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Do you like to drum? Well, if you have been dabbling in a bit of drumming with your iPhone, this application may be just what you are looking for. The application allows users to sync the sound of just about any object to their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and link it to high quality drum samples. The site has a helpful video to help first-time users get started, and it's very easy to use. Users...

Looking for an application to keep tabs on your social activities and related matters? Crowdspottr may be worth a look, as it allows visitors to use existing social networking sites to find out who is doing what, where, and when. Visitors can download the application and check out the online tutorial to get started with their explorations. This program is compatible with all operating systems.
Voice Shortcuts Launcher

Are you looking for a shortcut or two? Look no further than the helpful Voice Shortcuts Launcher. With this application, users can just say a single word to open audio files, websites, files, and so on. Additionally, visitors can use it to view contacts or directly call, message or email any contact in their contact lists. This version of Voice Shortcuts Launcher is compatible with all mobile...
My Study Life

Some young scholars may ask the question: "What time do I need to be at general chemistry?" or "When does my review group meet?" Keeping track of such matters is a snap with My Study Life, a free online planner. Visitors can color-code each activity for easy visual recognition and insert various tasks that might be due on any given day. Unlike more conventional calendars, this one integrates...
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

What's the best way to teach young people about geometry? Or general data analysis? The National Council of Teachers of of Mathematics (NCTM) has a few ideas on the subject and they have brought them together in the Core Math Tools Suite. This downloadable suite of interactive software tools for algebra, geometry, statistics, and related topics can be used in a range of educational settings. The...
Page2Images: Mobile Emulator

If you're a website designer, you are probably very interested in how your site appears on mobile devices. The Page2Images site makes this entire process quite seamless. Visitors just need to type in the desired URL, choose the device, screen size, and orientation and voila: a no-frills but reliable thumbnail of what the site will look like. This version is browser-based and thus compatible with...
Code for America

How might we bring local governments together to make better cities? Why not try Code for America? This compelling organization works to "help residents and governments harness technology to solve community problems." Its work is supported by a range of organizations, including Google, the Kauffman Foundation, and ESRI. The site contains a number of topical sections, including Governments,...
Digital Hub: Chicago Mayor's Office

Cities around the world are making information accessible to people around the globe and Chicago is part of this exciting trend. The Digital Hub site from the Chicago Mayor's Office provides information about a variety of new digital initiatives, including data sets from different city departments and information about hackathons. On the homepage, visitors can look over sections that include City...
Find My iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Installing this free app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac could save you a lot of trouble. In addition to finding a lost device on a map, Find My iPhone allows you to sign in with the Apple ID you use for iCloud and remotely lock it, play a sound, display a message, or erase all your data. This helpful tool requires iOS 7.0 or later.

BigOven is a big deal. It was chosen as a “Best App for Foodies” by Time Magazine and a “Best App for Eating” by the New York Times. It’s free, it’s easy to use, and it lets you keep track of up to 350,000 recipes on your handheld device. You can search the app by keyword, course, ingredient, or just browse popular recipes. This app is compatible with a variety of devices running iOS 7.0+ and...
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