [SocialTimes.com]

Flurry: Free Games Generate More Revenue Than Paid Games (seasonal component?) - Posted July 8, 2011
The ability for developers to deliver free apps with in-app purchasing always seemed like a good model to me. Flurry took a reasonable investigation model (looking at the top 100 grossing games from January to June 2011) and derived interesting results that supports what had just been an opinion on part... [SocialTimes.com]

Apple: 15+ Billion Apps Downloaded, $2.5 Billion Paid to Developers - Posted July 8, 2011
Years ago McDonalds used the slogan "Over N billions served" where N changed as the number of customers served grew ever larger. Apple could use a similar slogan for their apps. They announced this week that more than 15 billion apps have been downloaded from their App Store. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Docs for Mobile (browsers) Gains Ability to Share. But, Does it Work? - Posted July 8, 2011
Google refreshed the Google Docs for mobile web feature set this week. Share your docs on the go with the improved Google Docs for mobile Here's what's new: - Sort: Sort list of documents in the mobile br... [SocialTimes.com]

Watch The Final Space Shuttle Launch On Your Mobile Device - Posted July 7, 2011
During most of my entire life time the United States has been putting men and women in to space. Tomorrow will be the beginning of the end of that era with the final Space Shuttle launch at 11:24 EDT. As a child I was free to watch the Apollo mission launches... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ Works on the iPhone & iPad. No App Necessary - Posted July 7, 2011
The Google+ Android app works fine. Screenshot Tour of Google+ for Android But, the lack of a Google+ iOS app doesn't mean that you can't work with Google+ on an iPhone or iPad. Assuming you have a Google+ account, just point the Safari mo... [SocialTimes.com]

iPhone 4Gs? iPhone 5? Sprint iPhone? Fall 2011 Shaping Up to be Very Interesting - Posted July 7, 2011
September and October have long been interesting months for Apple watchers. The first iPod was announced in October 2001. And, subsequent iPod refreshes have been announced every September in recent years. The first iPod nano was announced in September as was the first iPod touch. This time around we know that the... [SocialTimes.com]

Podcast 50: Waze, ABC-7 LA & CarMageddon-A Discussion with Di-Ann Eisnor of Waze - Posted July 6, 2011
Yesterday I wrote about how Waze, a social crowdsourced traffic information service and mobile app (iPhone, Android, BlackBerry) is teaming with KABC (aka ABC 7) in Los Angeles to try to deal with the traffic nightmare expected next week for what is being called Carmageddon. You can learn more about the... [SocialTimes.com]

Zoho CRM Mobile Access Via the Website or the iPhone App Available - Posted July 6, 2011
I took a look at Zoho CRM a few years ago as a possible way to manange project contacts. But, it didn't have a way to let me use it on my phone. So, I dropped the idea. Today, however, Zoho announced a free Zoho CRM iPhone app as well as... [SocialTimes.com]

PicoTweets for iPhone: Just a Tweet & Nothing But a Tweet - Posted July 6, 2011
Twitter has become relatively complicated for a service that started out as an adjunct to texting with a 140 character limit. So, what if you get down to the simplest aspect of using Twitter? That boils down to the act of sending a single tweet of 140 characters or less. No... [SocialTimes.com]

Discovery Channel Uses Social Media as Shark Week Bait - Posted July 6, 2011
Just when you thought it was safe to use social media ... Shark Week will take a bite out of Discovery Channel the week of July 31, and Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, GetGlue, and the iPhone and iPad are being used for bait. ... [SocialTimes.com]

KABC TV Teaming with Social Traffic/Navigation Waze to Prepare for "carmageddon" - Posted July 5, 2011
In April I was caught in a massive traffic jam caused by a car jacker who fled the car and was shot by police. It was a literal "parking lot." I was able to to obey local traffic laws by turning off my engine, step out of the car and use... [SocialTimes.com]

Google World Domination Starts with... Rebranding? Bye Bye Blogger & Picasa - Posted July 5, 2011
It looks like Google's plan for world domination is comin together this summer. Google+ launched last week with an app for Android. The Google+ app for iPhone was submitted yesterday (the 4th of July). Today we learned that Google is dropping the Blogger and Picasa branding. Those names came with the... [SocialTimes.com]

iPhone Phoning Home 150MB Per Night to AT&T? - Posted July 5, 2011
If you have an AT&T iPhone, do you know what it is doing in the wee hours of the morning? According to Gear Diary's Douglas Moran, AT&T iPhone's phone home about 150MB (that's megabytes) every night. Your AT&T iPho... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ for iPhone App Waiting for Apple's Approval - Posted July 5, 2011
Google shut down the invitation queue for its new social network service Google+ hours after it became available for public beta testing. It launched with an Android app available but nothing for the iP... [SocialTimes.com]

Batphone for iPhone Points to the Possibility of Location Check-in by Sounds - Posted July 5, 2011
The problem with social network check-in services is that they are not very accurate when you are somewhere without GPS coverage such as in a building like your home, office or shopping mall. Researchers at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science developed a very interesting technique tha... [SocialTimes.com]

Apps Updated for my iPhone & iPad in the Past Week: 36 - Posted July 4, 2011
First, Happy 4th of July to everyone in the U.S. and Americans abroad! Thirty-six of the apps for my iPad &/or iPhone were updated in the past week. Apps that do... [SocialTimes.com]

iOS (iPhone/iPad) U.S. Mobile Browsing Marketshare = 60.7% - Posted July 1, 2011
Earlier this week we learned that according to ComScore the iPad contributes more than 89... [SocialTimes.com]

Arookoo: Walk+Game for iPhone Combines Check-in, Social Gaming and Walking - Posted July 1, 2011
Arookoo is a free iPhone app that combines location check-in, social gaming and walking. Arookoo: Walk+Game (iTunes App Store) It uses the iPhone's accelerometer and GPS to measure your steps and track your positi... [SocialTimes.com]

Snipper for Android, BlackBerry & iPhone: Create Public or Private Video Broadcast Channels - Posted June 30, 2011
The key word in social for 2011 appears to be "granular." That's what Google+ ("Google Plus") seems provide in their new social network's beta release. And, this is also what Snipper seems to provide. Snipper lets you post videos to the entire Interent like, for example, YouTube. However, you can also define... [SocialTimes.com]

10 Memorable iPhone Hoaxes, Tricks & Hacks [Video] - Posted June 30, 2011
Yesterday was the 4th birthday of the iPhone and to celebrate we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the most memorable iPhone tricks, hoaxes and hacks that have hit YouTube over the past four years. We've got everything from this year's popular Times... [SocialTimes.com]

Tumblr for iPhone 2.0: New Look, Features & Enhancements - Posted June 30, 2011
Tumblr is a popular micro-blog service that lets you quickly and easily post text, audio, images and video. It also lets you follow your favorite "tumblogs" and like or reblog specific tumblog entries. The Tumblr app for the iPhone just got a major update. Tumblr ... [SocialTimes.com]

Find, Share And Buy Music On The Go with Exfm Music Discovery App For iPhone - Posted June 27, 2011
Exfm, a web music discovery service, formerly known as Extension Entertainment has officially gone mobile with its first mobile app released for iOS. Exfm was founded in March, 2010 in New Yo... [SocialTimes.com]

Green Lantern Comics App for iPhone & iPad: 8 Free Issues to Get You Started - Posted June 27, 2011
The Green Lantern movie is not getting critical acclaim. But, if you were entertained by it and want an easy way to get into the Green Lantern comic books, this new free app for the iPhone and iPad may be what you want. Green Lantern Comics... [SocialTimes.com]

justWink for iPhone & Android from American Greetings: Share Custom Greeting Cards - Posted June 27, 2011
justWink is a free iPhone app from American Greetings, the largest publicly traded greeting card company in the world. It lets you create electronic greeting cards that you can send via email or Facebook. It provides themes for birthdays, thank you notes, congratu... [SocialTimes.com]

Flixlab for iPhone: Collaborate, Make & Share Movies From Your Video & Photos (when it works) - Posted June 27, 2011
Flixlab is a free app for the iPhone that promises a couple of interesting features and functions. - Create and edit slideshows from iPhone photos - Create and edit movies from iPhone videos - Share source photos and videos with Facebook friends - Combine your photos and video with those of your friends to create... [SocialTimes.com]

Apps Updated for my iPhone/iPad in the Past Week: 32 - Posted June 27, 2011
Thirty-two (32) of the apps for my iPad &/or iPhone were updated in the past week. Apps that do not have comments in the list below indicates that the update is sim... [SocialTimes.com]

How To Make Your Google Sites Website Mobile Browser Friendly (Android & iOS) - Posted June 24, 2011
[caption id="attachment_67944" align="alignleft" width="420" caption="Before & after views of a Google Sites page in a mobile browser"][/caption]If you've been wondering how to create a web site that automatically configures itself for desktop and mobile viewing, wonder no more, Google has a simple and free option for you t... [SocialTimes.com]

