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Five for Wednesday

In this Five for Wednesday, we’ll look at a phone with built in solar charging features and apps that are better than Siri for helping you get what you want. But first, let’s start with an app for managing...
April 16, 2014

Five for Wednesday

For this week’s Five for Wednesday, let’s look at fixing a Heartbleed, where the future’s headed, & getting rid of patent trolls.: Heartbleed Bug – Folks, educate yourselves. The group over at vox.com put together this really great explainer....
April 9, 2014

As Seen on REPurposedApps: Two Apps for Smart Driving are Waze and Glympse

For this installment of ‘As Seen on REpurposedApps‘, we have two apps that help us drive smarter. First up, Waze. Waze is social smart driving. It was recommended by Bill Lublin. Bill says it’s: A terrific alternative GPS app, it...
April 7, 2014

Five For Wednesday

Today’s Five for Wednesday is a real hodge podge. From old Microsoft product to new Microsoft products. From Android to iOS and from your living room, I present today’s Five for Wednesday: Wearables: one-third of consumers abandoning devices –...
April 2, 2014

Re-ConnectEd in 3: Better Email, Better Breathing, Better Work-Life Balance

For this Re-ConnectEd post, we’re going to try something different. Rather than exploring a topic in depth, I thought we’d share a few articles we found this week that would provide you with some tips on how to get...
March 21, 2014

Minuum – A Smaller Screen Keyboard for Android

Minuum was built as a solution to a problem: mobile screen keyboards: Consider mobile typing: Current technology assumes that sticking a virtual typewriter into a touchscreen device is the best way to enter text, resulting in keyboards that have...
March 18, 2014

As Seen on REpurposedApps: Mileage Tracker and Receipt Tracking Apps

As we are in tax season, it’s crossed my mind that there could be some apps that would benefit members in getting ready for taking their business expenses to their accountant. It may be too late for this year,...
March 17, 2014

Re-ConnectEd – Using a Digital Gatekeeper to Limit Distractions

A few weeks back, we posted an article about how to be more productive and less distracted. One of the items the article mentioned was finding someone to be a gatekeeper for you. This can definitely be a challenge...
March 6, 2014

Via TechCrunch: One Ring to Rule Them All: Control Your Smart Devices By Raising a Finger

TechCrunch just posted this pretty fascinating project on Kickstarter. What if you could control your smart devices by raising a finger? One finger with a device called Ring. Ring is a wearable that allows you to use gestures to...
February 28, 2014

America’s Greenest Street is in Chicago

I live in a beautifully cluttered and noisy place: Chicago. Being from Iowa, it took a bit to adapt. The skyscrapers in Iowa were silos and our busy streets were 2 lanes, one in each direction. I loved the...
February 28, 2014