Archive for June, 2012
Posted by Renee Schmidt
New and enhanced features are in store with the upcoming iPad and new iPhone 5; including iOS 6 facebook integration. That’s because Apple’s new iOS 6 is loaded!

We’ve got all the highlights:

  • There’s the Passbook, a new app to help you organize and control coupons, boarding passes and credit cards. 
 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

New York is a big city! Finding the nearest restroom is not just a tourist thing. We’ve all encountered a “close call” with nature! How do we cope with the fear of having to hold “it” in?

Imagine pulling out your phone and having it direct you across the street to a clean, public restroom. Leave it to Charmin. They’ve developed a bathroom locator app called SitorSquat that works with GPS to locate for you the nearest and cleanest public restroom!

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Facebook is initiating an advertising exchange that will let advertisers reach their target audience via the Facebook site.

Facebook Exchange will be a new revenue boosting measure for Facebook, one that is sure to parlay investor fears, to some extent; especially after the company’s turbulent Facebook IPO late last month.

Here’s how Facebook Exchange works: suppose you’re browsing a travel site to check flights to Heathrow but you don’t end up purchasing one.  The travel site can drop a cookie into your browser, and now, when you return to Facebook, you will be “retargeted” to see display ads for discounted tickets to London.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Rounds is a favorite Facebook video chat app. After about an estimated $5.5 million in funding from Verizon Investments, Rhodium, DFJ’s Tim Draper, and other investors, web users will soon be able to use Rounds without having to log into their Facebook accounts!

If you’re unfamiliar with Rounds, it has become popular for its interactive video chat functionality, which for example, allows you and a friend to watch YouTube together or play each other’s favorite games.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Wondering “Am I addicted to Facebook?” You could be, according to Norwegian researcher, Cecilie Schou Andreasson, who claims Facebook Addiction is a real threat.

Suffice it to say, addictions are rough! People can become addicted to many things: food, video games, the Internet, sex, and drugs, to name a few.  Some people are considered to have a clinical iPhone addiction and – believe it or not –there are even people who are addicted to love!

Norwegian researcher, Cecilie Schou Andreasson claims that there is a new type of addiction, a social networking addiction of sorts, also known as “Facebook Addiction.”

 
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Posted by Cynthia Sycip

Pair is a FREE one-to-one networking app premised on exclusivity; it’s made solely for private communication between two people. Pair is designed for couples, and unlike other instant messengers, this app encourages you to keep consistently in touch with your partner.

The phrase “out of sight, out of mind” is a thing of the past. Pair is all bout exchanging and viewing intimate messages on a timeline, sharing photos, handwritten messages, or sketches. It even shares your location with your partner.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Enter to Win a $50 Gift Card from Best Buy! All you need to do is make one Tweet (details within)!

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Technology meets art. Artist Henry Hargreaves, a still-life art and fashion photographer working out of his studio in Brooklyn, NYC, takes us on a journey of the connection between fast food and gadgets; technology and art, in this deep fried photos series.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Today Geek is Chic. In fact Mark Zukerberg‘s wedding got the Paparazzi as excited as Lady Gaga’s latest world tour. In our day and age it seems as though there’s been a paradigm shift. Techies now draw the same attention as Hollywood celebs. Ironically, unlike many “reality stars,” techies are famous for actually doing (or creating) something.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Ever wonder “is this a friend request to ignore?” Most people have encountered at least one ‘unusual’ Facebook friend request. That said, adding a new friend on Facebook is more strategic than ‘accept’ or ‘ignore.’ After all, admitting someone into your inner circle can also mean exposing them to your private family photos and even your physical coordinates (i.e. Facebook “check-ins”).

Below is a list of seven types of Facebook users you should consider ‘ignoring’ should they hit you up with a Facebook friend request.

 
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