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LivesOn Keeps Your Twitter Feed Alive, Even When You’re Dead

Lives On

There’s a special group of Internet users that I call the Tweet Freaks. They’re the people who can’t go an hour without checking their Twitter feeds or posting updates about mundane stuff that no one else would really care about. If you have people in your network who’re like that, then you might want to tell them about _LIVESON. If you’re a Tweet Freak yourself, then I’m sure you’d love to heard about this as well. But just to make it less painful for everyone’s eyes, let’s call it LivesOn.

LivesOn is a Twitter tool like no other, promising to give you a ‘social afterlife’ once you pass in the physical world. It will ‘learn’ your tastes, preferences, and syntax by analyzing your current feed, so that it can continue posting status updates on the micro-blogging site even when you’re already dead. In short, LivesOn allows you to tweet from the grave, unless the person you appoint as your executor decides to give it the ax.

The service launches on March 2013.

VIA [ Cnet ]

Zephyr App For Jailbroken iPhones Brings Multitasking Gestures

By David Ponce

We’re not big fans of companies segmenting their devices’ capabilities artificially in order to boost sales. Like when Apple puts Siri on the iPhone 4S when it runs just fine on older models. Or when Apple brings out multitasking gestures for the iPad but leaves the iPhone out of the equation. Well… we can’t really say that they might have done this last one to encourage people to buy an iPad as well as an iPhone; we don’t see anyone actually saying “gee, I really want to use these gestures but can’t on my phone, so yeah, I’ll buy an iPad.” But we find it frustrating nonetheless. So that’s why we’re happy to hear about this app, called Zephyr, that lets you swipe up to bring up the task bar (instead of double-tapping the home button) and swipe sideways to switch between active apps. I works nicely and is available on Cydia right now. Of course, this requires a jailbreak. But that’s ok, since the first untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 was finally released two days ago.

Check out the video after the jump to see how the app works.

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