Buycott app lets you vote with your wallet in the supermarket

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Buycott app lets you vote with your wallet in the supermarket

Buycott app lets you vote with your wallet in the supermarket

Posted: 15 May 2013 02:19 PM PDT

Know where your consumer dollars go with the free Buycott app.

(Credit: Buycott)

Supermarkets are labyrinthine behemoths laid out in a convenient linear fashion. So where's the maze? On the supermarket shelves, of course. Food products galore stare back at us, silently appealing to our penchants for sugar, salt, and fat. We pick and choose, knowing full well what we are getting into. But it's the hidden components that are increasingly becoming a salient issue.

If supermarket shelves are overwhelming due to the sheer diversity of items, imagine the corporate structure behind the packaging. Or don't; just let your phone do it. Scan any bar code (UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN8, EAN13...) with your phone and the free Buycott app (Android and iOS) will display the product's corporate family tree on the screen. The app takes knowing where your food comes from further, telling you not only what brand belongs to what company, but what that company does with your dollars.

Pulling back the curtain on corporate activity should be an easy process. For example, GMO labeling is an important issue that many aren't even aware of. (Check out ... [Read more]


Comparing BlackBerry Messenger with WhatsApp and Viber

Posted: 15 May 2013 09:38 AM PDT

At its BlackBerry Live conference in Orlando, Fla., BlackBerry announced that it's finally bringing its BlackBerry Messenger service (BBM) to Android phones and iPhones this summer. The app allows you to send messages and photos using your Internet connection, rather than using your text allowance.

It'll be going up against messaging apps WhatsApp and Viber, both of which offer very similar services and are already available across iOS, Android, and other platforms. I've pitted all three against each other to see which should take pride of place on your phone.

Head on over to the full article on CNET UK to read more.

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