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    Shortening links is often necessary. Maybe a link you want to share is over the character limit and keeps dividing into two text messages. Or maybe you want to track the analytics of the links you share to your social accounts. Whatever the case, it's no secret that shortening links on a desktop or laptop is much easier than it is from mobile. Mobile applications typically require a handful of additional steps to shrink the URL down to a respectable and more usable size. Fortunately, there is at least one Android application that practically automates the process. Watch the video below to ...

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    Despite how far technology has advanced and all the new devices that have come to be in the past century, we're still using virtually the same exact method to input text – the QWERTY, Dvorak, or some similar key layout. Who's to say those are the most efficient layouts for entering text via mobile? Why would a key layout made specifically for a typewriter also be the best layout for pocket-sized devices that didn't exist until well over 100 years after the invention of the typewriter? More and more people are beginning to rethink the keyboard, specifically for mobile use, and Minuum is a ...

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    Video conferencing and even personal video calling has been around for quite some time. And although Apple may have put popularized it in mobile, it hardly invented the first video calling mobile app. In fact, there were a bevy of video calling applications available long before FaceTime came to be. Alas, Apple managed to create a proprietary video calling platform that's only available to its own customers. And if you're using something other than an iPad, iPhone, iPod or Mac, no matter how many times your mother asks you to FaceTime her, it's not going to happen. You simply cannot ...

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    Pocketnow Insider is a relatively new series of posts and videos that give you guys and gals, our loyal readers, a peek into our lives, what makes the wheels keep turning at Pocketnow, and what goes on behind the scenes. Since I started here at Pocketnow in February (oh, how the time has flown by!), readers, new Twitter followers, YouTubers, and Google+ followers have continually asked for me to do a bit about what's on my phone. And since this past weekend, the demand has exploded, following a new, clean, fresh setup I made on my Nexus 4. Without further ado, let's get to it!   ...

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    Smartphones these days come with virtually endless capabilities. Performance and functionality is no longer strictly determined by the operating system itself, but primarily by the associated ecosystem and digital content available. Between Android and iOS, there are over 1.6 million applications available. Windows Phone has over 145,000 apps, and BlackBerry OS has somewhere north of 105,000 apps. Just take a second and try to quantify those numbers – imagine having to scroll through a list of 800,000 applications every time you want to download a new app, instead of simply searching. ...

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    When someone uses a particular platform for any given time, they become invested in the ecosystem – the apps, the built-in and related services, and the way everything syncs up perfectly and seamlessly. You become invested in the platform and the user experience. And switching to any other platform is certainly more difficult than just a context switch and getting used to a new interface. It requires stopping, switching gears, and changing directions. You have to spend days (maybe even weeks or months) trying to fill gaps and find compatible and comparable alternatives to all the ...

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    What makes a smartphone “smart”? The apps of course! Every week we will feature some of the best newest or updated apps for the three big names in the mobile industry; iPhone, Windows Phone, and Android. We have sifted through hundred of apps and have deemed these 12 the most noteworthy for you, the smartphone enthusiast. To download any of these apps to your respective platform just click on the name of the app to launch the AppStore, Windows Marketplace, or Google Play.   iPhone Tracks – A free app Tracks is a great app for anyone that wants to share their photos with you ...

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