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Social Media Today: Facebook Ads, Chat Changes, Most Social University

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

04/10/2014

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New Apps Let Teachers Alert Police To School Shootings

Hero911 for cops and SchoolGuard for educators keep it simple: a teacher hits a panic button on his or her mobile device

12/14/2013

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App Allows Users To ‘Bribe’ Their Way To A Date

Users who log on can exchange gifts for a date, including flowers, a romantic dinner or even an “outdoor adventure.”

10/21/2013

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Penn Students Launch App That Connects Undergrads To College Parties

Penn students looking to party can now turn to their smartphones.

10/02/2013

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Twitter Launches New Emergency Alerts System

Social media site Twitter has launched a new alerts system that’s meant to give users reliable information in case of a major emergency.

09/26/2013

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Google Names Next Version Of Android ‘KitKat’

KitKat is the name Google has chosen for Android 4.4, which will power phones and tablets this fall.

09/03/2013

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3 On Your Side: Phone Apps To Monitor Your Home

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us about new, inexpensive and even free gadgets and apps to help keep your home safe from thieves.

07/12/2013

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App Shows Users Photographic Evidence Of The Toll Heavy Drinking Takes On Their Appearance

The internal effects of heavy drinking can be pretty scary, but a new app proves that the external ones can be just as frightening.

07/08/2013

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Drexel Student’s App Puts Scholarships At Your Fingertips

Christopher Gray applied for 72 scholarships. He received 34. Now, he’s developed a $0.99 app which allows others to search in minutes, what he did over months.

06/25/2013

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Social Video Platform Keek Surpasses 45-Million Users

Keek allows users to create 36 second videos, known as “keeks.” The growing social video network has almost doubled its users in the last four months.

06/08/2013

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The Bump App

Bump lets you transfer photos, files and video between devices – including Android phones and iDevices – by just bumping them together. (like the Samsung Galaxy!)

04/24/2013

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Ad: Ignore Your Boring Family With New Facebook Home

A new add for Facebook Home shows a young woman ignoring the stories her family tells during supper.

04/17/2013

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Facebook Adds New Feature To iPhone And iPad Apps

You can’t get Facebook Home on your iPhone. But you will be able to get one of the most buzzed-about features from Facebook’s new mobile software.

04/17/2013

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Study: 80% Of People Grab Smartphone Within 15 Minutes Of Waking

A new study has found that four out of five people check their smarthphones within the first 15 minutes of waking up.

04/12/2013

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3 On Your Side: Which Cell Phone Type Is Best For You?

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has advice for those of you planning on doing some smartphone shopping.

03/19/2013

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