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Quicket, the app that wants to be your “one stop shop” app for travel has today released an update that lets you see friends on the same flight from more networks than before. In October the company announced that it would allow users to see Facebook friends on the same flight, complete with their faces on the seat map. Today’s update means you can tap into more networks than before and see followers and work colleagues thanks to further social integration. The app also does everything from allow you to book tickets and keep track of your upcoming flights to getting… This story continues at The Next Web

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In our Apps of the Year series, The Next Web team shares personal recommendations for gifts to give this holiday season. This time, it’s apps. I’ve a confession to make. In between publishing posts, responding to emails at work and bantering with my teammates, when my brain feels a bit fried, I turn to TwoDots to take my mind off reality. The sequel to the beautifully minimalistic mobile game Dots, TwoDots is an adorably addictive adventure where you not only connect the dots to gain points, but go through a series of goals for each level to move forward. Compound this with… This story continues at The Next Web

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If you’re a Skype user in India and need to make some holiday calls over to the western hemisphere, you may be in luck. Skype today announced it is allowing its users located in India to make free calls to the US and Canada. Users can call either landline or mobile phones and don’t need to go through any special set-up process other than having a Skype account. The offer is valid until 00:01 Indian Standard Time on March 1, so you’ll have a few months to make all the free phone calls you want. ➤ Skype via NDTV

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This article is brought to you by KineMaster, the only professional video editor available for Android devices.Traditionally, Android hasn’t been much of a home for those who want to be really visually creative. Now that’s started to change. Case in point? Look no further than KineMaster. KineMaster has been designed as a fully-fledged video editing suite for your Android device. Whether you’re a journalist, filmmaker, producing a commercial clip or a home movie, this app has you covered. Importing videos from your device is a breeze and there are plenty of video themes, from ‘Baby’ and ‘I Love You’ to ‘Comic Book’ and ‘Alien Invasion’. Then it’s into the edit itself. You’ll find a powerful suite of… This story continues at The Next Web

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Israeli startup Shopcloud has just launched its latest app that lets users create digital notes with photos and leave them around the world for others to find. It’s kind of like graffiti minus the vandalism. With Space Tag, users can snap a photo and add a note to create a post; they can then share it on social networks, or simply leave it on Space Tag universe for others to stumble upon when they visit the same location. Space Tag users can scan an area they’re visiting with a smartphone, and the app reveals virtual green dots that indicate all… This story continues at The Next Web

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Admitting you need therapy is the easy part – finding a therapist whom you can easily access, afford and feel comfortable with is the problem. Last month, we checked out Talkspace, an app that provides 24/7 therapy service from licensed psychologists via text. Today, the app has officially launched on Android. Talkspace works by letting you chat with a therapist starting at $25 a week. The process is designed to be as budget-friendly as possible while providing more anonymity and discreetness. You can also set up a 4-digit privacy code before accessing the chats so friends can’t snoop in on your personal business. Although Talkspace may… This story continues at The Next Web

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Earlier this year, Ultrakam Apps launched a video shooter for Apple’s iPhone 5 series that was capable of recording 2K footage. Now, in the wake of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the company today released a new app capable of shooting 4K resolution video. In an effort to compete with the likes of the GoPro Hero4, the Sony F55 CineAlta 4K and other 4K video cameras, the new Ultrakam 4K app seeks to incorporate super high quality video into the smartphone you always have with you. Targeted to professional videographers, but easy enough to learn for videographers of all skill levels, the new Ultrakam 4K also has its… This story continues at The Next Web

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We wrote about Lingua.ly, which uses a combination of a Chrome plugin and app to allow users to learn foreign words through reading real news articles, earlier this year when it launched on Android. Now Lingua.ly has made the leap to iOS. The new app includes an iOS 8 widget and adds support for 4 new languages – Italian, German, Dutch and Portuguese – along with French, Spanish , English, Arabic and Hebrew. Using the Lingua.ly app, you can read a news article in one of the supported languages, highlight a word you don’t understand and add it to the app’s Smart… This story continues at The Next Web

