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Flipboard: the tasteful social curation

Flipboard: the tasteful social curation

   News consumption has somehow taken a different path since the development of RSS feed, but how is it different? And why? Let’s look at this fairly recent application, Flipboard, to answer those questions. Flipboard is a free social...
Ptch: Infinitely mashable with limited possibilities

Ptch: Infinitely mashable with limited possibilities

Second author Daan Smith The application Ptch can be used as an application for your smartphone (at this time only available for iPhone) and it is integrated with a lot of remix-capabilities. The application gives you the chance to...

Interview with an App(le)fan and developer

Interview Philip Plotnikov On this Masters of Media blog we have seen many app reviews coming by. These were all written from a user perspective. I thought it would be interesting to look at apps from the other side:...
App review: Open Signal Maps

App review: Open Signal Maps

No signal? Mobility and GPS Locative media has always been an interesting topic to write about, especially nowadays of the ubiquitous present of smart phones in society. A smart phone is a very rich tool to research because it has...
People who say they sleep like an droid usually don’t have one

People who say they sleep like an droid usually don’t have one

The market for mobile phones is changing. Nokia, who has been the market leader for several years, is losing ground. It has become more of a battle between the software and the hardware combinations. The different hardware reacts to...

Crowdflow: pretty pictures with our iPhone localisation data

Smartphones have changed the way we think about pretty much all aspects of communication. We’re used to having internet access in our pockets, GPS, barcode readers – you name it. There are thousands of applications to make our lives...

App Review : Foodspotting

When you are in a unknown neighborhood and it is time to eat, it can be hard some times to find a good place to grab a bite. Thinking of that the developers of Foodspotting created an easy way...

How an app can save a life

Mobile applications are no longer just for fun and (financial) benefits. They can even help in saving a life. Think of Amber Alert, a Dutch warning system for missing children, Slown Down , an app that slows down your...
Living In AppLand

Living In AppLand

Chris Anderson headlined his latest feature in Wired magazine: The Web is Dead, Long Live the Internet. He maintains that with the ubiquitous iPhone comes app addiction; so while most of us spend the whole day on the internet...