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TweetDeck for Android gets full landscape support, TwitPic integration and short URLs

TweetDeck for Android has just been updated to 1.0.3. This update, while not a major one, isn't all about fixing bugs either. Some important -- and previously missing -- functionality is now built in. TweetDeck for Android now has support for landscape mode for all update detail views, and gets support for TwitPic and manual URL shortening through Bit.ly. Users can now delete direct messages...

Google Maps 4.7 for Android adds Hotpot features

Google has announced that Google Maps for Android now supports Hotpot, Google's new local recommendation engine. You can now rate places and write reviews from your phone. This is made easy by a rating widget that you can add to your homescreen. You can also rate and review places straight from any Place page -- these are in the process of being rolled out into Google mobile search results for...

Yahoo Messenger for Android now does video calls, Yahoo Mail for Android updated

The Android apps for Yahoo's two most important services -- Messenger and Mail, have received updates. Both apps now support contact sync between Yahoo Contacts and your smartphone's address book. Yahoo Messenger for Android finally has built-in support for video calls, a feature that Yahoo has announced a while back but that until now has only made its way into Yahoo's iOS apps. There are...

Loopt for iPhone adds support for Facebook Places

Loopt was the first location-based service to hit the iPhone and is still going strong, despite increasing competition in the field. And now it has support for Facebook Places! This lets you see the location of friends using Facebook Places on the same map that shows where your Loopt friends are. You can also easily view a friend's location history, regardless of whether that friend has used...

Your Facebook friends list is coming to AOL Instant Messenger

AOL and Facebook have just announced one of the biggest and most useful social networking partnerships to hit the Internet since ... well, ever. Now, instead of having to use Facebook Chat -- which is frankly kind of clunky and obnoxious -- you'll be able to chat with all your Facebook buddies via AOL Instant Messenger. It's peanut butter meets jelly! Friends list meets buddy list! AIM meets...

Free My Feed frees your password-protected RSS feeds for use in online readers

If you're an avid Google Reader fan, you might want to read your friends' Twitter updates in Google Reader alongside your other subscriptions instead of on the Twitter homepage or in a 3rd party application. Although Twitter offers an RSS feed for your friends timeline, strangely it's a password-protected feed. Considering that you can freely find out who someone is following, and then reconstruct...

Need interesting bookmark suggestions? Try inSuggest!

inSuggest for bookmarks is the latest way to get more out of your del.icio.us account. For those not familiar, del.icio.us (now owned by Yahoo!) is a thoroughly handy little site that lets you quickly save, tag and share bookmarks. It's a great service, but it would be an even bigger deal if there were a way to find other bookmarks you might want to see based on the ones you're feeding in....

Texas Attorney General declares MySpace plan "smoke and mirrors"

Earlier today we told you about how 49 states are going into a comprehensive partnership with MySpace to stop sexual predators and protect children on social networks. Those of us good at geography remember that there are 50 states, so who is the odd one out that isn't part of this "joint statement?" In case you haven't guessed it yet, it's the Lone Star State, Texas. Greg Abbott, the Texas...

MySpace agrees to take measures against sexual predators

The Associated Press reports MySpace is looking to implement structural changes as well as independent monitoring in the hope of blocking sexual predators from preying upon its innocent user base. MySpace supposedly has made the agreement with 49 states, and is going to make the announcement official later today. Considering that last year Internet safety ranked as one of the top 10 children's...

Jaiku releases Nokia Series 60 client

Jaiku, the Finnish presence service, is turning up the heat on rivals such as Twitter today with the "ahead of schedule" final release of a dedicated Nokia Series 60 client for the service. The application, which runs all the time on compatible (switched on) handsets, has a pretty impressive feature list including: threaded conversations status updating a live updating buddy status list ...

New Facebook apps for LastFm and Twitter

Now that Facebook threw down the gauntlet with their new Facebook Platform which allows unprecedented access to developers to add third party apps, we're going to see lots more fun tools to use within Facebook. Here are two for Twitter and LastFM. Twitter You can post tweets in Facebook, but you lose that cute pink girl icon with with a tree branch and a cloud. If that doesn't bother you, it is SO...

StumbleVideo: Cool video aggregator from StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon is one of the old dogs of the social bookmarking biz, but apparently it can be taught a new trick or two. StumbleVideo is a new section of the site clearly aimed at people who are bored and want something neat to watch. And it works pretty well. It aggregates bookmarked videos from the usual suspects--YouTube, Google Video, etc.--and shuffles them for you, so you can watch one video...

kuler - Slick social color picker from Adobe

I'm not sure I've ever understood the web's obsession with color pickers, i.e. apps that help you build color schemes for whatever you're trying to design. Maybe that means I'm good at designing my own color schemes, or maybe it means that I'm really, really bad at it. At any rate, some of them are pretty cool, including kuler, a newish one from Adobe Labs. Characteristically, kuler is...

New Last.fm features: Flash player, concerts, free MP3s, and more

Recently social music site Last.fm unveiled an impressive array of new features, the first since July. Here's a breakdown: Flash player Previously listening to Last.fm radio required downloading and installing a desktop app, which was less than optimal. While the desktop player remains, Last.fm now also has a version in Flash that plays inside your browser. It's compact and works pretty much as...

Medium: Browse with your friends

GigaOM is running a profile of Medium, a new startup that "thinks it can help make web browsing social by telling you what pages your friends are on at any moment, and where people are congregating on the web at that instant." The software comes in the form of a Firefox sidebar that displays real-time map of the web with the site you're currently visiting in the middle and "related"...