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Better Sleep Through Apps

Thumbnail image for Better Sleep Through Apps by Barbara J. Feldman October 29, 2014

Dedicated fitness and sleep tracking devices such as FitBit and Jawbone have become increasingly popular. Now you can get similar sleep cycle functionality through mobile phone apps such as: SleepCycle (for iPhone and Android) Sleep as Android (Android only) Sleepbot (iPhone and Android). The apps use the accelerometer in your smart phone to determine and […]

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10 Reasons Why Uber is Better than a Taxi

Thumbnail image for 10 Reasons Why Uber is Better than a Taxi by Barbara J. Feldman June 30, 2014

Those of you’ve who’ve never used Uber might be wondering why I am reviewing a taxi service on my Tech Tips blog. But once you try Uber , you’ll understand. Uber is a phone app that summons a driver. When the car arrives, tell him where you want to go. When you arrive, simply thank […]

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Why is Yik Yak Being Banned from Schools?

Thumbnail image for Why is Yik Yak Being Banned from Schools? by Barbara J. Feldman March 11, 2014

Yik Yak is a new phone app (for both iOS and Android) that is being called a cross between Twitter and Snapchat. It creates a text chat room shared by up to 500 anonymous users who are all near one another (powered by the GPS services in one’s phone.) Its developers say it is designed […]

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Best Flappy Bird Clones

Thumbnail image for Best Flappy Bird Clones by Barbara J. Feldman March 4, 2014

In case you missed the news, the bestselling Apple app game Flappy Bird was pulled from iTunes by its creator because the game was addictive, and the author felt an overwhelming responsibility for ruining people’s lives. To fill the vacuum of addictive mobile games, developers everywhere have been rushing to release Flappy Bird clones. Some […]

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Is the Talking Angela App Safe?

Thumbnail image for Is the Talking Angela App Safe? by Barbara J. Feldman February 18, 2014

There’s been a hoax making its way around Facebook for the second time, claiming that the iOS app Talking Angela is asking your child personal information about their location, and school, and then taking pictures of your child for nefarious purposes. However, none of this is true. According to both Sophos Security and Snopes, the […]

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4 Sochi Olympic Apps

Thumbnail image for 4 Sochi Olympic Apps by Barbara J. Feldman February 7, 2014

With the time difference, and your busy life, it can be hard to spend as much screen time with the Winter Sochi Olympics as you might like. But with these four apps (for both iOS and Android) you’ll be able to follow along wherever you are. NBC Sports Live Extra: If you are a US […]

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