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Facebook's highlights of 2014 generates a beautiful post of your memories

thenextweb.com — Last year, Facebook did a "year in review" video for each user which was a quick overview of your year in photos and status' on the social network. This year, the company is doing something a little different.
Dec 20, 2014

Facebook's 2014 year in review either isn't finished or seems to be iOS only right now

Dec 20, 2014

Facebook will now auto-generate a beautiful 'highlights of 2014' photo slideshow for you tnw.co/1zhkJD2 pic.twitter.com/sNHEuX3Sdl

Dec 20, 2014

Facebook’s highlights of 2014 generates a beautiful post of your memories tnw.co/1GEYA2h pic.twitter.com/ZHDJY11Uz5

50 Percent of Mobile Photographers Rely On The Cloud

thenextweb.com — It seems like only yesterday - but it's actually been a few years - since the concept of the cloud picked up steam with the general public. Once an unfamiliar and technical term to people without a degree in computer science, the cloud is now more or less a fixture in everyday life.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @TNWinsider: 50 percent of mobile photographers use the cloud as a hub for backup and storage tnw.to/q3Me7 by @jackidove

FBI Formally Accuses North Korea of Being Behind Sony Hack

thenextweb.com — That's it, it's official: the FBI has now formally accused North Korea of the Sony Hack, following earlier reports of an impending announcement. Developing...
Dec 19, 2014

Obama: The US will respond to the North Korean (hack) attacks “proportionally.” tnw.me/LeaRIYX pic.twitter.com/89wtmOpZtu

Dec 19, 2014

“We cannot have a society in which a dictator can impose censorship in our state.” tnw.me/IMXTOT7 pic.twitter.com/7Wo7PINfwd

Dec 19, 2014

Obama on Sony hacks: “I am sympathetic to the concerns that they face, but I think they made a mistake.” tnw.me/IMXTOT7

Dec 19, 2014

RT @TheNextWeb: Obama: “We cannot have a society in which a dictator can impose censorship in our state.” tnw.me/IMXTOT7 pic.twitter.com/Wd8ePXzxhS

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Path Talk Will Change Your Life

thenextweb.com — In our Apps of the Year series, The Next Web team shares personal recommendations for our favorite apps of 2014. It's not often an app comes along that completely changes the way I do things every day, but Path Talk was one of those magical apps for me in 2014.
Dec 20, 2014

TNW’s Apps of the Year: Path Talk will change the way you talk to businesses tnw.co/1JyhPwM pic.twitter.com/BDAk17V131

Holiday Beard Edges Out the Ugly Sweater For Festive Silliness

thenextweb.com — By now, the ugly sweater has become ubiquitous - with even staid office parties now hosting ugly sweater contests. That means it's time to move on to something more edgy. And, at least in London, that would be - no you did not guess this - the Christmas Beard.
Dec 20, 2014

I hate evrything “@TheNextWeb: Holiday beard edges out the ugly sweater for festive silliness tnw.me/KZ4L0Ac pic.twitter.com/IAkdTTzY84

Facebook's New App Lets You Add Stickers to Your Photos

thenextweb.com — Well, here's something we weren't expecting - Facebook is releasing a separate app for its Messenger stickers just in time for the holidays, dubbed Stickered for Messenger. The new app lets basically just lets you add stickers to your photos and then send them to your friends on Messenger.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @MattNavarra: NEW: Facebook reveals Messenger spin-off app that lets you put stickers on your friends' faces tnw.me/ovhzHoM pic.twitter.com/L1xdjBZ45v

Dec 19, 2014

NEW: Facebook reveals Messenger spin-off app that lets you put stickers on your friends' faces tnw.me/ovhzHoM pic.twitter.com/L1xdjBZ45v

Social TV Service TVtag Pulls the Plug

thenextweb.com — Once upon a time the second-screen experience was expected to rule the living room. That actually didn't come to pass and today we're seeing a casualty of that bright future that never was. TVtag has informed its users via email and on its site that it will be shutting down on January 1, 2015 and that its mobile apps will cease to function.

