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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 10.24.2014 | 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 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...

Six Reasons to Share Your Mobile Location

Grace Chan | Posted 10.22.2014 | 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 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...

Why We Must Help Bridge the Gap For Women In Tech

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 10.09.2014 | 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 10.01.2014 | 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 09.24.2014 | 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.

Open Data: Going Beyond Solving Problems to Making the Impossible Possible

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

For the past year and a half, my cofounders and team have focused on what it will take to use, interact and learn from data being produced within the civic sector.

10 Music Apps You Need To Download Right Now

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.08.2014 | Entertainment

At this point, most people have downloaded Spotify, Pandora and Shazam on their smartphones. They are the three basic apps needed to stay musically re...

The Apps We Use to Run Our Startup

Lauren Rotman | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Lauren Rotman

We are happy to share our must-have apps below. We have no affiliation to these companies, no kickbacks, just our pure honest opinion on what we pay for and use on a monthly basis.

Autism Parents Build Virtual Birdhouse for Others

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 09.28.2014 | Technology
Rabbi Jason Miller

Dani Gillman was a single mom in Metro Detroit with an autistic daughter, Brodie, who ran a popular blog detailing her daughter's challenges and successes as a way to help other parents of autistic children.

The Right Digital-Marketing Partner in 5 Steps

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.22.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Most small-medium businesses (SMBs) would rather pick potatoes than pick a digital-marketing partner. Digital marketing is filled with clutter and confusion. SMBs know digital can help but are unsure of where to start. Having a great partner helps, but finding a great partner can be expensive and counterproductive to your goals.

The Marketing Funnel: An Obituary

Puneet Mehta | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Puneet Mehta

As brands move on from the marketing funnel era, they need to keep the individual customer as the focus of every effort. Marketers can't promote a new product to the world and expect people to run out the door to pick it up.