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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.

Betsy Mead
  • 10 march 2013

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

pheed

Social Network Combines Best Elements Of Twitter, Instagram and Facebook 
Pheed is a new app-based platform that combines successful features from popular social media networks. Elements that can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Ustream, and SoundCloud, can also be seen on Pheed.

recess

App Tracks How Much Time Users Are Wasting On Computers
Recess‘ is a productivity app developed during the ‘Hacking Energy Culture hackathon’ held by GOOD earlier this month. It was the winning solution for generating new ways to interface with energy consumption, waste, and preservation.

masterpass

MasterCard Lets Shoppers Buy Items Anywhere On-The-Go
MasterCard has introduced a digital service that allows consumers to use any payment card or enabled device to discover enhanced shopping experiences online, in-store, or on the go. MasterPass enables consumers to make payments quickly and easily from wherever they are.

traktor

DJ Software Developers Create Mixer For Beginners 
Traktor is a key industry DJ software created by Native Instruments. The easy to use iPad app relies entirely on a touchscreen interface to mix the music. Load a song from iTunes, and then use gestures like dragging, pinching, and touch to work a track.

Xpression

Smartphone Voice-Tracking Creates Emotional States 
Xpression is for patients visiting psychologists for a mental illness. Oftentimes, they are asked to record their emotions throughout the day and report back to their doctor. This task is often forgotten or not done properly, so Xpression is a new app that uses voice tracking to pinpoint a mood.

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Banned Books Week Urges People To Seek Out Controversial Works

Joining the annual celebration of the right to read, US author Jessica Herthel called for 'more information, more voices' to protect diversity

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Outdoor Camp Presented In 360° VR By X Games Gold Medalist

The video features campers riding BMX trails, zip lining through the woods, and performing big-air jumps

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Boeing Wants Passengers To Control Their In-Flight Experience Through Their Phones

The airline manufacturer is embracing automation through a new generation of mobile travel apps

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VR Surgery Videos Offer Interactive Medical Education

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Use Twitter To Learn A New Language

tDict is an app that uses the social media platform to help you search for words in local dialects

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This Startup Wants To Digitize The Loose Coins In Your Pocket

CoinOut is a new app that lets you save your extra change from cash transactions as electronic funds

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McDonald’s Is Accepting Trash As Currency In Exchange For Burgers

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Why Building Better Offices Is The Key To Employee Engagement

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Google Is Using Virtual Paper Airplanes To Bring People Closer Together

The tech giant released an app that lets people throw their good wishes out into the world on the International Day of Peace

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Get Paid For Traveling In San Francisco After Rush Hour

BART Perks rewards commuters who take early or late trains by giving them extra points to trade for money

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Artist Designs Covers For Books That Don’t Exist

Published by the fictional 'Specious Books,' the subversive works facilitate a conversation regarding the artistic integrity of graphic designers

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Editorial Roundtable: The Arrival Of The People-First Workplace

Managed By Q, Soma, Workbar, Primary, AltSchool and thinkPARALLAX enumerate the reasons why companies need an employee-embracing workforce in order to exist

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Bringing Food Innovation To America’s Crowded Milk Market

a2 Milk's Blake Waltrip, Chief Executive of the USA region, discusses how the distributor plans on bringing the popular drink for the dairy-sensitive to the States

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The concept gadget wants you to experience the highs and lows of spending money

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NBC Is Planning To Stream The Presidential Debates In Virtual Reality

Partnering with AltspaceVR, the broadcaster offers another way for Americans to engage with the election season

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