ZDNet App Wrap: May 6, 2013

ZDNet App Wrap: May 6, 2013

Summary: This week, the App Wrap looks at Google Search, Facebook Beta, Qantas, Google Keep, Location Alert, ClipNote Special, rediATM Finder, and Field Guide to Pest Animals of Australia.

TOPICS: AppWrap, Apps

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    Facebook Beta

    Platform: Windows Phone 8

    Price: Free

    Facebook is going beyond "Metro" with its latest app refresh, ditching the standard Windows Phone look for one that is more at home on iOS or Android.

    And when I say Facebook, I actually mean Microsoft. A glance at the apps page will reveal that this app is being credited to Redmond, not the social giant.

    An interesting development, as is the fact that this app is restrcited currently to only Windows Phone 8.

    Loyal Windows Phone users, this app is not for you. Sorry.

  • (Image: Qantas)


    Platform: iOS

    Price: Free

    Qantas' flagship app for iOS received an update last week, and it looks far better than before.

    The app has the ability to search and book flights, has integration with Passbook, can check flight status, and has price alerts.

    If you fly Qantas regularly, this app looks like a must-have.

  • (Image: Google)

    Google Keep

    Platform: Chrome

    Price: Free

    Although this isn't an "app" in the mobile-centric sense of the word, adding Google Keep to Chrome is rather app-like.

    This app opens a window in Chrome that deals only with Keep items, and they remain available offline as well.


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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