Archive for April, 2013
Posted by Hallie Lickteig

T-Mobile and Audi announced plans this week for affordable method for connecting to Internet to you Audi Connect compatible vehicle.

In a press release Monday, T-Mobile announced plans this week for a new way for drivers to connect internet to their vehicle. While the plan is extensive it will only currently be available in newer Audi vehicles as a part of the Audi Connect feature on select models.

Audi and T-Mobile are introducing the first plan of its kind. In the past, internet capable cars have relied heavily on user connected devices like their smartphones piggy-backing on the drivers data plan to support the system. This has proven a costly problem with shockingly high data charges.

 
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Posted by Allison Boyer

Looking for tickets to a sold-out concert or other event? You might want to check out Applauze, a new ticket-finding app from 955 Dreams, the masterminds behind Band of the Day.

Applauze doesn’t just let you buy tickets to the sold-out Bieber concert, though (don’t worry, we won’t tell); it also allows you to discover brand new events in your city, personalized to your tastes.

 
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Posted by Hallie Lickteig

Facebook announced Friday at its Menlo Park headquarters plans for its new “skin” software designed to put Facebook front and center on any Android device.

The journalists gathered Friday for a Zuckerberg led press conference to get the first look at Facebook’s new heavily hyped app Home on Android – the long-rumored Facebook Phone. While most of the tech crowd was expecting an actual device in of itself built from the ground up to feature the social networking giant. The social media giant had other plans up its sleeve.

 
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Posted by Hallie Lickteig

Kytephone brings its popular parental control features to a new Android compatible app of the same name.   

With smartphone and tablet users getting younger and younger, new apps can help parents of 13-to-17-year-olds monitor and control their children’s use of the Internet. Recent studies show that more than one-third of American teenagers own a smartphone, up from more than a fifth in 2011. For nearly half of these users, the phone is their main way of getting online, making it difficult for parents to supervise behavior.

The trend has even seen a spike in younger users from app and internet use through their parent’s tablet and smartphone devices. With a smartphone, your kid basically has the Internet in their pocket wherever and whenever – away from a parents’ eyes.

 
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Posted by Hallie Lickteig

SwiftKey shook things up this April Fools’ Day, not just releasing a prank but a whole new hidden feature that’s the real thing.

There has been quite a bit of buzz recently around a new SwiftKey feature the tech blogs had dubbed “Flow”. The supposed new feature would have been a way to type without users needing to touch the screen making typing faster. Most blogging talk was unsure if the feature existed or what it would even look like.

 
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Posted by Allison Boyer

swirl it wine app

I give a big thumbs up to any tool that makes it easier for me to find new wines to sip. If you’re an oenophile like me, check out Swirl It, a new iPhone app to help you pick out wines at your favorite restaurants and bars.

On the “Our Story” page on Swirl It’s website, its team is referred to as “a bunch of boozers on a mission.” Co-founders Brittany Hawkins and Nic Werner built Swirl It to combat a common problem in the wine world: in order to discover new wines, you typically have to drink a lot of bad bottles. Instead of purchasing a bottle or paying a premium for wine by the glass, the next time you’re out to eat, you can use Swirl It for personal wine recommendations based on availability and your personal tastes.

 
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Posted by Hallie Lickteig

Founded by and for travelers, Triposo delivers up-to-date information, detailed maps and intelligent recommendations for more than 15,000 destinations in 200 countries around the world.

Released in 2011, Triposo uses location, time, weather and users personal preferences to deliver custom, real-time recommendations of places to go and things to see. Whether you are a planner or prefer to go with the flow, Triposo helps you discover the unexpected and experience travel in a new way.

Triposo can be downloaded on your Apple iPad or Android tablet. Learn about the history and culture of specific destination, as well as practical information about the currency and language. The app lets users book a tour, plan sights to see, consider a day trip and find places to stay and eat.

 
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