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These 11 apps are the key to productivity

A few weeks ago I talked about using a system of reward tasks and “enjoyable” activities to motivate yourself to get things done. A lot of readers asked me what tools and apps I used to keep on top of my tasks and assignments.<p>An email account combined with Evernote is sufficient for most people to …

Apps

Frequency Shows How Much Time You Spend in Your Apps

Android: Frequency tracks the amount of time you spend in each app on your phone. You can see where your time is going, whether you are just curious …

Vocabulary.com Launches A Positively Addictive App For Aspiring Wordsmiths

Time to ditch Candy Crush for something that makes you sound smarter instead of dumber.<p>It’s a Monday afternoon. I’m playing an iPhone game at my desk instead of working–and for once, I don’t feel bad about it. Unlike Candy Crush, Vocabulary.com’s new app, available as of today, isn’t a …

Computer Science

Draw Something Designer Debuts Sneeky, An Anonymous Social App Which Focuses On Photos

Anonymous social networking is the new social media. (Or the new “SoLoMo.” We’ll see.) Developers are attacking the space right and left these days, it seems, despite the controversies surrounding the ethics and morality of these services, which include apps like Secret, Whisper, Wut and YikYak, to …

Feeling Antisocial? Try Split, The App That Helps You Avoid People

The premise of location-based social services like Foursquare, Highlight, Social Radar and Tinder is that we’d all be better off if our phones could help us to have more real-world encounters.<p>But is that necessarily true? There are all sorts of times when the last thing you want is to find yourself …

Here's The Best Way To Find A New App In The App Store

The search function in Apple's App Store is notoriously bad. When we tried searching for anonymous app Secret, it <b>took 107 tries</b> before we found the actual app.<p>Fnd.io is a new service that may have a solution for this.<p>It's a Web page lets you search through App Store and the Mac store simultaneously …

Apps

Emu, A Smarter Messaging App With A Built-In Assistant, Exits Beta

Emu, a new mobile messaging application exiting from beta today, is not just another text messaging alternative – it’s a full-fledged mobile assistant allowing you to schedule appointments, share your location, set reminders, get movie showtimes or buy tickets, reserve a table, and more, thanks to …

6 Great Sites and Apps for Taking Fitness Classes at Home

Not everybody is motivated to work out consistently by themselves, which is why fitness classes are so popular. Somehow having an instructor bossing …

Apps

The 10 Most Popular Smartphone Apps in the U.S.

There's an app for everything now, it seems, but standbys such as Facebook, YouTube and Gmail remain among the most popular ones in the United States.<p>…

This App Could Let You Count Calories by Taking a Picture of Your Food

What if taking photos of your food could serve a real purpose besides helping you brag on Instagram and Facebook?<p>SRI International, the lab …

Nutrition

Tracing your family tree? The 10 best apps to help you find your relatives

Laura Berry, lead genealogist for BBC1's Who Do You Think You Are?, offers an expert's guide to aid your online searches<p>A decade ago there was no point even considering researching your roots if you weren't prepared to spend days, months or potentially years trawling through dusty registers and …

Shortcut Debuts A Siri-Like App For The “Internet Of Things”

Addicted to home automation and other web-connected gadgetry, such as Lockitron or Unikey door locks, Nest or EcoBee smart thermostats, Belkin wemo switches, Dropcam, Fitbit, Jawbone, Sonos and more? Then you’re going to like this: A recently launched mobile app called Shortcut is offering you a …

5 fantastic free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

When it comes to smartphone platforms, there’s plenty to enjoy on iOS and Android alike. The “iPhone vs. Android” debate is obviously a heated one …

Dropbox launches Carousel photo app to organize every shot you ever take

The cloud storage company is trying to tackle our photo overload with Carousel, a universal photo album that's stored in the cloud and syncs across multiple devices.<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- Cloud storage company Dropbox wants to not only be a backup destination for all of our photos, but now also a primary …

Apps

5 Can't-Miss Apps: Emu Messaging and More

5 Can't-Miss Apps 4/5<p>Emu<p>Fantastical 2<p>Expedia<p>FTL: Faster Than Light<p>IFTTT<p>Between Amazon unveiling its Fire TV set-top box, and Microsoft finally …

Kitestring, The App That Makes Sure You Get Home Safe

You don’t have to walk alone anymore. Rather than asking your mom, bestie, or significant other to stay on the phone with you while you walk down a sketchy street at night, you can use Kitestring. You punch in your emergency contacts, let it know when you’re somewhere dangerous, and Kitestring will …

Magneto: A Promising Calendar App in Need of Some Work

It's smart, but a little rough around the edges.<p>The calendar apps on your smartphone and desktop do a good job of giving you a snapshot of your day or week, and reminding you of upcoming appointments. But what if they could do more — like tell you when to leave for a meeting based on traffic …

Review: The Weather Channel's New iPhone App Is Gorgeously Vertical

I took a look at The Weather Channel’s free mobile app for iOS back in May 2012, just after the company overhauled and streamlined its interface, …

Apps

My Journey With a Life Altering Drug: Ayahuasca

Seekers from L.A. to New York are after a kind of rapture said to come only from a drug: ayahuasca, which devotees claim offers life-changing self-awareness, clarity, and insight. But first, you must get violently ill. Arianne Cohen takes the trip of her life.<p>My friend was glowing. Not postsex …

Kurt Cobain's Final Tour

Crisscrossing the country with Courtney Love and the ashes of the deceased (which, in search of nirvana, are divided, molded, stuffed in a teddy bear, held up in customs, and inhaled by many)<p><i>Originally published in the February 1996 issue.</i><p><b>Late afternoon,</b> Halloween, and a member of the Namgyal …

Kurt Cobain

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Woody Allen Feels 'Overwhelming Sadness' at False Allegations, Says Attorney

Woody Allen’s attorney forcefully denied decades-old molestation allegations against the director Tuesday, but refused to blame Dylan Farrow for …

Vans Warped Tour 2014 add two new dates - News - Alternative Press

The 2014 Vans Warped Tour announced that they will add two new dates to the tour in Sacramento and Nashville.<p>June 14 Salt Lake City, UT<br>June 15 …

10 Essential albums of 2013 - Features - Alternative Press

<b>Throughout</b> the past calendar year, we’ve reviewed close to 500 albums between our print and web arms. Needless to say, that’s a lot of rock. Our …

“No. I did not save your life”—Chris Motionless on insincere music culture - News - Alternative Press

<b>Motionless In White</b> frontman Chris Motionless recently went on a pretty lengthy rant in a post on his personal blog. The singer expressed his …

Sleep disorder makes people act out their dreams

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Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

Architecture