Aggregate All Your Tweets, Facebook Posts, Instagram Pics with Banjo - Posted June 23, 2011
It takes several apps to keep up with all our disjointed social networks. Banjo, a new iPhone and Android app coming out today, aims to solve the fragmentation of the social medi... [SocialTimes.com]

Glympse Gets $7.5 Million in Funding: Limited Time Location Sharing is a Hit - Posted June 22, 2011
Frank McPherson had very positive comments about Glympse running on Android and Windows Phone devices earlier this month. Glympse Location Sharing App Now Available For Windows Phone His opinion appears to be sha... [SocialTimes.com]

Ford SYNC AppLink Lets Your Car Interoperate with Smartphone Apps - Posted June 22, 2011
The idea of installing apps on automobile entertainment and navigation centers interested me but introduced the need to maintain yet another set of apps. What does make sense to me, however, is to develop software for these systems that can give you voice control of apps you already have and use... [SocialTimes.com]

Best Buy Launches Cross Platform Cloud Music Service - Posted June 22, 2011
It appears that every retailer is convinced they must offer a cloud music service because today the Best Buy Music Cloud launched. Best Buy is attempting to stand out amongst the music cloud services by providing player apps for Android, iOS, and Blackberry phones, but... [SocialTimes.com]

Check-In Button More Prominent in foursquare v3.2 for iPhone - Posted June 22, 2011
Checking in on foursquare just got a little easier for iPhone users with the release of version 3.2 of the location-based mobile app. A new check-in button, placed in the center of the bottom toolbar, was the highlight of the new features in version 3.2, and foursquare also introduced an ... [SocialTimes.com]

New App Creates Ultimate Event Video By Combining Footage From Friends - Posted June 21, 2011
The Flixlab team has been hard at work, spending years on R&D to put together a brand new social video creation and sharing platform, which launched this morning. The new platform will let you share footage with your friends to put together the ultimate video of an event, created not... [SocialTimes.com]

Microsoft SkyDrive: 25GB Free Cloud Storage. Now Mobile Browser Friendly - Posted June 21, 2011
This announcement in Microsoft's Inside Windows Live blog does not mention anything about mobile browsers. Introducing SkyDrive for the modern web, built using HTML5 ... [SocialTimes.com]

How-To Configure an iPhone or iPad with Microsoft Live Mail, Calendar & Contacts - Posted June 21, 2011
Microsoft's Hotmail works with the email apps for Windows Phone and its predecessor Windows Mobile. However, its lack of support for IMAP4 or even POP3 has made it difficult to integrate with non-Microsoft mobile platforms. Ironically, it did not even use Microsoft's own Exchange ActiveSync which Google has used with ... [SocialTimes.com]

Run Linux Desktop Computer Apps On A Smartphone Or Tablet From The Cloud - Posted June 20, 2011
You might be familiar with the idea of remote desktop computing apps like LogMeIn Ignition and Splashtop Remote Desktop tha... [SocialTimes.com]

Dropp Combines Yelp Recommendations and FourSquare Check-Ins Into One App - Posted June 20, 2011
Dropp, by Sense Lab, is an amazing new app at the Apple app store that lets users add location-based message and photos to a place to be read by friends and other users. Leaving a Dropp is very simple, all you have to do is open the app, use the map... [SocialTimes.com]

Photogram for iPhone: Share Up to 4 Photos in a Themed Frame - Posted June 20, 2011
iPhone photo sharing apps have been the hot ticket since Instagram led the way caught fire last year. One recent entrant to the field is Photogram. Photogram Like Instagram, it is a free app. However it is not a direct competitor. Instead of providing pho... [SocialTimes.com]

Apps Updated for my iPhone & iPad in the Past Week: 23 - Posted June 20, 2011
Twenty-three of the apps for my iPad &/or iPhone were updated in the past week. Apps that do not have comments in the list below indicates that the update is simply a bug fix release or an Apple iOS 4.x compatibility update with, perhaps, some bug fixes. Apps with an asterisk... [SocialTimes.com]

Griffin DriveSafe for iPhone Interesting but Has Limited Usefulness - Posted June 14, 2011
If you drive far from home this summer, you may find yourself in areas where hands-free cell phone laws are different than your home town. Griffin Technology's new free iOS app can help you learn what local handsfree driving lawas may be in effect where you currently are driving. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Dragon Remote Microphone for iPhone Acts as Wireless Mic for Dragon NaturallySpeaking on a PC - Posted June 14, 2011
Nuance's latest free iPhone app (it also works on an iPad) highlights a simple but useful way that smartphones can interoperate with other devices beyond file syncing. Dragon Remote Microphone (iTunes App Store) Dragon Re... [SocialTimes.com]

Contract-free Unlocked iPhone 4 Available from U.S. Apple Store - Posted June 14, 2011
There is an official contract-free unlocked U.S. iPhone 4 source now: The Apple Store. The 16GB model costs $649 while the 32GB model is priced at $749. Both phone models are available in black or white. iPhone 4 - Unlocked (GSM) - 16GB Black... [SocialTimes.com]

What Do 0000, 1111, 1234 & 2580 Have to Do with iPhone 4 Users? - Posted June 14, 2011
Last month I wrote about what I consider a clever free iPhone 4 app that takes a photo of the person entering an unlock code into it. Big Brother Camera Security: Take Photos of People Messing Wit... [SocialTimes.com]

Oops! Trade Nations for iPad Needs App Update to Run But Update is Not Available - Posted June 14, 2011
Like many people, I had managed to avoid Farmville on Facebook but got hooked on We Rule shortly after the iPad was launched in April 2010. I finally broke the We Rule habit in mid-July when I hit level 30 and ngmoco did not have any updates announced. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Instagram for iPhone Factoids: Photos, Notifications, Downloads & More - Posted June 14, 2011
So how many people could possibly be interested in an iPhone app that has some nice photo filters and lets you easily share photos with other iPhone users? A lot according to this item in TechCrunch. At 5 Million Users, It's Hard Not To View Instagram T... [SocialTimes.com]

Manage And Share Grocery Shopping Lists With GroceryIQ - Posted June 13, 2011
Unless you never cook a meal or never get the munchies, you or someone in your family inevitably has to make a trip to the grocery store. GroceryIQ is a combination of smartphone app and web service that makes it easy to create shopping lists and share them with family members. Shopping... [SocialTimes.com]

SugarSync Makes It Easier To Copy Files From PCs To Mobile Devices - Posted June 13, 2011
One of the challenges smartphone owners encounter is how to transfer files to or from personal computers to their smartphone. Cloud announcements by Apple, Amazon, and Google have focused on transfer files from the phone to their cloud services, where you can then access those files from any computer, but what... [SocialTimes.com]

Evernote for iOS 4.0.4 Adds Twitter & Facebook Sharing - Posted June 13, 2011
If you look at Evernote's description of the update for version 4.0.4 in the iTunes app store, all you see noted is "Bug fixes." However, according to their blog, the 4.0.4 iOS app update provides a lot more than bug fixes. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Apple Approved Unlocked iPhone 4 in the U.S. This Week? - Posted June 13, 2011
electronisa.com reports on a potentially interesting development for T-Mobile customers in the U.S. US rumored getting unlocked iPhone 4 Wednesday A SIM-unlocked phone can make voice calls on any GSM network (AT&T ... [SocialTimes.com]

Bing Now Lets You Search iPhone Apps - Posted June 13, 2011
With half a billion apps mounting in Apple store, finding the right app is a real challenge. Bing, Microsoft's search engine, brings an app discovery solution to easily search for Apple iPhone apps. Bing introduced a n... [SocialTimes.com]

Plants vs. Zombies 1.6 for iPhone: Major Update with New Mini-Games - Posted June 13, 2011
There's a big update for my favorite iPhone game - Plants vz. Zombies (PvZ). Version 1.6 brings: - Zen Garden: This is where you can grow plants that rewards you with coins - Minigames: New sets of mini-games - Achievements: New achievements to aspire to ... [SocialTimes.com]

Apps Updated for my IPhone & iPad in the Past Week: 33 - Posted June 13, 2011
Thirty-three (33) of the apps for my iPad &/or iPhone were updated in the past week. Apps that do not have comments in the list below indicates that the update is ... [SocialTimes.com]

Messaging Apps Impact On Text Messaging - Posted June 10, 2011
The Wall Street Journal has an article today in which it suggests that Internet-based messaging apps like the Blackberry Messenger and the newly announced Apple iMessage are threatening text messaging serv... [SocialTimes.com]

BlogFire for iPhone: Extremely Nicely Designed RSS News Feed Reader - Posted June 10, 2011
There's a new free iPhone RSS feed reader in town and I like it. Announcing BlogFire BlogFire 1.0.21 (iTunes App Store) There's a lot to like about... [SocialTimes.com]

