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January 08 2014

These 10 Real-Time Visualizations Put the World in Perspective

It's a big world out there, which means information is constantly evolving — the only way to absorb its magnitude is to view it in real time

The best real-time data visualizations are informative and compelling at the same time. They work to break down aspects of the world in a way that words sometimes cannot, squeezing big ideas into small, embeddable packages, and putting the fast-paced nature of the world into perspective.

Here, we've found 10 of the most interesting and interactive real-time visualizations on the web. Feast your eyes on these awe-inspiring pages for a fresh look on what's happening on the planet right now. Read more...

More about Features, Data, Maps, Roundup, and Data Visualizations

December 24 2013

The Top 10 Android Apps of 2013

With the release of new operating system KitKat and the announcement that it hit both one billion activations and 50 billion app downloads, it's clear that 2013 has been a year of great news for Android.

In the past 12 months, we've seen the release of some truly remarkable new apps on Google Play, while some old standards got a much-needed revisiting. Here, we list our picks for the top Android apps of the calendar year.

Our top choices for 2013 include a leviathan of productivity, a new breed of news reader and a sleep tracker. Check out these apps in the gallery above, and see if they're fit for a download. Read more...

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December 07 2013

9 Clever Comic Artists to Follow on Tumblr

Most casual Tumblr users view the site as a veritable goldmine of funny GIFs, memes and pictures of the Supernatural cast. What many don't realize is that Tumblr is also home to an extremely talented community of comic artists.

Tumblr's hassle-free sharing buttons and customizable templates make it a perfect place to start building a website for creative content like comics, and tons of cartoonists and illustrators have taken note.

"At first, I decided to post my comics on Tumblr simply because it was free," Safely Endangered artist Chris McCoy told Mashable. "But the kind messages and words of encouragement from users, and even other artists, are why I still post there." Read more...

More about Tumblr, Features, Roundup, Humor, and Illustrations

November 09 2013

8 Apps to Make You a Better Reader

How many books did you read last year? If your answer is more than one, congratulations: you're more well-read than about 25% of Americans over age 16, according to a 2012 Pew Internet survey.

Ironically, as we become more surrounded by words in the digital age, less of us are finding time to actually read them. The good news is that your smartphone or tablet can help.

Trying to stray from the obvious reading apps, like e-readers, we've gathered eight excellent apps that'll help you improve your reading ability and become a better literary citizen, while simultaneously boosting your brain function. Read more...

More about Apps, Features, App Store, Reading, and Roundup

October 29 2013

6 Weird Apps That Might Just Improve Your Life

If you've spent as much time in the App Store as we have, then you already know that there are some weird app developers out there.

Aside from your standard social, news and gaming apps, there exists another group of apps — along the outer edges of the App Store — that is seriously bizarre. Exhibit A: "Poo Log." These apps are largely out of sight and out of mind, but some of them are actually kind of helpful

We've compiled a special list of these creepy apps. Check them out, and you just might discover that they're strangely beneficial to your health and productivity Read more...

More about Mobile, Apps, Features, Iphone App Store, and Roundup

May 06 2012

May 05 2012

6 Sizzling Must-Have Gadgets for Summer

For the Summer Gadget Series, our Mashable tech experts road-tested some of the hottest tech toys around to spice up your arsenal of vacation must-haves.

On this list is a little something for every kind of weekend warrior. Whether you’re into high-velocity white water rafting, taking in the sights of exotic locales or simply hosting a swanky backyard shindig with your close friends, these tech treasures will suit your needs — with snazzy design to boot. And if you’re looking to splurge for summer, you’ll get plenty of bang for your buck.

Here’s a roundup of the six gadgets we reviewed that will maximize your summer experience — click through the links to get a full, hands-on review of the product. Are you eying a tech must-have for your warm weather escapades? Let us know in the comments.

1. Eton Rukus Solar

eton-rukus-solar-nyc-600Price: $150

What It’s Good For: Sharing music with others anywhere by pairing wirelessly with your phone. If the sun’s up, the party can keep going for hours.

Who It’s Good For: Anyone who wants an easy way to add music to an outdoor gathering.

Limitations: There’s no radio on board, so the Rukus is useless without a Bluetooth-enabled player.

Bottom Line: For the size, sound and price, nothing beats this sleek little number and creates an instant party wherever you are — especially without needing an outlet or batteries.

