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Picture It On Canvas: Photo Retouching Right in Your Hands

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Picture It On Canvas is a San Diego based photo printing service that transforms users’ cherished photos into handcrafted works of art, and today they released their first ever mobile app. Pitcture It Retouched offers professional photo retouching services to users on both Android and iOS. “We have been focused on creating quality, hand-crafted products,”… Read more »


Don’t Let Laundry Day Get the Best of you: Use Washio

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Laundry day: it’s the bane of my existence. How many times have you gotten super amped up to do laundry only to have something else pop up? “Oh, I’ll do it tomorrow,” you always say. But tomorrow turns into the next day, and the next, ad infinitum. I would bet anything on the fact that I’m… Read more »


This App Will Help You Stop Sending Embarrassing Texts

On Second Thought Messaging

Whether you were drunk or sober, sometime in the past each and every one of us has sent a text that we wish could’ve taken back. One of the paradoxes about our rapid development of technology and our attempts to make machines become more human is its propensity to act in opposition to our actual human initiative;… Read more »


Disrupting Ads and Alerts: Discover Howler

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The Howler platform is designed to spread the word about small businesses. When Tech Cocktail’s Mixer and Startup Showcase visited Boston late last year, the Howler team won the Reader’s Choice award for best showcasing startup. And now, they’ve announced that their app is finally live in the app store. The concept is very easy… Read more »


For Klutch, Platform Agnosticism Equals Big Success

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Klutch recently announced the official launch of their Android and web-based apps, completing the development of their frictionless real-time scheduling platform. It’s a huge step forward for the team at Klutch, who had a major pivot in September 2014. The two new platform offerings in Android and web will be joining Klutch’s already existing iPhone… Read more »


Yelp Meets Instagram in New Product Reviews App

Instagram Meets Yelp in New Prefies App

In a perfect world, we’d have all the knowledge about a particular product or set of products before making our decision to purchase; however, we don’t live in this kind of world – if we did, then people everywhere wouldn’t be experiencing buyer’s remorse every time they end up discovering that something they bought simply… Read more »


Never Miss a Call Ever Again with Callr

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When scheduling calls in my calendar – whether that’s a company-wide conference call, personal call, or whatever – I always include two reminders to make sure that I don’t forget to make the calls; each workday is long, and remembering every call that I have scheduled for that day is something that is just slightly beyond my… Read more »


Portfolium Makes Moves Into the Mobile Space

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I recently wrote about Portfolium, a San Diego company that has been expanding the reach of their service out of the EvoNexus incubator. In an effort to bring their platform to even more constituents, Portfolium today announced the launch of their first-to-market mobile porftiolio app that allows students to apply to jobs by hashtagging the… Read more »


Funny or Die Launched a Weather App

Funny or Die Weather App

Funny or Die, the viral comedy website renowned for such masterpieces as “The Landlord” (featuring Will Ferrell and his toddler landlord) and Zach Galifianakis’s ‘Between Two Ferns’ series, has made a surprising move into meteorology and just launched its own weather app. And, just to make things clear, it is in fact a functional weather… Read more »


Slack Attack: the Workplace Messaging App is Going Social

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Slack is taking over my social life. This morning, when I woke up, I rooted around under my pillow for my phone. While in the past I would have checked my e-mail first, or my Twitter mentions, the first thing I did was check Slack. Slack is the year-old workplace messaging app that everyone is… Read more »


TalkLocal Launches Mobile App

TalkLocal Launches Mobile App

TalkLocal, the Washington, DC-based company that gives consumers an easy way to connect with local service providers, has announced the launch of its mobile app. The apps are available to download for free through the App Store and Google Play, and will allow consumers to speak with service providers in real-time over the phone right… Read more »


Sortly: Keep Your Stuff Organized

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If you are preparing to move or have just moved in, you need something to help you leave the chaos behind and get your life back. And that was exactly what I was looking for when I moved my stuff from one garage to another. Sortly does two things at a high level: it keeps… Read more »


Strategic BYOD Plans Focus on Primary Goals

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The idea behind creating and implementing a bring your own device (BYOD) policy seems fairly straightforward at first; all companies need to do is permit employees to use their own device for work purposes. The simplicity behind it has lead many businesses to adopting BYOD in greater numbers with each passing year. Research from Gartner… Read more »


Boston’s TableList Partners with Yelp for VIP Nightclub Reservations

Boston's Tablelist Partners with Yelp for VIP Nightclub Reservations

The Boston, MA-based Tablelist, whose mobile app lets users books VIP nightclub table reservations, announced this morning that it has partnered with Yelp. Through this partnership, users of Tablelist can now easily book nightclub tables and bottle service simply through the Yelp website or mobile app. “Our partnership with Yelp will open up a world of possibilities to… Read more »