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ZDNet App Wrap: 22 August 2011

There are always cool new apps coming out, so it's hard to keep up. ZDNet Australia brings you a taste of some of the apps that have surfaced or been updated recently.
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Radian6

Price: Free
Platform: iOS (iPhone)

Radian6 mobile allows users to monitor social media conversation around their brand. They can open a summary stack to see what customers are saying on social networks, and see whether it's positive or negative. Users can also join in the conversation from the app.

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Deloitte Leadership Academy for BlackBerry PlayBook

Price: Free
Platform: BlackBerry

The Academy app provides access to parts of the Deloitte Leadership Academy, an education program to help executives develop leadership skills and connect with business leaders. This app allows you to sample some of the video content (featuring lectures and interviews of topics, such as setting strategic direction) on the PlayBook. The content comes from business schools, thinkers and CEOs from around the world.

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Tawkon

Price: Free
Platform: Jailbroken iOS (iPhone), BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7, Android

Mobile phone radiation is the subject of much debate, but, if you want to take as few chances as possible, Tawkon may be worth a look. It says it uses RRI (Real-time Radiation Indication) patent-pending technology, although what that technology is, is unclear. According to Tawkon, the app measures your phone's specific absorption rate (SAR) levels, network coverage, location, environmental conditions and phone usage, and will give you an easy-to-read display showing how much radiation your phone is emitting at any given time. It will also alert you when radiation increases.

Android users, bear in mind that although you may be able to download the app from the Market, your device may still not be supported. Go to the Tawkon website to check device compatibility before you download an app you can't use.

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Contact Center Advisor Mobile Version

Price: Free
Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad)

Contact Center Advisor (Mobile Edition) extends the Contact Center Advisor product from the Genesys Advisor Performance Management suite to mobile, allowing managers to see key performance indicators on the go. Indicators include inbound and outbound call volume, talk time and service quality performance. Metrics are available as a real-time snapshot or as summaries of the last five minutes, 30 minutes or current day.

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The Ultimate Drive

Price: Free
Platform: iOS (iPhone), Android

Your navigation app may show you the fastest or most fuel-efficient way to get where you are going, but does it show you the most fun route? BMW's Ultimate Drive app for Android and iPhone lets users search for, create and share their favourite driving routes. The navigation app is less about how to get where you're going and more like a travel guide for Sunday drives.

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Rand Technology

Price: Free
Platform: iOS (iPhone), Android

Rand Technology enables access to the company's real-time part search and online request processing. Users can search for parts, submit requests for quotes, track orders and contact the company.

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(Credit: Room 77)

Room 77

Price: Free
Platform: Android

This one's for you globetrotters out there. If you're looking for the best places to stay, Room 77 will let you browse a database of over 500,000 rooms in thousands of hotels around the world, so that you can make a quick decision on whether to accept the room offered by the hotel or request a particular room. It will match you to rooms based on your preferences, and will show you a bunch of information, such as floor maps, a virtual view from the window, insider hotel tips and user-submitted photos. You can also help fellow travellers by submitting your own photos.

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Box

Price: Free
Platform: BlackBerry, Android

This app allows users to manage files from their PlayBook or Android phone or tablet — sharing files, sending big files and accessing content. If users pay to upgrade to Box Business, they can collaborate with shared workspaces and sync files to their PC for offline access.

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