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[Apps] Nudge Brings All Your Health and Fitness Gadgets and Apps Together in One Convenient Place

The one trend in wearable tech that’s really caught on is its many uses in the health and fitness industry. There are so many uses, in fact, that’s is hard to keep them all straight. Tracking calories, tracking sleep, analyzing your workouts, mapping your morning run, looking at charts, graphs, and endless other metrics — [...]

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Mark Cuban Wants Your Text Messages to Self Destruct

Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and frequent “shark” on Shark Tank, has been pushing a new app on Twitter lately—Cyber Dust. It destroys text messages, much like Snapchat destroys photos. (PS, his handle for the app is @blogmaverick.) Cyber Dust for iOS (and coming soon for Android) sends completely encrypted text messages that [...]

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These 5 Apps Will Get Your Productivity on Track

Let’s face it. Phones have become one of our biggest distractions in life. Between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, text messages, and a slew of other time suckers, if can be difficult to stay focused on your real-time tasks—you know, those ones you get paid to do. Luckily, a slew of iPhone and Android apps are [...]

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Deal Alert: Now You Can Get a Breathalyzer For Your iPhone for $39

Back in March of last year, we told you about a Kickstarter campaign for a little gadget (and the accompanying app) called Breathometer that transforms your iPhone into a breathalyzer. It’s small and pocketable, so you shouldn’t have any excuse for not to take it along when you’re out for a night on the town. [...]

A New Report Says We’re Spending A Crazy Amount Of Time Using Apps

A New Report Says We’re Spending A Crazy Amount Of Time Using Apps

When it comes to using our digital devices, we are spending an ever-increasing amount of that time inside apps, according to a new report. The report is from Comscore and was published in detail by Marketing Land and indicates that more than 50 percent of our “digital media time” is spent inside apps. The nugget [...]

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The Achilles’ Heel of Amazon Fire Phone: No Google Apps and No Google Play Store

Last week, Amazon announced its first foray into the cutthroat world of smartphones: the Fire Phone (check out James’ article for the details). It runs exclusively on AT&T’s network here in the States, it packs a 13 MP camera, a quad-core processor, and high-def display. On the hardware specs side of things, it’s a solid [...]

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Move Over Evomail, We Have A New Favorite iOS Email App: Acompli

For at least the last year, our favorite email app for iPhone has been Evomail. I’ve written about it extensively and while it’s still a viable alternative to the stock Mail app that comes with your iPhone, a new king has been crowned. It’s called Acompli, and it’s brilliant. Instead of just focusing on email [...]

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Finally, iPad Games for Kids You’ll Want to Play Yourself

I’m not a parent. But I know parents, and they’re constantly trying to figure out the right balance between play time and “screen time,” usually with an iPad. And who can blame the kids? iPads are awesome, and let’s be honest, we’re all fascinated by them. Now, with Osmo, you don’t have to feel bad [...]

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Google Acquires Photo-Based Translation App

Earlier today Google announced the purchase of the app Word Lens from Quest Visual; Word Lens allows the users to translate signs or any text by just taking a picture of it. The app currently allows you to translate between 7 different languages: English German Spanish Italian Russian Portuguese Google will most likely expand the [...]

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It’s Finally Happened: Developer Runs iOS Apps on Android Device

You had to know this was eventually coming. iOS has been around for seven years now, and Android for five. At some point, someone was going to figure out how to make apps from either platform run on the other. That’s exactly what six PhD students at Columbia University did for a research project, which [...]

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