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Twitpic Finally Launches App

Written on May 08, 2012 by Lulu

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Twitpic, Twitter's first photo sharing service, finally launches an iPhone app

Twitpic, finally steps up to competition like Instagram by launching an iPhone app. Twitpic, is the first ever photo-sharing service used in Twitter.

The free-app easily allows you to share your photos and videos to your Twitter followers. It also allows you to edit them, browse other’s content, manage your photos and videos in your own timeline.

This app probably came in too late, but if your a Twitpic fan, it is worth the wait. Download this app for free at Apple’s iTunes store.

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Twitter Buys Blogging Platform Posterous

Written on March 13, 2012 by Aiken Lewis

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Twitter buys blogging site Posterous for an undisclosed amount

“The opportunities in front of Twitter are exciting, and we couldn’t be happier about bringing our team’s expertise to a product that reaches hundreds of millions of users around the globe.”

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Lady Gaga and Nelly Furtado’s Twitter Accounts Hacked

Written on December 21, 2011 by R. Cruise

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Twitter followers were promised with "free" iPad 2s and Macbooks.

All of a sudden, Lady Gaga offered free iPad 2s to all her 17 million Monsters that follow her on Twitter. The first tweet that was published promised Macbooks to those who will click a shady link and share a few personal details. Then it was followed by another tweet with a promise to give out “free” iPad 2s.

Whoever did this obviously targeted Lady Gaga since the tweets published begun with the word “Monster,” the moniker Lady Gaga calls her fans.

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15 Fun Facts About Google+

Written on September 22, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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”Our goal with Google+ is to make sharing on the web like sharing in real life, as well as to improve the overall Google experience" --- Larry Page, Google founder and CEO.

As you already know, Google+ is the newest member in the ever-growing family of social networking services. It went live on public just recently, but has been in a trial for the past 90 days, sending out limited invitations to users as it hones its service. For a short period of time, this latest social site from Google has undeniably given a tremendous impact and influence to most social media users.

Thus, in order to show you a detailed rundown of what is happening around Google+, GADG has put up a list of the 15 fun and interesting facts about Google’s social extension.

Take the leap to learn them all.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Top 20 Android Apps in the US

Written on September 14, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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In their recently released mobile media rankings, Nielsen has unveiled the top 20 Android applications that are widely used in the U.S.

After monitoring the Android smartphone usage by using on-device tools, the Nielsen Company has released their first mobile application rankings for Android devices. The results of the rankings are not actually surprising, but it’s surely interesting.

The chart was divided into three columns: The overall active reach, the male active reach, and the female active reach. The top half of each column features six of the most popular apps to date: Facebook, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Search, YouTube, and Android Market. Twitter, Angry Birds, Adobe Reader and Words With Friends were also included on the top 20 apps.

Learn more by viewing the infographic after the skip.

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Badgeville: Turning a Publisher’s Site to Mini-social Network

Written on September 13, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Turn your site into a mini-social network with Badgeville!

A year after it was founded and right before Gammification Summit hits NYC, Badgeville has introduced tools to turn any publisher’s site into a mini-social network. With just a flick of a switch, a brand can transform its user community and on-site actions into Facebook-lite — an interactive social and consumer experience.

Social Fabric allows brands and publishers to install feed with real-time and relevant social notifications, coming from both internal site mechanics and third-party social media like Facebook and Twitter.

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Seven Funny Facts You Didn’t Know About Google

Written on September 06, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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These seven fun facts about Google will be very interesting, and will be among the things which you never knew.

Google is certainly the most-used search engine on the Web to date, receiving over millions of queries from different users each day. Despite its increasing popularity and commercial success since launching, its founders – Sergey Brin and Larry Page – have managed to keep to their word that “Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.”

Google is an unconventional company, but yet, it offers people the best service when it comes to online researching. In this article, GADG brought some of the interesting and fun facts about Google that, in one way or another, could quench your thirst for information.

Know them all by hitting the break.

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Five Ways Schools are Using Technology in the Classroom

Written on September 04, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Technology plays an important role in education. As technology advances, it is utilized to help students of all ages in the process of learning.

If you could notice, there are already several universities and educational institutions to date that require students to have their own tech gadgets such as smartphones and tablet computers. According to these administrators, today’s advanced technology has been very helpful for their student’s learning. They utilize smartphone apps to teach the laws of physics, iPad tablets to practice writing, and Foursquare to guide new students around different campuses.

Meanwhile, although these institutions have revealed the vitality of using technology in providing education, there are still numerous debates arising with regards to this matter. Based from a national survey conducted by Pearson Learning Solutions: “Two percent of college faculty members had used Twitter in class, and nearly half thought that doing so would negatively affect learning.” The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth also made a survey and found out that “98 percent of higher ed institutions are on Facebook, and 84 percent are on Twitter.

After the skip, you can see the different ways of how schools are using technology in classrooms.

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New HTML5 Version of Twitter.com, Hitting iPad This Week

Written on August 03, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Twitter brings out a new HTML5 Twitter.com version for iPad

Last Tuesday, Twitter announced that they will be rolling out a new version of its website designed for the iPad. The said adaptation, which is considered to be their first version for tablets, utilizes HTML5 and can be seen with partial differences compared to a regular desktop. With the HTML5-based Twitter.com, iPad users will experience better touch gestures and could even access Twitter information using the two-paned display bars.

According to Twitter mobile engineer, Manuel Deschamps, the new version for iPad mimics most of the Twitter.com features and would even offer exciting handset applications, which are also included in iPhone and Android. The HTML5 Twitter app will become available within this week, outrunning the upcoming HTML5-based Project Spartan of Facebook.

“The HTML5 app provides a great option for people who prefer to use the browser over native apps,” Twitter representative, Carolyn Penner, explained. “Its two-column view is consistent with the Twitter experience you’re used to (on Twitter.com), and it takes advantage of touch gestures and other device capabilities.”

See the screenshot above.

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Toshiba-Fujitsu, to Have the First Mango Phone

Written on July 27, 2011 by Lulu

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Toshiba-Fujitsu will be releasing the first Window Phone 7 Mango called IS12T on September this year.

A special event in Tokyo, that was held by Toshiba-Fujitsu, gave it the distinction of being the first company that will have the Windows Phone 7 Mango device. The IS12T, the first Mango phone, is a close cousin of the Regza phone. However, it has the unique touch of being waterproof and dust resistant to IPX5 and IPX8 levels. It also have one of the greatest camera, which sports a 13.2 megapixel sensor.

The design of the said device goes above official Mango chassis specs. It utilizes the soon-to-be ubiquitous second generation.

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