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Friday, 30 August 2013 18:27

Flickr update for iOS brings new features

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The company Yahoo has announced a new update of Flickr photo app for iOS devices. With it Flickr becomes something more than just a photo viewer. They added the possibility that was once available in service Instagram. Real time display of image preview with appliqued filter, before the app even performed postprocessing and updated the photo.

Saturday, 24 August 2013 06:20

Facebook camera by Canon

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In early September, we can expect a new Canon PowerShot camera model called N to hit the market. It is an ultracompact model with CMOS sensor with a 12.1 megapixel resolution, a 2.8 inches backlit screen, DIGIC 5 processor, 28-224mm f/3.0-5.9 8x optical zoom lens.

Sunday, 07 April 2013 13:17

Tumblr attracts investors

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According to unnamed sources whose statements were transmitted by the Business Insider, Tumblr is negotiating with investors about the new round of investment in the company. Tumblr last collected investments back in 2011, when with the estimated value of the company was $800 million they managed to collect a total of $125 million.

Friday, 02 November 2012 06:08

Social Media Helps During A Disaster

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By now, everyone has heard of Hurricane Sandy, dubbed by some a “Franken-storm”, which has plunged much of the East coast into chaos. Millions upon millions of civilians lost access to power, and as NYC flooded, many were forced to evacuate. There were hundreds of thousands of calls, round the clock, to emergency lines like 911. Too many calls for many people to get through without waiting for a long period of time, so, some citizens took a less common approach to getting help.

Saturday, 20 October 2012 14:51

Zynga Bets The Farm On Farmville 2

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Most of us probably remember having our news feeds on Facebook bombarded with status updates of the once prolific game, Farmville. Perhaps, like me, you even played the game for a period of time, enjoying the dull, repetitive “grinding” pace of progress in the game. For a time, it was enjoyable, and very popular, as have several other of Zynga's games. However, despite their original success with Farmville, Zynga's stocks have been constantly slipping for the past several months.

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“What @daltonc (Dalton Caldwell) is doing is pretty forward. If this succeeds it will be one for the history books, for sure". Is a statement made by Kristy Tillman, Designer at Ideo. This is just one of the feeds talking about a promising project called App.net. App.net is an alternative social network that users will have to pay to use. It is imagined to be a social service where users and developers are in the spotlight instead of advertisers. Its functions are much like Twitter, you are able to follow other users and see their updates.

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Identity theft is nothing new and unfortunately it is also still very common. By Some estimates 1 out of 3 people will have experienced identity theft of some sort. After a close relative had their identity stolen I did a little bit of research into the methods that some use to steal others identities and was surprised at how easy it is to do. Now that we have social sites like Facebook, Twitter and more it is actually becoming easier to steal people’s personal information and do massive amounts of damage to them financially and personally.

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Digg is officially back online and already it is off to a bad start. The newly reinvented page has decided that instead of using their own login procedure they are going to require people to log in with Facebook. This is probably one of the worst things that Digg could have done. Almost anything would have been preferable to using Facebook for the login path. Digg’s excuse of doing this to limit spam is not going to fly with many people either as there are a number of methods to prevent spam and still allow people to setup their own accounts.

linkedin-logoLinkedIn has confirmed that some of the roughly 6.45 Million (yes Million) user passwords that were stolen by a Russian hacker and posted in a forum (where he asked for help in decrypting them) do correspond to LinkedIn accounts. The breach has come on the heels of recent issues with their mobile app. This caused quite a stir and has caused a few people to stop using the mobile app completely.