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Google’s Photovine iOS App Launches [Hands-On]

Google’s Photovine iOS App Launches [Hands-On]

Google has officially launched its photo-sharing iPhone app called Photovine, which they first revealed back in July. The app lets you share images based on themes or in this case, "Vines." It aims to integrate more social elements to encourage photo sharing and create "a fun way to learn more about your friends, meet new people, and share your world like never before." So, how is it different, better, or worse than other photo-sharing apps? Well, let's take a closer look.

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Microsoft Vine: “It’s time to get into the bunker”

Microsoft Vine: “It’s time to get into the bunker”

Microsoft have launched a new service which aims to keep groups of friends and family updated and located during periods of crisis.  Eighteen months in development, Microsoft Vine is a system that integrates local news with status updates from Facebook, presented in a desktop client, by text message or by email.  The concept is that local emergencies can be quickly spotted and then group-wide alerts sent out, with users "checking in" to report that they're safe.

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Instagram cuts off social startup Tiiny from ‘find friends’ API access

Instagram cuts off social startup Tiiny from ‘find friends’ API access

Tiiny, the new social media app from Digg-founder Kevin Rose, has just lost access to Instagram's social graph, meaning users on the former can no longer easily find and connect with their friends from the later. The simplest, and most logical, reason for this is that Instagram views Tiiny as a possible growing threat to its dominance, and doesn't want to give it a free leg up in the ever-competing social network market.

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Xbox One gets 45 new apps this year

Xbox One gets 45 new apps this year

Microsoft has revealed this morning that 45 new apps will be released to the Xbox One "by the end of this holiday season." In other words - the rest of the year will be filled with apps. This list includes Twitter, HBO Go, Comedy Central, and a wide variety of entertainment-based experiences.

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Apple Beats: The Next Episode

Apple Beats: The Next Episode

The acquisition of Beats by Apple was not about shutting down a rival company, nor was it about grabbing patents. Apple didn’t intent on purchasing Beats because they wanted good designers or because they didn’t already have good enough headphones themselves. Instead, this purchase was the first in Apple’s public transformation into a company that isn’t forced to retain its excellence by strict regulation of hardware and software. Now begins Apple’s diversification.

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Frequency brings social-curated video to Amazon Fire TV

Frequency brings social-curated video to Amazon Fire TV

Frequency has announced support for the Fire TV, Amazon's new streaming dongle, bringing socially-curated movies and TV to the set-top box. Already supported on iPhone and iPad, as well as certain Samsung smart TVs and other platforms, Frequency pulls in content from AP, National Geographic Wild, and thousands of other online sources into individualized "channels".

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Qplay auto-curates internet video from TiVo founders

Qplay auto-curates internet video from TiVo founders

Qplay, the streaming video box designed by the creators of TiVo, has officially launched, packaging together new and popular online content for what's billed as plug-and-play entertainment. The compact Qplay TV Adapter, smaller than a deck of cards, plugs in via HDMI and the viewer then uses a companion iPad app to customize their preferences and interests, with curated playlists - dubbed "Qs" by the company - being generated accordingly.

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Beats Music powers up human-curated streaming Jan 21st

Beats Music powers up human-curated streaming Jan 21st

Beats Music, the much-anticipated Spotify rival from makers of the fashionable headphone brand, will launch on January 21st in the US, offering curated playlists delivered multiple times a day, ad-hoc track selection based on environment and mood, and over 20m tracks from major and independent labels. The service, created by Beats Electronics' Jimmy Iovine along with Dr. Dre, Luke Wood, Trent Reznor, and Ian Rogers, will attempt to address one of the big, lingering issues facing existing streaming providers: the problem of choice-overload and not being able to pick between the hundreds of thousands of albums on offer.

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