Always a Reason to Celebrate with Allidays

Who doesn’t love random holidays? Waffle Day, Ice Cream Day, Hug a Tree Day — there are thousands of little holidays like this that happen throughout the year, but how can a person keep up? I’d gladly support National Champagne Day if I knew it was happening (it’s December 1) and National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day (September 14). Enter the smartphone app, Allidays. Read More Always a Reason to Celebrate with Allidays

How to Add a Caption File to A YouTube Video

When interacting with people about building access, there are a couple of things that I get a lot of pushback on. One of them is creating additional documents giving information in accessible language without removing information. The other, and subject of this post, is captions. Read More How to Add a Caption File to A YouTube Video

5 More iPhone Apps I Can’t Live Without

Previously, I raved about the five iPhone apps I simply can’t imagine my life without. Since then, I’ve expanded my horizons and tried out some new apps that have made my life infinitely easier, more fun, and more educational. Read More 5 More iPhone Apps I Can’t Live Without

5 iPhone Apps I Can’t Live Without

Okay, perhaps I engage in a smidge of hyperbole when I say that I cannot live without these apps. Surely, I would somehow pick up the pieces of my life and go on if I no longer had access to my iPhone. But, they have made my life a lot easier. Read More 5 iPhone Apps I Can’t Live Without

Facebook Stops Even Pretending To Care About Privacy With Latest Settings Update

On Thursday, Facebook announced (via their blog) that they would begin the process of removing a privacy setting that was used by a minority of users: the ability to hide yourself from Facebook search results. Facebook removed the ability to set this from users who were not taking advantage of it last year and will start notifying the users who are of this change this week. While this seems like a minor change, it’s one more aspect of privacy control that Facebook (started as an exclusive, private network) has taken away in recent updates. Read More Facebook Stops Even Pretending To Care About Privacy With Latest Settings Update

Cool Apps I Use: Buycott

I am a bit of an app addict. I have always been something of an impulse buyer and the Apple app store is a dangerous place for me if I’m not careful. Luckily, there are a ton of free or cheap apps for my iPhone, so the only thing I have to worry about is whether or not I have enough storage space for the “Plants vs. Zombies” game I play compulsively for a week before I abandon it. Read More Cool Apps I Use: Buycott

Twitter Is a Great Newspaper Substitute

I used to consider myself slightly old school for my generation in that up until recently, I never had any “new” technology that all my friends had, because I opted to be the cheap one. While quite a few of my friends pre-ordered the iPhone 5, I was happy with my little slide-out Samsung with my $25 basic plan. First semester I also printed out all of my online readings–being in Gender Studies and Sociology, there are a lot of them–as opposed to reading them on my computer because I was convinced that I needed a concrete piece of material in front of me and that highlighter scribbles were easier to internalize. Read More Twitter Is a Great Newspaper Substitute