Improvements with Facebook Messenger

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Facebook has come a long way with its Messenger feature. The company opted to put its instant messaging capabilities on a separate app that users have to download on their mobile phones and it seems that this move was strategic. It has allowed them to introduce more features, allowing Messenger to work as a standalone application even without the Facebook network. Here are the newest developments that we can look forward to with Facebook Messenger and how it aims to bring in more fun and functions:

Ridiculously Expensive Apps

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Have you ever browsed Apple’s AppStore and laughed at one of those apps priced $10 or more? Take a look at these apps which make that $10 price tag look like an absolute bargain.

While certain apps such as professional tools and textbooks are expensive for good reason, other apps will make you wonder if some developers are out to deliberately rip off unwitting users.

In any case, here are a few of the most expensive apps (useful or otherwise) available in the AppStore:

The Internet of Things

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If you’re a complete newbie to the world of technology, you might find yourself scratching your head when you hear about “The Internet of Things.” In this post, I’ll shed a little light on this modern phenomenon that’s all about increasing interconnectivity in virtually all aspects of our day-to-day living.

First of all, what is the Internet of Things?

Three iPhone 6 Tricks

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The release of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus marks Apple’s first foray into larger smartphone screen territory. Apple’s decision to add more screen real estate is seen as a move to thwart the efforts of rival smartphone makers such as Samsung or HTC, who are attracting more and more of the market with their larger displays.

But is there anything more to the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus’ larger screen size? Below are three nifty tricks that take advantage of the latest iPhone’s larger screen:

The Fastest-Funded, Most Successful Projects Launched on Kickstarter

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Since its inception more than 10 years ago, crowdfunding has jumpstarted numerous projects spearheaded by people from all walks of life – from fledgling startups to celebrities testing their entrepreneurial mettle. Kickstarter, a very popular crowdfunding website, has helped artists, tech geeks, writers, musicians, and filmmakers fund their projects and bring their work to fruition. Let’s take a look back at some of the fastest and successful projects the website has launched.

Apps That Allow You to Live Stream Your Life

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Imagine being able to broadcast video from your phone in real time to unlimited audiences with just a touch on your screen. With the launch of two live streaming apps Meerkat and Periscope this past February 27 and March 26 respectively, it seems like 2015 is the year for live-streaming video. Sharing our world instantly has become infinitely easier, with apps like these creating a platform that redefines how we view and utilize social media.

Smart Lenses to Help You See Exponentially Better

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A very serious condition that affects our eyesight as we grow older is age-related macular degeneration, more commonly known as AMD. This condition affects the macula, which forms a tiny part of our eyes’ retinas. Basically, the macula is the part that’s responsible for our central vision – it’s what allows us to focus on the bull’s-eye on a dartboard or to thread a needle. People with AMD usually experience dark areas, blurriness, or distortion in their central vision. This condition is one of the leading causes of blindness all over the world with very limited options for treatment until now.

Introducing the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

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Step aside iPhone 6, the latest smartphone is here. Meet Samsung’s Galaxy S6, which is proclaimed to be one of the company’s best performing to date. Sleek and stylish, the smartphone is encased in a metal-and-glass body; a departure from Samsung’s previous smartphones which came in plastic shells. Let’s not forget the Galaxy S6’s designer counterpart, the Galaxy S6 Edge. With its dual-curved display, it sets the bar high for other phones wanting to achieve that level of perfection. Let’s discuss some of the duo’s specifications.

 

YouTube Celebrates 10 Years

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Many argue that YouTube is one most time consuming sites ever invented on the Internet, though many Facebook users might disagree. In February of 2005, 3 former PayPal employees decided to start up a video sharing service and they uploaded the first video on April 23, 2005. Here we are 10 years later.

In 2006, many people were not sure it was going to survive due to all the copyright infringement lawsuits but then later that year (Nov 2006) Google acquired them for 1.65 Billion USD. This seemed like another ridiculous dot com valuation yet it definitely looks like a deal now.

Newest Apps for Your Deepest, Darkest Secrets

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While social media has become a platform for individuals to have their own public personas, there are also different online platforms these days that allow users to share and post without revealing their true selves. Different “anonymous apps” such as Whisper, Yik Yak and Secret allow users to remain nameless while posting some of their thoughts (deep, dark, and otherwise), secrets, ideas or revelations that they’d rather not be traced back to them. Here’s a quick review of the different features these three apps possess.