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PSFK’s Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

A roundup of the latest, most fascinating apps we’ve learned about this past week, from one that prevents texting while driving to a light bulb that...

Karen Summerson
Karen Summerson on September 30, 2012. @KJSummerson

Each week PSFK features many new and innovative apps. To highlight popular picks, we’ve compiled a few of the most interesting and creative apps written about on the site this past week.

Behance: An App That Rates Celebs, Candy-Coated Art & More Creative Inspiration

Behance Network, The Creative Professional Platform, brings us their picks for the most inspiring projects curated from their recent archives. Members create portfolios to broadcast their work widely and efficiently.

WiFi Lightbulb Can Be Controlled With A Smartphone [Video]

LIFX light bulbs can be controlled using a free app downloaded to a smartphone, which allows the user to turn it on and off, adjust the brightness, and even change the colors of the lighting.

11-Year-Old Girl Designs App To Stop Drivers From Texting [Video]

Rode Dog allows users to invite friends and family members into groups referred to as ‘packs’ and the GPS coordinate of each member is shared at all times. Once the app detects that a user is driving and texting at the same time, an alert would be sent to the other members.

Google Launches a Civic Information API For The Upcoming U.S. Elections in 13 Stories You Need To Know

Google just launched a new free API that will make it easier for developers to add civic information like polling places, early vote locations, candidate data and election official information to their applications.

ESPN Goes Realtime, Turns Its Content Firehose Into A Streaming Reader in 13 Stories You Need To Know

Score Center for iPad allows you to consume ESPN content in a different way — one that is likely a lot more palatable than having to face ESPN.com every day.

 

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