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Scalado Album Hands-on with Android

Scalado Album Hands-on with Android

This week we got the opportunity to take an early look at Scalado, and album app made for Android to work on what the developers behind the app thinks is an incomplete photo environment on the whole with the basic build of Android. What you get here is the ability to work with a lot of the features afforded to you on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and more with album separations between everything from dates to locations.

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Viddy gains steam with celebrity cash

Viddy gains steam with celebrity cash

Remember earlier this month when we had you take a peek at an application by the name of Viddy, otherwise known as "Instagram for video"? This week that same app has so many investors it'll make your head spin. This application is well on its way to topping the app charts for iPhone and iPad and has gotten both tech celebrities and kings of industry members like Twitter's Biz Stone to invest in it. This is the kind of backing you want if you plan on heading to the top of the app world: Jay-Z's Roc Nation, Skullcandy chairman Jeff Kearl, and none other than Shakira.

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Hands on with Viddy: Instagram for Videos

Hands on with Viddy: Instagram for Videos

The developers at Viddy Inc have had no qualms about riding the coattails of Instagram as the latter company shot to stardom over the past few weeks - and with an interface nearly identical and videos instead of photos to boot, why shouldn't they? Made by a completely separate set of developers than the folks who brought you Instagram, this app has been described many times in it short history as "Instagram for Videos." Imagine our surprise then when we had a peek at it and it actually was!

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Four alternatives to Instagram

Four alternatives to Instagram

As Instagram gains some intense success after it's been released to Android, gets a bump for iPhone, and is purchased by Facebook for a billion dollars, you might find yourself looking for alternative apps that do essentially the same thing. We just happen to have three alternative apps ready for you to peek at right here - each of them more high quality and powerful than the last! Will you be able to pull yourself away from the simplicity and coolness of Instagram long enough to switch?

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Google Currents 1.1 update brings worldly expertise

Google Currents 1.1 update brings worldly expertise

There's a whole new upgrade in the mix this week for Google Currents, the Google made news reader for both Android and iOS devices. We being a launch partner of this application find it fabulous that they're bringing the app up to a worldwide launch level, having used this simple yet powerful news launcher for several months now as version 1.0. Now Google Currents is coming up on version 1.1 and is made ready for download not just in the USA and UK, but wherever the Google Play App Store and Apple App Store is available! Grab your Google Currents app today - and don't forget to add SlashGear as soon as possible!

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Instagram may be first in a line of Facebook purchases

Instagram may be first in a line of Facebook purchases

After making a blockbuster purchase of the number one and rising app hit Instagram this month for a whopping one billion dollars, Facebook board members are now being asked what the company plans on picking up next. Facebook is currently working with at least $4 billion MORE in cash right this minute as SF Gate reminds us, with a couple more billion on the way thanks to their $5 billion IPO announced months ago. Will Facebook start picking up 3rd party apps and services left and right now that they've perhaps opened the flood gates with Instagram?

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Speed for iPad drops with Retina quality upgrade

Speed for iPad drops with Retina quality upgrade

There's a brand new upgrade for the best-selling speedometer iPhone application, redesigned fully for the new iPad with a new interface as well as high-definition Retina-quality graphics. This app is made for you to be able to get an alternate look at your iPad-found numbers from its speedometer, odometer, and compass. The developers of the app, High Caffeine Content, have created a whole new user interface here that takes full advantage of not only the sharpness of the new iPad, but the entire space they're afforded here as well.

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Three easy ways to save your Instagram photos to desktop

Three easy ways to save your Instagram photos to desktop

Those of you using Instagram for the first time in these recent weeks when it's just come to Android may well be wondering how you can easily access and save your content to your desktop - as it turns out, there's three apps for that. Though the recent purchase of Instagram by Facebook may bring more desktop-related features in the future, for the moment we're stuck moving photos one by one if we want to save them offline or off-phone. Three projects with inspired names have filled that hole with their own solution: Copygram, InstaBackup, and Instaport.

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Facebook and Foursquare data powers ‘Girls Around Me’ app

Facebook and Foursquare data powers ‘Girls Around Me’ app

The developers behind the location data-reliant iPhone application "Girls Around Me" has fallen under fire this week for their usage of Facebook and Foursquare without permission. What this developer, i-Free, maintains is that their usage of Foursquare and Facebook data to locate females surrounding the GPS location of the user was a "serious misunderstanding." Facebook and Foursquare legal teams do not agree, and the app has been removed from the market temporarily while i-Free works out the details.

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Apple 25 Billionth download winner flown to Beijing

Apple 25 Billionth download winner flown to Beijing

As you may have heard at the start of this month, Apple's iTunes App Store had its 25 billionth download, and the prize for being the one to tip the scales went to the young lady appearing just now in Beijing newspapers collecting her prize. Chunli Fu (also reported as Fuchun Li) of Qingdao, China, downloader of the 25 billionth app, has this week been given a warm reception at the Beijing Apple store where she's received her gift card for the iTunes Store worth a whopping $10k USD. When at first she was contacted by Apple, Fu dismissed it as a hoax - imagine her surprise when Apple confirmed and her friends started pouring in calls of congratulations.

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