Saturday, June 9, 2012

Foursquare 
 
Fousquare saw an overhaul this week. The update to the app offers personalized recommendations and deals based on where you are, as well as where your friends have been. The app also got a fun redesign, changing the way you see where your friends have checked in and who is located around you.

 
FixYa 
 
FixYa released an update to its HTML 5 mobile app this week, which allows you to get free expert solutions for problems you may have.
 
Questions on the site range from what the right filter size is for your camera to how to unclog your washing machine. Android users gained an exclusive new feature in the update: the ability to ask and answer questions by uploading videos and pictures directly from their phones without needing to download an app. 
 
You can check out FixYa's app by going to its website from your mobile browser, FixYa can also be accessed from the web.







Cause.it 
 
A Foursquare of sorts for good deeds, Cause.it is an app that allows users to earn points for doing things like volunteering at local food banks, animal shelters or other similar organizations. Points can later be redeemed for deals and free items at local merchants.


Thumb 
 
If you've got a question, then Thumb has an answer. The opinion-based social network allows you to pose a question to the masses or a select demographic of people and then receive real-time answers in the form of a thumbs up or down. It also offers the ability to add a comment as well.
 
Version 3.0 of Thumb also adds the ability to communicate with people who have commented on your question. You can post likes and dislikes to your profile on the service. And, it offers more options for sharing your opinion via Facebook, Twitter and SMS.




InstaCC 
 
InstaCC Calendar and Challenges for Instagram turns your Instagram photos into a daily creative challenge. The app also organizes your Instagram pictures on a calendar, and lets you like a comment on photos just as you might through Instagram.


Live OCD Free 
 
A therapist who specializes in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has created an unusual ally for treating patients: an app. The $79.99 app is designed for children and adults with OCD helping them practice and overcome some of their challenges.
 
 The product of three years of work by therapist Dr. Kristen Mulcahy, the app has OCD patients practice tasks, ultimately making those tasks less anxiety-inducing.





It can be tough to keep up with all the new apps released each week. But you’re in luck: We take care of a lot of that for you, creating a roundup each weekend of some of our own highlights from the week.

This week we found an app that lets you instantly get the opinion of a group of people on everything from what shirt you should wear out tonight to what you should have for dinner, and another that will help get expert advice on any problems you might have, such as a broken computer or clogged toilet.

A new app for good Samaritans rewards you for volunteering in your community, and an update to a popular app helps everyone find deals and friends located around them.

If you love to take pictures, another new app helps turn Instagram into a game, and organizes your pictures in calendar form.