If you live in New York or other major cities in the world without a car, then you know that car service or swift taxi service is where it’s at! Gett is the transportation app of the future – combining state-of-the-art technology with 24/7 superior customer service (overlooked by other taxi apps). In New York City, you can even find the Gett black car service. The Gett app (formally known as the Get Taxi app) is one tap between you and your ride, they even remember your favorite places so it only gets faster. Once you place your order – no phone calls necessary – you will be assigned a professional driver in a seconds!
There are many apps that can help you call, text and even track your taxi service and many of them even will give you a coupon code. But we’ve wrangled several coupon codes that will land you up to $100 in free taxi or car service with the Gett App below.
STEP 2: Next register (no credit card necessary to register)
STEP 3: Start collecting credits for free rides with these codes below:
“goe2013″ – $30 towards first Gett ride only
These codes have scored users up to $100 in free Gett taxi and car service and are limited so download the app and score your freebies today! (I just scored $100 in free rides that I plan on using later today!) For more info on the app visit Gettaxi.com.
Did you download the app yet? Share how much you racked up in savings below and if you’re using your “free rides” soon, let us know using #DDFreeRides (Sharing is caring!)
I will admit, ever since I picked up the iPhone 5s – I’ve been using the fingerprint scan technology for everything (and by everything, I really mean making iTunes store purchases and unlocking my phone). I guess I’m just one of many people that hate the tedious act of typing in a passcode to unlock their smartphone every five minutes. So you could imagine my surprise when I discovered the new Knock app. Knock is a combo iPhone/Mac app that lets users unlock their computer, simply by tapping on the phone screen.
The guys behind Square Wallet brings a type of human touch to technology and security. Knock was created by William Henderson and Jon Schlossberg. The two came up with the idea after realizing how much they both hated having to constantly unlock their computers. That type of human approach to security is something the two want to carry on with Knock. Knock works by pairing your computer (a 2011 or new MacBook Air or Mac mini, a 2012 or newer iMac or the upcoming Mac Pro) with your iPhone (iPhone 4S and later). Simply install, for $3.99, the Knock iPhone app, install the free Mac app from the Knock website and follow a few quick steps and you’re ready.
Knock works by using Bluetooth Low Energy, a technology that modern Macs and newer iPhones have. The two Knock apps create a secure connection with one another and when you “knock” on the screen of the phone, it transmits the unlock key to your Mac instantly.
Like Touch ID, Knock is one of those apps that really gives the average user no excuse notto use a password.
Would you use this new security shortcut? Is it worth the $3.99 price tag? Sound off below.
Have you ever wandered how you can take your cherished photos and make them into unique works of art? Emojify is the first and only app in the App Store which transforms photo pixels into emoticons, creating unique pictures. Transforming & recreating new images entirely with Emoji icons may sound too intense in theory but after taking a look at some of these “Emojif-ied” before and after photos, it makes you take a second look at these pop art inspired pics.
You can customise your images by varying the number of the icons used to render your pictures or by changing the contrast of the algorithm used. Share your creations via Facebook, Twitter, Weibo or Email. Emojify also exports up to 16 megapixels so that you can print them as posters and hang around your walls at home.
Not all photos come out amazing using Emojify, images like close-up portraits that have high contrast between light and shadows work particularly well, while photos of landscapes or ill-defined subjects tend to turn into an unrecognizable flurry of emoji.
Have a photo you’d like to Emojify? Buy the app for $.99 at the iTunes app store.
UPDATE ALERT! The Facebook for iOS update hit iTunes yesterday allowing users a few desktop options like editing posts and adding photos via their iOS device. Although the latest version doesn’t add a laundry list of updates to the Facebook app, there are a few app additives that are worth the click.
Facebook iOS update in a nutshell:
- Add photos and emoticons to your comments.
- Edit your posts and comments through the app (Note: a label indicating that the post has been edited will appear).
- Access privacy shortcuts by simply tapping the lock by your name on the main menu.
A universal app designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini, Facebook can be downloaded now in the App Store for free.
The last update to the social networking app came right after the official introduction of iOS 7 in September. Version 6.5 of the app brought a new menu bar for users of the latest version of iOS.
What do you think? Will you be downloading the latest Facebook iOS update today?
By now, you’ve probably heard of all the great features, benefits & widgets that one of the best smartphone options to date has. The Samsung Galaxy s4 has superior camera quality and access to almost any app ever created but did you know that you could be missing out on one of the greatest apps that’s living on your S4 right now?
If you hate fumbling with multiple remote controls while watching movies at home, why not consolidate and use the smart device that’s always at your fingertips?
