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Monica Guzman in the KIRO studios (Erynn Rose photo)

We’ve got a ton of interesting apps and online services to talk about on this week’s GeekWire radio show and podcast, with special guest Monica Guzman, the GeekWire columnist just back from the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin.

We talk about the pros and cons of the new iPad, discuss Highlight and other hot apps at SXSW, debate the Homeless Hotspot controversy from the event, and weigh in on the recent Miss Seattle Twitter dustup. Other topics: the upcoming iWitness 911 app and the Parkatmyhouse driveway rental service.

Also listen for details on our App of the Week, Camera Awesome by SmugMug. KIRO-FM engineer Erynn Rose, who puts together our show every week, is an accomplished photographer, and he explains why this app is the best he’s found among the many camera apps available for the iPhone.

And finally, we have a new installment of our Name that Tech Tune challenge, with a chance to win tickets to the upcoming GeekWire Spring Meetup.

Listen to the show above or directly via this MP3 file.  Continue reading for links related to the topics we discussed.

New iPad: First impressions, and 5 locally grown apps to try

Park at my house: Ready to rent out your driveway?

iWitness: This iPhone app fights crime by recording incidents and dialing 911

Linda Thomas: New Miss Seattle was ‘annoyed’ with us

Monica at SXSW: The irony of ‘Homeless Hotspots’ at SXSW … SXSW buzz by the numbers: Guess which app was tweeted about most? …  Dispatch: ‘Highlight’ and rivals light up SXSW, but what about the wider world?

Name that Tech Tune: Do you know this classic song?

App of the Week: Camera Awesome by SmugMug 

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