They call it “texting in public” and it takes long twitter or reddit threads and makes them easier to access and more focused. The host poses a topic and lets followers chime in and it reads like a Q&A session on an actual talk show...but you read it all.
Think of it as an all-text version of Periscope.
The app is available for iPhone only – but its free.
A few years ago, it was a popular thing to print a picture that made up of thousands of little pictures. Well it's time for that to be ushered into the 21st century. With Image2Emoji.com, you can upload your own image and the website will convert it to a picture made with hundreds of little emoji.
Then share it on social media!
(below is a picture of Pottsy made of pigs, chocolate chip cookies and smiley faces)
This app is a must-have for anyone graduating high school or college and entering the work force...and it's recommended for everyone who speaks to other people during the course of their day. The app teaches you to stop over-using words like “like”, “so”, “totally”, “literally”, “ya know” and “whatever”.
Through a series of questions, you speak your answers into the phone and the app analyzes how quickly you are able to answer, how articulate you are, and how often you...like...uhm...say certain...like...buzzwords that really, really irritate co-workers, or worse yet, people who are interviewing you for...like...a job. Er'whatever, ya know what I mean?
LikeSo is only available for iPhones and is $0.99 on iTunes
If you've ever taken your Roku box or streaming stick with you anywhere like college or a hotel, hoping to tap into their free wifi and stream a movie, you know the problem. To access their wifi, you need a web browser...and Roku doesn't have a web browser. Until now...kinda.
A recent operating system update (7.0) now offers “Hotel and Dorm Connect”, a feature that skirts the web browser issue. All you need is a Roku and a smartphone.
Plug in the Roku to the TV as you normally would. In settings, search for the wifi network you wish to use. You'll get an error message that says “no internet” Don't panic. A window should pop up with an option to select “I am at a hotel or college dorm”. Select that option then follow the on-screen instructions!
Essentially, this feature allows you to select the Roku as the wifi network you wish to join from your PHONE. Once you are connected to the Roku, open a web browser on your phone, enter the credentials and you'll be up and streaming on your hotel TV in no time at all!
**this isn't limited to only hotels or dorms, it works on portable hotspots, convention centers, airports...anywhere wifi access is web-authenticated.
By the way...if you're a Time Warner customer, the company has been testing using a Roku in place of cable boxes in a couple markets. Stay tuned.
Once you open a bottle of wine, it's only good for about a day. The Kuvee Smart Bottle allows you to keep an open bottle of wine fresh for about a month! Insert their specially packaged, bottle into the Kuvee Smart Bottle and the screen tells you the type of wine you're drinking, gives you a little story and history of the vineyard, and tells you how many glasses are left in the bottle. (you can even order more wine...right from the bottle!). Want to switch, pop out one bottle, insert another one! The specialized system prevents oxygen from coming in contact with the wine in the bottle, so it stays fresher longer. Pre-order now at Kuvee.com.
Cost is $200 and it comes with a $100 voucher for wine! Smart Bottles ship in early 2017.
Check out their demonstration video HERE.
Need a hair cut NOW, need your nails done NOW, need a massage NOW? Here's the app for you! It's called ManeStreem and its free for iPhone and Android. Schedule a beauty appointment almost instantly. The same way that Orbitz or Priceline finds open hotel rooms, ManeStreem finds canceled or available appointments that you can swoop in and claim within the hour. Prices for services vary because the stylists set their own rates. You can even pay and tip right from the app. It works great if you're on the road and a beauty emergency pops up.
This year's NCAA tournament will be streamed live. Get every game, plus analysis, on demand video, social media content, and more. Look for the free apps on GooglePlay, AppleTV, GooglePlay, Chromecast, Amazon Appstore, Roku Channels, Windows Store, CBSSports.com, BleacherReport.com, and of course, NCAA.com/MarchMadness.
This an iPad weather app from the folks at Weather Underground. If you are a geek about the weather...this is for you. It gathers data from the 37,000 personal weather stations linked to Weather Underground, to provide hyper-local weather condition information at your finger tips. Graphs, charts, and maps that show current conditions, trends, past data...national, regional, local, right down to your neighborhood. If you geek out over the weather...head to iTunes now and download WunderStation for free.
Don't have an iPad? You can also go to WeatherUnderground.com.
This is, essentially, Yelp...but for human beings instead of restaurant. Rate people based on their professional, personal or dating behaviors. The purpose is to help manage your online reputation. Those Spring Break '02 pictures of you aren't going to disappear and potential employers could get the wrong idea about you...but with good reviews on Peeple, it might just tip the scales in your favor.
The Internet Movie Database. Ever been watching a movie or TV show and think “where have I seen that actor before?” Go to IMDB.com or the free companion apps and look it up. Search by actor's name, TV Show or Movie title, even song titles register. Get a cast list, see trivia about the actors and crew, see everything they've ever worked on...not to mention the latest entertainment news and previews of coming attractions.
It's almost time to start your spring cleaning. This website and its companion app is full of tips and tricks for organizing, repairing, and refreshing your home. Advice for everything from the living room to the garage, from the furnace to the fridge. Decorating ideas, pest fighting remedies & lifehacks. Hire a pro or do it yourself, spend lots or spend nothing, do it green or don't, grow it yourself or cook it yourself...Its all here and its all free. Well...mostly free. There is an optional account sign-in that customizes your experience, and it's powered by Angie's List so you may be redirected to the subscription site if you want to find professionals in the area to do the work for you.
This is a simple app that brings the excitement and fun of trophies and achievements and bonus points, normally found in game apps...to the world of crossword puzzles.
Like traditional crossword puzzles, there are clues to 3 across and 5 down...but they give you the letters. 10 of them. So if you're stumped, you can eliminate words you THINK might be the answer because, for instance, there's no “J” in the available letters.
As you play, you earn tokens and points, that can be cashed in for hints in the game. For 400 points, you can eliminate the bogus letter choices and be left only with those found in the answer; for 300 points you can ask the app to give you the first letter of the answer.
A word of warning, however: The game isn't native to America, so some words may use the European spelling (colour, aeroplane) or measurements (liter, kilogram, etc)
Here's a great couple's game for Valentine's Day. Its a two-player game that works best on iPads. Two players work as a team, using their fingers to follow or trace shapes on the screen. You bump into each other, slide through or around each other, graze each other's hands, it is quite ...suggestive... and is perfect for the romance that goes along with the 14th.