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Posted by Renee Schmidt

We all have loved ones whom we care about and want always to remain safe. Unfortunately, women in particular, continuously face situations that compromise their safety and are potentially dangerous (e.g., when living far from home, leaving work late at night, going on blind-dates, meeting friends at a bar or walking to their car or home alone, to name a few). In such cases, it is not easy to get help when and where it is needed.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

You’ve been told that it is rude to have your cell phone at the dining table, whether you are dining with your family, or having a dinner date with your partner. The problem is, the society we live in is so super connected, that many of us have a hard time disconnecting for even an hour, let alone imagining a life sans our “connection.”

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

I wrote last week about life without the internet and what it would be like if it were to go down for 24 hours.  In an ironic twist, the FBI warns of a real malware threat that may result in widespread Internet outages this coming Monday, July 9th. 

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Imagine a life without the Internet for 24 hours. Could this even happen? Yes and even if just for a single day, the prospect sounds terrifying. Imagine a day without email, Twitter, and Facebook. No Google to search for assignments or research, no You Tube to enjoy – in many ways, it seems synonymous with life halting for a day, doesn’t it?

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Path is an application that is based upon the concept of “sharing your life journey” with your family and your closest friends. Path was launched in 2010 in San Francisco, CA by a former Facebooker. Since its debut, some 3 million people have downloaded the application.

Path is an intimate social networking tool based on smart journal that allows users to tell their story, share pictures and choose the 150 people whom they wish to share those with.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

On July 6-22, immerse yourself in NY_Hearts: LES, a virtual love story you can experience through an app.

Audio books are ‘in’ but imagine a whole new way of storytelling –with an app. An app through which you hear the real sounds and see the real sites of the narrative –as though you’re actually there!  That’s the idea behind the Moveable Feast app.  The app allows you to create and share “multimedia narratives.”  It can be a tour when you’re far off traveling, within which you can include images, videos, and text –all connected to GPS coordinates and a “virtual trail” that others will be able to follow using their iPhone or desktop. 

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Two extremely enterprising University of Washington juniors, Mariah Gentry and Kyle Bartlow, have designed a product to safe keep your iPhone –it’s called the JoeyBra.

The JoeyBra was created for women who are constantly on the go and struggle to find a place to put their ID, keys, or phones.

 
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Posted by Cynthia Sycip

The Internet is awash with job offers; all you have to do is check your spam folder –you’ll find a “guru” telling you that he/she will teach you how to earn $1,000-7,000 a week after buying his/her book or CD. That’s a scam– and no matter how tempting the email/video offer looks, do not buy it. You don’t have to pay someone to give you a job; it should be the other way around. Last year, more than 17,000 work-from-home  internet scams and spam  were reported to the Internet Crime Complaint Center, costing victims over $20 million in losses.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

New York is a big city! Finding the nearest restroom is not just a tourist thing. We’ve all encountered a “close call” with nature! How do we cope with the fear of having to hold “it” in?

Imagine pulling out your phone and having it direct you across the street to a clean, public restroom. Leave it to Charmin. They’ve developed a bathroom locator app called SitorSquat that works with GPS to locate for you the nearest and cleanest public restroom!

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Wondering “Am I addicted to Facebook?” You could be, according to Norwegian researcher, Cecilie Schou Andreasson, who claims Facebook Addiction is a real threat.

Suffice it to say, addictions are rough! People can become addicted to many things: food, video games, the Internet, sex, and drugs, to name a few.  Some people are considered to have a clinical iPhone addiction and – believe it or not –there are even people who are addicted to love!

Norwegian researcher, Cecilie Schou Andreasson claims that there is a new type of addiction, a social networking addiction of sorts, also known as “Facebook Addiction.”

 
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