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Posted by Allison Boyer

A team from the University of Notre Dame has developed the first iPad app to help you diagnose concussions. Is this the future of healthcare? 

A team at University of Notre Dame has developed the very first app for diagnosing traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) using voice recognition. Currently, there are 1.6 million to 3.8 million sports-related TBIs every year, including 300,000 among young athletes. This app could help diagnose concussions and other TBIs faster, helping those with injuries avoid long-term problems. In addition, there are non-athletic applications to this app, including helping diagnose TBIs in the field for members of the military.

 
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Posted by Allison Boyer

stick-n-find trackers

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wished I could “call” my keys to find them, just like I do when I misplace my cell phone. Now, that’s actually a possibility (sort of). With Stick-N-Find Bluetooth stickers, you can track and find just about any item using your cell phone.

Stick-N-Find is about the size of a quarter, so you can stick it on almost anything, not just your key chain. You can set it to buzz or flash a light, and you can also have the complimentary phone app alert you when your sticker goes out of range.

 
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Posted by Andrew Garde Joia

With the new version of it’s iPhone app, GetHuman makes speaking with a real, human customer service person that much easier, improving the customer experience and relieving customer stress.

If you haven’t yet heard of GetHuman, it’s a free service that helps a customer talk to a real person as quickly and as painlessly as possible. GetHuman turns the tables in your favor, allowing users to automate the process of dealing with automated answering services.

 
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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

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 Andrew Garde Joia

Recently released Thoughtful app lets you encourage your future self!

Behind most of our actions lie the desire to feel better. By thinking positive or helpful thoughts, you can change how you feel – and now there’s an app for that, too. Thoughtful app is a colorful and inspirational tool aimed at anyone who wants to experience more well-being, wealth and love in life.

 
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Posted by Allison Boyer

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The other day, one of my friends talked about the iPad games she was downloading to keep her daughter busy. Personally, I’m a big fan of the app called “get off your iPad and take your toddler to the park,” but that doesn’t mean I think technology should be 100% banned for children. Yes, some iPad games can be okay for kids (in moderation), but even more importantly, there are tons of apps out there that can actually teach kids important life lessons.

Let’s take a look at some of the top iPad apps for teaching kids responsibility!

 
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Posted by Allison Boyer

try-on-engagement-rings-with-the-live-diamond-try-on-iphone-app-3-22-2013

Just like you probably had to kiss a lot of frogs to find your Prince Charming, you probably have to try on engagement rings (a lot of them) to find the perfect one for you. It’s a big decision to make, since you’ll be wearing this piece of jewelry for the rest of your life. Luckily, there’s an app for that! Are you really surprised?

Live Diamond Try On is a free iPhone app you can download to test out engagement rings without ever leaving the comfort of your own home. With this app, you can search Red Box Diamonds for a diamond with the perfect cut, clarity, color, and carat (size).

 
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Posted by Hallie Lickteig

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Outbox’s intriguing new service collects your physical mail, then opens, scans, and delivers it via app or browser.

With a fleet of white Prius’ sporting giant, red plastic flags, Outbox’s “unpostman” will visit your home three times a week to collect your letters, bills, magazines and advertisements that had deposited there by official postal workers; they then get delivered to a warehouse where they are opened and photographed, and the resulting digital files are sent electronically to the recipient through the Outbox website or iPad or iPhone apps.

 
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