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Archives: February 2013

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Facebook Backs Same-Sex Marriage in Supreme Court Filings (AllFacebook)
Facebook joined the growing list of companies expressing their support for same-sex marriage, announcing in a post on its LGBTQ@Facebook page that it will submit briefs on the topic to the U.S. Supreme Court. The social network said it would post links to its filings on the LGBTQ@Facebook page when they become available.

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Outbox, an App that Digitizes Your Snailmail

Outbox is a $4.99 per month subscription service that retrieves all of your physical mail 3 times each week, scans all of the papers, and shreds them before recycling. The digital files are available for you to peruse from your iPhone, iPad, or computer at anytime. You can also choose to have any mail re-delivered to you and Outbox will bring them to your door each week.

The company has more stringent checks than USPS, and its shredding system ensures that your documents are discarded safely with $1 million in identity theft protection. If you are a frequent traveler, you no longer have to get a neighbor to retrieve you mail while you are away. Outbox can also send your favorite magazines to friends for sharing while you are away.

The best part about Outbox is the ability to unsubscribe to magazines and junkmail. This service alone can un-clutter your mailbox and make receiving mail much more enjoyable. Outbox’s app comes with great organizing tools so you can separate your mail into separate folders or start to-do lists based on deadlines.
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Candy Crush Saga Rejoins Top Android Apps List

King.com’s Candy Crush Saga app has joined the top free Android apps list this week at No. 8, according to research from Google Play. The candy-themed video game is a puzzle adventure that aims to be as addictive as sugar.

Below, we’ve listed the top free Android apps of the week. The list links to Google Play’s research about the individual apps, including user reviews.

As part of Mediabistro’s Media App Summit which took place last year, we spotlight the top free apps every week–helping our readers discover, enjoy and analyze successful content. Read more

Adobe Releases Photoshop Touch for Android and iOS

Adobe’s professional photo editing tool, Photoshop Touch, is finally available for smartphones at a price of $4.99. The app comes with an additional 2GB of storage on Adobe Cloud service so you can sync projects between various devices while saving valuable space on your phone.

Photoshop Touch has been available for iPad, Kindle, and Google’s Nexus but this version is designed for smaller screens. Having device specific editions allows Adobe to slightly diverge and offer varying experiences optimized for screen sizes and hardware advantages.

Much like the tablet version, Photoshop Touch on the phone has core Photoshop features like layers, advanced selections tools, adjustments and filters. We also packed in features exclusive to Photoshop Touch, like Scribble Selection for high-precision selections using only your finger, and Camera Fill for real-time creative blending of your camera feed with layers. This app features the same creative filters as the tablet version, like Color Drops and Acrylic Paint, and also a new Ripple filter.

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Amazon Brings Cloud Player App To the iPad

Amazon has updated its Amazon Cloud Player app for iOS devices making it available for the iPad and the iPad Mini. The free app, was previously available for the iPhone and iPod Touch, but has now been optimized for Apple tablets.

The app lets customers stream music stored in Amazon’s Cloud Player on their device. Users can either download their existing library to the device or they can play music from the cloud. The play will also play music that is already stored on their device.

“We introduced our Cloud Player app for iPhone and iPod touch last summer and it’s been incredibly popular with our customers so we’ve now expanded it to iPad,” explained Steve Boom, VP of digital music for Amazon, in a statement. “Our goal is to make Cloud Player the most widely compatible cloud playback solution available, giving our customers the ability to buy their music once and enjoy it everywhere.”

Kickstarter Campaign Raising Money For OS You Can Wear On Your Wrist

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StormFly is raising money on Kickstarter for an innovative new product that is best described as a PC you can wear on your wrist. An alternative to cloud computing, the creators of StormFly are calling their technology “Now Computing” and with four days to go in the campaign, StormFly has raised just over $74,000 and needs your help to make their $100,000 goal.

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