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Cirqle for iPhone offers social photo sharing

Social and photography are two very crowded markets in the App Store. Getting noticed is the first trick; gathering a following is the next. The developers of Cirqle for iPhone (free) are hoping their combination of communal photo streams, or "cirqles," will succeed in both areas. It's a...

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Rocking All Over The World crowdsources rock history

Rocking All Over the World is a free app for iPhone and iPad that asks you to help crowdsource rock history. Everybody has their own experiences, memories, and pictures from events they've attended. This app asks everyone to share those things to create a map showing where so many great things...

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PanStage Music lets you create music together

PanStage Music is a fun free app to let you create music with friends and strangers from around the world. The basic idea is that someone, perhaps you, records a single audio track, perhaps a cappella vocals, or guitar or flute. Then that track is released into the wilds and someone else, perhaps...

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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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Whese lets you share pictures with your friends simply

Whese is an app that lets you share pictures with one or more friends. It is a free app for iOS 7 and up. It is optimized for iPhone 5. Whese joins a crowded market of such apps so the question becomes: What distinguishes this app from others like it? To help answer this question, I enlisted the...

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WhoDoYou is a referral app with a lot of potential

WhoDoYou is a free app that uses public Facebook conversations to help you find local businesses. You can also see recommendations from your friends and groups on Facebook after logging in. The app aims to help eliminate the feeling of taking advice from strangers for local business...

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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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TUAW by social media, podcast or newsletter

The fact that you're reading this now means you've found TUAW. Welcome! Did you know we have three fabulous podcasts to subscribe to? First there's our weekly call in show, the TUAW Talkcast. We hope you'll join us for the next live taping, but if you miss it you can listen on iTunes. There's also...

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Jelly uses photos to ask questions, maybe make a better world in the process

Jelly is an app designed to create empathy, according to Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter. He should know, as it's his new company. Using Jelly, you post a picture and you Twitter and/or Facebook friends who also have Jelly installed can look, answer, ignore or forward your photo question to...

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TUAW on social, podcasts and more

Just a reminder as we start the new year that we have an active Twitter account, a hoppin' Facebook page, our very own Tumblr (where the weird stuff goes), and Google+ and App.net pages. You can sign up for our daily app newsletter using the box to the right (cleverly labeled "Subscribe 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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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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Spin looks to bring high-fidelity group video chatting to iPhone and iPad

For the past year, three relatively low-profile but intriguing iPhone and iPad apps from developer Net Power & Light have graced the App Store: Together Talks, Together Justice and Together Learn are all built on the company's core Spin technology. Each app provides a collaborative video chat...

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Twine uses your interests to match you with singles

Twine (free) launched today, and it offers a novel approach to the age old problem of meeting other singles. While niche sites like Cupidtino come and go, your Facebook profile, check-ins and activity provide a map of your interests. Twine looks at those interests, the people around you (more or...

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