Tagged with: Cool Apps

SpotHero Takes the Pain Out of Parking in NYC

SpotHero Takes the Pain Out of Parking in NYC

If you've hunted for a parking space in NYC before, you know it can be endlessly frustrating. Worry no more: SpotHero is here to take the pain out of parking and make life easier for you. SpotHero saves drivers from having to search the street for metered and street parking by offering the best deals at garages and lots ...

Pager (iOS) Will Help You Get a Doctor to Make a House Call

Pager (iOS) Will Help You Get a Doctor to Make a House Call

There will be a doctor in the house – your house. That is: If you need one, if you live in Manhattan, if you have a mobile device and if you’re willing to shell out $300 for a house call. Pager, which launched on Thursday, is a new entry into the growing realm of telemedicine. It is a mobile application that will allow ...

History of the World: 5 Great Mobile Apps to Discover European History

History of the World: 5 Great Mobile Apps to Discover European History

These five awesome apps chart European History -- from the Roman Empire through World War II -- and are stacked with loads of helpful features. While students will most likely not grow up to be a stand-up philosopher or discover first hand that it’s “good to be king,” they can get closer to understanding the lineage ...

Hopscotch (iPad), Which Teaches Kids to Code, Raises $1.2 Million

Hopscotch (iPad), Which Teaches Kids to Code, Raises $1.2 Million

There are lots of systems clamouring to help educate the next generation of coders. One of them, New York-based startup Hopscotch, closed a $1.2 million seed funding round last August which it announced on Thursday, in conjunction with the release of v2.0 of its app. The seed funding came from Resolute Ventures, ...

5 Great Mobile Apps to Study Nature and Celebrate Earth Day

5 Great Mobile Apps to Study Nature and Celebrate Earth Day

Some of the most interesting educational apps ask students to explore and study the world outside the classroom. These five apps will inspire you to take an outdoor study break for further analysis. Leafsnap for iPad (Free) Leafsnap nurtures an appreciation for the beauty and diversity of one segment of our living ...

Barnes & Noble’s ‘Yuzu’ App Will Change the Way You Study

Barnes & Noble’s ‘Yuzu’ App Will Change the Way You Study

Barnes & Noble quietly launched the beta version of a new digital textbook app earlier this month. It’s called Yuzu, and it is currently available for the iPad and for web browsers. Yuzu is a digital education platform that Barnes & Noble says is going to “make the everyday learning experience remarkably ...

Facebook’s ‘Paper’ App Gets First Major Update, Adds New Features

Facebook’s ‘Paper’ App Gets First Major Update, Adds New Features

With Paper, Facebook set out to prove that it could "think small," rebuilding itself from the ground up for mobile devices. This meant removing lots of clutter, and in some cases, leaving out certain features that some Facebook users might have considered essential. Facebook just launched Paper 1.1, an update meant to add ...

Breeze by RunKeeper (iOS) Tracks Your Every Step

Breeze by RunKeeper (iOS) Tracks Your Every Step

RunKeeper is one of the most popular run-tracking apps for the iPhone, and on Thursday it's launching a new app called Breeze to take count of how much you're walking around, too. The app works only on the iPhone 5S and is based around its M7 motion processor, which is always collecting your steps in the background. Using ...

The 5 Best iPad Apps for Budding Computer Programmers

The 5 Best iPad Apps for Budding Computer Programmers

Computer engineering and program development are two of the fastest growing professions in the world. With such high demand, many developers have created mobile apps disguised as games that teach the basics from the Elementary School through High School levels. These five computer programming apps for kids may have cracked ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 9, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 9, 2014

Have you ever found yourself trapped in a group text message thread that you desperately wanted to escape? Until now, there was no way to get out of a situation like that without blocking your contacts’ phone numbers, but a new Android app called GroupXit is here to save the day. GroupXit pulls the text message threads ...