Less than two months after announcing its plans to acquire Instagram, Facebook has released its own Instagram clone: Facebook Camera. Much like Instagram, the app lets you view your friend's latest photos, and apply filters to your pictures to give them a distinctive look.
Tired of people's bad parking? A new app called Parking Douche is aiming to put an end to “parking douches in Moscow” by posting their parking mishaps in the news and on billboards.
When app users see bad parking in action they can snap a shot with the app and upload it to the Parking Douche database. Offending cars are then displayed in ads that are targeted through IP address, so people will see bad parking that happened close to where they live or work.
Published bad parking jobs can also be shared on Facebook and Twitter -- the idea being that a little public ridicule will make bad parkers get their act together.
Playing off the popularity of Draw Something, a new game called Sing Something encourages you to sing a tune and then send it to your friends. Friends then guess what tune you were trying to belt out in a hangman-style game, picking letters from a virtual keyboard.
Much like its drawing counterpart, you can earn coins for correctly guessing a tune and can purchase bombs to remove letters when it comes time to guess or to switch out your song options.
Having trouble staying up at work? Feel like you're not sleeping enough at night ? The SleepBot app -- which tracks, logs and analyzes sleeping patterns -- may be able to help.
Created by two college students, the app lets you track your sleeping patterns and then compare them in monthly, weekly or day-to-day periods. A sleep report card will also display your total rest time, cumulative debt, average daily sleep and their most frequent bedtime and waketime.
A new app called Sidecar is bringing smartphone functionality into phone calls. Turning your traditional phone call into a multimedia experience, Sidecar lets you share live video, photos, locations and contact during a voice conversation.
Everyone has a last wish, and one new app wants you to share that wish with the world. Called My Last Wish, the app has a Wish Wall where you can list your own personal hope or dream. The app also offers the option to connect contact information to that wish -- such as your phone number or email address -- so others who have similar wishes can find you and connect.
Chances are you already know how to play this game. Slide is a new game for iOS that plays off the iPhone's slide-to-unlock feature.
The game has four different modes: classic, twist, doubles, and revenge. As you play you slide unlock bars from right-to-left and left-to-right. The game keeps track of how long you’ve survived in the game, how many times you’ve successfully slid to unlock, and the rate of time between each unlock. All those factors are combined together into your score.
It can be tough to keep up with all the new apps that are 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 helps you report bad parking and hopefully shame the offender into cleaning up his act. Another app keeps track of your sleeping habits, and yet another helps you keep track of some of your last wishes, and potentially even meet someone who has similar dreams.
When it comes to sharing your life with others, Facebook released a new camera app this week that helps explain why Instagram might have been worth that $1 billion price tag. Once you’ve taken those photos, another new app lets you share them with a friend while you’re having a voice conversation, and another new app,