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Snoop on Competitors’ Online Deals With This App

Market researchers everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief. A new app called Perch, by developers Closely, lets small businesses monitor and track the online activity of their competitors — essentially, giving them a digital birds-eye view of their immediate competitive landscape. Perch collects Facebook posts, tweets and pins from local competition. Then, every update …

Data-Driven Design: The Story Behind a Simple How-To App

Many apps come with what’s called an “onboarding process.” Sometimes the onboarding is comprised of slides you scroll through to learn what the app is and what it can do for you. Other times, you actually explore features first-hand before you’re able to use the app “for real.” As an app that allows users to …

6 Apps You Don’t Want To Miss

6 Apps You Don’t Want To Miss (11/3/2012) Pandora Pandora updated its mobile app this week, finally bringing features available in the web version of the service to mobile. The biggest update to the iPhone and Android apps since launch, the updated app makes it easier to access different stations, rename stations you’ve already created, …

Is This Tumblr’s New Photo-Rich Redesign?

Social blogging platform Tumblr revealed a new homepage look for some of its users on Thursday with a photo-rich design very reminiscent of its new sister site Flickr Tumblr — which typically features a basic log-in page (pictured below) — now shows a new photo every time you visit the site. Photos range from landscapes …

Anonymous Blogging App Secret Produces Its First Viral Hoax

Image: Flickr, Val.Pearl Information not meant for public consumption is powerful, which is why the English language evolved a word for such content: secret. The app of the same name — Secret — put that on display earlier on Thursday after a post to the anonymous social network asserted that popular note-taking application Evernote was …

Detained McAfee Posts Bizarre Blog from Guatemalan Jail

John McAfee, the founder of anti-virus security firm McAfee who is currently detained as a murder suspect, is now blogging from a jail cell in Guatemala. McAfee was arrested on Wednesday night after illegally entering Guatemala from Belize. He has been on the run since last month to evade police in Belize who consider him …

Twitter Search Gets Smarter, Adds Autocomplete

In the age of Google Instant, where we expect search results to complete themselves before we’re done typing, Twitter’s search feature has long seemed a little slow and dumb. Can’t it guess at what search term or person you’re looking for? Can’t it autocorrect your spelling? Can’t it just search among the tweets of people …

New Twitter App for Android Tablets Launches On Samsung Note

Twitter announced an app specifically built for Android tablets on Thursday. The microblogging site has long had an Android app available to tablet owners, but the new app is the first designed for the larger screen and built specifically with the tablet experience in mind, according to a Twitter blog post. Users will still find …
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