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Standard International’s One Night App Incorporates Other Luxury Hotels
It's not often that a hotel brand develops a platform that's so successful they decide to open the service to competitors. And yet, that's the case with the new One Night app from Standard International (owners of the Standard Hotels and developers...
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The First-Ever Customizable, Digital Stencil
It is now possible to take any image one creates, or finds (be that patterns, words, a product and more), and turn it into a digital stencil. Stencils have long factored into the world of art and design and now their use as a tool for creatives...
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Porter & Sail's Travel Concierge Service in Barcelona
With Casa Bonay (a 19th century mansion turned 67-room boutique hotel) as our home base, we recently spent time in Barcelona exploring the recommendations of digital concierge service Porter & Sail. We first looked into the app's potential during...
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REX Cultural Recommendation App
When it comes to figuring out how to spend our time—what to watch, where to eat and more—there's no shortage of recommendation tools powered by algorithms that can do basic pattern-matching, but never really get to know you. The best recommendations...
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Impressions of the iPad Pro
We’ve been using the iPad Pro for a couple weeks now and are thoroughly impressed. The screen is phenomenal, speakers are booming and every app runs super-fast. While our intention was to focus on how the larger screen tablet fits in to a professional...
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Best Biking Roads App
Compiled by 25,000 motorcyclists and containing over 7,500 routes across the globe, the Best Biking Roads app delivers unprecedented insight for tenured riders and novices alike. The app is based on the website of the same name, which has been accruing...
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Porter & Sail's Digital Concierge Service
Regardless of how carefully one plans a vacation or business trip, on-the-fly recommendations can come in handy for spare moments or simply indulging whimsy. Both Yelp and Foursquare have their limitations, in that you're relying on friends or...
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New GIPHY CAM App for iOS
The internet's obsession with finding and sharing GIFs (regardless of how you pronounce the word) shows no sign of slowing. For a long while now, we've been using the PHHHOTO app to create our own and share them within their dedicated social...
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MikMak Reinvents the (Comedy) Infomercial
One percent of our gross GDP is attributed to sales from infomercials—a market of 250 billion dollars. Most sales are conducted through the big three producers, and the word itself has gained a negative, sometimes laughable connotation. And yet...
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Send Video Reactions with Gather App
In the age of Snapchat and selfies, nothing conveys an appropriate reaction like one's own face. That's the premise behind group messaging app Gather, launched today for iOS. Gather lets users send what they'd normally send to friends or family—screenshots...
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FAVD + The Miami Beach Edition Travel Guide
After a successful soft launch during the most recent fashion weeks across NYC, Paris, London and Milan, web and iOS travel app FAVD is heading south to Miami for Art Basel. In addition to offering carefully tailored guides from trusted voices (be...
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Panoramic Sound Recording with Boom Boom
by Laura Feinstein There are many ways to spin a good yarn. At this year’s Future of Storytelling Summit (FoST), a yearly meeting of the cross-disciplinary minds spanning tech, design, experiential and innovation, founder Charlie Melcher (of Melcher...
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Glitch Wizard Photo Editing App
There's just something so appealing about glitch art in our world of ever-improving technology. While in the years past we've been intrigued with image-altering apps such as Decim8 and DScan, we're currently nerding out on Glitch Wizard. The simple...
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SLMMSK Anti-Selfie App
For the selfie-obsessed out there (and even those who aren't yet into the craze), a new alternative is afoot and it's carrying some Orwellian vibes. Glitché's latest iOS app SLMMSK uses face recognition software and the phone's front-facing camera...
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Humin's Intelligent Contact App
Released today, Humin is far more than a replacement for your native iPhone contacts app—it's a replacement for your phone app, as well. And while that might seem like a giant leap for many iPhone users, what Humin offers ultimately betters the entire...
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Spring Mobile Marketplace
As Monday marked the 20th anniversary of what is widely considered to be the first secure online sale, the thought of visiting a physical shopping mall to peruse goods seems even farther fetched than ever before. Combining the experience and variety...
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GIF-Making PHHHOTO Comes to iPhone
For over a year now we've been loving PHHHOTO's moving image minimalist set up—even using it for our holiday party. Above and beyond most other portable photo booths out there, PHHHOTO employs an incredibly flattering light ring attached to an...
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Pair Voice and Image with SpeakingPhoto
Inhabiting the interspace between still photography and video, SpeakingPhoto offers an alternative way of capturing greater depths with your mobile device. While a photo speaks a thousand words, many of the family photos that have been passed along...
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Wonder PL
There's plenty of noise in the online video arena and the number of viewers is expected to reach 1.5 billion over the next few years. A lot of questions arise when searching for something online: Which is the official video? How do I know what I...
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Glimpse Dating App
Instagram accounts often reflect an idealized form of users' lives. That isn't to say they are misleading or limited, but rather, a unique insight into desires, wishes and what each individual finds interesting and beautiful. New iOS dating app...
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Movidoodle
With a brand new update now available, the free animated drawing app Movidoodle—available for iOS users—manages to charm now more than ever. Beginning with either a blank white page or a preexisting photo, users doodle with vibrant, animated patterns...
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Minibar Delivery App
Convenience is key in New York City, especially if you're planning a last-minute party, have unexpected guests visit or equally unexpected weather drama. With Minibar, a free iOS app available now, your local liquor store (in either Manhattan or...
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Kennedy App
Journaling is a common New Year's resolution that always seems to creep its way back onto the list year after year—yet it doesn't have to. Thanks to a tip from Netted, we came across Kennedy, an iPhone app that archives the moments you want to remember...
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Pencil
When hardware and software work in harmony, it's a beautiful thing. And when such a pairing effectively mimics the analog world, it's thoroughly enchanting. Such is the case with Pencil and the forthcoming update to Paper—both just announced by FiftyThree...
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Rove App
A recent trip to Beijing proved the perfect opportunity to test the newly released Rove application for iPhone. Rove runs in the background—without draining too much battery—and functions as a private but shareable log of your travel activity. Rove...