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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?

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.

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 Ways to Get More Out of Mobile App Marketing

Rahul Varshneya | Posted 11.25.2014 | Small Business
Rahul Varshneya

Marketing begins the day you put your mobile app idea into production. When growing or scaling your mobile startup, you have to look at a much broader spectrum of marketing effort, instead of just customer acquisition.

What Could I Have Done Differently? Lessons From a Failed Startup

Carolina Garcia | Posted 11.26.2014 | Technology
Carolina Garcia

For the first time, I embraced my entrepreneurial failure and spoke candidly about my mistakes--the big mistakes that caused our business to fail. And you know what? It felt pretty great.

The Influence and Lucrativeness of Mobile Apps

Ilana Greene | Posted 11.20.2014 | Small Business
Ilana Greene

Smartphone popularity has skyrocketed in recent years, largely due to the affordability of these devices, but also the variety and availability of apps.

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...

The New Privacy Frontier: Creating a Better Mobile Experience

Kate Bolseth | Posted 11.06.2014 | Business
Kate Bolseth

Looking at privacy through the lens of the consumer, they are confused, concerned and not feeling as if they are in the driver's seat. Moreover, the underlying security frameworks are constantly under attack.

Twitter Unveils Plan To Infiltrate All Of Your Apps

WIRED | Posted 11.01.2014 | Technology

Twitter is releasing a new software development kit today at its developer’s conference. It’s called Fabric. It does lots of very pretty things, a...

How to Overcome Your 6 Biggest Digital Banking Fears

GOBankingRates | Posted 12.24.2014 | Money
GOBankingRates

Yes, privacy policies are long; however you can gain confidence by reading the privacy policies of the sites you're on. By knowing what agreeing to a site's terms and conditions really means, you'll feel more in control of your information and aware of what a company can do with it.

5 Secrets to Building a Successful Mobile Application

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 12.23.2014 | 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...

Six Reasons to Share Your Mobile Location

Grace Chan | Posted 12.22.2014 | Technology
Grace Chan

More and more mobile phone apps leverage your location to deliver personalized information to you in real-time. Here are some general app categories that make it easier for you to go about your daily life by knowing where you are.

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

Jordan Jayson | Posted 12.14.2014 | 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...

Why We Must Help Bridge the Gap For Women In Tech

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

Some days it gets wearying to face the additional challenges it takes for a woman to make it in the world of tech, but on days when it feels like that to me, I pull out the photo of all of the women that attended our first bootcamp.

Kinesthetic Communication, and the Power of Touch -- a Killer App for Apple Watch and Beyond?

Brad Hines | Posted 12.01.2014 | Technology
Brad Hines

While kinesthetic communication might not pan out to be the embodiment of Watch, don't be surprised when it becomes a major part of it, like the vibrate feature never was.

The 'OpenTable of After Dark' That's Democratizing the NYC Nightlife Scene

Party Earth | Posted 11.24.2014 | Technology
Party Earth

The New York nightlife scene, especially the higher-end clubs, has a stigma that the only way to get in, or to have the best time, is to "know a guy." Otherwise you're stuck with the rest of us peons dealing with lines, covers, poor service, and ultimately a less-than-satisfying night out.

So You Have a Great App Idea ... Now What?

Scott Hirsch | Posted 11.17.2014 | Technology
Scott Hirsch

It seems like the fast-paced world of mobile technology would make it difficult to "stop and look around once in a while" but several recent milestones are worthy of our attention.

Lessons Learned: 3 Requirements For Sustainable Civic Apps

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 11.16.2014 | Home
Lisa Abeyta

Here is what I believe must happen if we, as a global community, want to effectively exploit the power of mobile apps to address the growing civic demand for access to information and communication via mobile.

What Your First Step In Digital Marketing Should Be

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 11.10.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Think your business is 'too complicated' for an app or there isn't 'an app for that' yet? Go get a sobriety test.

Grindr, OkCupid Are Failing To Take This Basic Security Measure, Researchers Say

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology

Top social and dating apps, including Instagram, OkCupid, GroupMe, and Grindr, could give hackers access to what users think are private messages, acc...

Kids and Media: Screen or Window?

David Kleeman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
David Kleeman

Digital photography and video are essentially free, so why not let kids capture their own perspective on family trips or events?

8 Tips to Finding a Good Restaurant While Traveling

Travelzoo | Posted 10.28.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

Memorable meals can make a trip, but locating a good restaurant in an unfamiliar place can be tricky -- especially when hunger has already set in.

Facebook to Fix Security Issue in iOS App

Sam Fiorella | Posted 10.26.2014 | Technology
Sam Fiorella

My security concerns over our increasing use of mobile apps, for which we rarely read the permission settings or terms of service, were met with harsh criticism by some who said I was wearing a tinfoil hat and breeding paranoia.

Think Twice Before Using Your Smartphone

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 10.25.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

As smartphones are increasingly used for financial transactions, sharing sensitive personal and proprietary information, and for operating other devices (such as home security systems), the field for intruders grows and becomes increasingly attractive.