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Skype 5.0 for iPhone Released, with New Interface and Speed That's 5 Times Faster

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Skype for iPhone 5.0 (free) was released Wednesday, and according to the Skype website, it has a new look and much faster speed. New features include the ability to send messages to people who are offline. The redesign gives in an appearance smilar to that on Windows Phone and Android devices. The app has been rewritten from the ground up. Here's how Skype describes this new version:



FIRST CROSS-PLATFORM MMO AND VIRTUAL WORLD FOR TWEENS DELIVERS CONTINUOUS GAMEPLAY BETWEEN WEB AND MOBILE

FIRST CROSS-PLATFORM MMO AND VIRTUAL WORLD FOR TWEENS DELIVERS CONTINUOUS GAMEPLAY  BETWEEN WEB AND MOBILE

MONTREAL (Quebec) – Woozworld Inc. today announced that Woozworld, the largest virtual social network for tweens with over 25 million registered users, is now available as an app, making it accessible with an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 7. This makes Woozworld the first social MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) community to offer a full cross-platform experience with continuous gameplay between desktop and mobile devices.


Foursquare Launches the Friend-Focused Swarm App

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The Foursquare team hinted at impending changes to their check-in app back in early May. The resulting app, called Swarm, provides a quick and easy way to check in with friends who are nearby.



Talenty, Founded By a 17-year-old, Provides the Chance to be Discovered

Talenty, Founded By a 17-year-old, Provides the Chance to be Discovered

Antwerp, Belgium - Talenty, the brainchild of 17-year-old Sacha Nasan, provides a potential launching pad for people with talents of all types

When 17-year-old Sacha Nasan realized international superstar Justin Bieber had been discovered as the result of a YouTube video, he took it as an opportunity to harness the power of social media to help people around the globe gain recognition and even discovery for their unique talents. Thus, Talenty was born.

Talenty, a mobile app now available for download in the Apple iTunes store, gives people the ability to showcase their talents, whatever they may be - from singing, to dancing and anything in between. Users create and share their own unique videos for the world to see.


App Provides the Chance to be Discovered

App Provides the Chance to be Discovered

Antwerp, Belgium - Talenty, the brainchild of 17-year-old Sacha Nasan, provides a potential launching pad for people with talents of all types

When 17-year-old Sacha Nasan realized international superstar Justin Bieber had been discovered as the result of a YouTube video, he took it as an opportunity to harness the power of social media to help people around the globe gain recognition and even discovery for their unique talents. Thus, Talenty was born.

Talenty, a mobile app now available for download in the Apple iTunes store, gives people the ability to showcase their talents, whatever they may be - from singing, to dancing and anything in between. Users create and share their own unique videos for the world to see.


New Free Facebook App Paper Now Available

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A new app from Facebook called Paper - stories from Facebook (free) is now available in the App Store. You can read more detail about this app and see a demo video in a previous post. The app offers the same sort of immersive experience as the popular Flipboard app, with an attractively designed presentation of your newsfeed. It also offers news on a wide range of your favorite topics taken from the news media.



Revel Builds Upon Tinder to Gamify Dating

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With the proliferation of mobile apps, there seems to be two growing trends—mobile dating and photo or video sharing.

In fact, a recent report by Pew Research Center shows that 7% of cell phone apps users (representing 3% of all adults) say that they have used a dating app on their cell phone. Two-thirds (66%) of online daters have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or app, and nearly a quarter (23%) of online daters say they have met a spouse or long term partner through these sites.



Petcial - An innovative social network for pet lovers and pets

Petcial - An innovative social network for pet lovers and pets

Petcial mobile app was developed exclusively with dog lovers in mind by the same team that developed www.petcial.com – an innovative social network for pet lovers and pets.

What’s so special about Petcial? Well, the most popular social network prohibits users to create profile for their furry friends. Here’s where Petcial comes into play: it allows users to create a profile for their pets, share photos/videos, mark and celebrate the most important events of their life, find potential playmates in seconds. Create an eye-catching profile for you and your pet(s) and show the world how much you love each other.


Appy Xmas iOS App - Post a Festive Song to Facebook & Twitter Friends

Appy Xmas iOS App - Post a Festive Song to Facebook & Twitter Friends

The new festive app from BoxTree Media Ltd is available only throughout December. Everyone posts pictures and text messages to their Facebook friends, but Appy Xmas lets you post a festive song to both your Facebook and Twitter friends. With Songs for Christmas and, of course, Auld Lang Syne for New Year, it's a really unique way to send a special wish through your favourite social media sites. Available for download in December, get your copy of Appy Xmas from the App Store at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/appy-xmas/id744291082

Danny Rhodes, Creative Director for BoxTree Media, has been a singer by trade, for the last few years and has sung internationally. He said "We wanted to use my singing background to make the app really unique".


Top 3 App Deals of the Week

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As new iOS apps flood the App Store every day — recently topping 1,000,000 — we know it’s tough to tell which ones are worth their salt. But thanks to our Weekly Scoop, you can have the best for free! Here you’ll find a weekly roundup of the coolest apps free or at a discount for a limited-time only. Each week features the best and brightest from websites like Free App ReportAppsGoneFree, appsfire, and more.

Hurry! Get 'em while they’re hot!



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