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Petcube Lets You Stay Connected with Your Pet, Even When You're Not Home

Posted by Jessica Fisher on August 15th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Petcube is a WiFi camera and app combo that can let you keep your pet company while you're away. The Camera is a small cube that you place anywhere in your home that might have a good view of your pet and is still in range of your WiFi. Then, using the app, you can see what they're up to, give them some exercise with a built-in laser pointer, and share photos and updates of your furry friend.

The camera is in preorder sales right now and will be shipping October. You can buy one for $179 - which is $20 off the retail price. The Petcube app is available today for free on the app store and, while the camera is not available as of yet, you can still use the app to post adorable pic of your pets.

SocialBox Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Rob Rich on January 12th, 2012
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The 16 year-old app developing wonder is back with another slick and useful offering.
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Crowdbeacon Tells You What To Do

Posted by Chris Hall on February 28th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

The ultimate dream of any social utility is to allow users to ask a useful question about their surroundings and then to have someone or something answer with the perfect answer. If I want to know what the best Mexican restaurant around me is, I should be able to pop in and have it definitively answered. There are many apps that do variations of this, but none have it down pat. The first contender is Foursquare, the mega check in service that turns your whole life into a game. Foursquare is great because it gives you the ability to see where others have checked it, thus giving you a general gauge of popularity. There are no reviews though, so people often go to Yelp to get a more useful guide. The problem with Yelp is that it isn't current. Ask it what the best new Mexican restaurant is and it won't know what to do. Even worse, if you want to find a good show on any given night, you're SOL. I could go on and on with examples, but there really isn't a perfect service out there yet.

Enter Crowdbeacon. Crowdbeacon is a social utility that lets you ask the questions that you want to ask. Let's say that you pop in and ask for the best drink special in town. With Crowdbeacon, a real person will answer your question with a real answer, or at least that's the goal. The backbone of Crowdbeacon, as with any social app, is the user. What Crowdbeacon does is allow you to become an expert in any given field. If you are the definitive expert on cheap local dining, all questions concerning the subject will be sent to you. The more relevant and useful your answer, the higher your answer ranking will be. Once everyone in the world is using the service, every question that is asked will be answered so fast your head will spin.

The obvious concern here is that if nobody in your town is using Crowdbeacon, your questions will just go unanswered. To battle this, Crowbeacon will automatically send unanswered questions information from related searches on Yelp, Foursquare, and Wishpond, with Google Places, Twitter, CitySearch and Facebook coming in the near future. Obviously, the goal is to have every question answered by people though, so it is up to you, dear reader, to make this happen. Be sure to download Crowdbeacon today.