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Backup Plus automates photo and video backups from Facebook, Flickr, YouTube

With the release of the Backup Plus Portable Drive for Mac, Seagate has reinvented its line of portable hard drives, incorporating a number of desirable features into its new design.

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.

From DVD to iMovie to Facebook

A reader rips out his hair while attempting to create a workflow for ripping video from a DVD of his concert performance and posting the resulting clips to Facebook. Chris Breen saves his follicles from further stress.

Twitter's developer crackdown offers App.net a chance to rethink microblogging

Twitter on Thursday issued its strictest crackdown yet on how third-party developers can leverage the service's API. That move may hasten the growth of upstart App.net.

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.

Instagram updates iOS app with Photo Maps, more

Instagram on Thursday unveiled an overhauled version of its popular iOS app, one that lets users see their photographs arrayed on a map of where they were taken.

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.

FTC gives final approval to Facebook privacy settlement

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has approved a settlement with Facebook related to charges that the social networking leader deceived consumers regarding the privacy of their data.

Remains of the Day: Just a little bit

Apple may be doing a little bit of shopping, a California Apple Store is having a little bit of work done, and Macs helped just a little bit with the latest Mars rover.