Read the full story here.

2. Jawbone Jambox

Price: $199.99 / £159.99 / €199.99

What It’s Good For: Wireless, portable audio and speakerphone calls

Who It’s Good For: Anyone with a Bluetooth-enabled laptop or phone

Limitations: High price.

Bottom Line: You don’t have to compromise on style, sound or size with the Jambox — but it will cost you.

Read the full story here.

3. Pebble Watch

Price: From $150 (check the product website for pricing)

What It’s Good For: Accessing your smartphone while on the go, from your wrist.

Who It’s Good For: Smartphone owners who love to use apps for running, swimming, biking and multitasking.

Limitations: It’s still in production and the first round of orders is closing soon.

Bottom Line: Pebble is the first smart watch to seamlessly work with the iPhone and Android, and there’s a reason why users are clamoring to order a sleek, smart-looking Pebble.

Read the full story here.

4. WowWee Cinemin Slice Pico Projector

Price: $429.99

What It’s Good For: Projecting movies, video games and photos onto your walls, ceilings or even the side of your house.

Limitations: You’ll need to be in a dark place to get the best video quality, and the projector is only capable of displaying images 60 inches in size.

Bottom Line: The Cinemin Slice can spice up your traditional movie watching experience, and it lets you show videos from your smartphone, computer or tablet with several people at once in a unique way.

Read the full story here.

5. Canon PowerShot G1 X

canon-gix-600Price: $799

What It’s Good For: Shooting great photos in challenging situations (like moving targets or low light) without the hassle of a full-featured DSLR.

Who It’s Good For: Budding photographers who want to level-up from everyday point-and-shoots or pros looking for a secondary camera.

Limitations: The retro design takes some getting used to, and it falls down on extreme close-ups.

Bottom Line: The camera delivers on its promise of shooting great pics, but it’s the compact and cool design you’re really paying for.

Read the full story here.

6. Eco Terra Rugged and Waterproof Boombox

Price: $149.99

What it’s good for: Sharing tunes from your smartphone or MP3 player with others while keeping your device protected against the elements.

Limitations: The boombox’s design may be too bulky to carry with you while rafting or kayaking. It’s also pretty heavy, which can make it difficult to tote along for longer journeys.

Bottom Line: The Eco Terra Rugged and Waterproof Boombox can be a great option for sharing music with others by the lake, on the beach or anywhere else other music players might be damaged by the great outdoors. But, you should be ready to lug it to wherever you’re headed.

Read the full story here.

Image courtesy of iStockphoto, PeskyMonkey

More About: features, mashable, roundup, Summer Gadget Series

January 29 2012

39 New Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

Social Media Icons

Been away from Mashable for a few days? Here’s something that’ll get you caught up in a flash: it’s our weekly roundup of Mashable features.

Look at all the coolness you missed: We have tips for the transition into Facebook Timeline, tricks for improving your productivity via Google Calendar and Safari and links to the most popular memes. We’ve covered social networking in the workplace, using networks for social good and even using plugins to help you get the old Facebook back.

So if you wanted to catch up on the best of our digital media resources, you’ve come to the right place:

Editor’s Picks

Social Media

For more social media news and resources, you can follow Mashable’s social media channel on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.

Business & Marketing

For more business news and resources, you can follow Mashable’s business channel on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.

Tech & Mobile

For more tech news and resources, you can follow Mashable’s tech channel on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.

More About: digital media, features, roundup

January 19 2012

Voices of the Debate: Where Media Sites Stand on SOPA

Many news sites, tech blogs and media companies have openly expressed where they stand in regards to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA).

By now, you know what it is, and if you don’t you can catch up here. Some sites have chosen to go dark in protest, such as Wikipedia, while others have taken smaller measures with a banner or landing page directing to more information on the subject, such as Google or Facebook. Many news sites are continuing to post articles as they would on any regular day.

As with the two bills themselves, it is not a one-answer situation for tech reporters. The role of any reporter is not to participate in a protest, but be the eyes and ears of the public. It is your right as a U.S. citizen to have an opinion, but it’s the responsibility of a journalist to make sure you have as much accurate, non-biased information on a subject before formulating that opinion.

This gets tricky when the issue at hand could, as critics have claimed, have the power to change the future of the web and technology, which many companies would agree is the foundation of their business.

