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Apple Maps, ITunes Radio Flourish Despite Critics By Clip Syndicate Apple’s two big efforts to push aside some of the most popular mobile apps in maps and music have taken a drubbing from critics, but new data from Comscore show just how successful they’ve been. More than 42 million people used Apple Maps in the three months ended in June, compared to 64 million using Google. And iTunes Radio, the Pandora clone that’s seen few improvements since it arrived last year, had almost 41 million U.S. users compared to Pandora’s 69 million. Among all U.S. ...Read More »
Report: Tumblr Is Growing, But Not Helping Yahoo's Bottom Line By Clip Syndicate Yahoo does not have a traffic problem. Neither does Tumblr . Yahoo does have an ad problem, though — and it's not clear whether Tumblr can do much to fix that. Those are the takeaways from a new report from eMarketer in its first forecast of Tumblr's users and advertising prospects. Martin Utreras, senior forecasting analyst at eMarketer, wrote in the press release, because Tumblr's user base is not directly correlated with ad views, slowing growth is not a bell tolling for Yahoo's demise.

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LTG Exam Prep Platform Raises $3M In Series A Round To Develop SAT, More Test Apps By Clip Syndicate Whether it’s the SAT or the GMAT, studying for standardized tests hasn’t changed a great deal. But as more and more people spend time on the internet through their mobile devices, LTG Exam Prep Platform, a startup out of MIT, believes the most effective way to study for standardized tests is through these devices we carry around everywhere. The Boston-based company, founded in 2012 with its iOS app, launched its Android app last week and just raised $3 million. ...Read More »
Majority Of Digital Media Consumption Now Takes Place In Mobile Apps By Clip Syndicate According to a new study released by comScore Thursday morning, U.S. users are now spending the majority of their time consuming digital media within mobile applications. That means mobile apps, including the number 1 most popular app Facebook, eat up more of our time than desktop usage or mobile web surfing, accounting for 52% of the time spent using digital media. ...Read More »
Storytelling App Steller Becomes More Of A Social Network By Clip Syndicate A beautifully designed mobile storytelling app Steller was introduced earlier this year to deliver on a simple premise: that our smartphones can do more than serve as our cameras or a quick way to post images to social networks like Facebook or Instagram, they’re also capable of being creative devices. ...Read More »
Tech Trends- Internet Addition Boot Camp 08-21-14 By Clip Syndicate the biggest shifts in technology, software and devices that affect our lives. like their peers around the world, many teens in china are hooked on the internet. some worried parents are sending their children to so-called "boot camps" -- which use military-style methods to help the teens kick the habit. david mckenzie reports new wangkang, near jinan, looks like a typical school in china big on team spiritand martial arts displays ... "so it may look like fun and games...but parents will commitforce their kids to this facility for four to six months to break their internet addiction." teenagers like jiang zhe are the 'addicts' he says his mother lied to him when he cametelling him it was summer camp.then they locked him away. "when i first came here i thought about escaping says jiang but this place is tightly controlled so there is no escape." at wangkang, they use ex-military instructors who focus on drilling and discipline. no talking is allowed at mealtimes. no cell phones. no phone calls. no contact with family. they are completely cut off. to stop the temptation. jiang's mother z affect our lives. laurie welcome back that i now seven thirty not like their peers around the world many teens in china are looked on the internet some were in parents are sending their children to so-called boat can switch use military style methods to help them kicknew wangkang, ner jinan, looks like a typical school in china big on team spiritand martial arts displays ... "so it may look like fun and games...but parents will commitforce their kids to this facility for four to six months to break their internet addiction." teenagers like jiang zhe are the 'addicts' he says his mother lied to him when he cametelling him it was summer camp.then they locked him away. "when i first came here i thought about escaping says jiang but this place is tightly controlled so there is no escape." at wangkang, they use ex-military instructors who focus on drilling and discipline. no talking is allowed at mealtimes. no cell phones. no phone calls. no contact with family. they are completely cut off. to stop the temptation. jiang's mother unplugged his computer and beat to get him to stop, he says, but nothing worked. so his