“I’m walking here!” – new e-hail app reigns in taxi use in the Big Apple

Today Cnet.com reported the end of a disorganized era for the famously difficult to use New York taxi industry.  The city’s ‘Taxi and Limousine Commission voted today in favor of a one-year test program that would let people use the smartphone app’ called UberTaxi to hail a taxicab, changing the face of the seemingly haphazard system forever. …

Don’t wanna miss a thing – ‘1 second everyday’ app helps you bank your memories

It’s easy to forget that life is a temporary, fleeting state and it’s hard to take daily stock of what’s really important and live in those special moments.  The ‘1 Second Everyday’ application may be the answer to recording and carrying that nostalgia with you or even passing it on for future generations. This has …

But is it art? – A look at the 2012 Lumen Prize shortlist for digital art

The Lumen prize is an international award given for the best digitally created art in the world.  Their mission statement is to celebrate this ‘exciting, emerging genre’, bringing attention to this growing artform, for a public that is increasingly interested in the latest technology and its affect on the art world.  Art may have evolved and may no longer be …

Google captures another acquisition – Snapseed imaging app to rival Instagram?

Things are about to get very interesting in the world of aged sepia filters and washed-out lighting effects. The acquisition of imaging tool Snapseed by Google follows Facebook’s recent buy-out of Instagram and will most certainly see Google create an equivalent photo-editing service for Android and Google+. The photography tool developed by Nik Software is set …

Saving you time and saving you money – Apps for small businesses and start-ups

While we all wait with bated breath (not) for the global economy to return to the wild abandon of confetti-throwing boom time and banks to deliver unrequested credit cards and approve loans with equal measures of gaiety and irresponsibility, there has to be some other way to create wealth and grow small businesses conservatively until …