Author Archives: Erin Lang Masercola
Plus, they’re all free!
FREE, IMDb Rating: 5 stars
Have you ever watched a film where you thought, have I seen that actor somewhere before? Check this Internet Movie Database, and you’ll have the answer in no time! Think how much grief this will save you, instead of remembering at 3am that said-actor was in a cheesy made-for-TV movie you watched in the 80s. You can also buy DVDs and read up on entertainment news. Read the rest of this entry
Find Mr. Right (or dodge Mr. Wrong) with these picks.
Rating: 4 stars
If you have a subscription to Match.com, sometimes it’s cumbersome to open up your computer to check your messages/ winks or the Daily 5. Instead, download this free application that allows you to sign into your account and view your matches with relative ease. You might be waiting for an appointment when you first rest your eyes on Mr. Right Read the rest of this entry
Your smartphone screen is likely a gross gallery of smudges and fingerprints, but it’s what you don’t see that you should worry about cleaning. Phones play host to a plethora of germs and because you handle your smartphone all day long, you’re touching all kinds of bacteria, viruses and other hazardous substances constantly.
Unlike many household surfaces, your smartphone takes some special care when cleaning it. Don’t try to clean your smartphone using household chemicals like glass cleaners, bleach or other corrosive solutions. Also, don’t attempt to wipe the screen using a paper towel or napkin — these will scratch the delicate screen. Read the rest of this entry
Most of us can’t afford the luxury of traveling everywhere with a fashionable companion who offers advice on clothing, hairstyles, skin care, and other beauty issues. But you can have the next-best thing—a bevy of style apps on your mobile phone that will keep you looking your best day in and day out. Read the rest of this entry
By William Bonin
Whether you’re a real-life Marcus Welby, an aspiring Doogie Howser, or a contented Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, the iPhone has a wealth of medical and health apps that are just right for you. Read the rest of this entry
By Simon Hill
Many Android smartphones feature an excellent camera. Get the most out of it with these apps.
Price: Free; Shinycore
Rating: 5 out of 5
This powerful photo editor allows you to color-correct photos, add graphics, and apply a wide range of different effects. Through the effects menu you can tweak the brightness, saturation, contrast and exposure of your snap. For more eye-popping results you can try pixelize, distort or spotlight effects. Read the rest of this entry
By Bridget Deehr
From tots to teens, these are your go-to brain-building apps.
Price: $2.99; intellijoy
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Take this portable puzzle anywhere – and never lose the pieces. Kids Shape Puzzle entertains your pre-schoolers, even as it builds their cognition and fine motor skills. Children will enjoy sliding the pieces from the left side of the screen towards the correct spot on the puzzle shape. When your child has correctly placed all of the pieces, she gets the “I did it” satisfaction of seeing the completed image. With more than 80 puzzles featuring letters and numbers, as well as cute animals like kittens, puppies and frogs, you may never get your phone back. Read the rest of this entry