Postagram Combines Old School Postcards With New School Smartphones - Posted June 9, 2011
As you may know, I recently spent a week traveling around Lake Michigan, visiting family and friends. During my trip I took pictures and shared them instantly with family and friends on Facebook by using picplz. Of course, that only worked for my fri... [SocialTimes.com]

iTunes/iCloud Ability to Re-download Songs, Apps & Books is Up and Running - Posted June 9, 2011
It looks like part of Apple's iCloud is up and running now. I didn't expect the ability to redownload music, apps and books to go live until iOS 5 is released sometime this fall. However, if you take a look at iTunes (I'm using it on a Mac), you'll see a... [SocialTimes.com]

iBookstore Now Part of iTunes Store. iBooks Page Sync is Automatic - Posted June 9, 2011
Apple's iBookstore is now integrated into the iTunes Store. You can find its link at the top of the iTunes window between "App Store" and "Podcasts." iBookstore in iTunes The book categories includes the enhanced books which includes some children's books with human... [SocialTimes.com]

Sonar iPhone App Unveils Mysteries of foursquare Connections - Posted June 9, 2011
New iPhone app Sonar makes use of the foursquare application-program interface to tie in check-ins with users' Facebook and Twitter connections, so users can determine if they are linked to other users at the same location or event. foursquare platform evangelist Akshay Patil... [SocialTimes.com]

HealthMash Provides Free Medical Info for iPhone & Android Users - Posted June 9, 2011
A recent article reports that WebLib, "a company specializing in search technologies and natural language processing tools, has released new versions of its consumer health search engine ... [semanticweb.com]

Comcast XFINITY Home Security Includes An iPhone App - Posted June 8, 2011
Comcast has long been branching out from just providing cable television by providing services like Internet access and digitial phone service, and they are now selling a home security product. XFINITY Home Security is now available in six markets and has plans to expand the service across the country. The service... [SocialTimes.com]

Apple iBooks 1.3 Update Supports Childrens' Books with Human Narrators - Posted June 8, 2011
Lost among the numerous big announcements Apple had this week is an update ot their iBooks ebook reader app. Version 1.3 adds a read-aloud feature for some children's books. The twist is that a real human narrator reads the text instead of a synthesized voice. - Help your children learn to read... [SocialTimes.com]

FT Web App Bypasses App Store: How Ya Like Dem Apples? - Posted June 8, 2011
Financial Times called an end-around play to dodge the Apple App Store, releasing a Web app that brings its content to several smartphones and tablets, including the iP... [SocialTimes.com]

Is Twitter Really Apple iOS 5's Identify Server? Not Really - Posted June 8, 2011
Facebook and Twitter have become two of the most common identity authentication services. Many web services now let you login to their system using your Facebook or Twitter login authentication. What are essentially side-effect add-ons to these social networking services have succeeded where dedicated identify efforts like Microsoft's ... [SocialTimes.com]

RunKeeper Health Graph API: Create a System of Health Apps & Hardware - Posted June 8, 2011
RunKeeper's apparent goal is to be on every possible smartphone platform. It is available for Android phones, the iPhone and even Windows Phone. Once on your phone, their next goal is to become sticky and stay on your phone and in your daily routine. Part of this strategy is to make... [SocialTimes.com]

Comparing The Big Three Cloud Music Services - Posted June 7, 2011
After Apple's iCloud and iTunes Match announcements, we now have three major cloud music service providers, with Apple joining Amazon and Google. There are also many other providers like mSpot, not to mention streaming services like Pandora and ... [SocialTimes.com]

Apps Updated on my iPhone & iPad in the Past Week: 44 - Posted June 6, 2011
Wow, there was a bumper crop of updates for the iOS apps I've downloaded over the years. 44 of the apps for my iPad &/or iPhone were updated in the past week. Apps ... [SocialTimes.com]

Free IntelliVocab for SAT iPhone App Might Help Prep Your Teenager for the Fall Test Season - Posted June 2, 2011
If you have a teenager at home planning to take the SAT exams this fall, here's a tool that might be useful. IntelliVocab for SAT Released to Beat SAT with an Interactive iPhone Application IntelliVocab for SAT completely controls the learning environment, so that users do ... [SocialTimes.com]

Shape Collage for iPhone: Create & Share Photo Collages Via Twitter & Facebook - Posted June 2, 2011
There was a time when photographs were primarly delivered by means of chemically treated paper. Yes, that sounds like crazy talk now. But, it is true. People would sometimes take these chemically treated papers with images on them and assemble them on a larger piece of paper or poster board in... [SocialTimes.com]

Why Dropbox Wants Location Services On for an iPhone or iPad - Posted June 1, 2011
I usually leave Location Services on my iPhone and iPad turned on. However, I must have turned it off on the iPad for some kind of test and neglected to turn it back on before trying to copy a screenshot to Dropbox for later use. You can see the warning I... [SocialTimes.com]

Is the U.S. Nearing a Smartphone Saturation Point? - Posted May 31, 2011
CNN Fortune notes that Android's amazing rise in marketshare over the past year have come to the point where it will not widen its lead over Apple's iOS (iPhone and iPad). Nielsen: Android's lead ... [SocialTimes.com]

Apple Keynote, Numbers & Pages Now Available for the iPhone - Posted May 31, 2011
Apple announced that is "office" suite, iWork, is now available for the iPhone. It consists of Keynote (presentation), Numbers (spreadsheet) and Pages (word processor). The apps are sold separately. Each app is priced at $9.99. These iWorks components were released for the iPad at its launch in April 2010. If you... [SocialTimes.com]

Apps Updated on my iPhone & iPad in the Past Week: 33 - Posted May 31, 2011
33 of the apps for my iPad &/or iPhone were updated in the past week. Apps that do not have comments in the list below indicates that the update is simply a bug fix... [SocialTimes.com]

Get Rewarded for Just Walking into a BestBuy with Shopkick on Your iPhone or Android Phone - Posted May 27, 2011
Want to get rewarded for just walking into a BestBuy store? Just install the free ShopKick app for your iPhone or Android phone and walk into a BestBuy. An inaudible sound emitted from a device in the store confirms with the Shopkick app on your device that you are in the... [SocialTimes.com]

Fire Up iTunes to Find App Deals for the Long Weekend - Posted May 27, 2011
As those of us in the U.S. prepare for the three day Memorial Day weekend, you may notice a lot more activity in Apple's top charts for paid and free apps. The reason is that many app vendors have either lowered prices for their apps or even made them free for... [SocialTimes.com]

Gear Up For Grilling Season With The Omaha Steak App - Posted May 26, 2011
The U.S. Memorial Day holiday is only three days away, and for many it marks the beginning of summer and related activities like grilling. Omaha Steak has released apps for the iPhone and Android phones that ... [SocialTimes.com]

Seesmic for iPhone 1.3 Adds Ability to Work with Saleforce Chatter.com - Posted May 26, 2011
Seesmic for iPhone lets you work with Twitter, Facebook and Ping.fm accounts from a single app. You can add one more supported social network tool to that list with Seesmic's version 1.3 update: Salesforce Chatter. Seesmic (iTunes App Store) ... [SocialTimes.com]

Localscope, the Social Powered GPS App, Just Got More Socialable - Posted May 26, 2011
Localscope is a $1.99 iPhone app that helps you quickly identify businesses and places around you. It draws its information from a variety of sources including Google, Bing, Twitter, Foursquare and Wikimapia. It has a great user interface that is intuitive and simple to use. And, it lets you see search... [SocialTimes.com]

Cydle i30 Brings Digital TV To Your iPhone - Posted May 25, 2011
Cydle i30, a new iPhone case/gadget plans to transform your iPhone into a portable digital TV. The i30 case from Cydle has a built-in speaker and a retractable antenna for ATSC M/H reception, allowing you to watch free, live TV on your iPhone as long as you are within the ATSC... [SocialTimes.com]

Scam Alert: Don't Trust Emails From Apple About iPhone5 - Posted May 25, 2011
Fraudulent emails have started surfacing that announce the imminent availability of the new iPhone 5GS from coming Friday. These emails are part of a new wave of phishing scams and are likely to be an attempt to hack Apple IDs and ... [SocialTimes.com]

Meporter for iPhone: Become a Citizen Reporter & Get Rewarded - Posted May 25, 2011
A lot of get our breaking news from sources on social networks like Twitter and Facebook. So, why not formalize the process of ordinary people breaking news and following up? That's the idea behind the new free iPhone app Meporter. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Lock and Download! It's a Reloaded Fruit Blasting Blitz - Posted May 24, 2011
Mark and Parker Lewis had a great idea for an iPhone game. The father and son team hired MEDL Mobile, maker of such App store hits as Boxhead: The Zombie Wars, to create their game called Fruit Blast. But, the initial launch didn't go as planned. The game, which features a fruit-throwing... [SocialTimes.com]

Two Finger Gestures Away from LinkedIn Today News - Posted May 24, 2011
LinkedIn added two new touch-gesture features to its LinkedIn for iPhone 3.6 app that enable easier access to ... [SocialTimes.com]

Kogeto Dot iPhone 4 Accessory Lets You Shoot & Share 360 Degree Photos - Posted May 24, 2011
We've come a long way since the days of the nearly postage stamp sized photos created by cameraphones. We've progressed from those tiny grainy photos to today's multimegapixel photos that can be stitched into panoramas and even 360 views with apps like Microsoft PhotoSynth for the iPhone. Gizmodo, however, reports on a... [SocialTimes.com]

