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The Week in iOS Apps: Get organized

This week's roundup of cool new (and updated) iOS apps includes at least three different ways to set your calendar and track your progress. If you aren't organized after today, it's not our fault.

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Twitter tweaking Direct Messages for easier use across devices

Private conversations will fully sync across devices -- except for the messages you delete.

on techhive.com

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Google courts Apple users with photo-heavy G+ mobile update

The app now includes Google's 'Stories' photo playback program

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Hands-on with Cinamatic, Hipstamatic’s elegant video creator

Cinamatic is designed as a companion -- not a replacement -- to your favorite social feeds.

Facebook courts developers at F8 conference

At its developers conference, Facebook took steps to address privacy concerns by launching a new anonymous login service for mobile apps and it launched a mobile ad network.

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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.

on techhive.com

Rapid Reaction: Businesses unfriend Facebook

Puzzled by Facebook's news feed algorithm some businesses are dropping their presence on the social network in frustration. Zach Miners of IDG News Service breaks it down.

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.

on techhive.com

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First look: Create your own scavenger hunts with Phigital

This new social discovery app emphasizes curated guides that bring you to different locations.

on techhive.com

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Edward Snowden at SXSW: The NSA is setting fire to the future of the Internet

"It's the makers, thinks, and the development community" that can help protect your data from a surveillance dragnet, the NSA whistleblower said via video at a South by Southwest panel

on techhive.com

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Secret aims to be SXSW’s big breakout app

The anonymous social app has taken over Silicon Valley, but needs to prove its worth in Austin.

on techhive.com

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Whisper a Secret to the whole world with no names attached

Anonymous apps let you speak your mind, but at what cost?

on techhive.com

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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.

on techhive.com

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Use apps to turn your Twitter feed into a spoiler-free zone

Are the people in your social media sphere yammering on about House of Cards or the Winter Olympics before you've had a chance to watch? We've looked at some apps that can silence them until you can get to a TV.

on techhive.com

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Extra, extra: Facebook's Paper hits stands

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