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FiftyThree isn't happy with Facebook's Paper and other news from Feb. 3, 2014

There's a new Paper in town, and it's not the iOS drawing app. Facebook has released its iOS-exclusive revamp of its news feed using the name "Paper," and FiftyThree, the maker behind the first iOS app bearing that moniker, is not happy. FiftyThree released a statement on Monday briefly...

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Here's how to download Facebook Paper even if you don't live in the US

Last week we told you about Paper, Facebook's standalone newsreader/storytelling app. Today Paper launched as an iOS-exclusive app. But beyond being iOS-exclusive, the app is also apparently US-exclusive. Our sister site TechCrunch has offered up a handy workaround that will allow you to download...

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iPhone 101: How to add Facebook, Twitter, and other social network accounts to iOS

Apple has made it easy for iOS owners to share content across their social networks thanks to the integration of services like Facebook and Twitter into iOS itself. You can download Facebook events into your iOS calendar, upload videos to Vimeo from the Photos app and share links in Safari. It's...

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Facebook introduces Paper for iPhone, coming February 3

Today Facebook announced its latest standalone app, Paper. Launching exclusively on iOS on February 3, the app provides an optimized version of your news feed that allows you to quickly scroll through posts and curated news stories with larger-quality images and text. You can customize what will...

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Could Apple-made interchangable iPhone camera lenses be on the way? And other news for Jan. 28, 2014

In what's sure to make casual photography buffs salivate, it appears Apple is working on interchangeable camera lenses for the iPhone. As AppleInsider notes, Apple has been granted two separate patents for iPhone lens attachments. Both patents describe a way an external lens could be attached to...

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Atmospheir launches its bid to make business cards obsolete

Social networks used to be a way to organize and keep track of your friends and collegues, but with the number of different digital personas most of us now have, it just might be time for a network to keep track of our networks. At least that's what Atmospheir is betting on, with its über...

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Facebook enables auto-playing News Feed videos in iOS app

Facebook has updated its iOS app with a new "feature" that auto-plays videos in a user's News Feed. With the just-released Facebook version 6.8 for iOS, any time a user scrolls through their News Feed and comes upon a video, it will auto-play instead of only playing when the user has tapped on it....

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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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Daily iPhone App: TrintMe helps you meet your significant other without worrying about rejection

TrintMe from Social Innovations is one those social dating apps that takes a different spin on the meet-and-greet part of relationships. Rather than let your true romantic intentions be known to the world, TrintMe keeps them private and does the match-making in the background. It's a toned-down...

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Facebook Messenger gets overhauled for iOS 7, adds phone number support

Facebook just dropped Facebook Messenger 3.0 into the App Store and it's the most radical makeover to the app since its inception. Besides the simplified, flat interface and new iOS 7-style look and feel, Facebook Messenger 3.0 adds several new features including the ability to see which friends...

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iOS Facebook update causing crashes

9to5Mac is reporting that a small update to Facebook's iOS app has been causing the app to crash for a number of users. Released this past Thursday, the recent Facebook app update merely added the ability for iPad users to edit their posts. Twitter users have been voicing their frustration about...

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Facebook adds support for post editing on the iPad

Facebook rolled out an update to its iOS app that added support for post editing to its iPad version. This feature was introduced last month in the iPhone version and allows users to fix a post when they've made a typo or said something they now regret. Besides post editing, version 6.7 also...

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Facebook updates iOS app with post and comment editing... and more

It's only taken forever, but Facebook for iOS fans can rejoice as their top request is now a reality: users can now edit posts and comments directly in the app. That's thanks to a number of changes Facebook has introduced in version 6.6 of its iOS app. In addition, users can also tap an edited...

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Facebook ads are 1,790% more profitable on iPhone than Android

If you're an advertiser using Facebook ads on mobile, you may as well just stop advertising on Android right now and go iOS-only. That's because an analysis of more than 200 billion Facebook ads on mobile by Nanigans (one of the largest Facebook ad buyers) found that the return on investment of a...

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Official PlayStation iOS app to launch in November

Sony announced a November release date for the PlayStation 4 companion app for iOS and Android along with its new console at the Tokyo Game Show 2013, reports Polygon. The PlayStation App will launch on November 15 in the US and November 29 in Europe. The PlayStation App lets you use your iOS...

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