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Twitter for iOS and Android refines two-factor security, adds gallery view

Twitter for iOS and Android refines two-factor security, adds gallery view

Twitter for iOS and Android has been updated to support better two-factor authentication, a new way of browsing through photos, and the same "social context" functionality launched on the desktop version last week. The new apps further refine the security features initially added back in May, allowing Twitter users to validate their accounts not only by text-messages but through push-messaging that eases the process for international users and those traveling abroad.

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Facebook Story Bumping sifts News Feed for missing gems

Facebook Story Bumping sifts News Feed for missing gems

Facebook has revealed "Story Bumping", a new jolt of intelligence to the News Feed which the social network claims will do better at flagging up older stories friends have posted which it believes you'll still be interested in. Aiming to sift through the masses of links and content heavy Facebook users have to scroll past every day, surfacing articles that may have been missed but which the site's algorithms believe you may be particularly interested in reading, Story Bumping will go live from today.

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Facebook for Android gets Home-style cover feed lock screen

Facebook for Android gets Home-style cover feed lock screen

Facebook for Android has been updated to bring the Facebook Home cover feed over to the main app, where it can now be set as the Android lock screen. The feature, which pulls photos and posts from the user's friends list on Facebook and cycles through them, was previously limited to the Facebook Home app, but is now an option for a select range of Samsung, LG, and HTC devices running the social network's regular app.

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Facebook Embedded Posts spread public posts socially

Facebook Embedded Posts spread public posts socially

Facebook has launched Embedded Posts, allowing public posts on the social network to be included elsewhere online, just as Twitter, Vine, and Instagram already offer. The new feature, which is currently limited to a select number of company pages, along with individual and "Pages" posts, but will eventually be opened up to any publicly-shared company post, supports hashtags, "read more" splits and the ability to Like the source page directly from the embed.

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Views for Google Photo Spheres expands usability with tagged maps

Views for Google Photo Spheres expands usability with tagged maps

When Google first introduced Photo Spheres with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and the Galaxy Nexus, it was already envisioned that there would one day be a way to share these creations both easily and effectively between Android users. These Photo Spheres began to appear in Google+, a fun and rather simple place to share photos. Then game Google Maps integration - suddenly Android users were shaping the way the world was seen through their own Street View-like presentations.

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Facebook TV-style ads tipped to appear by end of 2013

Facebook TV-style ads tipped to appear by end of 2013

With Facebook having gone public not too many months ago, efforts such as the TV-Style Ad sales being reported today aren't as impossible to imagine as they once were. Speaking with Bloomberg today are a set of anonymous sources suggesting that Facebook is close to a deal that would begin selling TV-Style commercials, whatever that may entail, by the end of the year. These ad spots would cost a cool $2.5 million each for a full days' run on the site.

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Twitter updates with direct message syncing

Twitter updates with direct message syncing

Users love when things can be synced across multiple devices, so it should come as a big relief that a Twitter update today now includes syncing of direct messages across multiple devices. The update applies to a slew of platforms: Android, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, the Twitter web interface, and the mobile web app, as well as TweetDeck.

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Facebook Graph Search brings deep search to US today

Facebook Graph Search brings deep search to US today

Facebook Graph Search will begin rolling out to US users from today, offering complex filtering and search features that will allow users to hunt through their friends based on combinations of location, interests, Likes, and more. Announced back in January, Graph Search attempts to let Facebook users pare through their friends lists using complex queries, such as "people who like football and live in Miami", with results coming up based on where users have checked into, what they've liked, where they are, and more.

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The Zero Page Resume

The Zero Page Resume

I'm in a perpetual argument with more than one person over the appropriate length of a resume. I've always believed in the 1-page resume. Most on the other side see 3-pages as a logical limit. They are wrong, of course. The 1-page resume is the perfect size. You never need more than one page explaining who you are. If you think you do, you are overthinking yourself. The resume is not supposed to be a novel about your life, it's supposed to be a book report about the novel about your life. It gets the reader interested in the story, but it doesn't tell you everything or give away the ending.

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Twitter to promote content from brands, promises not to show more ads

Twitter to promote content from brands, promises not to show more ads

Promoted content, sponsored posts, and other forms of advertisements are nothing new on social media websites, but services like Facebook and Twitter are constantly finding new ways to bring advertisements to their sites. Case in point: Twitter announced today that it will begin experimenting with ways to post promoted content from brands without showing more ads than there already are.

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