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    Instagram may have come to Android earlier this year, but the popular photo app got its start and made a name for itself on iOS devices. Unfortunately for those iOS users, though, it turns out the app has a security hole that has the potential to let an attacker take some control over your Instagram account, including the ability to delete your pics. The problem has to do with how the app authenticates itself with Instagram's servers. While some actions require an encrypted connection, rendering them secure, other times the app uses an unencrypted cookie to confirm your account info with ...

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    On Tuesday, I wrote a piece detailing three features the Nokia Lumia 920's camera needs right now in order to reach feature-parity with its contemporaries on Android and iOS. Preparing for that editorial naturally meant spending a lot of time with the Lumia 920's viewfinder software, which does a good job blending the sleek minimalism of Windows Phone's Modern UI with Nokia's rich set of camera customizations. Probably my favorite of those customizations -available on all Windows Phones but better-stocked on Nokia Lumia devices- is the Lenses feature, which fills the viewfinder screen ...

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    The new iPhone is here. That means mapping controversies, availability complaints, and general mayhem will dominate the docket for the next few weeks. It also means that a whole bunch of new smartphone users, that small chunk of the iPhone 5 userbase upgrading from a feature phone, will be adapting to their new devices for a little while, shedding the habits of the dumbphone world as they enter a bright new phase of their lives. That's not confined to iOS users, either. As we mentioned last week on the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, it's been quite a month; new hardware is raining down on us ...

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    Like any kid who grew up with an abundance of time, books, and VHS movies, I like quoting things. From face-to-face interactions to phone calls to muttering to myself as I do dishes, about 1% to 2% of my daily vocal output is comprised of out-of-context quotes from a brain chock-full of memorable snippets. That ratio expands to about 10% on the internet; half of my time on Twitter is spent sharing senseless quotes, the symptom of a lifetime spent watching too much Star Trek and Growing Pains. Think I'm weird? You're right- but I'm not alone. Surely you've noticed the propensity of your ...

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    We've talked time and time again about how Android's principal problem on tablets is apps. In short: there aren't any. Well, that's not true. In fact, almost any app available in the Android Market (ahem, Google Play Store) can be downloaded and run on a tablet. That's somewhere in the neighborhood of a half-million applications you can install and run on your Android tablet. That's awesome. Problem is, they're not very good. If you don't own an Android tablet, allow me to explain. The issue is really one of design: though app functionality is duplicated almost perfectly on the tablet ...

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    So Facebook just did something funny. No, this has nothing to do with its strangely-fumbled IPO, or yet another revision of its privacy policies. This is about an app called Facebook Camera. Facebook's no stranger to multiple apps -there's a dedicated app for messaging on Android phones, for example- so the fractured approach it's taking to feature offerings isn't what I'm talking about here. Considering the rather cumbersome implementation of photo-sharing features in the Facebook iOS app, it makes perfect sense that the company would release a dedicated application just for image ...

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    There's a funny thing about an app store with over half a million titles: some of that stuff falls through the cracks. No matter how long you spend sifting and shuffling and swiping between icons, there's going to be some apps you just never notice. Now, if you somehow manage to avoid learning about a particular app even when it's been featured as Apple's iPad App of the Year, named one of TIME's Top 50 Innovations, and given the distinction of the top social app at 2012's Webby Awards, well ... that takes talent. And that's what I've got, folks. That particular, temporary tone-deafness to ...

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    Since its release in October 2010, Instagram has provided creatively inclined phone-photographers a platform for easily applying filters and borders to photos, and a social network for sharing them. Instagram also offers integration with Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare, ensuring that even if you've never heard of the app, you've probably seen its handiwork. Of course, Instragram isn't the only app to do this; competitors like Hipstamatic and Camera+ offer much of the same functionality. Instagram differs in two important aspects: it's free, and as of yesterday, it's available on Android. ...

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