We’ve round up some of the tech news sites and media companies’ articles on today’s protest against SOPA/PIPA. How do you think journalists should be responding to the issue? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

1. Facebook

"The internet is the most powerful tool we have for creating a more open and connected world. We can't let poorly thought out laws get in the way of the internet's development. Facebook opposes SOPA and PIPA, and we will continue to oppose any laws that will hurt the internet." - Mark Zuckerberg

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Image courtesy of iStockphoto, gantico

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July 16 2011

19 Essential Google+ Resources

Already using Google+? Follow Mashable News for the latest about the platform’s new features, tips and tricks as well as our top social media and technology updates.

Google+ hit the news feeds like a strategic and popular ton of bricks. But we haven’t stopped there. In addition to breaking news, Mashable has provided how-tos and tools for maximizing your Google+ experience. We’ve sourced reviews from some of the network’s early adopters, and we’ve also welcomed your input as you navigate one of the most buzzworthy social outlets of the year.

Read on for Mashable‘s roundup of all resources Google+. Gather tips, analyze reviews, participate in polls and, as always, voice your thoughts in the comments below.

Google+ Tips, Tools and Talk

Screenshots: Inside Google+

Google+ Logo

This is the Google+ logo.

Google+ Icons

The Google+ icons. Starting top left and circling to the right: Circles, Hangouts, Home, Sparks, Profile, Photos.

New Google+ Navigation Bar

All Google sites will sport the new Google+ navigation bar. It includes notifications, profile information and content sharing options.

Google+ Stream

This is the Google+ Stream, where users share content and see what their friends are sharing. It is similar to the Facebook News Feed.

Google+ Circles

Google+ Circles is Google's version of the Facebook friend list or the Twitter List. Users can select multiple friends and drag-and-drop them into groups. This makes it easier to send stuff to friends, family or the entire world.

Google+ Circles Editor

This is the Google+ Circles editor in action. Google has created unique animations for adding and removing friends through HTML5.

Google+ Sparks

Google+ Sparks is Google's content recommendation and discovery engine. Users can search different topics and find relevant articles, videos and photos. Users can then share that content with their friends.

Google+ Hangouts

Google+ has a unique video chat feature called Hangouts, which lets you chat with up to 10 people at the ame time.

Google+ Photos

Google+ allows you to upload and share photos with your friends. It includes photo tagging and a simple browser-based image editor.

Google+ Profile

Google+ Profiles are like most profile pages -- it includes basic information about the user like interests, occupation and profile photos.

More About: Google, Google Plus, List, Lists, resources, roundup, social media, tips

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May 08 2011

5 Innovative Ways Tech Is Changing Your World

Computers, mobile phones and robots are just a few life-changing inventions we tend to take for granted every day. These technologies, however, have enabled us to improve human life by leaps and bounds over the past few decades.

Here are five stories we’ve recently published that showcase how these technologies are changing communities around the world.

Of course, if you’re still hungry for more stories on innovative ways that technology is changing the way we live, you can follow Mashable’s Global Innovation Series, which brings you the latest innovations in urban mobility and is supported by BMW i, a new concept dedicated to providing mobility solutions for the urban environment. Happy reading!

What Innovations Are Improving Your Community?

Do you know of a forward-thinking startup or technology that deserves to be a part of the Global Innovation Series? Let us know about it in the comments below.

Image courtesy of Flickr, LGEPR

More About: Global Innovation Series, roundup, tech, technology

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April 27 2011

16 Digital Resources for Wedding Inspiration and Planning

wedding cake image

The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is right around the corner (well, this Friday at least). The two lovers are not, of course, the only people that will ever get married, ever. It’s very possible that you, dear reader, might need some online help for your own nuptials.

Social media and the Internet can be treasure troves of information for planning a wedding. Here are some tools and resources so you can plan your own Royal Wedding. That, and some bizarre proposals for inspiration.

Tools & Resources


Geeky Proposals

Interested in more Social Media resources? Check out Mashable Explore, a new way to discover information on your favorite Mashable topics.

Image courtesy of Flickr, Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)

More About: List, Lists, marriage, roundup, royal wedding, social media, wedding

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January 12 2011

HANDS ON: 10 New Tablets Ready to Challenge the iPad [VIDEOS]

One of the standout trends of CES 2011 was the tablet. No fewer than 80 tablets were on display from manufacturers from across the globe, each hoping to take a piece of the growing market, led by the iPad.

