What a small world

The belle of the ball at this year’s South by Southwest, Highlight is an app meant to give you a “sixth sense” of the world around you. It shows those with the app the profile information of others nearby who’ve downloaded Highlight. The app is linked to users’ public Facebook accounts. For some people, this may come across as creepy. For others, it could be a good way to find people at a conference, convention or cocktail party who may have similar interests. Be aware that the app is constantly checking your location, which can be a serious drain on your battery. Free, for iOS devices.

— Hayley Tsukayama

A sample of what the Highlight app review looks like.