Posts tagged "iPhone"

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 »

Horror or humor? 2 very different stories to kick-start your Halloween

Horror or humor? 2 very different stories to kick-start your Halloween
‘Tis the witching season, and that means the media’s overrun with clips, films, and specials related to Halloween. Some of them are pretty innocuous. Others try their darndest to completely freak us out. At the top of that list is horror movies, which have been spooking since the 19th century. From the silent shorts of... Read more »

Hone your storytelling skills with these digital tools for grown ups

Back in May I posted a collection of digital storytelling tools for kids, sites and apps designed to teach storytelling in creative ways. Being an effective storyteller is an important skill to have – and not just for kids. From grad school students and teachers to bloggers and brand marketers, virtually everyone can benefit from knowing... Read more »
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5 apps for fall: Make the most of the season with mobile

Jump in a pile of fallen leaves: check. Create a tabletop vignette out of mini gourds: check. Wear a scarf in a jaunty manner: check. There's so much that needs doing this time of year, but <a href="http://www.any.do/anydo">Any.do</a> can help. This free app for Android, iPhone, and Chrome lets you plan out every autumn day and assign due dates to each event. As you accomplish your desired goals you can swipe them off your list and add more for tomorrow. There's a calendar, a reminder feature, and voice recognition for all-around organization. This tool is designed to make staying on task as much fun as the tasks themselves.
The arrival of autumn means a lot of things. Halloween decorations. Apple picking. Pumpkin spice everything. It’s a favorite season for many of us, but doing it justice requires a little preparation. I’ve rounded up five mobile apps for fall that will help you navigate everything from rainy day reading material to seasonal cuisine. Use... Read more »

Science fiction brought to life: Augment your reality with these 4 apps

Science fiction brought to life: Augment your reality with these 4 apps
Augmented reality might seem better suited to a Sci Fi movie than a walk down the block, but tech companies are coming up with some creative ways to apply the technology to daily life. By using digital and mobile media to enhance the physical space around us – either by adding elements that aren’t actually... Read more »

Your personal (grocery) shopper wants to keep you healthy - and happy, too

Your personal (grocery) shopper wants to keep you healthy - and happy, too
Take a trip down any grocery store aisle and it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed. We know what we like – but is it good for us? Is there a comparable option that’s better? How do we know that the item we’re choosing is the absolute best selection for our needs? If we are what... Read more »
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Picture your perfect smartphone photo app

Picture your perfect smartphone photo app
When Facebook-owned Instagram introduced video, users rushed to try their hand at creating 15-second clips. And while this new feature is really taking off, there’s been some speculation that the introduction of video will ultimately damage the popular photo-editing and sharing app’s appeal. Will the presence of campy videos rub those who use the app... Read more »

Let Tripomatic automate your travel plans

Let Tripomatic automate your travel plans
Going somewhere? How would you like a personalized itinerary of your plans? What about a digital guide customized just for you that maps out your every activity abroad? This is what you’ll get from Tripomatic, a travel planning tool that can be used online and on your smartphone. Tripomatic launched a couple of years ago, but... Read more »

There's an app for that: Your top ten must-have mobile apps

Imagine taking part in a sleep study in the comfort of your own home. For $1.99, the Sleep Time+ iPhone app will help you monitor your sleep patterns and wake you up at the ideal time in your sleep phase so that you always feel refreshed and alert. It can even be used to monitor your heart rate. The next time you have trouble sleeping, consider calling in this personalized sleep consultant.
It was back in 2008 that Apple coined the now ubiquitous phrase, “There’s an app for that.” The line was tied to a TV spot for the iPhone 3G, and went on to say, “There’s an app for just about everything. Only on the iPhone.” Fast forward five years and apps are everywhere: on Apple devices,... Read more »
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Digital tools to increase productivity and free up time for fun

Digital tools to increase productivity and free up time for fun
Holiday weekends are about decompressing, recharging, and disconnecting from work. For many, the latter can be hard to do. Studies show that 80 percent of Americans put in the equivalent of a full day of overtime every week by bringing their work home with them. But according to researchers at Kansas State University, “people who... Read more »