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500px adds mobile uploads for photographers on the go

500px adds mobile uploads for photographers on the go

Photography sharing site 500px has finally added mobile uploads to its iOS app, answering one of the loudest feature requests among users. The app, billed as a way for professional photographers to showcase their work while on the move, had previously worked in browse-only mode, showing galleries and allowing for comments but no actual new content to be uploaded.

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Snapchat hack sends photos of smoothies to friends list

Snapchat hack sends photos of smoothies to friends list

If you are an avid user of the app Snapchat, you are familiar with hacks and other issue that make the app not so secure. One of the big issues in the past were hacks that allowed people to save the pictures that you sent them indefinitely. If it was something mundane like a shot of your lunch, perhaps not such a big deal. If it was a racy photo of something else, saving it could be a big deal indeed.

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Flappy Bird clones add costly malware risk warn experts

Flappy Bird clones add costly malware risk warn experts

Flappy Bird's creator may have yanked the game out of concern for players' addiction to the hit title, but fake versions may do damage to their wallets instead, with trojan malware flooding the Google Play store. Beleaguered developer Dong Nguyen opted to pull the official downloads of Flappy Bird because the thought of players unable to put down the simple game was giving him sleepless nights. However, its absence opened the gates for clones to take its place, some of which have been found to make unexpected premium charges to monthly smartphone bills.

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Radiohead PolyFauna app takes wild musical walk through Bloom

Radiohead PolyFauna app takes wild musical walk through Bloom

Radiohead has released an experimental app based on the 2011 track Bloom, PolyFauna, mixing together music and jagged computer graphics in what the band says is from "the imagined creatures of our subconscious." Available for iOS and Android, PolyFauna turns a smartphone or tablet into a window on a new world, with moving the device panning around the evolving scenery.

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Path gets iOS 7 relaunch

Path gets iOS 7 relaunch

Private photo sharing service Path has finally updated its app for iOS 7, with a redesigned interface, simplified controls, and broader sharing options to link to other services. Path 3.4 pares back the UI to match the rest of Apple's "flattened" appearance for iOS 7, in addition to adding swipe support to move between messages and the homescreen.

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FiftyThree files trademark over Facebook Paper (but hopes it won’t need it)

FiftyThree files trademark over Facebook Paper (but hopes it won’t need it)

Tensions between Facebook and app developer FiftyThree over use of the name Paper has escalated with news that a new trademark has been filed that could cause headaches for the social network's Flipboard rival. Facebook's decision to dub its new iPhone app Paper, despite FiftyThree having a digital notebook app already on the market, was already leading to suggestions that a trademark battle would commence. Today, though, it's been revealed that FiftyThree attempted to bolster its defenses on the very day Facebook revealed its app.

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