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Wink connected home platform hits all the right notes

Wink connected home platform hits all the right notes

Ready to have your home connected? If so, a company named Quirky might be bringing you an off-beat idea. Wink, their new connected home platform, is a spin-off from the parent company that is working with various companies to bring you connected devices, all from your smartphone. Wink is available on both iOS and Android, and could be the first idea that actually makes sense for both consumers and OEMs.

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Path Talk messaging app automatically sets your status

Path Talk messaging app automatically sets your status

Does the world need another messaging app? Path thinks the answer is yes, and is launching Talk for iOS and Android today, a new IM app that integrates real-world context into the chat process. Building on the basic messaging functionality Path introduced in March last year, Path Talk introduces Ambient Status, a system the software company says will automatically update your contacts with your current status.

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Yo hack spills users’ phone numbers

Yo hack spills users’ phone numbers

Single-function messaging app Yo may have seemed like a gimmick - albeit one raising $1m in funding - but it's also got an unpleasant security sting in its tail, with hackers claiming to be able to extract phone numbers of users. Yo arrived to mixed confusion and enthusiasm earlier this week, intended to do one thing in sending a "Yo" message to a contact.

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Photoshop Mix for iPad hooks cloud processing to tablet

Photoshop Mix for iPad hooks cloud processing to tablet

Adobe has released Photoshop Mix for iPad, harnessing the native graphics processing power of Apple's tablets as well as the remote crunching capabilities of the cloud, for keen image editors. Integrated with Adobe Creative Cloud, it can open standard PSD Photoshop files shared from the desktop. Meanwhile, Lightroom mobile for iPhone is being released too, joining the existing iPad version.

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BlackBerry 10.3 adding Amazon Appstore for Android apps

BlackBerry 10.3 adding Amazon Appstore for Android apps

It may be the day for Amazon's own smartphone to launch, but BlackBerry is getting in on the action too, announcing that the Amazon Appstore will be coming to its own handsets later this year. Support for the Android download store will be added as part of BlackBerry 10.3, which the Canadian company says should hit handsets this fall.

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Magneto calendar now available for iPad

Magneto calendar now available for iPad

After releasing a popular iPhone app and Chrome extension, Magneto is coming to iPad. Though still in beta, the app is now available for download. If you need a calendar that offers up a single go-to portal for all your events and task lists, Magneto may be it.

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Garmin viago hopes you’ll pay for personalized navigation

Garmin viago hopes you’ll pay for personalized navigation

Google Maps and Apple Maps may be free, but that hasn't stopped third-party navigation firms from trying to sweeten the deal, with Garmin's new viago smartphone app promising personalization features the PND stalwart believes will lure users away from the freebies. Although international mapping - with data from HERE - along with vehicle and pedestrian navigation, photo-realistic junction and lane guidance, and traffic/speed data are included, there are other features that can be unlocked through in-app purchases.

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Facebook Slingshot takes on Snapchat with demanding sharing

Facebook Slingshot takes on Snapchat with demanding sharing

Facebook Slingshot, the social network's stab back at Snapchat, has launched: an ephemeral photo-sharing app which demands social interaction if users actually want to see each other's pictures or video. Like Snapchat, Slingshot doesn't save images but instead only makes them visible for a limited period of time; however, rather than just tapping to view received content, to "unlock" it users will need to share something back - or "sling" it, in Slingshot parlance - first.

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Terrain Home replaces your homescreen with universal search

Terrain Home replaces your homescreen with universal search

Android devices looking for a new face and functionality may want to have a peek at Terrain Home. This is a homescreen replacement app created by the folks at Samsung’s Accelerator division, making way for organization the likes of which no manufacturer-made home screen app has delivered before. This app was designed with the Samsung Galaxy smartphone line in mind, but it’ll work with most any Android smartphone.

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