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PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week
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A roundup of the latest, most fascinating apps we’ve learned about this past week.

Karen Baker
  • 27 august 2012

Each week PSFK features many new and innovative apps. To give the best their due, we’ve compiled a roundup of the most interesting and creative apps written about on the site this past week:

App Tells Freelancers How Much To Charge For Their Services

Whether you’re an experienced freelance designer or a struggling artist finding a way to price yourself accordingly, MyPrice helps figure out the most reasonable rate.

Shazam-Like App Finds Out Who’s Behind Political Ads

If you ever wondered who exactly is behind a political campaign, now there’s a mobile app for that. The ‘Super PAC App’ works similar to Shazam and SoundHound, but instead of music, it is able to listen to and identify political advertisements.

App Alerts Shelters When Restaurants Have Extra Food To Donate

Food waste and hunger are serious problems that lie adjacent to one another. Flashfood is an app created by Arizona State University students that lets restaurants, cafes, etc. alert local charitable organizations that they have extra food that the organizations can pick-up for local shelters.

App Replaces Need To Take Room Measurements, Creates Automatic Floor Plans From Photos

With the MagicPlan iOS app you can create the layout for any room by turning around in a circle with your device and taking pictures with its camera.

Lightbulb Embedded With Bluetooth Lets You Turn Off Lights With Your Phone

The prototype Bluetooth Bulb lets users control the brightness of their light source, and even change the color.

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Culture Yesterday

Messaging Add-On Helps You Correct Your Friends’ Bad Grammar

An iMessage sticker pack will help you copyedit text messages

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Mercedes-Benz Introduces A New Electric Mobility Brand

The separate entity aims to simplify the identification of Mercedes EV products to customers

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Tinder’s New Feature Makes Swiping A Group Effort

The dating app wants to democratize its gestural interaction by buying in to the social polling trend pervasive among millennials

Syndicated Yesterday

Autonomous Garbage Drone Prevents Trash From Reaching Deep Ocean

The solar-powered WasteShark collects refuse closer to the source: the harbor

Automotive Yesterday

Aston Martin Reveals Its Own Luxury Powerboat

The sleek AM37 echoes styling elements from the British brand's sports cars

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An Escort Website Fights Violence Against Sex Workers

The advocacy campaign from McCann aims uncover the human toll of the exploitative industry

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Energy Expert: How American Consumers Are Taking Control Of Their Power Use

Jennifer Tuohy, green tech expert at The Home Depot, discusses green home technologies and developments for renewable technologies in US homes

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Culture Yesterday

LIFE Magazine Relaunches In Pure VR

The general interest periodical, which ceased publication in 2000, has turned into a portal for virtual reality content

Mobile Yesterday

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Dirty Lemon is streamlining its communication by letting customers place orders, ask product questions and request help exclusively through chat

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The Future Of The American Workforce Requires Unbundling College Education

President of JetBlue Technology Ventures: developing corporate education programs for non-traditional students

Retail Yesterday

Gilt’s Pop-Up House Is The Kind Of Store You’ll Want To Live In

The New York City townhouse plays host to the latest in retail inspiration, curation, and lifestyle activation (and some libations, too)

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Registering To Vote Is Now Just A Text Away

A new bot aims to mobilize underrepresented groups this election season through SMS and Facebook Messenger

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Virtual Reality Game Gives Lessons About Emergency Birth Care

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Luxury Yesterday

Shoe Repair Has Moved Onto Your Phone

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