Square Card Case Allows Payment Using Just iPhone & Your Name. But How? - Posted May 24, 2011
[caption id="attachment_63636" align="alignleft" width="420" caption="Image courtesy of CNNMoney"][/caption]Square made its name by offering a free card reader for iPhones and low cost (2.75%) credit card transaction fees. But, Square wants to make transactions even simpler and introduced the Card Case to make that happen ... [SocialTimes.com]

Ask.com 2.0 for iPhone Got Social - Posted May 23, 2011
Ask.com released a major update to their free iPhone app last week. Ask for iPhone v2 is here! (Ask.com Blog) The Ask.com app lets you ask any question in plain english and attempts to find an answer. The updated app gained a couple of social aspe... [SocialTimes.com]

QuickPix Gives the iPhone & iPad Burst Photo Mode (free for now) - Posted May 23, 2011
The iPhone and iPad 2 are reasonably responsive as camera devices. Tap the camera shutter icon and your photo is recorded. But, as with any camera, it is sometimes difficult to get what you intended when the subject is moving. Conventional digital cameras have a feature called "burst mode" that lets... [SocialTimes.com]

Apps for my iPhone & iPad Updated in the Past Week: 34 - Posted May 23, 2011
34 of the apps for my iPad &/or iPhone were updated in the past week. Apps that do not have comments in the list below indicates that the update is simply a bug fix... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Improves Maps For Mobile Web Browsers - Posted May 20, 2011
Google has released an update to the mobile web version of their Maps app that puts it on par with the capabilities of the desktop web version. You access the mobile web version of Google Maps ... [SocialTimes.com]

Nobody Knows | Gaming | Hilarious Misfortunes - Posted May 20, 2011
TVNewser: The most trusted political reporter? "Don't Know." Yup, that sounds about right to us. SocialTimes: iPhone and iPad users are downloading ... [FishbowlLA]

iPhone/iPad Users Downloading 5 Million Games Per Day - Posted May 20, 2011
Earlier this week, I wrote about differences I noticed in the top 10 paid apps for the iPhone and the iPad. iPad & iPhone Paid App Ecosystem Differences The top 10 paid iPhone apps were all games with Angry Bird editions occup... [SocialTimes.com]

LocoPing Will Remember Where You Were & Who Was Around You - Posted May 20, 2011
I read a press release of an announced but unreleased product that records where you have been in the past 24 hours and other people using the app that were in your vicinity. Location Based Social Networking Gi... [SocialTimes.com]

Secure Online File Storage For Smartphones With Wuala - Posted May 19, 2011
Regular readers of this web site will know that I am a big fan of Dropbox, mainly because it is integrated with many of the smartphone and tablet apps that I regularly use. Unfortunately, Dropbox has recently been receiving bad press over the security of user files ... [SocialTimes.com]

Wireless Mobile Storage To Carry More Media - Posted May 16, 2011
If you have a significant amount of pictures, music, or movies that you want to access with a tablet or smartphone, but your device is limited by the amount of storage it has, Seagate is providing an option to help you. ... [SocialTimes.com]

MyWeather for iPhone/Android Forecasts Your Street, Not Just Your City - Posted May 16, 2011
Weather Central is looking to add some storm clouds to The Weather Channel's forecast with its launch of MyWeather and its companion apps for the iPhone... [SocialTimes.com]

Apps Updated on my iPad & iPhone in the Past Week: 36 - Posted May 16, 2011
36 of the apps for my iPad &/or iPhone were updated in the past week. Apps that do not have comments in the list below indicates that the update is simply a bug fix r... [SocialTimes.com]

One-Touch Updating Across Several Social Networks with Upgraded MySocialMania App - Posted May 12, 2011
An update released Thursday for the MySocialMania app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad added support for multiple Facebook and Twitter accounts and photo descriptions to its one-touch management of social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Google Buzz, Tumblr, YouTube, Flickr, MySpace, and LinkedIn, along with blogging platforms WordPress and Blogger. Users... [SocialTimes.com]

Twitter Announces New Mobile Web App - Posted May 11, 2011
Twitter has created a fair amount of controversy by being aggressive in either developing their own or purchasing third party mobile Twitter apps. Ironically, Twitter started by first developing mobile and desktop web apps, and frankly I primarily use the desktop web app to access Twitter from my... [SocialTimes.com]

The Wall Street Journal Chooses iPhone 4 - Posted May 11, 2011
The Wall Street Journal is equipping its print reporters with iPhone 4s, hoping to capitalize on the phone's unique video capablitlies. According to Kevin Delaney, Managing Editor for the Journal, the paper uses a ton of video footage and that footage attracts... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Wall Street Journal Chooses iPhone 4 - Posted May 11, 2011
The Wall Street Journal is equipping its print reporters with iPhone 4s, hoping to capitalize on the phone's unique video capablitlies. According to Kevin Delaney, Managing Editor for the Journal, the paper uses a ton of video footage and that footage attracts... [FishbowlNY]

Play Amazon Cloud Music On An iPhone Or iPad - Posted May 9, 2011
In March Amazon launched their cloud-based music service, which is a combination of cloud storage called Amazon Cloud Drive, and an MP3 music player called Cloud Player. You can play streaming music on your... [SocialTimes.com]

Twitter 3.3.4 for iOS Forces t.co as URL Shortener - Posted May 9, 2011
The latest Twitter for iOS update adds the ability to launch links from messages (I thought it could do that previously). Twitter 3.3.4 However, that is not what users of the free app are focusing on. Here's what a few said: - You removed the URL short... [SocialTimes.com]

Magic Piano for iPhone App is Free. Share Music with the World - Posted May 9, 2011
Smule's Magic Piano HD for the iPad is a $2.99 app that lets you play music on the iPad even if you have never played the piano before (though it helps if you did). It does this by providing a piano-roll like interface that gives you a game-like interface to challenge... [SocialTimes.com]

TweetDeck 3.0.1 for iPhone Adds Twitpic Image Upload Support - Posted May 9, 2011
TechCrunch reported last week that Twitter was in the process of acquring TweetDeck. Twitter Buying TweetDeck: Are TweetDeck's iPhone & Android Apps Toast? However, as of today (the early morning of May 9, 2011) n... [SocialTimes.com]

AutoStitch Panorama 3.2 for iPhone: Tweet Your Panoramic Photos - Posted May 9, 2011
AutoStitch Panorama is a $1.99 iPhone app that I bought and tried last summer. (when it was a $2.99 app). It lets you take a series of photos on your iPhone (side to side and up and down) and stitch them together to create impressive panora... [SocialTimes.com]

SFpark iPhone App Provides Real-time Information About Parking in San Francisco - Posted May 9, 2011
Finding a parking space is often a nightmare experience in large densely populated cities. San Francisco's SFpark project has the goal of having at least one open parking space per block. It will attempt to do this by adjusting parking rates dependng on usage rate. Heavily used parking areas will have... [SocialTimes.com]

Apps Updated on my iPhone/iPad in the Past Week: 28 - Posted May 9, 2011
28 of the apps for my iPad &/or iPhone were updated in the past week. Apps that do not have comments in the list below indicates that the update is simply a bug fix ... [SocialTimes.com]

South Korean Police Raid Google's Office -- What Does It Mean to the U.S? - Posted May 6, 2011
How do consumers and the feds respond to potential privacy breaches on mobile phones? Depends on where you are. In the United States, lawmakers call for hearings, while ... [SocialTimes.com]

AT&T Says No New iPhone in June/July Timeframe & Why This Makes Sense - Posted May 4, 2011
Apple has released a new iPhone model in the June-July timeframe every year since 2007 when the first iPhone was released. I've been watching the rumor mill rotate through a variety of rumors about the next iPhone model's release date. The two prevalent rumors are a September 2011 release or no... [SocialTimes.com]

How Are iPhone and Android Users Fighting Back Over Location-Sharing? - Posted May 2, 2011
Forget emails to Steve Jobs and blog ranting, iPhone and Android users are taking their privacy complaints straight to the courtroom. Two Michigan women have sued Google over location data collected by Android devices, just one week after fellow iPhone-maker Apple was named in a lawsuit citing privacy violations with... [SocialTimes.com]

State Farm Driver Feedback for iPhone: Scores Teen Driving & Gives Tips - Posted May 2, 2011
State Farm Insurance released a free iPhone app that serves as a mobile driving coach. Its primary audience are teenagers learning to drive and their parents. State Farm launches new app that lets people use their smartphone to become better drivers... [SocialTimes.com]

Money Messenger Powered by PayPal for Your Discover Credit Card - Posted May 2, 2011
Discover Card partnered with PayPal to transfer money from a Discover Card account to a PayPal account. Paying people just got easier! (Inside Discover.com) This service can be used from a web browser or f... [SocialTimes.com]

Windows Phone 7 Development Resources for iPhone Developers Available - Posted May 2, 2011
It is not the number of apps available for Windows Phone 7 that is at issue. It is the number of important apps available on other mobile platforms but not for Windows Phone 7. A few that come to mind are Dropbox, Evernote and Google Voice. Porting an app from one... [SocialTimes.com]

