ZDNet App Wrap: April 8, 2013

ZDNet App Wrap: April 8, 2013

Summary: Heading into the App Wrap this week are Twitter, Lync 2013, Optus Mobile Security, Perl.doc, Zoho Projects, SOS iAlert, Litecoin Wallet, and Mi-PIE.

TOPICS: AppWrap, Apps

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    Litecoin Wallet

    Platform: Android

    Price: Free

    Bitcoin is so passe, if you want to get on the ground floor of another virtual currency, then Litecoin may be your ticket.

    This app is meant to be able to send payments through NFC and also via QR-codes, but the camera functionality is suspect. Another problem is that the blockchain can take days to sync.

    But that's all part of the price of getting in on the ground floor of the next virtual currency that will free us from our corporate and governmental overloads, isn't it?

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    Platform: iOS

    Price: Free

    Are you in Dorrigo? Do you need a pie? Then this app is absolutely for you!

    So maybe the trendiest food blogueurs are dismissive of the humble meat pie, but clearly it's what the people want. How else do you explain the explosion of Pie Face "cafes" appearing all over the place?

    One of the selling points of this app is that, while its pie coverage is sparse, it has mostly bakeries. Franchisees need not apply, and that makes us judge this app at three and a half dollops of tomato sauce.

Topics: AppWrap, Apps


Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining CBS as a programmer. After a Canadian sojourn, he returned in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia, and is now the Australian Editor of ZDNet.

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