Posts Tagged ‘gps’
Posted by Renee Schmidt

SocialDot, a new app, lets you connect with people in your physical proximity. 

With social networks wrestling for the top position, there seems to be little space for smaller companies who are literally focusing on a feature of two from Facebook, Twitter, or other social network. However, for an app with something different, more importantly, something refreshingly new and useful, there’s always potential users. SocialDot, a new way of connecting and communicating, fits the recipe.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

We all have loved ones whom we care about and want always to remain safe. Unfortunately, women in particular, continuously face situations that compromise their safety and are potentially dangerous (e.g., when living far from home, leaving work late at night, going on blind-dates, meeting friends at a bar or walking to their car or home alone, to name a few). In such cases, it is not easy to get help when and where it is needed.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Facebook Stalking App

Using your phone to Facebook ‘friend’ a person you’ve just met is a frustrating experience –carefully spelling out names, looking through the photo list to find yourself, etc. Well, Facebook appeared to find a solution in the form a new app — Find Friends Nearby. An app that uses GPS to let you select from a list of nearby Facebook users. TechCrunch was tipped off this past weekend to the new app — initially known as “Friendshake”. The app had been quietly rolled out with no announcement. The app seemed like a useful tool for exchanging contact information with one or multiple people with minimal effort. So why did Facebook kill it only a few hours later?

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

The most important thing to carriers besides subscribers is mobile spectrum; but by next year, according to CNN Money, the FCC could experience what is known as a “Spectrum Crunch” where there will be no more airwaves to pass around. This comes at a time where mobile carriers need spectrum the most as data hogging smartphones, such as the Apple iPhone, use up all their spectrum. If carriers don’t get enough spectrum soon, the result will be dropped calls and slow data speeds. So what are the big 4 mobile carriers going to do about this? They’re going to do the best they can to get a much spectrum as possible, but it won’t be pretty. In fact, its going to be gruesome and here’s why.

 
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Posted by Jason Moriarty

Jawbone’s “UP”: every once in awhile an new piece of technology comes out that has that wow factor, and quite frankly blows my mind into the stratosphere – Jawbone’s “UP” does just that. UP looks like an innocent cute little rubber bracelet; but this little bracelet packs a big punch, check out the feature list below:

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

In a city like Manhattan, there are so many places to shop but it’s hard to know where to find the latest fashions and top trends.  If you are wondering where to find the hottest place to shop, ELLE’s new Shopping guide has you covered.  Download this latest app to uncover where to shop and where to find great offers.

 
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