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Timehop app hands-on: providing a daily trip back in time

Timehop, as a service, has been around for many years now. But given the app just recently arrived in the Play Store, it may be one that flew under the radar of many Android users. The premise here is simple, Timehop takes you back in time. The app is one that you'll only need to launch once per day, and it will show you what you were doing one, two, three and four years earlier.

Instagram may ditch Foursquare for location tagging

Instragram may be migrating away from Foursquare. The photo sharing service currently uses Foursquares database for their location services. It seems that Instagram is now testing Facebook Places for that location tagging feature, an odd move considering the breadth of other popular services currently sing Foursquare.

Foursquare rolling out update with proactive recommendations

"Check in" might have been a loaded phrase in the past, but in recent years it has become synonymous with Foursquare's system of letting your friends, and sometimes the whole world, know where you're at. Now the company is introducing a new feature that harnesses the data they've collected over the years to give you suggestions without having to ask for it.

Foursquare update brings the ability to check a friend in

The latest Foursquare app update has arrived in the Google Play Store and this is one that should be welcomed by those who are often checking in with others. The folks at Foursquare have said this new feature has been their most requested. With that, Foursquare for Android users will now be able to check-in for friends. Thankfully though, this update does involve more than simply being able to check your friend in (or have your friend check you in).

Foursquare for Business goes live on Google Play Store

Business owners who use Foursquare will be pleased to know that they now have an app made specifically for them waiting on the Google Play Store. Foursquare for Business rolled out for Android this week, giving business owners an all new level of functionality. Now, you can push updates about your business from the phone, meaning you can update your company's page anywhere you can get a mobile data signal.

The Best of Foursquare ranks users’ favorite check-ins

Many of us use Foursquare, and if you've been hoping for a way to use the app to find the best of the best, then today's your lucky day. The developers behind the app have looked through a whopping 3 billion check-ins to bring us a series of Best of Foursquare lists. These lists rank the highest-rated locations in major cities around the US, so if you've been looking for a new restaurant or bar to visit, starting with these Best of Foursquare lists wouldn't be a bad idea.

Amazon cloud outage brings Reddit, Pinterest, Netflix down

Amazon's cloud services seem to be struggling a bit today, as our friends at SlashGear are reporting that a failure has brought down a number of huge sites like Netflix, Reddit, Pinterest, and Foursquare. The outage, according to Amazon's own Web Service Dashboard, looks to be the fault of Amazon's EC2 services, but we're pleased to say that things are getting better. Whereas before, EC2's status alerted that "new launches for EBS backed instances are failing," at the moment, the status is "Degraded EBS performance in a single Availability Zone."

Foursquare adds notification system telling when a user comments on a check-in

Foursquare has added a new feature to its Android app that is its latest attempt to move beyond check-ins alone. The new feature is a notification tray that will alert the user whenever a friend comments on their check-in. The feature looks a lot like the iPhone Facebook app to me from the screen you see here. The app also has a lot more interesting notifications that it will offer.
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