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Spotify sees rapid growth following free streaming launch

Spotify sees rapid growth following free streaming launch

On December 11, Spotify opened the doors to a gaggle of mobile users by allowing free mobile streaming in exchange for advertisements and some limitations. Now, a week later, the numbers show the benefits of such a business move: mobile users growth has skyrocketed for the service, with downloads increasing by a factor of four over the course of the first week. The announcement was made by Spotify yesterday in a statement.

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MyGlass for iOS released (again) but lacks iMessage support

MyGlass for iOS released (again) but lacks iMessage support

Google has released the MyGlass for iOS app, giving iPhone users the same navigation and other functionality with the Glass headset as their Android counterparts have, after prematurely setting it wild earlier in the week. Whereas iPhone users would previously have to use the web-based interface to adjust their Glass settings, and did not get the same turn-by-turn directions support as with Android phones, the new app allows the wearable to access the iOS smartphone's GPS among other things.

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Snooperscope is a night vision camera for your smartphone, hits Kickstarter goal

Snooperscope is a night vision camera for your smartphone, hits Kickstarter goal

Soon joining the likes of olloclip's Macro 3-in-1 iPhone clip-on lens and similar products will be the Snooperscope, a night vision camera that attaches to the back of one's handset and offers recording in a no-light environment. The Snooperscope is being funded on Kickstarter, where it's funding campaign has hit and exceeded its goal. Mass distribution is planned for June 2014.

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Pebble appstore to bring second life to smartwatch ecosystem

Pebble appstore to bring second life to smartwatch ecosystem

The first big update to the Pebble ecosystem is about to hit inside early 2014 in the form of the Pebble appstore. This portal for Pebble apps and companion apps will allow users to make the most of the launch of Pebble's SDK 2.0. This second wave of software will push forth apps that work with Javascript, Accelerometer data, Data Logging, and Persistent Storage - only available to those intrepid enough to dive into the beta release of Pebble 2.0 late this 2013.

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Google Glass MyGlass iPhone app appears [Update: Pulled]

Google Glass MyGlass iPhone app appears [Update: Pulled]

Today Google has successfully pushed the MyGlass app for Google Glass to the iTunes App Store. This app allows full functionality to be activated for the wearable headset on an iPhone where only browser-based controls were available before. This release ushers in the first full software support suite for Apple's devices, starting with the iPhone - this app is not yet optimized for the iPad, but it certainly will work.

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iTunes and App Store Best of 2013

iTunes and App Store Best of 2013

With the end of 2013 closing in, Apple's annual App Store and iTunes numbers are in, and among them we find an eclectic mix of apps, albums, movies, books, and other varied content categories. Not surprisingly, "Candy Crush" topped the free iPhone apps chart, beating out Google's YouTube app and similar, while Macklemore makes a double appearance on the music charts, Gravity trumps all other movies, and Happy Tree Friends takes top slot in the podcast category. Read on to find out what other content took 2013 by storm.

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Amazon reportedly acquires startup Gopago amidst “ambitious” project

Amazon reportedly acquires startup Gopago amidst “ambitious” project

A couple of Italian newspapers are reporting that Amazon acquired a mobile payment startup, Gopago, something reportedly taking place amidst work on an "ambitious project". What this project is wasn't detailed, but it reportedly is the basis for Amazon's interest in Gopago -- namely, in the startup's technology. Amazon and Gopago haven't announced the business move, but it seems founder Vincenzo Di Nicola has spoken with Italian newspaper Repubblica.

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BackPeddle app limits content sharing with an expiration date

BackPeddle app limits content sharing with an expiration date

A lot of people, especially parents, don’t like the fact that any content they or their kids post on traditional social media sites can be hard to remove if needed. You can delete pics from a Facebook profile you own, but it can be difficult to remove any shares of the photos by other users. A new social media sharing app has launched called BackPeddle that is aimed at people that want control over their content.

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