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January 29, 2013

Instant Upload Picks: Coffee and Nexus 7

So I have having a nice Latte the other day over at Max Brenners in Southbank whilst surfing Google+ on my Nexus 7. I decided to make a post about it because having nice coffee whilst using an awesome device is just a wonderful experience. I have been playing around with the Nexus 7 for a little while now and I have grown accustomed to it. The games, the interaction and the seamless social integration to all my internet accounts is just awesome.

Google+ catching up to Facebook in numbers

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It’s a numbers game for social networks. And while Facebook is still king of the hill, there’s one competitor that might soon overtake the leading social network. Google+ has reportedly climbed the social ladder, so to speak, and has taken the second place, with 343 million active users as of fourth quarter of 2012. This is about half of Facebook’s 693 million active users (out of 903 million accounts).

This data comes from a recent report from the Global Web Index, which has also determined that another Google product is fast catching up on the social action. YouTube is at #3 spot, with 300 million users.

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SwiftKey Flow beta update adds new content and fixes

SwiftKey Flow beta
The launch of SwiftKey Flow is edging ever closer, but before the final release goes public another beta version has been made available for public download. SwiftKey Flow is pretty much a hybrid between the popular Swype and SwiftKey keyboards, adding new and improved ways to swipe and type on your Android keyboard.

The latest beta update adds improvements to corrections, allowing you just tap on the word for a choice of optional corrections. They’ve also included an accelerated long press delete so that you can erase entire sentences with ease, and predictions will now work in more text fields in a wider variety of applications.

The app’s various themes have also been updated, and a split layout if you put your phone in landscape mode. A load of additional languages have also been added, so you shouldn’t have trouble using the app in your native tongue.

Along with the feature improvements, there are also a host of bug fixes included, but there are still a few known issues which are yet to be ironed out. You can check out the full change log on the SwiftKey Flow blog.

[via Android Authority]