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Facebook’s new ‘Nearby Friends’ feature aims to help users connect in real life

Facebook is rolling out a “Nearby Friends” feature to its mobile app, aiming to help users get together with people they know. When two friends who both have the feature enabled come into range with one another, they’ll get a push notification that says they’re in the area. Don’t worry, it’s optional, and opt-in. The feature… Read More

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Apple developer conference ticket lottery opens today

Apple announced today that it is opening a lottery for developers interested in purchasing tickets to the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). The lottery will run from today until April 7, in a stark contrast to previous years, when tickets have sold out in under two minutes. The Microsoft Build conference, taking place this week… Read More

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Apple releases iOS 7.0.6 to plug a security hole

Apple released iOS 7.0.6 today, which fixes a security problem with how iDevices handled SSL connection verification. For users who can’t upgrade to iOS 7 because of the age of their hardware, Apple has also released iOS 6.1.6, which fixes the same problem. It’s a small update, clocking in at 35.4 MB on my iPhone 5S… Read More

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Facebook unveils new ‘Paper’ app, not to be confused with FiftyThree’s ‘Paper’ app

Ah, the wonderful world of technology product naming. Facebook this morning unveiled an immersive news-reading app called “Paper” that is, in many ways, an alternative user interface for Facebook itself. The first section in the app will be the user’s own Facebook news feed, followed by themed sections with content on a variety of topics. Users… Read More