Paid social network App.net updates pricing structure, adds monthly plan

02 Oct

Premium social networking site App.net--fresh from beating its initial goal of 10,000 paying members by more than 10,000--Monday announced changes to its pricing structure. The site hopes this move will grow App.net even more. App.net will now offer a monthly plan, and its $50 yearly membership is now cut by nearly a third. With Monday’s changes, the yearly fee is reduced to $36. Those that want to kick the tires on the service might be interested in App.net’s new monthly .....

Gmail vs. Outlook.com: Which offers the best email in the cloud?

01 Oct

There’s an elephant in the room, and it’s wearing a Microsoft T-shirt. Of course, when it comes to business-friendly webmail services, Gmail has been the go-to tool for as long as anyone can remember. Outlook? That was purely a desktop mail client. Hotmail? Most business users wouldn’t touch that with a 10-foot spam filter. But, now, here comes Outlook.com, Microsoft’s new webmail service. And you know what? It’s pretty good. So good, in fact, tha.....

Google Docs to Drop .doc and Other Antiquated Microsoft Office Formats

01 Oct

This week, Google announced through a very short update to its official Google Apps update feed that Google Docs will be dropping export support for older Microsoft Office formats. As of October 1st, Google plans to eliminate the ability for Google Docs users to export their documents in Office 1997-2003 formats. Specifically, users will no longer be able to export their Google Docs documents in .doc, .xls, or .ppt formats. This applies to both Google Apps and Google Apps fo.....

Instagram’s iOS App is Now iPhone 5 Ready

30 Sep

Instagram becomes the next major app to ship an iPhone 5-specific update, as Instagram 3.1 is available to download now. According to a blog post, Instagram 3.1 is not only updated to be compatible with the iPhone 5 and iOS 6, but also comes with improvements to accounts recovery and registration. First, the the account recovery. Instagram now lets you use Facebook to reset your Instagram password – in the troublesome event of a lockout. “If you had previously conn.....

Losing Likes on Your Page? Don’t Worry, It’s Just Facebook Cleaning House

30 Sep

Facebook is cracking down on something they deem harmful to the integrity of their site, and your fans may be in danger. You may have experienced a small dip in the total likes on your Facebook page in the last couple of days and yes, it does mean that people are fleeing your page. Why have you suddenly become so unpopular? You haven’t really – the fans fleeing from your page aren’t actually real fans. In fact, they’re part of a subset Facebook likes to.....