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This app is like Shazam for fonts

WhatTheFont is a Shazam for fonts — a designer’s dream.<p>The app is a mobile version of the website previously developed by MyFonts, and recognizes any font you point at with your camera, including a variation of similar fonts to go with it. It also lets you buy the fonts you find directly through …

Adobe wants to bring its AI smarts to email marketing campaigns

Adobe announced a number of new capabilities for its Adobe Campaign email marketing tools. Most of these are available now (better dashboards, new email templates, better support for multilingual campaigns), but the most interesting new features the company showed me during a briefing earlier this …

How Brands Use Instagram Stories [Infographic]

Instagram Stories turned one recently, and influencer marketing platform Klear analyzed 149 brands across eight industries to see how brands are …

Digital Transformation: Finding Your Data is Half the Battle

3093594 / Pixabay<p>You’ve undoubtedly heard all the hype about the volume of data doubling every two years. The sad fact is that first, it’s true and …

iOS 11 brings so many new features to the iPad that Apple had to make new videos

Apple would like you to know that iOS 11 will totally transform the iPad into the PC killer it keeps promising over the years, and the company has a …

3 megatrends that will drive digital business into the next decade - Gartner

3 mega-trends that will drive digital business into the next decade – Gartner<p>Gartner's 2017 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle has whittled down more …

Audioburst launches a web and mobile search engine for audio news

Audio is beginning to play an increasingly important role in how consumers connect with information, thanks to the popularity of podcasts and other short-form audio programming, improvements in voice technologies, and the growing consumer adoption of smart home devices like the Amazon Echo and …

Google Assistant

Download this: Astro's email app comes with a built-in assistant

No matter what line of work you're in, there's a good chance you could use a little (okay, a lot) less email in your life.<p>Enter Astro, which won't …

Finally: An Augmented Reality App That Injects the Internet Into Real Life

When Ryan Staake and Patrick Piemonte first worked together, they helped you get around: Both were interface designers at Apple, with Piemonte …

Clips could be Apple’s most addictive content creation app ever

Creativity is a shared urge. We all have it, but many stumble on the execution. It’s why we’re not all pro photographers, musicians and movie …

Key Digital Trends for 2017

The official Ogilvy Key Digital Trends for 2017. A yearly trend report outlining both where we believe the digital and social landscape is headed and what brands and agency partners should do about it. By Marshall Manson and James Whatley

Trends

Duolingo brings Tinycards to the web

Last July, with the launch of Tinycards, Duolingo went beyond its core language learning services for the first time in its history. Back then, Tinycards, which uses the popular spaced repetition technique to help its users learn anything from vocabulary to equations and history facts, was only …

Apps

Virtual nurse app Sense.ly raises $8 million from investors including the Mayo Clinic

San Francisco startup Sense.ly has raised $8 million in a Series B round of venture funding to bring its virtual nurse technology to clinics and patients of every kind. The company’s app helps physicians stay in touch with patients, and prevent readmission to the hospital. Chief Executive Officer …

ElliQ is an Amazon Echo copycat for your grandma

This robot designed by Yves Behar will tell your grandma to take her pills.<p>We saw no shortage of Amazon Echo copycats at CES. ElliQ is another such device in the mold of Amazon's always-listening speaker, except ElliQ is specifically designed for the elderly.<p>From Intuition Robotics, a startup …

How to use an iPad as an external display and Touch Bar for your Mac [Video]

As an LG UltraFine 5K Display owner, I’ve been using my MacBook Pro in closed-clamshell mode for the last week. Closed-clamshell mode allows me to drive an external display with the MacBook’s lid closed.<p>While such a setup looks neat and takes up less desk real estate, there are a few downsides …

MacBook Pro

Loyalty and Prepaid

Bring <i>MORE.</i><b>™</b> to your customers with USAT's loyalty and prepaid program.<p>These new consumer engagement services offered by USAT create an exciting, new …

Customer Experience

CES 2017: Apple Pay Integration With 'MORE.' Loyalty Program Coming to 300,000 U.S. Vending Machines

Self-serve technology company USA Technologies today announced that it will soon integrate its MORE. loyalty and payroll deduct program with Apple Pay at more than 300,000 vending machines across the United States. With the partnership, and inclusion of the MORE. program, users at any participating …

The collaborative learning management system

Truly effective learning at scale<p>Everwise is the first comprehensive learning platform that moves beyond content to incorporate collaborative and …

Mentoring

Professional development platform Everwise lands $16 million, led by Sequoia

Everwise, a startup focused on how to make professional development scalable, has raised $16 million in Series B funding led by earlier backer Sequoia Capital, with participation from two other earlier backers, Canvas Ventures and Webb Investment Network.<p>The three-year-old, 80-person, San Francisco …

Startups

The Year Is 2040: Welcome to Your Favorite New Restaurant

The disruption of fast-food culture in America is imminent. If current trends are any indication, fast-casual dining may eventually replace traditional quick-service eateries, which struggle to win favor with more health-conscious and persnickety generations. It’s karma for what quick-service …

Top 74 Data Visualization Software in 2018

Data visualization software communicate information clearly and efficiently via statistical graphics, plots and information graphics. Visualization …

How to Make Beautiful and Effective Infographics

"There's something almost quite magical about visual information," says data storyteller David McCandless. "It's effortless. It literally pours …

Microsoft Flow, a tool for managing workflows, launches on iOS

Microsoft Flow, the company’s recently launched workflow management tool, has now arrived on mobile in the form of an iOS application. Essentially a direct competitor to IFTTT, Microsoft Flow debuted in April on the web, offering an interface that lets you mash up up two or more cloud services in …

Get nutritional advice from a trainer with MyFitnessPal and Trainerize

Counting calories by itself just isn’t enough when it comes to fitness, so why settle for an app that only takes care of that one component of the …

Real Life

Real Life is a magazine about living with technology. The emphasis is more on living. We publish one piece a day—essays, features, …

The Ultimate Adult's Guide to Snapchat

Before I begin, apologies are in order. To the 310 million monthly active Snapchat users, many of whom are in their teens and early 20s: Sorry, but …

Swarm launches Perks so you can get real-world rewards

For the last year, the team at Foursquare has been working relentlessly to turn Swarm into something fun. In many respects, checking in on Swarm is playing a game, and now the company is ready to reward you for your gameplay.<p>Today the company launched Swarm Perks and Swarm Challenges, both of which …

Four Square

Microsoft’s Sprightly app lets you create professional designs from your smartphone

Microsoft is taking on Adobe Spark Post and startups like Canva with its new app Sprightly, available today on iOS. Similar to its competitors, the app promises an easy way for smaller businesses to quickly create and design content like fliers, coupons, catalogs, price lists, e-cards and more, as …

Apps

Restaurant Customer Service And Technology: Chili's' Tableside (POS) And Mobile Approach

It’s a mistake to think that a waiter’s job is primarily to deliver food. This is one of the primary lessons I get across in my customer service training sessions for restaurant waitstaff: that waiting tables is a multifaceted art form that includes providing guests with feelings of recognition, …

17 Rules of Etiquette for On-Demand Apps

Most chores can now be outsourced with a few taps on your smartphone. But how do you take part in the on-demand revolution without becoming entitled and lazy?<p>I live about two blocks from a Trader Joes. It’s the only one in Brooklyn, so it feels as crowded as a Soviet market in there at times. But I …

Apps