App of the Day

What the Tech? App of the Day: What3Words

I read this story the other day about a hiker in a forest in California who became lost. After screaming for help for several hours and trying to find something that looked familiar, the 45-year-old man took a photograph of his surroundings and texted it to a friend. Fortunately, maybe miraculously, someone seeing the photo being shared by a sheriff’s…

What the Tech? App of the Day: HeardThat

I’ve seen a lot of apps in the past few years browsing the app stores for super fun “App of the Day” features. I haven’t seen many apps as impressive as “HeardThat”, a brand new app for iOS and Android that helps people hear conversations in a noisy environment. I first heard about “HeardThat” at CES 2020 in Las Vegas….

What the Tech? App of the Day: Uptime

Who doesn’t want to become a little smarter? If raising your IQ isn’t enough just being able to start a conversation with someone should be a good reason. But who has time to read or watch a 2-hour documentary or take an online course? The app “Uptime” is a solution. Uptime provides bite-size ideas and thoughts from some of the…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Bandcamp

One of the best things about smartphones is the ability to listen to music anywhere and everywhere. While Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and Amazon Music are the most popular streaming services they don’t pay a whole lot to the artists for playing their music. Just a fraction of a penny goes to the artist when someone streams their song. That…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Marigold

It’s been a tough year for everyone but sometimes a bad day is just as bad. If not worse. Whether it’s the pressure at work, at home with the kids, with your spouse or significant other, or just internal stress because of another issue, confidence in yourself can take a beating. While there are hundreds of motivational or self-help apps…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Foap

Who hasn’t thought about making a little money on the side? Whether you’re looking to build a nest-egg, pay for college, or start your own full-time business, everything you need to get started is likely on your smartphone. If you’re the creative type with a good eye for photographs, the smartphone app “foap” might land one of your pictures a…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Lichess

There are two types of people: those who play chess and those who want to learn how to play chess. Since “Queen’s Gambit” hit Netflix last fall, millions of people have purchased chess sets, books, instructional DVDs, apps, and subscriptions to either learn or improve their game. Several chess apps have become popular for iPhones and Android devices. Chess.com naturally…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Skiplagged

It’s nice to begin thinking about taking a vacation again. As COVID cases continue to drop many people are planning a vacation for later this year. Of course, we all want to find the best deals and a controversial smartphone app claims to search for and discover deals you’d never find otherwise. Skiplagged searches for “Hidden Cities” or deals on…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Forest

Smartphones are incredibly helpful, but they’re often a distraction from getting things done. How many times have you sat down to read a book, worked on a project, or just sit in silence only to have your smartphone ding with a notification, and the next thing you know you’ve spent 45 minutes doom-scrolling through social media or replying to emails?…