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From Kickstarter to Apple Stores with olloclip

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In 2011, with everyone carrying a phone in their pockets, longtime product developer and photographer Patrick O’Neill took it upon himself to make mobile phone photography better. O’Neill decided to launch the product on Kickstarter, called olloclip, that features a simple iPhone 4 lens that houses a fisheye, wide-angle, and macro lens all in one. In no time… Read more »


Forget Typing: Log in Anywhere With Just a Fingerprint

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Recently Splikity launched their platform on iOS 8, bringing a new service to users that safely and securely stores and syncs usernames and passwords. In short, it’s a password solution for iOS 8 and the iPhone6, but it also uses TouchID to enter passwords inside of mobile Safari. Designed and built out for the everyday… Read more »


Social News Reading App SmartNews Makes US Debut

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The news reading app from Japan, SmartNews, has released its app for both iOS and Android today in the U.S. market. With nearly 5 million users in a country of 127 million people, the app has become a valuable commodity in the Japanese market and hopes to spread its lasting effect on news consumption in… Read more »


LiquidTalent is a New Mobile Platform to Find Local High Quality Talent in the Freelance Market

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As a freelancer, finding new and additional work takes a lot of time and effort. From seeking out new clients through personal leads to utilizing websites like Elance, oftentimes getting hired for a selected project comes down to how much you’re willing to put yourself out there and prove that you have enough talent to carry on with… Read more »



Learn Spanish Anywhere, Anytime, and Completely for Free

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Over 6.5 million students take Spanish Language courses every year – that’s 70 percent of total foreign language enrollment in the US. Some might say that Spanish speaking skills are crucial to young Americans and that the US will become the largest Spanish-speaking nation by 2050. Fifteen years ago, SpanishDict.com pioneered the shift in Spanish… Read more »


iOS Users Can Now Enjoy Third-Party Keyboards

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Last week, iOS 8 wasn’t the only new release for Apple users. Taking a page from the Android books, iOS users will finally be able to download and install third-party keyboards as Fleksy released their next generation touch typing platform for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. To date, the award-winning keyboard has found its way… Read more »


But First Let Me Take a Selfie

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From Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars Selfie to the hit song “#Selfie” by the Chainsmokers, the selfie has become a part of both pop culture and everyday life. However, a few years ago that wasn’t the case – people barely knew what the word meant. However, during that time a small group of entrepreneurs were working on… Read more »


Cross-platform Mobile App Development – Good or Bad

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  We have seen cross-platform playing conjunctive role in the domain of mobile app development. It has gained a great value in the times when people crave for online presence and mobility drives the ways of communication. All that popularity and assured space comes from the way it falls in to commit to a larger… Read more »


Poacht Automates Job Search for Top Candidates

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  Job search: we all must do it.  But the harder you work, the less time you have to look!  And how is your next employer to find you, if you don’t even have time to get your name out there?  Yet, despite the preponderance of apps and websites that help us SPEND our money,… Read more »


Voxel: Preview Apps Before You Download Them

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Getting a preview of something is the best way to know if you will use it in the future. When you read a book, you can skim through the pages to decide if you like the characters and plot and before you watch a movie, you can watch the trailer. For awhile, there wasn’t a… Read more »


Build an App Or Optimize Your Mobile Website?

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To app or not to app: that is the question. If you’re a business owner, you would be silly to think you can ignore mobile users. You know that you need to cater to customers on mobile devices, but the question that often rears its ugly head is: Do I need to optimize my mobile website, build… Read more »



DC’s Speek Launches “Speek for Business”

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This morning, D.C. startup Speek announced that it has launched a new product called “Speek for Business”. Core features of this new product include the ability to share screens for online meetings and collaboration. With this new offering, the company aims to further compete with similar services like WebEx, Join.Me, and GoToMeeting. “This is easily… Read more »