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I’m sitting on the terrace of my hotel room overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem… the mid-afternoon Adhan can be clearly heard coming from the Muslim Quarter, the sounds of construction add a strange drum beat to the traditional call to prayer. The juxtaposition of old and new is ubiquitous in Israel, as are heated Continue Reading →
United States citizens should see being in the know, in regards to current events, as an enjoyable responsibility. Teaching students is the best way to ensure future generations are excited about this obligation. These apps can keep students of all ages informed on current events. BrainPOP Featured Movie (Free, Android) With new video clips everyday, BrainPOP Continue Reading →
Best Animal Apps
There is so much to learn about the animal kingdom! These five mobile applications cover live cameras, facts and popular myths about animals, endangered species, and even the basic cellular structures in animals. Although ants are not cute and cuddly, their industriousness carried them a spot on this list. Pocket Zoo HD ™ with Live Continue Reading →
Lumus DK40
I’m a Google Glass owner and I’ve had my share of ups and downs with my $1500 curiosity purchase. Mom says I look like I’m scratching my head when I’m using Glass, and my photos and videos are shot and shared fast and furiously, but they’re all pretty bad. I also spend inordinate amounts of Continue Reading →
Digital Wallets
The future of financial transactions in the U.S. is quickly shaping up to be mobile. According to Dovetail Systems and Radix Consulting, cash and paper transactions are quickly falling by the wayside in favor of electronic payments. The proliferation of smartphones and tablets is also fueling the rise of mobile payment mechanisms. Digital wallets have gotten Continue Reading →
CarPlay
According to the Radio Advertising Bureau, radio advertising in the United States topped $16 billion in 2012. While it was much bigger before the expansion of cable television and the advent of digital, it’s still a thriving, profitable business. That said, the success of radio in the US is (and always has been) inextricably linked Continue Reading →
Best U.S. History Apps
There are a fair amount of quality apps that specialize in the study of U.S. History, but these five apps form a veritable Mount Rushmore and then some. There are options for students of all ages. Studacy – U.S. Presidents (iPhone Free) Since America’s independence, presidents have been chronological benchmarks in the study of history: the Continue Reading →
After I wrote my review of the Basis B1 fitness-tracking wristband, the people at Polar reached out and asked me if I would like to try the Polar Loop. It’s a relatively new, $99 device that tracks steps, calories, sleep and other activities, as well as heart rate with an optional device such as Polar’s Continue Reading →
It is that time of year again, when Cupid strikes and countless students exchange Valentine’s Day cards. Thinking outside the box, here are five less obvious mobile apps that students can use to create the perfect project to show their Valentine how much they are appreciated. Pic Collage (Free Android Tablet) Pic Collage is a wonderful Continue Reading →

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