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Flipboard: News for Any Topic
With an array of interests to discover and people to follow, Flipboard app has something for every individual. Right from news to technology, travel to photography, design, food, etc. the user can hav ea gamut of experiences. All a user needs to do is download the app, pick the preferred interests, and Flipboard will create a magazine for each.
The user can also make his or her customized magazines by collecting all the photos, stories, and videos, and collaborating them. One can also set the magazine to public or private, and create group magazines too to invite others to contribute.

With Flipboard in place, a user can do the following: Get quick access to your top 9 interests in the Home; Read, like and share stories on a variety of topics; Keep up with the news every day with The Daily Edition, a roundup of important stories you need to know; Get the latest news on important events with special magazines hand curated by our editorial team; Engage with other Flipboard community members that share your interests; Collect stories around specific themes and save them into personal magazines; Read stories from The Guardian, BBC, The Telegraph, Forbes, Wired UK, Condé Nast, Rolling Stone and many more top publications from around the world; and, Enjoy Flipboard in 25 local editions, including versions for Australia, Brazil, Turkey, India and China. Download and experience the difference.

Pocket
Pocket is an app that gives you a place to quickly save, discover, and suggest the most interesting stories available on the internet. The user can save for news for later read. If you’re heading for a meeting or travelling somewhere and you can’t really read the story or watch the video but you don’t want to miss out on it, then, save it to “Pocket”. Watch or read in later.

The next time you find an article, video or link you want to read or watch later, just save it to Pocket. The app syncs well with the phone, tablet, and computer, so the user can come back to it whenever and wherever he or she likes to, even when offline. Saving is easy and can be done from anywhere, computer, email, browser, Safari, Facebook, Twitter, Feedly, and Flipboard.

Its PLUS version has Unlimited storage; Tags to quickly get organized; Highlight important passages and revisit them in the future; Listen to your articles with Text-to-Speech; Save with one click using Pocket’s desktop browser extensions for Safari, Chrome, and Firefox.

VideoMeet: An Innovative App to connect
Data XGen Technologies has announced the launch of a free VideoMeet App which allows users to initiate and experience high-definition (HD), multi-point audio/ video collaboration without dedicated telecom networks. Even a phone without the sim card will work with the Wi-Fi internet and the adoption of this service does not entail any capital expenditure for the customers. The App can work on multiple devices – mobile phones, tablets, desktops, laptops and room systems and no one can join conference without an invitation.

There is a privacy layer and control over the room, if you join a user’s room you can answer the call to talk to him or her only after he or she initiates the call. There is no record / log on the server for the calls. All the conference calls are encrypted. The App can be useful for lectures, team managers and frequent travelers. Users need an email address to sign up with the following functionality such as Multi party conference for Audio, Multiparty conference with Video and Encrypted call. VideoMeet depends on internet connection and fully supported mobile data (4G/3G) and wifi.

BibMe™ is an automatic citation creator that supports MLA, APA, and Chicago formatting. Other styles are powered by Citation Style Language,
History
BibMe™ started in January 2007 as a student project in the Information Systems department of Carnegie Mellon University.
After a semester of development, bibme.org went live in May 2007. The website, caught the attention of students and educators alike, finding uses in the classroom setting. Our final year at school was spent improving and enhancing BibMe™. Although we have since graduated, we have continued updating BibMe™ to make it your comprehensive source for all citation services. BibMe™ has come a long way since its inception as an academic project, but we never forget about the students using our service and we are committed to keeping BibMe’s ™ core functionality free.
Additionally, BibMe™ has been honored with mentions among many other useful web applications:
* Inclusion in “100 Amazing Web Tools for Hobbyist Scholars”
* Inclusion in MakeUseOf.com’s “10 Web Tools to Save Your Butt in School”
* Selection as redOrbit’s “Red Hot Site of the Day” for Dec. 28, 2008
* Inclusion in collegestudentsrule’s “12 Super Web Apps For College Student Success In 2008” To know more, visit: www.bibme.org

Tumblr
Tumblr is a place to express yourself (through photos, GIFs, text, videos, live videos, audio, anything while one can also make his or her own GIFs and cover them in stickers and text); discover yourself (customize your Tumblr’s colors, fonts, layout, everything and follow topics that interests you); and bond with people (join millions of people in millions of communities across millions of #tags, Reblog, Start a private conversation, or simply follow).
Its performance varies from device to device. And, so far, it has 100,000,000+ users.

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Ankur Kalita