News.me for iPhone Makes Friends the Editors of Twitter & Facebook

News.me for iPhone Makes Friends the Editors of Twitter & Facebook

News.me launched its free iPhone app this morning, which introduces Facebook integration, a saved offline reading list that syncs with the iPad app and Instapaper, and new, simple social dynamics of its own. It digests the links shared by Twitter and Facebook contacts, checks Bit.ly for their popularity, and presents a list of the top news…

Buzz Rethinks How the iPhone Handles Contacts

Buzz Rethinks How the iPhone Handles Contacts

Buzz Contacts for iPhone is the latest offering from savvy apps, makers of the popular alternative calendar app, Agenda. Both apps take built-in iOS apps and offer new interfaces to save users time and sanity. Actually, Buzz takes on three apps at once: Contacts, Phone and Messages. It also uses FaceTime, a feature another popular third-party…

Bottlenose 2.0 Is a 6th Sense for the Social Web

Bottlenose 2.0 Is a 6th Sense for the Social Web

I just received surprise news that Bottlenose hit version 2.0. It’s an intelligent social dashboard, but don’t think “another social dashboard.” Here’s the breakdown: If you think in customers, use Nimble. If you think in interpersonal connections, use Engag.io. But if you want a social dashboard for ideas, that’s what Bottlenose is for. I’ll give […]

Bottlenose 2.0 Is a 6th Sense for the Social Web

Bottlenose 2.0 Is a 6th Sense for the Social Web

I just received surprise news that Bottlenose hit version 2.0. It’s an intelligent social dashboard, but don’t think “another social dashboard.” Here’s the breakdown: If you think in customers, use Nimble. If you think in interpersonal connections, use Engag.io. But if you want a social dashboard for ideas, that’s what Bottlenose is for.

I’ll give…

TinyVox & the End of Voicemail

TinyVox & the End of Voicemail

Last week, I got a kind of tweet I hadn’t seen before. It was an audio-tweet from TinyVox, an app for iOS and Android that lets users send voice messages to anyone on the Web or just keep them as memos. That doesn’t sound like a new idea, but that’s the point. As you can see from the interface, TinyVox is all about recovering an old, beloved medium…

TinyVox & the End of Voicemail

TinyVox & the End of Voicemail

Last week, I got a kind of tweet I hadn’t seen before. It was an audio-tweet from TinyVox, an app for iOS and Android that lets users send voice messages to anyone on the Web or just keep them as memos. That doesn’t sound like a new idea, but that’s the point. As you can […]

Showyou 3.0: The Remote Control for Web Video

Showyou 3.0: The Remote Control for Web Video

Showyou 3.0 launches today, and if you watch videos on an iPad, a Kindle Fire, an iPhone or an iPod Touch, you need to try it. If you have an Apple TV, so much the better. Showyou brings in all the videos from your various social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. It displays them for you in a glorious, sweeping grid organized…

Apps To Help You Deal With Too Many Apps

Apps To Help You Deal With Too Many Apps

When you see as many apps as we do at RWW, you begin to feel like it’s all been done. So many of the everyday jobs for apps to do can already be done by at least one app (if not dozens). How many ways can you share photos with your friends? How many social networks and check-ins and restaurant-discovery services do we need?

Lately, we’ve started…

It’s Like Facebook For The Art World

It’s Like Facebook For The Art World

Forget the random pictures of babies and puppies, alarming status updates from family members and political rants. On My-ArtMap, you will be immersed in art. It’s as simple as that. The site, which is targeted at an international audience, is available in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Chinese. You can create a username…

BetaBait Is Now A Free Online Directory Connecting Apps & Testers

BetaBait Is Now A Free Online Directory Connecting Apps & Testers

Last month, I wrote about a startup with a win-win proposition called BetaBait, which helps beta apps connect with testers. It allows developers to list their app in an email to interested testers for free. It charges $50 for a sponsor slot featured at the top of the email. No-brainer, right?

Co-founder Cody Barbierri wrote in to let me know that…

Google’s Free 64-Language Translator App Comes to the iPad

Google’s Free 64-Language Translator App Comes to the iPad

Google updated the Google Translate iOS app today adding iPad support. It’s the same set of features as the iPhone version, but the iPad is a great place for a free translator. Technophiles are reading more on tablets lately, and a free Google Translate app is a boon for a more literate, global wired society.

Google Translate has been available on…

Google’s Free 64-Language Translator App Comes to the iPad

Google’s Free 64-Language Translator App Comes to the iPad

Google updated the Google Translate iOS app today adding iPad support. It’s the same set of features as the iPhone version, but the iPad is a great place for a free translator. Technophiles are reading more on tablets lately, and a free Google Translate app is a boon for a more literate, global wired society. […]

Handpick: Selective Social Sharing Without The Noise

Handpick: Selective Social Sharing Without The Noise

The social Web is noisy. Each individual social network is noisy enough, but there’s a second layer of noise – notifications – in which all the social apps compete with each other just to draw the user in. The creator of Handpick sent me along his solution today, and I love where it’s going.

Handpick is a social Web app that doesn’t interfere with…

Yobongo Opens Global Chat & Private Rooms, “iPhone Is Just The Start”

Yobongo Opens Global Chat & Private Rooms, “iPhone Is Just The Start”

Friday night, New-Year’s-Eve Eve, I had just stepped away from my blogging station when Yobongo CEO Caleb Elston recommended I open the app. That’s interesting, I thought to myself. I never had to download an update. I’ve been watching Yobongo since it launched. It has only been open in Austin, New York and San Francisco since its debut, but I’ve…

I’m Jealous of WordPress for Android 2.0

I’m Jealous of WordPress for Android 2.0

WordPress has released version 2.0 of its Android app for mobile blogging, and as a WordPress for iOS user, I am jealous. The new app launches with a screen that covers just about every first action a mobile blogger needs. It’s arranged in correct order of priority, and it uses a big, easily tappable grid of buttons with an “action bar” over the…

Localscope for iPhone: A Browser For the Real World

Localscope for iPhone: A Browser For the Real World

The smartphone explosion has invited a bum-rush of new apps – and extensions of old ones – vying to be the way we discover places. Companies big and small are fighting to be the best location data platform. Google and Yelp struggle for dominance of business listings, and valuable geo data providers like SimpleGeo are selling for big…

PSA: BetaBait Helps Apps Lure In Beta Testers

PSA: BetaBait Helps Apps Lure In Beta Testers

From the blogging-as-a-service department, here’s a tool I think any app development team could use. BetaBait offers a simple proposition: sign up to try new apps on one side, sign up to find beta testers on the other.

It’s a free, email-driven service. When you join, you’re on the daily email list, which breaks down the apps by category. BetaBait…

Bottlenose Intelligent Social Dashboard Launches Private Beta

Bottlenose Intelligent Social Dashboard Launches Private Beta

In the words of Nova Spivack, we are approaching The Sharepocalypse. The real-time Web sounded like a great idea, but it has become impossible to manage. The success of social media has proven, ironically, to be its biggest challenge. The services we already use are getting busier, and whole new networks are popping up all the time. Email used to…

Need Some Favo.rs? There’s A Social Network For That

Need Some Favo.rs? There’s A Social Network For That

These days there really is a social network for everything. Formspring.me is centered around asking questions and receiving answers. Quora is focused on exchanging knowledge. Favo.rs is a new social network that hopes to build online community around a single concept: founders and professionals can gather here and offer each other help. It’s so…