Localscope Consolidates Local Search From Multiple Sources - Posted April 29, 2011
We now have multiple sources for local search, and while most of us have our favorite search engines, wouldn't it be useful to be able to run the same search across all sources automatically? Localscope is a $1.99 iPhone app that ... [SocialTimes.com]

HBO GO Streaming Video App for Android & iOS Available. Works Over 3G/4G - Posted April 29, 2011
Engadget reports that HBO has released its own streaming video apps for Android and iOS (iPhone/iPad). Both apps are free. However, you need to be an HBO cable service subscriber in order to access the content. HBO Go hits iOS and Android, free fo... [SocialTimes.com]

Instapaper Free Version for iPad/iPhone Pulled. Why Other Free Apps Will Not be Pulled - Posted April 29, 2011
Instapaper is a well regarded tool that lets you save web pages in their entirety for retrieving and reading later. Until recently there were two versions of an iOS app from the service's developer, Marco Arment, a $4.99 paid version and a free version with lesser capabilities and is des... [SocialTimes.com]

Yammer Now iPad Compatible - Posted April 29, 2011
Yammer is a social networking service designed for use inside of a business. It looks and feels a lot like Facebook's News Feed. Like Facebook you can use it from its web interface or a variety of clients including one for the iPhone. The previous release was designed for the iPhone's... [SocialTimes.com]

iPhone Helps Prevent Losing Things - Posted April 28, 2011
There has been much talk over the last two weeks about location tracking and location services, and lost in the debate about privacy is the value that location services provides. Local search, mapping, and navigation apps co... [SocialTimes.com]

Remote Shutter-Camera Live Preview: Remote Control iOS Photo Taking - Posted April 28, 2011
There's been a number of iPhone apps that let you remotely control the camera in another iOS device. This was something of a novelty when the camera-less iPad 1 became available in 2010. There is, however, a good use case that this app may deal with effectively: Include yourself in a... [SocialTimes.com]

Weddar Crowd Sourced Weather App for iPhone: Emphasis on "Crowd" - Posted April 28, 2011
Mashable's view of a crowd sourced iPhone weather app is a lot sunnier than mine. Who Needs a Weatherman? People-Powered Meteorology App Hits iPhone Weddar is a free iPhone app that uses crowd sourcing to provide a broad view of local weather. People report in usin... [SocialTimes.com]

Qik Video Connect for Android Released. Plus Version for iPhone Free This Week Only - Posted April 28, 2011
Qik released a new version of Qik for Android with a new name: Qik Video Connect. See what you're missing with new Qik Video Connect apps (Qik blog) Two Qik Video Connect users can carry on a live video chat. Live video can be shared via Facebook and Twitter too. Qik claims that... [SocialTimes.com]

Square Now has Visa in its Corner - Posted April 28, 2011
Square has a brilliantly simple business service producct and Visa (the credit card company) took notice. Visa Makes A Strategic Investment In Disruptive Mobile Payments Startup Square (TechCrunch) Square provi... [SocialTimes.com]

Apple Releases Statement About Location Tracking - Posted April 27, 2011
Apple has finally released a statement regarding the discovery of a file on iPhones that contain's location information. The key points of the statement are: 1. The file that was discovered is a databas... [SocialTimes.com]

DoD/VA Provides Free PTSD Coach for iPhone App - Posted April 27, 2011
The DoD (U.S. Dept. of Defense) and VA (Dept. of Veterans Affairs) released a new free iPhone app as a telehealth tool for veterans dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Smartphone PTSD app from VA, DoD 'coaches' vets The... [SocialTimes.com]

SugarSync Adds Automatic Synchronization To Android - Posted April 26, 2011
A new version of the SugarSync Android app that automatically synchronizes photos and other files is now available in the Android Market. If you... [SocialTimes.com]

SmartPhones To Speed Up Store Checkouts - Posted April 26, 2011
One of the first class of apps available for smartphones was shopping apps like ShopSavvy, which help you find the best prices of items, either by scanning their bar code or searching on the item's name. You can buy items on your phone using apps from Amazon and Best Buy, and... [SocialTimes.com]

NBC News VP Mark Lukasiewicz Touts The Royal Wedding by NBC News App - Posted April 25, 2011
NBC News vice president of specials and digital media Mark Lukasiewicz touted the network's The Royal Wedding by NBC News app, as well as Twitter account @RoyalWedding, in... [TVNewser]

Steve Jobs Chimes In, Via Email, on Smartphone Tracking - Posted April 25, 2011
How do you solve a privacy breach like smartphone location tracking? If you're a Member of Congress, you very publicly tweet, send a ... [SocialTimes.com]

Apps Updated on my iPhone & iPad in the Past Week: 35 - Posted April 25, 2011
Thirty-five (35) of the apps for my iPad &/or iPhone were updated in the past week. Apps that do not have comments in the list below indicates that the update is simply a bug fix release or an Apple iOS 4.x compati... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Smartphone Updates Make It Easier To Find Friends - Posted April 22, 2011
Facebook has released updates to their Android and iPhone apps that make it easier to find friends. The apps use email addresses in the phone's contacts to search for potential friends who are on Face... [SocialTimes.com]

Are You Okay With a Cop Scanning Your Phone During a Traffic Stop? - Posted April 22, 2011
20th century debate: Do cops have the right to search your car, or your body, when they pull you over? 21st century debate: Do cops have the right to scan your iPhone or Android when they pull you over? The latter is the very high-tech debate now underway in Michigan, but... [SocialTimes.com]

Got A Story To Tell? Tell It With Broadcastr - Posted April 21, 2011
Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets can connect real life with the virtual world of social networks by incorporating location into what we share. A good example of this is Broadcastr, which is a new social media site that associates audio recordin... [SocialTimes.com]

Smartphone Growth In Mobile Gaming Continues - Posted April 21, 2011
Mobile gaming is just one of the many ways that smartphones are taking over as our primary computing device. Engadget reports on data from Flurry analytics that shows iOS and Android devices increasing their share of the money spent on portable games. ... [SocialTimes.com]

iPhone Is Tracking It's Location, What Does It Mean To You? - Posted April 20, 2011
At the Where 2.0 conference Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden announced they have found that the iPhone and iPad 3G is collecting and storing location information on the device. The collection of the data has been occuring since the release of iOS 4. The information does not appear to... [SocialTimes.com]

Five Chuckle-Worthy Media Moments in Atlas Shrugged - Posted April 20, 2011
Apparently, the future will be devoid of social media. I saw Atlas Shrugged over the weekend, the movie adapt... [SocialTimes.com]

The Pendulum Swings Again: Rumor Renewed-iPhone 5 in September - Posted April 20, 2011
The iPhone 5 (or whatever the 5th iPhone generation will be called) rumors have swung from one end to the other in less than a month. Here are two items I wrote in that time period: March 28, 2011: iPhone & iPod (iPad 3) La... [SocialTimes.com]

Add Insult to Injury: Windows Phone 7 Can't Create or View Microsoft PhotoSynth Panoramas. iPhones Can do Both - Posted April 20, 2011
I was very impressed after using Microsoft PhotoSynth for the iPhone to create a VR-like panoramic image viewable on PhotoSynth's website. Microsoft PhotoSynth for iPhone: Snap & Share Panoramas Subsequently, other people pointed out the irony that Mi... [SocialTimes.com]

Crackle for iPhone & iPad Gives You Free Streaming Movies & TV with Some Commercials - Posted April 20, 2011
I first learned about Crackle's free streaming movies and TV service after buying a Roku streaming player for my TV. Crackle's free video content contains a lot of titles many of you would recognize: Seinfeld, for example, in their TV show lineup and The Da Vinci Code on the movie side.... [SocialTimes.com]

160 Million iOS Devices (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad) Sold So Far - Posted April 20, 2011
Asymco reported on the number of iPhone, iPod touch and iPad units Apple sold in total through March 2011. These numbers came directly from Apple as a result of a legal complaint filed by former Engadget editor Nilay Patel. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Install This App & Get Points for Your Game!!! This May be a Thing of the Past for iPhone/iPad Games - Posted April 20, 2011
If you use an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, you've probably run across a game or two (probably more) that pops up an window as soon as the app starts with an advertisement incentive to download a different app in exchange for points in the game you are playing. After my... [SocialTimes.com]

Top 5 Apps for a Very 'Appy' Easter - Posted April 18, 2011
Easter Sunday is hopping upon us quickly, with just days left for you to plan that perfect menu, dye those two dozen eggs, remember why you bought that 10lb chocolate bunny, and do it all without forgetting the reason for the season. Feeling overwhelmed? Don't. There's an app... [SocialTimes.com]

Apps on my iPhone/iPad Updated in the Past Week: 21 - Posted April 18, 2011
22 of the apps for my iPad &/or iPhone were updated in the past week. Apps that do not have comments in the list below indicates that the update is simply a bug fix release or an Apple iOS 4.x compatibility update with, perhaps, some bug fixes. Apps with an asterisk... [SocialTimes.com]

