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Meet Ello, an ad-free social network that's proudly pro-privacy (but with caveats)

The site still gathers certain types of data about users

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The Tao of Apple rumors

How do rumors keep moving? Energy is never lost.

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Head for Facebook review: Direct access to Facebook on your Mac desktop

There are several Twitter apps, but there really isn't a Facebook app. Head for Facebook is the closest thing to a dedicated Facebook app.

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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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How to get photos from your digital camera to Instagram in 3 easy steps

The best photos on Instagram weren't taken with a smartphone. Make your account stand out by learning how to get photos from your DSLR or point-and-shoot onto Instagram in no time.

Reading List: Apple tries to buy chic

The company's also helping users avoid marketers in iOS 8 and its much-anticipated stock split is now here.

5 tips for avoiding Internet dopiness

No one's prefect, but there's no reason to advertise your imperfections by doing dopey things on the Internet.

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Closed ranks: Lack of open access to FaceTime and iMessage is good for users

Apple's choice not to open up its popular communication platforms has some downsides, but on the whole has resulted in a safe environment in which privacy reigns supreme.

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Bring a smile to your Macs and iOS devices by enabling emoji

Looking to spice up your social networking posts and emails with a few colorful icons? Emoji can help, and best of all, they're easy to enable on both OS X and iOS.

Bring a smile to your Macs and iOS devices by enabling emoji

Looking to spice up your social networking posts and emails with a few colorful icons? Emoji can help, and best of all, they're easy to enable on both OS X and iOS.

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GemShare is like Yelp written by only people you know

Get the best word-of-mouth recommendations from the people you (should) trust the most: Your friends and family.

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