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Wickr brings its self-destructing messages to Windows, Mac and Linux

Just like the mobile version, Wickr's new desktop apps sends messages that vanish without a trace. But there's one thing it can't do on the new platforms that's pretty important.

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Social media scheduler Buffer goes big with iOS 8 update optimized for iPads

Now you can manage your social networking posts on a bigger screen.

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Swarm’s Notification Center update makes it slightly more useful

Foursquare's Swarm update now lets you check-in through its Notification Center widget for iOS 8.

Today in Twitter: Updates for Twitter for Mac and Tweetbot for iOS

Twitter for Mac gets new photo options, and Tweetbot for iOS gets the iOS 8 treatment with interactive notifications.

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Party of two: 4 slightly cheesy but still endearing apps for couples

A wave of new, exclusive social networks is here, designed just for you and your significant other.

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Swarm updates leaderboards to rank check-ins by location type

Check-in to more coffee shops than your friends, earn a golden sticker.

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5 iOS apps to easily manage your Twitter account

Staying on top of your Twitter feed can feel like a full-time job. Let these iOS apps do some the heavy lifting.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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