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Eat out, fight hunger: Mogl donates meals to food banks when you eat at restaurants

This application allows you to receive money that is used to donate to food banks when you eat out at restaurants. It is only running in San Francisco, San Diego, Ventura County, Los Angeles, Orange County, and Phoenix so far, but its growth looks promising. They use a tracking feature to analyze the number of people that would be attending food banks to look at the need for this.

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Shopping service Sift comes to iPhone, riding high on $2M seed round

Sift makes a personalized storefront from your email inbox and social media interests. This app is new but has great potential from its introduction through the past few months.

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Google Play Music makes its debut in Apple’s App Store

With the new Google Play application, users can listen to millions of songs already in the Google Play’s library as well as upload up to 20,000 songs of their own to access anywhere! The music is streamed to give the user the capability to listen anywhere. It is such a large library that it is at war with the other music streaming applications.

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Bluetooth Smart and new technology for immersive customer experiences

The Yankee Group has come up with the Bluetooth Smart technology. This ability will help businesses interact with customers more by adding an intelligent factor to location services. It will allow businesses to change the Geo-location based on a persons interests. It uses a smaller geofence than most other services which is proven to be more effective.

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Mixpanel wants to make surveys mobile savvy

Mixpanel is looking to change the way companies get feedback. Email surveys are often ignored due to the extra effort the user does not want to put in. This is where Mixpanel is hoping to change surveying. Instead of going from email to go to a webpage to view a survey, it will pop up inside the app. The customization of the survey will allow developers to make it look and feel like it was built into the app from the beginning.

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mobile development

Ultra-Light Nook GlowLight E-Reader Debuts

Nook has not done well amongst it’s competition with iPads and Kindles. The Nook Glowlight takes the feedback given by its customers and is a device that will hopefully give consumers what they are looking for in an e-reader. Kindles are tied to Amazon’s store, whereas Nook allows people to get their books from a wide range of providers. This paired with the new design will hopefully help them compete better in the marketplace.

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Apmato Makes it Possible For Anyone To Easily Develop an App!

This application gives anyone the ability to build an app without any knowledge of coding. Even after the app is published, Apmato gives its users the chance to update the app at anytime. This ability for anyone to build an app gives people the chance to build apps for a much lower price.

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The Football App helps 10M soccer fans feed their obsession on mobile

This app is about soccer, not American football. With soccer being the most popular sport worldwide, this app comes in seven different languages. It is one stop shopping for all soccer fans that allows them to get tickets, view statistics, and keep up with scores, all in one application. It already has 4.5 million monthly users.
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Verizon Rolls Out Next-Gen FiOS Mobile App

The FiOS mobile app is expanding! It gives users the ability to not only watch current shows by expanding the number of channels offered, but they also expanded the number of On-Demand movies with the newest update. Verizon is hoping to expand their mobile influence in their FiOS app with this update.

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Instagram buys HD video app Luma

Instagram, an already widely used photography application, has now purchased an HD video app. This will add to the professional quality of video to the very popular application. Instagram has already introduced a video feature, but the acquisition of Luma should increase the quality of the videos.

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This sleep-sensing device wants to get in bed with you, but it won’t cuddle

Beddit is a sensor that goes under your sheets to measure how you sleep. From your sleep quality, nighttime movement, breathing styles, and more, Beddit collects all this data and then sends it to your mobile device. Having this information about your regular sleeping habits will help you to find a way to get a better nights sleep.
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Philips, Accenture Bring Google Glass To Operating Room

Google Glass can be used to change the way surgeons work. With the ability to pull up information such as the patient’s chart, checklists, and even record the surgery from a first person perspective, Google Glass could help surgeons do their job more efficiently. With surgeons looking into this, it raises the possibility for other medical persons to have such a use for the device.
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Samsung launches advanced mobile camera technology

Samsung has announced an improved technology for mobile cameras. This camera uses advanced pixel technology and advanced light sensitivity to produce sharper images. The camera helps control the absorption of electrons to make better pixelation in the photos.

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Crittercism’s app monitoring business is exploding: Revenue up 4x, now on 600M devices http://venturebeat.com/2013/09/27/crittercisms-app-monitoring-business-is-exploding-revenue-up-4x-now-on-600m-devices/#Dijb0BxHxqxoAuFU.99

Mobile applications have become very popular these days. Many people are trying to develop their own. This is where crittercism comes in. It is a company that hopes to show consumers what their costs would be if the application fails.

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Hardware ahoy: Adobe to sell its Mighty digital pen in 2014

Adobe-Mighty-diagonal_610x540 Adobe attempts to close the gap between drawing on paper and using a tablet. The Mighty pen will be a Adobe Creative Cloud service many users will like. It will be a great pairing to the Napoleon ruler coming out as well. The stylus offers a much smaller point than many before. It is going to begin by working with the most updated iPad apps by Adobe, but it is predicted will become available for Android tablet users soon enough.

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Amazon’s Kindle app for iOS 7 lets users group books into ‘Collections’

With the new look of iOS 7, many companies are updating their apps. Companies are updating their apps in order to give a look similar to the flat interface of the iOS 7. Since they are already spending time to update, many are adding new features. Kindle has released a way to group books into collections. This is something that will help users organize their varying reading interests on their iPads.

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RingMeMaybe Creates Free Self-Destructing Phone Numbers For iOS

Ever need to post your phone number on a site but felt uncomfortable doing so? Here’s your solution! RingMeMaybe is an application designed to give you a random phone number for a week at a time that you can use for such occasions. The fear of releasing your own personal number is behind us with this application that links your phone number to a random one temporarily.

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Scholly Helps Students Find Their Ideal Scholarships On Their Smartphones

This app simply asks you a few questions in the beginning about yourself such as your GPA, gender, race, state you live in, and grade. Then with that information as well as some other added information such as if you are of a certain religion or involved in sports. All of this information comes together in this application to help identify any scholarships you may be eligible for. Their goal is to aid students in finding scholarships they may not be aware of already. It is also a good application for some people who may have smart phones but limited access to a computer at home.
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Apple wins 41 new patents, including hand-gesture controls

Apple acquires forty-one new patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Among those Apple received is one that would allow Macs to have a Microsoft Kinect-like feature and functionality. This kind of sensory technology could bring Apple the upper hand in upcoming technology.

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Mobile network optimization is a hot technology right now – no, seriously

Mobile network optimization is a good area to go into if you are a startup company. With Amdocs dropping nine figures to buy Actix, it is becoming a good place to make a grand exit. These mobile network optimization companies allow companies to work towards faster speeds and quickly fixing network problems that customers often face.

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