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Elevate Vines to 6 seconds of high art with a few simple tips

Popular Viners offer pro tips to push the app's limits.

Dish Network wants users to move beyond scrolling through channel guides to find good TV

Dish Network moves beyond its traditional channel guide to app-based program selection via its Hopper DVR.

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Instagram takes another swing at Vine with embed codes

Instagram is finally offering an embed code for users to share public photos and videos on third-party sites.

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Google+ makes a Facebook move to show you links your friends like

Google+ already has hashtags, but now the social network is going full-on Facebook by showing you stuff your friends like.

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Twitter banishes annoying blue dot with direct message syncing

Twitter on Monday updated seven of its apps and clients with small but necessary changes.

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Vine stages comeback (!!!) with cat channels and revines

Vine on Wednesday released an iOS update with new video tools, channels, revines, and protected posts.

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How to manage Gmail labels (and use them as folders)

A recent convert to Gmail, RLConner asked the Answer Line forum about organizing mail into what Google calls "labels,' although they're similar to other services' folders.

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CrowdFlik rides Waze's crowdsourcing wave with new mobile video app

CrowdFlik adds crowdsourcing angle to smartphone shots as tech companies bet big on social video.

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In defense of Facebook: Instagram video is necessary (and awesome)

Facebook critics are claiming Instagram video is a sign that the social network is unoriginal, but if the product is good, does it really matter who was first?

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Hands-on with Instagram video, Vine’s new nemesis

Instagram and Vine are competing for social video space, but Instagram offers more artistic control.

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Instagram's 15-second videos threaten to choke Vine

Facebook is upping the ante in its quest for social domination with a new Instagram video product that takes aim at Vine.

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Video comes to Instagram, with filters and stabilization

Brace yourself for a flood of 15-second videos of steaming latte foam, overtaking your Instagram feed.

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LinkedIn outage prompts security concerns

LinkedIn's domain name was temporarily redirected to a third-party server Thursday, which resulted in a service outage and potentially put user accounts at risk of compromise.

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Nextdoor, your neighborhood social network, buddies up with New York City

Social networking site Nextdoor recently launched an iOS app and is partnering with city governments to share neighborhood alerts.

Facebook finally adds hashtags #holla

Facebook is joining the league of social networks that use hashtags to index conversations about major events.

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