Why Fast Mobile Browsers Matter - Posted April 15, 2011
It may seem like ancient history, but the iPhone first appeared only four years ago, and when it first shipped users could not install apps on it. When he first announced the iPhone, Steve Jobs said we didn't need apps because there were... [SocialTimes.com]

Finally, An iPhone App for Quora... Almost - Posted April 15, 2011
Been wondering when Quora is going to release an iPhone App? Well, your question has kind of been answered, as Quora endorses unofficial Social Questions App. With question-and-answer sites popping up left, right, and centre, and competition from Facebook's Question's feature, Quora has rallied its official support behind an unofficial iPhone... [SocialTimes.com]

How To Get The Most Out Of Your iPhone As A Reporting Tool - Posted April 15, 2011
Increasingly, iPhones are becoming a credible, convenient and reliable tool for journalists --both amateur and professional-- to use in the field. Mobile reporting was even the topic of a UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism course taught by ... [TVSpy]

How To Get The Most Out Of Your iPhone As A Reporting Tool - Posted April 15, 2011
Increasingly, iPhones are becoming a credible, convenient and reliable tool for journalists --both amateur and professional-- to use in the field. Mobile reporting was even the topic of a UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism course taught by ... [10,000 Words]

iOS 4.3.2 Released. Did it Stabilize my iPad 2 WiFi when Tethered? - Posted April 15, 2011
If you have a iPhone 4 (GSM model - AT&T in the U.S.), iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (3rd or 4th generation), or an iPad "1" or 2, Apple has an iOS 4.3.2 update waiting for you. The update: - Fixes an issue that occasionally caused blank or frozen video during a FaceTime... [SocialTimes.com]

AirPlay Is Apple's Play For Streaming Lock-in - Posted April 14, 2011
A video sharing app called Showyou has been released, and blogger Robert Scoble took the moment to beat the drum for ... [SocialTimes.com]

New Way to Socialize Videos with Showyou - Posted April 14, 2011
Showyou just landed in the App Store as a social video viewing app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The new app is being touted like Flipboard, which aggregates videos from friends on Facebook and followers on Twitter. However, the app is not compatible with Tumblr and YouTube yet,... [SocialTimes.com]

comiXology's Comics4Kids Comic Book Reader (with in-app comics purchasing) - Posted April 14, 2011
comiXology's iPad/iPhone comic book reading apps dominate the e-comic book space. comiXology provides the comic book reader and in-app purchasing mechanisms for the branded apps from DC, Marvel, Image and others. The on-screen reading experience is very good. And, in-app purchases are simple. The only common criti... [SocialTimes.com]

Eye-Fi Direct Mode About To Be Available - Posted April 13, 2011
Back in January the makers of the Eye-Fi WiFi-enabled Secure Digital cards announced that they will be adding the ability to directly transfer pictures from cameras to mobile devices later this year. We now know the feature be available on a new 8 G... [SocialTimes.com]

Five Alternative Devices To Replace The Now-Dead Flip Cam - Posted April 13, 2011
Journalists who have relied on the handy and easy Flip cam for their multimedia reporting needs may find themselves out of luck this week. Cisco, the technology company that bought Flip two years ago, announced they will b... [TVSpy]

Will Apple Announce an iPhone 5 in 2011 or Wait Until 2012? - Posted April 12, 2011
In these uncertain times one of the few things we were reasonably certain about is that there Apple will release a new iPhone and a new version of iOS every summer. This has been true since 2007 when the first iPhone was released. But, I heard something I dismissed as an oddball... [SocialTimes.com]

Meap Snap for iPhone: Take a Photo of Your Food, Get Back a Calorie Estimate - Posted April 11, 2011
I've always enjoyed looking at photos of food that I ate while traveling. In the past two years or so, I extended my food picture taking to many of my lunches. The main purpose of the lunch photos were to answer the questions of friends and co-workers who asked "what is... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Hotpot Folded into Google Places - Posted April 11, 2011
Do you remember Google Wave? It was, um, well, that's the problem. Most of us never quite figured out what it was and what it was supposed to do for us. Google pulled its plug less than a year after it became widely available. It is now an Apache Open Source... [SocialTimes.com]

Summary of Apps Updated on my iPad/iPhone in the Past Week: 21 - Posted April 11, 2011
21 of the apps for my iPad &/or iPhone were updated in the past week. Apps that do not have comments in the list below indicates that the update is simply a bug fix release or an Apple iOS 4.x compatibility update with, perhaps, some bug fixes. Apps with an asterisk... [SocialTimes.com]

Listen To Washington DC Soundtrack On An iPhone - Posted April 8, 2011
I think Adam Curry is the first person that I heard coin the term "sound track of your life." Curry uses the term in referring to the songs that you remember at the milestone moments of your life. The sound track of your life relates songs with memories, and a musical... [SocialTimes.com]

No Watching ESPN On iOS For Comcast Subscribers - Posted April 7, 2011
You probably have heard of people who have cancelled their cable TV service because they watch television via the Internet. Every time that I hear about someone who doesn't subscribe to cable or satelite I say to myself, I could never do that because I watch sports. Today I realized that... [SocialTimes.com]

Classic Atari Games Coming To iOS - Posted April 6, 2011
If you are like me, and have fond memories of playing Asteroid, Centipede, Missile Command, and more of the Atari classics, then you might be excited to learn that Atari is bringing these games and more to the iPhone, iPod Touch, and i... [SocialTimes.com]

More Angry Bird Updates In The Next Two Months - Posted April 6, 2011
Another holiday is only weeks away, so you know what that means, right? That's right, another release of Angry Birds is imminent. In a tweet Rovio said that a new version of Angry Birds seasons will be released for Easter, which I take to mea... [SocialTimes.com]

Nuance To Close Down Jott - Posted April 5, 2011
Back in 2006, before smartphones became really popular, a service called Jott was developed to make regular cell phones smarter. You dialed a toll free number, waited for a prompt that said, "Who do you want... [SocialTimes.com]

fring Beta Permits 4-way Mobile Video Calls. But, Not to Skype or Facetime - Posted April 5, 2011
For some reason, most phones sold in the U.S. did not have front-facing cameras until recently. So, mobile video calls are still a novelty here. These calls are one-to-one over services like Apple's Facetime. fring just announced a beta release of a multi-party video call system. 1st ever Group Video - Now... [SocialTimes.com]

Banter iPhone App Gives You A Local Landline Phone Number - Posted April 5, 2011
Blueface, a Dublin based internet telephony provider has just released a new iPhone app that gives iPhone users a virtual landline number, thereby allowing them to save upto 90% on call charges. Once a user downloads the free Banter App, and creates an account with Blueface, he is assigned... [SocialTimes.com]

Apps That Entice/Require You to Buy a Physical Product. Trend? - Posted April 5, 2011
Three examples may not make a trend. But, I'm betting that we will see a lot more mobile apps that require that you have a physical product in order to either use part or all of a mobile app. Here are three that have caught my attention recently. 1. Red Bull Augment... [SocialTimes.com]

Angry Birds Rio Blasts Pass 10 Million Downloads In 10 Days On iPhone and Android - Posted April 5, 2011
Rovio is on a roll of its life, the developer of Angry Birds has tweeted that Angry Birds Rio, the latest version of the game has crossed 10 million downloads in merely 10 days after its release on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Rovio had the following to say ... [SocialTimes.com]

AT&T Increased Early Smartphone Upgrade Fee. What Happens When the iPhone 5 is Released? - Posted April 5, 2011
There's a curious relationship between a mobile carrier's customer, the phone a customer buys, the subsidy for that phone, and the mobile carrier's valuation of that subsidy. The end result is that phone companies would prefer you never buy a new phone unless they can increase your monthly phone bill through... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook for iPhone 3.4 Update: See Your Friends' Check-ins on a Map - Posted April 5, 2011
The Facebook for iPhone version 3.4 update brings a number of significant new features. Facebook for iPhone 3.4 - Added Map View for Places - Added the ability to Check in to Events that you're attending - Added the ability to unfriend from the phone - Improved Ne... [SocialTimes.com]

App Store Rankings Are Not The Best Recommendations - Posted April 4, 2011
How much time have you spent in search of the perfect app for your iPhone or Android smartphone? If you own an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, you most likely have checked out the Top 25 section of the App Store to see the top paid and free apps, and each... [SocialTimes.com]

Mobile Apps Under The Microscope - Posted April 4, 2011
During discussion about the Colors app in the latest episode of This Week In Tech, Denise Howell, who is an intellectual property lawyer, noted tha... [SocialTimes.com]

Apps Updated on my iPhone & iPad in the Past Week: 17-NPR for iPad, Pogoplug, Twitter, Yelp & More - Posted April 4, 2011
17 of the apps for my iPad &/or iPhone were updated in the past week. Apps that do not have comments in the list below indicates that the update is simply a bug fix release or an Apple iOS 4.x compatibility update with, perhaps, some bug fixes. Apps with an asterisk... [SocialTimes.com]

