Apps & Software

Tasty Labs say their goal is to try and put “the useful back into social software” and they may be inching close to fulfilling it with their latest project, Human.io launched Friday.

Texting and driving has been taboo for over a decade since the ownership of mobile phones have continuously increased. According to surveys, over 100,000 car accidents a year are caused by a driver texting. Moreover, a recent AT&T Wireless survey suggests that 75% of teens consider it “common” for friends to text while driving.

Yes, LoveIt founders agree that their layout is familiar and to our expectation they say it is intentional but don’t raise any fingers, they have a great reason for it.

They say,” Because we’ve learned it’s an easy format for people to use.”

No fuss, TechZulu caught up with Ron LaPierre, Co founder and CEO LoveIt and we bet you will love it.

Facebook has done away with the old slow HTML 5 iOS app, introducing a new app which the Facebook says is twice as fast to the glory of its users on iPhone and iPad.

According to Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO on his Facebook wall he says

BMW’s ParkNow is an online mobile parking solution developed in partnership with Urban Mobility.

ParkNow debuts in September and will enable drivers pay for parking in advance, with guaranteed access and clearly defined rates, based on their personal preferences.

GraphEffect today unveiled the latest version of its social network for marketers with an open API for developers. GraphEffect is a collaboration platform for social marketers which had only been available to large marketing partners including American Express, Toyota, Estee Lauder, Clorox, and Samsung.

Goko, a new HTML5 games company based in Redwood City California is set to help game developers easily distribute and monetize social games. Goko was founded by Ted Griggs as CEO and Kevin Binkley as CTO.

Goko is backed by Redpoint Ventures and Aslop Louie Partners from whom it raised raised $8m in Series A funding.

Microsoft in December 2011 it released SkyDrive apps for Windows and iPhone. The two mobile apps have been used by almost 4 million people according to Microsoft. Four million is pretty impressive for two apps in just 8 months, however Microsoft is aiming higher; with expectations of SkyDrive serving a billion people or even more.

As IBM goes flash with its acquisition of Texas Memory Systems and the recent public launch of Data Collective for Big Data entrepreneurs DNA was the least expected move for storage.

A Harvard researcher says data can now be stored in human DNA devices with more capacity to store exploding quantities of digital data.

Who doesn’t like to save a little dough on texting? Well for those with limited texting plans anyway. The Hallo app from Developer Hallo, Inc. will allow you to do just that and much more. Compatible with the iOS and Android Hallo allows you to send quick voice messages privately to individuals and groups or publicly to followers within the app as well as to Facebook and Twitter.