All items tagged with "social networking"

Twitter’s Photo Filters Do The Job, But Instagram Still Has The Edge [Review]

Twitter’s Photo Filters Do The Job, But Instagram Still Has The Edge [Review]

All new Instagram! Sorry, no: Twitter! Yeah. Twitter.

Twitter might have been a bit previous announcing it ahead of its actual appearance in the App Store, but it’s here now: Twitter for iOS 5.2 is out, and comes with Twitter’s very own Instagrammish photo filters. Are they any good?

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You Got Questions? This App Got Answers [Review]

You Got Questions? This App Got Answers [Review]

People with things they want to know

Questions is a video ask-and-answer community for iOS. A bit like a video version of Quora – although where Quora encourages thoughtful discourse and discussion, Questions is all about brevity and snappiness. You only get 10 seconds to ask a question or submit an answer.

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Social Networking Steps Sideways With Netbot For iOS [Review]

Social Networking Steps Sideways With Netbot For iOS [Review]

Not Twitter: app.net on Netbot

New from Tapbots is Netbot, an iOS client for app.net users.

If you’ve used Tweetbot, you already know how to use Netbot. It looks almost identical to its precursor, and behaves almost identically too.

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Storyful News App Is A Great Idea, But Too Buggy To Rely On [Review]

Storyful News App Is A Great Idea, But Too Buggy To Rely On [Review]

Too slow, too often: Storyful for iOS struggles to live up to its name

Storyful for iOS says it can help you “separate the news from the noise.” It plucks interesting news stories from social media networks, spotting the stuff that’s trending and turning it into a news feed. That all sounds great, until you start trying to use it – although it’s a great idea with great promise, it’s let down by too many performance problems.

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Google+ App Makes Social Networking Add Up [Review]

Google+ App Makes Social Networking Add Up [Review]

My hangouts never look like this

The general reaction to Google’s release of its new Google+ app has been very positive. Lots of people have been saying how good it looks and how nice it is to use.

Yes, it is pretty. Pretty enough to give Google+ the usage boost it seeks? Now that’s a very different question.

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LinkedIn For iPad Is Great If You’re Very LinkedIn [Review]

LinkedIn For iPad Is Great If You’re Very LinkedIn [Review]

How LinkedIn are you? Probably more than me

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never really got my head around LinkedIn. It does the connections thing very well, but I’ve never considered it as a social networks. It’s not a place I go to, you know, faff about. So do I want it on my iPad? Ummm.

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Streamified Social Networks App Doesn’t Quite Hit The Spot [Review]

Streamified Social Networks App Doesn’t Quite Hit The Spot [Review]

Streamified: read ALL the feeds!

Streamified is a social media client for iOS, giving you an all-in-one overview of all your networks, plus RSS and blog feeds from elsewhere. The aim is to simplify everything, but in testing it can become a bit overwhelming.

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LinkedIn’s New iOS App Is A Must-Have

LinkedIn’s New iOS App Is A Must-Have

LinkedIn's new iOS app focuses on simplicity and efficiency and iPad support

Business and career social network LinkedIn has finally released an iPad app – or, more accurately, a universal app for both the iPad and iPhone. In designing the new app, LinkedIn scrapped the clunky and somewhat confusing user interface of its earlier releases completely and built the new version based on the usage habits of users browsing the site from their iPads. The result is a complete new and stunningly simple app with a very Apple-like feel to it.

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Fist Bump Your iPhones To Add A Friend To Facebook Or Twitter

Fist Bump Your iPhones To Add A Friend To Facebook Or Twitter

I’ve always liked the idea of Bump: instead of trading contact details with someone by typing it all in, why not just pull out your iPhone and bump them together and have all the relevant details automagically traded between devices?

In reality, Bump’s main problem is that Apple hasn’t bought them and baked them into the core of iOS. I have Bump on my iPhone, but it’s not often I meet anyone else with it, which means I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been able to trade contact info with someone with a totally awesome fist bump.

Still, if you hang out with more Bump-centric circles than I, you may well want to know that the latest update added the ability to add a Bumpee as a social network contact on Twitter or Facebook.

Meet Biologic, The Strangest, Cutest Social Networking App Around [Review]

Biologic bubbling away happily

My Twitter stream. No, didn't know it looked like that either

Biologic is a – hmm, what is it exactly? It’s hard to describe. It’s not a Twitter client, although you can see Twitter with it. It’s not a Facebook client either, but your Facebook friends are all here if you want them to be. So what is it? The people who made it say it’s a “playful environment for exploring your friends’ activity streams from your favorite social networks.” Yeah, that covers it.

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