Refresh App

Cull relevant data from contacts, calendars and social media to better prepare you for future meetings

Though many think Googling someone on the way to an interview is effective enough, a more useful aid in last-second research is Refresh, a new app for iDevices. The app connects to your calendar and contacts, features a notes section for pre- and post-meeting thoughts and—most importantly—aggregates additional information from a range of social media and profile-based sites (like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) to present …

Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information

Visually harnessing the power of digital information in Manuel Lima's new book

In our multimedia-saturated times, the way we experience information constantly shifts. Using Google to instantly settle a debate or Facebook-stalking exes are just a couple common examples of the type of purely contemporary phenomena resulting from the ways digital formats have replaced traditional platforms. Another natural offshoot, the wash of infographics and meme-driven charts, also reflects growing obsessions with these vast quantities of facts and …

Boxee for iPad

New software streams all your favorite videos to your iPad

Adding to their suite of streaming video utilities, Boxee recently released the Boxee for iPad application, introducing massive potential for streamlining online video experiences. Designed for all iPad users, the app consolidates all sources for online video into one location with three separate pipelines—Friends, Watch Later and Featured (edited by Boxee). With the ability to link to Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr, it automatically populates your …