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Bitly Compromised, Users Should Change Passwords

Another day, another security breach online. Bitly–the popular link-shortening tool–says that it may have been breached, leaving users vulnerable. The potential attack was announced in a security update post on the company’s blog, which explains why the service disabled Facebook and Twitter account integration.

Kickstarter find: Zabosu allows you to be a puppetmaster of people

Chalk this one up to creative “imagineering.” A startup called Zabosu is currently crowdsourcing funds for a proposed service that would let you “actually take control of another person, anywhere in the world there’s a 4G cellular signal.”

Dropbox intros Carousel, a single gallery for all your photos

Dropbox today has introduced its latest product, a single photo gallery called Carousel. Simply put, Dropbox Carousel lets you store and manage your photos and videos. Available now as a mobile app for Android and iOS, Dropbox Carousel organizes photos and videos from your smartphone or tablet’s camera roll as well as the photos in your Dropbox account.

Facebook Acquires Indian Startup Little Eye Labs

Mark Zuckerburg just won’t end his shopping spree for new startups. Facebook recently acquired an India-based technology start-up Little Eye Labs. The latter is a known developer of tools for Android app developers.

How to Keep Track of Santa’s Travels This Holiday

There are a ho-ho-whole lot more options for keeping tabs on the Big Man’s whereabouts this year.

8 Things We Hope to See at CES 2014

Every year around the holidays, I start to get an anxious feeling. My mind and body instinctively know deep down what’s coming shortly after New Year’s Day: another grueling trek to (and, shudder, within) Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show.

Google Now for iOS Not Significantly Affecting Battery Life

Earlier this year, I wrote a post on how Google Search for iOS (which includes Google Now features) ran Location Services constantly, even when the app wasn’t running. My fellow bloggers took to the Internet in droves to protest. Google fired back that it wasn’t an issue and wasn’t greatly impacting battery life. Legions of more »

iAnnotate App Celebrates Version 3.0 with $3 Sale!

I didn’t think I had a compelling reason to annotate PDF files until I received an email from the PR person for iAnnotate. In the email were the (to me) magic words, “even D&D DMs use it to mark up their docs.” Yes, I admit I’ve been playing  for more than 30 years, and managing more »

Instagram is Getting Ads, Here’s What They’ll Look Like

Well, we knew they were coming for some time now. Instagram will soon work ads into their network, appearing in the feeds of users. In order to keep IG fans informed (perhaps a precautionary move after the backlash they received concerning ‘s terms of service earlier this year,) on Friday the company posted an notice more »

Vine Update Debuts Video Drafts, Editing Features

The popular six-second video app has just received a well-needed update. Whereas app updates can at times result in hardly-noticeable differences or changes, the newest for Vine is different and welcomes a couple important, sought-after improvements. First and most foremost, it will now be possible to ‘draft’ video clips. Before and as it’s been, constructing more »

Gifpop Transforms Your Gifs Into Physical Cards

Animated gif (.gif) images are fun. One can take a video and forever immortalize the best part(s) of it in a convenient little image file that can be shared anywhere on the web. Aside from having improved quality or length, there’s little to improve upon, right? Think again. Lenticular printing is likely not on your more »

Google Now “Remind Me” Feature for TV Shows

Apparently this has been around for a while, but I just discovered it. When you search for a TV show on Google, there’s a “Remind Me” button. Click it, and you’ll get notifications from Google Now prior to the show. Here’s some screen shots, both on a Google Search and the  reminder. The reminder is more »