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  1. Anti-Bullying App STOP!T Allows For Anonymous Reporting

    Bullies beware!

    Bullies. No matter where you go, they seem to be there. School, work, even the military. And they can do some pretty harmful damage. But now that's about to change. There's an app that lets you report bullies anonymously and it's about to kick some bully butt.

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  2. What Did The Doctor Say? Medical Instagram App Helps With Diagnoses

    It's just a flesh wound.

    What if you could get a professional opinion about that case of the chicken pox via Instagram or Snapchat? Well, some doctors in Texas are doing just that.

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  3. New App Uses Smartphone Cameras To Connect Blind Users to Sighted Volunteers

    Imagine this: you are blind and you're trying to cook marinara sauce alone in your apartment. You have two cans in your kitchen cabinet, and you know one is crushed tomatoes—but the other is pie filling, which would taste terrible on pasta. Normally this would be a huge annoyance, but with Be My Eyes, all you have to do point your cellphone camera at the cans and somebody will tell you whether it's the one on the left or right. Problem solved!

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  4. Walgreens Makes Period-Tracking App Since Apple Didn’t Bother

    You know how Apple's Health app can give you your "whole health picture" except it refuses to track your period, because ewww cooties??? Fortunately for those of us who menstruate, Walgreens and Glow - a data science company for women's reproductive health and education - have partnered to create an app that can help you track your sadface days and refill your birth control prescription.

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  5. Invisible Girlfriend App Helps Users Hide Significant Others from Orcs Fake Romantic Relationships

    I'd prefer my partners to have Alex Mack goo powers, but ok.

    Although the phrase "invisible girlfriend" carries some scary implications, I'm surprisingly okay with Invisible Girlfriend (or Boyfriend!), an app that launched yesterday just in time for one of the most potentially awkward days of the year for singles. Sure, the premise is a little weird, but no more weird than society's ferocious insistence that everyone find one partner with which to unite their souls for all of time, right?

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  6. Finally They’re Opening Up the Gates: Unlicensed Frozen App Anna Giving Birth Is Exactly What it Sounds Like

    C-sections are hard to animate.

    Love is an open abdomen!

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  7. GoldieBlox’s First App Will Teach Kids About the Magic Of… Gif-Making?

    Yeah ok.

    Y'all should be aware that I'm a big fan of movies, gifs, and girls learning about science (specifically, in this case, the science of early motion pictures and the zoopraxiscope). But my favorite thing about the trailer for GoldieBlox's first app has to be the little girl version of the trailer guy voice they have going.

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  8. Teen Siblings Inspired by Ferguson Conflict Design Ratings App to Monitor Police Performance

    0/5 stars. Would not get arrested by again.

    Issues surrounding police brutality and transparency have a way of cropping up over and over again in the form of tragedy, unfortunately. So a few teen siblings with a background in app coding have decided to help find a solution with their police rating app, Five-O.

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  9. Tom Hanks’ App Wants to Turn Your iPad Into a Typewriter, and It’s Dominating the App Store

    Yes. That Tom Hanks.

    Hanx Writer is an app that turns your iPad into a typewriter, or at least it gives you the feel of using one. The app is free, but offers in-app purchases to unlock different typewriter skins. Are there really that many iPad users with fond memories of old typewriters? Apparently so. Hanx Writer is sitting at the top of the App Store after its first week.

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  10. Push For Pizza Is an App Where You Push a Button and You Get Pizza

    Uber, but for— *gets slapped in the face*

    Almost everyone loves pizza but hates having to go on a computer or fill out online delivery forms, or call a place and talk to people on the phone, or... move. Well, a team of five teenage guys in Brooklyn has solved that particular problem in the dorkiest, most obvious way possible.

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  11. When You’re Sliding Into First… Avoid Diarrhea With a New App From the CDC… irst?

    ...or we guess you could probably use it to get diarrhea.