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Opera’s Coast browser launched on iOS earlier this year and it’s now time for another major update. Opera Coast 4.0 has just arrived with a host new content-focused features and Handoff support baked in. The biggest new feature in Opera Coast 4.0 is Discover, which serves up a selection of top stories and articles from across the web when you search in the app. Under the hood, Opera has incorporated its Turbo data-saving technology into Coast 4.0. Keep it switched on and the browser will automatically compress content when you’re on GPRS/Edge networks or using international roaming. Coast has also gained… This story continues at The Next Web

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Drag-and-drop website creation tool Pikock has just got an update that helps its users set up their online presence more easily than before. Among the new features is the smart blocks editor, which includes 100 ready-to-use content elements – like contact information, team profiles, and store locations – that users can drag, drop and edit on their pages without worrying about formatting or breaking layouts. Additionally, the image upload tool now packs a bunch of filters to apply to images before adding them to pages. There’s also a new background gallery with a range of photos to choose from, and apply to… This story continues at The Next Web

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Earlier this year, Rocket Internet’s CEO said he wanted to the startup factory’s companies to conquer all corners of the globe. Its latest assault on Europe focuses on the continent’s estate agents. Berlin-based Nestpick, which launched in the Netherlands earlier this year, aims to “revolutionize the rental market for a new generation”, and has just announced it’s expanding into the UK, France, Italy and Spain. The startup targets a young market, aiming to snap up business from international students looking for medium term lets in the cities where they’re studying. It matches landlords with rooms to rent with tenants. Like traditional… This story continues at The Next Web

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One thing about TNW readers is that as well as being obsessed with technology, many of you are creative and have a great sense of style, too. In this guide, we’ve collected 15 ideas like speakers, sunglasses, a wearable camera… even a neat way to tidy up your cables. In fact, let’s start right there… Cord Taco Pack of 5 “The Cord Taco 5-Pack will help you clean up all of those wires in your bag, pocket, car or wherever they are.” $23.75 Click the image for more information. The Butler Home Organizer This useful accessory is the perfect home… This story continues at The Next Web

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There may still be a couple of weeks left before 2014 becomes history, but Google has today shared the top searches of the year, showing us what people and topics were on our minds as we used the world’s most popular search engine. The report was previously called ‘Zeitgeist’, but this year Google has given it the more vanilla moniker ‘Year in Search.’ It’s a mixture of ‘trending’ and ‘most-searched’ lists. Trending lists feature searches that had the highest spike in traffic over a sustained period in 2014, versus 2013. Most-searched charts are based on sheer volume of searches throughout the year. While you may have… This story continues at The Next Web

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Google may have to shell out a pretty penny in The Netherlands if it fails to update its privacy policy by the end of February, reports Bloomberg. The search giant has a little over two months to comply with Dutch data regulators’ demands, which include asking users for their “unambiguous consent”, and giving them “clear and consistent information” about the way personal information is being used by the company. If it fails to fix its privacy policy in time, Google will have to pay €15 million ($18.7 million) in fines. Google faced similar issues in France last year, when the country’s… This story continues at The Next Web

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After introducing recurring bank transfers and low balance alerts in its mobile apps, Google Wallet now lets iOS users split payments, reports Engadget. With the latest version of Google Wallet for iOS devices, you can just enter the amount you want to split and then list your contacts and their shares of the total. The app will then send a request to each user to settle up with you, with an optional reminder of the event or purchase that was spent on. This update also brings Touch ID support for logins, as well as the ability to see your loyalty… This story continues at The Next Web

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Following the launch of its Facebook-based social recommendations in September, Netflix is now extending the feature to its Android app. The update brings movie and TV show recommendations to Netflix users’ Android devices via rich notifications; you can watch, get more info, or thank your friend for a recommendation. Netflix has also worked on an Android Wear integration that sends these recommendation alerts to your smartwatch too, with the aforementioned actions available on your wrist. ➤ Netflix on Android Just Got a Lot More Social [Netflix US &Canada Blog] [Netflix for Android]  

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Everyone has too much stuff, right? Most of the time it’s too good to throw away, but there’s nowhere to keep it and sending things to storage is a hassle. StuffGenie, a new Hong Kong based company is hoping to bring that process into the smartphone age. The service allows you to order containers for your items, which are shipped to you overnight. Once packed, you add a title, description and upload pictures of your stuff online before sending them back. The company then puts your goods into humidity-controlled storage and you’re able to request items back from the company… This story continues at The Next Web

