Category Archives: Sharon Frajlich

Facebook’s new deals program starts today

By SHARON FRAJLICH Facebook deals launched its deals program today in five US cities. After the popularity of Groupon and other group-couponing services, Facebook decided to join in, with a few changes. Starting today, Facebook users in San Francisco, Austin, … Continue reading

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U.S. map making with Google Map Maker

By SHARON FRAJLICH Initially released three years ago, Google Map Maker is finally letting users edit the entire map of the United States. In order to get in on the fun, all you need is a Google account and you … Continue reading

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Bing and Google compete for Web searchers

By SHARON FRAJLICH Searches powered by Microsoft seem to be catching up rather quickly to Google. According to numbers gathered by Experian Hitwise and comScore, Microsoft gained 30.01 percent of the U.S. search market in March, with 14.32 percent from … Continue reading

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Obama’s 2012 campaign begins with YouTube

By SHARON FRAJLICH Starting off his campaign for re-election in 2012, President Obama seeks support in the same way he gained it in 2008: by using technology and social media. On Monday, the president announced his intention to seek another … Continue reading

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Apple’s WWDC … without iPhone 5?

by SHARON FRAJLICH In less than 24 hours after the announcement of this year’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, tickets sold out, according to the event’s site. While rumors have been circling that the unveiling of the iPhone 5 won’t be on … Continue reading

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Amazon vs. Apple

By SHARON FRAJLICH Amazon’s Appstore for Android launched today. With a great selection of around 3,800 apps, it’s too bad a large number of Android users aren’t able to use it. According to Businessinsider.com, the Appstore isn’t available in the … Continue reading

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Explore the world around you with Foursquare

By SHARON FRAJLICH Foursquare is a two-year-old location-based smartphone app that allows you to “check in” or share your location with friends, meanwhile collecting points and virtual badges. The fun game just released a new version 3.0 that uses virtually … Continue reading

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Grab your Swackett, it’s chilly out

By SHARON FRAJLICH I recently heard about this adorable app called Swackett. First of all to clear up the initial confusion of the name, Swackett is a slang term meaning sweater, jacket, or coat. Thankfully, for users, the name is … Continue reading

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Have no fear, Google’s Person Finder is here

By SHARON FRAJLICH After the devastating earthquake that shook Haiti, Google, the mega search-engine we all know and love, created the Person Finder with the U.S. Department of State. Now Person Finder is being used to help victims of the … Continue reading

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Peak into the past with Critical Past

By SHARON FRAJLICH Want to see those five seconds of your grandfather in a World War II video? Or maybe check out some Great Depression footage for a research paper? Well with Critical Past you can dig up all kinds … Continue reading

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Keep an eye on members of Congress

By SHARON FRAJLICH Launched in 2009, Legistalker keeps track of what members of Congress are saying and doing in real-time. Though the name of the site may make it seem a bit creepier than it is, Legistalker is the ideal, … Continue reading

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Blancspot: the art of news

By SHARON FRAJICH It’s constantly being said print journalism is on the verge of dying. We’re getting our news with the click of a button or even a swift movement of our fingers on a screen. We want to know … Continue reading

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Gilt-less shopping with the click of a mouse

By SHARON FRAJICH Retail therapy can: temporarily cure heartache, boredom and for Cher, made her a little less clueless about her crush on her stepbrother after failing her driving test. Side effects may include: addiction, debt and loss of control. … Continue reading

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‘Nom’ on this!

By SHARON FRAJICH Let’s face it: We base the majority of our opinions from just using our sense of sight. We hate to admit our superficiality, but in reality, we do judge books by their covers before even attempting to … Continue reading

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