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Google Engineer Calls Google+ "a Pathetic Afterthought"

When Google+ launched, it was exciting! A new Facebook! Better! Purrrty! But then everyone forgot about it. Folks at Google forgot too. Last night, Steve Yegge, a Google engineer, accidentally posted a rant about Google to his public Google+ profile. It's revealing and absolutely rips Google+. It's also true.

Re-Live Your Instagram Pictures from a Year Ago

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Instagram! Sometimes so pretty, always so fleeting. Those pictures disappear from memory faster than a tweet, so why not remind yourself about what your looking glass was looking at a year ago? The web app And7YearsAgram does just that.

Facebook for iPad Is Finally Here

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After sneak peaks and mysteriously long delays, the official Facebook app for iPad is finally here. Goodbye crappy Facebook iPad apps, goodbye non-touch friendly website and say hello to wasting more time on so-called friends!

iPhone Apps of the Week: Chefs Feed, Quora, Clickables and More

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Chefs Feed: It's a restaurant guide app that distills recommendations by only showing you what the best chefs in your city eat. It's like being friends with these star chefs and texting them for recs every time you want to eat somewhere! You can search by chef, search by dish, find dishes per your location, see what the chefs in your city are tweeting at the moment, mark dishes off your to do list, rate them and more. Chef's Feed only supports the big cities-New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago-but within those cities are an ace list of chefs-seriously it's a who's who list-that tell you what they love.

Android Apps of the Week: SwipePad, Smozzy, Flickr and More

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SwipePad: SwipePad is a better app switcher for your Android phone. Instead of holding down the home button to launch your recent apps, SwipePad uses hotspots-corners and edges of your phone's screen-to trigger a new 'pad' (which is sorta like a dashboard of apps). Just drag your finger from a hotspot to the middle of the screen and the app switcher will pop up. It's like adding another layer to your phone. Free.