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Skype to end all third-party app activity in December

Skype to end all third-party app activity in December

Skype will no longer support third-party desktop application development beginning in December, the company has announced. This includes all recording, broadcasting, and other kinds of apps, but it also includes third-party hardware such as headphones with on-board call controls. Skype is offering no exceptions to the rule, as far as SlashGear can tell, and its official replacement offerings are slim to none.

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AudioBox.fm streaming media aggregator upgraded for iOS 7

AudioBox.fm streaming media aggregator upgraded for iOS 7

AudioBox.fm, the streaming media aggregator that combines SkyDrive, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and other streaming media services under one roof--along with the files on your hard drive and those you upload to the AudioBox cloud--has been rebuilt from the ground up for iOS 7. The app includes some new ways to stream your music from multiple sources in addition to deeper integration with the new iOS Control Center. The company is also working on an API that lets developers build their own interface on top of AudioBox's underlying streaming technology.

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Ingress beta open to all: Google’s game sticks with Android

Ingress beta open to all: Google’s game sticks with Android

This week the folks at Google and Niantic have released their cages from the "closed beta" edition of Ingress to allow this augmented reality game to all. The game remains in "beta" mode, though we're essentially seeing the entirety of this environment's gameplay live right this minute. This game will be available to iOS users in the future, but for the time being - it's all about Android.

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Momentage combines multimedia shares into single posts

Momentage combines multimedia shares into single posts

Momentage, a new multimedia sharing app and social network, officially launched last week. The app lets you snap photos, shoot videos, add sound clips, write descriptions, and arrange it all as "moments" which you can quickly share to the Momentage network, Twitter, and Facebook. Shared moments take the form of media collages which can be viewed in-app or on the Web.

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Kevo unlocks your front door with a touch and an app

Kevo unlocks your front door with a touch and an app

Kwikset, the hardware company specializing in door locks, has started shipping Kevo, a deadbolt-and-app product that lets you open your front door with a touch. Once the deadbolt is installed on your door and the app is installed on your device, you can simply touch any part of the round metal deadbolt casing to open your door. The lock detects the presence of your Kevo-enabled device via Bluetooth and it unlocks. You can also unlock it with a regular door key.

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ConnecTV second-screen TV companion app adds 6-second clip-and-share functionality

ConnecTV second-screen TV companion app adds 6-second clip-and-share functionality

ConnecTV, the second-screen app that syncs to whatever you're watching on TV for an information-rich, social sharing experience, is today rolling out a new feature that lets you select 6-second clips and share them via Twitter, Facebook, and email. The Vine- and Instagram-like clipping feature automatically loads the previous two minutes of the program and lets you swipe to cue to the moment you want to share. The update represents a major addition to the app and brings it more in line with the industry trend of TV- and device-pairing.

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