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Twitter Releases Video-Sharing App Vine

Twitter released a new application video sharing for quick video sharing, Twitter on Thursday officially launched this  mobile service called “Vine”, Vine lets users easily capture and share short looping videos with a few swipes of your finger on a smartphone. “Vine” was a purchase rather than something homegrown, and sits mostly on its own. Twitter acquired Vine lat last year.

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Apple

New Cards App For iPhone 4S By Apple

Apple is going to launch the new Cards application for  iPhone 4S.Using the application, you will be able to take pictures, choose a design that you want, and then enter an address for it to be sent to.Each card is just $2.99 when sent within the U.S. and $4.99 when sent to or from anywhere else .You can take photos from within the application too, for use with your cards.

The Cards app will let you send one letterpress printed, custom-made card, printed on premium cotton paper.The 4-by-6-inch cards can be made using one of 21 built-in templates from Apple, and then customized with your own photos from your device’s image library, and text you enter yourself. You then select a recipient from your Address Book and Apple does the printing, packaging and mailing for you.
Some available themes include a Thank You card, cards for specific holidays or major life events like a new baby, or postcard-style greetings for travel. One card design can be sent to multiple recipients, if you’re doing invitations or a family Christmas card, and your designs are all saved in Card History within the app to make it easier to resend.

This is the first time that Apple has let you create your own digital goods and then purchase them afterwards, with the intention of sending them as a gift. You have been able to engrave iPods for a while now, which was always a nice personal touch. This takes personalization to a new level for Apple, though.

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Facebook Has Launched Its official iPad app

Facebook has finally launched its official iPad app.With the iPad app, you get the full Facebook experience, right at your fingertips. It’s a fun way to keep up with friends, share photos, chat and more.Use your fingertips to scroll through your News Feed. Give the screen a swipe to page through albums. Pinch a picture to zoom in.

The app is designed primarily as a consumption experience, which is why the app emphasizes photos.Photos really shine on the iPad. They are bigger and easy to flip through, like a real photo album. It’s like having a slideshow with all your friends and memories, wherever you go.Facebook for iPad supports HD video and Airplay, so users can watch Facebook videos through their Apple TVs or their other Apple devices


The app comes with a bunch of other new features: You can chat with friends right from your iPad, for example, or play games and use apps in full-screen mode.The app also makes great use of the overlay menus found in other iPad apps. When you flip the iPad horizontally, the list of your online friends appears and you can chat with them as you do other things on Facebook.


Your games, apps, groups and lists are in the left-hand menu, so you don’t have to dig around to find the stuff you use most. And your messages and notifications are at the top of every screen, so you can respond to friends and keep up with important updates-without losing your place.Facebook for iPad is now available in the App Store.

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Blogging Tips

Groovebug:The New Application for iPad

A new Chicago based start-up has created an application for the iPad,Groovebug,which uses your music collection to create an iPad magazine tailored to your musical tastes.It helps you connect with and follow your favorite artists while discovering new ones along the way.

The application scans your library, compiles rich content from the cloud, and builds a fluid interactive magazine .Groovbug is powered by Echonest, Youtube, and a powerful custom aggregation engine.The free Groovebug iPad application offers different ways to play music.

Groovebug offers a simple flip-through interface that displays content related to an artist, eliminating the need to search several sites for information.The home screen features a list of artists from the user’s collection and featured content hand curated by artists, DJs, labels, and festivals.

You can listen to the music already stored on your iPad – except with the benefit of a slideshow with photos of that artist and biographies from Last.both of which are missing from the regular iPod app. So even if you just use it as a player for your own stuff, Groovebug is worth a try.

 

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Blogging Tips

Localhero:New Application Launched By APPLE For iPhone

Apple launched a new application Localhero for iPhone.LocalHero allows you to find friends and people nearby whose skills and interests match your needs and are likely to help you out.Localhero is compatible with all iPhones running iOS 4.0 or later.

Features of new Localhero application:-

1. You can choose to find help from your friends

2. You can explore your friend’s skills and interests and also learn new things about your friends.

3. You can help your friends and people nearby.

The application connects to your Facebook account to sign you up and to check if any of your friends are on Localhero. It also scans through your profile and posts to make a list of your skills.You will be amazed at how many heroes you will find among your friends and people around you, Just post something you need and LocalHero does the rest.

