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Drowning in a deluge of tweets? Twitter’s new Highlights feature cuts down on clutter

Twitter's rolling out a new feature to its Android client called Highlights. It aims to make your timeline more manageable through curation of tweets based on contextual information.

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Droppie social photo app lets you leave images for others to discover

Droppie is a new social networking app that lets users share pictures with new people, simply by "dropping" their pictures in any location. Any Droppie user that encounters a dropped photo can pick it up.

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Facebook’s caller ID app Hello just made ignoring phone calls a whole lot easier

Facebook is launching a caller ID tool for Android called "Hello." The new app from the social media giant is intended to evolve the phone call and improve on the existing caller ID system.

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Brands be gone! Facebook pushes your friends’ posts to the top of your News Feed

Facebook is rolling out some updates to the News Feed that will hopefully result in more relevant posts from your friends showing up in the feed. Posts from brands will be given less priority.

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Vengeful girlfriend sends cheating ex’s Apple devices to a watery grave

An unnamed Japanese woman found out that her boyfriend was cheating on her. Her specified method of revenge? Throw all of his Apple products into a bath and watch it all die. Unsurprisingly, many approved of her methods.

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New app Clear helps you look like a good person, whether you are or not

Ethan Czahor lost his dream job working as the CTO of Jeb Bush's political operations thanks to old tweets. In order to make sure this doesn't happen to you, his new app Clear scours your social media history for offensive content.

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Move over Viber, WhatsApp can make calls now, too

The popular messaging app WhatsApp has just released a voice calling feature for iOS, after having rolled it out on Android a month ago.

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Twitter isn’t afraid of stranger danger anymore, so you can direct message anyone

Twitter has announced that beginning Monday their direct message feature can be used to contact any account regardless of whether the two involved accounts follow each other.

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Pro hacker Chris Roberts banned by United Airlines over tweet

Security firm One World Labs founder Chris Roberts was prevented from making his United flight to San Francisco due to a tweet that referenced the airline's onboard systems. His equipment was confiscated once he landed in Syracuse.

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This politician blamed a naughty iPhone charger for favoriting sexy tweet

This UK politician blamed a third-party iPhone charger for favoriting a pornographic tweet on his account. He called the situation a "technological accident," but bizarrely was still happy to later admit he watched adult content.

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WhatsApp hits 800m active users, could top a billion by year’s end

Messaging app WhatsApp is now used by 800 million people globally, founder Jan Koum said Friday. At its current growth rate, the Facebook-owned cross-platform service looks set to top a billion users by year's end.

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Police officers hilariously use a lost phone to post selfies on Facebook

When a lost iPhone without a passcode activated was handed into a police station in Australia recently, the cops decided to use an unusual method to reunite it with its owner. They posted selfies to her Facebook page.

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Instagram gets strict on nudity and harassment policy, clarifies what is and isn’t

Instagram has revised its community guidelines with stricter language regarding nudity and harassment. While the social network still prohibits them, it clarifies what can and can't be uploaded.

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Fiverr Faces app uses pro artists to illustrate your selfies

Are photo selfies too boring for your social networking reputation? Stand out from the crowd and turn your selfies into illustrations, with the new Faces app from Fiverr. The service employs top illustrators to draw your mug.

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Twitter redesigns its homepage in bid to snag new users

Twitter's introducing a new homepage for the desktop that it hopes will persuade more people to join the microblogging service. While the old page acted simply as a place to login, the new one features lots of real-time Twitter content for non-users to…

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Androiders, you can now livestream, too! Meerkat is available now

Meerkat's had a rough few weeks following the launch of Twitter-owned Periscope, but it's not out of the livestreaming game yet. The plucky startup on Wednesday launched a public beta of its app for Android, beating Periscope to the platform.

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NBA connects international fans with legends and superstars via live Q&A

The NBA will show their fan appreciation for the millions who followed the 2014-2015 regular season with 20 different live Q&A sessions on social media with more than 20 NBA players and legends.

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Artists demand that the NYPD return Edward Snowden bust in a letter from their lawyer

A group of unknown artists placed a bronze bust of NSA leaker Edward Snowden in a Brooklyn park. It was later removed by park officials and the NYPD are investigating who made it. The artists are now demand its return.

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HBO’s not happy about Periscope users livestreaming Game of Thrones

Livestreaming app Periscope may be new, but it's already catching the attention of some of the cable networks. An annoyed HBO, for example, has told the startup to do something about its users streaming the new season of Game of Thrones.

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Rambo the octopus loves taking pictures of visitors with a Sony camera

An octopus in a New Zealand aquarium is taking pictures of visitors with a Sony Cyber-shot camera. Sony created a video of the "octographer" in action to brag about its underwater camera.

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Twitter reportedly telling celebs to ditch Meerkat for Periscope

Having laid down a reported $100m for livestreaming app Periscope, you didn't think Twitter would just sit back and see how it fared against rival Meerkat, did you? A new report suggests it's now taking a very active role in promoting its recent acquisition.

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VueVoyage uses photography to pick world’s best travel destinations

When it comes to virtual travel, it's all about the photography. VueVoyage is a travel-focused social network that curates the world's best destinations based on photos.

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Users are more loyal to BlackBerry Messenger than to any other Android messaging app

A recent report revealed BlackBerry Messenger has a more loyal user base than any other Android messaging service. This report includes apps such as WhatsApp and WeChat, as well as social media apps like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Imgur makes it easy to repost memes with new embed code option

A simple new feature from Imgur makes it fast and easy to repost an image on a blog or website. The new embed code option also properly attributes the photo to its original owner.

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Wait, slow down: Twitter now properly handles the iPhone’s slow-motion video

For far too long, uploading a slow-motion video to Twitter from your iPhone resulted in the clip being played back at normal speed. Now Twitter will play slow-motion video uploaded by iPhone users as it is meant to be seen.

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Comments left on Periscope’s live videos are about to become more friendly

Periscope developers are steadily knocking the live-streaming app into shape, with another update landing Wednesday. This latest one organizes streams better with a new global section, helps to reduce offensive comments, and plenty more besides.

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Facebook has a plan for a Frank Gehry designed, million square foot office block

Facebook is already massive around the world with well over a billion users, and now it wants to get massive in Menlo Park with new office space. It's just opened a brand new Frank Gehry-designed campus there, and has now submitted plans for even more space.

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You can now use Facebook Messenger on your phone’s browser

Facebook sure is making a concerted effort to establish Messenger as a development platform. The social networking giant launched Messenger.com, a web client for chatting with friends.

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Watch this man propose to his girlfriend with a VR headset

See how this man used a Google Cardboard virtual reality headset to help make an amazing, and very memorable, marriage proposal. The whole event was captured on video, and shared for the world to enjoy.

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Snapchat update introduces new emoji system and camera enhancements

Snapchat has updated its app with several new features, including emojis to mark your closest friends and reminders of who needs some love, turning interaction with friends into a virtual sport.

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