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This App Lets You Secretly Leave Annoying Group Texts

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Is there anything more annoying than being stuck in a group text about your second cousin’s bridal shower, and getting updated every time someone sends a message debating the pros and cons of bridal bingo? No. There is not.

Thankfully, there’s a new solution for that: GroupXiT, an app that lets you stealthily remove yourself from group texting threads you’re no longer interested in. Additionally, if there’s a person in the conversation who’s really annoying you — maybe someone’s using way too many wedding-themed hashtags — the app also lets you stop seeing their messages in the thread on your phone. Read More

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Are You On The List? App Keeps Unwanted Guests Out of Parties

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Parties are fun, but getting past a phalanx of publicists and event planners can be quite a production, even for people with invitations.

Swiss startup founder David Becker realized this when he was throwing a party to fête one of his products in 2008.

“We had 1,000 people on the list and couldn’t get them in fast enough,” Mr. Becker told Betabeat. “We had stacks and piles of paper. The problem is always the same … the paper guest list.” Read More

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New App ‘Dumbstruck’ Captures Reactions To Your Texts

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This week we came across Dumbstruck, a new app that lets you send photo messages to your friends—and then watch videos of their actual reactions. Suddenly there’s a lot more pressure riding on that bikini mirror shot, huh?

Dumbstruck was founded by Michael Tanski and Peter Allegretti at their Albany-based mobile app idea lab, Doctored Apps. It launched at the end of December 2013, and has since attracted tens of thousands of users, according to Joe Masciocco, who heads up strategy for the app. Read More

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Rap Genius Launches Shazam-esque Lyrics App

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Fresh off the Christmas Day SEO snafu that had Google leaving their site for dead (to Google’s own detriment), the guys of Rap Genius have launched an app.

The app, called Genius, connects to users’ iPhone music players, allowing them to read and annotate lyrics while listening to songs. A button allows users to get the lyrics for what they’re listening to, or the songs in their iTunes Library. Read More

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Cameo Will Now Let You Convince Your Parents You’re A Professional Videographer

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Last October marked the launch of Cameo, an app that lets you edit your crappy, amateur smartphone footage into high-def, professional-quality videos, and share them with your friends and followers. The app has reported big success in its first three months of life, proving that maybe there’s actually a market for videos that aren’t just shaky thirty-second shots of cats freaking out over printers. Read More

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New App Aims to Make Splitting the Restaurant Bill Less of a Nightmare

Dash works at more than 25 bars and restaurants in NYC.

Look, everyone wants to spring for dinner with friends instead of hemming and hawing, item by item, over what each person owes. But chances are you simply don’t have the wherewithal (especially if you’re shirking your work duties to read this blog post).

A new app called Dash, not to be confused with the venerable Kardashian-owned boutique, promises to fix that problem. It recently launched at more than 25 venues throughout Manhattan, and is fully integrated with restaurants’ computer systems, meaning users can keep track of their bill while they’re ordering. Read More