Posts in category "Mobile"

Meet the whiskey discovery mobile app for the everyman

Meet the whiskey discovery mobile app for the everyman
Whiskey, like wine, can be a polarizing drink. There’s a huge range of quality. What appeals to one person might not taste great to another. And expertise doesn’t come quick. But as of last week, would-be whiskey drinkers can breathe a sigh of relief. There’s a new app on the market designed to help you... Read more »

On-demand digital content comes to public libraries with hoopla

On-demand digital content comes to public libraries with hoopla
Your local public library just got a novel update. A new service called hoopla digital has come to Chicago, and it’s about to change the way library card holders borrow content. Through a partnership with the Chicago Public Library, hoopla is allowing library patrons to access movies, TV shows, music, ebooks, and audiobooks on-demand. Content can be... Read more »

Fast or slow, the future of e-reading - and everything else - is mobile

Fast or slow, the future of e-reading - and everything else - is mobile
Have you heard about Spritz? The Boston-based startup found celebrity this week in a series of news stories about its new speed-reading app. In an effort to make communication “faster, easier, and more effective,” Spritz created a tool that shows readers words one by one. It relies on a concept called “rapid serial visual presentation”... Read more »
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When new and old media collide, the best of paper comes to tech

When new and old media collide, the best of paper comes to tech
Our relationship with new and old media is complicated: as much as we applaud and embrace the former, we can’t seem to leave the latter behind. We read ebooks, but print books are still “the foundation” of our lives as readers. We create digital photo albums that mimic the real thing. And although we love... Read more »

Search gets social with new Jelly app

Search gets social with new Jelly app
“Everyone’s mobile, everyone’s connected, so if you have a question, there’s somebody out there who knows the answer.” This is the concept behind Jelly, a new search engine that uses social media connections to help you find what you’re looking for. Co-founded by Biz Stone – the co-founder of Twitter – the mobile app launched... Read more »

Don't miss a thing in 2014, thanks to BeeReminded

Don't miss a thing in 2014, thanks to BeeReminded
The first few weeks of 2014 promise to deliver a smorgasbord of entertainment. There’s the Golden Globes, the Grammy Awards, the Winter Olympics, and the Super Bowl. The Monuments Men is coming to theaters, and a new season of Girls is coming to HBO. There’s a lot happening offline, too: Restaurant Week in Chicago, Madison,... Read more »
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Why Apple's new ad is its best yet

Why Apple's new ad is its best yet
Have you seen Apple’s new holiday ad? It’s being touted as a tearjerker – a “must-see” – and with good reason. Called “Misunderstood,” it depicts a situation many can relate to. A young boy, disconnected from his family. Staring, always staring, at his phone. Apple’s long been known for producing memorable ads, but these days, it... Read more »

Thanksgiving online, by the numbers

Thanksgiving online, by the numbers
Even while we tuck into our Thanksgiving turkey, the Web is coming alive. Over the next few days millions of Internet transactions will occur as we take advantage of Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday deals. This year, analysts are expecting record online activity and sales. Here’s what Thanksgiving looks like online. -2013 has the... Read more »

Counting down to Christmas: 5 tools to help you plan, shop and get festive

Counting down to Christmas: 5 tools to help you plan, shop and get festive
Last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live included some memorable skits, but the one that stuck with me was Mr. Senior. In character as a “common sense correspondent” for Weekend Update, Kenan Thompson hit the streets of New York to protest our rush to get festive. “No! Enough! It is the middle of November!” he... Read more »
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Are you smarter than a mobile app?

Are you smarter than a mobile app?
What would happen if you let a collection of apps dictate your every move? If instead of deciding what to wear, eat, or do you left those choices up to an algorithm, would you be better off? Mobile technology is now so functional, so advanced, it can track down information in the blink of an... Read more »