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Twitter Confirms Purchase Of Live Video App Periscope

March 17, 2015


Filed under Technology

By Queenie Wong San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Live video streaming could be the next big social media craze, and Twitter has thrown its hat into the ring. The social network confirmed Friday that in January it purchased Periscope, a San Francisco startup that is creating a live video...

New App Called Trivia Crack Challenges Your Knowledge

New App Called Trivia Crack Challenges Your Knowledge

Angela Richart and Lizz Cornett

January 23, 2015


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Trivia Crack is a new Etermax game app that has recently become very popular all over the country.  Northeast Community College students can be heard playing and talking about it all over campus. According to Etermax.com, “Founder and CEO Maximo Cavazzani has helped the company reach more than twelve million...

Web Buzz: Making A Map From Vacation Photos

Web Buzz: Making A Map From Vacation Photos

September 2, 2014


Filed under Travel

By Jen Leo Los Angeles Times (MCT) Tired of sharing your travel pics one by one? UrbanBird lets you upload your photos and makes a map of your vacation that includes geographical info you can share with your friends on Facebook during or after the trip. Name: urbanbird.io What it does: Creates a map from t...

Security App Gains Foothold On College Campus

May 1, 2014


Filed under National

By Richard Burnett Orlando Sentinel (MCT) Sarah Spann heard the steps behind her and quickened her pace. The man pursuing her on the University of Florida’s campus sped up too. She ducked into an apartment-complex parking lot, but he lurked across the street. Spann quickly tapped an emergency ...

Tech Review: A Strong Range Of New Bluetooth Tracking Devices

Jim Rossman

March 20, 2014


Filed under Technology

Most of you are familiar with some popular uses of Bluetooth, such as wireless keyboards or mice. You also know Bluetooth as a term used to describe those small earpieces that help you make hands-free calls. If you have a fairly new car, it may have a Bluetooth link to connect your smartphone to make...

Web Buzz: A new Spin on togetherness

Web Buzz: A new Spin on togetherness

January 28, 2014


Filed under Technology

By Jen Leo Los Angeles Times (MCT) This new app provides “real-time together experiences” for groups on the platform. Name: Spin: The New Together Available for: iPhone and iPad What it does: It’s a real-time video-chat and photo-sharing app for iOS users. Up to 10 friends ca...

Web Buzz: Spottly helps turn smartphones into travel journals

Web Buzz: Spottly helps turn smartphones into travel journals

November 12, 2013


Filed under Technology

By Jen Leo Los Angeles Times (MCT) This app lets you create your own Instagram-like travel journal. Name: Spottly Available for: iPhone and iPad What it does: Uses your smartphone and desktop photos and your own notes to make personal travel bucket lists. Lazy? You can use photos from the Internet...

Lifting the veil off the true costs of college

October 25, 2013


Filed under Technology

By Renee Schoof McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — A new online app called College Abacus is making it easier for students and their families to get estimates in advance of how much financial aid colleges and universities will give so that they can compare schools for costs. ...

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