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LINE launches SnapMovie video making and editing app

LINE is already one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, but they have not been sitting idly on their laurels. One of the newest products that they've launched the past months is a movie making and editing feature that has made wanna-be mobile filmmakers happy. Well now, they will be even happier as SnapMovie is a separate app altogether, bringing more features to make the mobile moviemaking experience well, a snap.

Create videos for Instagram with new Magisto update

Ever since short (and we mean really short) videos started becoming popular on social media, there has been a glut of apps catering to this need to post 15-second “masterpieces” online. Vine, Instagram, and even Facebook have gotten in on the action. The popular video editor and creator Magisto has joined the fray as their latest update now allows you to create videos that can be posted on image sharing giant Instagram.

Pinterest introduces conversations, multiple recipients

While not as popular as other social networks like Facebook or Twitter, Pinterest is still considered a juggernaut with more than 70 million users and more than 2 million pins sent everyday. Now, they are making it even more personal as they introduce a few new features that can turn a pin into a conversation between you and a friend or a group chat to talk about a particular pin that you find useful or interesting.

New Vine update includes loop counts, app redesign

Vines are slowly creeping (pun intended) onto the social media landscape, and the latest update to the video sharing app allows you to see just how popular the videos really are. As of July 1, the Vine Android mobile app will feature loop counts, a redesigned home feed and a better activity feed for your viewing pleasure.

Facebook improved its Android app for emerging mobile markets

If you live in a country that has lightning-fast Internet connection, Facebook on mobile should have no major issues. But for those who are in developing mobile markets, like countries in Africa, then connection speed is a major deterrent towards experiencing the Facebook Android app in all its glory. This is something the Facebook developers themselves experienced in a recent trip to the region to further understand how they can bring faster connectivity to the “next five billion.”

Klout for Android delivers your social rank to your mobile

Following the release of its mobile app on Apple's platform, Klout is now releasing the first version of its Android app. Now with Klout on your mobile device, you'll be able to more easily see what popular among your followers, post on social networks, and, of course, maintain your social rank.

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.

Timehop app travels back in time to relive your past

Lifelogging seems to be becoming a trend, but what if you just wanted to go back to the time before lifelogging was even a thing? What if you wanted to remember what you were doing on this exact date last year? Timehop is an app that does just that for you, provided you have the necessary photos and social networks, of course.

Ello promises to be a social network ‘tool for empowerment’

Social networks are a fairly ubiquitous part of many lives, but are they acting in your best interest? A new social something, Ello, doesn’t think so. With a pared down site that looks more text editor than social platform, Ello is making some bold claims, and promising a new day for social.
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