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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...

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....

Download Squad's Invite-a-Palooza: Day 9

Several readers have written in to request that we contact Streamy for our our Invite-a-Palooza series. Well, folks, today's your day. There seems to be a groundswell of attention forming around this new Web site that wants to give us a new way to tackle our overload of RSS feeds, social networks, instant messengers and bookmarks. Since we last wrote about Streamy, the developers have thrown in...

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...

Mapwing: The next best thing to being there

Mapwing is a neat little application that allows you to create your own virtual tours from digital photos and then share them online. If you're familiar with IPIX for watching video online tours of real estate, etc., then Mapwing is a very similar tool, but done with photos instead of video. Best of all, the basic package is free and you can create the tour yourself using Mapwing's online...

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"...

Facebook sharing features are live

Those Facebook social bookmarking features we told you about the other day? Well, the wait wasn't long and it seems that they're available to everybody now, even little ol' me. Facebook, of course, isn't calling it social bookmarking, they're calling it "Sharing." There's now a "My Shares" link in the left-hand sidebar, and there's little "Share" buttons all over the site--next to photos,...

Facebook dabbles in social bookmarking

TechCrunch's Marshall Kirkpatrick is reporting that Facebook is dipping its toes into del.icio.us territory with a new social bookmarking feature. Given the recent controversies over the News Feed feature and Facebook's opening for all users, the company is currently only letting Stanford and Berkeley users in on a private beta. The new sharing feature lets Facebook users bookmark both outside...