Dining Zen: 8 Awesome Restaurant Apps

This is Groupon Reserve, one of the best apps for finding good food near you

Going out to dinner is great. The food is good, the ambiance is good, and there’s no cleanup. The painful part of eating out is finding restaurants with good food at a fair price. Luckily, technology has revolutionized how we eat, and has made bad meals a rarity. Here are 8 apps that make finding good restaurants, and deals a breeze. Groupon Reserve (formerly Savored): Living in the city is both a dining blessing, and a dining curse. The food tends to be better, but it also tends to be pricier. Groupon’s new high-end deal service, Groupon Reserve, takes care of that. With Reserve, … [Read more...]

Apple Destroys $15 million, 45 Employee Business

If ever there was a more obvious example of when a corporation has too much control, I can't think of one more than this. One low-level employee at Apple has put 45 lives and multiple millions of dollars at risk. In a post on the company's blog, appgratis CEO Simon Dawlat recounted the nightmare that his company experienced early this April. A few hours before starting to write this, I landed in São Paulo, Brazil on a visit to our local office here. I turned on my iPhone after an exhausting 12-hour redeye from Paris, only to receive notifications for over 75 missed calls, and a seemingly … [Read more...]

iOS App Store Hits 50 Billion Downloads!

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Apple's iOS, just a year after hitting the  25 billion download mark, has hit the 50 billion app download mark. Absurd. Android, their main competitor, lags behind by about 2 billion downloads, according to numbers released today. The winners (all 51) haven't been announced yet, but they're in for some sweet prizes. It's always interesting seeing what the winner downloaded.   … [Read more...]

How To Quickly Load Business Card into Contacts: App to load Business Cards

Business cards are great ways to share contact info, but unless people start including QR codes on their cards (some people are), loading them into contacts apps is a pain. Here's an app to load business cards in seconds. Download Cardmunch (free) from the app store. Open Cardmunch, and log into Linkedin (they own the app, so you have to log in - still free). Take a picture of your card, using the in-app camera function. Make sure text is crisp, and clear. Submit it. Walk away (or close the app). You’re done. In a few minutes, your card will load into your contacts, without you … [Read more...]