Category Archives: App Overviews

Narrative Clip Announces New Model, Updated App with Public Feed

Narrative unveiled the updated version of their tiny lifelogging camera dubbed Narrative Clip 2. With a higher resolution camera, bigger battery, wireless photo transfer, built-in GPS and swappable attachment mounts, the second generation device seems to fix all of the shortcomings of its predecessor. Continue reading Narrative Clip Announces New Model, Updated App with Public Feed

Pebble Gets UP, Wet & Cheaper

Pebble watches are now bonafide activity trackers. Jawbone’s UP and UP24 activity tracker bands were just the start of the company’s fitness tracking ambitions, as the company announced at the beginning of this month a move towards integrating all types of devices with its software. Along with Apple’s Health Kit in iOS 8 and Google’s Android Wear (integration announced but not yet available), Pebble has now been added to the list of devices that connect with Jawbone’s UP service.   Continue reading Pebble Gets UP, Wet & Cheaper

Check out “Cardboard”

So it seems like Google is getting into the VR space. I just came across the Cardboard app in the Play Store, which looks like it is meant to bring Android content into VR. The description states that “Cardboard puts virtual reality on your smartphone. Try a variety of immersive demos on Android, and get inspired to build your own using the VR Toolkit at http://g.co/cardboard” That link doesn’t appear to be live, but it should be soon. I certainly didn’t see this coming! The link for the app is below.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.samples.apps.cardboarddemo

Swiftkey is Free!!

One of the best Android keyboards to date is now free on Android. This comes on the heels of Apple’s announcement at WWDC 2014 that iOS 8 would bring support for third party keyboards. Instead of charging for the keyboard, the six year old company will be offering keyboard themes for $0.99 a piece and bundles of themes for $4.99. For users that paid for the keyboard in the past, you will bet a free $4.99 bundle. New users will also get three keyboard themes for free. Continue reading Swiftkey is Free!!

2048 is a Broken Game

2048. If you have a smartphone, you’ve either heard of this addicting puzzle game or you’re already addicted. This game has so many of my Apple touting friends hooked, trying to get the 2048 and 4096 tiles. However, this free game is a rip-off of Sirvo LLC’s game Threes, which was launched about a month before the release of 2048. Continue reading 2048 is a Broken Game

Circa News

A growing number of people, especially those in our generation, do not read the newspaper; they get their news from the Internet. We use our computers, but more importantly, we use tablets and phones. While on a train to work, walking to class, or sitting in our apartment, we can read our news when we want. Reading multiple, sources with different views on a situation allows you to come to a better conclusion. However, I’ve always felt that I spend too much time reading the news. I don’t want to spend my time sifting through articles I don’t like and stories for which I don’t care from multiple sources. Circa News wants to solve those problems. Can it?
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Colgate University App

University Bringing App to its Students
Colgate has had a rocky relationship with new technologies over the past few years. My freshman year, wifi cut in and out in my third floor Curits room and speeds fluctuated throughout campus. Things just didn’t feel consistent, steady, or complete. I mean, the only things ITS is doing to educate people about automatically backing their files to the cloud is a poster that hangs in the room behind the help desk, out of view from students. However, things have been on the upswing now, with the school offering services like Lynda, web print, and the new media lab on the fifth floor of Case library. Our university is finally getting into the mobile space as well, with two new apps: Colgate Alumni app and the Colgate app. While the Colgate Alumni app is available in both the iOS and Android app stores, the Colgate app is currently in beta testing, with a handful of people testing it out in order to get the kinks smoothed out. Continue reading Colgate University App