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Apple has leaked details of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 on iTunes

As if it wasn’t clear enough, we’ve gotten about as good confirmation as any that there are new iPads on the way. The iOS 8.1 user guide for iPad just showed up on iBooks and shows images of the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. The images show off the a new Touch ID home button, which should make logging in more easy. They also confirm burst mode for the cameras, taken by holding down the shutter button as on an iPhone. Be sure to stay tuned tomorrow as we find out more about the new devices. ➤ ‘iPad Air…

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Facebook takes another crack at ephemeral messaging with Slingshot [Update: app pulled off iTunes]

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Facebook is trying once again to enter the increasingly crowded ephemeral messaging app market with Slingshot, a photo sharing app. But unlike Snapchat and other services, before you can see a photo, you need to reply with a photo of your own.  The app is the social network’s second attempt to take on Snapchat. The company’s Poke app launched to much fanfare only to fizzle out quickly and get pulled from the App Store. Unlike Poke, which was pretty much a Snapchat clone, Slingshot adds another element to the mix. By forcing you to send a picture (or “sling” as Facebook…

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iTunes App Store spotlights the selfie

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Selfie photo apps command their own section on Apple’s App Store. Want to put your best face forward? Apple is here to help with a new section of its App Store devoted exclusively to, well, selfie photo apps. The Sharing Selfies section, revealed in a tweet by MacStories’ Federico Fiticci, is visible on both the iOS app’s Featured Categories page and on the desktop iTunes Store iPhone tab.  There, you’ll find a selection of 12 selfie photo apps ranging from the familiar Snapchat to the free Selfie Cam, Samba Video Messaging, FrontFlash for low-light shots ($ 1.99), Facetune ($ 2.99), and more. Last year, the term “Selfie” gained…

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