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  • May 21, 2013
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As Oklahoma City residents reel from a major tornado, the Red Cross has a free app that tracks disaster shelter availability. The Safe and Well site will help you connect with loved ones. While the shelter app is Apple only, you can download the Red Cross tornado app in Google Play for an Android tool to find shelter. Follow…

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  • March 13, 2013
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Here’s something guaranteed to drive your nearby coworkers up the wall. Artist and designer Theo Watson has developed a new app that fixes the one least annoying feature of a laptop: it’s not noisy enough. Specifically, he’s written a free app that makes typing on your laptop sound like an old time typewriter. Check it…

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  • March 12, 2013
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Do you miss the magical and musical clack of typewriter keys? Now you can make your laptop or desktop computer clang like a typewriter with a free app. Artist and designer Theo Watson created the tool as part of a FAT Lab speed project. Unfortunately, the software is only available for Mac users right now. Check…

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  • February 28, 2013
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The design company and app marketplace Wix has created an infographic exploring “The App Economy.” According to the report, the booming app marketplace has created 466,000 new jobs for app developers since 2007. The long chart compares app marketplaces, salaries and other vital statistics for media professionals hoping to explore the universe of apps. We’ve…

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  • February 27, 2013
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Got a great song in your head but don’t have time to make sheet music? The new ScoreCleaner Notes app will let you sing, play an instrument or even whistle the song and the app will translate your song into musical notation. Our sibling blog Social Times has more, including a cello test of the…

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  • February 13, 2013
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As alleged killer Christopher Dorner faces off with police officers in Big Bear, California, journalists and readers around the world have turned to police scanner apps. Below, we’ve collected six different free police scanner apps. For instance, 7,000 people are currently tuned into the San Bernardino County Sheriff System’s channel right now on the 5-0 Radio…

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  • January 25, 2013
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A 15-year-old kid has built Clipped, an app that will summarize any article as a set of quick reading bullet points. Fast Company has more: “Clipped uses an algorithm of Tandon’s devising (a patent is pending) to extract key information from news articles or other pieces of writing, distilling these tidbits into bullet points. It’s…

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  • January 16, 2013
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What if your ice cubes could help you have a safe night at the club? To prevent himself from over-indulging, researcher Dhairya Dand created electronic ice cubes that monitor your alcohol consumption. Besides making your drink look cool, the device actually links to your smartphone and sends a text when you have reached an unsafe limit.  Check it…

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  • January 10, 2013
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‘We will break even on this if we can sell about 2,000,” says publisher Christopher Foulkes. When Apple launched its iBooks Author software in January 2012, the emphasis was firmly on digital textbooks, with some talk about self-publishing potential for authors. 315 year-old wine merchants weren’t mentioned much. Well, at all. Yet fast forward to…

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  • December 15, 2012
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At our Social Gaming and Gambling Summit today, SupersonicAds VP of business development Damon Marshall shared advice for adding placing advertisements inside of social games. Even if you aren’t a social game player, his advice applies just as well to apps and other digital media with advertisements. Here’s more about his presentation: “Everybody knows that the…