May 2016

Monthly Find: Apps We Love   While there is no shortage of new apps added every day, we found two new favorites this month. Hopper tracks the changing prices of flights to advise the best time to purchase, and Postagram allows users to create and send postcard-like “postagrams” to anyone, anywhere around the world. Spring…

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April 2016

Money Saving Apps: New Electronic Financial Tools   We are always on the lookout for new apps, and there is no shortage when it comes to those gaining popularity for helping Americans save money. New financial apps like Qapital, Digit, Dyme, and Acorns, among many others are striving to take advantage of mobile technology, using…

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March 2016

Paribus: Tech-Couponing Made Simple   Despite all the apps out there that have made our lives easier in one way or another, 63% of U.S. credit and debit cardholders who use coupons when shopping still rely on and prefer coupons from newspapers and other paper mailings. This statistic is surprising, considering how many online and…

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February 2016

MCG President: Not Just Business But Life Goals   For anyone who is not aware the running bug caught MCG’s President Ken Goldberg a few years ago, in large part to this author’s accomplished goal of running a half marathon. As a result, Ken felt the burn of competition and has since gone from barely…

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January 2016

Honey: Your New Favorite Extension   Honey, a Google Chrome browser extension, is about to be your new favorite extension when shopping online. The browser automatically finds and applies coupons to your online shopping cart. A team of entrepreneurs and technologists created the service to save consumers time and money. While shopping online, Honey will…

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December 2015

Chromebit: Chrome OS on an HDMI Stick   Google and ASUS have brought their companies together to announce the arrival of the Chromebit. Chromebit is a full Chrome OS-based computer on an HDMI stick. This means that Chrome OS can be used on any screen with an HDMI port. The 2.6 ounce stick is retailing…

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November 2015

Neighborhoods.nyc: Hyper-local Info   New York City is on a mission to make it easy for you to find out up-to-the-minute information on your neighborhood. The Neighborhoods.nyc website has been created and allows you to search for your neighborhood to see what’s going on. In early 2016, new and more specific sites will start to…

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October 2015

Bitmoji: Your Better Self   Bitmoji is a fairly new app we’re obsessed with, and we’re not the only ones. The app allows you to design a caricatured version of yourself, choosing everything from face shape to hairstyle and even your outfit. Then you can enable the bitmoji keyboard which places your avatar in a…

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September 2015

Nearables: Your Shopping Experience   Electronic beacons, or nearables, beam Bluetooth signals to your smartphone. The emerging trend is changing shopping experiences, where sensor-equipped everyday objects can detect your location, identify your personal information, and collect data about what’s happening. For example, supermarket chain Marsh is testing a network of nearable-enhanced apps with inMarket, placing…

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Summer 2015

Breather: Personal Rented Space   Need peace and quiet, but only for a limited amount of time? Download Breather, the app that gives you virtual keys to private spaces for any length of time. Whenever you need a space, you can request and reserve it on your smartphone, and unlock the door with a unique…

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