Tagged with: Cool Apps

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 21, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 21, 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 Mobile Apps Are Great Bookends to Summer Reading Assignments

These Mobile Apps Are Great Bookends to Summer Reading Assignments

Many articles and studies endorse summer reading as a beneficial and necessary experience for all students. While book options have the potential to change from year to year, it remains that readers equip themselves with tools that foster their understanding of key terms, characters, plot, themes, comprehension and critical ...

5 Apps to Learn U.S. History on Independence Day

5 Apps to Learn U.S. History on Independence Day

Before Fourth of July fireworks and cookouts commence, students of all ages should have a clear understanding of why we celebrate Independence Day. These mobile apps not only chronicle the events and sacrifices that preceded the birth of our nation, but also provide in-depth looks into U.S. History! American Revolution ...

Five Great (and Free!) Apps to Capture Your 4th of July Memories

Five Great (and Free!) Apps to Capture Your 4th of July Memories

If you believe selfies should be a constitutional right and that no fireworks show should go un-hashtagged, this edition of Free App Friday (on a Thursday!) is for you. As always, while they're free now, we can't guarantee how long they'll last--so don't wait too long. GifBoom (Android and iOS): Still shots don’t cut it, ...

Nudge (Android, iOS) Gathers Your Health and Fitness Data

Nudge (Android, iOS) Gathers Your Health and Fitness Data

With the quantified self movement in full swing, you can now track and monitor every movement, learn when you’re drinking too much coffee, discover how well you sleep, and even lose weight. But with so many different apps and gadgets for different facets of our lives, it can be difficult to keep on top of everything. This ...

5 Great Apps to Bring Some Life to Human Biology

5 Great Apps to Bring Some Life to Human Biology

When students delve into anatomical and molecular concepts in biology, they learn about complex processes that impact our everyday lives. Touchscreen devices bring more vitality to this process, as apps can help students better visualize and experiment with concepts first learned in the classroom. These five apps help ...

Meet ‘Yo’ — The Newest (and Simplest) Viral Messaging App

Meet ‘Yo’ — The Newest (and Simplest) Viral Messaging App

Yo. It seems so simple. So mindless. It’s only slightly less boring than “Hey” or “Hi,” if only because of some perceived aggression or excitement attached to it. But Yo is anything but simple. If you haven’t been following along on Twitter, Yo is the hottest new app that will leave you scratching your head. The ...

A Facebook (iPad) Update Turns the App Into an Entertainment Hub

A Facebook (iPad) Update Turns the App Into an Entertainment Hub

Over 70 percent of people who use Facebook for iPad played a Facebook-connected game in the past 90 days, so the company is helping them discover or re-engage with games through a new home page sidebar it starts testing today on its iPad app. It includes social notifications for native mobile and Facebook web games you ...

Audibly (iOS) Creates a Wireless Surround-Sound System from iPhones

Audibly (iOS) Creates a Wireless Surround-Sound System from iPhones

A team of three young coders has come up with a way to turn your iPhone’s speakers into a wireless surround-sound system, thanks to a mobile app called Audibly. The app, which is perfect for parties or for blasting music when decent speakers aren’t readily available, uses technology found on newer devices (running iOS 7 ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 12, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 12, 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 ...