What’s been making the news over the last week

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Momento: An iPhone App For Tracking Memories

Many of us would like to keep track of our moods, thoughts and experiences from days gone by, but physically keeping a journal can take too up much time and energy in today’s busy world. Momento an iPhone app available for $1.99 through the App Store provides a solution to this problem.

Momento allows you to manually add ‘Moments’ entries (diary entries to capture the important things in your life), but it also allows you to import data from a variety of different social networking tools, including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, YouTube, Digg and Flickr. This means that you can keep a central record of what was going on in your life on a given day – a record which is saved in Momento and backed-up through iTunes and that you can search through past entries to look for information on a particular date, person or event. This app is perfect for anyone who wants to keep a record of their day-to-day life but lacks the time to keep a more active journal or diary. read more here taken from Techcrunch

How to Use Your Smartphone to Shop Smart This Christmas

Smartphones have an incredibly wide variety of uses these days including making the holiday season easier, cheaper and more fun for shoppers. There are a variety of apps available including many free ones, which help shoppers with iPhones and other smartphones to find bargains (Price Check By Amazon, ShopSavvy), keep track of gifts purchased (Gift List), find sales (Black Friday App) and earn in-store rewards (CardStar, Shopping Goddess, and Shopkick). All of the apps named are available on the iOS (some are also available on Android and Blackberry operating systems), and some use the iPhone’s camera to speed your shopping along by allowing you to scan product barcodes and comparison shop online. Read the full article here at GigaOM

Christmas Shopping for the Gamer in Your Life

Serious gamers can be an incredibly difficult group to buy gifts for, because they tend to already own most of the games and accessories they want (and, often, whatever’ left is so specialised that it’s hard for a non-gamer to buy). Some interesting options for gamers this Christmas include the uDraw Tablet (a Wii accessory that allows you to draw, paint and play Pictionary on your TV), the official soundtrack to the popular game Plants vs Zombies, a book entitled Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter, pac man pot holders, Angry Birds plush toys, a hand exerciser (for those who are deadly serious about games like Rock Band 3), and a high-end gaming mouse from Mad Catz. A more detailed version here at Wired

Facebook Silence – Celebs Sign Off For Charity

A group of celebrities including Justin Timberlake, Ryan Seacrest, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Jennifer Hudson, Serena Williams, and Lady Gaga are planning to go silent on all forms of social media as part of a fundraiser for World Aids Day. This fundraiser is being organised by Alicia Keys and will benefit her charity Keep A Child Alive. The celebrities who have signed up to participate will sign off networking sites like Twitter and Facebook as of December 1, and will stay signed off until $1 million is raised for Keep A Child Alive. Part of the fundraising campaign will be videos showing the ‘digital deaths’ of the participating celebrities. Don’t be silent read more here at Mashable

Wikileaks Publishes Diplomatic Cables

Wikileaks has obtained a quarter of a million diplomatic cables from the US State Department believed to have been provided by Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning. The cables were taken from a centralised system (implemented in the wake of September 11 to help different agencies share information), and are mostly from lower security levels (top-secret documents and many reports about these cables in newspapers such as the New York Times and the Guardian, and it is believed that the cables will be released via the Wikileaks website in batches dealing with particular regions. Although Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been a public figure in previous high-profile releases of information through the website, he is currently under investigation for sexual assault in Sweden and may not be directly involved with speaking out about ‘Cablegate’, as it is being called. In the initial furore over the diplomatic cables, the Wikileaks website was down for some time, but it is now up and functioning again, with over 200 of the cables available for viewing. Get the full version from what Wikileaks calls the online tabloid

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