Tag Archives: Smart phones

AP Stylebook app valuable reference for writers on the go

By SPENCER DANDES The industry standard for style and usage has gone digital. Associated Press editors collaborate annually to update the AP Stylebook and Libel Manual, a journalist’s handiest reference. But rather than carrying a large spiral or paperback book, … Continue reading

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Apple technology continues to advance journalism field work

By RACHEL JANOSEC With the pen and paper era nearly dying out in the year 2012, reporters and journalists more and more are depending on technology to get their work done. With the iPhone being too small to complete journalistic … Continue reading

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Dropbox tools can be useful to journalists

By EMMA REYES When it comes to saving files, photos or videos in a personal computer, there is always a doubt if the file was actually saved or a fear that the file might get lost; this is where Dropbox … Continue reading

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Flipboard reaches 20 million users in its second year

By DANIELA RODRIGUEZ Flipboard, a news-reading app, has reached 20 million users in just its second year since conception. This app allows users to link all their social media accounts together and present it as a blog to the reader. … Continue reading

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Fring: Double the fun with Group Video Chat

By JOE CERVONE When Apple’s iPhone 4 was released last June, all the buzz surrounded the smartphone’s new FaceTime video calling feature. Allowing two people to hear and now see each other from the palm of their hand was certainly a … Continue reading

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Listography: An organizational tool

By JOE CERVONE Is writing perpetually long to do lists the only way you can get organized? Whether its a matter of organizing homework assignments, movies to see, books to read, or a grocery list, list making is sometimes the … Continue reading

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Travel the world with Tour Wrist

By JOE CERVONE Want to see the world from the palm of your hand? The popular smart phone application Tour Wrist lets viewers explore locations from all around the world. Offering 360-degree panoramic photographs from an iPhone, iPad or your … Continue reading

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Who wants to Disco?

By JOE CERVONE Google’s acquisition of the group text-messaging website Disco has allowed the popular search engine website to further enter the market of smart phones’ and their applications. Accessible for free, Disco allows users to sign up using a … 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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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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IntoNow: What’s on TV?

By JOE CERVONE Remember when the smartphone application Shazam made identifying song names so easy? The new application IntoNow is now TV’s version, providing the show and the specific episode being broadcast, all while incorporating social media platforms to the … 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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UM School of Communication debuts on Twitter

I am relatively new to Twitter so I’m still working out the “language” and trying to comprehend how writing grammatically incorrect is a “good” thing … but besides that, Twitter seems to be a pretty handy tool and from what … Continue reading

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Really smart phone helps find UM contacts

By SANDY FLOREZ As I walked through campus the other day, I reached for my iPhone to make a phone call to a classmate. Naturally, I went straight to my contacts list to search her name. However, I must have … Continue reading

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