Tagged with: Cool Apps

Handybook Becomes ‘Handy’, Still Provides On-Demand Home Services

Handybook Becomes ‘Handy’, Still Provides On-Demand Home Services

What’s in a name? As it turns out, a lot. That’s the thinking behind Handybook’s decision to rebrand itself simply as “Handy.” The two-year old company, which provides on-demand home services via a web and mobile app, wants to become the definitive brand in the category… and it believes that when it comes to ...

Fetch (iOS) Moves From Shopping Tool to On-Demand Personal Assistant

Fetch (iOS) Moves From Shopping Tool to On-Demand Personal Assistant

Fetch, a mobile app that serves as a personal buying assistant by allowing you to submit text or photos then have results returned to you by a professional shopper, is expanding beyond product search with a new release out now. In the updated version, which also works over SMS, you can use your buying assistant to book ...

Students Can Count on These Back-to-School Math Apps

Students Can Count on These Back-to-School Math Apps

Beware of traditional approaches to math education as the days of old math are now numbered. Thankfully, touchscreen technology is here to help. Here are five compelling apps that tackle mathematics in unique ways. While students should not abandon classroom lessons, these apps could be a boon for those who struggle with ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 27, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 27, 2014

Learning a new instrument can immensely frustrating. A new iPad app called Wolfie looks to make life easier for people learning to play the piano. Wolfie, which features a score-tracking cursor, digital score playback and more, aims to improve music reading proficiency and reward practice. With more than 750 musical scores ...

A Primer on Educational Tech: 5 Terms Parents Need to Understand

A Primer on Educational Tech: 5 Terms Parents Need to Understand

This back-to-school season, students more than ever are arriving to classrooms equipped with digital devices and learning tools. Apps, videos and other online resources that can be accessed from iPads, Androids devices, Chromebooks and the like are profoundly impacting the learning process. While many elementary, middle ...

‘Ignore No More’ App Makes Sure Parents Can Get in Touch With Their Kids

‘Ignore No More’ App Makes Sure Parents Can Get in Touch With Their Kids

Tired of her kids ignoring her phone calls, this Texas mom taught herself how to develop an app and created “Ignore No More.” “We need to develop an app that just shuts their phone completely down and they can’t even use it,” Sharon Standifird, a mother of two, told ABC 13. “I got on the Internet and I literally ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 8, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 8, 2014

How many times have you asked a friend to call your phone because you can’t find it? Whether it slipped behind a couch cushion or was left in a jacket pocket, there are plenty of hiding spaces that phones love to hide in. Thanks to a new app called Marco Polo, however, finding your phone just got a lot easier – and more ...

These Inventive Apps Boost Student Creativity

These Inventive Apps Boost Student Creativity

Summertime presents an opportunity for students to allow their full creativity to flourish. These five mobile apps dabble in everything artistic from drawing to video editing to playing music. Let your kids unleash their inner artist via these wonderfully creative apps before they go back to school. Chances are, they will ...

Ooloo Answers Your Questions With Real, Live People

Ooloo Answers Your Questions With Real, Live People

Sick of virtual assistants like Siri mangling your searches? Well, the new Ooloo app for iOS and Android dispenses with voice recognition and just sends your request to an actual human being. Ooloo, which has been spun off from online backup service IDrive, will have staff on hand 24/7 to answer your questions. I’m ...

Calendar App ‘UpTo’ Turns Your Smartphone Into a Personal Assistant

Calendar App ‘UpTo’ Turns Your Smartphone Into a Personal Assistant

If you've been searching for a new way to look at your calendar, look no further than UpTo. UpTo, which launched on iOS in March and is now available on Android, adds an entirely new dimension to your upcoming schedule. UpTo offers a top-level view of your calendar and can expand to show upcoming events based on a whole ...