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[app url=”https://itunes.apple.com/app/reveal-share-earn-explore/id903546571?ls=1&mt=8″] Introduction As social media marches ever forward, inevitably a constant stream of new social apps and websites will appear. One such application is Reveal, a fun and innovative mash up of snapchat, Twitter and Facebook. The idea is simple: Users can submit short questions to their friendship circles and peers in order to get to know them better – ranging from embarrassing secrets such as ‘what’s your most embarrassing crush?’ to more general…

Introduction While there is a lot of good software out there for editting photos and designing awesome stuff, sometimes you really just want to make some great things with the minimum amount of effort. The best thing would then be for it to be an online place that is always easy to access—throw in some great tools and options and you have Fotojet—a website where you can make collages and even cards for whatever needs.…

New York, London, Paris, Munich. Everybody talk about… smart cities? Politicians and business leaders love to talk about smart cities, but getting everyone to agree on what the words, “smart city,” mean is a difficult if not impossible. That said, here is Tapscape’s World Top 10 Smart City list, which cribs heavily from IESE Business School’s. However, we have taken many liberties in highlighting a range of services, technologies, amenities and just plain fun attributes…

No matter how dumb or smart we are, we’re all dumb about something and there’s a very, very good chance one of your weak spots is the passwords you use. Don’t believe it? Then check out the 2014 edition of Tapscape’s annual look at the worst passwords, which are truly dumb, dumber, dumberest. “Passwords based on simple patterns on your keyboard remain popular despite how weak they are,” said Morgan Slain, CEO, SplashData. “Any password…

Who done it? While the claims and counter claims divide experts, pundits and media talking heads, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is saying that the North Korean government is responsible for the Sony Pictures hack. Moreover, when asked to comment the increasingly absurd affair, President Barrack Obama slammed Sony Pictures for canceling the premiere of “The Interview,” the movie that supposedly inspired hackers to act. Could things actually get worse for Sony Pictures? Yeah,…

Another boring year? Hardly, from Robin Williams to flight MH 370 and beyond, the top Google searches of 2014 reveal the year that was fun, crazy, frought with peril and, above all, interesting. How do your top Google searches of 2014 compare with Google and YouTube’s top hits? What was the zeitgeist of 2014? First off, Google has stopped using the word “zeitgeist” and has now rebranded the concept as the year in search. Further,…

And, then sell you to pay for it — you’re welcome. No, really, you’re welcome. While Facebook and Apple often work together well, the two companies are driven by wildly different worldviews. For example, while Apple charges premium prices for its products, Tim Cook et al aren’t interested in collecting and then selling your personal data to third parties. “When an online service is free, you’re not the customer. You’re the product,” Tim Cook now…

Now is Marissa Mayer saving Yahoo? Who knows, but the soap opera that is the technology business just got a bit more interesting. Yes, Mozilla Firefox + Yahoo have inked a deal whereby Firefox will list Yahoo as the default search engine. Mozilla’s in-house news blog is reporting a five-year deal making Yahoo the default search engine in Firefox, which is the number two or three browser depending on who’s doing the measuring. “Today, I’m…

The Fappening is about leaked stolen “acquired” explicit photos? Not so much, mostly not so explicit and technology only gets a cameo. The Fappening is mostly about a post sexual, post racial, post thinking bunch of mammals that can’t get over our mammalness (and all the senseless shame that still entails). enTAIL? I’ll show you some TAIL! While there have been lots of headlines saying “iCloud was hacked,” Apple has directly said that iCloud wasn’t…

Some iOS and Android Twitter users have begun to report that a mute feature has been added to the service. Given the way that it is implemented for certain individuals, the mute option is an alternative to unfollowing or blocking. Almost everyone that has consistently used Twitter knows of someone who is simply annoying on the network. However, as annoying as they may be, it is sometimes not a great idea to unfollow them. This…

Foursquare is removing certain core features from the main mobile application in order to add them to a new app called Swarm. While the Foursquare app will be used to discover places of interest based upon reviews from the general community, Swarm will take-over Foursquare”s check-in feature. This means that the social networking side of Foursquare will no longer be part of the main application, even though check-ins are what the service is really known…

Two of Snapchat’s most requested features have now been added to the service, text and video messaging. The app has already become one of the most popular on the iOS and Android app stores but until now, it had only supported images. Since Snapchat’s main attraction is that it automatically gets rid of photos that are sent, teens have been drawn to the service for the obvious reasons. Granted, it’s important to note that taking…

Social media is a tricky thing which is why large businesses higher people that focus solely on managing Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ accounts. On Tuesday, the New York Police Department (NYPD) attempted to run a campaign where it asked its followers to send in pictures of themselves with police officers. When the NYPD’s social media team chose to send out the initial tweet with its #myNYPD hashtag, it was likely planning to receive a bunch…