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The MotorMouth lets you tell the world exactly what you think

Social media was supposed to help us connect, but as anyone with a smartphone and Twitter can tell you, it's largely screaming out into the clouds. Unless you're talking about Game of Thrones or some other trending topic, most of what you say or recommend isn't going to be heard by the people you...

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Like Counter Pro is totally probably going to lead to people stealing iPads

Like Counter Pro -- available today on the App Store -- has one purpose: to help retailers boast about their number of Facebook likes. It does this by running a live "Like" counter on one or more iPads placed inside the store itself. I can't be the only one that thinks that this will lead to a...

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Apple buys Twitter analytics firm Topsy for over $200 million

Apple already benefits greatly from social media hype surrounding its product reveals, and now the company is looking to get super serious about Twitter. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has bought up Topsy Labs Inc., a San Francisco-based social search and analytics firm. The...

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Study: iPhone's social media mentions are off the charts

The folks over at eBay Deals have just wrapped up an extensive study of smartphone mentions across major social media platforms and their results show a clearly defined picture of just how much Apple's iPhone dominates social media mentions compared to its competitors. The study looked at mentions...

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iPhone used to report on Arab Spring donated to Smithsonian

In late 2010, a series of anti-government protests and demonstrations began sweeping across the Arab world. Together, these civil uprisings, which often targeted heavy handed dictators and sought political reforms, comprised what is known as the Arab Spring. Social media tools such as Twitter...

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Sports fans with iPads score with in-stadium WiFi

A lot of sports fans are going to be, in the words of Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson, "Happy, happy, happy" this fall. That's because a number of stadiums are installing WiFi networks that make toting the iPad to a football game a great way to access the second screen that fans enjoy at...

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Path spam mishap brings renewed attention to privacy concerns

It seems that just when Path was emerging from one privacy PR nightmare, another one landed on its doorstep. The day after the company reached 10 million users, The Verge related the story of digital marketer Stephen Kenwright who had an unpleasant experience with the app. Kenwright downloaded the...

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Daily iPhone App: Pushr posts your prose to a plethora of social networks

Pushr is for social media power users who want to share content across multiple services and multiple accounts. In its basic form, the app lets you create a message and share it across multiple social networks. You can also share comments, pictures and videos with only a few taps. You get a...

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Little Printer to add tiny, adorable printing for iPhone and Android

Little Printer by Berg Cloud is a cute concept for a printer that'll produce a daily newspaper for you. It grabs the headlines from your social feeds, emails, news sources, horoscopes, puzzles and more. You can choose what it will print and when it will print using a companion app for your...

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Apple's termination of retail employee over Facebook post upheld

Apple employees wanting to blow off some steam on Facebook or Twitter may want to think twice before they post their comments. In a recent decision, the UK Labor tribunal upheld Apple's right to fire employees over negative comments left on a social network. This decision cited Apple's social...

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Trimit reads, simplifies, and condenses web content for social networks

Trimit is a new app that promises to automatically summarize text. The idea is this: You enter a URL, trimit ingests the web page you pointed to, and then it spits back a condensed version at the length you specify. TUAW had a chance to take an early peek at this app, which is due to launch...

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Exclusive: yap.TV 2.5, a social TV guide

I had the pleasure of spending part of Wednesday afternoon chatting with yap.TV founder & chief marketing officer Shawn Cunningham. yap.TV is a free social TV guide that initially came out for the iPad last fall, and later for the iPhone and iPod touch. We lightly touched on yap.tv last...

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Ping now available on iPad

iPad users may have to wait a little longer than they'd like for features like multitasking and folder support, but at least one new feature is available right now: the iPad now supports Ping, Apple's stab at a social media component to the iTunes Store. Via an update to the iTunes Store's servers,...

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Mailplane 2.2 adds several key features

Mailplane, the native Mac app for Gmail and Google Apps email, has been updated to version 2.2, adding several new features and improving on others. Leading the charge is support for the recently-released "Priority Inbox." You can now tell Mailplane to open either your regular inbox, Priority Inbox,...

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New iTunes features Ping social media network

Steve Jobs announced iTunes 10 today, complete with a new logo. The core interface does not receive much tweaking, however in the list view there is a hybrid view where if you have more than 5 songs from the same album, it will show you the album artwork. Most of the new release's focus is on...

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