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Tip of the Day: How to Remove Your Location From Instagram Photos

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I love Instagram because of it's fun visual nature. I can scroll through my friend's pictures, quickly double-tap to like, and even leave a comment if I want to. What I don't love about Instagram is how easy it is to accidentally add location information (longitude and latitude of the device you're posting from) to your photos, which can be dangerous—especially for teens who are using the social media network. Here's how to remove your location from Instagram photos. 



Tip of the Day: How to Add a Comment in Pinterest

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There are several reasons why you might want to edit a pin description. Maybe you'd like to add your comments about a recipe, mention another way to do a step in the DIY project that you found easier, or even just make a note for yourself that you have already tried that pin. The reasons are plentiful. Here's how to edit a pin description in Pinterest. 



Tip of the Day: How to Save an Article to Read Later on Facebook

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Facebook is a great way to keep up on news and videos that your family and friends share. The problem is time. There’s never enough time to read everything you’d like to, and honestly, it’s not easy to find those articles again. I’ve seen people share articles they want to read later, but that can clutter your timeline and annoy your friends. Facebook recently added a save feature that makes it easy to save those and go back to them later, when you have the time. 



iPhone Life Blogger's Choice Awards: Best Apps of 2014

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We know you've come to rely on the bloggers at iPhoneLife.com for helpful reviews of all the best offerings in the App Store. With over 1 million apps for your iPhone and over 475,000 apps for your iPad, deciding which apps to download can be overwhelming. That's why we asked all of our bloggers to vote for their favorite apps released or updated in 2014. Here are their top two apps in each of six categories!



Discover the Hottest Twitter Trends, Mentions, and Photos in Your Area Through Zoom Social

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For an entrepreneur, data from social media sites can be a gold mine as they can present unlimited opportunities if the information tapped is handled efficiently and effectively. But this data can most often be overwhelming especially to the untrained eye. Whether you want to know what’s hot and what’s not for business or simply out of sheer curiosity, the new free app named Zoom Social can deliver these straight to your hands in a neat little package, ready to be devoured as needed.



Run a Bar or Restaurant? Jon Taffer to the Rescue with BarHQ!

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I have a good job. I get to review apps and accessories, often before they hit the market. But today that good job is a great job, as I had the opportunity to interview Jon Taffer, host of two of my favorite shows, Spike TV's Bar Rescue and Hungry Investors. Unlike most "reality" TV shows, Taffer's programs are truly real (although condensed for practical purposes) examples of bars and restaurants that need help, and get it, from one of the industry's most renown experts. Jon walked me through how the unscripted shows are produced, without his meeting any of the players in advance. The one thing we don't see is his crew of more than fifty working in parallel to rebuild each bar from the inside out, in less than five days. But this interview wasn't just about his TV shows.



LiveJournal Asks Are You Stan Lee's Biggest Fan?

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If you're a fan of comics and/or superhero movies, you owe a lot to Stan Lee. Lee is the creative genius behind most of the Marvel superheroes like Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Hulk, and the Fantastic Four. All of which have contributed greatly to Hollywood's bottom line lately, and the U.S. Economy for that matter. Marvel may be owned by Disney now, but the nonagenarian (I had to look up what a 91-year-old is called!) isn't slowing down. He just held his annual Stan Lee's Comikaze (put on with Elvira) and I had a front row seat. Still full of energy and enthusiasm, Mr. Lee launched his new blog site and a contest, in partnership with LiveJournal. 



IGNIGHT, LLC LAUNCHES NEW NIGHTLIFE COORDINATION AND SOCIAL NETWORKING APPLICATION

IGNIGHT, LLC LAUNCHES NEW NIGHTLIFE COORDINATION AND SOCIAL NETWORKING APPLICATION

CHICAGO, Illinois, November 4, 2014 – Today, IgNight, LLC released the IgNight mobile application for iOS (Android availability is expected in the coming days), which will be available in the Apple App Store in the next 24 hours. Its mission is to facilitate the coordination of, and connect, venue-goers that have similar nightlife interests but no social relationship or effective communication medium.


Phone-to-Phone Chatting App NearZone Uses Bluetooth to Keep Subway Commuters Connected

Phone-to-Phone Chatting App NearZone Uses Bluetooth to Keep Subway Commuters Connected

In large metropolitan sprawls like New York City and Tokyo, the mass transit system is the true lifeline of the city.

Until recently, connecting with individuals across subways platforms and stations meant making a physical phone call. Now commuters are able to stay in contact more quickly and effortlessly by using apps like NearZone and DisasterTALK, a phone-to-phone service that works even when there’s no Internet signal.

NearZone utilizes the base transmitters and receivers in phones to ping messages across an anonymous and private network, connecting iPhone users through a fast and reliable service. Bluetooth technology allows for such contact even outside of a Wi-Fi network.


Phone-to-Phone Chatting App NearZone Uses Bluetooth to Keep Subway Commuters Connected

Phone-to-Phone Chatting App NearZone Uses Bluetooth to Keep Subway Commuters Connected

In large metropolitan sprawls like New York City and Tokyo, the mass transit system is the true lifeline of the city.

Until recently, connecting with individuals across subways platforms and stations meant making a physical phone call. Now commuters are able to stay in contact more quickly and effortlessly by using apps like NearZone and DisasterTALK, a phone-to-phone service that works even when there’s no Internet signal.

NearZone utilizes the base transmitters and receivers in phones to ping messages across an anonymous and private network, connecting iPhone users through a fast and reliable service. Bluetooth technology allows for such contact even outside of a Wi-Fi network.


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