In Mario Armstrong’s world, tech and apps rule and there’s always something new and exciting. Here with his picks for the latest and greatest Tech and App All-Stars, is Emmy Award™ winning technology and digital lifestyle commentator, Mario Armstrong…
Download the new PayPal app which makes it easy, fast, and secure so you can move and manage all the money you send, receive, and spend. The new home screen gives access to your most used features. Also, say goodbye to passwords and typing 16-digit credit card numbers and checkout with One Touch, protecting purchases from checkout to delivery.
The SanDisk Extreme 500 is not your typical portable drive. It is less than half the size of your smartphone and delivers up to 4x the speed of a traditional portable hard drive. Get to work in seconds, transfer big videos and photo libraries at up to 430MB/s – a speed that portable hard drives can only dream about. Designed for durability and style, this drive is amazingly compact and has no moving parts to break. Solid state technology offers reliable, responsive, high-performance storage for photographers, videographers and any tech enthusiast who capture and carry lots of big media files. When you care about your day’s work, it pays to make the SanDisk Extreme 500 your portable storage drive.
The drive is available online and in store at MSRPs of $99.99 (120GB),$149.99 (240GB) and $239.99 (480GB).
You can find out more about the SanDisk Extreme 500 at https://www.sandisk.com/home/ssd/extreme-500-ssd.
March is Read Across America/National Reading Month and LeVar Burton, host and executive producer of the beloved Reading Rainbow, is continuing his mission to inspire, entertain and educate through Reading Rainbow Skybrary Family. Skybrary Family is a web-based digital library of hand‐curated children’s books and story‐driven educational video field trips, created for kids, ages 2‐9. Designed to entice and excite children’s natural sense of curiosity about their world, Skybrary Family delivers an adventure‐based unlimited book reading and video field trip experience and offers the following: the ability for children to practice reading anytime, anywhere; seven unique themed islands, each featuring a wide array of quality literature and video content; over 500 books from esteemed authors and acclaimed publishers, made available to children as “read by myself” or “read to me”; over 150 newly produced and classic video field trips with host LeVar Burton; and more!
In addition to Skybrary Family, Reading Rainbow also offers Skybrary School Edition, a supplemental, multimedia resource for elementary educators, which offers close to 1000 books, 200 videos, and lesson plans to help engage students and further develop their literacy skills. Skybrary School extends classroom learning with forty standards aligned, themed lesson plans inspired by the books and videos in the library. The supplemental lessons enhance any instructional program with flexible online and offline activities. The program’s blended learning approach builds student’s knowledge and develops their vocabulary, comprehension, critical thinking and writing skills. Skybrary School is available as an easy to use web-based subscription service with on demand access to read and learn anytime, anywhere.
Gametime has reimagined the ticket purchase experience for mobile and continues to innovate to make finding the ideal seats to sports and music events fast and convenient.
Available for over 500 teams in 50 cities in the U.S. and Canada, Gametime’s unique presentation offers panoramic in game seat views with a two-tap purchase process.
No need to go on the treasure hunt of listings as Gametime curates thousands of options to display only the best seat values. A lightning fast solution for the spontaneous fan or grabbing tickets while on the go, Gametime delivers tickets directly to a mobile device eliminating the need for printing.
The company is based in San Francisco and available for iPhone and Android devices at www.gametime.co
Reclaim your social data with Shryne! Download the app to access and organize your entire digital history. Archive your favorite relationships in their entirety, search for specific conversations, and explore personal analytics. Your Shryne experience is completely secure and private. Sync your text messages and iMessages (through a Mac app), Google Hnagouts and Chat, Facebook Messages, Facebook Photos, Instagram Photos and Camera roll, and use Shryne as a mirror into your digital, social life, including analytics about who’s most responsive, opens the most conversations and more. By investing the time into building a Shryne archive, you can truly understand your digital life in a way you’ve never had the chance to before.
Picpal allows you to be with friends, family or your partner, who could be cross-town or cross-country, by sharing ongoing photos and chats within a private messaging app. Share reactions after each play of the big game, show off your vacation vantage point, keep your spouse updated with every baby giggle while he is traveling, keep in touch with friends off at college or on vacation, share what you’re wearing to the big party that night. The possibilities for sharing real-time photo collages and chats within this private messaging app are endless!
Picpal is free and can be downloaded from iOS or Google Play at getpicpal.com