App of the Week – The Carrot Apps

13 Sep

Are you looking for a cool family of apps? Try the Carrot app family that has weather, to-do, alarm, fit, or hunger apps that are each unique. For example, they have a talking alarm clock that makes waking up fun! As you level up in the alarm clock’s twisted little game, you’ll unlock gifts like new songs, app upgrades, and even a collection of bedtime stories. If you are looking for apps that all work nicely together, this is what you’ve been looking for!

http://www.meetcarrot.com/

Common Texting Symbols

8 Sep

What are the top texting symbols? Have you ever received a text and wondered what does that symbol mean? Below are a few examples.

TEXT SYMBOL MEANING

#:-)
%- )
%-(
%-}
%-6
&:-)
(-:
(:-)
(:::X:::)
******@*
*<|:o)>
/: – |
/\(00)/\
: – )…
:-7
Smiling with a fur hat
Confused or merry
Confused and unhappy
Intoxicated
Not very clever
Smiling with curls
Smiling
Smiling with helmet
Plaster / Elastoplast
Centipede wearing a sombrero
Santa Claus
Unamused, mildly cross
Spider
Drooling
Smirk

 

Download the PDF with all the symbols.
Common-Texting-Symbols

App of the Week – Habitica

6 Sep

Gamify Your Habits! Habitica is a self-improvement app with game mechanics overlaid to help the player keep track of and remain motivated to achieve their goals. Rewards are achieved through maintaining real-life goals, in the form of Habits, Dailies, and To-Dos. Motivate yourself to achieve your goals by trying the Habitica app! Let us know how you like it!

https://habitica.com/

Nonprofit of the Month – Boys & Girls Clubs of America

1 Sep

Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. They provide a safe haven for more than 4 million youth, giving them an opportunity to discover their great futures. If you are looking to help pay it forward, check out this organization.

https://www.bgca.org/

App of the Week – Poll Everywhere

30 Aug

Are you looking for a way to increase engagement during virtual presentations? With PollEverywere, ask the audience a question. Then watch as the chart updates automatically with their responses. It’s a great way to introduce an element of interaction during a mundane conference call. The app is simple to use. Add a question, the audience gets a QR Code or URL to launch the poll, they vote, and the answers are displayed on your screen. Spices up your presentations with Poll Everywhere!

https://www.polleverywhere.com/app

App of the Week – Burner

23 Aug

Have you heard of Burner? The app gives you a second phone number for calling, texting and picture messaging. Stay safe and anonymous when you give out your number. Only give your personal number to people you trust. Get a second number with Burner!

https://www.burnerapp.com/

App of the Week – Amazon Music

16 Aug

What’s your favorite way to listen to music? Have you discovered the Amazon Music app? If you already have an Amazon Prime account, you already have access. It’s one of the perks of being a member and you have access to a majority of their catalog including new releases. You can stream music, download tracks, and share them with your friends.

amazon.com/music

App of the Week – Audible

9 Aug

If you don’t have time to read, have you considered Audible? The Audible app allows you to download, and stream the latest New York Times Best Seller books, and of course your favorite classics. Hear the books read to you from the authors or world-renounced actors. Kids everywhere can also stream an incredible collection of stories that will help them continue dreaming and learning. If you are looking to continue reading, but need a catalyst, then check out this app.

http://www.audbile.com

The Holderness Family

7 Aug

Are you looking for something else to get you through this time? The Holderness Family offers music, comedy, health, and marriage tips. Recently they started a Family Fauxlympic Games. These games can be done around your house to keep yourself active. Discover some to keep the kids entertained and something to enrich your life with this fun family.

https://theholdernessfamily.com/

Shindig Video Conferencing Platform

4 Aug

In today’s virtual world, the need for video conferencing is on the rise. Popular platforms such as Zoom, GoToMeeting, and WebEx seem to dominate the market. Shindig is a new video conferencing platform that features what others do not like video chatting with the presenter. It also allows the audience to mingle & socialize in private video chats with each other.

Shindig.com