Zite adds user profiles to their app—Everyone can have their own view of the news

Sybil_profile_box2_610x278

Zite for iPad—born in Vancouver through research at UBC and now owned by CNN—is one of those “best of breed” apps that makes keeping up with the news nearly painless. Except if you have lots of people using your iPad. So while you might be interested in all things Mac your spouse might what to […]

Vancouver’s Zite scooped up by CNN—Welcome to the new era of news

Photo Aug 30, 11 39 05 AM

It was rumored last week during the GROW conference, but today it’s been confirmed. Vancouver-based Zite has been acquired by CNN (Techvibes and RWW) for a rumored $20–25 million. Beyond kudos to the developers (who came out of UBC), I think this affirms what I’ve thinking for sometime—apps like Zite, Summify, and Flipboard might very […]

Glassboard—A new private sharing mobile app with potential

Photo Aug 29, 10 02 13 PM

Don’t you think it’s just a mite ironic that nary a year after Mark Zuckerberg tried to convince us that privacy wasn’t terribly important and that people should get used to just sharing everything, we have a raft of apps that do the exact opposite? From Google+ to other “group messaging apps” people what to […]

Wine Guru Makes Picking a Wine Easier

Photo Aug 10, 2 01 45 PM

Unless you happen to be a sommelier (or sommelier-savant), picking a good wine for a meal can be tricky. Oh sure, we all have our favs, but what if you’re in a restaurant and it doesn’t have your favs? Right, problem. If you have an iPhone, there is a made-in-BC solution that just might help […]

Skyfire VideoQ Brings Flash Movies to iOS

Photo Jul 28, 11 43 19 AM

If other tablet makers are to believed, all of us with iOS devices are wringing our hands that our devices can’t play Flash-based movies. Now, myself I don’t really find myself missing Flash for movies very often (websites built in Flash are an abomination all of their own, but that’s a different post), but there […]