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Kevin Abosch, the photographer behind the minimalist aesthetic of the Lenka black and white camera app, has heard the pleas of photographers who wanted something just like Lenka — except for color photos. Abosch’s brand new photo app, Kimiko Pro Color Cam, answers that call. If you know how to use Lenka — and who does not know how to use Lenka? — then you already know how to use Kimiko. The interface is identical to Lenka’s, including the steady illumination button that toggles on or off — no flash, thank you. The subtle cool-warm tint in Lenka translates into a stronger color temperature... This story continues at The Next Web

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Cooliris just posted on its site that it has been acquired by Yahoo. The company stated the following on its site: Cooliris is passionate about creating fast, fluid mobile experiences for content and communication – as exemplified by our newest product, BeamIt. Yahoo has a clear vision and unwavering commitment to making mobile an intuitive and effortless experience. This makes Yahoo the perfect partner for Cooliris, and we are excited to come together to bring indispensable products to a worldwide audience. Developing ➤ We are delighted to announce that Cooliris has been acquired by Yahoo! [Cooliris]        

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Earlier this week, Parrot announced its latest drone, the Bebop, and the Android-based Skycontroller remote. Here are our impressions from our brief flight time with the gadget, which goes on sale in early December. Parrot is probably best known for its AR.Drone quadcopter. While the the device has been one of the best-selling drones on the market, it has remained on the low-end of the market while companies like DJI take over the mid- to high-end. Bebop costs $499 as a standalone device and $899 with the Skycontroller. That’s a sizable jump up from the $399 price of Parrot’s AR.Drone... This story continues at The Next Web

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Well, that’s awkward. According to a report by Droid Life, AT&T stores are being asked to return early Nexus 6 stock because of a bug that causes random reboots and renders the device inoperable without a forced restart. Motorola accepted blame for the issue earlier today, saying it delivered a small number of Nexus 6 devices to AT&T customers with faulty software. It has since corrected the issue, and all phones currently shipping should be okay – the company will provide replacements for affected users. If you’re an AT&T customer who’s experienced issues with your shiny new Nexus 6, it’s definitely... This story continues at The Next Web

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The Narrative Clip, the tiny wearable camera that captures a snapshot of your life every 30 seconds, used to lack a way to browse your photos on a desktop computer. No longer – the iOS and Android apps have been joined by a Web app for desktop browsers. This makes exploring your ‘moments’ that little bit more convenient. Meanwhile, the mobile apps now have a ‘Jump to Date’ feature that makes managing a large collection of moments that little bit easier. For some reason that feature isn’t yet available in the Web app, but it’s good to see Narrative continue to develop... This story continues at The Next Web

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Joey Kotkins is the CMO and co-founder of Inside Social. This is an excerpt from Inside Social’s e-book on ecommerce social-selling best practices – a study of 100 top brands. We all know social networks are not to dismissed when it comes to modern day marketing, but should your brand even bother with emerging networks like Wanelo, Polyvore, Instagram or Snapchat? With a seemingly endless amount of social networks and new ones popping up all the time, it can be hard to determine which ones are worth the time and energy. Emerging social platforms have great potential for e-commerce brands. They’re... This story continues at The Next Web

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Google’s rocky relationship with European government looks like it could be getting rockier. A new draft motion spotted by the Financial Times is looking to break Google’s search engine away from the company’s other services. Google’s search engine has traditionally been met with controversy in Europe but this would be a major blow the company. The EU is considering the move as a measure to remedy Google’s dominance in the field – the argument is that Google search highlights its own products over competitors, damaging competitors’ profits. The document is being backed by the parliaments two largest factions, the European... This story continues at The Next Web

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Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of The Obstacle Is The Way, the founder of Brass Check Marketing and gives monthly book recommendations to 30,000 people here. Like all people, I’d like to think I am a productive person. If I am, however, it’s because I’ve been ruthlessly efficient at one thing: stealing secrets and methods from people a lot smarter than me. In my career, I’ve had the fortune of coming in contact with bestselling authors, successful entrepreneurs, investors, executives and creative people. Some I didn’t meet, but I found their thoughts in book form. Whether they knew it... This story continues at The Next Web

