App of the Day

What the Tech? Should You Try the New Facebook Messenger to Connect with Friends and Family?

Social distancing and sheltering in place leaves many people yearning for connections to family and friends. There are dozens of video chat apps such as Zoom, Skype and Google Hangouts. Not to be outdone Facebook released a brand new Messenger for the desktop app that is supposed to be even easier for connections to spend time together. Is it really…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Depop

Every day it seems there’s a new app where people can buy and sell used clothing. It’s a big business for app developers of Poshmark and TheRealReal. For some reason though, teenagers and young adults are gravitating to a relatively new (and very popular) app Depop. Depop works the same as the other apps: Sellers post photos and a description…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Upwork

Never before have so many Americans had a second job. Not the kind of second-job that you might picture, but a side-gig or side-hustle. A job where they call the shots. Many times those side-gigs turn into a full-time career. If that’s the kind of thing you’ve been dreaming of, there’s an app you should check out. Upwork is an…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Ada

A popular smartphone app that uses a bot to assess health problems has been updated to include symptoms for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Ada is a “doc-in-a-bot” app developed a few years ago by doctors who seek to get medical advice and health assessments to people with no easy access to doctors and hospitals. Using artificial intelligence,…

What the Tech? App of the Day: After Credits

Almost every time I go to the movies I’m standing or sitting there as the credits roll wondering if there’s something else coming. Bonus features like bloopers, deleted scenes or a ‘where are they now’ sometimes play at the end of a movie after the credits roll. I’m always wondering if I should sit through all the closing credits to…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Motivation

Feeling a little down these days? If you’re having a tougher time than usual rolling out of bed or staying focused on the task at hand, you may be suffering from SAD or “Seasonal Affective Disorder”. It’s a type of depression that’s related to the changes in seasons. Many people find it affects them in January when days are short…