Pl@ntNet: The Plant Identification and Educational App

Have you ever been on a hike, walk or any form of nature and wondered “What type of plant is that?!” Recently on my daily walk, I had just that happen when I found these beautiful green plantlike balls I have never seen in my neighborhood before. I got curious and searched for an app that could identify them. Google Goggle’s App didn’t identify them but the app that did, and in seconds I might add, was Pl@ntNet. Pl@ntNet is an application that allows you to identify plants simply by photographing them with your smartphone.

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Groomit; The App That Connects Pet Owners With Groomers

The Groomit app is the first mobile platform connecting pet owners and groomers. By connecting owners and groomers directly, Groomit offers top quality services at affordable prices, all performed in the convenience and comfort of your home.

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Pei Automatic Cashback App Announces it Has Raised Seed Funding

The Fintech startup, Pei, just announced they have raised seed funding to bring retailer card rewards and benefits on to existing debit and credit cards. The Austin based start-up that launched in 2018 allows users to earn automatic cashback on card purchases in bitcoin or cash. With their partnership with 60,000 retailers the app allows users more retail store options to earn rewards.

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Logitech ZeroTouch Brings Amazon Alexa to Your Car

Considering the amount of Logitech posts and product reviews I do one would think I’m getting paid under the table, I am not. Truth be told I have been a huge Logitech fan since my very first PC. Their products have always been reliable, affordable and durable; what else could a girl ask for?

Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced its collaboration with Amazon Alexa to bring Alexa voice control to the Logitech ZeroTouch™ Air Vent and Logitech ZeroTouch Dashboard smart car mounts for Android™ smartphones. Now, you can use Logitech ZeroTouch™ and the power of your voice to interact with Alexa and your smart home devices including lights, locks and thermostats – on the road, right from the driver’s seat. Continue Reading →


img_9047Car problems, especially as we approach winter, is a huge inconvenience. Some people have AAA when they have car issues or their insurance offers that service but what about those who do not have either? Both services you have to pay for and depending on your budget some are a tad pricey.

I don’t drive regularly, I walk mostly every where however when I do drive I always have anxiety that my car will break down since it’s 4 years old and having some issues. Though I have insurance I don’t really have piece of mind when battling the rough road of Austin, Texas since I don’t know when they are coming to help me, on their way or progress on the repairs. Guess what, they now have an app for that!

SWEETWORXX is a new automotive app available for iOS and Android that offers a solution for car repair and maintenance including vehicle pickup and drop-off. Curently there are some apps on the market already that help connect your car with a repair shop, but no one currently offers complete service from start to finish, including selection of the right repair shop to suit your vehicle’s needs as well as vehicle pickup and delivery service.

Using the SWEETWORXX app allows you to schedule any car repair or maintenance service and one of their professional drivers will pick up your car, take it to a repair shop, get it fixed and bring it back to a destination of your choice fully ready to drive and covered by a 24 month/24,000 miles limited warranty. The entire process can be followed through status updates in the app. SWEETWORXX services includes everything from an oil change and tire rotation to a vehicle inspection and brake replacement. Continue Reading →

Review: Chic Sketch App

Chich Sketch sketch picMany people have asked where I got the sketches for the logo on Hi-Tech Chic. Well it’s not brain surgery to start. It’s a new awesome app called Chic Sketch that transforms a picture of yourself into a sleek and fashionable sketch. Emily Brickel, illustrator, is the talent behind the sketches for Chic Sketch as she creates a photo you submit into a beautiful sketch. cs starting

How do I get started you ask? First you need to download the app either from Google Play or the Apple Store and once installed you will see the little icon on your screen. Next log in using your facebook or instagram account and it will take you to the first page named “Public Gallery.” On this page you will see previous sketches that have been done and a little camera icon on the bottom.

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