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Wearable Technologies: Sci-Fi Novels Gone Awry?

Sanjna Verma | Posted 09.03.2015 | Technology
Sanjna Verma

My hopes for wearable technology is that it evolves to assist our human evolution, not handicap it. I don't want to see our blood types poisoned by inserting chips unnecessarily into the crevices of our body, but I do want wearable technology to create longer lifetimes, invent eco-friendly homes, and above all, sustain the planet and humanity.

Top 6 Apps for Business Owners (and How to Leverage Them to Save You Time)

David Finkel | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Here is a short list of my top 6 apps and how I use them to better run my business. All of them are inexpensive, simple, and best in class.

Monetizing Neighborliness

Lee-Sean Huang | Posted 08.31.2015 | Technology
Lee-Sean Huang

Apps like eNeighbr are seductive in their seamlessness, but do they encourage the kind of community that we want to live in?

6 Mobile Apps That Let You Book Travel on Your Phone

Hopper.com | Posted 09.01.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

In 2014, 33% of U.S. travelers used their smartphones to book flights hotels, transportation, and tours. And most experts say that number is only going to grow, as more and more travelers turn to their iPhones and Androids to book travel.

5 Ways Technology Can Benefit Your Grandparents

Clara Tsao | Posted 08.27.2015 | Technology
Clara Tsao

Today, 60 percent of seniors are online, growing at more than six percent every year. Although millennials are largest users technology, it can be easy to overlook the opportunities computer and mobile devices have to help those 65 and over.

The Product Manager vs. Project Manager

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.26.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

It was a big day. I was presenting a new product idea to the executive team. After speaking with dozens of customers, the product team knew that we had touched a nerve. This idea would be an excellent way to increase our market share against our competition.

What Mindfulness App Is Right for You?

Marlynn Wei, MD, JD | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Marlynn Wei, MD, JD

Every app uses varying voices, work flow styles, and types of guided meditation, so try a variety of apps to see what sticks. At the end of the day, the most important thing is that you feel drawn to practice everyday.

From Livable to Sellable: 3 Apps That Prep You to Show Your Home's Best Side

Lee Davenport | Posted 08.24.2015 | HuffPost Home
Lee Davenport

Your agent needs your help with getting the home seen, and seen in the best possible light. The best marketing in the world may be worthless if prospective home-buyers are frustrated before they can even make an offer. Here are 3 apps that can help.

3 Kinds of Apps to Watch Out for This School Year

Common Sense Media | Posted 08.26.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

If your kid is among the 73% of teens who have access to a smartphone, you're well aware of the app obsession that can take over a brain and body in seconds.

Single Moms, This One Is for You

Melanie Bishop | Posted 08.20.2015 | Books
Melanie Bishop

I don't normally read much fantasy or science fiction, so I was pleasantly surprised by Wishful Thinking, Kamy Wicoff's debut novel, which contains a bit of both. And while I certainly know what it is to be way too busy, and to wish you could be in two places at one time, I'm not a mother and I don't even own a smart phone.

The Future of Social Tech -- Can a Virtual Reality Be a Virtuous Reality?

Payam Zamani | Posted 08.20.2015 | Technology
Payam Zamani

Many technologies are created to be addictive. We're distracted and sometimes isolated within our online social networks. At the same time, we have an entire population of people interacting with one another, sometimes anonymously, who show no respect for one another.

Artists, Apps, and Money: That Great App Isn't Enough

Seth Schachner | Posted 08.19.2015 | Arts
Seth Schachner

While they come from widely different backgrounds, all of these apps seek the same goals: grab an artist's audience, engage them, and monetize that engagement, digitally of course--with advertising, brand sponsors, "in app" purchases, or on rarer occasions, by selling recorded music.

The Top Five Apps For Staying Positive and Productive

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

As an entrepreneur who is highly focused on personal development, I'm always looking for new tools to keep me focused, positive and motivated. When I turned to apps for help, I found a myriad of options at my disposal.

5 Teacher-Approved Apps to Get Kids Ready for Kindergarten

Common Sense Media | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

With the first day right around the corner, here's a solid "app kit" for kindergartners that includes both academic skill builders and soft-skills strengtheners.

20 Apps That Make You Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.06.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

Playing games and catching up on social media sites is great, but these activities alone won't pad your wallet. Make the most of your spare time by downloading an app that can earn you extra money.

Athletes' Wives Team Up To Ease The Difficulties Of Getting Traded

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.31.2015 | Sports

“You’re joking,” an exasperated Lory Ankiel said into the phone. Nothing about Rick Ankiel’s July 31, 2010, trade to the Atla...

ASO: A Must for App Creators & Developers

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Ashley Wren Collins

So you've created and developed an app that's now out there in the world. Congratulations! You're one of one million. You've told all your friends and family, the people you went to school with, your neighborhood and friends of friends about how it will change their lives so they'll download it.

An Interview With School of Visual Arts' Creativity Master Richard Wilde on His New Book, The Process: A New Foundation in Art and Design

Christopher Lee Nutter | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts
Christopher Lee Nutter

Disruptive ideas. Innovation. Creativity. These buzz words drive the conversations in branding, business, visual design and the arts. And all three boil down to the same pressing question -- how do you create something new?

Maintaining the Creative Edge: An Interview With Ben Lamm of Chaotic Moon

Phil Simon | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Phil Simon

Creativity is a culture, and it has to come from our project managers, our QA leads, our solutions architects, our engineers, and our designers. Everywhere.

How Starbucks Could Ruin Its Popular App

S. Kumar | Posted 07.27.2015 | Technology
S. Kumar

As technology becomes more sophisticated and choices for consumers multiply, it's important for companies and app developers to think about how they will simplify our lives, not complicate them. I prefer my apps segregated and organized by my interests, not what a company wants to sell me.

This Is an Uber Town Now

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 07.24.2015 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

Uber is here, it's a fact of New York life. The only thing the city planned to do was cap its growth -- which it would still be allowed to do. With all the hysterical reactions you'd have thought Fidel Castro was marching on Wall Street.

These 7 Tinder Clones Won't Get You Laid, But They're Still Amazing

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 07.24.2015 | Technology

People are obsessed with Tinder. Since its launch in 2012, the dating app has become a household name, with an estimated 50 million active users ...

Small Fingers, Big Insights: Mobile App Design and 0-5 Year Olds

David Kleeman | Posted 07.22.2015 | Media
David Kleeman

By now, to say that tablets and mobile apps are popular among young children is superfluous, akin to saying they like sweets. A new study, however, shares rich detail of under-5s' surprising digital competencies, as well as how mobile media use is shaped by - and shapes - kids' daily routine and emotional states.

How Can I Make Sure My Kids Don't Lose Knowledge and Skills Over the Summer?

Common Sense Media | Posted 07.21.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Summer slide -- when kids forget what they learned from the school year -- is pretty common. Here are a few ways to keep kids skills up over the summer.

App Allcal Takes "Social Planning" To A New Level

Leslie Chatman | Posted 07.22.2015 | Technology
Leslie Chatman

Keeping track of everything we have to do is becoming a larger than life task. It is essential that families, business partners and friends share their calendars in an effort to keep one another informed.