Yes, this app discreetly zaps out all traces of your ex digitally without the drama

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Breaking up in the digital age really sucks, so some kind soul in the world actually came up with an app to zap these digital remnants of your past love to smithereens. Well, sort of. Killswitch combs through your Facebook profile and removes traces your ex, whether it’s pictures, videos, wall posts or tagged status […]

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Behold, an app that cares for your cat using cat-face recognition

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 28 July 2014

42ARK founder Mu-Chi was prompted to build smart pet feeder, Bistro, when one of his cats was diagnosed with pancreatitis — something he could have known earlier if he had access to her eating habits. The intelligent feeding management tool helps cat owners monitor and control their cats’ eating portions. It even comes with cat-facial […]

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There’s an app that lets you search for your dead pet’s doppelganger (so you can adopt them)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 5 June 2014

If you’ve lost a pet, there’s a new app that allows you to search for your deceased pet’s doppelganger. Not only that, but after you’ve found your pet’s twin, you get the opportunity to find out where the animal is located so you can go ahead and adopt it. The app is called PetMatch and […]

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This Mac app will bluff bosses and coworkers into thinking you’re hard at work

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 14 May 2014

Visual artist Jon Cohrs and writer Natalie Mooallem combined forces to create Corporate Avoidance, a free Mac app that can be used with Final Cut Pro, ProTools, MPEG Streamclip, Adobe After Effects, Audition, Encore, Adobe Premiere Pro and the such, to make your computer look as if it’s busy rendering. The aim is to liberate […]

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Sore? Let this app help you beat aches with its ‘manga treatment’

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 14 May 2014

With a name like Vigorous Eyes!2, you know this app has to be good. What it does is to demonstrate, step by step, how to relieve aches and pains with ‘stretches for your vigorous eyes’ and DIY massages. Voice instructions are merrily meted out in Japanese and accompanied by lines in slightly mangled English while […]

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An app for restaurants to sell discounted leftovers (instead of throwing them away)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Monday 12 May 2014

If you’ve ever worked in the hospitality industry you’ll know just how much food goes to waste at the end of a dinner shift. Kilos upon kilos. So a group of non-wasters got together to create an app – PareUp – that allows users to buy leftover restaurant goodies. The mobile app ‘will store inventories […]

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Italian police has launched an app for you to help them find stolen art

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Now, for something we never saw coming: after recovering stolen artworks by Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard, the Italian police have announced their new app that anyone can download and capture pictures of artworks they suspect are really stolen. These pictures will be scanned by Italy’s heritage police against their stolen art database — the […]

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iPad reflections of London by Gavin Hammond

Nini Baseema Contributor

By Nini Baseema in New Photography on Saturday 18 January 2014

Lomo photographer, Gavin Hammond, best known for his London In Puddles series, which showed beautiful reflections of the capital in murky rain water, has often been asked to make his work available on the iPad and tablet. His reaction: a series of iPad-inspired Lomo photos entitled, London – There Is An App For That – […]

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Tapestry: a tappable story app

Kuan Huang Reader Find

By Kuan Huang in Tech on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Tapestry is a collections of short and wonderful stories made for reading on the mobile phone. I really enjoy reading it. This is my favorite tapestry story so far. It’s written for a recent movie, The Way Way Back. I almost feel like this might be the future of movie trailers.

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Romantic getaway hint app from Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Websites on Friday 22 February 2013

So, your Valentine’s Day didn’t quite go as well as you’d hoped. Maybe your other-half is a little, erm… oblivious. Well, luckily, there’s an app for that. The boutique hotel experts at Mr. & Mrs. Smith have put together a little Facebook app that gives subtle hints to your sweetheart about places you’d like to […]

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App tells you when it’s toilet time

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Design on Thursday 6 December 2012

If you struggle to hold it in for long periods of time we may have found the app for you! For just 99 cents you can pick up RunPee; an app that tells you the best time to leave your cinema seat without comprising your understanding of a movies plot line. If you’re still finding […]

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Incredibibox version 2.0: a music-making app

Samantha Dalrymple Reader Find

By Samantha Dalrymple in New Products on Thursday 12 April 2012

Incredibibox, a fun, music-making application is back, bigger and better than before, to guarantee to waste your time producing beats and music. A must visit website when bored. And who isn’t. Right?

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Locative Literature: experiencing stories in situ

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By Matt Blackwood in New Trends on Tuesday 27 March 2012

Locative Literature (LocLit) is on the boil and Broadcastr is proof of that. LocLit is essentially a story experienced in the place where the story is set. The joy of this storytelling form is the heightened engagement that people have with the space when experiencing the stories in situ. It’s also pretty good experiencing it via […]

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