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Hanx Writer Recreates The Old School Typing Experience

Who would have thunk that the man who gave us Forrest Gump is so in love with the old school typewriter that he would back an iPad app that perfectly recreates it. Yes, Tom Hanks has a new app out — the Hanx Writer — and it really is the mock typewriter app that most writers with a foot in the past and a foot in the future want. But unlike the ordinary typewriter, you can actually save docs, email them, etc., with the simple and elegant interface, and if you make a typo, there is no need for white Read More

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Mootch.It: Save Money, Make Money, With Things You Don’t Want

Do you have a need for things that you don’t want, or do you want to make money on the things you no longer need?  If you answered yes to either question, Mootch.it! Mootch.it is a new app that allows you to rent the things that you have no long-term use for, saving money in the process. But here’s the thing: if you’ve got a storage unit filled with junk that’s taking up space, you can turn it into a moneymaker by renting to other people! The platform is currently on Kickstarter and the future looks promising. With 28 days Read More

Swell App Reportedly Sells To Apple For $30 Million

We’ve been focusing a bit more on podcasts lately — the shows and the technology you need to know about — and frankly, it’s long overdue. There is so much professional and entertainment gold hiding in these things that it feels criminal not to talk about them. Unfortunately, if you’re a newbie, it can be hard getting started. What podcasts are must-listens and which ones should you avoid at all costs? Until recently, there was help in the Swell App, and it was help so good that Apple just forked over $30 million for it. Anyone who’s ever tried to Read More

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10 iPhone Apps I Can’t Live Without

We all have our iPhone apps that we simply can’t live without. Whether it be to entertain, remind you about something important, boost your productivity, or keep you healthy, they really can enrich life. Here are my top 10. 10. Downcast This one was recommended by a friend, and we covered it recently. It makes the podcast listening experience so enjoyable. You can speed up the content of the show to fit more in (without the participants sounding like chipmunks); you can search by category or keyword; subscribe to shows; download or stream; and even amplify the sound to improve Read More

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Downcast: If You’re Not Using This For Podcasts, You’re Missing Out

Downcast is an app that we’ve fallen in love with around here, and if you haven’t given it a shot yet, you need to correct that madness immediately. Anyone who uses the iTunes Podcast app knows what a piece of shat it is. (It’s free, you get what you pay for sometimes.) For just $3, Downcast corrects everything wrong with the native. It allows you to stream podcasts from the net without turning on cellular, download shows for offline listening, subscribe and automatically add new shows as soon as they’re posted, boost sound, and even incrementally speed up the show Read More

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Schedule A Chopper Ride? Sure, There’s An App For That!

Well, our smartphones have officially “gone there.” With an app for both Apple and Google Play, you can now book your own helicopter ride. (The app’s free; the ride’s not.) Yes, providing helicopter trips from Manhattan to the Hamptons and back, the BLADE app offers you the ability to simply grab a single seat or launch your own crowdsourced flight. The technology is integrated with the fleet and pilots of Liberty Helicopters, the largest and most respected provider of owned and operated helicopters in the Northeast. And here’s the kicker: if your ride is cancelled due to weather, the consolation Read More

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Homey Turns Your Entire House Into A Smartypants

Home automation isn’t for everyone. In fact, in recently getting into it on Facebook with someone who was all about it, I discovered just how against it I was. (Hackers and everything.) Still, some people like the concept and aren’t leery of the downside. For those individuals, products like Homey are a godsend. Just what is Homey? It’s speech-controlled home automation. With it, you can talk to your home to control everything, from lights to music, climate to TV. Homey can talk to many devices, and you can talk to Homey. Say what you want, when you want it, and Read More

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Zabosu Makes Remote-Controlled People A Reality

It’s either the best idea we’ve heard or the worst. One thing is certain: in the Kickstarter community, it stands out as one unique concept. It’s called Zabosu, and what it basically does is turn someone into a remote-controlled person to do your bidding. You may even want to make a bit of money and become one yourself. In the words of L.A.-based creator Karl Lautman, here’s how it works: Zabosu’s developed an incredible, almost magical service that lets one person actually take control of another person, anywhere in the world there’s a 4G cellular signal. It’s not quite as Read More

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