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Aplos is a very flawed, but beautiful new Twitter client

Aplos is a brand new Twitter app for iPhone that tries to shove important user features into a minimalistic design. Some highlights include a unified timeline for multiple accounts, web browsing reminiscent of Facebook's chat heads and intelligent tweet actions for each account. In a very crowded...

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Craaave is an app that finally makes music truly social

Making music social is a feat many have tried accomplishing but no one has quite nailed it. Spotify and Facebook came pretty close when they teamed up to share what Spotify users were listening to on their Facebook profiles. This worked for a little while, but the prominence of music on Facebook...

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Smiley Alarm Clock is how the selfie generation wakes up

Capitalizing on the selfie craze, the Smiley Alarm Clock aims to start your morning off with a smile. Unfortunately, the app, which requires iOS 7.1 and works on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, leads to frustration and general annoyance. The concept is simple. When the alarm goes off you grab...

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Whatt aims to make status updates more colorful, less public

Whatt is an iPhone app that wants to turn social networking into more of a private affair for a closer circle of friends than social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter currently allow. It uses brief status updates as the basis for communication and nothing else - no photos or videos. It's...

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EmoYo shares your emotions with friends and nothing else

EmoYo is an app clearly inspired by the simplistic nature of Yo. both in name and design. Quite interestingly though, the creator is only 16 years old. The app's sole reason for existence is to add friends and share your emotions with each other easily and without any other context. It's free for...

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Apple removes "Secret" app from Brazilian App Store per Judge's ruling

A Brazilian judge a few days ago informed both Google and Apple that they had a few days to remove the Secret app from their respective app stores and remotely delete the app from users' devices. In case you're unfamiliar, Secret is an app that enables users to anonymously post, well, secrets that...

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Qwingle is a calendar app built for families and teens

Qwingle, which requires iOS 7 and is available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, is a family focused calendar app that might be just the thing you need to manage back to school schedules. First off, this app is designed to be basic, fun and visually appealing. Its main focus is tracking...

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Send a message that's impossible to screenshot with Zeph

While Snapchat popularized the idea of sending photos that disappear after a quick view, sometimes you might need to just send a quick message to someone without a visual that you don't want the receiver holding on to. Enter Zeph. A free app for iPhone requiring iOS 7.0 or later, Zeph has...

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Hellow! is like Snapchat for your more precious moments

Hellow! is a free photo-sharing app for iOS that in practice is somewhat similar to Snapchat, but still clearly serves a different purpose. Photos don't disappear until you manually delete them, and the ability to schedule when and where to send them means planning a thoughtful picture to share...

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Is it too early to call Facebook Paper a failure?

When Facebook introduced Paper for iPhone early last month, the app quickly skyrocketed to the top of the App Store social network charts because, well, it was from Facebook. But beyond that, the enticing preview video that showcases what Paper is supposed to be about made the app feel...

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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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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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We now live in a world with two pet-based social networking apps

I love my cats, and I take photos of them frequently and with reckless abandon. That said, I'm not entirely sure I need more than one specialized app just for sharing photos of Nibbler and Cinnamon (don't judge me). Regardless, a couple of months after the iOS version of Peterest hit the scene, we...

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How Twitter viewed the Apple announcements

Anyone on Twitter yesterday couldn't avoid the rush of tweets about the iPhone 5c and 5s. NetBase is a social media intelligence company that checks the pulse of public opinion through Twitter and other social media, and they provided some data to TUAW about how the announcements were received....

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Twitter iOS app adds new authentication feature, gallery and list support

A major update to the Twitter app for iOS devices was released today, bringing with it added support for features that desktop Twitter users are already familiar with as well as a new account security setting. Chief among the new features is the option to add a two-factor login verification system...

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