GetGlue Integrates Foursquare: Check-In To What You're Watching Where You're Watching - Posted March 30, 2011
This week social entertainment check-in app GetGlue has got some big announcements. They've revamped their iPhone app, as well as the GetGlue website, have opened up their platform to Sports check-ins and have officially integrated Foursquare. Now you can do more than j... [SocialTimes.com]

Official Vimeo iPhone App Goes Live With Video Editor - Posted March 29, 2011
Vimeo fans, the official Vimeo iPhone App has finally arrived. Vimeo announced the launch earlier today on the Vimeo Blog saying, "The Vimeo iPhone app is now live, and it's a doozy!" And they aren't lying--it certainly ... [SocialTimes.com]

XXL Magazine Launches iPhone App - Posted March 28, 2011
XXL magazine has launched its first iPhone app, and if you're an aspiring emcee, this is a must have. Features include a hip-hop news feed, trivia section and a geo-tracking section that allows users to find their friends. The app is already a hit, having reached number seven in the iTunes music... [morningmedianewsfeed]

XXL Magazine Launches iPhone App - Posted March 28, 2011
XXL magazine has launched its first iPhone app, and if you're an aspiring emcee, this is a must have. Features include a hip-hop news feed, trivia section and a geo-tracking section that allows users to find their friends. The app is already a hit, having reached number seven in the iTunes music... [FishbowlNY]

Google TV Remote App Now Available for Apple Devices - Posted March 18, 2011
Google TV announced that its Google TV Remote app is now available for the Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPods running iOs 3 or higher, joining the Android app, which debuted in December... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

6 Third-Party iOS Twitter Apps Ready To Capitalize On The #Dickbar Debacle - Posted March 9, 2011
On Tuesday night Twitter released an update to its official iOS app that addresses some bugs, but most notably changes the QuickBar (which had acquired the nickname the DickBar) so... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Adds New Features To iPhone and iPad Apps - Posted March 3, 2011
Twitter Thursday released a significant update to its official apps for the iPhone and iPad. A few changes incorporate recent upgrades Twitter had made to apps on other devices and one, a new swipe bar displaying trends and promoted trends, is exclusive ... [TVSpy]

Twitter Adds New Features To iPhone and iPad Apps - Posted March 3, 2011
Twitter Thursday released a significant update to its official apps for the iPhone and iPad. A few changes incorporate recent upgrades Twitter had made to apps on other devices and one, a new swipe bar displaying trends and promoted trends, is exclusive ... [AllTwitter]

IPad 2: The Postmortem to the Big Reveal - Posted March 2, 2011
[caption id="attachment_16332" align="alignnone" width="508" caption="Apple CEO Steve Jobs introducing the latest version of the iPad today in San Francisco. Photo: REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach"][/caption] So after all the hype, the fact is I was all-in ... [PRNewser]

IPad Part Deux: Better...Faster...Stronger? - Posted March 2, 2011
[caption id="attachment_16274" align="alignleft" width="340" caption="Is this the new iPad? Image via Business Insider"][/caption] Pardon my excitement, but Apple's big reveal today (at ... [PRNewser]

MarketDash: Yahoo! Finance for iPhone Souped Up for iPad - Posted February 22, 2011
Yahoo! adapted its Yahoo! Finance iPhone app for the iPad, releasing MarketDash, which syncs across the two previously mentioned Apple platforms, as well as Android, maintaining any changes made by users, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Subscriptions Now Available via Apple App Store - Posted February 15, 2011
Apple announced Tuesday that it extended the subscription option it launched with The Daily, News Corp.'s recently launched iPad-only news... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Experience Super Bowl XLV in 3-D, 360 Degrees, with App from USA Today, Junaio - Posted February 3, 2011
USA Today is covering Super Bowl XLV in 3-D and in 360 degrees, and its readers with Android or iPhone devices can take the field by downloading a free app from Junaio... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Artistic App from The Boston Globe - Posted February 3, 2011
The Boston Globe teamed up with illustrator Edel Rodriguez and ani... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

iPhone 4 Is In at The New York Times - Posted February 2, 2011
Ann Derry, editorial director for video and television at The New York Times, discussed her newspaper's use of the iPhone 4 and an app from Aspera by reporters to record and upload videos with ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

PBS iPhone App Offers Streaming of Full Episodes - Posted January 13, 2011
PBS rolled out an iPhone app that streams full episodes of its series including Frontline, NOVA, POV, Austin City Limits, Independent Lens, Antiques Roadshow, and Nature, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Vibe Magazine Launches Vibe Guides - Posted January 13, 2011
Vibe has launched a new iPhone app called Vibe Guides. The tool provides users with editorial reviews of places like salons, restaurants, nigh... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Vibe Magazine Launches Vibe Guides - Posted January 13, 2011
Vibe has launched a new iPhone app called Vibe Guides. The tool provides users with editorial reviews of places like salons, restaurants, nigh... [FishbowlNY]

AccuWeather.com Offers Advertisers an iPhone Snow Job - Posted January 11, 2011
When the snow storms keep coming, you can either curse and complain about it, or take the opportunity to make some money off it. AccuWeather.com will attempt to do the latter by exploring advertising opportunities in its new iPhone app, Snow Days by AccuWeather.com... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Did you Tweet about the Verizon iPhone 4 Announcement like Everyone Else? - Posted January 11, 2011
Apple fans and Verizon customers alike were salivating this morning when Verizon announced that it would carry the iPhone 4. You can get the details on Verizon's website, but before you do, c... [AllTwitter]

New iPhone App from The Guardian Adopts Subscription Model - Posted January 10, 2011
The Guardian expects its updated iPhone app to be approved this week, shifting from a one-time charge of 2.39 ($3.72) to a subscription model at 2.99 ($4.66) for six months or 3.99 ($6.21) for 12 months, as reported by paidContent, a sist... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

The Dallas Morning News to Erect Paywall - Posted January 4, 2011
Feb. 15 is paywall day at The Dallas Morning News, as the flagship newspaper of ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

iPhone Alarm Anger Erupts on Twitter - Posted January 4, 2011
iPhone users had one more excuse to be late for work the first day of 2011 thanks to the ongoing glitch in the alarms on Apple's iconic mobile phones. While a few extra hours of sleep may seem like a belated Christmas gift from the company, most users did... [AllTwitter]

Top Startup Trends of 2010 - Posted December 28, 2010
... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Men's Health Wants Apple Device Users to Eat This, Not That! - Posted December 20, 2010
Want to know what you should and shouldn't eat during the holiday season (or, more likely, after the holiday season)? Men's Health has got an app for that -- Eat This, Not That! Restaurants... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Photos, Comments Check In at foursquare - Posted December 20, 2010
Photos and comments can now be added to check-ins on location based mobile app foursquare via the iPhone and foursquare.com, with an update for the Android operating system to be released later this week, the company announced on its blog. From the post: Comments m... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

WSJ: Pandora Steals Your Info - Posted December 20, 2010
More than half of the smart phone apps tested by the Wall Street Journal found that they were sending users personal information such as location, age, gender, and a phone's unique iden... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

It's Always Sunday Morning on the iPhone, iPod Touch - Posted December 16, 2010
Who says apps are only for use during the work week? Not CBS News, as it announced the launch of an iPhone and iPod Touch app for its Sunday Morning, available free-of-charge via th... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Mobile Myspace: New Mobile Site, iPhone App - Posted November 30, 2010
While rumors swirl about the future of Myspace, the News Corp.-owned (for now, anyway) social-networking site is still moving forward, an... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

LinkedIn Releases Version 3.5 of iPhone App - Posted November 19, 2010
Professional networking site LinkedIn released ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

The Economist App Debuts for iPhone, iPad - Posted November 19, 2010
The Economist made its move into the app world, launching apps for the iPhone and iPad. The apps are available free-of-charge, and print and Web subscribers also receive the app content, while nonsubscribers must fork over 3.49 ($5.57) per issue, compared with the newsstand price of 4 ($6.38). Th... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Twitter Announces Push Notifications for @Mentions - Posted November 17, 2010
Yesterday evening, Twitter announced on its Blog that it would be making push notifications available for @mentions of your username by anyone you follow. This means that you'll get an SMS or iPhone notification whenever someone you foll... [AllTwitter]

Flash-Capable Mobile Browser Makes $1 Million in a Weekend - Posted November 10, 2010
Cross-platform mobile web browser SkyFire has earned nearly $1 million over a single weekend after it's appearance on Apple's iOS app store. SkyFire... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Comes to the iPhone - Posted November 9, 2010
The late-night app wars are starting to heat up, as NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon released an iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad app, LNJF, that includes four made-up apps, video clips, blog posts, and photos. The fictional apps that became reality on LNJF include Axl Rose Relaxatio... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

