TomTom Taxi iPhone App: Never Miss Hailing a Taxi Again

No matter where you are, hailing a taxi isn’t always easy, and when you’re not willing or able to flash them to get them to slow down, it can be frustrating, especially in a foreign country. There are a few different apps that allow you to hail taxis, but this new system by TomTom looks pretty interesting.

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Twitter’s Vine: AnimationGram

While there have been many different apps that have tried to be what Instagram is to photos but for videos, this new one is backed by Twitter, making it immediately interesting to the Twitterati. Sharing and recording looping vids is nothing new, but the constraints and functions make Vine, which is still a bit buggy, cool to use.

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Over iOS App: Make Your Snapshots Typographically Beautiful

There are plenty of reasons why you might want to add text to images. Since people are using their smartphones as their point-and-shoot cameras these days, it makes sense to have a way to add typography to the snapshots you take with your phone too.

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4 Free Photo-Sharing Alternatives For Anyone Who Left Instagram

012513_rg_InstagramAlternatives_01.jpgHopefully you’ve been able to try out one or a few of the 6 photo editing apps we shared earlier. Now we’re following up with some options to take those processed images and share them online, with some of the best photo sharing apps (not called Instagram)… More

Australian Police Deem iOS Maps Unsafe & “Potentially Lethal”

OK, so maybe iOS Maps won’t kill you, but the police in Victoria, Australia have issued a warning to motorists, advising them not to rely on Apple Maps for directions in the town of Mildura.

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Check The Weather iPhone App Claims “Hyper-Accurate” Weather Predictions

I do like weather apps, but the strange thing is that when I open the ones that I have on my smartphone, they all end up saying something slightly different. While this could be problematic, it would probably all be solved by one weather app with better predictions. Check The Weather looks like another well-designed weather app, and claims to offer some of the most accurate weather data available.

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Cloak VPN App: Encrypts Connections When Using Public Wi-Fi

It’s true that surfing the web through public connections isn’t that safe. I still remember a crazy computer virus I got in Thailand that migrated from my compact flash card onto my home system. Cloak aims to improve network security by sending traffic through a VPN that encrypts all of your Internet traffic.

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Cross-Platform Apps that Make Life Easier

cross platform.jpgWhile some people have their apps and content easily synced by using devices from the same company, I have a desktop PC that I use daily to work on, but Apple devices for when I’m on the go. That means that the apps I use on the road need to sync in some fashion so that I can access the work I did on my PC. Here are the ones I use daily that work well for me. More

Gliph App Creates Anonymous & Disposable Email Addresses

There is always a need for disposable and secure email addresses. I had a bunch of junk Hotmail addresses years ago for handling spam and subscriptions I didn’t want going to my main email address. Thanks to Gmail, I’ve whittled it down to only one, but maybe I should just dispose of it and get the Gliph app. It’s basically, this app is like the Burner app we featured a couple of days ago, but for email addresses.

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Cardiio App Uses MIT Tech to Measure Your Heart Rate By Looking at Your Face

I’ve got a heart rate monitor, but it’s tied to a strap that connects wirelessly to my Garmin 500 cycling computer. There are also numerous smartphone apps which can measure your pulse when you cover up the camera and flash with your fingertip. But the Cardiio app for iOS uses MIT technology to measure your heart rate without even a touch, simply by “looking” at your face.

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