    Millions of people contract diarrhea when traveling each year. At the very least, it can ruin your trip, but it can also pose a real health risk to some people. To help travelers avoid foods and drinks that could potentially cause diarrhea, the CDC has a new app that can identify potentially risky choices.

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  12. New App Wants to Be Tinder But For Jobs

    "M seeking HR administrator. Nothing serious, just a casual employment status. No fatties."

    Call me old-fashioned, but I'm not a fan of Tinder. Like Grindr and Blendr before it, the app seems pretty shallow and not at all the sort of thing you'd use to find someone you'd want to spend a good chunk of your life with. But you know what else also takes up a good chunk of your life? Jobs. And of course there's an app for that too, now.

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  13. So Molecular Sensor “Tricorders” Exist, And They Can Tell You Exactly What’s In Your Food

    Now we can all know exactly what makes cheese so cheesy.

    Have you ever caught yourself eating something and wondering, "Gee, I sure hope there isn't any semen in this?" Well luck is with you, strange friend, because the folks at SCiO have developed a real-life tricorder that can scan and determine the exact molecular make-up of whatever you happen to be eating at the moment.

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  14. Introducing Our New Webseries Geek on the Street Episode One “Two Apps and a Lie”

    We have a webseries now. Webseries are cool.

    In the premiere of our new original webseries, I asked the people of Austin to spot the fake app from a list of three. Two of them are real, the other is one we made up but wish was real. Could they spot the one we made up? I also found someone who gave me some advice on lying to people.

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  15. You Can Now Search For Businesses in Yelp With Emoji

    This makes me feel sad face.

    So let's say that you need some coffee, but you don't know where to look for it, and you've also completely forgotten what it's called. I don't know, maybe you can't read or you've been in a traffic accident or something. Well don't worry, my confused friend! Now you don't have to know what it's called, just what it looks like.

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  16. The People Who Invented Threes Are Very Sad You Like 2048 More

    You could say they're not hAPPy.

    You've probably heard of the addictive game 2048, which has recently taken the Internet by storm and is ruining everyone's productivity. You've probably also heard of 1024, the game upon which 2048 is based. But have you heard of Threes, the game that 1024 is based on? Probably not, and Three's developers kind of hate that.

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  17. Review: Live Your Robot Apocalypse Fantasies While Getting in Shape With Battlesuit Runner App

    Run with me if you want to live.

    I'm pretty unmotivated when it comes to exercise, but I would like to be ready for an alien invasion or the rise of the machines. That's why I love the Battlesuit Runner app. It simulates a sci-fi robot/alien attack story to gamify your workout. It's more fun to run when you think you're going to get torn apart by robots if you don't.

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  18. Here’s An App To Help You Avoid Human Contact, Especially At A Certain Texas Festival

    Hell is other people at SXSW.

    SXSW started today, and an Austin tech developer wants to ensure that Texas residents won't be too overwhelmed by the invading indie masses. Enter "Avoid Humans," an app that uses Foursquare to tell you what locations to steer clear of if you want to leave your house but not interact with your species.

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  19. Fall Out Boy To Release Their Own Flappy Bird Clone, Because That’s the World We Live in Now

    Where is your bird tonight?/ I hope he is a gentleman.

    Missed out on the Flappy Bird craze? Do you also happen to be a scene kid stuck perpetually in the last decade? What must be your favorite pop punk band, Fall Out Boy, is here to solve all your problems with a soon-to-be-released game for the iOS and Android. Naturally, it's called Fall Out Bird.

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  20. Get the Latest Forecast Updates from Adorably Dressed Cats with the Weather Whiskers App

    Now I know to bring an umbrella to work! Thanks, Weather Cats!

    We'll admit that the new iOS7 weather app is pretty neat and all, but it's just so... devoid of cats. Can't we have something full of furry animals wearing funny clothing and acting like people? What's that? There is an app for that? Well, color us excited.

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