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Find Pets That Look Just Like the Ones You Had Before with PetMatch

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What do you look for in a pet? Some consider looks above all else, while others take note of activity level and the specific needs of the breed before making a choice. If you’re of the same mind with the former, then you’ll find the PetMatch app useful. It promises to help you find a pet that looks just like the one you had in mind. You could even use it to find a pet that looks like your old pet before he died and went to heaven.

All you have to do is fire the app up and upload a picture of your desired pet or of your pet that just passed on, and the app will do the rest. SuperFish, the parent company behind PetMatch, explains: “Our sophisticated algorithms (and our registered patents) allow us to analyze every picture and provide similar and near identical images in real time — no text tags, no human involvement.” Once a match is found, the app will send you info on where you can fetch your new companion.

You can download the app on iTunes.

[ PetMatch ] VIA [ C|NET ]

Got Extra Food? Share It With Others Via the Ratatouille App

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Got some stuff in your fridge that you want to give away? Perhaps you’re going on a trip soon, but still have a lot of produce and fresh food in the pantry. Or maybe you’re thinking of changing your diet and have food that you won’t be eating anymore as part of that change. Don’t throw everything down the garbage disposal or let them rot and go to waste.

Give your food away instead to people who might need or want them. That’s exactly what you can do with Ratatouille, where you start by uploading an inventory of the stuff you currently have and want to get rid of.

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Going, Going, Gone: Auction Off On-Street Parking Spots With MonkeyParking

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Good parking spots are hard to find these days. So much so that some people are willing to fork over money to secure a parking spot. Case in point: the MonkeyParking app, which lets people auction off and bid on prime on-street parking spots in San Francisco. The interface is simple enough: just type in your current location, list your spot on MonkeyParking, and wait for someone to bid on your spot. If someone else does want your spot, drive away as they’re driving in to your parking space and wait for the money to be wired to your bank account.

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PareUp Pairs Restaurants With Customers Who Want to Buy Leftovers

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On one hand, we’ve got people going to sleep on empty stomachs. On the other, we’ve got restaurants throwing away leftovers (AKA perfectly good food) every day when it’s time to close up. It’s unfortunate, but that’s just how things work–or is it? Aiming to change this, even on a small scale, are the folks behind PareUp.

It’s an upcoming app that will let diners “pair up” with participating retailers and restaurants that will be selling their leftovers at discounted prices.

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RunPee App Lets You Know When to Run and Pee During a Movie

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Your doctor might’ve advised against holding your pee in, but that’s probably something you’d rather do than rush off to the bathroom in the middle of a particularly good movie. So here’s something that can spare you from unnecessary grief and save your bladder in the process: the RunPee app.

It’s basically a database that lets you know which parts of the movie you can miss without actually missing substantial action.

The RunPee tagline says it all: Because movie theaters don’t have pause buttons. The RunPee app will give you a list of 1-to-4 moments in each movie when you can run and pee. We also let you know if there is anything during or after the end credits that you should stick around for.

You might stumble across some spoilers along the way, so tap carefully. The app is available for iPhoneAndroid and Windows phones for $0.99.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

Take a Picture of Your Food and This App Counts the Calories For You

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Counting calories involves a lot more work than you think. From keeping food diaries that you have to update with every meal and snack to looking up alternatives in case what you just ate isn’t on the list, calorie counting can be a pain. The good news is that there’s an app that’s currently in the works that makes it easier for weight watchers and health buffs.

The project is called Ceres, and it’s basically an app that lets users count calories by having them take pictures of their food. The actual counting is up to the app.

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PackPoint Makes Packing As Simple and Easy As Possible

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Want to know what kind of person someone is? Just look at his friends, what he eats, what he wears, how he treats others, what he spends his money on–and how he packs. For example, if he just throws stuff in at the last minute, then you can probably say he’s a reckless (and perhaps adventurous) type of guy. If he makes extensive lists and packs several days before his trip, then you can say he’s a neat and orderly guy who likes being organized.

Whichever type of person or packer you are, there’s an app called PackPoint that can help you out.

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Tickle Generates Fake Phone Calls to Get You Out of Awkward Situations

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What do you do when you find yourself in an awkward situation? Some people overcompensate by talking a mile a minute, while others fiddle with their phones or even fake making a call, just so they can excuse themselves. If you’ve ever tried going the latter route, then you know just how hard it can be sometimes to keep a straight face while having a fake conversation with no one.

Cue Tickle, a service that generates fake phone calls so you won’t have to pretend anymore. Developed by Alex Cornell and Phil Mills, the app “calls” you when you find yourself in a sticky situation or when you want to leave a potentially awkward or embarrassing scenario. All you have to do is move the phone in a jerky or “awkward manner” (check out the video after the break to see what the developers mean by this) and the app will get to work.

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Rezhound Lets You Know When Reservations Open Up At Your Favorite Resto

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Being on the waiting list sucks, especially if you’ve been dying to try out the food that everyone’s been raving about at the hippest restos in town. Persistent foodies are not one to give up easily though, and life is about to get easier for them with Rezhound.

Rezhound is a service that monitors when reservations open up at your restaurant of choice. When spots eventually do open up, it will send you email and SMS alerts to let you know that it’s time to phone in before the spots are all filled up once more. The service is open for a number of regions, including San Francisco, New York, and Chicago.

You can try Rezhoud HERE.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]