App of the Day

What the Tech? App of the Day: Restly

Medical researchers and experts say it is very important to get enough sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic. Doctors at the University of Chicago Medical have even stated that a lack of sleep might hurt our immune system making us more susceptible to catching and or fighting off a virus. But who can sleep with all the worries that a pandemic…

What the Tech? App of the Day: iTunes U

While you’re stuck, I mean safe at home, why not put some of that time to good use? Like getting an Ivy League education. Or learn new skills, for free! It may be the most valuable app on an iPhone. iTunes U is a stock iPhone and iPad app from Apple. Teachers use it for class assignments and creating lessons,…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Get Rid Of It

Weeks now into the safe-at-home order you may be running out of things to do. You’ve watched “Tiger King” and binged “Ozark”, well it’s time to do something productive even the kids will enjoy. “Get Rid of It” encourages and motivates users to clean out their closet, drawers and home by giving away or selling things they no longer use….

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,…