Facebook will auto-enhance your photos, if you use an iPhone

Look, Facebook kind of has to be good at this whole photo-filter thing. Like, come on: It owns Instagram, of all things. As it happens, you can already use various filters to tweak your photos from the Facebook app before you upload them to the site. Now, though, Zuckerberg & co. are taking things one […]

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Instagram gives you more control over your photo filters

  Instagram’s photography thrives on filters, so it’s only fair that you get as much control over those filters as possible, right? The developers clearly think so. An update rolling out today to Instagram’s Android and iOS apps lets you reorganize and hide filters; if you’re obsessed with Sutro’s vignettes, you can bump it to […]

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Kindle for iOS now makes it easier for newbies to start reading

  It’s getting awfully cold outside, which really means one thing: Your time is much better spent curled up in bed reading. Amazon’s trying to make that proposition a little more enticing for iOS devotees with a new app update that (among other things!) makes the whole shebang a little more social. Kindle newcomers can […]

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SoundCloud’s new hub puts all your favorite audio in one place

SoundCloud isn’t shy about its plans to launch a subscription service, but it’s going to need a new interface to make that service work — and it just took one of the first big steps in that direction. Updates to its iOS and web apps (Android is coming in 2015) now include Collection, a hub […]

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Google’s new YouTube show reaches out to iOS developers

Despite the ongoing battle between Android and iOS, the truth is you’re likely loading up Google services on it either way. Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Drive — take your pick, asHomescreen.is shows (generated based on the most popular apps among @Engadget Twitter followers), they’re popular. Now Google has a new webseries devoted just to iOS developers (to […]

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Apple confirms WWDC 2014 will begin on June 2nd

Apple’s just announced that its annual developer conference, WWDC, will commence on June 2nd and run through June 6th. In a departure from its traditional application process, the company has already opened ticket sales on its website, but will now select attendees randomly instead of a first-come-first-served basis. That means we’re no longer likely to see […]

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12 million people are already using Office for iPad

Microsoft’s version of Office for iPad has apparently been a rousing success. So much so, that the company’s taken to Twitter to boast that the productivity suite has topped 12 million downloads. In a week. As the Seattle Times points out, though, Redmond hasn’t said how many Office 365 subscriptions (which are required to create and edit documents) have been sold alongside the free, document-view-only downloads. We reached out […]

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Vine, now with messaging

Vine isn’t just about sharing six-second videos anymore. The Twitter-owned service has just launched a messaging feature that lets you reach out to friends through either videos or text messages. It’s not very sophisticated at this stage (there’s no true group chat, for instance), but you can send videos to anyone in your smartphone’s contacts, whether or not they’ve […]

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Evernote’s Penultimate for iPad now behaves more like a real notebook

Penultimate is supposed to mimic a notebook on your iPad, so it only makes sense that the app’s interface should mirror the pen-and-paper experience as much as possible. Right? Evernote thinks so, as it has released a Penultimate update that gets closer to the real thing. You can swipe from off-screen to turn pages, and you can set […]

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Study shows which Android and iOS versions are most likely to crash apps

If you’ve ever argued that your new smartphone is more reliable than what you’re replacing, you now have some evidence to back up your claims. Crittercism hasposted a study showing that apps running in newer versions of Android and iOS (such as KitKat and iOS 7.1) are considerably less likely to crash; you’re practically inviting headaches if you stick […]

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Office Mobile is now completely free to use on Android and iPhone

Today’s Office news isn’t all about the iPad. Microsoft now lets you use Office Mobile completely for free on both Android and the iPhone; if you’re a home customer, you can both edit and read documents without paying for an Office 365 subscription. The gratis apps are ultimately meant to encourage use of the desktop and iPad clients, where you do need to […]

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Twitter update lets you tag people in pictures, attach multiple photos

If there’s a social network out there that epitomizes the mentality of “slow and steady wins the race,” it’s Twitter. With the addition of photo tagging and multiple picture uploads, the company is continuing to chip away at the advantages its competitors (both real and perceived) enjoy. In 2014 alone, the mobile and desktop sites have received […]

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Getting started with the Yahoo Weather app

Yahoo released a beautiful (and free) weather app for iPhone that integrates Flickr photos. See how it works and you may soon replace your iPhone’s current go-to weather app. It’s not often you come across a new app that deserves consideration for a spot on your iPhone’s home screen, but the new Yahoo Weather for […]

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iOS 6.1.3 screen lock bypass uncovered (video)

Remember how yesterday’s release of iOS 6.1.3 was supposed to fix a security holethat allowed one to bypass the lock screen? Well, turns out Apple’s got a bit more work to do. Today, a new lock screen sidestep was revealed by YouTube user VideosdeBarraquito, and this time around, running iOS 6.1.3 won’t do you any good. The bypass involves […]

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More Data Showing iOS, Especially The iPhone, Still Killing It In The Enterprise, At Androids Expense

Apple’s iOS is consolidating its grip on the enterprise market and taking share from Android, according to customer data from enterprise file sharing and hybrid cloud storage company Egnyte, which offers cloud back-up and storage services for a mix of customers, from large corporates with thousands of seats to SMEs with just a handful. Of course different enterprises have […]

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Google Updates Chrome For Android, iPhone And iPad With Focus On Speed, Search And Sharing

Ever since Google launched its Chrome browser on multiple mobile devices, more people have been getting used to syncing their desktop browsing experiences for on-the-go usage. Being able to have one browsing experience wherever you go is handy, but when a browser doesn’t move as fast as, say, Safari on the iPhone, it’s hard to […]

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