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Facebook adds "Find Friends Nearby"

For those for whom Facebook pretty much is the internet, and sharing location with friends is more positive than negative, the social network's new Find Friends Nearby feature is sure to be an impromptu party hit.

TechCrunch got the early word on it, and Facebook engineer Ryan Patterson gave them the background.

I built Find Friends Nearby with another engineer for a hackathon project. While it was originally called ‘Friendshake’, we settled on ‘Find Friends Nearby’ for launch (the URL was a little bit of a homage to the previous iteration).

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Amazing Google Maps experiences reportedly planned for iOS... sometime, in some form

Google Senior Vice President of Commerce & Local, Jeff Huber, teased that, new Apple Maps in iOS 6 not withstanding, we might not have seen the last of Google Maps on iPhone or iPad either. Responding to a comment on Google+, Huber said:

We look forward to providing amazing Google Maps experiences on iOS.

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From Albania to Zimbabwe, App Store now available in 32 additional countries

During the WWDC 2012 keynote, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the already expansive iTunes App Store would be adding 32 more countries to the list -- and so they have.

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The Transit App for iPhone review

By bus, subway/metro, or train, get where you're going faster by being smarter with the Transit App for iPhone

The Transit App was lovingly, painstakingly designed and coded by Sam Vermette (of Shows) and Guillaume Campagna to make taking a bus, catching a train, or hoping on the underground as easy checking the weather or reading a social status. And they've succeeded brilliantly.

Launch The Transit App and it automatically detects your location, zones in on the public transport routes in your area, and shows you the next available times. Color coded. With icons. To match the transit system in your area.

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Ingenious Bluetooth password management comes to iPhone via Ford Keyfree

Ford has created a password management app for iPhone that implements Bluetooth technology to wirelessly manage passwords, and automatically log you in when within range of your computer.

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Best ways to follow Euro 2012 on iPhone and iPad

It's an exciting time for football (soccer) fans, as the Euro 2012 is well underway, leading up to the final match on July 1. There are a bunch of iOS apps available that can help you stay on top of the action on iPhone and iPad, but here are some of our favorites.

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Launch Center Pro for iPhone review

App Cubby's Launch Center Pro is the newer, shinier, big brother to the existing Launch Center app, built with a new kind of power user in mind. The original Launch Center was a great attempt at organizing and enabling URL schemes. URL schemes are a limited way -- and currently the only way -- for apps to send actions to each other in iOS. Many apps support them and the net result is that Launch Center allows users to pre-program certain actions (for instance launching IMDb and immediately grabbing current showtimes for your area) in a list form. In other words, it let you launch actions, not just apps. It was a great start and Launch Center Pro builds on this pedigree, but adds a entirely new level of customization that new users will immediately find accessible, but fiddly (and I mean that in the best way possible) users will dive into and love.

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Ken Yarmosh of savvy apps talks Agenda ninja tips at WWDC 2012

Ken Yarmosh, the driving mind behind the information rich and gesture-centric savvy apps was kind enough to take some time out of his busy WWDC 2012 schedule to talk to us about the awesome Agenda calendaring app.

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Facebook opens up Like buttons for mobile apps

Facebook today announced that they're allowing devs to add Like buttons to their apps. Users will have to provide permission for apps to use built-in Like buttons, unlike their web counterparts.

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Quizboard for iPhone review

Quizboard for iPhone is a new social trivia game that is like Trivial Pursuit meets Scrabble meets social-gaming. It features a beautiful game board and trivia question from a slew of categories that must be answered quickly, thus keeping you on your toes.

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