Most of the tablets, unsurprisingly, were running Android. With details of Android 3.0 Honeycomb just starting to eke out in earnest at the show, most tablet makers were instead running customized versions of Android 2.2 or 2.3. By the time many of the tablets we looked at hit the market, we expect that they will ship with Honeycomb.

We’ve compiled a video gallery of some of our favorite tablets from the floors and hotel suites at CES. While most of these run Android, the BlackBerry PlayBook and the Windows 7-based ASUS Eee Slate EP121 also made strong showings.

The first Android 3.0-based tablet, the Motorola Xoom, was one of the big stars of CES, and we can’t wait to see it do more than running demos.

One of our surprise favorites of CES 2011 was the ASUS Eee Transformer. As someone who previously wasn’t sold on the concept of a detachable netbook/tablet combination, I have to say, I like ASUS’s approach in this space.

2011 is going to be a great year for tablets — Android or otherwise — and we look forward to watching these devices come to market and seeing what other surprises are in store for us from other manufacturers.

Do you plan on buying a tablet in 2011? Let us know in the comments.

Motorola Xoom and Android Honeycomb Demo

The Motorola Xoom will be the first tablet to hit the market running Google's tablet-specific version of Android, codenamed Honeycomb.

Mashable's Ben Parr already gave his thoughts on the tablet, and while we wish that more of the actual software (rather than just a demo loop) had been on display, we have high hopes for this dual-core tablet and for Honeycomb.

Motorola really spurred the Android revolution in the smartphone space. Let's see if the company can do the same thing with tablets.

Detailed Demo: BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet

BlackBerry announced its QNX-powered tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook, last fall to much fanfare. As one of the few non-Android tablets at CES, we were curious to see the device up close and personal.

As you can see, the device is fast and has an interesting user interface. More than just supporting Flash video content, RIM also supports apps written in Adobe Air.

RIM might be trying to position the PlayBook as a business tool, but we think this dual-core tablet has more innate appeal to home users. We're just waiting for the company to announce pricing and availability information.

ASUS Eee Transformer

ASUS had a very solid showing at CES 2011, with no less than four tablets on display.

Our favorite of the bunch was the ASUS Eee Transformer. This 10.1-inch tablet was displayed running Android 2.2, but ASUS says it will ship with Honeycomb. The Tegra 2 chipset was fast and the screen was responsive.

The big standout feature of this tablet is that it can connect to a docking station of sorts that will turn the tablet into a bonafide netbook. Not only is the resulting package still very lightweight, it doubles the battery life to 16 hours (8 hours on the tablet, 8 on the keyboard). It also features seemingly standard Android-tablet features like front and rear cameras.

While lots of companies had keyboard/tablet hybrid models on display at CES, we most liked ASUS's approach with the Eee Transformer.

VIZIO VIA Tablet and Mobile Phone Demo at CES, 2011

We've already shared some of our thoughts on VIZIO's VIA tablet and smartphone series, but we think this 8-inch tablet deserves another mention for not just having a unique form factor (not 7 inches, not 10.1), but for having a very attractive Android skin.

The software on the demo unit was still being tweaked, but we liked some of the hardware features like three speakers for stereo sound in landscape and portrait mode, built-in IR ports and an HDCP compliant HDMI port.

Dell Streak 7 Demo

Dell made an impressive showing with its Streak 7 4G tablet at CES 2011.

This 7-inch, dual-camera tablet looked a lot like some of the other 7-inch tablets we saw at CES, but we appreciated the thought Dell put into making sure the device could connect with other components in the home.

The big question for Dell will be how quickly it can get Android 3.0 on its tablet, lest it repeat the same mistake it made with the Dell Streak 5 (shipping with the antiquated Android 1.6).

ASUS Eee Pad MeMO CES 2011

Another ASUS tablet on display at CES was the Eee Pad MeMO. This 7-inch tablet looks very similar to the Samsung Galaxy Tab, but it has a few tricks up its sleeve.

Not only has ASUS said that the Eee Pad MeMO will support Android 3.0, the device features a capacitive touch stylus that will let you take notes on the fly.

