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What is a meme?

We see them everywhere we go: memes. But what is a meme, and how did the trend get started? That's exactly what we explore in this article!
avatarby Tab TimesJune 16, 20170 comments

Digg refreshes iOS app to serve up popular Internet videos

The update sees the free app move to version 5.3 and introduces Digg Video, which pulls in videos based on how much interaction they are getting on Digg, Facebook and Twitter. In addition, Digg promises that the app offers faster scrolling and says that there are fewer crashes. As before, users are able to read the latest news articles, find and follow online publishers, writers and bloggers and save  articles to Digg, Instapaper, Pocket and Readability. Alternatively, readers can share these out via Facebook, Twitter, email and SMS. Source article
avatarby Tab TimesNovember 14, 20130 comments

Facebook’s mobile ramp up continues – now over 874 million a month

For Q3 2013 reported today, the social network beat analysts’ expectations with over $2.02 billion in revenue for the period. Mobile check-ins grew to 874 million monthly (a 45% year-over-year increase) and 507 million daily users compared to 819 million and 469 million for those sectors during Q2.  During a call today with analysts, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that 48% of daily Facebook users log-in on mobile.  Source article
avatarby Tab TimesOctober 30, 20130 comments

New apps aim to deal with ‘photo rot’ by simpler sharing

New photo and video apps coming to market hope to address what one vendor, Magisto, calls “photo rot”, the tendency of most images to stay on the device. "We can capture everything with our smartphones and we do,” says Reed Genower, chief marketing officer at Magisto. “But 99% of what you took the time to capture rots on your smartphone.” Well, perhaps it’s not quite that bad, but judging from the scramble of vendors vying to become the next Instragram, there is certainly an opportunity. “Only 20% of the 1.5 billion pictures taken every day are shared, the rest stay on the camera roll,” said Sachin Duggal, [...]
avatarby Tab TimesOctober 16, 20130 comments

Spin is the funky new iPad app alternative to Skype & FaceTime

The app is free to download from the Apple App Store and offers an array of useful features — from ultra wideband 44kHz audio that “feels like you’re in a recording studio” and video at 60 frames per second to the ability to take part in group discussions. As with Google Hangouts, Spin lets users connect with up to ten people in “Gatherings” and these people can in turn import and share their photos and videos from Facebook, YouTube or the iPad’s camera roll. Users can invite others by dragging their friend’s avatar into the discussion or alternatively by sending out “Spinvitatons”. Aside the applauded [...]
avatarby Tab TimesOctober 2, 20130 comments

Tablet website convertor ShopPad receives funding boost

TechCrunch reports that the firm’s software-as-a-service (Saas) technology is now used by more than 10,000 online merchants and says that the group’s latest investors include executives from PayPal. Formed just last year by CEO Aaron Wadler, ShopPad puts one line of JavaScript on the retailer’s website to detect and redirect tablet traffic to the appropriate site. The company deals with creating product images suitable for iPad’s Retina Display, as well as sorting offline functionality and allowing the website to respond irrespective of device orientation. Retailers can add their own logos, fonts, image styles and colors, and all within [...]
avatarby Tab TimesAugust 29, 20130 comments

Social network Path launches app for Kindle Fire HD tablets

The company announced the new Kindle Fire app in a new blog post, with the Amazon product page detailing that users are able to message friends, journal their thoughts and tweak photos with filters and an in-built editor. In addition, Kindle Fire app users will be able to share what movies, books and music they’re enjoying and post Path comments to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Foursquare. Source article
avatarby Tab TimesJuly 19, 20130 comments
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