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The Best Apps for Your Bright or Gifted Child

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

With the holiday season upon us, we have an opportunity to both foster our children's love of these apps as well as provide holiday presents that are extremely low in cost.

Can You Use Social Media Too Much? Signs to Watch Out for

Kevin Deegan | Posted 12.17.2014 | Technology
Kevin Deegan

Checking into your social media accounts could be a daily occurrence for you, or perhaps it is something you do morning, noon and night, or even every hour. Everybody uses social media in different ways, but how do you know if you're using it too much?

The Smallest Screen Wins

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 12.12.2014 | Technology
Chris Komisarjevsky

Once upon a time, movies and television competed for our attention by touting which screen was better, the big screen for films in a theater or the smaller one on the wall of our living room.

Facebook Didn't Ruin Instagram, Actually Made It 10 Times As Big

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 12.11.2014 | Technology

When Facebook bought Instagram for a cool $1 billion, some fans worried the social networking juggernaut would somehow make the photo-sharing app unco...

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.10.2014 | Technology
Jason Saltmarsh

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.

App-y Days

Marcia Liss | Posted 12.09.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Everyone Who Uses Yik Yak Needs To Update Immediately

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.08.2014 | Technology

A security flaw could expose all of your private messages to hackers.

This Crowdsourcing Startup Empowers Locals

Dieter Holger | Posted 12.05.2014 | Technology
Dieter Holger

Americans are frustrated with the powers that be but that doesn't mean they should ignore local issues directly affecting them. In Santa Cruz citizens are proposing solutions to the water crisis with the help of crowdsourcing startup Civinomics. How? With an app of course.

Great Apps to Help You Get Through the Holidays

Ashley Massis | Posted 12.04.2014 | Women
Ashley Massis

These apps can not only save time, but can help boost productivity, efficiency, and keep you organized. Whether looking for the best travel app, to-do list, or retail store discounts, our list keeps you ahead of the holiday stress.

How Mobile Payment Will Impact the Growth of Mobile Commerce This Holiday Season

Scott Hirsch | Posted 12.08.2014 | Technology
Scott Hirsch

The growing consumerism of our society is always a hot topic this time of year. Discussions about whether or not retailers should open on Thanksgiving to the monitoring of 'Christmas Creep' by various blogs and websites can be seen everywhere.

Connecting With Nature? There's an App for That

Ben Klasky | Posted 12.04.2014 | Green
Ben Klasky

How would you feel if you were asked to turn in your mobile phone while entering a national park? Would it help you connect more deeply with nature?

How Technology Can Ease the Stress of Holiday Travel

Cassie Slane | Posted 12.04.2014 | Technology
Cassie Slane

If you are heading out of town during the busiest travel season of the year, you may want to take advantage of what technology has to offer to ease the holiday stress.

10 Helpful Apps to Help Organize Your Life Now

Ashley Massis | Posted 12.02.2014 | Technology
Ashley Massis

From work to play, we are constantly juggling a lot on our plates. As a freelancer, I am constantly juggling a large array of clients and projects. In order to stay on top of work, I have to constantly stay up to date on my organization.

5 Must-Have Apps for the Holidays

Shayla R. Price | Posted 12.02.2014 | Technology
Shayla R. Price

From essential health to travel tools, here are five apps that will bring you joy for the holidays.

4 Great Online Tools for Music Lovers

Shayla R. Price | Posted 11.26.2014 | Technology
Shayla R. Price

Music is the cornerstone of human culture. No matter who you are or what you do, a great song can make you feel happy. A certain track can remind you of unforgettable experiences, like your first kiss, honeymoon, or the birth of your child.

Can Ocean Health Be Saved Through Underwater Apps?

Brett Greene | Posted 11.25.2014 | Denver
Brett Greene

On the last EcoWatch report card our oceans received a "D" grade. This grade is based on factors including pollution, overfishing and the impacts of climate change, biodiversity, carbon storage, coastal protection, clean waters, natural products, coastal livelihoods, economies, tourism and recreation.

Niche Apps: The Next Wave of Social Media

Kevin Deegan | Posted 11.21.2014 | Technology
Kevin Deegan

As mobile continues to grow, it's clear it is the future of social media. Young users crave social media that is more specific to their needs, and offers basic functions that are mobile-friendly, a need which niche apps readily meet.

Three Killer Photo Apps

Shayla R. Price | Posted 11.21.2014 | Technology
Shayla R. Price

As smartphone cameras continue to get better, mobile photography will amaze us even more. Social media has made us addicted to telling stories, and photos bring those stories to life.

EdTech Apps for the Collaborative Classroom

Shayla R. Price | Posted 11.19.2014 | Education
Shayla R. Price

Most parents and teachers agree that students need to build their critical thinking, communications, and collaboration skills. These are basic requi...

7 Helpful Study Apps For GRE, LSAT And GMAT Preparation

Uloop | Posted 11.18.2014 | College

Among standardized tests required for admission into various higher educational institutions, the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) measures verbal ability, quantitative reasoning skills, critical thinking ability and analytical writing skills and is used for admission into graduate school.

Silicon Valley's Race to Hack Happiness

Emma Seppälä, Ph.D | Posted 11.20.2014 | Technology
Emma Seppälä, Ph.D

Research by Shelley Gable and Jonathan Haidt suggests that we actually have three times more positive experiences than negative. So why are our happiness levels not higher and what can we do about it?

Yik Yak, Yuck: A Weapon That Should Be Treated Like One

Fernando Hurtado | Posted 11.17.2014 | College
Fernando Hurtado

Yik Yak is a social media application that allows users to post public messages anonymously. Weeks after its birth, co-founder Tyler Droll described Yik Yak as the "welcoming, authentic version of tweeting." But it's proven to be anything but welcoming or authentic.

4 iPhone Apps You Must Try Now

Shayla R. Price | Posted 11.18.2014 | Technology
Shayla R. Price

The App Store is bursting at the seams with shiny, new apps that will upgrade your iPhone for little or no money. It's time for you to improve your mobile experience and make your life easier. Here are my must-have app picks for your iPhone.

Be a Mobile Superhero (Hint: All You Have to Do Is Find Your Hidden Superpower)

Tomer Cohen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Technology
Tomer Cohen

Mobile-savvy companies embrace the complexities of mobile and transform those into competitive advantages. The best ones go beyond mobile-first.

Daniel Leighton's Painting Hack

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 11.11.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Tech and emotion don't usually go together in the popular understanding of the painter's process. The two-dimensional, frequently large-scale prints are high-resolution to the point of luminosity. Their expressive color fields and wavering black line drawing are compelling in their own right.