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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
Uloop

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.

Uber Expands Nonprofit Option, Provides Cheaper Rides To More Chinese Users

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.06.2014 | Impact

Uber is connecting more people through affordable transportation -- and is OK with not making any money in the process. The ride-sharing app, which...

The Fascinating Psychology Behind Free-To-Play Mobile App Games

Joseph Farrell | Posted 11.03.2014 | Technology
Joseph Farrell

If you haven't spent money on these games, odds are you will pretty soon. Why? Because these innocently fun and entertaining programs are built on mountains of research of the mind's inner workings. These games know what makes us tick, and they know exactly how to get us to say yes.

6 Reasons Travelers Are Upgrading to iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Lea Lane | Posted 10.27.2014 | Technology
Lea Lane

If you're a frequent traveler, consider these six factors, emphasized by Apple developers as the main improvements in this newest, long-awaited upgrade.

How I Went From Veterinarian to Yoga Teacher and Launched My Own Desk Yoga App

Fiona Patterson | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Fiona Patterson

Guilt was a factor that stopped me changing my career. New people I met would often say, "You're so lucky, I always wanted to be a vet!" Those to whom I vocalized my discontent would remark "Really? But you studied for so long!"

A Dynamic Jewish Calendar Mobile App

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 10.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

Remember the Palm Pilot? That personal digital assistant (PDA) that was all the rage back in the 1990s now seems as archaic as a sundial or abacus com...

5 Tools for Learning and Writing Regular Expressions

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 10.23.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alex Ivanovs

I remember my first experiences with RegEx, it was when I'd build snippets and small scripts within the Perl programming language. Even back then, w...

5 Secrets to Building a Successful Mobile Application

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 10.23.2014 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

The mobile industry will forever change how we consume information around the World, unsurprisingly - we will probably experience similar changes to l...

This App Will Solve Math Problems For You

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.22.2014 | Technology

Need more help with math problems than a calculator can provide? There’s now an app for that. PhotoMath promises to help solve simple linear equ...

When Apps Go Beyond Screens

Daniel Donahoo | Posted 10.21.2014 | Education
Daniel Donahoo

As, parents, schools and early learning spaces continue to explore and experiment as they try to make sense of these new digital tools there are an ...

iOS Quick Read: Implementing Custom View Controller Transitions

Dulio Denis | Posted 10.21.2014 | Huffpost Code
Dulio Denis

Custom View Controller Transition animations were introduced in iOS7 and they provide you with the ability to customize every aspect of how view controllers animate between each other. This means you are no longer stuck with just the stock animations that are provided in Xcode and you can give your App its own unique feel.

Study Shows How Screen Time Can Improve Your Toddler's Reading Comprehension

Brad Spirrison | Posted 10.16.2014 | Education
Brad Spirrison

As an educational app reviewer with a four-year-old who was born a month before the debut of the iPad, I can verify that Learn with Homer is among the best apps available that teaches foundational reading.

POLL: Which Would You Rather Leave Home Without --Your Smartphone Or Your Wallet?

Jordan Jayson | Posted 10.14.2014 | Technology
Jordan Jayson

A couple of weeks ago, I had a pretty severe bout of forgetfulness when, on a Monday, I left my phone at home. Then, that Tuesday, I forgot to bring m...

Making Mobile Games #ArtofY

Alex Schattner | Posted 10.09.2014 | Business
Alex Schattner

A year and a half ago, designer Patrick Moberg came to his friend Paul Murphy, a partner at Betaworks, with a great idea for a mobile game. This idea ...

Silly Apps Aren't the Future of Tech

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 10.10.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

Advancing technologies make it possible to solve the problems of hunger, poverty, energy and education. But advances would happen faster if Silicon Valley's moguls woke up to the new reality and started focusing on big problems as well.

Introducing The Netflix Of Concerts

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.08.2014 | Entertainment

Concert addicts, rejoice: The Netflix of live performances has finally arrived. Jukely, an iOS app that helps users find concerts nearby and connec...

The 7 Essential Wine Apps

Liquor.com | Posted 10.06.2014 | Taste
Liquor.com

The revolution is official: Wine-focused apps are now acting like digital sommeliers. They're helping consumers navigate restaurant wine lists, discover and purchase new wines because friends recommend them and even have wine delivered right to your door.