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Caitlin covers Apple news, social networks, and the sharing economy from IDG's New York bureau.

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FireChat hopes to tame trolls with make-your-own chat rooms

The second release of the growing anonymous, off-the-grid messaging app is giving you the power to control the conversation.

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Why App.net is failing: Duh, it needs more apps

The open-source social platform was all about apps, but never spawned a single standout service.

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Evernote and LinkedIn want to save business cards—or just digitize them

LinkedIn is folding its own business card scanning app, CardMunch, and migrating users over to Evernote.

Tumblr takes a page from Myspace with on-the-go bedazzling

Now you can customize your Tumblr straight from your smartphone with all the bright colors and obscene fonts your heart desires.

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You&Me is HowAboutWe’s take on messaging for the ‘modern couple’

The popular dating site is rolling out a Snapchat-esque app designed to keep couples close.

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Dining out? Let your phone pick up the check

Forget your cash and credit cards: Apps like Dash, Cover, and OpenTable let you settle your bill right from your phone.

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Facebook, the fitness tracker: The social network buys Moves to see your activity

Is the world’s largest social network jumping on the wearables bandwagon?

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Lesson learned: Facebook's new friend-finding feature is optional

Facebook has tried friend-finding using your phone’s location before, but it's making the feature opt-in this time around.

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Meet the new Twitter, same as the old Facebook

Twitter is snagging some of Facebook’s features, but risks losing its personality in the process.

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No more in-app chat: Facebook moving messages to Messenger

Users will have to install Facebook’s separate Messenger app to keep the conversation going.

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Breather bets $25 is a fair price for an hour of peace

Breather makes finding a quiet place to work in Manhattan or Montreal as easy as ordering a car on Uber or a vacation rental on Airbnb.

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How FireChat is using an obscure iOS feature to change messaging

A new texting app is using peer-to-peer networking to take bad cell reception and Wi-Fi congestion out of the equation.

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Facebook Messenger update upgrades group chat features

Party-planning and family chat-fests get easier with a separate Groups tab.

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Twitter adds photo-sharing features as Instagram nips at the network's heels

The social network now lets you tag photos and tweet multiple images without using up your 140 precious characters.

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Cloak maps your enemies and exes so you never run into them again

Want to avoid bumping into people you’re “friends” with on Instagram and Foursquare? There’s an app for that.

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