The iPhone was a tipping point for social media, enabling immediate sharing of life events with loved ones. But with so many different networks now drawing our attention, what we really need is an app to pull them all together in one place. That’s the concept behind Moment.me, which tries to be an aggregator for photos, videos, and tweets pulled from Facebook, Twitter, and other services, presenting them in a real-time, multi-point of view layout, neatly organized by event. Or rather, that’s what it’s supposed to do.
It was a relatively quiet weekend on the Apple front (unless you count that settlement with HTC which we'll get into in a moment), with most of the tech world focused on the debut of Nokia's new Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia handsets hitting AT&T and Verizon. Curious about what you might have missed? Glad you asked, because we've assembled a handful of those stories right here for you...
Happy election day! We don't know about you, but we'll be quite happy to see those political ads leave the airwaves come Wednesday so things can get back to normal with corporations trying to sell us their wares instead. Before you head out to vote today, why not take a quick look at a handful of stories you might have missed on Monday?
If there's such a thing as a "private" social network, it's got to be Path. Until now, the micro sharing service has been limited strictly to smartphones, but that now changes with the debut of Path for iPad on Thursday.
Rockmelt began life as a Mac browser a few years back, but newly released on the iPad, it aims to deliver an all-in-one web browsing, news reading, and social discovery service for well-connected tablet users. Embarking on a jack-of-all-trades approach is expectedly a challenge, seeing as even nailing one of those pursuits can be difficult, but Rockmelt shows some promise in this early iteration.
Rising like a phoenix from the ashes of Cisco's now-defunct Flip camera, VIMIX Media has released their first socially-minded video creation app, which promises to convert raw footage into polished, shareable movies in about 30 seconds.
It's kind of a bummer that Apple doesn't allow videos into iCloud's Photo Stream, but that isn't stopping developers from coming up with their own innovative solutions. The latest is Cloudee, a new project from the folks at Boxee.
The controversy over Apple's new iOS 6 Maps app rages on, with new reports coming out of Google daily now to add to the soap opera. We may never know the real story about what went on behind closed doors, but in the meantime it's sure keeping the tech media busy reporting about it! Ready for this and much more? Then read on...