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Just like last year, this year's edition of SXSW is once again heavily focused on location-based application. While the genre is slowly moving away...

Wyse, a company that is better known for offering remote desktop solutions to enterprise companies than for its consumer offerings, is now bringing PocketCloud...

The first time I looked at Bottlenose, a web app that bills itself as “the smartest social media dashboard,” it didn’t leave much of...

As Twitter has decided to focus on simplicity, its iPhone app is now a shadow of its former self for more advanced users (and...

Apple just launched its new free eBook authoring app iBooks Author during an event in New York earlier today. During the event, Apple mostly...

Earlier this week, we reported that OnLive was about to launch an iPad app that lets you stream a remote, OnLive-hosted Windows 7 desktop...

There's been a lot of talk in the last 24 hours about how Google may be favoring its own social network Google+ with yesterday's "Search...

"Curation" was, without a doubt, one of the hot topics of 2011 and one that will surely keep us occupied in 2012 as well....

Keeping up with the constant flow of tech news can be hard. Sites like Techmeme make it easy to get a quick overview of...

Ducksboard provides you with a highly customizable dashboard that allows you to plug in about 45 data points (with more coming soon) and monitor them on just one screen.

Oink, the first product to come out of Digg-founder Kevin Rose's Milk project, launched earlier this week. At this point, the thought of yet another location-based app that lets you rate things may induce some involuntary yawning in you. After testing it for a while now, though, I have to say that while I was highly skeptical of yet another app in this space, Oink actually puts enough of a twist on the genre to be interesting and to become a potential challenger to similar services like Foursquare (or even Yelp) in the long run.

Guarding your privacy online is becoming increasingly hard, even for those of us who really want to keep our private information to ourselves. All...

Photo Stream is one of the signature features of Apple’s iCloud initiative. It allows you to automatically sync all the photos you snap on your iOS device with every other iOS and Mac you own. It’s a smart system that makes managing photos across multiple devices a bit easier. With Carousel, however, Adobe has developed a set of photo sharing and editing applications for iOS and the Mac (with Android and Windows version coming soon), that easily rivals Apple’s efforts and easily best it in many areas. Carousel, just like Photo Stream, automatically keeps your photo libraries in sync. But unlike Apple, Adobe also includes numerous editing features (using the processing engine found in Photoshop Lightroom) and makes sharing your photos with friends and family members a lot easier.

Just a few minutes after I posted a story about Instapaper’s latest updates yesterday, I received my private beta invite for Spool, a free Instapaper-like tool for the browser, iOS and Android. While Instapaper and Read It Later mostly focus on making articles and other written content available for offline reading on mobile devices, Spool also adds audio and video to the mix. For iOS users, this also means that they can watch Flash-based videos on their devices with Spool that would otherwise be unavailable, as Spool’s backend handles the conversion automatically.

Pearltrees, the Paris-based curation and discovery startup, just launched its long-awaited iPad app earlier this week. The company's service allows users to bookmark interesting websites and arrange them into hierarchically organized tree structures - or "pearls" in the company's parlance. I've been a fan of Pearltrees ever since I first met the team in Paris about two years ago and have been using their service here for my daily "Catching Up" posts. What makes the service stand out from its competitors is the visual appeal of how you collect and organize your "pearls." The drag-and-drop interface takes the work out of bookmarking, but while the web interface works quite well, one can't help but feel that the touch interface on the iPad is actually the most natural way to use the service.

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