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This app will send your photos to 50 people you've never met

I couldn't be less interested in the phrase "photo messaging app." There are a million, and they all do pretty much the same thing -- snap a photo, send it to whoever you want, and maybe put a timer on it. But Fling has found a way to be unique by not sending it to the people you want. Wait,...

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Pixels.com app augments reality to put artwork on your walls

If you have bare walls, the new Pixels.com app will change that -- for a moment, anyway. The official app of Pixels.com is first and foremost designed to get you to buy artwork for your living space, but its coolest feature -- an augmented reality tool that shows what various art would look like...

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Timera lets you create time machine-inspired photos using your iPhone

Timera is a clever photography app that is part photo-mashup app and part time machine that allows you to create impressive "then & now" photos of well-known locations. The app uses your location information to pull up historic photos that are pulled from a growing database of...

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Cleveland Clinic Foundation develops iPad-based MS disability assessment tool

The portability and power available on the iPad makes Apple's little machine that could a source of incredible opportunity in the medical diagnostic field. Recently the Cleveland Clinic Foundation developed a new app for the device called the Multiple Sclerosis Performance Test (MSPT). MSPT helps...

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3DBin: Use your iPhone to make 3D animations of anything

Have you ever been so enthralled with an object -- a sleek new car, a beautiful piece of sculpture, a flower -- that you've walked around it taking photos so you can capture it from every angle? If so, you're a perfect candidate for 3DBin -- 360° Spin (Free, usually US$0.99). The app creates a...

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Talking Weather Alarm Clock: Wake up to a personal weather forecast

A few years ago I looked at the Talking Weather Alarm Clock app and liked it. It's had lots of updates and added many new features since then, so I'm taking another look to see how it has progressed. The latest Talking Weather Alarm Clock is a US$0.99 app with a nice bag of features. Set an alarm...

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ScenePast: See famous movie locations then and now

The spot where Steve McQueen began his car chase in San Francisco in Bullitt, the little town firehouse and police department in Easy Rider, the street in Phoenix at the beginning of Psycho. Have you ever wondered what those iconic film locations look like today? That's the premise behind ScenePast:...

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Path gets updates, stand-alone message app

After a long hiatus with no updates, several layoffs and a "realigning of the company," Path is back with some big changes. Messaging has broken off into a stand-alone app called Talk, the core app's navigation has been simplified, and newly-acquired messaging service TalkTo will exploit the...

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Emergensee is a security system in your hand

I remember walking around my college campus late at night, not long after campuses had begun to install the "blue light" boxes for security. Essentially an emergency phone that immediately dialed campus security, these were great if you happened to be near one. Of course, today everyone has a cell...

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Zombie Highway just won't die

Zombies are everywhere on the App Store, and it can be pretty easy to roll your eyes at a new game featuring the shuffling undead. Zombie Highway debuted way back in 2010, making it one of the earlier games to pit you against brain-chomping corpses, and the fact that it remains on the App Store's...

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Leafnote: A text editor that's powerful in its simplicity

Bloggers and writers have one very bad habit -- we love to try out different tools for putting words onto blank pages. For me, that means that just about very time a new text editor comes on the market, I end up trying it out. Many of the text editors and writing tools that I've tested have been...

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Beats Music app updated with longer trial period and lower annual subscription price

The monster Apple story of the week is without question the company's $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics. While Beats is more widely known for its line of premium headphones, it was the company's streaming subscription service that piqued Apple's interest and brought them to the...

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Facebook fires at Shazam, adds song recognition tool to app

Facebook is no stranger to replicating popular apps within its own walls -- Poke, for example, is a stab at Snapchat. Now, according to a post on the official Facebook new blog, the social network will get a Shazam-like feature for song and television recognition, allowing you to identify and then...

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IntroMate creates pro quality video intros on iPad in seconds

When you're shooting and editing video on the run with your iPad, wouldn't it be nice to add a professional-looking introduction to your work in just a few minutes? That's the idea behind IntroMate, a US$2.99 app that should be on the iPad of anyone who regularly uses their device for video...

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Tappd: Making app discovery social

One of the joys of attending Macworld/iWorld is talking to new developers and discovering apps that you know are going to be "keepers." That's the story for me and Tappd (free) from Australian development shop Burst2Life. So, how does this iPhone app work? Simple. You just install the app, log in...

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