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3 iPhone Lifestyle Apps to Indulge By – Shop, Relax & Read

3 Sep
You don’t have to sacrifice your favorite indulgences when you are on the go! We’ve got our favorite iPhone apps that you should be toting on your device.

1. Shop – Gilt Groupe

Make it easy to go out for lunch, for once! With the Gilt Groupe app, you won’t need to hover over your computer in the office. You can easily preview the sales, shop the styles, add to cart and securely check out. Oh… there is an alarm feature, so you can make sure you don’t miss the sale. [Download]

2. Relax – Spa Week

Spa Week is coming to the East coast in October and there’s an app for it. With this location-based tool, you can search for the nearest spa with $50 Spa Week specials, and browse through different treatments & photos. There is also a feature called “Deals of the Week” that will be rolled out November 1st with deals you can score aside from the $50 Spa Week treatments. [Download]

If you don’t have an iPhone, Spa Week is giving 10 away! Click here to enter.

3. Read – PopSugar

A sugar rush! Finally, an app for all occasions. Bury yourself in all the goodies the Sugar Inc. network provides — perfect for that long wait at the doc’s! The best part is the video feature, which opens within the app, so you won’t need to navigate away. For the latest and greatest in lifestyle and fashion news, definitely check out PopSugar mobile. [Download]

*All photos are screenshots taken by me!

The Sexiest Laptop in the World.

2 Sep

Samsung Bends The Edges Of Its New SF Notebook Range

She winks. Gives off a coy little giggle. She turns and you see the curves – oh those curves!…

Wait, this is a computer.

Samsung’s new SF laptop series is made with curves so as to lure you in. Seriously. It was “designed to draw ‘admiring advances’ thanks to its glossy exterior and curvaceous case”. Say what?

The great thing about this laptop (actually this may overshadow the design), is the battery life. Samsung says there’s enough room inside the SF’s battery to store 7.5 hours worth of workable electricity, with the juice powering your choice of i3 or i5 Intel Dual Cores. Samsung’s own “Express Charging Mode” reduces charging times to between two and three hours. The Samsung SF will be available for purchase in October! [Samsung]

Source: Gizmodo

Barbie Becomes Techy!

16 Jul

Every girl’s favorite doll, Barbie, takes on her 126th career change as a computer engineer. Donning pink glasses, a Bluetooth headset, binary code shirt and a laptop (a Mac?), Barbie can help inspire a new generation of girls today to hone into their computer skills and become part of this growing profession

“Girls who discover their futures through Barbie will learn that they – just like engineers – are free to explore infinite possibilities, and that their dreams can go as far as their imaginations take them,” said Nora Lin, President, Society of Women Engineers. “As a computer engineer, Barbie will show girls that women can design products that have an important and positive impact on people’s everyday lives, such as inventing a technology to conserve home energy or programming a newborn monitoring device.”

Geek chic is now the new cool. Barbie couldn’t have made a career change at a better time. With the world now focused on new technology startups and social media innovations, the opportunity for a girl engineer to make an impact is wide open.

Speaking of social media, meet Video Girl Barbie. She has taken on a role of video maker and will become a celebrity foursquare user for a scavenger hunt across the United States. The hunt starts on July 20th and a lucky winner in each touring city will get a chance to win Barbie Video Girl. She also uses Twitter to keep everyone posted on her travels.

This web savvy Barbie has a video camera built in through her necklace with a LCD screen behind the hood of her jacket. She comes with a pink USB cord and video editing software! This creation will encourage kids to literally get their feet wet in the video production career. Now I wish Barbie was this awesome when I was a kid!

Internet Week NY 2010

25 Jun

FINALLY catching up with Internet Week NY pictures, Tineey and I made our rounds at a couple events. Our first stop was a Digital Divas Mixer (which was excellent!). We then made our way to the Wix Lounge for a celebratory event, where Brandon Kreiss (Wix Director of Development) announced the development of the Wix Lounge – which Tineey and I will visit once it’s opened to give you all a sneek peek. The Wix event was the home of the “Wix Wall of Ideas” which can be found in the slideshow.

Last but certainly not least, Tineey and I made our way to a PepsiCo event where we met the wonderfully talented Cavaughn, a digital marketer. All in all, Internet Week was a great time! If you are in the NYC area and interested in the interwebs (who isn’t, really?), please be sure to make your way to Internet Week 2011. Maybe you’ll catch us Masque girls at our own event 😉

*Be sure to visit Tineey’s blog for the in-depth IWNY scoop!

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iOS4 Updating…

25 Jun

Apple released the update every fanboy and fangirl has been waiting for. The new 4.0 software promises many features we’ve been craving since the initial announcement. There are promises of over 100 new updates to the old operating system for the mobile device. Highlights of what can we expect…

MULTITASKING Now third party apps are able to run in the background, and the user will be able to easily switch between apps without disruption. This means Pandora will keep playing when you tap over to check your inbox.

