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  • LinkedIn revamps its user profiles to help you increase your business contacts

    29 July 2014, 1:44 am by: Jon Russell

    LinkedIn is revamping user profiles on its mobile app, making a big design change as it seeks to help its members, their interests and other details stand out. “Your LinkedIn Profile is your professional identity of record. It’s also the heart of LinkedIn.…
  • Twitter blocks prominent hacker account in Russia following government request

    29 July 2014, 12:31 am by: Jon Russell

    Twitter has blocked a prominent Twitter account in Russia following a government request, just one week after the company denied that it would clamp down on ‘extremist’ accounts in the country. Global Voices reports that the @boltai account, a Russian…
  • Rhapsody expands its music streaming into Latin America and Europe, as it reaches 2m users

    29 July 2014, 12:01 am by: Roberto Baldwin

    Established in 2001, Rhapsody helped start the music streaming business before Spotify, Rdio, the iTunes Store and even the iPod. And while the latest services have been waging a battle of gaining subscribers via ad-supported subscriptions, Rhapsody has…
  • Report: Xiaomi pips Apple to rank 2nd in China’s smartphone sales share, but threatens Samsung…

    28 July 2014, 11:37 pm by: Kaylene Hong

    There’s more evidence of Xiaomi’s rapid growth in popularity in China, despite releasing its first smartphone only in 2011. According to data from a Kantar Worldpanel ComTech report from January to May 2014, Xiaomi unseated Apple from its second place in…
  • Instagram planning to complete HTTPS rollout ‘soon,’ after developer exposes iOS flaw

    28 July 2014, 9:19 pm by: Josh Ong

    Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger has responded to the publication of a potential vulnerability on the app’s iOS version by noting that the company plans to finish upgrading to HTTPS for the entire service “soon.” Developer Stevie Graham went public with…
  • 500px launches Insights for iPhone to help photographers track their stats

    28 July 2014, 7:26 pm by: Jackie Dove

    500px, the photo portfolio website, has launched 500px Insights, a free iPhone companion app that lets you track your stats while on the go. Insights is designed to assist with a variety of research-based photo routines related to your posted 500px…
  • Facebook is killing messaging in its main mobile app and pushing Facebook Messenger

    28 July 2014, 6:07 pm by: Roberto Baldwin

    Facebook is completing the separation of its main social network and its messaging service. If you want to send messages via Facebook on mobile, you’ll need to download the Facebook Messenger app soon. First reported by TechCrunch, this shouldn’t…
  • Leak lets you send nearly anonymous emails to friends, family and enemies

    28 July 2014, 5:26 pm by: Roberto Baldwin

    Leak is a new email service that lets you send messages without disclosing your identity. Because passive aggressive subtweeting and Facebook rants aren’t enough. The service is simple: Type in the email address; choose your relationship (friend, family…
  • Outlook.com for Android gets full offline access and server search

    28 July 2014, 5:14 pm by: Josh Ong

    Microsoft has updated its Android app for the Outlook.com email service, adding the ability to sync your entire email history to your device and search for emails in the cloud. The app’s search feature previously kept track of only the emails downloaded to…
  • Why Internet of Things startups need to shift speed gears to survive the era of Net Neutrality

    28 July 2014, 4:55 pm by: Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly is the chief technology officer of Golgi, a data transport platform that helps developers eliminate the detrimental “spinning wheel” of long loading times for connected devices and mobile apps. The fight over net neutrality will soon be in your…

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