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Briefly: Business app Blueprint, security app Viper, launch

updated 11:23 am EST, Tue November 5, 2013

Blueprint for OS X free until November 10

Blueprint, a business organizational app, has launched -- offering users an integrative project organizer that can sync with Apple's native apps. Blueprint features the ability to manage projects and track their progress using milestones, and link items together to get a full overview of a contact or project. Task management, note creation, and calendars are included, and imported files and folders can be managed with a drag-and-drop function. Currently available for free from the App Store until November 10, full pricing will be $60. System requirements for Blueprint are OS X 10.7.3 or later, and at least 2GB of RAM.

Viper releases all-in-one security app for home and car monitoring

Viper, an electronics manufacturer, has released its latest security app, ViperConnect. The app allows users to monitor their Viper security devices for both home and car. Viper Home, available from Best Buy for $230, can connect to the app upon installation, which also links to one's Viper SmartStart car security app to create a simplified security system. The app can monitor video (with a $10 monthly subscription) and send notifications of movement or alarm disarming inside the home.

The app can locate where a user's parked car is located when using Viper's car security system. Additionally, users can review the security history, instigate a panic alarm for the home, or arm the home remotely. ViperConnect can be downloaded on iTunes for free, and requires iOS 6.0 or later. An Android-compatible version of Viper Connect is available on Google Play.

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