Caitlin McGarryAssociate Editor, TechHive Follow me on Google+

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

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With WhatsApp buy, Facebook wants to become the only network you need

When you send a text, share a photo, or read the news, you’re on Facebook. Just when you think you're out, it pulls you back in.

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VSCO Cam gets social, but Instagram can keep the hearts and hashtags

An iOS update brings social features to popular photo-editing app VSCO Cam, but it's still all about the images.

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Chaatz wants to be the messaging app the world actually needs

A new social messaging service has greater ambitions than disappearing images and stickers.

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How to reclaim your email when LinkedIn’s Intro shuts down

LinkedIn is getting rid of its Intro strips for Mail in iOS, which could affect your email access if you don’t uninstall the service from your phone.

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Reverse phone look-up app Truecaller adds Yelp data to get Americans on board

Truecaller is a popular mobile directory overseas, but is adding more social features to appeal to grow its presence Stateside.

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Paper review: It's the best way to use Facebook

Facebook's new iOS app is the cornerstone of its mobile-first strategy and could replace its core app altogether.

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Extra, extra: Facebook's Paper hits stands

Facebook's stand-alone app combines curated news with your News Feed.

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Facebook finally shakes things up with Paper, the front page for your life

The social network’s new iOS app combines the best of News Feed with curated stories to create the ultimate personalized newspaper.

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GetGlue, reborn as TVTag, makes a second-screen grab

Another TV app is competing for your eyeballs, but this one could actually give Twitter a run for its money.

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Vine's 1st birthday: 3 features the app needs before it turns 2

Vine took the world by storm in 2013, but it needs to innovate or risk boring users before its 2nd birthday.

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Poor security still haunts Snapchat

The messaging app beloved by teens is struggling to plug the holes in its privacy measures.

A new way to pay: Dash rolls out more mobile payment tools at restaurants

The iOS app is adding more features as it tries to make settling your check as simple as a Seamless order.

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Facebook focuses on conversation quality with Branch buy

The world’s largest social network wants to improve the content you see in your News Feed, and that includes discussions.

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Corning cleans up its act with germ-fighting Gorilla Glass

The antimicrobial material Corning introduced at CES may find its way to your iPhones and Samsung gear in the near future.

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