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Uploading a bunch of photos for your friends to view is a pain. First you’ll probably want to connect your iPhone to your computer (or, if you’re using iCloud, fire your computer up and revel in the glory of Photo Stream), then you’ll choose which photos to upload, and then you’ll tag your friends and label the album.

This is a pain. Luckily, Batch is here to the rescue, allowing you to upload a bunch of photos (you might even say, a batch of photos) to the service and then share them on Facebook or Twitter.

Does the app work as well as it should, or is this a bad batch? Read on to find out, and I promise I won’t make any more bad puns.

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I bought an iPad on release day, and since then I’ve seen my parents follow suit and get an iPad and an iPad 2 in the following years. Although I use my iPad every day, it’s not for writing, drawing or creating, it’s basically an e-reader. And my main app for that is Flipboard.

Had you asked me months ago if Flipboard would work on the iPhone, I would’ve told you that it was a stupid idea. Flipboard is so effective on the iPad because of the added real estate; it lets the app breathe, and the stories come to life. There’s no way it would work on the iPhone. No way.

Boy was I wrong.

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The other day, I decided that I was lacking a bit in the social networking department, so I started investigating the various options that I had on the table to see what I could get involved in. I was covered on Facebook, Twitter, With, Path, Tumblr, Foursquare, Instagram and a few others, and then I realized that there were still a ton of other options out there if I wanted them. It was dizzying.

So the last thing I wanted was to sign up for another social network, but then out came Stamped with a lot of hype following it. Seemed like everyone was talking about it, so I decided to give it a try for a few days and see what all the buzz was all about. Is Stamped worth the hype? Let’s talk it out after the jump.

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Want to know who won a copy of Tagg? Here are the winners, who have all been contacted via Twitter DM:

@therealAndyLau
@leesuiip
@jpamorgan
@smarterbydesign
@TylerFerris
@james_reddex
@Marcomarco
@slinkey
@morphorod
@therealAndyLau

Thanks to all that entered and be on the lookout for more contests soon!
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It’s funny how small this world is. Take, for example, Emmanuel Crouvisier, the owner of Emcro and developer of Tagg, a new application that allows you to easily and quickly tag the pictures taken with your iPhone using facial recognition. I worked with him a few years back when we were both at a magazine in Arizona, and then I went my way and he went his, but we kept in touch. Flash to today, and not only has he built quite a few apps for other companies, but now he’s branched out on his own and developed Tagg for the iPhone, and pushing iOS 5 to the max. With the launch of his new app, we figured it might be a good time to sit down and talk about development, what he’s doing with Tagg and the future of app development. Enjoy.

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For a while now, Facebook has released subpar applications for the iPhone. Each version seems to be just as broken as the last, and until recently there’s been little improvement.

Luckily, with the newest version that shipped with the long-awaited iPad app, Facebook for iPhone is finally an app worth having on your home screen.Let’s talk about it after the break.

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Quick Look: Word Jacks
Quick Look posts are paid submissions offering only a brief overview of an app. Vote in the polls below if you think this app is worth an in-depth AppStorm review!

In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Word Jacks. From the maker of one of the most popular translation apps for iPhone comes a word game that puts both your vocabulary and your speed to the test!

Find words by dragging your finger in any direction. Words can even intersect themselves!

One whole line of the same block color removes the line.

Read on for more information and screenshots!

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For Facebook users it’s easy as pie to keep in touch with your friends. Their official iPhone app was released a little while ago and included support for major bits of functionality. However, chatting wasn’t very easily possible, even in mobile Safari. It seems iPhone users have been stuck without a good Facebook mobile messaging solution.

The new Facebook Messenger app includes everything you would expect in a Facebook messaging client. There is a lot of functionality designed specifically for mobile users which ties into your Facebook account, and it helps keep you in touch with your friends wherever you are! To get started all you’ll need is a Facebook account, some free time and to hit that little More button to read our review.

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Social news is a hot area and it has been for quite some time, with popular startups including Flipboard, Pulse and a multitude of others vying for that coveted spot on your iPhone or iPad home screen. Into the fray comes Smartr, an iPhone app designed to filter out all of those pesky status updates, and cut through the extraneous check-ins and Foursquare updates to deliver you the news stories that you want to read without other distractions.

But is Smartr worth the hype? Let’s find out after the break.
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There are people who play around with Facebook, Twitter and other social networks, and then there are those who have made a career out of posting online. For a long time, people in both camps had to use multiple sites or programs to access the various networks, but today there’s HootSuite for Twitter, which contrary to the name, puts all of your social networks in one convenient location.

But is it right for you? Let’s take a peek under the hood and find out after the jump.

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