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Instagram embeds arrive for third-party sites

Instagram embeds arrive for third-party sites

It may be hard to believe, but before today, there was no way to embed Instagram content on other websites. However, the social photo-sharing company has finally announced the feature and launched embeds for both photos and videos. This will allow users to show Instagram content on their own website without just having to link to it.

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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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Windows 8.1 going out to OEMs late next month

Windows 8.1 going out to OEMs late next month

Microsoft released a public preview version of Windows 8.1 late last month, and it seems things are going well so far. As a result, it looks like Microsoft is ready to set a date for the final version to be sent out to OEMs. The company is planning to push out a final version of Windows 8.1 to PC makers sometime in "late August."

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Vine for iOS updates with channels, new camera tools, and “revining”

Vine for iOS updates with channels, new camera tools, and “revining”

In what is most likely a response to Instagram's recently-announced video features, Vine has added some hefty new features to its iOS app, including channels, new camera tools, as well as a "revining" feature that lets you share Vines on your own profile, similar to how retweets work.

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BlackBerry 10.2 leaked screenshots reveal quick-reply notifications, WiFi Direct

BlackBerry 10.2 leaked screenshots reveal quick-reply notifications, WiFi Direct

While BlackBerry 10.1 was just rolled out about a month ago, ramblings of version 10.2 are beginning to pop up in the form of leaked screenshots. The revealing screenshots show a few new features, including improved notifications that let you quick-reply to messages and email right from the lock screen, as well as WiFi Direct support.

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HTC One S abandoned: No more Android updates for 2012 phone

HTC One S abandoned: No more Android updates for 2012 phone

While only over just a year old, the HTC One S was quickly overtaken by newer devices, but it remains as one of our favorite mid-range devices. Sadly, HTC has confirmed that the device will no longer be receiving Android updates, officially putting the device in the archives as an obsolete handset.

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Spotify for iPhone updated with Discover and new Now Playing view

Spotify for iPhone updated with Discover and new Now Playing view

Spotify for iPhone received a healthy update today, and it now comes with the music streaming service's new Discover mode that allows the app to recommend new music to you based on your listening preferences and playlists. Furthermore, the app also has a new Now Playing view, as well as a new icon (if the previous icon was looking a little boring on your iPhone home screen).

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Skype for Android gets huge redesign as it blasts past 100m users

Skype for Android gets huge redesign as it blasts past 100m users

Microsoft has already been taking advantage of their buyout with Skype, merging Microsoft accounts to the newly-acquired software, as well as pushing out an all-new design today for Android devices. The redesign takes pages from Windows Phone 8 and gives the Skype for Android app a metro look that compliments the Windows variant.

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PS3 update planned for next week to fix previous v4.45 update

PS3 update planned for next week to fix previous v4.45 update

Earlier this week, Sony pushed out an update to its PlayStation 3 console that ended up causing problems for a handful of users, reporting that their system was essentially bricked and couldn't be played on. Sony quickly and embarrassingly yanked the update before it caused more trouble, and they just reported today that they're pushing out a fixed update later next week.

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Lytro iOS app arrives with WiFi-connected photo sharing

Lytro iOS app arrives with WiFi-connected photo sharing

The Lytro miniature camera just received a fairly significant update today. The company just outed an accompanying iOS app that allows you to share the photos taken on a Lytro with your iOS device. From there, you can do all sorts of stuff that iOS will allow you to do, such as upload it to your Photo Stream or share it with a friend, as well as upload the photos to Lytro's website.

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Feedly Cloud arrives bringing standalone Google Reader replacement

Feedly Cloud arrives bringing standalone Google Reader replacement

Up until now, Feedly was merely just an extension of Google Reader, rather than a dedicated web app. However, with the introduction of Feedly Cloud, the service is now completely standalone, and users will be able to easily merge their Google Reader data to Feedly and completely forget about Google Reader while they're at it.

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Google Street View updates with over 1,000 new locations

Google Street View updates with over 1,000 new locations

Google announced a huge update for its Street View feature in Google Maps. Over a thousand new locations around the world are getting Street View imagery for the first time, including parts of Asia, Europe, Latin America, Canada, and the US. Singapore, specifically was given a fairly large addition, allowing users to explore more of the city and its various hot spots.

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