You can ask your question, assign a picture to it, specify which part of the world it should focus on, add a set of relevant skills and decide whether you want it to be shared with just your friends or anyone within the Localhero network.Localhero is available on the App Store for free.It is not a universal application.

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Will Users Pay for a Wall Street Journal Facebook App?

The Wall Street Journal announced Sept. 20 the beta launch of WSJ Social, a Facebook news application that allows users to read, share and comment on content within Facebook.

“It’s an app that will live on Facebook,” said Daniel Bernard, digital product chief of the Journal’s digital network, at a launch party Sept. 19.

The app presents a grid of WSJ stories, though some of the slots are occupied by ads. In the left sidebar, users can subscribe to “editors” – who can be WSJ staff or other Facebook members using the app – to customize the story feed. Currently, the stories can be viewed in full for free from within the app. The New York Observer’s Anna Sanders – who was cool enough to be invited to the WSJ Social launch party – reports that the app will go behind a paywall after the first month, despite the fact that it is (heavily) ad-supported.

“Instead of taking the old paradigm of driving traffic to our website and having people go back and fourth, why not create a great useable product and usable experience for someone right inside of Facebook? So that’s the direction we’re heading…it’s fantastic.”

The Facebook app will include a grid-like stream of content from articles and blogs on WSJ.com. Similar to linked materials on Facebook news streams, users can “like,”

 

“Basically every user of the app is an ‘editor,’” explained Maya Baratz, head of new products at the Journal, at the launch party. She said top editors are going to receive rewards for their activity on WSJ Social.

“We’re very excited for all of you to add the app to your Facebook, start using it and to start that competitive set to become one of our top editors,” Mr. Bernard said.

After the announcement, Mr. Bernard and Ms. Baratz joked that they’d become pretty competitive vying for a top editor position on WSJ Social.

 

 

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Apple

PayMeBack:New iPhone Application

PayMeBack is an easy to use and beautiful iPhone application that helps you track the money people borrow from you. You can also track the money you borrow from others and share notes.The Application Store does have other apps that perform the same basic functions as PayMeBack—with Oweme being just one of the examples—but none do it with quite as much style, or offer nearly the same amount of features, as PayMeBack does.

Usage Of PayMeBack:-

You go shopping with a friend and he forgets his wallet. You pay for a pair of new jeans and they obviously need to pay you back the money.
1. Open the PayMeBack app

2.Tap their name in your contact list

3.Add the amount and optionally enter ‘jeans’ in the details field.

Now you’re tracking the money they owe you. Tap the money to mark it as paid.When you press the ‘share’ button, you can send a PayMeBack link to them so they can automatically add the amount in their list to. That way, you both won’t forget about the borrowed money.

You pay for a birthday gift and 5 of your friends need to pay you back.Just tap the names of your 5 friends, enter the amount and check the box that says ‘split the amount evenly’ and ‘include myself in the split’.For all of your 5 friends, a credit note for the amount of money will be added the list.

Features Of PayMeBack:-

  • Quickly add a credit/debt note when someone borrows money from you or vice versa
  • Tap a person from your phone’s contacts list or manually enter the name
  • Add multiple people at once
  • Split the amount evenly between multiple people
  • Enter optional details to explain the reason someone borrowed money
  • Your current location will be added automatically
  • Easily share the credit/debt note with the other person (even non-iPhone users)
  • You can add multiple credit/debt notes for each person, the overview will show a calculated total sum
  • Tap a note to mark it as paid
  • High Resolution Retina Display Graphics
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New Domino’s iPad Application For Pizza Lovers

You can order Domino’s pizza directly from your iPad.Domino’s has launched an iPad application in the UK application store.The application is compatible with any iPad running iOS 4.1 or later.iPad users simply need to enter their postalcode and the new application will automatically locate the nearest Domino’s store.

Features Of New Domino’s iPad Application:- 1. View the latest meal deals exclusive to your area. 2. Order pizzas and side orders,desserts and drinks. 3. Locate the nearest Domino’s outlet by inputting your postalcode. 4. You can also track the pizza’s journey to your front door. The ‘Create Your Own’ option enables customers to built their own pizza and see what it will look like before they order.Pizzas can be customised by choosing the base and pizza size, selecting the pizza sauce and then scattering on toppings by tapping the screen. Payment options include PayPal, credit cards and cash-on-delivery.You can choose one of the available meal deals, go for a half-and-half or build your very own custom pizza. Domino’s new iPad app is now available to download free from the App Store
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