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Foursquare: No longer an English-only app!


Oh Foursquare.  I don’t understand. I just don’t. Can someone please explain to me why people want to announce where they’ve checked in? (For those of you who aren’t familiar with Foursquare, it’s an app that allows its users to check in to various locations, or friends can check you in – and you can earn badges and virtual points or something).

Maybe I’m just old-school, but I kind of value my privacy.  I don’t want people knowing where I am, what I’m doing, what I’m eating, where I’m going, who I’m dating, etc. But clearly I’m an odd-ball.

So exciting news Foursquarers! Foursquare now comes in Español, Deutsch, Italiano, Français, & Japanese (one language I don’t speak). I can appreciate polylingual apps.

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Poynt


Poynt” (pronounced: point) opens to a home screen that asks, “where can we poynt you today?”
PS Don’t you like how everything is a little *cutesy* name nowadays? Like poynt, woot, buzzd, joomla, yola, google, twitter, yahoo, weeby; & then we wonder why p30p13  +@lK  lyyK3 +HiS.

I like this app, overall. The icons swirl in a circle to reveal the following options: Restaurants, Gas Prices, Events, Map It, Business, People & Movies.

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SUPERBOWL Sunday 2011: Quick Picks


Superbowl 2011: Steelers V Packers

It’s that time again: Superbowl four-hundred-fifty-two (it kind of feels like that sometimes doesn’t it?)
Who’s going to win? Steelers (yes) or the Packers (God, I hope not otherwise I’m losing $5).

BB App Quick Picks:

Steelers fans can download, for FREE, a live-stream right/instant replay/what’s going on/I’m so far from the field I can’t even make out the teams**
(** You have to be at the actual stadium, at the Superbowl. I know) BUT! How cool is that? You can go to the bathroom, grab a beer, stand in an extraordinarily long line for a $10 hotdog & not miss a beat.

Packers fans can piss off their Steeler friends by downloading a Green Bay Packers theme to their BB. Now when you bust out your blackberry, people know what’s up. It’s the perfect complement to your cheese hat.

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Yelp, Top 25 BB app


Yelp App

Yelp, Top 25 BB app #1

I LOVE Yelp.com. Yelp.com is my boy! I yelped a moving company earlier this morning (you know when a website is bomb ass when it becomes a verb).

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Buzzd


Buzzd App

What is buzzd?  Well it’s supposed to be some sort of venue/”social”/city guide that helps you navigate the world around you.

The DL:
You have to let the app have access to your phone (it asks twice for two different things), which is to gather info about your whereabouts. So not necessarily the app for the privacy-prone.
I guess the *socialness* comes from the fact that you have to register for a screenname, and can upload a pic..

Truth be told, I’m not 100% what this app is. The website, buzzd.com looks pretty enough, but what is really going on?
Here’s what I’m guessing:

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