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Facebook Places on the iPad

Facebook - PlacesI'm in the middle of writing a couple of books about social media, and I'm up on Facebook almost all the time. It's an incredibly feature-rich environment—so much so, that it's almost impossible to describe it all in a book, let alone a 700 word article. In this edition of Social Media Report, I'm going to focus on one specific feature of Facebook—Places. If you want a thorough understanding of Places, take a look at Facebook's description (facebook.com/places) or check out my new book (see my author's bio).



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An Upgrade to ShapeEffects 3.0 Hits the App Store - Release Info

An Upgrade to ShapeEffects 3.0 Hits the App Store - Release Info

Independent developer, Scott Gruber, today made a major apgrade to ShapeEffects for iPad to version 3.0. This app has exploded into something phenomenal. With over 20 new features including Project Workflow, over 150 Backgrounds, over 500 Pieces of ClipArt, text, Printing via Airprint, email to name a few. This is a must buy. Don't forget to grab this app before the special pricing goes away.

New Features in version 3.0:
* Project Workflow : Create, Save, Open, Delete Projects
* Backgrounds : There are 160 awesome Backgrounds included.
* ClipArt : Over 500 pieces of upscale clipart, and growing.
* Text: Add text using any of the over 100 included Fonts available.
* Change Text Color and Shadow Color too.
* Printing supported via AirPrint
* Email your creations


FRIENDLY FOR FACEBOOK SURPASSES 3 MILLION ACTIVE USERS AND ANNOUNCES NEW SOCIAL AND iPAD 2 FEATURES

FRIENDLY FOR FACEBOOK SURPASSES 3 MILLION ACTIVE USERS AND ANNOUNCES NEW SOCIAL AND iPAD 2 FEATURES

iTunes #1 Social Networking App for iPad Maintains Strong Adoption with Users Who Spend Over 1 Billion Minutes per Month Browsing Facebook


Press Release - BirdEyes : a Double Take on Twitter Photography

Press Release - BirdEyes : a Double Take on Twitter Photography

MONTREAL, March 17th, 2011. Pumax is proud to unveil today its latest iOS application. BirdEyes, a new take on sharing pictures through Twitter.

BirdEyes, available on the App Store, takes your pictures and shares them on Twitter in a matter of seconds. BirdEyes allows owners of iPad 2, iPod Touch 4g and iPhone 4 to use their front facing camera, simultaneously taking two pictures instead of one, sharing what they are seeing and who they are.

Whether you’re sharing the mouth watering selection of a newfound bistro’s menu, taking a live photo tweet of you and the crowd at a concert or the smile of some friends at a local café, BirdEyes shares the magic twofold. Now you can have a side by side shot of the Twitterer and... well, Twittee.


Opinionaided -- free app for getting opinions from others

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One of the neat things about the Internet and social networking is the opportunity to get real-time responses to requests via services such as Twitter and Facebook. Opinionaided (free) has jumped into this arena and has become quite popular, in part because it's easy to use and addicting. In a recent weekend they had 4 million responses to 65,000 questions or requests. Opinionaided will return around 12 answers to your question in a few minutes.



Aftermath of Skype-Fring Split: Comparison of Int’l Calling Rates to Mobile lines

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In the aftermath of the Skype-Fring split in July last year, Skype has finally caught up with Fring’s smartphone video-call capability by introducing its own.



Show off your creativity using Ringtones Uncensored & win prizes!

Show off your creativity using Ringtones Uncensored & win prizes!

Over two million ringtones have been created using our AutoRingtone service and family of apps! As our gift, we're offering a FREE iPad & other prizes for the best ringtones created using our apps! Make a ringtone using AutoRingtone or Ringtones Uncensored, etc., then login at www.AutoRingtone.com and follow the directions to submit a ringtone. If we use your example in our print ad, you win an iPad! If we use it in a web ad, choose an iTunes gift card, iPhone case, charger or earbuds!

Here are some examples, which should be easy to beat:

FANFARE + BritishMan: "Attention Steve, the President is calling. He needs your advice. Again."

POLICESIREN + JerseyGirl: "Mister Smith, this is the Police. Your son gets one phone call. This is it."


Skype 3.0 for iPhone -- free app adds video calling

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Version 3.0 of Skype (free) just came out yesterday and now offers video calling over both WiFi and 3G. Skype has long been the most widely used service for Internet telephony, and now you can use the iPhone 4 front-facing camera to conduct video calls. You can read a great hands-on review on the PCmag.com website. The quality is reportedly quite good, even over 3G. And you can call cross-platform, even to PC users. 



Get Kik'd Into Gear This Holiday!

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            As an iPhone user, have you ever wondered what its like to BBM?  Well, whether you have or haven’t, “kik” is an application that allows you to have that experience.  Rising in popularity among iPhone users in my circle, kik has its advantages. 

            Instead of having a pin, one operates kik under a username.  Upon downloading kik, the application prompts the user to create a username that they will not forget and that is easy to share with friends, family, coworkers and the like.  Once doing so, you are ready to go. 



HootSuite Finally Comes To The iPad!

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HootSuite is now my new best friend when it comes to Twitter applications. The interface is clean and easy to understand and I can manage all my social networking sites in one app. I have been using HootSuite (free) on my iPod Touch and online for some time but couldn't take using it on my iPad in the iPhone mode......but no more. They just came out with an iPad rewrite that is glorious.



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