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Square recently announced plans to support chip-based credit cards with new hardware as it expands globally, but it seems the company isn’t ignoring alternative payment methods, such as Apple Pay. In an interview with CNN, Square founder Jack Dorsey said his company plans to begin accepting Apple’s new transaction standard at some point in 2015. He doesn’t specify whether this will be through the upcoming chip-card readers or additional new hardware, however. Although EMV-based chip cards use similar technology to the NFC of Apple Pay, it doesn’t seem Square’s recently announced hardware directly supports the latter. There’s no word on whether Square also intends... This story continues at The Next Web

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and tech fans know what that means — Black Friday is nearly here, baby! If you’re already in the mood to score some great gear, check out our amazing deals on quality tech toys, essential mobile accessories and the ultimate tool to keep you safe while browsing. Go! NES30 Controller Whether you still love classic games from your childhood or want to get an edge in today’s modern mobile titles, the NES30 Controller lets you play like you mean it — with a retro 80s vibe. Detailed to look just like the original NES... This story continues at The Next Web

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Disco Fingers sounds like the name of a club drug invented by Chris Morris but is, in fact, a new music creation app  for iPad that makes composing tunes cartoonishly simple. The three-person Norwegian startup behind Disco Fingers spent a year testing out different ways of simply composing tunes. Their solution lets you put together songs by placing dancing creatures on a 2D grid. Hit play and the grooving little fellas are turned into beats. Different characters represent different instruments and you have the option of recording your own voice with various effects filters. While the app is free, a $4.69 (£2.99)... This story continues at The Next Web

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Apple has updated iWork for iCloud to add support for eight new languages and 50 new fonts. The changes can be found in the cloud-based versions of Pages, Numbers and Keynote. The new languages supported by iCloud for iWork are French, German, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese, Arabic (Pages only) and Hebrew (Pages only). Apple has also revised the main toolbar to make it easier to change the name of your document. Keynote and Pages both got app-specific updates. The presentation software gains the option to hide the slide navigator – handy if you’re using a small device – while the... This story continues at The Next Web

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Do you love social media (we mean SERIOUSLY dig it)? Are you pretty slick when it comes to creating content on Snapchat, Vine, Instagram, and/or Pinterest? Can you find your way around Adobe Photoshop and smash out quick image edits under pressure? If so, keep reading… we might be a match made in social media geek heaven! We are currently looking for: 1x Social Media / Community Manager Intern (full-time) in North America 1x Social Media / Community Manager Intern (part-time) in the UK/Europe Did you know… The Next Web has 3,500,000+ followers across the all the major social networks.... This story continues at The Next Web

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Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io. “What’s On Your Home Screen” is presented by Fueled, a New York and London-based mobile app development company that produces award-winning apps for big brands like Barneys to hot startups like QuizUp. From media, to food, to fashion, serial entrepreneur Soraya Darabi has left a trail of successful companies and products in her path. Soraya started her career as the Manager of Digital Partnerships and Social Media at The New York Times, where she helped position the publisher on Facebook, YouTube and most notably, Twitter. Following the Times, Soraya worked at Drop.io (acquired by Facebook), co-founded... This story continues at The Next Web

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Livefyre today announced the release of Livefyre Studio, a major upgrade to its social content platform that pulls together its disparate apps into a single content management system (CMS). Studio, which is rolling out to all customers, enables new real-time and automated management of user-generated content, such as site comments and social media posts. The new interface features drag-and-drop solutions so that brands and publishers can manage their sites without needing to code. “What’s been happening over the last year, and the reason Studio was created, was a lot of our customers wanted Livefyre to be the source of all... This story continues at The Next Web

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What’s better than scoring top-of-the-line tech gear? Scoring gold top-of-the-line tech gear for free! TNW Deals is giving one lucky winner a brand new iPhone 6 and an iPad Air 2, finished in stunning matte gold. These gorgeous new devices can be yours — all you need to do is enter our super-simple giveaway! To win, simply visit our offer page and enter your email address — that’s it! You can even increase your chances of winning by sharing the offer with your followers on Twitter. Enter today for a chance to rock Apple’s most beautiful phone and tablet yet. ➤... This story continues at The Next Web

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Amazon has another video streaming service up its sleeve to run alongside the company’s existing offering, Amazon Prime Instant Video. That’s according to a report from the New York Post, which says the firm has an ad-supported free video service in development. Amazon Prime Instant comes bundled into the company’s $99 per year Prime membership. The new service would be an alternative to that option, perhaps for customers who don’t see the need for Prime’s speedy shipping and other benefits. This isn’t the first time rumors about an ad-supported Netflix rival from Amazon have appeared. Back in March, the Wall Street Journal... This story continues at The Next Web