Perhaps it was the demonstration unit, perhaps it was all the hordes of people that used the device before us, but we had problems getting the stylus to respond well on the screen. This was reminiscent of other capacitive styli we've tried to use over the years (the new paintbrush stylus notwithstanding), which just never seem to work right.

More disappointingly, the addition of a digitizer or additional overlay for the stylus also impeded our finger movements on the device. Again, this was CES; it's possible that final shipping versions will be better. Form factor aside, the stylus gimmick wasn't much of a draw.

Still, we liked the spec layout of the device and we look forward to seeing it with Android 3.0

Panasonic Tablet to TV at CES 2011

Panasonic took a slightly different approach to the tablet mania, highlighting how you can use its innovative new accessory tablet with its line of connected television sets.

ASUS Eee Slate CES 2011

At last year's CES, Microsoft made a big production of showcasing a bunch of Windows 7-powered slate PCs. Twelve months later, most of those devices never hit the market.

That didn't stop ASUS from adding some variety to its Android-centric lineup with the Eee Slate EP121. This 12.1-inch LED-backlit tablet comes with a stand-alone, full-sized bluetooth keyboard and runs Windows 7 Home Premium. It also includes a stylus (that unlike the ASUS Eee MeMO, actually works well).

Under the hood, this device -- which has some heft and is far larger than other tablets on the market -- has an Intel Core i5 processor and an SSD with 32GB or 64GB of storage, plus 4GB or RAM. In other words, this is a power-packed laptop in the form factor of a tablet.

We were impressed with the device's speed and with the stylus -- the touch input wasn't bad either. Our only hesitation with this sort of device is battery life and real-world portability. The tablet is nice, but I'm not sure how different this is from traveling with both a small notebook and an iPad (or other tablet computer).

For individuals that want a full-functioning computer that can double as a tablet, who understand that they are giving up some portability and battery life, this might be an interesting compromise.

Dell Wireless Living Room and Streak 7 Demo

Dell's Angela Blair shows us how the company's new technologies allow you to wirelessly transfer media between devices in your home.

ASUS Eee Slider

The final ASUS tablet we played with was the Eee Slider. Spec wise, this is the same as the Eee Transformer but instead of detaching from the keyboard, a spring-bound keyboard is built-in underneath.

The keyboard isn't a bad size -- though we didn't like the keys on it as much as on the Transformer.

The demo unit wasn't as responsive as the Transformer, but since the two share the same internals we expect the final Android 3.0-shipping product to really fly. It features dual cameras, a Tegra 2 powered chipset and a beautiful 10.1-inch IPS display.

Our only hesitation with the Slider is that the bulk added on by the keyboard takes something away from the device. It's still relatively thin and lightweight, but we're not sure how often people will actually end up using the keyboard. From a travel standpoint, I could see myself more willing to use the Transformer (and leave the keyboard base behind when I'm on the go) rather than the Slider.

Reviews: Android, Windows

More About: android, Asus, CES 2011, ces2011, List, Lists, motorola xoom, playbook, roundup, tablets, video, videos, vizio, xoom

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January 01 2011

95+ Predictions for the Web in 2011

2010 was a busy year for social media and the web. It began (more or less) with the launch of the Apple’s genre-defining iPad tablet and culminated with the ascent of Facebook as the web’s most visited site. In between we had the fall of Palm, the rise of Android, the surprise of Groupon and the success of the Facebook movie. There was more, too, from fun new gadgets to embarrassing downtime (at a startup not called Twitter).

If all that was packed into the final year of the last decade, what’s coming our way as the calendar flips to the next?

For the past two weeks, editors and contributing writers at Mashable have been gazing into our crystal balls to try to discern what’s coming in the next year. Below is a roundup of all of our predictions posts for 2011, covering over 90 topical predictions for what’s in store for the web and social media in the coming year.

Image courtesy of iStockphoto, sparkia

More About: 2011, List, Lists, New Year, Opinion, predictions-2011, roundup, social media

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December 27 2010

19 of the Best Infographics From 2010

shane snow graphic

Research can sometimes be a bit of a chore, but when knowledge is wrapped up in charts, cartoons, or even some heart-holding robots, suddenly “information” isn’t such a scary word.

What do Facebook’s 500 million users look like? Who’s suing whom in the mobile world? How does FarmVille stack up against actual farms? These questions and more are answered in the infographics below.

