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Social

Foursquare gets a complete overhaul of app with new UI and changes to service

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Foursquare has gone native with a new user interface that more closely resembles an Android app. An update to the popular location-sharing app has just gone live that makes it easier to switch between Friends,…

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Android App Reviews

PlaceMe is the always-on location memorizer you never asked for [App Reviews]

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Location awareness is a common theme of many apps released in the past few years. But while most of these apps in some way or another are about discovering locales worth exploring, PlaceMe concerns itself only w…

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Android OS

Don’t let tech ignorance lead to foolish lawsuits [Android location scares]

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There are two residents of Oakland County, Michigan, who have decided to sue Google because of Android tracking issues. The HTC Inspire 4G owners claim that Android tracking phones exposes users to a “s…

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Android App Reviews

Broadcastr shares audio stories tied to location; it’s like Story Corps for Android

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One of my favorite things about NPR is Story Corps, an oral history program that allows people to tell personal stories that they can share with the world. Broadcastr is similar because it shares audio tales tie…

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Travel

WHERE and Bump help friends find “Perfect Places”

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WHERE already supplies entertainment recommendations based on user preferences and history. The latest version of the app, which incorporates technology from Bump, can now provide restaurant suggestion…

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Google

Google Maps adds Latitude check-ins, aim square at Foursquare

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Location is big business. Mobile is big business. Taking advantage of both? That’s gigantic business. That’s why no one should be surprised to hear Google make a major update to its Map applicati…

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Lifestyle

Foursquare adding photos and comments to Android app this week

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An upcoming version of Foursquare for Android will enable members to check-in with photos and comment on friend activities. Foursquare unveiled a new version of its iPhone app and promised that the Android ap…

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Lifestyle

Google Hotpot and Nexus S work together in new Portland promo

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Google is launching a special promotion in Portland, Oregon to promote Google HotPot/Places. In the pilot program, Google will distribute Google Places Business Kits that includes custom business cards, s…

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Google

Google Maps: now with better Places reviews, filters, and Latitude

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Google recently updated the desktop version of Places to have a better, more organized results page for reviews. The mobile version gets the same treatment in a new update to the Google Maps application (Andro…

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Lifestyle

Foursquare for Android gets a major facelift, adds Tips and To-Do

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Foursquare’s Android app has often been criticized by users who want something closer to what’s available on that other platform. Those naysayers can finally pipe down because Foursquare has r…

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Lifestyle

Facebook Places is available on the FB Touch website. Here’s a screenshot tour.

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Facebook launched its new Places feature because it wanted to give users a chance to discover where their friends are, discover what’s around them, and let others know their location. Sure, we were alre…

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Lifestyle

Facebook Places check-ins to location awareness industry

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Foursquare, Gowalla, Yelp, and the ilk ought to be nervous. Really nervous. Why? Facebook unveiled its own check-in service called Facebook Places last night. Places is a location-aware service to find your…

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Lifestyle

VouchAR brings live store discounts to Augmented Reality

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Walking down the street with no clue about which boutique to browse or which restaurant to step in for a quick bite? Maybe you ought to fire up VouchAR and discover which establishment will save you a few quid. Vou…

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Android Apps

Google updates Maps & Places for quicker location discovery

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Android 1.6+ users with Google Maps should be able to find “an even better way to find places nearby” thanks to an update from Google. There is now an updated version of Maps that offers direct acces…

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Flickr adds Nearby functionality for Android

Android Apps

Flickr adds Nearby functionality for Android

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Flickr has just gotten a little bit cooler in terms of mobile web support, well mobile web support for Android anyway. Thanks to a recent posting over on the Flickr Blog, we have learned that the mobile web client…

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