Apps

Go figure – ClassPad.net is a web based graphing calculator.

NEWS – Back in 2003, Casio released a stylus-based graphing calculator that featured a computer algebra system. It was a hybrid of the typical number pad calculator of the time and a PDA. The most recent version, the Casio fx-CG500, was introduced in 2017.  Casio has also made a web version on the website Classpad.net. This …

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Nebo by MyScript makes my iPad feel like my long-lost Newton

I’ve written quite a few articles for various publications in the last 30 years or so. All of them were typed on some sort of keyboard, until this one. I am writing this on my iPad Pro 12.9″ with an Apple Pencil using a software app called Nebo from a company called MyScript. Twenty years …

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Exist app knows if tweets, emails or working out makes you happier

Is there an app that can figure out what makes you happy, productive, and active? Hello Code’s Exist for iOS and Android thinks it can. This app gathers data from your Twitter account, email account, local weather, Google Fit, Withings, Fitbit, Instagram, Facebook, and other accounts to draw conclusions about your moods and behaviors. The app …

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Everyone has a fun new part-time job with HQ Trivia

HQ Trivia is a new app available for iPhones and Androids that has the population going berserk. It’s a live game show, where the winners of the 12 question trivia match split actual money! Currently, the usual amount up for division is $2,500, but it has been as high as $18,000! Depending on the difficulty …

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Get the best purchase price using the Slice app or the price protection features of your credit card

Did you purchase something with your credit card only to discover a little while later that it had gone on sale? If it was only a couple of dollars, you may not be too worried about that, but what if it was $20 or more? The easiest thing to do is call and see if …

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Keeping my balance in check with Dollarbird

I’ve been using a checkbook application on mobile devices ever since my first Palm Pilot. It was a simple application, probably cost me a dollar to download and didn’t come with many bells and whistles (and God forbid your battery died before syncing your Palm) but not having to bother with a handwritten checkbook register …

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The Curiosity app – for the “things that make you go hmmmm…”

Did you know that having only 5% of self-driving cars on the road can improve start-and-stop traffic jams? It can according to the National Science Foundation’s Cyber-Physical Systems program. Click here to read more about it. Did you know that cats meow for us? They do it to communicate to us and rarely do it …

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BusyKid lets parents pay their child’s allowance with Apple stock

When I was a kid, I got a wallet-busting $5 a week allowance and I was lucky if there was anything left at the end of the week to put in my piggy bank for a rainy day. Now BusyKid is enabling parents to help their children earn money from chores that can be used to …

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Developer with visual disability creates Big Keys iOS keyboard app with emojis

As I get older, I find that I often look over my glasses instead of through them because I’m at that glorious age when it’s tough to see small things like text on my phone without taking off my glasses first. Even though I wear bifocals, it’s sometimes really tough to see tiny things close …

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Reverb lets Amazon’s Alexa live inside your Mac, iOS and Android devices

Now you can use Amazon’s Alexa virtually anywhere you want using Reverb, the new free app from Rain Labs. The app connects to Amazon Echo services and allows you to use Alexa through your Mac, desktop, IOS and Android phones or tablets. And you don’t need to be connected to wifi to use it. When you open the …

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The IconFactory Linea iPad Pro sketchbook app review

One of my favorite tech innovations of the past year is Apple’s iPad Pro paired with the Pencil. There have been many digital styli that have preceded it, but for me, nothing’s come close to touching the Pencil for note-taking and drawing. I’ve been dabbling in iPad sketching apps for almost as long as they’ve …

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