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It’s not like there aren’t a million different ways to share what’s on your mind already, but Plague is a new take on sharing. Bizarre names aside, the premise of Plague is that you share a status like you would on Twitter or Facebook but it instead of showing in a feed it “infects” those nearby who see the status before it goes further. When it appears for those users nearby, they have the option to either infect those near them or to stop the infection. Plague statuses can be text, links or images which have your location attached in order to infect… This story continues at The Next Web

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Following up on its September acquisition of Aviary, the popular photo editing platform, app and SDK, Adobe today announced in a blog post that the newest version of the Aviary SDK has now been integrated as the image editing component of Adobe’s own Creative SDK. This move will let developers easily integrate Adobe’s technology directly into their own apps and Websites. According to Adobe’s Vijay Vachani, “Today, you’ll find a new and improved version of the Aviary SDK on the Aviary site. You’ll also find the brand new Aviary SDK integrated as the Image Editing component of the Creative SDK to give you easy… This story continues at The Next Web

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Following Senator Al Franken’s open letter to Uber, the company has responded to his concerns — raised after it was revealed that the company tracked reporters without their permission. In Uber’s response, published by Franken’s office, the company says that an employee, Josh Mohrer, accessed the reporter’s account “improperly” while responding to emails from her and goes on to say that the same employee accessed her data because “she was 30 minutes late” and he “wanted to escort her to the meeting location.” Uber says that Mohrer received disciplinary action for the misuse of that data. The company also attempts to… This story continues at The Next Web

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The wait is over! Support for HBO GO has finally arrived to the Amazon Fire TV, adding “more than 1,700 titles” to its roster of available content. That’s great news for those who are considering streaming devices for Christmas, considering the price has also been dropped down from $99 to $79 until December 28. The company said support for the $39 Fire TV stick will come later next spring – so just hold on to your hats just a while longer. ➤ HBO GO Now Available on Amazon Fire TV

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File this under, LOLWUT? Bose looks like it’s embarking on its own cloud streaming music service. In a job posting found by Hyperbot, the company is looking for a Senior User Experience Designer: Cloud Music Services. Whoever gets the job will join the “Algorithms & Cloud Experiences group.” According to the posting, the team does the following: …imagines new customer-facing features, designs compelling user interfaces, envisions appropriate software architecture and infrastructure, and implements compelling proofs of concept that can be scaled to serve millions of users. So yeah, a streaming music service to compete with Spotify, Rhapsody, Rdio, Beats Music, Google Play… This story continues at The Next Web

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In our Apps of the Year series, The Next Web team shares personal recommendations for gifts to give this holiday season. This time, it’s apps. Sometimes you pick a favorite app because it’s beautiful, and sometimes you pick a favorite because it does its job flawlessly. PushBullet doesn’t quite fit either of those, but I use it virtually every day, making it one of my most used apps. It was updated to look a bit nicer on the desktop recently though, which helps. Essentially, it’s a multi-faceted Android/desktop/Chrome app that allows you to do a whole load of things, like see notifications from your… This story continues at The Next Web

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Today, Foursquare launched its revamped iPad app after officially separating Foursquare and Swarm earlier this year. The app also comes with a Top Picks section to recommend up-and-coming events, newly popular joints and local favorites. You can also use this section to find recommendations for travel destinations around the world. The new Foursquare app for iPad is free and is available today.. ➤  Introducing Foursquare for the iPad, the best way to plan your holiday travels.

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Microsoft’s Sway, a new tool for telling your story without the hassle is now available for all to use without invitations. The company said in the ten weeks since Sway’s preview website launched, it had 175,000 requests to join and a million unique visitors. Sway is also getting a number of new features today following user requests. Microsoft has added undo and redo, bulleted lists, direct text editing on the canvas, easier reordering, PDF import and more. It appears Microsoft is still limiting the iPhone app by country; as it’s now made it available in Australia as well as New Zealand. The… This story continues at The Next Web

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