App of the Day: Facebook Announces Paper, a New iPhone App That Reinvents the Newspaper

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Currently, Facebook's News Feed is essentially an unindexed stream of data from friends or pages you've followed. The new Paper app is attempting to make that a better experience by letting you compile content into sections and favorite interests.

"You can customize Paper with a choice of more than a dozen other sections about various themes and topics—from photography and sports to food, science and design. Each section includes a rich mix of content from emerging voices and well-known publications," the company explained in a news posting about the app.
Paper also changes the design by letting you thumb through cards instead of a vertical stream. You can tilt your phone to explore high-resolution panoramic photos. Full screen videos will automatically play. You'll also know exactly what your post or photo will look like thanks to live previews.

The app will be available February 3.

Shut Up and Take My Money of the Day: New Battery iPhone Case Gives you Extra Space

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The Mophie Space Pack is a new case for your iPhone that gives you extra storage without needing to upgrade your actual phone. The case fits iPhone 5 and 5s, and it provides an option of either 16GB or 32GB of additional space. You can pre-order yours today and it will ship in March.


Mophie Space Pack

Fight or Flight of the Day: Man Tackles Gunman to Protect His iPhone

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A video was recently released of a man on a Seattle metro bus fighting back against a gunman who was robbing everyone of their cell phones. Immersed in his own phone, it wasn't until the gunman flashed the weapon in his face that he jumped into action, taking the gun from his hands and tackling him to the floor.

Hype Train of the Day: Waiting Outside for the iPhone 5S

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In the early hours of last Friday morning, filmmaker Casey Neistat interviewed people waiting in line outside of several New York City Apple stores to pick up the latest iPhone 5S, including one group who had supposedly camped out for fifteen days.

Gaming News of the Day: Augmented Minecraft Reality

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Swedish mobile software developer 13th Lab released this neat iOS app called Minecraft Reality, which lets you combine your own creations with the real world landscape through augmented reality, not to mention you can find other people's Minecraft constructions that have been uploaded in locations nearby using the mobile camera.

Upgraded Advertisement of the Day

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Nobody honestly believes that the joke Siri told John Malkovich in Apple's latest iPhone commercial was funny, so Slacktory has given it a major upgrade with a play on one of the all-time classics.

(Sorta not safe for work, iPhones doing dirty, depraved things.)

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