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Mamabear Raises $1.4 Million For A Parenting App That Monitors Children’s Social Media Use And More


Smart Feeder With ‘Cat Facial-Recognition’ Tech Lets You Track Kitty’s Appetite



Cat owners who worry about their furry friend’s eating habits can breathe a sigh of relief. A startup based in San Mateo, California, has created Bistro, a smart feeder that can track Kitty’s appetite and weight change using “cat facial-recognition technology.”

Bistro has a built-in camera that monitors a cat as it eat and drinks, transmitting a live video feed, which owners can view on their smartphone using the Bistro app. The device also measures and charts the amount of food and water a…

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5 Can’t-Miss Apps: Feedworthy and More



Between Apple’s deal with IBM and news of Microsoft’s massive job cuts, you may have overlooked some of this week’s best new apps

Luckily, Mashable creates a roundup each weekend of our favorite new and updated apps, so you won’t miss out.

This week’s list includes a new Reddit client, an app to optimize your phone’s battery life and a new game based on Guardians of the Galaxy.

Check out the gallery, above, to see all the apps that made our list…

Did Facebook’s Slingshot Miss Its Target?



Slingshot began with a misfire, and hasn’t fared much better since then

Facebook accidentally released its Slingshot app on June 9, then quickly removed it from Apple’s App Store. Eight days later, the social network officially released the app on iOS and Android, which lets users send playful photos and videos that then disappear

Now, one month after its official launch, Slingshot has effectively disappeared from App Store rankings

20 Starry-Eyed Summer Romance Confessions



Summer romances are like sand castles. You spend a lot of time on them, only to have them washed away in a matter of minutes

You and your summer fling may spend every minute attached at the lips, but your fleeting romance probably won’t last past Labor DayMashable asked secret-posting app Whisper to share some of the best confessions regarding summer flings

Don’t take it too hard— some flings are best left under the boardwalk.

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Google Maps App Will Show Cyclists the Flattest Route



It’s about to get easier for cyclists to use the Google Maps app to plan the best route.

Google is rolling out an update to the Android version of Google Maps that will incorporate elevation information into cycling directions and improve voice commands during navigation.

The new feature will enable cyclists to see a quick overview of the elevation changes for suggested routes and allow users to compare the elevations between multiple…

Wallaby Launches Mobile Wallet App for Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch



Despite the wave of new shiny smartwatches that came with Google I/O, some developers are still focusing on non-Android Wear smartwatch apps before taking the leap into creating apps for Google’s homegrown wearable platform

This is the approach mobile payments company Wallaby is taking. The company rolled out a new smartwatch app for Samsung’s Gear 2, its third app for wearables.

Wallaby focuses on helping users choose the best credit card…

Facebook Launches an App for Famous People Only



Facebook rolled out a new iOS app on Thursday for celebrities and public figures, making it easier for them to interact with fans.

The app, Facebook Mentions, lets users see what fans are saying in a dedicated mentions feed and start mobile Q&As

The top of their notifications pages will be populated with shout-outs from other celebrities and media; users will also be able to see which topics are trending so they can chime in.


GoTenna Lets You Text Your Friends Even When There’s No Signal



Anyone who sends texts (so, that’s pretty much everyone) knows that sending messages in big crowds or remote places is often a lot easier said than done.

A new startup aims to fix this problem with goTenna, a device that will allow people to send text messages without a Wi-Fi or cell signal.

The device relies on low-energy Bluetooth signals and a companion app to relay messages between people who have a goTenna paired to their…

Facebook Launches ‘Mentions,’ The Exclusive FB App For Playing The Fame Game