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PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week
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Android users can draw on photos they tweet while Microsoft works on mood-changing earbuds.

Sara Boboltz
  • 27 october 2013

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

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Twitter Launches Snapchat Competitor With Illustrated Tweets

An app for Android users lets Twitterers draw on their photos before tweeting them, or start drawing on a blank canvas. Twitter specially called out this feature as compatible with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1-2014 Edition.

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Microsoft Earbuds Monitor Wearers’ Health To Help Pick Next Song

Capable of monitoring biorhythms like heart rate and temperature, Microsoft’s project Septimu aims to bring consumers a set of earbuds that can choose songs to cheer you up when you’re down. They’d work alongside an app developed with help from University of Virginia researchers.

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Smartphone Menus Replace Customer Service Voiceovers To Ease Frustration

Zappix can replace traditional audio prompts from customer service hotlines, making it a lot easer to ask a question and get a response without the wait.

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Urban Planning Tool Empowers Locals To Improve Their Cities’ Walkability [Video]

The app Key to the Street encourages people to connect with their communities by redesigning public spaces — doodling in playgrounds or adding greenery — and sharing their ideas with others.

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Craigslist For Instagram Turns Social Photos Into Viable Marketplace

Hashbag scans everyone’s Instagram feeds for the tag #forsale, and puts them all in once place on its site. You can now shop or sell your old things through the app.

 

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Robots Could Be Joining Dubai’s Police Force In 2017

The real-life RoboCops can salute, shake hands and collect traffic fines

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Parka Hides And Charges Portable Devices

Bolt is a jacket that lets people carry and charge their various electronics without the need for an outlet

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Build Your Own Savory Cheese Advent Calendar

A British food blogger has created a guide to building a different kind of holiday surprise

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Floating Gym Concept In Paris Is Powered By Your Workout

The proposed design from Carlo Ratti Associati lets passengers ride a stationary bike as they travel through Paris along the Seine River

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Communications Officer: What This Holiday Season Means For Millennial Shoppers

Dallas Lawrence of the Rubicon Project shares why holiday cheer is all about likes, views and retweets

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Retail Spotlight: Home Depot Reimagines How Employees Conduct Tasks

The home improvement retailer puts the customer first by initiating local fulfillment centers and simplifying freight-to-shelf inventory management

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What Does The Future Of Android Look Like In A World With The Pixel?

Google’s decision to make its own phone might have looked like a blow to the likes of Samsung but the reality is much more interesting

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Customer Service Expert: Why Offline Retail Has Better Data Than Online Retail

Healey Cypher, Founder and CEO of Oak Labs, shares why we should be thinking about the physical store as an e-commerce site

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Alexander McQueen Designs A 3D-Printed Umbrella

3D-printed fashion arrives in time for the winter season

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Why Training Associates To Be Advocates Is Key To Retail Success

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Netflix Creates Binge Candle To Celebrate A New Season Of Gilmore Girls

The streaming service developed a special layered candle that creates candle with episode-specific smells

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Interactive Film Tells A Story About Living With Cancer

A moving song written by a father of a cancer patient comes alive in a 3D environment

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Audi And LEGO Exhibit Autonomous Vehicle Installation

The installation at Design Miami explores the 25th hour, which represents bonus productive work or play time

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