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Teamchat Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on June 28th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PRACTICAL TALKING
Team communication just got simpler and easier, thanks to TeamChat.
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Let Your Apple Watch Be Your Translator with Heart to Heart

Posted by Jessica Fisher on May 5th, 2015
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

Heart to Heart, by nomtasticapps,is a new Apple watch app that translates your speech to others using abluetooth connection. It's like having a babelfish strapped to your wrist.

Skype is Available for the Apple Watch Now, Too

Posted by Jessica Fisher on April 29th, 2015
iPhone & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: Highly Recommended :: Read Review »

Skype Communications has released an update for theirSkype for iPhone app, which makes it possible to respond to your Skype messages using the Apple Watch.

Now You Can Connect With Your Team Via the Apple Watch With Slack

Posted by Jessica Fisher on April 22nd, 2015
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

Slack, the team communication manager by Slack Technologies, allows you to keep all of your information in one place: you wrist! The app was recently updated with Apple Watch functionality.

INFINIT Lets Mobile Users Send Files of Unlimited Size

Posted by Jessica Fisher on April 1st, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Infinit is a file sharing app that ignores file size limits. It maintains the original quality of yourphotos and videos so you can be sure they look awesome after sending. You can move entire albums of photos or full HD filmsfrom your iPhone to your computer quickly and easily. Infiniteven claims that it's30 times faster than Dropbox, Whatsapp, and other file sharing apps.

Infinit co-founder Baptiste Fradin notes, “There’s a clear problem with how messaging apps treat files. They’re almost secondary to the communication experience. But what’s worse than the limits they impose is the fact that in many cases they just don’t work. Infinit has been built to work successfully every time, no matter what.”

You can tryInfinit for free and start sharing like crazy.

RakEM is a New Private Messaging App That Wants to Save You From Text-Regret

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 25th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

RakEM, byRaketu Communication, is amobile messaging app that allows users to hold instant messaging conversations privatly while knowing their information is not being stored by a company.RakEM uses server-less, device-to-device direct technology and "self-mutating encryption algorithms" to protect your texts. The app also allows you to erase texts that you have sent. This can be a big deal for people who text while angry (or otherwise impared). Not only do the texts get erased from your phone, but from the recipient's as well.

"Other messaging apps have promised security, but we've all read the stories about images and messages that have been unwittingly exposed," said Greg Parker, president and CEO of Raketu, in a press release. "With security breaches making headlines almost daily, people want assurance that their communications are private and protected. And that, should they have second thoughts about something they sent, they can delete with confidence from devices. Raketu's technology makes this possible."

You can downloadRakEMon the App Store for free to start texting without worry.

Pedius Gives the Deaf and Hard of Hearing a Way to Make Phone Calls

Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 23rd, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Pedius is a an app that aids the deaf and hard of hearing in having real-time conversations with friends and family using their iPhone.

The app uses voice recognition software to translate spoken words to text. The user can either type or speak to start a conversation, and the recipient will get a transcript of the conversation to reply to. Pedius makes it easy to have conversations with anyone.

You can download Pedius for free on the App Store.

Bryq Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on January 20th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SECRET MESSAGES
Want to send messages that contain things between the lines? Bryq is the app for you.
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Squawkin Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on October 22nd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: GROUP MENTALITY
Offering plenty of ways to communicate, Squawkin is a little quiet for meeting new friends, but it's fine for group collaboration.
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Use Your Words - The Apple Watch and the Devolution of Language

Posted by Jordan Minor on September 23rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

At long last, a brand new Apple product category is almost here. In 2015, five years after rewriting the whole tablet rulebook with the iPad, Apple looks to do the same to wearable technology with the Apple Watch. However, while watching its debut during the most recent Apple press conference, I couldn’t help but notice a disturbing trend amidst all the talk of fitness integration, luxury gold bands, revolutionary payment systems, and elegant digital crowns: when it comes to how we actually communicate with each other, Apple Watch seems like a big step back.

StitMe Protects your Identity for Free.

Posted by Jessica Fisher on August 11th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

StitMe, by Boolean Tech, is a security app that allows users to call or text others while keeping their mobile phone number private. In place of your phone number, the recipient’s caller ID will show a unique StitMe-generated number which a permanent number that the recipient can contact you with. This protects the user from unwanted return calls, sales pitches, and harassment. The app can provide an added layer of security when dealing with things from online dating to selling things on Craigslist or eBay.

Stitme is available for free on the App Store.

Tabbed Navigation and More Come to Video Texting App, Glide

Posted by Jennifer Allen on August 11th, 2014
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

A new and hefty update has just been released for video texting app, Glide.

The app now offers tabbed navigation, making it easy to switch between friends, chats, and more. You can view when your friends were last active, as well as add distinctive names to personalize and better identify your group chats.

Alongside that, users can now create personal profile pages for themselves, as well as easily forward messages to other chats or share via email/SMS and various social networks.

The update is available now from the App Store and Glide is a free download.

Stringfly, An Interactive Communication Hub

Posted by Jordan Minor on February 24th, 2012

Today, the internet is full of ways for users to connect and interact with each other and with the brands vying for their engagement. It can sometimes be overwhelming just trying to navigate this landscape. Engagement Media Technologies is making things a little easier with their new Stringfly app.

Stringfly features a whole suite of services designed to help users communicate through various online outlets. Engage.Me connects consumers directly to brands and advertisers. OneNews is a citizen journalism news portal that allows users to upload text, videos and photos for quick crowwdsourcing. Finally, Gevius is a database providing consumers with text, video, and photo information on everything from product security to product compliance. Stringfly even boasts that users can earn money by cooperating with these partners.

Stringfly is a hub for the latest forms of digital communication and interaction. Best of all, it is available now on the App Store for free.

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Jab Friends Instead Of Poking Them With JabMe

Posted by Jennifer Allen on November 8th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Poking people on Facebook is just sooooo 2010. 2011 is all about jabbing friends! Or at least that's what JabMe's developers think.

JabMe is an app that lets users send jabs to their friends alongside fun sound effects. Using Push Notiications, it's unlimited with a plethora of different sounds and jab actions. Jabs can be anything from a Kung Fu Kick jab to a Burp or a kind hearted Happy Birthday.

There's a game element to it, too, with GameCenter Leaderboards helping users keep track of the highest number of jabs they've inflicted on their friends. A Jab Back action means it's pretty easy to up the jab count and fast.

Once bored of the free supply of jab actions, users can then purchase other packs for $0.99 a pack.

It's certainly quirky but hopefully JabMe will make for a fun messaging service for those who like to be in regular virtual contact with friends.

It's out now.

Improve Family Communication With I'mOK

Posted by Jennifer Allen on October 27th, 2011

I don't have children of my own but having spent plenty of time around my young cousins as they vie for increasing amounts of independence, I can see one such difficulty that parents face. It's not just the independence of going out by themselves that's the problem either. They want to sign up to Facebook and Twitter despite being too young to go on either, all thanks to the wonders of peer pressure.

I'mOK might not entirely solve all these arguments but it does do its darndest to minimize problems. The app is part social network, just for the privileged few and part way of parents keeping an eye on where their kids are going when they're out. It's not done covertly though, instead it encourages kids to share their lives more with their long suffering parents.

Kids can voluntarily share their location with parents in order to earn points which eventually lead to rewards, previously approved by the guardian. Nothing is done passively so it's all done by the hopefully responsible child that's keen to show off how trustworthy they are. It also means that parents can worry less, knowing that their kid will check in with them at the touch of a button.

I'mOK is a free app so well worth a look for any concerned parents or kids keen to show off how responsible they truly can be.