Boycott Monsanto with this Shopping App

forbes-mzl.kqdblwad.640x960-751-200x300Buycott Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart
‘…Burner created a mock interface for her app, but that’s as far as she got. She was waiting to find the right team to build out the back end, which could be complicated given often murky corporate ownership structures.

‘She wasn’t aware that as she delivered her Netroots speech, a group of developers was hard at work on Buycott, an even more sophisticated version of the app she proposed…’
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Computer Manufacturers Are Paid to Make Your Laptop Worse
An alternative to planned obsolescence?

‘If you’ve ever purchased a new laptop and found yourself spending minutes watching the bloatware load every time you power on your laptop, you can probably understand why so many people buy Macs.

‘We geeks may know how to deal with bloatware, but the average computer buyer is getting stuck with a laptop made worse by its manufacturer…’
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Why every smartphone user should have a panic button on their phones
How one woman’s abduction led to the Watch Over Me app

Whether you’re going for a run, walking to your car, walking home, taking a cab, or meeting someone for the first time, all you have to do is let the app know and it’ll watch over you throughout your event. If you fail to check-in safely once you’re done, Watch Over Me will do 3 things:

Automatic Alerts – Send an alert out to your emergency contacts via SMS, email, or Facebook
GPS Tracking – Provide your emergency contacts with your most recent location via GPS
Real-time recording – Turn on your iPhone’s camera + audio recording functions to let your loved ones know what’s going on.
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Keep In Touch with your Toddlers easily with 1stfone
1stfone is a credit card-sized mobile device designed for children aged 4 to 9 as an alternative to the smartphone, which may not be suitable for kids that young. While the 1stfone has no screen, internet access or texting capability, it does have customizable buttons and can be programmed with important numbers so that children can keep in touch with the people they need.

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