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“InstaAgent” app axed from app stores for stealing credentials

“InstaAgent” app axed from app stores for stealing credentials

Some people are way too obsessed with finding out who viewed their social networking pages. Instead of relying on sanctioned analytics (which are mostly only available to brand or product owners), some resort to third party services and apps to do the snooping for them. More often than not, however, these become vehicles of viruses and malware that plague social networking sites. One such example is "Who Viewed Your Profile - InstaAgent", a mobile app that claims to do what its name says it does for Instagram, while pilfering your account name and password to do very bad stuff.

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Hangouts on the Web gets faster, simpler to use

Hangouts on the Web gets faster, simpler to use

Last August, Google introduced a new way to communicate on the Web via your browser. It re-launched Hangouts as a dedicated website in its own right, taking advantage of the full space that the browser window offers instead of a simple popup menu or browser plugin. Less than three months later, Google is pushing what could be the biggest update to Hangouts on the web yet. As you can expect, it has improvements all around, starting with its performance all the way to the user interface.

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Pinterest’s updated mobile profiles make searches easier

Pinterest’s updated mobile profiles make searches easier

Pinterest, following its new — and quite interesting — visual searching feature, has announced updated user profiles. Users often pin things they want to save for later: gift ideas, decorations, and the like. Finding those pins when you want them isn’t always easy, though, and that’s why Pinterest has announced a new update to user profiles. With this change, users won’t struggle to find the pins they want…if they use the service on mobile, that is.

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Touchnote postcard app reveals customer data breach

Touchnote postcard app reveals customer data breach

Touchnote, a fairly popular postcards and greeting cards app, has announced that it suffered a data breach recently. The company made the announcement in a statement this evening, saying hackers made off with customer data, including names, home addresses, and email addresses. An investigation is currently underway; at this point the company is uncertain of how many users were affected.

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Google Keep iOS update brings widget, sharing, no doodles

Google Keep iOS update brings widget, sharing, no doodles

While Google may have an app presence in iOS, it isn't the full monty. Which isn't really that shocking since Google probably wants you to experience its full ecosystem on Android. Still, there are some apps that do deserve to be more ubiquitous, like the simple note-taking app Google Keep. It was actually only last September that Google finally did bring an official version of the app to iOS. Now it's seeing its first major update, but it might not yet be the update you were expecting.

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Flickr updates iOS app with 3D Touch support

Flickr updates iOS app with 3D Touch support

Flickr has pushed out a new update for its iOS app, giving it new support for some of the latest iOS features. Most prominently is new support for 3D Touch, allowing users to do things more quickly using various presses and taps, and maybe a swipe or two, depending on the task. The update is available for users now via the iTunes store, and brings with it a few select other features, including Spotlight search, universal links, and more.

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Pinterest (finally) brings Buyable Pins to Android

Pinterest (finally) brings Buyable Pins to Android

Back in June, Pinterest began rolling out its Buyable Pins on its iOS app, limiting the feature to the service's iPhone and iPad users. Now, nearly half a year later, Pinterest has announced that Buyable Pins are rolling out on Android, giving those on Google's platform the same opportunity to shop within the app. At this point, Pinterest says there are more than 60 million Buyable Pins on its service, so Android users will, at least, have ample pins to explore.

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Signal secure messaging lands on Android, endorsed by Snowden

Signal secure messaging lands on Android, endorsed by Snowden

When it comes to staying away from the prying eyes and eavesdropping ears of spies and hackers, perhaps no one knows better than Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who has spilled it all and is now also trying to stay away from said people's reach. So when he openly endorses on Twitter (yes, he is on Twitter, of all places) WhisperSystem's Signal app, now on Android, then you know, with a bit of confidence but perhaps also a grain of salt, that your text messages and voice calls will be secure and private.

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Facebook’s Local Market is a marketplace in testing

Facebook’s Local Market is a marketplace in testing

Facebook is known to test different features and services that may never see the light of day, so take the appearance of a new local marketplace feature with a grain of salt. Recently, Facebook iPhone users have reported seeing a new feature called "Local Market" which, in some cases, briefly showed up where the Messenger button is typically located. Some screenshots have been taken, and though the feature is limited in functionality, it does show a marketplace split up into individual categories.

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