Reddit Plans to Pay Its Users With Mysterious Reddit Notes

thenextweb.com — After securing $50 million in outside funding back in September, Reddit had promised it would find a way to let the community own 10 percent of those shares. Today, it is revealing some details as to how: Reddit Notes. Details are still vague, but Reddit will host a random lottery to give away around 950,000 notes to divide among active users.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @TheNextWeb: Reddit plans to give users back 10% of the company through mysterious Reddit Notes tnw.me/Qmzpuet pic.twitter.com/FCEk8gdevB

Korg Gadget Music Production

thenextweb.com — Music production and performance is an area in which the iPad has found a real home. The quality of synthesizers and samplers available for Apple's tablet these days is truly stunning, although apps that allow you to compose whole songs have lagged behind until this year, when Korg released Gadget.
Dec 19, 2014

My second 'App of the Year' pick is the fantastic Korg Gadget > tnw.to/d4hRY

Apple Isn't Happy with the BBC

thenextweb.com — As we expected, Apple isn't staying quiet after some worrisome claims by the BBC's recent investigation into the company's Chinese factory working conditions, which suggested the company had done little to improve quality of life for its workers. In fact the company is taking it personal, according to a staff email acquired by The Telegraph.

FBI Will Reportedly Blame North Korea for Sony Hacks Today

thenextweb.com — After nearly a month of debates and speculation about who is actually behind the devastating Sony hacks, it seems we're finally starting to get some answers from more authoritative sources. As many expected, US officials have now found North Korea responsible for the attacks on Sony, according to Reuters.

Hungry? 3DAround food photo app, now in public beta, lets you share your favorite meals

thenextweb.com — You're already sharing pictures of your gourmet meals - or maybe just your mid-day sandwich and fries. But now there's a better, 3D way of capturing and sharing food images, particularly if you have an iPhone 6 running iOS 8.
Dec 19, 2014

Hungry? 3DAround food photo app, now in public beta, lets you share your favorite meals. tnw.to/b4gnc pic.twitter.com/S07v7BV5xh

Instagram follower counts plummet after spam account removal

thenextweb.com — After Instagram made good on its promise from last week to remove scores of spam accounts from its service, many users noticed that they lost large swathes of followers - from a handful to a few million. Saddeningly, many users are having trouble dealing with the loss and are in a row over the issue.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @TheNextWeb: Instagram deletes millions of spam accounts leading to big follower count drops for some tnw.me/c7pvlEN pic.twitter.com/i0sYjU1KUJ

Secret Reboots for Friction-Free Anonymous Chat

thenextweb.com — Secret was one of the hottest apps of the first half of the year. The ability to send anonymous messages to your friends was delicious at first, leading to a spate of wholly false acquisition rumors, not to mention plenty of malicious backchat about individuals, all spreading thanks to posts on the app.

Amazon Launches Prime Now One-Hour Deliveries

thenextweb.com — Amazon is throwing its hat into increasingly busy the same-day delivery ring today with the launch of Prime Now, a one-hour delivery service. It's starting small though. The service is only available in 'select areas' of Manhattan and covers 'essential daily items' like paper towels, shampoo, books, toys and batteries.

Alleged Uber Rape in Boston After Company Promises Increased Safety

thenextweb.com — Only days after an Uber driver was accused of raping a female passenger in New Delhi, India, another case of sexual assault has come to light in Boston, where a driver has been arrested for the alleged kidnapping and rape of a customer today, reports The Boston Globe.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @dhawan_himanshi: Another Uber driver. This time its Boston. MT @venkatananth: Uber Boston driver accused of passenger kidnap and rape thenextweb.com/insider/2014/1…"

Dec 18, 2014

Another Uber driver. This time its Boston. MT @venkatananth: Uber Boston driver accused of passenger kidnap and rape thenextweb.com/insider/2014/1…"

Dec 18, 2014

Uber Boston driver accused of passenger kidnap and rape after company promises increased security thenextweb.com/insider/2014/1…

Wikipedia Reflects on 2014 in Its First-ever Annual Video

thenextweb.com — After Twitter, Facebook, Google and YouTube chronicled the year gone by in videos, it's now Wikipedia's turn. The crowdsourced online encyclopedia takes you through major events from 2014, from the FIFA World Cup to the Indian general elections, and the Ice Bucket Challenge to Ebola in West Africa in under three minutes.

Wordpress 4.1 Brings Distraction-Free Writing and More

thenextweb.com — The very latest version of WordPress is here, just in time for Christmas. WordPress 4.1, dubbed "Dinah" in honor of jazz singer Dinah Washington, brings a number of new features along with a new theme. Every year, WordPress releases a new theme and this year is no different.

500px iOS App Update Debuts a New Camera, Adobe Tools

thenextweb.com — 500px, primarily known as a community for sharing and purchasing high-end photography, has updated its iOS app to include camera features for the first time. The new version of the iOS app, which also supports the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, now includes a built-in camera with the option to control focus and exposure manually, taking advantage of features introduced in Apple's iOS 8.
Dec 18, 2014

500px iOS app update debuts a new camera and Adobe photo editing tools. tnw.me/fZoMqad pic.twitter.com/AHREmJ0N2n