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An App for That

An App for That

Meet HomeSlice, An App That Will Make Living With a Roommate Easier

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The time is coming when millions of college kids are about to take on new roommates, and if it’s their first time, they’ve got some mean surprises in store. They’re going to eat all of the food without asking, leave the bathroom a disgusting mess, and have sex loudly no matter if their roommate is home or not.

Luckily, now there’s an app that helps co-living virgins deal with all of the awkwardness involved with rooming with someone who was, let’s say “brought up differently.” HomeSlice is a command center for new roommates that helps manage their new living situation so they don’t have to resort to awkward, post-meltdown conversations. Read More

An App for That

Uber Is Delivering Air Conditioners This Weekend To New York’s Laziest

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Ah, the first days of summer, when haven’t installed your air conditioner, and therefore spend days and days sweating through bed sheets until you can’t take it anymore. But maybe it’s not that you’re too lazy to drag your AC out from the floor of your closet — maybe you don’t even own an AC.

In that case, Uber has you covered. For the next three weekends, Uber is teaming up with product design company Quirky to deliver air conditioners to New Yorkers to help promote Aros, Quirky’s new smart air conditioner. You just punch in the code UberCOOL into the Uber app you already have, and pony up $300. Read More

An App for That

Tech Solves Another Minor Problem with Lock-Screen Customizing ‘Cover’

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Get ready to be wowed by the power of modern technology to solve very minor pain points: TechCrunch reports that a company called Cover has just raised a $1.7 million seed investment from First Round Capital. Designed explicitly for Android by former Googlers, it’s an app that customizes your lock screen with the apps you’re most likely to want at any given time and place.

The app is like a Google Now for your mobile OS, serving up Google Maps when you’re in the car but Netflix when you’re hungover in bed. TechCrunch breathlessly reports that, “Cover’s ‘Peek’ feature is the fastest way to open apps I’ve ever seen. Start pulling an app icon to the right and the lockscreen slides away to reveal the app’s innards as if it was open all along.” Read More