CHOW Talks Turkey with CHOW Thanksgiving Dinner Coach App - Posted November 2, 2010
Stressing over how to prepare the Thanksgiving turkey? There's an app for that: CHOW Thanksgiving Dinner Coach, from CBS Interactive's CHOW, which is available for the iPhone and iPod Touch, free-of-charge. CHOW Thanksgiving Dinner Coach offers step-by-step instructions for nine tra... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Apple, Google Face Off Over Mobile Payments Startup - Posted November 2, 2010
Apple and Google are headed for a showdown over mobile payments startup BOKU, according to reports. The two tech giants are both in private talks with the San Francisco-based company about ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear iPhone App Available - Posted October 29, 2010
Can't make it to the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington, D.C., Saturday? If you own an iPhone, Comedy Central has got you covered. The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear app is now available free-of-charge via the... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

The Greatest App of All-Time? Mosaic Legends Brings Muhammad Ali to iPad, iPhone - Posted October 22, 2010
Mosaic Legends debuted two new apps that float like butterflies and sting like bees: ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Toddlers Love Their iPhones - Posted October 18, 2010
Over the past couple of weeks, children's story apps have dominated the Top Paid apps in the Books category in Apple's app store. Dr. Seuss, Pocket God Comics and The Berenstain Bears are recent favorites. So it is no surprise that t... [Inside Mobile Apps]

LinkedIn for iPhone 3.3 Hits iTunes App Store - Posted October 12, 2010
LinkedIn announced that Apple has approved LinkedIn for i... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Bloomberg Decision Maker Fantasy-Football App Now Available for iPhone, iPad - Posted October 8, 2010
Decision Maker, the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams Releases App for iPhone, iPod Touch - Posted October 7, 2010
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams is reporting live from your iPhone or iPod Touch, as the show's ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

MySpace Drawler iPhone App Allows Users to Manipulate Mobile Photos - Posted October 5, 2010
MySpace launched an iPhone app that serves no purpose whatsoever, but at least it's free. Drawler allows users to modify mobile photos by drawing on them or adding stickers, art, words, or ot... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

MaxPreps.com Adds MaxStats App to Roster - Posted October 5, 2010
CBS Sports-owned high-school sports site MaxPreps.com debuted MaxStats, a fre... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

iPhone Apps Have Unique Data Leaked/Shared Too - Tom's Guide - Posted October 5, 2010
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Evri launches vertical content discovery apps for iPhone, Android - Fiercemobilecontent - Posted October 1, 2010
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App Store Stocks Updated PBS NewsHour iPhone App - Posted September 28, 2010
The updated PBS NewsHour iPhone App is now available free-of-charge via the App Store, and it offers HD-quality video, multimedia conte... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Tech News Is All About Apple - Posted September 28, 2010
A study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence found that Apple dominates tech news, with 15.1 percent of tech articles focused on t... [PRNewser]

Insiders Only for ESPN-The Magazine, ESPN Insider iPhone Apps - Posted September 23, 2010
The ESPN-The Magazine and ESPN Insider iPhone apps are currently awaiting Apple approval, but ESPN Publishing general manager and editorial director Gary Hoenig told ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Parents Brings Flash Cards to Apple Devices - Posted September 22, 2010
Parents is bringing back flash cards, Apple-style, as its editors teamed up with child-development experts to create ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Hearst Magazines Creates Post of Ad Director, Tablet Media, Fills It with Town & Country's Avi Zimak - Posted September 20, 2010
Hearst Magazines named Avi Zimak to the newly created post of advertising director, tablet media, where ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

SEC Football to Heat Up CBSSports.com, CBS Sports Mobile iPhone App - Posted September 17, 2010
Fans of Southeastern Conference football who aren't near their television sets may be spending quite a bit of time on CBSSports.com or hunched over their iPhones, as the Web site will offer the SEC on CBS game of the week free-of-charge, and the broadcast network's entire SEC schedule will be available... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Justin.tv for iPhone Gets an Overhaul - Posted September 17, 2010
Live video streamer Justin.tv followed the release of its Android app earlier this month with Thursday's rollout of an updated version of Justin.tv for iPhone, which enables iPhone 4 and iPhone 3 GS users to broadcast live v... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

How Twitter Annotations Could Bring the Real-Time and Semantic Web Together - ReadWriteWeb (blog) - Posted June 25, 2010
Just because the new iPhone arrived in stores today doesn't mean the rest of the technology world shut down. In fact, today in San Francisco the 2010 Semantic Technology Conference continued its week-long series of talks and sessions about the semantic Web - the ability to understand and intelligently interpret content... [semanticweb.com]

Urbanizer iPhone Application Uses Exalead CloudView to Collect Customer ... - Earthtimes (press release) - Posted June 2, 2010
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Apple's Acquisition of Siri Hints at Voice-Activated iPhone Strategy - BNET - Posted April 29, 2010
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Put Your Desktop in the Cloud to Support the Open Government Directive and Data.gov/semantic - Posted April 19, 2010
Disclaimer:  This article does not reflect the views of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and does not constitute endorsement by the EPA of the standards or products mentioned. A Semantic Cloud Computing Desktop/Mobile Apps with Linked Open Data consists of the following: A database of "things" referenced by URL's (e.g. ... [semanticweb.com]

Context + Semantics + Phones = Consumer-Oriented Semantic Applications - Posted April 5, 2010
When most people think about "semantic" or "Semantic Web"-based software, they tend to think about applications that are quite explicit about their use of RDF, SKOS and OWL. While these types of applications are clearly becoming more popular, the vast majority of people have no clue why they should care about... [semanticweb.com]

Context + Semantics + Phones = Consumer-Oriented Semantic Applications - Posted April 5, 2010
When most people think about "semantic" or "Semantic Web"-based software, they tend to think about applications that are quite explicit about their use of RDF, SKOS and OWL. While these types of applications are clearly becoming more popular, the vast majority of people have no clue why they should care about... [semanticweb.com]

Siri launches an iPhone personal assistant that actually works - VentureBeat - Posted February 5, 2010
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OK! Weekly Goes Digital - Posted January 13, 2010
Celebrity tabloid OK! is going digital, pairing with digital publishing company Zinio to bring the magazine to computer screens and iPhones everywhere. Until recently, Zinio, which has published digital versions of magazines, could only provide content via computer. But a ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

OK! Weekly Goes Digital - Posted January 13, 2010
Celebrity tabloid OK! is going digital, pairing with digital publishing company Zinio to bring the magazine to computer screens and iPhones everywhere. Until recently, Zinio, which has published digital versions of magazines, could only provide content via computer. But a ... [FishbowlNY]

Building Competency in Semantic Web Technology " Part II - Posted December 22, 2009
In the final installment of this two-part series, Dean Allemang and Scott Henninger look into how the insights about semantic web education have an impact on the adoption of semantic web technologies. When we speak of 'technology adoption', we are referring to the uptake of a new technology by a large group... [semanticweb.com]

Esquire's New iPhone App: A 'Reimagined' Version Of The Mag - Posted December 18, 2009
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Esquire's New iPhone App: A 'Reimagined' Version Of The Mag - Posted December 18, 2009
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Reuters Reporter Upset As AP Breaks CNN iPhone App Embargo - Posted September 29, 2009
Have the tides turned? Bloggers honored the news embargo on CNN's iPhone app, which launched at 8am ET today, while the Associated Press did not. That annoyed at least one reporter, Reuters' Robert MacMillan, who ... [PRNewser]

A Bedeviled Friday On The Menu - Posted September 25, 2009
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A Bedeviled Friday On The Menu - Posted September 25, 2009
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Seventeen, Runner's World Become Latest Mags To Launch iPhone Apps - Posted August 12, 2009
We'll admit it: we're obsessed with iPhone apps created by magazines. And we don't even have an iPhone! (Blackberry all the way.) Today, we learned of two new magazines entering the market with new apps. Seventeen magazine's ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Seventeen, Runner's World Become Latest Mags To Launch iPhone Apps - Posted August 12, 2009
We'll admit it: we're obsessed with iPhone apps created by magazines. And we don't even have an iPhone! (Blackberry all the way.) Today, we learned of two new magazines entering the market with new apps. Seventeen magazine's ... [FishbowlNY]

KEYNOTE: The Game Changer: Siri, a Virtual Personal Assistant - SemTech 2009 Video - Posted July 6, 2009
We are beginning to see a new interaction paradigm for the web: the Virtual Personal Assistant (VPA). A VPA is task focused: it helps you get things done. You interact with it in natural language, in a conversation. It gets to know you, acts on your behalf, and gets better with... [semanticweb.com]

KEYNOTE: The Game Changer: Siri, a Virtual Personal Assistant - SemTech 2009 Video - Posted July 6, 2009
We are beginning to see a new interaction paradigm for the web: the Virtual Personal Assistant (VPA). A VPA is task focused: it helps you get things done. You interact with it in natural language, in a conversation. It gets to know you, acts on your behalf, and gets better with... [semanticweb.com]

Implementing Commercial Applications With Semantic Search - Posted January 21, 2009
Executive Summary A common challenge facing today’s enterprise, its employees, and customers, is the ability to easily and effectively access corporate data and product/services-related information.  To obtain the accurate and specific information needed from a vast corporate network is a daunting task, especially as data grows more complex and the workforce becomes... [semanticweb.com]

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