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Cool new apps: Penultimate, Jam.it, Epic Citadel, Google Play Music, and more

BlackBerry 10 adopters are about to experience the joys of browsing through pages of apps and finding the best options for their new phone and OS. In the mean time, we've got the best apps and updates from the week, including Penultimate…
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Weekly mobile news recap: Winners and losers of Super Bowl week

The Ravens and 49ers meet in the Super Bowl this weekend to determine who is the best team in the league, which means there has to be a winner and a loser. In this week's mobile news recap, we'll take a look at some of the winners and…
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Woman finds biological mother using viral Facebook photo

Utilizing the Facebook share for something more meaningful than trying to earn a new pet, a young woman was finally able to get in touch with her biological parents using the social network.
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This message will self-destruct: Why our digital conversations shouldn’t last forever

Snapchat. Poke. And now Wickr. Self-destructing messages are here to stay. The thing is, they've been around forever. Why has this kind of communication captured our smartphones?
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Good news everyone, face recognition and photo-tagging recommendations on Facebook are back!

Facebook is making use of its Face.com acquisition after fixing some technical difficulties. It started rolling out facial recognition for photos.
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Facebook wants to know how you’re feeling with new, experimental status updates

Facebook was discovered to be testing out an emotive status update, which could help the network gauge your interests in real-time.
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There may be no Facebook Phone, but there is a Facebook Card

Facebook Gifts launched its own gift card program with the Facebook Card, which nips at the heels of existing third-party gift card services like Gyft and Wrapp.
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Facebook still has 76.3 million ‘fake’ users

Despite major success in fighting spam accounts, Facebook still has more than 76 million "fake" user accounts, according to its fourth quarter 2012 earnings report.
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Sift takes your annoying e-commerce emails and turns them into a beautiful catalogue

Sift, the mobile email driven shopping app, has raised a seed round and hired a director of UX to prep its expansion into gamification and social.
Mobile

Facebook killing it in mobile, but sees profits drop 79 percent

Facebook now has more mobile users than desktop users, and its revenue has jumped 40 percent over last year. But it's net income is down 79 percent, causing Wall Street to punish its stock in after-hours trading.
Android Army

Dropbox goes social, adds ‘Documents Preview’ and a feed for photo sharing

Dropbox wants to frebrand itself as a content storage platform, and the client has fittingly added file previews, photo albums, and social photo sharing.
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Just a few examples of how Facebook Graph Search will embarrass you

Be careful of what you publish or like on Facebook, now that just about everything about you can easily be discovered on Facebook's Graph Search.