App Review: Echofon for Twitter

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Echofon is a Twitter utility that makes things simple and basic, and that is not a bad thing. Those qualities are exactly what has kept me loyal to Echofon since I purchased my iPhone. It does not have Facebook integration, nor does it get fancy with too many ways to customize. With a sleek design, Echofon sticks to what Twitter does best.

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Interview with Jon Medved, CEO of Vringo (Facetones)

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Facetones is a mobile app that generates a video slideshow of your friends’ Facebook photos whenever they call you or you call them. It automatically matches your phone’s contact list with your Facebook friends so that when you ring each other, you see a visually exciting video slideshow of their pictures on your phone.

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Boxee Box getting closer with pre-orders and new Intel chipset

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If you were going to jump for that Apple TV, you may want to hold off, as the DLink Boxee Box is planned to hit mail boxes this November. The original launch was slated for June, but due to a switch from the NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipest, to an Intel Atom CE4100 platform, Boxee Box is now back on track and is taking pre-orders for $199.

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Rogers announces three new “Social View” plans, no details

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It’s clear that Rogers Wireless wants to capitalize on our interest in social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. They know that people want to stay connected in that way, so the marketing efforts are shifting in that direction. That’s why Rogers has three new “Social View” plans for us to consider.

Well, sort of. Not really. There’s an announcement that came out this week about the three new plans, but Rogers isn’t exactly forthcoming with what these plans will entail. Instead, they’re just saying it’s part of the “Social View” feature

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Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two: Specs and perspective

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The journey has taken longer than any of us expected, but that whole “Project Pink” business at Microsoft finally emerged as something real yesterday when the company revealed the Microsoft Kin line of mobile phones. This release follows the acquisition of Danger and a partnership with Verizon, Sharp, and Vodafone.

To usher in its freshman foray into self-branded cell phone hardware, Microsoft is going to offer two different handsets at launch: the Kin One and the Kin Two. You may have once known these by their respective codenames during the Project Pink development: Turtle and Pure.

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