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Roundup: Tweet from a diaper, Apple milestone, more

Renaming the phone: Newt Gingrich takes a stab at renaming the cell phone. He says the device does much more than just make phone calls. It's more ike a "I have been calling it a handheld computer," he says on the Gingrich Productions YouTube channel.   ABC News

Sexters beware:
The Snapchat app that lets users share a photo that will "self-destruct" seconds after it's viewed, actually isn't foolproof. Forensic experts showed that with right tools, Snapchat photos can be retrieved.   Huffington Post

Favorite photo apps:
Billions of photos are taken every month using a smartphone. And there are apps to make those photos look even cooler with filters and special effects. Here are some favorites.   USA Today

iOS photos in the cloud:
Amazon launched its Cloud Drive Photos app for iOS devices (Android version has been available since November) that stores photos in the Amazon Cloud. Free for 5GB of space.

Mommy's helper: There's an app for just about anything, including this: The Huggies TweetPee app, which is connected to a sensor, sends a tweet to the parents when the baby's diaper needs changing. Really?  ABC News

Getting out of a jam: A risk management and investigations firm introduced an app that helps you navigate all sorts of sticky business scenarios.   Computerworld

Facebook phone price drop: It has been only a month since its release, but the "Facebook Phone" which originally was $99.99 with a contract, is now discounts to 99 cents with a two-year AT&T contract.  Forbes

Near milestone: Apple is getting ready to celebrate its 50 billionth app download, and the person who does that will get a $10,000 iTunes Store gift card. The next 50 downloads will get $500 gift cards.   MacRumors

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 5:47pm]


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