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The app that turns your kid’s smartphone into a study group

StudyBlue Study App

If you’re like me, you’re likely often trying to limit your kid’s smartphone time (especially since the debut of Pokémon Go). But here’s one way to take advantage of that same small-screen obsession. StudyBlue is a crowdsourced learning platform that allows high school and college students to create their own on-the-go study materials and also borrow from and share with others who’ve taken the same classes all over the world. It’s like high-tech flashcards, study guides, and a massive peer study…

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Streaming Music Smackdown: Comparing Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal

Streaming music apps: Taylor Swift

The introduction of streaming music services like Spotify kind of changed everything. Suddenly, you can listen to almost every artist or song that comes to mind for one low monthly membership price (amazing, but a little overwhelming!). Of course, as more players enter the space and offer nearly identical platforms, it can be confusing figuring out which is right for you. Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal all claim to have catalogues in the realm of 30 to 40 million songs, and you…

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Oh Snap! How to Use Instagram Stories

Instagram stories

If you’re an Instagrammer, you couldn’t miss the intrusion of circles in your formerly minimal newsfeed yesterday. And if you’re a Snapchat user, those circles probably felt oddly familiar. Instagram took aim at the hit social app by releasing Instagram Stories, a new feature that lets you string a stream of photos and videos together to share what you’re up to right now (just like Snapchat) and expire after 24 hours (just like Snapchat). Follow me here to see the one I created yesterday (until it’s gone).…

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