Tech News Roundup

No time to catch up on the latest tech and social media news? No worries! All Things E has you covered. Here’s your weekly dose of what’s happening across the web.

HowTo.gov: 65% of All Email Gets Opened First on a Mobile Device – While composing email on mobile phones is still a tricky feat, email reading is quickly shifting away from the desktop. According to data from the US Consumer Device Preference Report: Q4 2013 from Movable Ink, way more than half of all email — a full 65 percent — is now being accessed via mobile devices in …read more

Four Ways to Celebrate the Birth of…Flickr?

Ten years old is an excellent age. You’re old enough to enjoy independent thought, but not quite old enough to start taking responsibility for your actions. In the world of social media, where networks fade into obscurity after a few years of robust health, ten years feels like an eternity. (We’re looking at you, Tom.)

In the age of decade-long domination, Facebook is all anyone can talk about these days. We reminisce about our first time entering this strange new world of digital connections, using only our wits and our .edu email addresses. Facebook gave us some fun ways to …read more

Can YOU Live Without Your Cell Phone?

Dropping your brand new, highly sought after, three-week old cell phone in a body of water is a horrible, horrible thing. I know firsthand because that is exactly what I did one week ago today. The standard advice from the tech blogs, friends and co-works was to dry it off, cover the phone in rice, and wait patiently for 36 – 48 hours. But does that actually work? After accidentally dropping my iPhone into a fully submerged body of water… OK… a toilet to be exact… I had the unfortunate opportunity to test out the iPhone-in-a-rice-bag hypothesis, and I am …read more

Best Back-to-School Apps

It’s that time of year again. Students are back in school and whether they are in the middle school, high school or at the college level, we have some apps that will them get organized and help parents keep track of their star pupil.

1. MyHomework – Getting organized is now a touch screen away. With the MyHomework app, students can organize and keep track of classes and assignments. The app also color-codes items according to their due date and syncs to a desktop to keep all of a student’s information centralized. We can’t guarantee they’ll go to class, but …read more

Do you Vine?

Twitter’s Vine app is a popular video-sharing service that recently topped the U.S. App Store’s list of free iPhone apps. Vine creates short looping videos in a simple and fun way that you can share with your friends, family, and followers. Organizations are using Vine to promote new products and gain excitement about upcoming music albums.

Have you thought about how you can bring it into your organization? The General Services Administration has recently blogged that Vine videos can be created without breaking any GSA rules. Organizations such as NASA, U.S. Health Data and the Department of the …read more