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Wakie Is A Social Alarm Clock Where Other People Wake You Up And Is Now Available On iOS

There are lots of alarm clock apps in the Apple and Google app stores, but a recent entrant in the space — Wakie (now available on iOS) — is bringing something new to the table in the form of making the art of getting up in the morning social. But is it effective? Calling itself [...]

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Instagram Filters Not Enough? Try These Tricks

Let’s be honest: Instagram filters, and even their new customizable features, can only do so much. Sometimes there are bigger fish to fry in those pictures of yours. Don’t worry. Help is on the way. And my guess is that you’ve already seen the outputs of these two services on your Facebook or Instagram feeds. [...]

Google Now vs. Siri vs. Cortana: Which Answers Questions Best? [VIDEO]

Google Now vs. Siri vs. Cortana: Which Answers Questions Best? [VIDEO]

Whether you have an Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone, chances are you’ve used one of the personal assistants to answer a question before, be it serious or a joke. Google Now, Siri, and Cortana on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices respectively, each offer a different flavor of response to users’ queries for information. Which [...]

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Get the Scoop, the Shot, and the $$$

If you work in marketing, you know the stock photography databases you have to work with; they’re probably bookmarked on your browser right now. But there’s a problem with those stock photos…everyone’s seen them. If you’re a news publisher, you know that your hired photographers can’t be everywhere, all the time…and sometimes they miss the [...]

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Spotify App For Windows Now Has Free Option

The Spotify App for Windows Phone has been lacking some important features, but the new updated versions brings it up to par with the iOS and Android versions. For $9.99/month, users can subscribe to Spotify Premium. Spotify Premium Unlimited Ad Free listening Download playlists for offline listening This feature has been available on Windows Phone [...]

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Oh Look, Microsoft Made Its Own Snapchat Clone Called WindUp

Windows Phone users often get left out when it comes to new apps, as developers look to launch mainly on Android and iOS. Point in case: there’s still no official Snapchat app for Windows Phone 8. Instead, you’re left with a few unofficial choices that independent developers have hacked together (6Snap, and Snapchat for Windows [...]

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Microsoft’s Virtual Assistant, Cortana, Is A Sexy Siri Copycat

The first time most of the world grasped the concept of a “virtual assistant” on their smartphone was when Siri was introduced with the iPhone 4S in October 2011. One and a half years later, Google (and separately, Samsung) have their own versions and it isn’t a new idea anymore. However, one [small] group of [...]

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Facebook Is Buying WhatsApp For Staggering $16 Billion

Facebook will soon complete its 45th acquisition since its inception 10 years ago. WhatsApp, a popular cross-platform smartphone messaging platform, is joining the Facebook family of companies. Facebook is paying a whopping $16 billion for the five year old company based in Mountain View, CA. The acquisition is, by far, the largest for the social [...]

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This Study Finds iOS Users Are Smarter Than BlackBerry And Android Users

A recent study out of the UK shows some interesting results. In a group of 1,000 smartphone users, those who own an iPhone completed the test faster than those who own phones made by Samsung, HTC, Nokia, Google Nexus, and BlackBerry. iPhone owners completed the test, on average, in 94 seconds, while Android users averaged [...]

Microsoft Is Building A Single App Store For Both Windows And Devices

Microsoft Is Building A Single App Store For Both Windows And Devices

A report this week from The Verge suggests that Microsoft is preparing to release a new version of its app store that will be used for both applications on the future Windows 8.1 operating system as well as Windows phones. Although it is not confirmed at this point, such a release could be a precursor [...]

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