App of the Day

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?…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Clubhouse

The first thing I thought of when I heard about the new Clubhouse was “great, another social media app I’ll be talked into downloading”. The thing is though, Clubhouse is not just another social media network. In fact, I don’t know of anything else even similar. The best way to describe Clubhouse is its part Zoom meeting, part podcast, and…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Reface

Go ahead and admit it, using an app to swap faces with famous people is a lot of fun. Reface is the latest crazy popular face-swapping app that uses artificial intelligence to take someone’s selfie and place it in photos and videos of famous actors, actresses, singers, and other famous people. It’s been downloaded over 50 million times from the…

What the Tech? Apps of the Year

Who knew you can read a nation’s mood by looking through the app stores? Apple and Google have released their lists of the best apps of the year. And you can easily see, it’s been a rough year for many of us. Apple named Wakeout! it’s the iPhone app of the year. When companies sent people home to work last…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Timepage

I’m the type of person that doesn’t like spending money on apps if there’s a free version that works just fine. I’ve made an exception with the calendar app “Timepage”. Even though I have Apple’s stock calendar app on my phone along with Google calendar I’ve fallen for Timepage which is from the folks at Moleskin who makes planners, notebooks,…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Goldbelly

Have you ever discovered a favorite restaurant on vacation or out of town? You want to get back there, don’t you? Because of the pandemic, many people have had to cancel vacations and other trips. Not only that but your favorite restaurant may be struggling due to a lack of tourists. An app and website may help with the appetite…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Ten Percent

Boy, 2020. It’s been a disaster for anyone already struggling with their mental health. First the pandemic and lockdowns then the protests. Oh, and maybe the most contentious presidential election in our lifetime. It’s taking a toll. A recent study by the American Psychological Association found that nearly 70% of adults say the election is a significant source of stress….