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Studies show how we use Twitter, Reddit and communication apps in our relationships

It’s Valentine’s Day, which means tweeting, posting and sending messages about our feelings for others. How we use communication channels like Twitter, Reddit and messaging apps reveals a lot about our relationships, according to three…
Mobile

Broken heart? These apps will help you erase and block your ex from your digital life

Break-ups have happened to the best of us - and so has the ensuing torture of seeing the ex all over our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. If the lure of texting or calling them has become too much, and one more status update from…
Music

How to make the perfect virtual mixtape for any occasion

Tapely, a free online music platform, allows you to make and share your own virtual mixtapes. Digital Trends will tell you how to use it to make the perfect mixtape for any occasion.
Social Media

Pinterest makes a push into ecommerce with “Buy” button

Utilizing the massive quantity of visual content generated by 70 million users, Pinterest is working on launching a purchasing function that would allows users to buy items that have been pinned on the site.
Mobile

Facebook lets you decide who will get your account after your death

Facebook now lets you decide who will manage your account after your death. Once your account has been memorialized, the legacy contact will be able to post info on memorial services and more.
Social Media

Twitter acquires Niche, a service that connects social media stars with brands

Niche is a New York-based startup that drums up business by connecting social media stars with major brands to create sponsored content. And Twitter's just acquired it.
Social Media

Teen gets fired on Twitter after cursing about her new job

Yet another example of publishing far too much on social media channels, a Texas girl was fired recently after using Twitter to publicly post a negative opinion about a job that she hadn't even started yet.
Mobile

Newsweek’s Twitter account hack sent threats to the Obama family

Cyber Caliphate, a group of alleged ISIS supporters, compromised Newsweek's Twitter account and posted some disturbing messages, including threats to the Obama family.
Mobile

Museums say no to selfie sticks in bid to protect exhibits (and humans)

An increasing number of museums across the U.S. are banning selfie sticks in an effort to protect exhibits from reckless handlers of the smartphone-wielding device.
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ScreenPop uses Android lock screen as huge canvas for photo messages

ScreenPop is a new photo messaging app for Android that uses the lock screen as a place to share content. Photos can be tagged with emojis, captions, and doodles – giving users a unique way to send images to one another.
Mobile

Teen charged with murder after Snapchat selfie with victim surfaces

A teenager was charged with murder after he sent a Snapchat selfie of himself next to the dead victim to a friend. The disappearing Snapchat was preserved in a screenshot and shown to the police.
Social Media

Twitter reports slow user growth but points finger at iOS 8

Twitter reported its smallest user growth ever on Thursday. Q4 saw its user base increase by just 4 million to 288 million, though the company said issues with iOS 8 were partly to blame.