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5 can’t-miss apps: Carousel, Cheezburger, Next Glass and more



With Uber enraging users and sparking a Senate investigation into its privacy polices, you may have overlooked some of this week’s best new apps

Luckily, each weekend, we round up our favorite new and updated apps, so you won’t miss out.

This week’s list includes an expansion of Dropbox’s photo-organization app, a running app to help you train smarter, and an app that helps you find new beer and wine to try.

Check out the gallery, above, to see…

Ollie the robot and 3D printing combine to create insane racing machine



The beast that is the Ollie, a connected toy that can do insane stunts and reach speeds of 22km/h, just got more impressive. Now you can hot up your ride with customised hubcaps and tyres.

The Ollie, released in September by Sphero, is a robotic toy that can be controlled by an app on your iPhone or Android device connected via Bluetooth LE. It gets around at top speed on two rubber wheels and spins, drifts, jumps and flips to create a range of tricks sure to impress your mates.

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Yik Yak threats shut down two California high schools in one week



As one southern California high school reopened Thursday after a two-day lockdown following threats from an anonymous social networking app, another was put on lockdown.

In both instances, the threats came from an app called Yik Yak, which allows users to post anonymously from anywhere within a 1.5 mile radius of their location

The first threat was aimed at Mira Costa High School, in Manhattan Beach, an affluent coastal city…

Social Betting App Youbetme Raises $2.7M


There’s finally a way to sync your Fitbit data with Apple Health



Fitbit famously made the decision not to integrate with Apple’s Health platform, but there’s good news for users: It’s now possible to get the wearable’s data synced up with the hub

A new app called Sync Solver for Fitbit — available for $0.99 in the Apple App Store — takes the information collected via Fitbit wristband trackers and automatically syncs it to Apple’s Health app. This means steps, weight, sleep cycle details and other data can be pulled in from Fitbit and work alongside other…

$10 virtual Paul McCartney app is mind-blowingly cool



It would have cost you more than $500 for a front-row seat at Paul McCartney’s farewell to Candlestick Park Concert in San Francisco last August — and you wouldn’t have been able to see much.

But as of Thursday, a seat beside McCartney’s piano at that same concert could cost you as little as $10 –- so long you don’t mind that you can only virtually experience one song.

On Thursday, Jaunt VR introduced its first Google…

TheLadders Revamps iPhone App To Focus On Job Referrals, Unveils Job Market Guide


Comcast’s Uber-like app tells you when the cable guy will actually show up



Sometimes, technology really does solve our everyday problems.

Comcast launched a new feature in its MyAccount app that tracks the company’s technicians. You’ll still have to wait around for the cable guy, but the days of hanging out for hours for that knock at the door may be coming to an end.

If you’re waiting on an appointment, the app will send an alert when a technician is about 30 minutes away. Users will then be able to track the…

The Old Foursquare Is Dead

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The rise of wrist retail: Amazon comes to Android Wear smartwatches



If you’ve ever dreamed of shopping from your wrist, now you can

Amazon updated its Android app on Tuesday, introducing features that support Android Wear smartwatches.

Owners of Android Wear smartwatches such as the Moto 360 or LG G Watch R need only update the app on their smartphones. Once that’s done, searching Amazon is as easy as speaking the two phrases, “OK, Google” (to launch voice commands) and “Start Amazon.”