The Samsung WatchON app represents the ultimate entertainment companion. You can watch whatever you want, on the device you want, anywhere in your home or on the go. You can search, discover, explore, and access what’s on live TV, and on-demand movies and TV shows – across multiple video-on-demand providers. It is so smart that it actually recommends TV shows and movies just for you. And the more you watch, the smarter it gets. As your personal preferences take shape, Samsung WatchON offers you recommendations inspired by your viewing history. Clearly I’m watching a lot of Sex and the City during my off time and now, anytime an episode is on or the movie is coming up, I’m constantly in the know via the WatchON app.
With WatchON, you can search, discover, explore, and access entertainment across multiple content providers – all from a single location. Forget the days of bouncing between different video apps and live TV Samsung WatchON brings it all together for you in one place. Start watching a show on your smartphone and continue watching it on your tablet or tv without a hitch… if you haven’t tapped into the power of your WatchON app now’s the time to give it a try.
Disclosure: I’ve been provided the Samsung Galaxy S4 by Verizon Wireless for review, all experiences and opinions expressed are my own. Please note that I often tweet using #VZWBuzz – VZWBuzz tweets include a 24/7 conversation and a Friday mobile lifestyle Twitter chat with an emphasis on providing information and education about devices, apps and tools useful to consumers. While the hash tag is sponsored by Verizon Wireless, the opinions I express tagged #VZWBuzz are my own.
Now more than ever, there are lifestyle enhancing gadgets to help anyone take control of their diet & exercise. Thanks to the good folks at Verizon Wireless, I got the chance to discover one of the most popular lifestyle gadgets on the market to date, the Jawbone UP™. UP™ is a system that takes a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle. The wristband tracks your movement, sleep habits and so much more. The app displays your lifestyle data, allowing you add things like meals, mood and delivers insights that keep you moving forward.
I should probably disclose that I have been absolutely obsessed with my Jawbone UP™ for several months now, (after all, it made it into D&D’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide so it has to be big, right?) Ever since I discovered that not only does it monitor your daily steps like a pedometer and monitors your sleep patterns, but it can also be utilized to take your diet, gym visits & more into account to help you discover improvements to live your best life.
The Jawbone UP™ uses Motion X technology which when paired with the accompanying app for your iOS or Android device gives you a completely new outlook on maintaining an active & healthy lifestyle. Track your weight, map your bike rides, access extensive food libraries and more, and that data will be seamlessly integrated into your UP feed, lifeline and trends. You can also view detailed UP sleep, movement, food and mood data within selected apps to make those experiences even better.
You can easily integrate this motion monitoring wristband into your everyday life. UP™ was designed to fit seamlessly in people’s lives. Real life. It’s a thoughtful combination of engineering and design, custom-made for how we live. UP is both flexible and strong. Sometimes UP needs to slide smoothly under sleeves or bend to accommodate an active lifestyle. Other times it has to be strong enough to stand up to a snowball fight without a problem (or more likely, a few thousand showers). Day and night, UP is right there with you.
Lithium-ion polymer battery
Up to 10 days of use between charges
USB charging cable—fully charges in 80 minutes
Sensor & Interface
Precision motion sensor
Single push-button interface
Vibrating motor for notifications
iOS 5.1 or greater
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later
See full list of compatible devices
Materials & Care
Medical-Grade, Hypoallergenic TPU rubber
In the box
Quick start guide
USB charging cable
If you’re wondering how the Jawbone UP™ can help you, I can attest that since using the Jawbone UP™ for review, I’ve noticed an increased effort to get adequate sleep (experts suggest at least 8 hours of sleep each night) and efforts to achieve above average physical activity (its suggested that users walk an average of 10,000 steps a day — I have of a goal of 15,000 steps or 7 miles daily.) Of course this wristband won’t instantly make you into a superhero but it definitely serves as a reminder to make better lifestyle choices regarding sleep, exercise and eating each and every day.
How would you like to win your very own Jawbone UP™ and start your journey to living your best life? Visit DivasandDorks.com on Monday to learn some helpful tips & tricks for using your Jawbone UP™ a chance to win a Jawbone UP™ of your own.
Disclosure: Please note that I often tweet using #VZWBuzz – VZWBuzz tweets include a 24/7 conversation and a Friday mobile lifestyle Twitter chat with an emphasis on providing information and education about devices, apps and tools useful to consumers. While the hash tag is sponsored by Verizon Wireless, the opinions I express tagged #VZWBuzz are my own.
If you love beauty products, but hate the trial and error process or wasting countless bucks on products that don’t work for you – I’ve got news for you! Join me at INGLOT’S Pro Studio and Artist Lounge to celebrate the launch of the new INGLOT Virtual Makeover mobile app! Inglot makeover app
Inglot makeover app
The new INGLOT virtual makeover for iPad and iPhone allows you to experiment and create exciting new looks using INGLOT cosmetics famously vibrant color palette. Not only can you let your imagination run wild, but you can save yourself the agony of never having buyers remorse ever again. Simply upload your photo and try INGLOT colors directly onto your picture. Virtual color detection makes foundation matching easy and you can eve build your a custom selected Freedom palette of color.
