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Facebook for Android updated with friend tagging, more

April 18th, 2011

Facebook has updated its Android client to version 1.5.3, which includes several noteworthy additions. It’s now possible to tag friends in your status updates — a feature that alerts a user if you’ve mentioned him or her in your post — and users can also find new friends directly from their Android smartphones. In addition …

Tweetbot Twitter client for iOS now available

April 14th, 2011

Tapbot just lifted the veil on Tweetbot, the firm’s newest iOS  Twitterclient. We’ve been using the client for a bit now and it’s definitely pretty versatile; it supports multiple accounts, as well as multiple timelines. So when we wanted to quickly pull up a specific list, we just had to tap the “Timeline” title at …

New York City mayor dubs April 16th 'Foursquare Day'

April 14th, 2011

Multiple cities have signed on to celebrate “Foursquare Day” on April 16th, but none as prominently as New York City. NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has declared April 16th “Foursquare Day” in New York City to celebrate the company and its success — but also to attract new startups to the area. “There is no better …

Angry Birds for Windows Phone 7 taking off on May 25th

April 14th, 2011

During a meeting with Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore, AllThingsD was able to confirm that Rovio’s smash hit Angry Birds game will be available for Windows Phone 7 devices beginning on May 25th. That will leave BlackBerry OS as the last modern operating system to lack support for the title. Belfiore didn’t comment on how much …

UberMedia has plans to build new social network

April 13th, 2011

UberMedia, best known for its UberSocial Twitter application for Android BlackBerry and iPhone, could have bigger plans up its sleeves. According to CNN, UberMedia is planning to build a social network that will compete directly with Twitter in the microblogging space. UberMedia hopes to attract users that are frustrated with the limitations of Twitter, like …

BlackBerry Traffic updated with predicted traffic conditions, more

April 12th, 2011

Research In Motion announced on Monday that it has updated its BlackBerry Traffic navigation software to version 2.0.0.1749. The latest iteration includes the following changes: Select between two routes to a destination, and can use a new traffic view that displays predicted traffic conditions for each route. Pre-set destinations, such as work or home, or …

ESPN outs WatchESPN app for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

April 8th, 2011

ESPN has announced that its new WatchESPN application is now available for iOS devices including the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The free app provides content from ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and ESPN3.com to Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, and Verizon FIOS TV customers, and allows subscribers of those networks to stream content on their …

Fox news anchor tricked into licking iPad on air [video]

April 6th, 2011

Look, we like the iPad just as much as the next person, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to go around licking it – in public, anyway. Raoul Martinez, a local Fox news anchor in San Diego, pulled off one of the funnier April Fool’s Day stunts we saw this year. Using an iPad app from …

Best-selling iOS developer: 5% of users make in-app purchases

April 6th, 2011

Tap Tap Tap recently announced that it has sold 2 million copies of its popular “Camera+” iPhone photography application. In a blog post, Tap Tap Tap principal John Casasanta noted a couple of compelling figures about sales of the app. First: Just 5% of Camera+ customers purchased the $0.99 “I ♥ Analog” filter each day.  …

LTE toggle switch for HTC ThunderBolt hits Android Market

April 4th, 2011

In our review of Verizon’s first LTE-capable smartphone, the HTC ThunderBolt, we told you about a minor gripe we had with the device: battery life. It’s true, powering a 4.3-inch screen and a handful of wireless radios can take its toll on battery life, so we were shocked to find that the ThunderBolt did not …