Kevin Rose's First Order of Battle as Digg CEO, Get Rid of iFrame Toolbar

diggbarA couple of days ago, Kevin Rose took the CEO post at Digg and shortly after assuming the post Kevin’s first order of battle was to get rid of the controversial Digg toolbar aka DiggBar. Kevin announced it via the Digg blog:

Framing content with an iFrame is bad for the Internet. It causes confusion when bookmarking, breaks w/iFrame busters, and has no ability to communicate with the lower frame (if you browse away from a story, the old digg count still persists). It’s an inconsistent/wonky user experience, and I’m happy to say we are killing it when we launch the new Digg (sign up for the beta here).

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Eight Twitter Apps for your Brand New iPad

With just barely a day left before the iPad starts arriving on some 100,00+ thousands users who pre-ordered it for the last two weeks, Apple has gone ahead and switched on the iPad App Store. As of today, there are already around 2300+ applications both free and iPad waiting to be downloaded from the iPad App Store.

Here we give you eight of the Twitter-related iPad app available now at the iPad App Store.

TwitePad (Price: $0.99)

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Bing Maps' Foursquare Everywhere App Plots Where You Check-In

Previously, it was reported that Microsoft is teaming up with one of the most popular, if not that most popular location-aware service Foursquare by integrating Bing Maps into Foursquare. Now, that team up has produced this new app called Foursquare Everywhere.

Foursquare Everywhere is a Bing map application that plots all the check-ins of Foursquare members. Yes, you read it right folks, all your Foursquare check-ins are now being plotted to Bing Maps through this app. But don’t worry, the check-in data that are being plotted on Bing Maps won’t display anything about you. The app is interested only with the numerous check-ins that Foursquare members are making from their mobile phone. Read more

Cool! The iTunes App Store is Now on Facebook

There’s no doubt that the whole social internet community revolves around Facebook. Let me exaggerate a bit here but I everybody in the online world seems to want get on board Facebook. Even the iTunes Apps Store is now on Facebook, which is next?

Alright, lets go back to business. Like I said, the iTunes App Store now has its own Facebook page. It was developed and powered by a company called Vitrue. And it basically puts the Apps Store inside Facebook allowing you to search apps, share cool apps with friends or to simply look out for the hottest apps that you will most likely install on your iPhone. Read more

Nielsen App Playbook Shows Apple Apps Store Taking the Lead

Another day, another survey report. This time by Nielsen reporting on the results of its survey called App Playbook. Quite surprisingly according to Nielsen, while the myth that application stores tied to specific mobile devices such as the iPhones and BlackBerries are reaping success, applications tied up with mobile carriers are also taking a piece of the total market share for mobile applications. These and other interesting findings are highlighted below. Read more

Opera Mini 5 for iPhone Awaits Apple's Approval

I think it would be fun to start a bet here in Rotorblog. What are we betting for? – whether Apple will approve Opera’s application for its Opera Mini 5 browser made specifically for the iPhone. I mean, if you were Apple, will you approve the Opera Mini 5 knowing pretty well that it would easily beat your own mobile web browser?

Even worst is the fact that the early reviews of Opera Mini 5 for iPhone praised the sheer browsing speed, powering through web pages in up to six times faster than Apple’s own web browser – the Safari. Of course, you also know that Opera makes this possible due to its server-side rendering, data compression up to 90% – hence resulting in rapid rage loading and more.

Jon von Tetzchner, Co-founder, Opera Software said that:

“Opera has put every effort into creating a customized, stylized, feature-rich and highly responsive browser that masterfully combines iPhone capabilities with Opera’s renowned Web experience, and the result is a high performing browser for the iPhone.”

So are you getting this app and replace your iPhone’s default mobile web browser? Or wait, do you think Apple would approve the Opera Mini 5 for the iPhone?

Here’s a preview of the Opera Mini 5 running on the iPhone.

GetGlue Social Recommendation Site Rolls Out Taste Neighbors

Of course I wouldn’t expect that all of you knew social recommendation site GetGlue because to be honest I discovered the site pretty recently. Anyway, to give you a brief background of GetGlue, the site is described as an innovative social recommendation network for movies, books, and music – three things which a normal human being like you and me definitely digs and most often than not get glued on. Read more