Pearltrees 2.0 Launches with a Brand New User Interface

Today Pearltrees officially separated itself from its unique visual interface made of pearls and pearltrees, finally succumbing to the trend of Pinterest-like user experience. It might be more practical for the majority of users to sort and collect content with the new Pearltrees 2.0, however, some people might regret the innovative former interface that allowed to discover  related content rapidly by browsing an “ocean” of Pearls. Users still have the […]


Sleevely, Smart Baby Bottle on Kickstarter

Feeding a baby is the most important activity parents have to perform during her/his early life, and it takes a lot of time. So here comes Sleevely, the smart devicesthat promises to help feed better the 130 million babies who are born every year.Sleevely is a baby bottle smartsleeve that keeps track of hydration and nutrition via Bluetoth connectivity and a companion iOS application. The company claims that this is […]


Scoop.it For iPad

Scoop.it is a popular content curation website that lets people build their own online publication using articles found across multiple sources on the Internet. In a few clicks, individuals and companies are able to collect and comment on numerous articles on the topics they are interested in.One of the key benefits of the service is to offer an easy way for readers to find a lot of information on very […]


Fraunhofer SIT: Key2Share, Smartphones as a Keyring

[CeBIT 2013] Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT) was demoing an interesting mobile technology at CeBIT and Alexandra Dmitrienko, Research Assistant on the project, showed me a demo (check out the video). Key2Share is a token-based and NFC-based access control system for smartphones. A NFC-enabled smartphone user can be granted access rights or to delegate such rights to other smartphone users.The access rights are transferred using QR codes sent […]


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Pearltrees Launches its Boticelli Version with Visual Enhancements

Two weeks ago, Pearltrees, the visual content curation application released its brand new version, called “Boticelli”, with the addition of graphically enhanced backgrounds that illustrate each Pearltree. The Pearls themselves have been modified, now users can have a view of the content of each pearl, which make it easier to navigate and select the pearl with the most relevant content.Additional new features include  reusable image galleries, improved zooming capabilities and […]


Soonr Workplace: Collaboration app with document scan, HD video playback and Microsoft Office

I published about Soonr a while ago when the company was selected by Business 2.0 as one of the 25 Startups to Watch in 2007. Before the iPhone was launched in June 2007, mobile applications were not very common and I was impressed by the capabilities of Soonr , which, at the time, allowed users to remotely browse their files and folders on their desktop computer from their Smartphone even […]


Cisco’s Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router and Applications – Demo at GDGT

[GDGT 2012] Linksys Smart Wi-Fi was previously referred to as Cisco Connect Cloud according the product page. Smart Wi-fi is a consumer-friendly solution that combines any latest Lynksis router (Linksys E4200v2, EA2700, EA3500, EA4500, and EA6500) equipped with the latest firmware and a suite of mobile apps from which you can control your home connectivity.Setting up and operating a home network is often a pain for most non tech-savvy people, […]


Pearltrees 1.0 offers Pearltrees Premium with privacy features

We have published several times about Pearltrees private and public beta version on the web, its updates and the launch of the mobile versions for iPad and iPhone.Pearltrees is a collaborative and visual curation tool that allows users to organize and discover online content.Today, Pearltrees launches its 1.0 version with Pearltrees Premium, with a membership fee of $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year that gives access to privacy settings. Before, […]


Pearltrees for iPhone

I have written about Pearltrees since the web application was in private beta back in April 2009, before the official launch in late 2009. To date, the free service counts more than 500,000 contributors and more than 25 million pearls.Although I am not an avid user, however I love its aesthetics and the ease of use of its graphic interface. Content curation is a trending topic in the internet industry […]


Sticher Radio App Redesigned

Stitcher, the mobile radio service that provides news, talk shows, sport and entertainment launched its revamped application. Smart Station, the key new feature, will allow listeners to discover their preferred shows among the 10,000 offered on Stitcher, thanks to personalized recommendations based on your listening history.According to the company, Smart Station, is an update of the ‘Listeners Also Like’ feature released last year, and Stitcher currently generates over 10 million […]


Tingle: Mobile Dating App To Launch in The US

Tingle is a popular iPhone dating application in Canada that combines realtime voice chat, location-based discovery, and online matchmaking features. Location-based dating service are more common right now, one good example is Skout.According to the developer, Tingle offers enhanced safety  features such as free Voice Chat over 3g or WiFi that prevents the need to exchange phone number s and location-based spontaneous discoveries without revealing users’ specific location data to […]


My6Sense Launches Smart Magazine

News magazines for tablets have recently been a hot topic, following the success of Flipboard, internet giants AOL, Google and Yahoo have launched their own digital news magazines, namely Editions, Currents and LiveStand.Today, My6Sense launched its Smart Magazine for Windows Phone 7.5 and Android, leveraging its “digital intuition” engine used in its original smart news reader application. After a few days of using Smart Magazine, the application will learn your […]


Moby: Private Location Sharing App with Battery Life Optimization

Moby is Foursquare or Google Latitude for families: it is a totally private location-sharing service. Parents can see where their kids are (in real-time) on a map, and the alert button allows users to request help with a quick tap. The app will then send notifications to pre-determined contacts regarding the users’ location and need for assistance. This service is useful for coordinating friends or family meet-ups and for ensuring […]