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June 2013 Archive


New Twitter Features in the Works

By Melissa Zhu
Source: TechCrunch

Twitter has hinted it is developing improvements to its social network, including policies to more effectively curb cyberbullying as well as a new “DVR” mode for using Twitter with TV.
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Hallmark TV: Everywhere

By Melissa Zhu
Source: Broadcasting & Cable

Viewers can now watch Hallmark TV not just on their television sets but online as well, with the launch of the channel’s “TV Everywhere” website.
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6.5% of Android Apps Contain Adware

By Melissa Zhu
Source: BGR

A new study reports more than a million Android users in the U.S. have downloaded adware.
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Indie Game Console Ouya Launched

By Melissa Zhu
Source: Yahoo News

With both Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One set to launch later this year, an Android-based console by indie developers has already hit the market, selling out on numerous online sites.
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PS Vita Goes ‘Indie’

By Melissa Zhu
Source: PlayStation Blog

Sony now has an indie games channel in the PlayStation store for PlayStation Vita users.
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Pandora’s In-Car Activations Quadruple

By Melissa Zhu
Source: CNET

Web radio service Pandora hit a record 2.5 million unique activations through automobiles, more than four times the number a year ago.
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Heard 5 Minutes Ago…

By Melissa Zhu
Source: TechCrunch

iOS’s new app, Heard, allows you to record all the sound around your phone in a perpetual five minute self-destructing buffer that you can save and play back.
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Bite-Sized Video War Heats Up With Instagram Addition

By Melissa Zhu
Source: CNN

In what seems to be direct competition with Twitter’s six-second video app, Vine, Instagram has officially launched a free new upgrade that allows users to take and share 15-second short videos.
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Huawei Unveils “World’s Slimmest Smartphone”

By Melissa Zhu
Source: Bloomberg

Thin is in, if Chinese manufacturer Huawei is to be believed. The company has launched what it claims to be the world’s slimmest smartphone.
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Microsoft Caves to Fan Pressure, Reverses DRM Policies

By Melissa Zhu
Source: TIME

Microsoft has decided to reverse some of its controversial digital rights management policies.
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