mother spent 1,000 dollars, not a small sum in china, to and beat to get him to stop, he says, but nothing worked. so his mother spent 1,000 dollars, not a small sum in china, to send him here. "yes, i was truly addicted to the internet he says after a while it was like falling in love." the love affair started in internet arcades like this. where teenagers can spend hours-even days. playing internet games. chinese authorities claim internet addiction pollutes the mind and causes 70 percent of juvenile crime. they've even classified it a mental disorder. so hundreds of addiction boot camps have sprung up across china and many of them are brutal. earlier this year state media says a teenage girl was beaten to death because she didn't ask permission to go to the bathroom. this boy was strapped to a pull-up bar for six hours. at wangkang they blame the abuse on illegal facilities. and they say using one on one therapy to connect. jiang's therapist says that for the first month, they mostly cry. "before they came here they were quite happy with the internet world she says and when they come here they are bitterly separated from that world and this dramatic difference is what causes them great pain." their aim is to break them down and once they give up all hope of being let out she says they start to change. like everyone here, jiang hasn't been told when or even if he will ever leave. but he says he is ready. he says four months locked away in internet rehab is enough to kill his internet habit. david mckenzie cnn, jinan. who says there's no crying in baseball? a few baseball fans shed a tear or two after the coach of the rhode island team and his young crew were eliminated from the little league world series. david belisle's team tried to console his players after losing a close game monday night to chicago. he kneeled before them and told them they should be proud of their effort and if there were going to be any tears, it would be because it would be the last time he'd be coaching them. let's listen in ... .....you want to know why, they like fighters one youtube video of the speech had more than 350-thousand views by yesterday morning. we want to remind you to "like" the wdef ...Read More »
Google Glass Update Brings Access To All Your Phone Contacts By Clip Syndicate Google has updated its Glass software, letting you access all of your phone's contacts (as opposed to only 10) on Glass. The top 20 contacts are now available by voice, while the rest can be accessed by swiping. Other changes include a new way to choose how you message a contact — tap one, and you can switch between an email, SMS or Hangouts. Android users will be able to use this new functionality as soon as they get the latest Glass update. ...Read More »
Skype Will Make Itself Less Noisy Thanks To New, Smarter Chat Notifications By Clip Syndicate Skype this morning announced a change to the way its notifications will function, designed to keep the app from annoying you with beeps and buzzes across all your devices. These new smart notifications will instead only be sent to the device you’re actually using at the time, says the company, while your other devices, including PCs, tablets or smartphones, will remain silent. Chat history, meanwhile, the company says, will continue to sync across devices. ...Read More »
Snapchat In Talks To Expand Services: WSJ By Clip Syndicate The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, Snapchat Inc, developer of a mobile app that lets users send messages that disappear within seconds, might expand its service to videos, news articles and advertisements. The Journal reported, citing sources, the California-based company is in talks with advertisers and media companies about a service called Snapchat Discovery. The Journal quoted the sources as saying, Snapchat Discovery, rumored to debut in November, will show content and ads to Snapchat users. The Journal said, at least a dozen media companies have shown interest in providing content for Snapchat Discovery.

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Google Brings One Of Android’s Coolest Camera Tricks To The IPhone By Clip Syndicate Google has just added a great new app for iOS users to download that will let you take cool panoramic 360-degree photos and even post them on Google Maps to boot. The new Photo Sphere Camera app gives iPhone users the same cool panoramic video feature that Google first brought to Android phones back in 2012. In addition to the aforementioned 360-degree panoramic shots, the app will also let iPhone users “add your photo spheres to Google Maps to help others explore the world and make more informed travel decisions,” which definitely sounds like a pretty cool way to share places you’ve been. The app is free to download and has been optimized for the iPhone 5’s size, although you can still use it on the iPhone 4S if you have iOS 7 installed onto the device.

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