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Twitter officially unveils more-restrictive API

As promised, Twitter on Wednesday released more details about version 1.1 of its API, outlining the specifics of the increasingly restricted access it will offer third-party developers to its service.

Nuance announces Dragon Dictate 3

Nuance on Wednesday announced the launch of Dragon Dictate for Mac 3, the latest generation of its much-loved voice transcription software.

TechHive: Join Google+ Hangouts directly from Google Calendar

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When you want to schedule a hangout with someone, you no longer have to tediously type it into your Google Calendar. Instead, you can schedule and join with a single click.

Tweetbot for Mac returns in beta form

A few days after pulling the Tweetbot for Mac alpha due to new Twitter API restrictions, developer Tapbots released a beta version of its Twitter client. But the new release won't let you add or reauthorize any accounts.

Facebook cleanses pages of fraudulent "Likes"

Facebook plans to cleanse pages of fraudulent "Likes" that have been injected by scammers to impart a false sense of popularity on profiles.

Browser plug-in and website warn about data harvesting by Facebook apps

Secure.me has launched a website and a browser plug-in designed to make Facebook users aware of the personal information that gets harvested by third-party applications.

Parallels launches Desktop 8 for Mac

Parallels on Thursday announced the launch of Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac, the latest generation of its applications that lets users run Windows on Mac computers.

Twitter appeals court ruling to turn over user information

Twitter has filed an appeal of a New York judge's June decision requiring the company to turn over detailed information about a user tied to the Occupy Wall Street protest movement.

Remains of the Day: Live long and prosper

The latest update to Mountain Lion may restore some MacBooks' battery life, but the OS can also stop certain applications in their tracks. Meanwhile, Facebook's iOS app gets a new lease on life, thanks to the injection of some native code

Facebook gets FTC clearance for Instagram acquisition

The Federal Trade Commission has cleared Facebook's proposed acquisition of mobile photo-sharing service Instagram in an unanimous vote.

Twitter app makers trying to figure out the future

Twitter's recent API rule changes place various limits on what third-party app developers can offer. Staff writer Lex Friedman spoke to the developers behind several popular Twitter clients to find out what the future holds.

Ustream preps iPhone app for live-streaming video to Facebook profiles

Facebook users will be able to broadcast live iPhone video on their Timelines using an app from Ustream.

Twitter hands down new, strict rules for third-party developers

Twitter on Thursday laid out new, significantly stricter rules for third-party developers who aim to leverage the microblogging service's API.

Pinterest goes all-in with mobile, releasing iPad and iPhone apps

Looking to get in on the booming mobile market, social network Pinterest has unveiled iOS and Android mobile apps for its pinboard service.

Twitter co-founders seek to shake up Web publishing with Medium

Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone have unveiled a preview of Medium, which they describe as a new Web publishing platform.