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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

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.

Apps Are the Future of Online Marketing: Start Preparing Now

Jayson DeMers | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Jayson DeMers

By now, most of the U.S. population is relying on at least a handful of apps for their daily lives. We use maps and GPS apps to navigate and calculate the best routes to our destinations.

Everfest Revolutionizes The Festival App

Morena Duwe | Posted 07.13.2015 | Technology
Morena Duwe

With the exponential growth of music festival culture comes its exponential evolution. Organizing these events, whether big or small, is no easy feat, and many festivals are extremely eco-conscious, emphasizing the "leave-no-trace" philosophy.

13 Great Kids' Games That Require Zero Tech Devices

The Huffington Post | Carly Steyer | Posted 07.10.2015 | Parents

It's oftentimes a wave of boredom which prompts the, "can I watch TV/play on the computer?" lines from kids. If you turn to Google to solve that probl...

Top 20 Google Cardboard Apps You Can Download Now!

Sophia Dominguez | Posted 07.08.2015 | Technology
Sophia Dominguez

YouVisit VR allows you to explore thousands of riveting virtual reality experiences in a variety of industries, including travel, education, events, real estate, business, restaurants, and many more.

Going Against the Flow: Lisa Falzone, CEO of Revel Systems

Charu Sharma | Posted 07.07.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

A graduate from Stanford where she was a competitive swimmer, Lisa led her Silicon Valley-based startup since its creation in 2010 and has been pivotal in turning the often "old school" perception of point of sale on its head, beating out established competitors and new market entrants alike.

6 Questions You Must Ask Before Building Your Billion-Dollar App

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

When launching a successful app, execution is everything. Before you delve into development, ask yourself whether you're truly ready to guide developers as they bring your idea to life. It's your vision -- and your business -- on the line.

BUCKiTDREAM: Exciting New App Helps Users Turn Their Dreams Into Reality

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 06.26.2015 | Technology
Gregory Weinkauf

Quotes about dreams abound -- and if you notice, they're often expressed by people who don't just talk about their dreams: they live them.

Is There Really A Cheapest Time Of Day To Book A Flight? | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel

If all of the conflicting travel advice you find online has given you hives, you may wonder, does it even matter when I book?

'The World Would Be A Better Place If Everyone Meditated'

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Entertainment entrepreneur Russell Simmons didn't find meditation -- meditation found him. What started as a yoga practice for the sake of meeting wom...

What You Need To Know About Gleaning

Eve Turow | Posted 06.17.2015 | Green
Eve Turow

One in six Americans struggles with food insecurity. Yes, we said Americans. Yet 40 percent of all food goes to waste. While a good part of that percentage is derived from people throwing out half-eaten grub, another significant chunk of waste is generated far before a meal reaches a diner's plate.