FOLDERS Alas…organization! Easy drag and drop feature of apps into selected folders. It allows the iPhone to hold up to 2160 apps! (Unless you’ve jailbroken your phone, these features will amaze you)

iBOOKS The most exciting add-on feature to the software — no longer exclusive to the iPad. Just like the Kindle and the nook, now you can browse, shop and read your favorite titles on the handheld.

5x DIGITAL ZOOM + TAP TO FOCUS VIDEO Self explanatory. Investments in large clunky devices are no longer needed, unless you’re pro.

BLUETOOTH KEYBOARD Support. Yes, for whatever reason, when you need to write up an essay on your iPhone, you can now type with ease with the use of a physical keyboard. Sometimes desperate times calls for desperate measures.

This should hold me over until I get my hands on an iPhone4.

Ultra Chic St@tus Symbols

15 Jun

In this day and age, it’s all about networking. Wherever you go, you should always be ready to whip out a business card and tell someone to “keep in touch”, right?



What easier way to stay connected than with your Twitter account…around your neck.

twitter_necklace

Survival of the Hippest creates @TwitterID and #Hashtag jewelry pieces. Be the center of a conversation with a necklace, bracelet, keychain, anklet, tie clip, or pin.

A healthy combination of Techy and Glammy, I’m personally looking forward to a diamond encrusted @MsK_Brown in my near future. What about you?

Peekture Tour Inside Internet Week HQ

9 Jun

Internet Week NY is presented by sponsor Yahoo! The headquarters is filled with colorful and creative installation by Yahoo! and their collaborating companies. Inside the headquarters of Internet Week’s base are stations for different new online companies vying for your attention as well as established ones offering you a retreat from the events and conferences on schedule.

Southwest Airlines provides you with a charging station to refill your smartphone battery juices, and PepsiCo, treats their wayfarers to a snack & drink lounge over by the broadcast stage, where panel discussions are Livestream-ed. The Microsoft Expression section offers ultracool trendy lounge space, perfect for a quick nap or blog write up.

A trend? Plenty of cushy seats and outlets for attendees to plug in and chill out.

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Techy Chic for Internet Week

8 Jun

Who else is excited about the swarm of technology enthusiasts invading your city?

The week-long event started yesterday and the city that never sleeps can count on owning up to it for the next couple of days. And we’ve got our heels on and our gadgets in tow, ready to steal the show.

Official site: InternetWeekNY – Get your schedule and start attending!

Not in the best city in the world? You can still follow along with Livestream:

or…..

on Twitter and with hashtag #iwny

Best of all, the free iPhone app with Foursquare and IWNY’s Flickr integration. Its your own hub of information for everything Internet Week.

And of course, right here on MASQUE! A Techy girl’s dream – from the informational tech conferences to blogger meetups and tech boys – Internet Week is not to be missed.

Stay tuned for more updates on #iwny

Cheek’d Beta Launches – New Online Dating Game for the Coquette in You

28 May

Clever new dating website, Cheek’d allows you to play a real life game of “cat and mouse”.  After all, the best part about dating is the chase..

The user is armed with a set of intriguing black cards, with coy phrases like “I just put all my drinks on your tab” and “act natural, we can get awkward later” to slip in the pockets of the one she desires, but is either too shy or a bit too mischievous. The recipient is given directions to enter an unique code to unlock the mysterious admirer’s profile on the website, where he can contact her discreetly.

A set of 50 cards and one month’s subscription is $25, and should you choose to continue the service, only $9.95 each month thereafter.

Cheek’d is the brainchild of NYC entrepreneur, Lori Cheek, helping connect users to their love interests and avoiding missed connections.

Love Come to the iPad: SpeedDate.com Launches First the Dating App

15 May

SpeedDate iPad ScreenshotYesterday, speed dating site, SpeedDate, unveiled its iPad app downloadable for FREE on iTunes. The already popular app now is able to provide users higher photo quality, enhanced profile features, and introduction of a location-based service to assist you in finding singles around you, wherever you are.

The app allows you to use the touch functions of the iPad to swipe through profiles of your potential dates. The cutest part of the process is the ability to send “winks” to users you fancy. The best part of SpeedDate? No long term commitment! If you don’t like ‘em, move right on, like in speed dating in real life.

Don’t have an iPad? Love this app? No worries!

Starting today until May 28, SpeedDate will give away new iPads along with a full year subscription to its premium membership service to two lucky registered users, chosen at random. All you have to do is register an account on SpeedDate.com.

There is still an iPhone app available until you win that iPad 😉