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Genymobile Grabs $7.7 Million To Become The Red Hat Of Android

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Famafox on iOS Aims to Redefine Anonymous Messaging

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Meet Famafox, a new option in the growing trend of anonymous messaging apps. Famafox is an iOS platform built around what it calls “qualified anonymity,” allowing users to be known online without revealing their identity. The app encourages honest communication between users, and includes a ratings system for discouraging cyberbullying and generally rude behavior.

To achieve this qualified anonymity, Famafox requires users to invite ten friends, who must each answer a series of anonymous survey questions, ranking the applicant based on positive character statements. These include things like “I am optimistic,” “I am confident in who I am” and “I am approachable,” among many others. The app’s algorithms rate users based on these responses, giving them a star rating that follows them throughout the app.

Once they’ve successfully activated their account, users can engage with Famafox in three different areas: Feed, Fama and Finder.

The Feed allows users to post questions for others to answer. These questions are separated into appropriate Who, What, Where, When, How and Why categories, and can be posted with a chosen username or anonymously. These questions can be supported by pictures, and users decide if they’d like the question’s responses displayed publicly or kept private. To keep things polite and friendly, users can rate responses based on how helpful they were, or report cases of abuse.

Meanwhile, the app’s Fama area allows users to send direct messages to others, or create circles of users with the same interests for easier communication. Finally, the Finder section of Famafox uses location-based services to find nearby Famafox users, or questions users nearby have posted.

In a future update, the app’s Finder section will expand to support business accounts, allowing companies to send users surveys, or offer promotions and deals in exchange for feedback.

In a statement, Charlie Carroll, founder and president of Famafox, commented on the app’s purpose:

People often see things but are afraid to say them. Famafox lets people post questions and get efficient and qualified feedback. Because it’s anonymous, people are more able to be honest, but it’s also safe because of the qualified rating system. We’re hoping it fosters deeper connections among users.

Famafox is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store.

Article courtesy of SocialTimes Feed

You Can Now Build Your Own Moto 360 Smartwatch On Moto Maker

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Flickr Announces ’20 Under 20′ Collection Of Young Photographers

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Samsung Level Headphone Series Review: Galaxy Owners Only Need Apply

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Toshiba Unveils Bendy Laptops And A Few Tablets For Back-To-School

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Toshiba has just unveiled slightly more than a handful of new devices in anticipation of the back-to-school buying season. The new offerings include three laptops, all of which with some tricks up their sleeves, as well as three different new Toshiba tablets. Let’s start with the most exciting new products and work our way backwards, yes? As a follow-up to the Yoga bendy laptop, Toshiba… Read More

Article courtesy of TechCrunch

Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia Explains The Broadcaster Battle In His Own Words

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In the past year, Aereo has fought legal battles in three different states with broadcasters looking to get the streaming TV service kicked off the air, if you catch my drift.

Tomorrow, the case goes to the main stage in front of the Supreme Court, where lawyers from both sides will make oral arguments before the SCOTUS. Read More

Article courtesy of TechCrunch

Mobile Platforms, Smartwatches, And Golden Handcuffs

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Ask three different smart, knowledgeable people in tech about their views on smartwatches, and you’re bound to receive at least four plausible opinions on the matter. As someone hilariously snarked on Twitter, “even a broken smartwatch opinion will be write twice a day.” Jokes aside, I’ve been getting more excited about smartwatches with the news dribbling out over the past few months and… Read More

Article courtesy of TechCrunch

Blaze Seeks To Save Cyclist Lives With A Laser Projection Bike Light

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More and more urban commuters are embracing cycling as a way to get to and from work and around the city, and more and more cities are embracing cyclists by adding bike lanes and making commutes safer and more fun. But bicycle safety is still a huge issue in even the most bike-friendly cities. A new startup called Blaze hopes to improve rider safety by reimagining the classic bike light.

Blaze’s bike light not only makes it easier for cyclists to see where they’re going when it gets dark, but more importantly, it’s designed to help motorists see them, even when they’re riding in a car’s blind spot. It does that with a laser light projection that projects the image of the bicycle five or six meters in front of where they’re biking.

The Blaze bike light seeks to overcome one of the biggest issues that cyclists face — that is, the propensity of motorists to turn without seeing them. Nearly 80 percent of all bike accidents happen when a cyclist is biking straight ahead, and a motorist turns into them.

(As a cyclist myself, I can say that the biggest wipeout I ever had was when a car tried to turn into me without signalling or seeing me.)

blaze02Not only does the Blaze bike light make you more safe, but it’s also got a lot of other things going for it. It’s rechargeable, USB compatible, and 100 percent waterproof. It has magnetic charging pins, so it has a completely sealed case.

The image it displays is green, which is the most easily seen shade, and also takes very little power to generate. The light has three different modes (high, low, and flashing) provides about 13 hours of usage per charge, and alerts users when the charge starts to run low.

The Blaze bike light comes with a mounting bracket and USB charging cord, and is available for pre-order for $200. It might be a little pricy compared to other bike lights, but you can’t really put a price on safety.

Article courtesy of TechCrunch

Facebook to roll out shared photo albums

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Multiple Facebook users will be able to upload photos to the same albums with Monday’s introduction of shared photo albums by the social network.

Mashable reported on the new feature, saying that Facebook users who create photo albums will be able to grant access to up to 50 contributors, who will be able to share up to 200 photos apiece.

Previously, only the users who created photo albums could upload photos to them, and the total number of images was capped at 1,000.

Shared photo albums will begin rolling out Monday to a “small group” of English-speaking users, and the social network will then extend it to all English-speaking users prior to going global with the feature, Mashable reported.

According to Mashable, shared photo albums have three available privacy settings: public, friends of contributors, and contributors only. Album creators will be able to delete or modify photos, and contributors will retain editing power over images they upload, Mashable reported.

Facebook Software Engineers Bob Baldwin and Fred Zhao discussed the new feature with Mashable, saying that it was hatched during one of the social network’s hackathons, and adding that about one-dozen other engineers contributed to the project.

Baldwin told Mashable:

Right now, if you were at a party and there were three different albums created, you might not be able to see all of the photos, which is kind of confusing and frustrating.

I think one thing that’s really fun about creating products at Facebook is that you’re never quite sure how people will use the product in the end. We’re really excited for launch because we think people will use (shared photo albums) in ways that we’re not even thinking of.

Baldwin and Zhao told Mashable they may increase the limit of 200 photos per contributor in the future, as well as adding more mobile functionality.

Readers: Will you take advantage of shared photo albums when the feature is made available to you?

Image courtesy of Mashable.

Article courtesy of Inside Facebook

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