Peek Calendar App for iOS

Introducing Peek Calendar, a new iPhone app that goes against the grain of most calendar apps on the market. Its beauty is in the simplicity of its interface. Once you've gotten a hold on the various gestures, long presses, swipes,...

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Instagram Direct

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Instagram held a press event this morning to unveil their latest iteration – Instagram Direct. It’s a new way to send photo and video messages to your friends. A new icon in the top right corner of your home feed will let you access the feature as all you have to do is tap it to see photos and videos that people have sent directly to you. If you’re looking to send, just choose Direct instead of Followers once you’ve edited your post. When you’re done editing, just choose the people you want to share with.

Instagram Direct is available through the App Store for iOS and Google Play Store for Android users via an update to the Instagram app. Short clip promoting the new feature is below.

LifeProof your Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy SIII

LifeProof your Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy SIII

This post is sponsored by Lifeproof, makers of the waterproof nüüd case for the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3.

We’ve all been there – that moment when the world completely halts to slow motion as you watch your smartphone swan-dive headfirst, ever so slowly, into your kitchen sink, pool, toilet.. you get the picture.

Check out this video to re-live that horrible moment, but now with a solution. Enter LifeProof with the first waterproof and shockproof smartphone case without a screen cover, called LifeProof Nüüd. These covers for the Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy SIII feature patent-pending Screenless Technology that uses a compression lock system to form a waterproof seal between the case and the device touchscreen – delivering complete water, mud, dirt and snow-proof protection while maintaining perfect clarity and touch.

On top of that, the cases are super thin, light and offer anti-reflective optical glass camera lenses. Visit Lifeproof for more details on the LifeProof Nüüd covers, which available also for the iPad.

Square Stand

Square Stand

Jack Dorsey’s Square has added a new product to their lineup dubbed the Square Stand. The SF-based startup is working with Apple to bring a new Point-of-Sales system to market that will be featured in Apple retail stores. With the Square Stand, you can turn an iPad into a credit-card terminal and full POS system that works with Square’s Register app and other external devices such as cash drawers, receipt printers and barcode scanners. Price is set at $299 and is available to ship starting today through Square’s website, with availability in-store at US Apple Stores on July 9th.

SlingPlayer Mobile on its way to iPhone to take on OrbLive

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SlingPlayer Mobile is already out for Windows Mobile, Palm, Symbian, UIQ, and BlackBerry (beta) platforms and now it’s on its way to the iPhone. With the app, you can access one or more Slingboxes from your mobile device, and watch your TV stations on-the-go.

You’ll also have the ability to manage your DVR from the iPhone, but something special in the iPhone version is the ability to synchronously add and remove favorite channels directly from the iPhone’s interface.

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