bicycles
More Bike Sharing for (Part of) London Launches Today

The patchwork map of bike sharing schemes in London is about to have a new section coloured in orange today, as Chinese bike-dumper Mobike is unleashing a batch of machines in the borough of Ealing. Read More >>

bicycles
Urbo Joins Race to Litter Bikes Around London

The bike sharing social news of the day involves a company called Urbo, which has announced a plan to start leaving its own brand of dockless, GPS-enabled, remote-unlockable bicycles around a part of London. Read More >>

spotify
I Just Turned Off Spotify’s Sharing Feature, and I Feel So Free

I’m listening to Lana Del Rey right now. Her first album dropped during an emotional phase of my life, and while I’m sometimes embarrassed to admit it, I really like Born to Die. But, until a week ago, I avoided listening to it because my listening activity flipped a switch with my friends who could see me listening to Lana Del Rey on Spotify. Yes, my friends would see my listening habits, and then, they’d make fun of me. This is what a world without privacy looks like. Read More >>

apps
Evernote, Google Keep, OneNote – Which Note Taking App is the Best?

Popular cross-platform ideas-saving aide-memoir Evernote has suddenly and drastically gone down in everyone's estimation, thanks to the money men winning some internal arguments and limiting the features available to users of the free version. So is it time to jump ship and start using something else to tell you a thing needs doing on Friday? Read More >>

facebook
A New Facebook Camera App Won’t Win Anyone Back

People aren’t sharing as much about their personal lives on Facebook as they used to, and so the company is reportedly hoping the launch of a new camera app will help solve that problem. Read More >>

facebook
Facebook Tests Search-Powered Link Sharing to Keep You in its World

A technical twiddle to the mobile Facebook app is being tested on some social guinea pigs in the US, with a small sample of iOS users now having the ability to add links to their posts -- links populated by the site automatically searching for URLs previously posted. Read More >>

facebook
Facebook Will Put 360-Degree Spherical Videos Right in Your News Feed

I think that 360-degree video is going to be a big deal. Apparently, Mark Zuckerberg agrees! He just announced that Facebook will soon be able to embed spherical videos right in your News Feed, much like YouTube 360. Read More >>

twitter
TwitPic Uploads Own Obituary Ahead of September Shutdown

Those of you who still use Twitpic's advert-covered throwback to the days before Twitter let you upload pics alongside tweets will soon be forced to dump it, with the service revealing it's to close at the end of September. Read More >>

apps
Choose Your Own Vine Adventure

Former Twitter content producer Ian Padgham has come up with a rather clever way of using micro-video site Vine, melding together 32 separate clips to create a miniature 'choose your own adventure'... adventure. Read More >>

internet
Dropbox Knows When You’re Sharing Copyrighted Files

If you store your important documents on Dropbox, there’s a chance that you might have some copyrighted files up there in the cloud. If those files are copyrighted, they might well not belong to you. If you have those copyrighted files in the cloud, you might want to share them with a friend. That’s when Dropbox steps in and puts a stop to things. Read More >>

security
Any Key You Can Photograph is a Key That Can be Copied

If you take a picture of a car or house key, could you use that picture to get a copy made? Yes—quite trivially, actually. I have a folder on my laptop that is filled with photos people have taken of their keys and put onto the internet. Every few weeks, I take some idle time and associate one of those keys to an address (lots of Googling, mostly) and then I decode the cuts in the key. Read More >>

uncategorized
A New Study Says You Sell More Music if You Get Rid of Content Locks

Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems are used on things like ebook and movie files to make them more difficult to share. During the Napster era the major record labels got on board with DRMs in a big way hoping that they could reduce piracy by locking their music files down. But a new study shows what we've all thought for a long time: It doesn't help. And in fact DRM hurt sales. Read More >>

money
Social Media Sharing May be Taking Money Away From Charities

The trend for clicking "like" underneath things may be having an impact on the money raised by charities, with one report suggesting people who think they're helping by liking and sharing appeals might not bother actually handing over any loose change the next time a tin's rattled their way. Read More >>

3d
Take And Share 3D Images Like It’s No Big Deal

What we experience in real life isn't enough, so our digital lives are becoming more and more 3D. iOS 7 has parallax, movies want you to feel like you've been hit in the face with a satellite, and lots of developers have been trying to make 3D photography easy. Seene for iOS seems like a solid step. Read More >>

apps
Snaphack Saves Your Snapchat Messages Without Telling the Sender

It's just become slightly easier to capture an image of the genitals of a sex friend sent through imaging app Snapchat, with new app Snaphack promising to let users take screengrabs of photo messages without informing the sender. Read More >>