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Foursquare Launches Its Second Ever iOS App, Foursquare For Business

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Foursquare, everyone’s favorite check-in service, has released a new app today, but it’s not for jokers checking into their local pizza place: it’s for the guys who own that pizza place.

Not so surprisingly, it’s called Foursquare for Business, and it allows you to do all sorts of business-y things to track how engaged your customers are and get the word out.

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Apple Considering Partnership With Foursquare For iOS 6 Maps [Report]

Apple Considering Partnership With Foursquare For iOS 6 Maps [Report]

Apple is looking to evolve its own Maps app in iOS 6 by potentially partnering with Foursquare to provide local listings, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. Talks between Apple and Foursquare are still in the early “preliminary” stages, according to the report, but Apple is definitely interested in what Foursquare has to offer.

Yelp is already integrated into iOS 6 Maps, and Apple partners with other services to offer more than 100 million business listings. A partnership with Foursquare could help enrich Apple’s location data and even help fix inaccuracies in iOS 6 Maps.

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Instagram Updated With Improved Camera Interface, Design Tweaks, Foursquare Buttons, New “Willow” Filter

Instagram Updated With Improved Camera Interface, Design Tweaks, Foursquare Buttons, New “Willow” Filter

Same Instagram, fresh coat of paint.

A big Instagram update is now available for Android and iOS devices. The camera interface of the app has been improved with a quick preview of the last picture you took on your device. Now there’s an optional grid guide for taking pictures and a permanent grid to help you with aligning when you’re scaling and cropping. For iPhone 5 users, Instagram has included an “improved Camera Roll image selector for quick access to your last photograph.”

Today’s update also includes a number of speed enhancements, Foursquare buttons, several design tweaks, and a new filter called “Willow.”

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Snag My Spot Is Like Instapaper For The Real World

Snag My Spot Is Like Instapaper For The Real World

Did you ever find yourself walking down a neighborhood street and coming across a heretofore unknown (to you at least) restaurant? Did you promise yourself that you’d check it out next time you were in the mood for pizza/Indian/sushi/brunch?

And did you totally forget where it was when the time came? Then Snag My Spot is for you.

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Are You An Early Adopter? Find Out How Fast You Signed Up To Twitter, Instagram And More

Are You An Early Adopter? Find Out How Fast You Signed Up To Twitter, Instagram And More

Just how geeky are you?

Are you an early adopter? So asks Beau Gunderson at Idego, via his Singly-powered nerd-boasting engine. Tap in your details and you will be told just how early you signed up for Instagram, Foursquare, Twitter and Gmail.

And if you were quick enough to get in before you were forced into a username like charliesorrel6969_solastyear, you might even want to grab the little widget to embed into whatever site you choose and show off your alpha-geek status.

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Path Update Pulls From Instagram, Facebook And Foursquare, But Only For New Users

Path Update Pulls From Instagram, Facebook And Foursquare, But Only For New Users

New users can get a kick-start from their existing social networks

A new update to the private social network app Path brings a curious secret feature: you can now automatically import your Facebook, Instagram and Foursquare updates without doing anything. But there’s a catch: you’ll need to sign up for a new account to do it.

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Here’s What Happens When You Broadcast Your iPhone Screen Live On The Internet

Here’s What Happens When You Broadcast Your iPhone Screen Live On The Internet

A screenshot from the iPhone live broadcast.

Your iPhone is more than a phone, it’s part of your life. It knows what you’re doing now (putting out fires with your boss? planning for drinks?), where you’re going for lunch and where you wish you were.

Even if you’re an open book — frequent Foursquare check-ins, Instagramming dinner, Spotifying all over the place — you probably wouldn’t broadcast every single thing you do with your iPhone, right?

That’s just what self-dubbed “interface artist” johannes-p-osterhoff will be doing for a year with his iPhone live project: letting the world see his every email, round of Mega run and lunch date on his Apple device. Berlin-based Osterhoff is a techno-provocateur whose previous exploits include pornifying iPad ads, creating a real-life OS X icon house and playing William Tell with iPhones.

He tells Cult of Mac why he’s doing it, what makes his mom worry and how you can reach him to be part of the project.

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Apple’s New Maps App Will Boast Yelp Check-Ins Integration [Report]

Apple’s New Maps App Will Boast Yelp Check-Ins Integration [Report]

Yelp check-ins are coming to Apple’s new Maps app.

Although iOS 6 looks a lot like iOS 5 on the surface, a number of Apple’s built-in apps and services have received some big changes. The biggest overhaul comes to the Maps app, which has done away with Google Maps in favor of Apple’s own 3D mapping service. Another feature you can look forward to in Maps, according to an Apple document sent out to developers, is Yelp check-ins.

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FourSquare V5.0 Gets Complete Redesign, Focus On Exploring [Review]

FourSquare V5.0 Gets Complete Redesign, Focus On Exploring [Review]

The revamp looks so good, you can almost forgive the continued lack of an iPad app.

FourSquare, everybody’s favorite not-owned-by-Facebook check-in service, just got a huge update rendering it prettier, less confusing and much less annoying when blown up for the iPad. There really aren’t many new features – unless you count a complete redesign as a feature.

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Banjo Social Network Aggregator Adds Instagram, But Fails To Impress [Review]

Banjo Social Network Aggregator Adds Instagram, But Fails To Impress [Review]

Banjo is busy, and shows me rather a lot of strangers

Banjo is an iPhone app that aggregates pretty much all of your social networks’ data in one place. And a new update has just added Instagram, making it pretty much the most comprehensive option yet. There is a problem, however: While the app itself is dead easy to set up, and even works with iOS 5’s own Twitter integration, it is a complete mess in use.

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