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Social arrangement Path announces added means to share
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If Facebook is like blind out at a barbecue with a ample cafe to barbecue on, again amusing arrangement Path is an affectionate banquet with abutting friends. Path is now accepting new apparatus and table decorations, so to speak, with the absolution of adapted software.
CEO Dave Morin, a Facebook alum, says the dinner-party aesthetics charcoal but users can now allotment their comings and goings with up to 150 friends, up from the aboriginal 50.
With the new adaptation accessible this week, a year afterwards its debut, Path aims to be added than a administration application. It wants to be a agenda account that abstracts your canicule with a advance of a button.
Morin describes it as "a hardly amusing experience." You're not aloof afterlight it to allotment your day with others; you're recording your activity for yourself.
"The abstraction has consistently been to accord you a trusted abode to allotment with your abutting accompany and family," Morin said. "Now that the (mobile phone) is the accent you accept in your duke all the time, it's become a journal."
Path began as an iPhone appliance for administration photos and videos. Users afterwards got the adeptness to add one of bristles emoticons to their friends' photos.
The new adaptation lets users column music and acquaint anybody area they are, with whom and whether they are alive or asleep. It's additionally accordant with Android-running phones for the aboriginal time. And, it includes technology that allows the appliance to accomplish updates on its own, as continued as the user agrees to it, or opts in.

For example, if you fly to Minneapolis, the appliance can clue you with GPS and column this aback you land: "Arrived in Minneapolis, it's 6:06 p.m. Mostly blurred and 50 degrees." The area updates are adjacency and burghal specific but will not pin an absolute location.
Morin says the auto-updates accomplish it easier for users to allotment richer agreeable afterwards abundant effort. And, while the capacity may assume personal, your arrangement is alone of abutting accompany and family.
The amend retains austere aloofness controls, which Morin says is key to authoritative bodies adequate with sharing, abnormally in the deathwatch of high-profile debates over aloofness issues at Facebook.
On Tuesday, the government appear a proposed adjustment with Facebook over "unfair and deceptive" business practices. The alliance requires the aggregation to get people's approval afore alteration how it shares their data.
The new adaptation of Path integrates beyond amusing networks Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare, acceptance cachet updates to those sites from the Path application.
Morin says the San Francisco-based startup has abundant allotment for its abutting date and aloof assassin its 20th employee. Path has added than 1 actor users.
— Brooke Donald, Associated Press
IPhone expels smoke, glows on Australia flight
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's iPhone is the world's hottest smartphone — and one iPhone in Australia appears to be the hottest of the agglomeration as it spontaneously began smoker aftermost week.
Regional Australian airline Regional Express declared the "mobile buzz cocky combustion" in a statement. It said that an iPhone acceptance to a commuter began to belch a "significant bulk of close smoke" and accord off a red afterglow afterwards a flight from Lismore, Australia, landed in Sydney on Friday.
A photo accompanying the account showed the shattered, angled aback of a recent-model atramentous iPhone.
The airline said a flight accessory abolished the afterglow and cipher on the even was hurt. Regional Express appear the adventure to the Australian Transport Safety Agency and the country's Civil Aviation Safety Authority, and gave the buzz to the agency so it could be analyzed.
"We attending advanced to alive with the admiral investigating this incident," Natalie Harrison, a backer for Cupertino-based Apple Inc., said Tuesday.
There accept been casual letters of acute apparatus overheating in the past, generally in affiliation to rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. The batteries accept been the accountable of several recalls of customer electronics: Millions of laptop batteries fabricated by Sony Corp. for Apple Inc., Dell Inc., Lenovo Group Ltd. and added PC makers were recalled in 2006 and 2007 afterwards it was apparent that they could overheat and ignite.
Earlier this month, Apple recalled first-generation iPod Nanos awash from backward 2005 to 2006, citation adulterated batteries from one supplier that in attenuate instances could account the accessory to overheat.
— Rachel Metz, AP Technology Writer

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