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Aereo, the streaming TV service that let users watch near-live TV on mobile devices, has announced that the company is filing for Chapter 11 reorganization in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The company has appointed Lawton Bloom, of financial crisis management specialists Argus, to serve as its Chief Restructuring Officer during the shutdown process. In a post on the company blog, punningly-titled “The Next Chapter”, Aereo’s CEO and founder Chet Kanojia says: “While we had significant victories in the federal district courts in New York and Boston and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals,... This story continues at The Next Web

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Wunderlist has updated its cross-platform to-do app clients for Windows 7, 8 and Windows Phone 8, boasting better performance, new view options, live tile support and more. While a Windows desktop client for Wunderlist has existed and received updates for a long while, the new app for Windows 7 is lighter and quicker by miles. I’ve long been a fan of Wunderlist, but have always found the aging desktop client to be sluggish and slow to respond – until now. This version loads, syncs and lets you add items and lists much faster than before, and the interface has also received a minor refresh... This story continues at The Next Web

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If you want to give someone a special gift experience this Christmas but aren’t sure what they’d enjoy, Tinggly could be the answer. The new service lets you select a price point – it’s starting with $125 (£80) but will launch $250 (£150) and $625 (£400) options in 2015 – and give the gift. The recipient can then choose an experience from across the globe. The options are displayed on a handy world map. Tinggly’s collection includes experiences in 50 countries such as a helicopter flight over Las Vegas, a bungee jump at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and a walk with... This story continues at The Next Web

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Want to show off your cupcake business’ Facebook fan count, Twitter followers or Yelp rating in your store? Flapit can do just that, sitting by your cash register, in your window front or on your wall, for $299. Citing market research that shows a majority of customers are likely to trust brands and stores with a social network presence, Flapit believes that it’s important for businesses to display their online popularity to gain customers’ trust – even offline. To that end, the company has developed a physical social metrics counter that features a split-flap based design reminiscent of classic alarm... This story continues at The Next Web

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Travel sites could be about to have a very unhappy new year. Amazon is set to enter the travel business, according to a report by travel news specialists Skift. It says Amazon has been working with independent hotels and resorts in and around major cities to prepare its new Amazon Travel service. The site claims Amazon Travel could launch as early as January 1, 2015 with hotel options in New York, Los Angeles and Amazon’s home town of Seattle. Amazon’s plan is apparently to allow hotels to post room listings on its site with availability, pricing and photos, charging them 15 percent... This story continues at The Next Web

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Pebble has graced its popular e-paper display-based smartwatch with a firmware update that brings full character support to display notifications in a range of languages, and has also updated its Android app to allow any app to beam notifications. The new firmware now allows for Pebble watches to display notifications in 80 languages, handling special characters like “ß” and “Ż” correctly, instead of displaying ‘unknown character’ boxes in their place. Version 2.1 of the Android companion app allows devices running Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) and newer to push notifications from any app, and let users select which apps they want... This story continues at The Next Web

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The company behind the glass on pretty much every modern smartphone available has announced a new version of its Gorilla Glass product, which it claims is strengthened further against drops. Corning tends to release new versions of Gorilla Glass every year; in 2013, Gorilla Glass 3 featured “native damage resistance” that meant it was better against things like keys in your pocket. It claims that after scientists studied hundreds of shattered screens, the company developed Gorilla Glass 4 to be two times tougher than its competitors and to survive 80% of drops. Corning touts that 40 manufacturers use its Gorilla Glass product... This story continues at The Next Web

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According to a new report from Sandvine, a company that builds equipment for consumer internet service providers, Netflix has topped 35% of overall US internet traffic. The streaming service now reportedly uses 34.89 percent of downstream and 9.4 percent of upstream bandwidth during peak periods on US fixed lines. Sandvine’s report suggests that Netflix is using a whopping 20% more bandwidth than the nearest downstream competitor, YouTube. Netflix is second only to BitTorrent traffic for upstream bandwidth, with the torrenting protocol at a huge 25.49 percent. You might be wondering why Netflix uses upstream traffic when it’s not a peer-to-peer service;  Ars... This story continues at The Next Web

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