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Talenty, Founded By a 17-year-old, Provides the Chance to be Discovered

Talenty, Founded By a 17-year-old, Provides the Chance to be Discovered

Antwerp, Belgium - Talenty, the brainchild of 17-year-old Sacha Nasan, provides a potential launching pad for people with talents of all types

When 17-year-old Sacha Nasan realized international superstar Justin Bieber had been discovered as the result of a YouTube video, he took it as an opportunity to harness the power of social media to help people around the globe gain recognition and even discovery for their unique talents. Thus, Talenty was born.

Talenty, a mobile app now available for download in the Apple iTunes store, gives people the ability to showcase their talents, whatever they may be - from singing, to dancing and anything in between. Users create and share their own unique videos for the world to see.


App Provides the Chance to be Discovered

App Provides the Chance to be Discovered

Antwerp, Belgium - Talenty, the brainchild of 17-year-old Sacha Nasan, provides a potential launching pad for people with talents of all types

When 17-year-old Sacha Nasan realized international superstar Justin Bieber had been discovered as the result of a YouTube video, he took it as an opportunity to harness the power of social media to help people around the globe gain recognition and even discovery for their unique talents. Thus, Talenty was born.

Talenty, a mobile app now available for download in the Apple iTunes store, gives people the ability to showcase their talents, whatever they may be - from singing, to dancing and anything in between. Users create and share their own unique videos for the world to see.


New Free Facebook App Paper Now Available

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A new app from Facebook called Paper - stories from Facebook (free) is now available in the App Store. You can read more detail about this app and see a demo video in a previous post. The app offers the same sort of immersive experience as the popular Flipboard app, with an attractively designed presentation of your newsfeed. It also offers news on a wide range of your favorite topics taken from the news media.



Revel Builds Upon Tinder to Gamify Dating

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With the proliferation of mobile apps, there seems to be two growing trends—mobile dating and photo or video sharing.

In fact, a recent report by Pew Research Center shows that 7% of cell phone apps users (representing 3% of all adults) say that they have used a dating app on their cell phone. Two-thirds (66%) of online daters have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or app, and nearly a quarter (23%) of online daters say they have met a spouse or long term partner through these sites.



Petcial - An innovative social network for pet lovers and pets

Petcial - An innovative social network for pet lovers and pets

Petcial mobile app was developed exclusively with dog lovers in mind by the same team that developed www.petcial.com – an innovative social network for pet lovers and pets.

What’s so special about Petcial? Well, the most popular social network prohibits users to create profile for their furry friends. Here’s where Petcial comes into play: it allows users to create a profile for their pets, share photos/videos, mark and celebrate the most important events of their life, find potential playmates in seconds. Create an eye-catching profile for you and your pet(s) and show the world how much you love each other.


Appy Xmas iOS App - Post a Festive Song to Facebook & Twitter Friends

Appy Xmas iOS App - Post a Festive Song to Facebook & Twitter Friends

The new festive app from BoxTree Media Ltd is available only throughout December. Everyone posts pictures and text messages to their Facebook friends, but Appy Xmas lets you post a festive song to both your Facebook and Twitter friends. With Songs for Christmas and, of course, Auld Lang Syne for New Year, it's a really unique way to send a special wish through your favourite social media sites. Available for download in December, get your copy of Appy Xmas from the App Store at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/appy-xmas/id744291082

Danny Rhodes, Creative Director for BoxTree Media, has been a singer by trade, for the last few years and has sung internationally. He said "We wanted to use my singing background to make the app really unique".


Top 3 App Deals of the Week

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As new iOS apps flood the App Store every day — recently topping 1,000,000 — we know it’s tough to tell which ones are worth their salt. But thanks to our Weekly Scoop, you can have the best for free! Here you’ll find a weekly roundup of the coolest apps free or at a discount for a limited-time only. Each week features the best and brightest from websites like Free App ReportAppsGoneFree, appsfire, and more.

Hurry! Get 'em while they’re hot!



Watch Your Neck App Helps You Avoid Text Neck

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With over 2.19 trillion text messages sent annually, there’s a little known condition that is plaguing smartphone users known as "text neck." The injury involves stiffness in your neck and shoulders and typically is caused by excessive smartphone usage.

A 2011 study published in the International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics found that 53 percent of mobile phone users suffer numbness or neck aches. Another study led by Erik Peper of San Francisco State University showed that 84 percent of subjects reported some hand and neck pain during texting. Moreover subjects also displayed other signs of tension, like holding their breath and increased heart rates.



Interview With the Developers of Slync, the New App That Tracks Shopping Trends

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Are you curious about what your trendy neighbors are buying and where they're buying it? I recently interviewed Peter Babiy and Surge Stefoglo, two of the founders of a new app called Slync. The app allows you to discover what others around you are purchasing. Users post a picture, the price, and the location of the item purchased. Whether it's your daily coffee, a new pair of sneakers, or a new iPad, Slync helps you find it near you. 

In this interview we discuss:



iPhone Life Bloggers' Choice Awards: Best Apps of 2013

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We know you've come to rely on the bloggers at iPhoneLife.com for helpful reviews of all the best offerings in the App Store. With over 1 million apps for your iPhone and over 475,000 apps for your iPad, deciding which apps to download can be overwhelming. That's why we asked all of our bloggers to vote for their favorite apps released or updated in 2013. Here are their top three in seven categories!



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