Inglot makeover app
Want a chance to test out the app and get an accompanying makeover of your dreams? Join me on June 4th for the official INGLOT virtual makeover app launch in NYC! We’ll have makeover competitions, music, treats and great prizes including gift cards, beauty bags and more!
Space is limited and we can only accommodate the first 50 reader RSVPs today. If you’re in the NYC area and would like to attend, send your name with Subject: INGLOT Makeover App Launch via email to INGLOTstudioNYC@InglotUSA.com.
Inglot makeover app
See you there!
Looking for a little entertainment while you’re waiting in Drive Thru? Need to garner a few giggles from the kids while waiting for Happy Meals? If you’re ever in need a smile to break up your day, the new McDonald’s Mouth Off app will undoubtedly make you smile, giggle and sing “Fishy, Fishy!”
Following the release of the catchy “Fishy Fishy” tune heard in Fish McBites commercials nationwide, McDonald’s has taken the jingle “under water” with the launch of MouthOff McDonald’s. Developed by Us Two, MouthOff™ partnered with McDonald’s to create an infectiously fun mobile application that allows users to share fish fun with friends and family through Facebook and Twitter social media platforms.
With over 107,000 downloads, this free mobile app is designed for Apple and Android users, MouthOff McDonald’s allows users to choose a variety of fish mouths, such as Frankie the Fish or a puffer fish to sing along with the “Fishy Fishy” tune. Those who want to do more than just jam to the beat, can also log onto www.mcdonalds.com/fishmcbites to mix and share their own “Fishy Fishy” jingles.
Checkout McDonald’s national commercial featuring the new McDonald’s Mouth Off app and a few infectiously funny “Fishy Fishy” videos on YouTube below.
Have you tried the new McDonald’s Fish McBites yet? Are you Ba-da-da-da-daaaaa lovin it?
She’s your date night diva, your knight in shining armor and your go to girl for a night on the town – she’s your babysitter, (aka your nanny, childcare provider and sanity savior.) Anyone who knows a babysitter or nanny they think deserving of the title, “America’s Top Sitter,” can nominate that person through Sittercity’s Facebook page. The grand prize winner will receive $5,000 in cash, and nine finalists will each receive a $100 SpaFinder gift card.
The deadline for nominations for Sittercity’s America’s Top Sitter contest is Feb. 26th 2013 (11:59 p.m. EST). Nominating your favorite sitter is easy! All you have to do is write a brief essay of up to 200 words that highlights the sitter’s experience/knowledge, dependability, creativity and commitment/flexibility. You can even upload a photo if you like to, but it is optional. (All photos and descriptions will be viewable on Sittercity’s Facebook page.) Once the finalists are selected, members of the Facebook community will have from March 5 to March 15 to vote for the winner. The babysitter or nanny with the most votes will win the $5,000 grand prize and title of “America’s Top Sitter.” The winner will be announced on March 20.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
Timbre. – It is the character or quality of a musical sound or voice as distinct from its pitch and intensity. It is also the name of an app, developed by Intrepid Dev, that gives users a list of concerts based on their location. Discover how the Timbre app can help you score those hard to find tickets near you. If you’re an iPhone user who loves live music, I’d say give the Timbre app a download today – discover why below…
How it works: Tap the Timbre icon. With that tap, the app finds your location and compiles a list of events near by. Once you get your list and find an artist of interest, users can click on their name, listen to a snippet of their music and get directed to SeatGeek, where their can purchase to the concert at the selected venue on their selected date. Timbre can search between a 1- and 50-mile radiuses. You can also use the search bar to browse events in other locations. This is a great feature for Divas who travel.
According to a piece on Fast Company, Intrepid Dev CEO Mark Kasdorf says the app development firm is planning to expand the app to do even more. One of these new features will be a map that will show all of the nearby venues.
With the hype surrounding Sunday’s 55th Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony, Timbre created a list of category nominees. Using the app, I looked up some of them to see if they had concerts any time soon. Here are events on the east and west coast happening over the month featuring Grammy-nominated artists.
Pink at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 16th, 2013. Buy tickets.
Maroon 5 at Madison Square Garden in New York on February 16th, 2013. Buy tickets.
Alicia Keys and Miguel at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on March 12th, 2013. Buy tickets.
Are there any other mobile apps you can use to buy concert tickets?
Have you tried Timbre? Still looking for Beyonce tickets? Maybe you should give Timbre a try…