Avoidr – The First ‘Anti-Social’ Social Network

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 Avoidr is a service that uses Foursquare to help you avoid people you don’t want to see.

Scaling to twenty thousand users overnight, a virtual unknown Web app has arrived on the digital landscape to address our latest social media dilemma – how to avoid the many followers we’ve worked diligently to attract? As such, Avoidr might be labeled the first “anti-social” social network.

 

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iAd: Apple Can Target iPhone Users With Ads Depending on Their Location

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Apple moves a step closer to cutting edge technology seen in the movie Minority Report

Amongst all the hype surrounding Apple’s announcement last week of its latest update to the iPhone, one astonishing feature appeared to fall by the wayside.  Using the latest cutting edge technology only seen in the movie Minority Report, the phone giant has moved a step closer to producing personalised adverts for its clients.

 

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How to Make Your Personal QR Code

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Ever since I installed a barcode-scanning app on my phone, I see QR codes everywhere—so naturally I wanted one of my own. If you’re a barcode-scanning fool, the QR code to the left links to my personal web site. Fun!

A QR (“quick response”) code is a square barcode that makes getting URLs, location coordinates, any text or contact information onto a phone fast. With a barcode scanner app installed, you just point your phone’s camera at the code to read its contents. Here’s what reading this QR code looks like on my Android phone, using an app simply called “Barcode Scanner.”

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ZOMM Keeps Careless Owners In Touch with Their Phones

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Get ZOMMing right away!
Even if you drop your phone down a hole, or trap it in a locked briefcase, ZOMM promises to be there to connect incoming calls. It’s kind of like a leash for those of us prone to abusing our phones.Powered by Bluetooth, this hockey puck works as both a wireless speakerphone for inaccessible phones, and as an alarm should you leave your phone somewhere, forget it’s there and start to walk out of range.
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Looking to cash in? Invent a phone application

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The coming gold rush in apps

People looking to cash in on the next gold rush should consider developing applications — or apps — for the new generation of smart mobile phones, according to a forecast released Tuesday by the Yankee Group.
Consumers will spend more than $4.2 billion on apps in 2013, up from $343 million this year, the research firm says, as smartphones become ubiquitous and app prices rise.
The average smartphone owner “downloads about 20 apps per year,” says Carl Howe, director of consumer research. “It’s a bigger market than a lot of people have been thinking.”
Half of newspaper and magazine publishers say that smartphones will become a vital distribution channel in three years, the Audit Bureau of Circulations reports. Only 42% are as upbeat about e-book readers.
Gamemakers also like sales trends for iPhones, (AAPL) BlackBerrys (RIMM) and phones based on Google’s (GOOG) Android operating system.
Yankee’s forecast “may be conservative,” says Andrew Stein, director of mobile business development for PopCap, which makes casual games.
Entrepreneurs hoping to become the Bill Gates of smartphones should beware, though.
“It’s like going to the racetrack,” says Gartner Research’s Ken Dulaney. “You hear about one person who made $200,000 in two weeks. But for every one of those, there are 150 others who are struggling.”

People looking to cash in on the next gold rush should consider developing applications — or apps — for the new generation of smart mobile phones, according to a forecast released Tuesday by the Yankee Group.

Consumers will spend more than $4.2 billion on apps in 2013, up from $343 million this year, the research firm says, as smartphones become ubiquitous and app prices rise.

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Introducing the iPhone Spreadsheet App

Introducing the iPhone Spreadsheet App

Bring the exciting world of accounting to an iPhone near you

Softalk has announced a new application for the iPhone simply called Spreadsheet. The app is exactly what it sounds like – a spreadsheet. The program can be used to make all sorts of Excel-like spreadsheets that can then be emailed using the iPhone.

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Top 10 Music Apps for the iPhone

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The weekend after the new iPhone’s release, more than 10 million applications were downloaded through the App Store. Some are free, some carry a fee, and most also work on the Wi-Fi-compatible iPod Touch.

Here are ten of the more notable music apps available. All are free, unless otherwise noted.
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