Have a look through the list and let us know which graphics you liked best (or learned the most from) in the comments below.

shane snow social good

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December 22 2010

150+ Business and Marketing Resources From 2010

Whether you’re trying to make your business more efficient, creating a branded mobile app, or you’re just starting out on your journey as an entrepreneur, we’ve got all the resources you’ll need.

We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of all our business and marketing guides from the past year, including more than 90 posts related to social media, mobile resources, 20+ posts with tips on real-world success, more than a dozen posts on getting started, 17 posts on basic business tools, 10 networking posts and 40 marketing resources.

This roundup can get you well on your way to establishing a successful business or marketing campaign.

Social Media

This list includes resources related to the most popular social media sites, ranging from Twitter to LinkedIn to Foursquare.


Blackberry Business ImageMobile devices are essential for the success of business leaders, but in the past year, the popularity of smartphones has opened up new possibilities for how businesses can use mobile devices as well.

Real World Success

Your successful efforts in the digital world won’t go unnoticed in the real world. Here, we’ve pulled together examples of the successful use of social media, as well as pointers and stories from companies that have achieved their goals.

Starting Up

Below you’ll find the essentials to establishing a business’s social media presence, building a team, raising funds and creating a successful online presence, among other first steps for a seedling company.

Business 101

Twitter Money GraphThis list includes all the basics, as well as some of the recent technological advancements available to businesses.


Networking is an essential practice at all levels of business. This list includes the essentials to maintaining and establishing your relationships.


Target Customer ImageThe field of marketing has grown exponentially since the emergence of social media. Here we’ve compiled a list of tips, tools and examples of how you can use the newest tech to reach your audience.

Images courtesy of iStockphoto, style-photographs, hjalmeida, GodfriedEdelman, geopaul
[img credit: tsevis]

More About: business, Business Lists, List, Lists, MARKETING, roundup, small business, social media

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December 20 2010

19 Resources to Help You Land a Job in 2011

Want to get paid to tweet? Or create mobile apps? How about landing a job as an SEO/SEM specialist?

Whatever your speciality, interest or preferred method for finding a job, we’ve likely talked to experts in the past year who can provide the insights you’ll need to get you on your way to that dream job.

Now, as 2010 comes to an end, we’ve pulled together all those resources, including how to find a job through Facebook or Twitter, and special areas of interest, like dev and design, marketing, business and public relations.

Read on and happy job hunting in the new year.

Social Media Job Listings

Every week we put out a list of social media and web job opportunities. While we post a huge range of job listings, we’ve selected some of the top social media opportunities from the past two weeks to get you started. Happy hunting!

Image courtesy of iStockphoto, wdstock

More About: job search series, jobs, List, Lists, roundup, social media jobs, tech jobs

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December 19 2010

22 Essential Resources for Android Owners

If you have an Android device in need of apps, boy do we have some tools and resources for you. The holidays are fast approaching and whether you’re stuck at your grandmother’s house or working overtime, we’ve got a list of Android apps and tools to help you have a little fun, while away the hours, or get that last piece of work done and out.

This list has a wide range of apps including popular games like Angry Birds, photography tools like FXCamera, and business apps like Box.net.

Read through for some sweet pics for your Android device and let us know in the comments below which were the most fun (or useful).

google phones

Image courtesy of Flickr, lwallenstein.

More About: android, Android apps, App, apps, List, Lists, Mobile 2.0, roundup, social media

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December 17 2010

75+ Ways to Do Good With Social Media

heart charity image

The only thing better than unwrapping a shiny new train set or a brand new pony is being able to give a meaningful (or awesome) gift to someone else. While your wish lists might be loaded with requests for iPads or an Xbox Kinect, there are lots of people out there who are hoping for just shelter, food or clean water.

There are lots of ways to do good using social media or to brush up on some of the most fascinating, innovative companies and non-profits committed to changing the world for the better. We’ve collected a slew of Social Good resources, from infographics to campaigns to social good champions to tips and case studies.

If you’re interested in doing good this holiday season, have a look through the resources below and let us know in the comments how you’re planning to give back for the holidays through social media.

Send a Valentine to a Survivor

Image courtesy of iStockphoto, ideabug

More About: charity, Holiday, non-profit, online giving, roundup, social good, social good roundup, social media

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