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The Best Back to School Apps for Elementary School Students

The Best Back to School Apps for Elementary School Students

Elementary school instruction in the 21st century involves a lot more than reading, writing and arithmetic. The ability to comprehend and create media via digital and touchscreen devices will be a critical skill in the years and decades ahead. These five iPad apps, while masterful in their specific subjects, also introduce ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 22, 2013

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 22, 2013

Need motivation for some more exercise? Spotify can do the trick. It’s super easy to create a Spotify playlist based on the beats per minute in your favorite songs. First, sign up for a Spotify premium account. It’s $10 per month and worth every penny. Create a playlist called “Walking Music” or something else ...

Spotify Your Way to Health, Fitness and Weight Loss

Spotify Your Way to Health, Fitness and Weight Loss

The health and fitness value of a cardio-centric workout several times each week is well documented. And my nutritionist friends have assured me that weight loss is a simple matter of calories consumed vs. calories burned. Every 3,500 calories = 1 pound. If you eat 3,500 calories more than you burn, you will gain a pound, ...

The Best Back to School Apps for Preschoolers

The Best Back to School Apps for Preschoolers

  As many preschoolers today are younger than the iPad itself (which debuted in April 2010), educational apps to them are as commonplace as pencils, crayons and building blocks were to their parents. Here are five of our favorite apps for the preschool set. Learn with Homer (free) Designed with parents in mind, Learn ...

GetTaxi – Some Real Competition for Uber in NYC

GetTaxi – Some Real Competition for Uber in NYC

Does anyone really need another app to call a car service with? Yes. Did I wait too long to answer? I've been a loyal and evangelical Uber user for almost a year. It solves for a very specific transportation problem in NYC – you can never get a cab or car service when you really need one. So, with one tap, a quick ...

Surveying the Best iPad Apps for Special Needs Students

Surveying the Best iPad Apps for Special Needs Students

While iPads and touchscreen devices are impacting virtually every level of educational instruction, apps designed for special needs students are particularly transformative. These five apps for students with autism, dyslexia, Attention Deficit Disorders and speech issues are among the best of hundreds of worthy titles ...

Google’s “Android Device Manager” Helps Find Your Lost Phone, Starts Later This Month

Google’s “Android Device Manager” Helps Find Your Lost Phone, Starts Later This Month

Google on Friday announced Android Device Manager, a new website and accompanying app coming later this month that helps you find your lost phone or tablet. The service will be available for devices running Android 2.2 (Froyo) and above. Details are scarce right now, but Google does say Android Device Manager will let you ...

These iPad Apps Help Students Turn the Page on Book Publishing

These iPad Apps Help Students Turn the Page on Book Publishing

Many parents fear that iPads and other touchscreen devices will discourage kids from picking up, reading and enjoying actual books. While this is a legitimate concern, there are many chapters to this story. In fact, there are a number of apps that actually teach students of all ages how to create their own books, ...

These Health and Fitness Apps For Kids Will Help Keep the Doctor Away

These Health and Fitness Apps For Kids Will Help Keep the Doctor Away

While too much screen time can be unhealthy for kids, there are a handful of apps to help them appreciate their body, how it works and what they put into it. These health, fitness and nutrition apps do everything from encouraging your kids to “smash” doughnuts and soda pop for points, to exploring human anatomy, to ...

Rithm: Meet the ‘Snapchat for Music’ App on iOS

Rithm: Meet the ‘Snapchat for Music’ App on iOS

From the team behind MavenSay, Rithm is new iOS app that lets you send songs to your friends. No, this is not new territory — services like Stereotypes, Melod.io, Soundwave and even Spotify’s messaging feature sit in a somewhat similar space — but to date there has never been a hit messaging app centered around songs. ...