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Instatim: A Social Network Focused On Privacy

By Bogdan Lazar   May - 17 - 2013    See more Apps inApp Reviews, Social Networking   Comments
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Right. So we have Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Vine, Twitter, Tumblr, and a slurp of others. Another one can’t hur right? That’s what Path said 2 and a half years ago. It wasn’t wrong. A beautiful UI, a great concept, people flocked to it. Fast forward to the present, and Path is dealing with a privacy hell storm. Users reported that the app emailed and called their contacts without their consent. Tsk, tsk, tsk. Instatim aims to swoop in and get the laurels when it users talk privacy.

In case you were wondering, Instatim is an iPhone app that proposes yet another social network, one that’s more personal, more private. You can share simple updates (your status) and availability (busy, not busy or don’t know) with your selected friends picked up from [...]

Get Your 6 Seconds Of Fame With Vine On The iPhone

By Bogdan Lazar   May - 16 - 2013    See more Apps inApp Reviews, Social Networking   Comments
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Loving Instagram? How about a sharing more than just photos? Videos you’re saying? Why yes. Vine to the rescue. With Vine, you can easily share short snippets of your life in motion. The app is free to donwload, you have unlimited free downloads, and pretty much all the functionality you would expect from a trendy social networking app, including following people, sharing, interacting with other people through comments and likes, hashtags or editor’s picks (which is another way of saying featured vines).

Vine has one of those interfaces that tend to get out of your way. Less is more and this is especially true with Vine. To start shooting a new video, press the video button and start filming by touching the screen anywhere. As long as you keep the finger pressed to the screen, the video will continuously shoot. Lift your finger and the video stops. As soon [...]

It’s Time You Kept A Birthday Calendar, Pal!

By Bogdan Lazar   May - 8 - 2013    See more Apps inApp Reviews, Social Networking   Comments
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If you can never remember important dates like your friends’ and family’s birthdays, then perhaps it’s time to keep a handy notebook with all these and periodically check out when a birthday is just around the corner. Or perhaps it’s time to download Birthday Calendar Pal from the App Store and never miss another birthday again. The iPhone app will always know when your Facebook friends have an upcoming birthday and help you plan a wonderful birthday message ahead of time.

Birthday Calendar Pal only needs to connect to your Facebook account in order to pick up your friends and their birthdays. The app requires two permissions from you. One is to look through your list of friends. The other is to post a message on their wall on your behalf. Once you allow the app to do its thing, you’re set to [...]

I’ll See Your Facebook And Raise You Google+

By Bogdan Lazar   January - 14 - 2013    See more Apps inApp Reviews, Social Networking   Comments
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If Facebook has become too much for you, perhaps you might not be aware that the internet search giant’s efforts at making social work. It’s called Google+ (Google Plus) and anyone with a Google account can have it set up in minutes. But this is not to teach you of how to set up a Google+ account. I want to introduce you to their sleek iPhone app that let’s you connect with your friends, video chat and share photos on the go right from your phone.

The app is free to download from the AppStore and if you have your Google account already set up, you can get started with Google+ in literally under 3 taps. As soon as you log in, you’re greeted with one nifty little feature called Instant Upload. This will automatically upload your photos and videos as you’ve taken them.

The app will showcase the latest posts from all your circles from the [...]

When You Say Check-in, You Say Foursquare

By Maria Poeana   January - 10 - 2013    See more Apps inApp Reviews, Social Networking   Comments
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At first, I must admit I didn’t get all this check-in frenzy. It was as if everybody wanted the world to know where they are. And when you see check-ins like: at home, taking a shower, you start thinking that this is probably one of the stupidest inventions ever. Or, at least, that’s what I thought. Until I downloaded Foursquare on my phone.

In my world, when you say check-in, you say Foursquare. There are a lot of other apps that do the same thing. Now, you can also check-in straight from Facebook. But for me, it all began with Foursquare. As it probably did with most of you.

Now, depending on how you use it, Foursquare can be just another fun app, or a brilliant one. The basic use of Foursquare is checking-in wherever you are. And all you need to do this is an internet connection. The rest is as simple as it gets: after allowing Foursquare to detect [...]

Encrypt Messages And Solve Puzzles With Puxxles

By Maria Poeana   December - 6 - 2012    See more Apps inApp Reviews, Social Networking   Comments
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When it comes to Social Media, we’ve seen it all. Today, you can be part of an online social community by sharing pictures, music, articles, short messages, personal thoughts and writings, interests, videos and so much more. Name something you like, and there’s probably an online social community waiting for you to be a part of it and connect with others that share your interests. So, it’s pretty hard to find something new and surprising in this area. And still, here comes Puxxles, promising a whole new socializing experience.

Puxxles is an interactive app that mainly allows you to share encrypted messages with your friends, Facebook buddies or other Puxxlers. How you encrypt them…well that’s what the magic of Puxxlers is all about. You can create your own personalized puzzle or sending a question along with your secret message [...]

Join Red Bull In A Mission Around The World

By Bogdan Lazar   July - 5 - 2012    See more Apps inApp Reviews, Social Networking   Comments
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If you love checking in via Foursquare at different venues, or if you find yourself bragging on Twitter and Facebook with your pictures from your travel adventures or your trip around the corner, perhaps you want to get into a real-world game where other real-life players are your competitors. Red Bull Mission Control lets anyone become an agent and complete missions that are set primarily in the world that surrounds you. It pushes you to get out there and explore. But, please, don’t you forget your iPhone or you’ll miss out on a great game.

The iPhone game/app wants you to participate in the things happening in the world around you. Get out there and use your device’s camera, the compass and, via snapped pictures, check-ins or other mini-missions, compete with other people around the world to see who can complete the most missions. Leaderboards are [...]