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news apps facebook - 8426755584
Via WSJ
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Facebook is infiltrating your office with the release of a new iOS and Android app called "Work," which will initially only available to a limited number of companies participating the pilot.

The new app isn't exactly the Facebook you are used to. It's an internal social network designed as a communication tool for companies to collaborate on projects without using email.

In other words, it's not for watching cat videos, it's for doing your job.

The new app uses the same interface as the standard Facebook app, but the information is private within your company, and you can create individual groups for specific projects.

Users can create a separate login or link their personal accounts to the professional accounts, but the information posted for work stays in the Work account.

There are no ads and it's free at the moment, but Facebook will most likely charge a subscription fee at some point, according to WSJ.

apps ebola Probably bad News - 8349831168
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The "Ebola Tracker" app and its sister site, EbolaNear.me, use your computer or phone's location data to tell you the nearest case of Ebola. By putting some stark numbers between the reality of Ebola and what you hear on the news, the developers hope to raise awareness of the fear-based reporting that has covered the disease.

apps mobile simple yo failbook - 8229219072
Via Mashable
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"'Yo' is a single-tap zero character communication tool. Yo is everything and anything, it all depends on you, the recipient and the time of the Yo," according to the app store description.

Developed by San Francisco-based Life Before Us, LLC, the app's creators describe it as "the simplest & most efficient communication tool in the world."

And it is really as simple as it sounds.

Download it, choose the friends you want to send your "Yo" greeting to, and they get a push notification on their phone and that's it. Seriously.
phone apps weird failbook - 8343959552
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Ethan is the app lets you anonymously message one Ethan Gliechtenstein, who will (time pending) send you a pithy response. Assuming he's not asleep.

phones apps handy failbook g rated - 8116263424
Via Cloak
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Here's the premise behind the mobile app Cloak: Cloak will scrub the data of your "friends" using their Instagram and Foursquare information (remember, these are things they voluntarily give out) and display them on a map using your phone's GPS. Just like that, you can completely avoid them in real time as they update their information. There's a few problems, of course. Namely, you're only going to be able to avoid people that incessantly update their every move on social media - though to be fair that seems like the perfect kind of person to excise from your life forever.

Then there's another matter entirely, that this is actually kind of a dream program for stalkers. So, uh, double-edged sword I guess?