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iEvolve is a self-improvement app helping users find their shadow so they can turn into someone more positive

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Can an app on your phone make you a better person? That’s the goal of the new self-improvement app iEvolve from Mohsin Ehsan. It aims to help its users “Defeat The Darkness Within”. I think we can all agree that’s a great goal, but you’re probably wondering how it works. iEvolve is designed to help you become more aware of negative behaviors and thoughts that occur to you automatically. In order to improve ourselves we have to know where we’re falling short of the kind of person that we want to be.

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Family Orbit is a parental control app to protect your kids online

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Social media and other online and digital activities and forms of communication are a part of the lives of kids more and more each day. Many of them have their own devices, and connection to a whole world of information and influences. Parents are still learning to navigate the treacherous waters of allowing their children certain freedoms, conveniences, and access to these powerful resources while still protecting them from all the inherent dangers. Family Orbit, a new and comprehensive parental control app, may be exactly what they need. This app can run on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch and Android phones and tablets, and it has a vast array of features that allow parents to monitor their children’s on-device habits. Family Orbit allows you to oversee who you child talks to on the phone, the content of their text messages, the websites that they visit, and allows you to view their photos. You can track the location of your child and view a history of where they have been. It also allows you to create safety zones, and you will receive a notification if your child leaves that zone. You can even set it up to notify you if your child is speeding.…

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Spiceraq allows friends and family to rent and enjoy dining space: Interview with co-founder Aaron Vennard

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SpiceRaQ is a new service that hopes to solve the dinner party space conundrum for big city dwellers. So often metropolis living comes with the compromise of a smaller apartment where the possibility of hosting friends for dinner is an impossible task. Thoughts of “Where will everyone sit?” and “My place is a mess” strike fear into the mind of any party planner. Restaurants should be the easy alternative, but the prospect of lounging after a meal in the company of friends is never really an option when the check arrives shortly after the last bite. And this is where SpiceRaQ comes in, providing both the space and time to enjoy a meal with friends. How was Spiceraq born? Having lived in New York for five years, I know that having space and time to relax and catch up with friends is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. New York can feel like a battle sometimes whether it be trying to get a drink at the bar or waiting in line for a restaurant reservation. Coupled with living in a studio apartment, I was never really going to have friends over for dinner. There just has…

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Freshbooks is an easy accounting and invoicing app that helps small businesses

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FreshBooks app allows small business owners to work anywhere on-the-go by invoicing, recording expenses, tracking time and getting paid quickly. FreshBooks empowers you to work smarter, not harder, to give more control to entrepreneurs with ease. It puts precious moments back in your day and helps you identify opportunities to be more productive and efficient. Getting started with FreshBooks is simple. No experience with accounting software is necessary and in just seconds you can create professional looking invoices. Plus you’ll be able to manage your expenses with ease, track your time and collaborate with team members and clients. You’ll gain insights that’ll take your business to the next level, and get paid fast – while never having to leave FreshBooks. It’s all here for you in one smart accounting suite. For more information visit FreshBooks.com FreshBooks is available for iOS devices from the Apple App Store and Android devices from Google Play. 

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Goddess with a Blade is a Book Series by Lauren Dane about a kick-ass vampire hunter

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Lauren Dane is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over fifty novels and novellas across several genres. Writing stories since she was able to use a pencil, she’s now shares what she writes with others. Her latest series, Goddess with a Blade, is an epic urban fantasy book series about a  vampire slayer Rowan Summer. Rowan Summerwaite is no ordinary woman. Physical vessel to the Celtic Goddess Brigid and raised by the leader of the Vampire Nation, she’s a supercharged hunter with the power to slay any vampire who violates the age-old treaty. A recent string of murders has her at odds with Las Vegas’s new Scion, the arrogant and powerful Clive Stewart. The killings have the mark of Vampire all over them, and Rowan warns Clive to keep his people in line, or she’ll mete out her own brand of justice. Though her dealings with Clive are adversarial to say the least, Rowan is intensely aware of her attraction to him. But she can’t let it distract her from her duty, to find and battle the killer before more women die. “She spun then, eyes narrowed, mouth set in body in the middle of nowhere. Animals…

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Interview with Boom Connections App Creator: Sharing Family Memories is Easy Through Private Social Media

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Boom Connections has simplified social media for family and friends looking for an easy and discreet way to stay in touch during this new age of social media. Developed in Australia by Nick Cartledge, the app (available for iOS and Android) allows family and friends to stay connected with complete anonymity to the outside world. Boom Connections is a game changer for family members who don’t like the trappings of public mainstream social media, but want to be able to keep up with the family. Regardless of age or technical ability, It’s the perfect solution to connecting those disconnected members of the family who have been left out of the social media revolution either because they don’t want a public profile or find it all too difficult. The app allows a person to follow any or all their family members who are on public social media, but receive their posts in a private and filtered environment. Boom Connections also offers a simple alternative for those who are already on social media sites looking for a simpler way to stay in touch by reducing the information they need to wade through to follow their family or close friends, thanks to the minimalist approach of the app’s design. Many…

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Interview with author of The War Stories Chronicles: Addictarium Nicole D’Settēmi on overcoming addiction & mental illness

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“The War Stories Chronicles is a compilation of memoirs, journals, poetry books and other creative pieces that share my story of over-coming addiction and mental illness.” Visionary Award Winner, Nicole D’Settemi is a bestselling Amazon author who resides in Hudson Valley, New York with her long-time partner and fellow artist, Miguel. Raised in Niagara Falls, a small town bordering Canada, Nicole has always been a self-described poetic, nomadic and creative soul. At six, she wrote her first philosophical poems and was selected for the city-wide project “Young Authors Club.” “I am an enthusiast of a variety of artistic mediums, but consider writing my number one form of art,” Nicole explains. “Everything else is just an extension of that passion and creative outlet.” In her late twenties she began writing novels and published her first literary fiction memoir Addictarium last year; her first instalment in The War Stories Chronicles. The series is a compilation of memoirs, journals, poetry books and other creative pieces that share her story of over-coming addiction and mental illness. Addictarium chronicles her story of years spent in a therapeutic community recovering from heroin addiction, mental and emotional illness. The book also shows her restoration from creative despair that caused a deep and darkening depression.…

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