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July 25, 2015 • News

Nod Makes Messaging Your Friends More Personal Again

One thing that is certain in the App Store, is that there’s no shortage of messaging apps available. But with all of the current ones available, there’s a lack of ways to truly express your emotions, even though the standard emojis.   Well that’s where NOD comes into play. Nod is one of the best …

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June 15, 2015 • News

Order Your Next Domino’s Pizza by Texting a Pizza Emoji, Because You Can

As if using the Domino’s iPhone or Android app to order your favorite pie wasn’t easy enough, the company recently added ordering by tweet. Not everyone tweets, but just about everyone (except my mom) texts, and now all it takes to order a pizza by texting is to send a pizza emoji to Domino’s.

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June 12, 2015 • News

Pictyear Is a Photo App That Can Make a Collaborative PhotoBook Instantly!

Summer is already in full swing, and with 90 degree weather and vacations being planned, there’s one thing that’s certain: pictures will be taken. But we’ve all been there where we’ve taken a photo and family or friends say “Oh! Send me that!” Luckily for you, there’s an app that’s here to put you ahead …

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June 10, 2015 • News

Close5 Location-Based App Makes Selling Items Safer and More Local

Most of us hate trying to sell things online. There’s been many cases where I’ve attempted to sell things and the buyer backs out, or I’m too afraid that the person might not be as legit as I think. Thus you have to play a guessing game when meeting in a public place to sell …

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June 1, 2015 • Gaming

G5’s Inbetween Land Is FREE on All Platforms This Week!

When I reviewed Inbetween Land for iPad more than two years ago, I echoed sentiments from the Mac review-it was a game I liked but did not love, a fun experience that didn’t match the quality of other G5 releases. But it is still a solid and fun game, and this week it is FREE …

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April 28, 2015 • Reviews

The Neo SmartPen N2 Is Great for When You Refuse to Type

For what it’s worth, I’ve always enjoyed writing. So when I had the opportunity to review the Neo Smartpen N2, a digital pen that connects to Evernote, I was excited.

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April 22, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

Your Kid Can Bring Wall-E To Life AND Learn At The Same Time With Codie

If you’re a parent that is looking to future proof your kids for a job in programming, Hungarian startup Codie has launched a crowdfund campaign for CODIE, a toy that teaches logical and critical thinking to kids. Geared for kids between the ages of 8 to 12, Codie teaches kids how to code while building …

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April 20, 2015 • Music Diary, News

IK Multimedia Releases AmpliTube UA App for All Android Devices

Even as I shift away from making music on iOS devices and back to my home studio, one thing remains: noodling around on my guitar using iRig and Amplitube. Since their introduction five years ago they have become ubiquitous tools for guitarists and bassists. Now that IK Multimedia has expanded their reach to Android devices …

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April 19, 2015 • Reviews

Nixplay Edge 13 Inch Digital Cloud Frame Is Picture Perfect

At $249.99 the 13 inch Nixplay Edge Digital Frame is pricey. But for that price you get a gorgeous high-definition display, the ability to pull images from the cloud, send images directly from your mobile device or side load them from an SD card. The frame offers plenty of settings and delivers stunning images. And …

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April 17, 2015 • News

Recon Instruments Now Shipping Jet Smart Glasses

Earlier this week, Canada-based Recon Instruments finally announced the launch of their Jet Smart Glass sports eyewear, after redesigning the device and delays to its release two years ago.   The Recon Jet Glasses are for those athletes that have a thing for funky looking sunglasses, especially now with the fall of Google Glass (although …

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April 10, 2015 • Gaming, News

18 Year Old Game ‘Postal’ Rejected from Google Play Due to ‘Violence’

Game developer Running With Scissors is no stranger to controversy, as the company name suggests! Their game ‘Postal‘ came out in 1997 when ‘Going Postal’ was fairly new and much in the public mind. Postal 2 and 3 went out of their way to offend, but now we get word that Google won’t allow Postal …

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April 8, 2015 • News

Open Your Garage using Chamberlain’s WiFi SmartPhone Garage Door Opener

Chamberlain, one of the leaders in the garage door market is attempting to tackle the smart home tech market by offering the first Wi-Fi garage door opener in May.

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April 3, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

The AmpStrip Is a Comfortable All-Day Monitoring Wearable

I’m not the greatest at keeping tabs on the things I do at the gym, and I’m even worse at tracking my performance. Even on the treadmill, grasping the monitor grips while running full speed is pretty dangerous. Luckily Fitlinxx’s AmpStrip is one of those products that might stop me from injuring myself.

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April 3, 2015 • News

The TrackR Bravo Makes Sure You Never Lose Anything Again

The TrackR Bravo is not one of those little monkey leashes that you see parents have on their child while at the mall, but it’s something like it.

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April 2, 2015 • News

Infinit, the Best Way to Transfer Files for Mac, Now for iOS & Android

Infinit was originally an application for your Macbook that allows you to send an unlimited amount of file transfers for free has now launched for Android and iOS devices!

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March 30, 2015 • Gear Bits

Gmail (Finally) Gets One Inbox

Will miracles never cease? Google just announced  their Gmail client now offers a universal inbox experience. Finally! Now instead of flipping between multiple accounts in the native Gmail app, you can click “All Inboxes” and view email from all your Gmail and non-Gmail accounts.

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March 26, 2015 • News

Can’t Resist Pixel Art? New WITTI Smart lights Might Be Your Fix

There’s no shortage of smart gadgets that are for made for everyday use nowadays. For those of you all that are looking to make your home more smartphone friendly, Hog Kong startup WITTI has released NOTTI and DOTTI, two of their interactive smart lights for Android and iPhone devices.

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March 26, 2015 • News

Amazon Cloud Drive Goes Unlimited; Your Move, Dropbox

Oooh, Dropbox, it looks like you could be in some trouble!! Amazon Cloud Drive is hot on your heels with a new storage plan that’s not only cheap, but is intriguing enough to make most folks consider jumping ship.

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March 26, 2015 • Music Diary, News

IK Multimedia Unveils UltraTuner for Android

Just over a year ago, IK Multimedia released UltraTuner for iOS devices, and my review summed up “It’s the Best iOS Tuner Available.” Between the accuracy, easy visibility and simple usability, there is no other tuner I have needed since. Now IK Multimedia has released UltraTuner for Android, allowing anyone with Android 4.1 or later …

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March 25, 2015 • News

Throw That Stylus Away! The Neo SmartPen N2 Is Everything You Need

While I was browsing the web this morning, an interesting gadget caught my eye, so I had to talk about, the Neo Smartpen N2. Originally a Kickstarter program, the startup raised over 70,000 in less than a month.

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March 24, 2015 • News

Vessel’s New Streaming Service Launches with a One Year Free Subscription

Starting today, Vessel, a new online video watching network is offering up subscriptions for access to videos from some very popular online personalities, as well as some well-known shows three or so days before the content becomes available on YouTube.

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