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LinkedIn app for Android now available

LinkedIn, the 'professional' social network, has finally launched an Android app. The app has previously been available in beta for a while. The final version includes support for messages, as well as a new Reconnect button, which suggests people you may know based on your profile and current connections. LinkedIn for Android obviously has all the features you'd expect, making it easy to...

Google mobile search gets redesigned results for stocks

Google has launched a new mobile-optimized way to display search results for stocks. This works around the inherent limitations of how much information can be shown at once on a phone's small screen by letting you swipe horizontally to navigate. When you search for your favorite stock ticker symbol on your smartphone, you'll be presented with a result page that can be seen to the left in...

Quickoffice Pro HD launches for Android Honeycomb tablets

Quickoffice has launched a version of its mobile office suite that's tailored specifically for Android Honeycomb tablets. Quickoffice Pro HD, as it's being called, was designed from the ground up for tablet use, and as such features a user interface that's meant to take advantage of the extra screen real estate tablets have compared to smartphones. As expected, Quickoffice Pro HD allows...

Wall Street Journal starts selling single issues through its iPad app

The Wall Street Journal has started selling single issues via its iPad app today, allowing even those who don't subscribe to the publication to get the full digital edition of each day's newspaper. The WSJ iPad app offers some content for free, but full access to each WSJ issue has so far been restricted to subscribers only. This changes today. For $1.99, you'll get the digital equivalent of...

Google Docs overhauls comments with more context and email notifications

Google Docs has received a few new features today, centered around comments -- or 'discussions' as Google likes to call them. The aim is to make discussions about any particular document easier to create, manage and follow. Timestamps and profile pictures are now added to each discussion thread, making it easier to see who made a comment and when. You can also 'resolve' any individual comment,...

LinkedIn Today gives you social news from your peers

LinkedIn has introduced a news aggregation service called LinkedIn Today. This delivers a personalized news experience, letting you quickly discover the top headlines of the day based around what your connections and industry peers are reading and sharing. LinkedIn Today gives you three different social views of professional news. First off, there's what your connections and coworkers are...

Foursquare 3.0 update adds recommendation engine, more deals and SXSW AmEx experiment

As promised in a company blog post, Foursquare 3.0 landed in the App Store packing quite a few changes. The biggest of these is the use of the vast amounts of check-in data Foursquare users generate. The company has now started putting the collective power of every check-in made since its inception two years ago into a new recommendation engine....

Google Apps customers can now purchase additional storage on the cheap

A while back, Google started offering inexpensive storage upgrades for Google Docs storage. Now, users with a domain set up on Google Apps can purchase additional storage, too. The change means you can boost your disk space to 20GB for a paltry $5 per year, or a whopping 1TB for $256 per year (which works out to about $22 per month). That's a very reasonable price for additional cloud storage,...

Intel acquisition of McAfee approved by regulators

In August of 2010, Intel announced it was purchasing McAfee for a cool $7.7 billion in cash. The deal had been held up by U.S. and EU regulators ever since, but the transaction has finally been given the all-clear. The two companies plan to develop security solutions which more tightly integrate hardware and software, a move both claim is imperative in today's rapidly evolving threat...

Gmail Contacts for Google Apps get business specific enhancements

Google's working hard to make their cloud-based Google Apps platform a viable alternative to the traditionally Microsoft Exchange-dominated corporate PIM space. The latest round of improvements focus in on Gmail Contacts for Google Apps, by rolling out the changes Big G made last year for regular Gmail users, plus some business specific changes. For starters, when you add new contact...

News Corp's The Daily expected on Android tablets later this year

Whether you believe that The Daily is made of pure awesomesauce, or is simply a digital artefact of evil, the fact remains that its iPad-exclusivity could make some folks a bit envious. Android users needn't feel left out for long, though, because it looks like the trendy news app is set to make its way onto those shiny new Honeycomb tablets sometime later this year. At least, that's what...

LinkedIn Skills launches to help skill sets and trends stand out

LinkedIn, the professional networking site, has announced the launch of LinkedIn Skills, a new feature that lets you take a close look at data about individuals' skills. You can see who has a particular skill, and how the landscape of skills and expertise is changing over time. You can now search for a particular skill (as seen in the image above), and LinkedIn will show you key people who...

Facebook will require all in-app transactions to use Facebook Credits

Facebook app developers will have to pass all their in-app transactions through the Facebook Credits system starting July 1, according to a post on the official Facebook Developer Blog. Right now, Facebook Credits account for 70% of virtual goods transactions on Facebook, In July, it'll be 100%. That doesn't mean that the in-game currency for every game is now Facebook Credits, though. Games...

Starbucks Card app now available for Android, too -- unofficially

Earlier today, we reported on the launch of Starbucks Card apps for BlackBerry and iPhone. You may have noticed that Android owners were conspicuously missing from the "pay-for-coffee-with-your-phone" club. Not to worry, though: there's an unofficial Android app, too: Starbucks Card Widget. Starbucks Card Widget lets you see your card balance and recent transactions, reload your card from your...

Google pushes for 99.99% uptime for Google Apps, removes downtime from SLA

Google has announced a couple of changes in its service level agreement (SLA) for Google Apps, and they're both to the benefit of Apps users. First of all, Google has decided to outright remove the clause that allowed for scheduled downtime. Google stresses that it's the first major cloud services provider to do so. Google has also chosen to amend the SLA so that even downtime that's shorter...