As the East Coast starts the slow and painful recovery from Hurricane Sandy and prepares for another wintery mix of rain and snow, there’s a lot of clean up to do and preparations to be made. Homes, cars, personal property and in some cases entire blocks have been destroyed. To help you document property damage to your home or car, MediaBsitro AppNewser put together a list of apps that can come in handy. Below is their list of iOS and Android apps that can help with either documenting damage, filing claims or simply tracking possessions.
Insurance Claims Recorder: …read more
What do you do when you can no longer go home for family dinners? This is the question our family recently faced when my sister and I relocated to Maryland this June, moving 588 miles away from our dad and our hometown in Lansing, MI.
Family dinners are important to the three of us and we were able to recreate the experience with Skype, an online video calling platform that allows you to call anyone, anywhere, for free. Every other Sunday my sister and I sit down for a Skype dinner with my dad. We each cook the …read more
As the summer season kicks off, so have the huge music festivals. With large music festivals come the unfortunate reality of wristbands to help regulate the overwhelming crowds of attendees. Organizers of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival have came up with a more efficient solution: RFID chips.
RFID stands for Radio-Frequency Identification. The acronym refers to small electronic devices that consist of a small chip and an antenna. The RFID device serves the same purpose as a bar code or a magnetic strip on the back of a credit card or ATM card; it provides a unique identifier for …read more
Narrative Science’s mantra: “We Transform Data into Stories and Insights.” It sounds simple enough. But many writers are questioning the ethics behind the intentions of a company that trains computers to write news stores. It comes down to this, can algorithms become better at telling stories than journalists and should we even let them try?
The Wired article had this perspective on the company:
Had Narrative Science — a company that trains computers to write news stories—created this piece, it probably would not mention that the company’s Chicago headquarters lie only a long baseball toss from the Tribune newspaper building. …read more
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With the start of the New Year, resolutions are made and broken. Below are a few fun apps that can help you break bad habits, create good ones, and maybe even keep your New Year’s resolutions.
Weight Loss. This Calorie Counter app has a fitness journal and a large food database to track your meals. Watch yourself get healthier.
Organize Life. Keep your notes easily accessible with Evernote. Whether it’s your grocery list, trip itineraries, or favorite web pages, they are ever-accessible via your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Money Budgeting. Mint brings all your financial accounts together. It automatically categorizes …read more