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8 Ride-Sharing Apps That Are Cheaper/Nicer/Eco-Friendlier Than Uber

Getting to work. For many in the city, it's still the same old hassle it’s always been. If you don’t have a plush tech bus at your disposal, perhaps it’s time to check out some of the new ride-sharing startups that are paving the way for a better commute.

Today's Download: Tinder for Dogs

In a world where hookups of all kinds are at our fingertips—seriously, there are apps for baiting millionaires, infidels, and booty calls—Tindog, an app that promises to help you find a date for yourself and your furry best friend, is among the more refreshing launches we've heard of lately.

5 New Start Ups that Will Change How You Think About Food

Whether you're counting calories or burdened by food allergies, these innovative new devices will forever change how you approach your next meal. 

Zen out With Meditation Apps

In the hustle and bustle of our modern days, it's hard to stay focused. So our editors tested out the best way to achieve zen—there are apps for that, of course. Here are four to try for yourself. Can we get an om?

5 Mobile Apps That Are Changing Shopping Forever

Want that killer top you saw online but can’t find anywhere? How about that incredible sofa you’ve been lusting after but can’t afford? There are mobile apps for that...and much, much more. Get to know the apps that are changing the shopping experience forever.

Instagram Introduces Layout, a Better App for Photo Collages

Of the three most important social media apps available — Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram — the latter is by far the best. Not only does it give us the peace of mind that Facebook can no longer deliver (too many people addicted to being offended by absolutely everything), it comparatively eliminates the popularity contest of Twitter (verification is so very "we wear pink on Wednesdays"). Instagram's beauty is in its simplicity. Neither fuss nor muss. Just a tranquil stream of images to peruse. Instagram's new app, Layout, will make said stream even prettier.

8 Lesser Known Apps Surfers Should Have

Sure, tipping back waves of beer is one way to inner bliss, but nothing compares to catching waves at the beach—that moment when lip crests over you, making you and the wave feel as one. Everything else melts away. Surfing produces powerful healing affects, which is why surf apps need to deliver. Sure, there are the standards like Surfline and Magicseaweed, but there are also many other lesser known but equally helpful apps in the sea perfect for helping you catch the tastiest waves.

LadyMarry, Your Personal Online Wedding Planner

You've finally decided on a wedding date. Now, it’s time to think about the organization—specifically, the venue, the guest list, and the invitations, just to name a few daunting tasks. And don't forget to find the perfect dress, think about floral arrangement, and choose the best (yet most cost-effective) food and music. In the midst of various tasks to get to the "I do," you do not want to lost your mental health. Enter LadyMarry, your online wedding planner.

Halloween: Lyft's Spooky Vintage Rides, On-Demand Costume Delivery

For a festive, stress-free All Hallows' Eve, take a chance on a 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom ride from Lyft, or find the perfect Halloween sartorial look from Costumes On-Demand.

ArtAround App Maps Out Public and Street Art in SF

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This city's big on public art, but how many times have you wanted to know who's behind what you're seeing? ArtAround, a public art technology platform first launched in Washington, D.C., aims to help answer those questions. The app's founders are now working with the SF Arts Commission to launch its mapping service in San Francisco. They already have 800 pieces of art owned by the city mapped out with photos, and they're working on expanding their service to include all the other great street art like murals and graffiti that aren't owned by the city. So, you can finally figure out who made your favorite Mission mural that you walk past everyday.

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