In need of a cuddle? This app has you covered

Released earlier this month, Cuddlr is a Tinder-style app that aims to find like-minded users who are nearby and want nothing more than to cuddle.

Users are able to set their preferences, tastes and interests (for instance, whether or not they wish to be the little or big spoon), so they are able to find ideal like-minded cuddle buddies.

Upon request the participants are given 15 minutes to respond and organise a time and place for the transaction.

“On Cuddlr, you get together straight away, have a little cuddle, then part ways.” Said founder of the app Charlie Williams. “If you want to hang out again, you can exchange information then and there – but you already know what kind of cuddles they give.”

After the ‘act’ has taken place, the participants are then able to rate each other as either “awesome”, “good”, “ok” or “inappropriate”. Each user’s reviews are then stored and shown on their profile for all to see – allowing others to avoid those who are inappropriate or poor in technique.

While the idea may be cute in theory, some are skeptical the app can achieve its aims. An article written by Caitlin Dewey in dailylife tells of her struggle to find a single partner who wished for nothing more than a platonic hug. “When he asked to see my picture, I sent him a picture with my boyfriend. He was, well… disappointed,” she writes.

What do you think? Given time will Cuddlr grow a large enough audience of friendly cuddle enthusiasts? Or is it destined to turn the raunchier way of other location-based meet-up apps?

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Leaked details emerge of the world’s newest fitness tool, the “iWatch”

While many diehard Apple fans are already camping outside of stores to get their hands on the soon to be announced iPhone 6, alleged leaks have emerged on Reddit of Apple’s hotly anticipated first wearable tech.

Dubbed the “iWatch” by fans, it is said to have a flexible multi-touch screen, a day long battery life, and will be waterproof for up to 20 metres. “Mass production is scheduled to start in January. This is the most complex and expensive product to manufacture to date,” stated the post.

The iWatch has captured the attention of fitness fanatics with its HealthKit Application. This App allows for its users to monitor their steps, calories burned, blood sugar levels, cholesterol, vitals and even their sleep patterns. With a stored database, the App allows for users to monitor their progress over the day, week, month or year.

“Having a company like Apple educating everyone on why this stuff matters can help the whole category become mainstream faster,” said Jason Jacobs, creator of similar health tracking App, RunKeeper.

However, the App has not been without its privacy concerns, especially in light of the recent celebrity nude leaks scandal. With many worried about the security of their personal health data, Apple have stated that there will not be any forceful integration in its social sharing function.

Full details of the product are to be revealed tomorrow during Apple’s press conference.

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