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Hidden Folks App
May 7th, 2017 | Jan Golden
A simplistic hidden-object style game that will entertain you for hours.
If you’re looking for a new game to play on your iPhone or iPad check out Hidden Folks. This Where’s Waldo style game is pure, simplistic entertainment. Per the Hidden Folks website...
Spanish sign
April 22nd, 2017 | Jan Golden
One of the most popular language learning apps—and it’s free!
Every Fall, when kinds are going back to school, I get the urge to tackle a learning project of my own. This year I plan to improve my Spanish speaking skills.  Researching language apps, I...
March 26th, 2017 | Jan Golden
The best way to message Facebook friends--or anyone for that matter.
Facebook has always had chat capabilities, but a few years ago, they created a stand-alone messaging platform called Facebook Messenger, which has become almost as popular as Facebook itself....
March 12th, 2017 | Jan Golden
This feature was introduced with iOS 10 as part of the Clock App.
As part of a greater focus on health, Apple introduced a new bedtime feature in iOS 10 for sleep that reminds you when to go to bed for a full night of rest, and also keeps track of your sleeping...
Featured App - PhotoScan
February 26th, 2017 | Jan Golden
The easiest way to digitize old photos.
If you're like most people, you're taking more and more photos with the camera on your phone. After all, the best camera is the one you have on you. But if you're like me, you've...
Featured App - Audible
February 5th, 2017 | Jan Golden
The most popular source for purchasing audiobooks.
Several years ago, I got hooked on audiobooks during a cross-country road trip. I listened to the Lord of the Rings trilogy and was mesmerized by the story and quality of the narration. It was...
Featured App - VoiceCam
January 15th, 2017 | Jan Golden
Take selfies using a voice command.
Have you every wanted to take a picture and no one is around to take the photo? Maybe you’re with a group and you want everyone included, or you just want to take a well composed selfie that...
January 1st, 2017 | Jan Golden
Find 7 minutes in your day for this high intensity interval workout.
Several years ago I started to walk 10,000 steps a day, thanks to a Fitbit I got for Christmas. That little bit of motivation was all I needed to make walking a part of my daily routine. But walking...
Prime Music Library
December 17th, 2016 | Jan Golden
If you have Amazon Prime, you have access to 29 million songs—free.
If you already have an Amazon Prime account to take advantage of free shipping, you should also be taking advantage of free access to Amazon Music. Amazon Music has a library of over 29 million...
Featured App - Gyft
December 4th, 2016 | Jan Golden
Consolidate all gift cards in one place--one your phone.
Do you ever find yourself at the register, digging for the gift card you received last year or the store credit you were issued on your last visit? I used to have that same frustration until I...
November 12th, 2016 | Jan Golden
The free and easy way to borrow eBooks and Audiobooks from your library.
I’ve always loved going to the library and browsing through titles to find something interesting to read. If there is a specific title I’m looking for, I reserve the book online and head...
Car maintenance
October 25th, 2016 | Jan Golden
A free and easy way to access maintenance and recall information on your vehicle.
If you're like me, you've likely heard about CARFAX when buying a used car. Their main business is detailed vehicle history reports that show the maintenance and repair history on a vehicle....
Duplicate Photo Fixer
October 16th, 2016 | Jan Golden
The best way to identify and eliminate duplicate photos on your phone.
Over the years, I’ve had issues with duplicate photos on my iPhone. Some of it was due to uploading photos from a SD card to my computer, or for a while I was backing up photos to DropBox, not...
ios 10 messages
October 2nd, 2016 | Jan Golden
Check out the new messages features available in iOS 10.
The message app on your iPhone is the most frequently used apps—by far. It’s no surprise that Apple gave it plenty of attention in the iOS 10 update. Many of the changes are there to...
September 3rd, 2016 | Jan Golden
Point your iPhone at the star filled night sky to identify stars and constellations.
Have you ever looked up at a star filled sky and wondered what you’re looking at? Sure, I can usually identify the Big Dipper, Orion and the Southern Cross, but beyond that I’m stumped. I...
Boomer Web School - Featured App - Prisma
August 6th, 2016 | Jan Golden
This unique app uses artificial intelligence to turn your pictures into timeless art.
There are many photo apps available that apply interesting filters to your image, but Prisma does something different. While you wait a few seconds, Prisma loads the image onto their servers and...
July 9th, 2016 | Jan Golden
One of the best weather apps for your smartphone—at a price.
There are hundreds of weather apps available for your smartphone and Dark Sky is widely known as one of the best. I had been hesitant to pay $3.99 for the iOS app, but after getting frustrated by the...
Brake lights
June 22nd, 2016 | Jan Golden
Have this app ready when you see brake lights ahead.
Sounds dangerous, doesn't it? But as the largest community-based traffic and navigation app in the world, they have it figured out. You can see what issues are ahead on the road, or get the best...
June 11th, 2016 | Jan Golden
A great way to find other iPhone users--if they want to be found.
For years, smartphones have had GPS tracking built in, which has resulted in several apps that provide location tracking.I would have found it extremely interesting to covertly track my kids...
Photo taken with HDR
May 29th, 2016 | Jan Golden
Enhance the richness and contrast of photos taken on your smartphone.
I love following photography based accounts on Instagram, like "roamtheplanet", "abandonedearth", and even my nephew's Instagram account, "ernesto_ruiz_photography...
Alarm Clock
April 30th, 2016 | Jan Golden
Tracking sleep patterns is as easy as setting your phone at your bedside.
It’s no secret exercise, eating healthy and getting enough sleep play a big role in leading a healthy, happy lifestyle. For me, sleep problems come and go. When I’m not sleeping well, I...
April 16th, 2016 | Jan Golden
The easiest way to send and receive money.
If you have a millennial in your life, and more specifically a millennial that owes you money (my son), then I’d advise you to learn how to use Venmo. Venmo is a free digital wallet that...
Car door
April 2nd, 2016 | Jan Golden
Location and time-based reminders—controlled by Siri.
The Reminders App that comes installed on your iPhone and iPad had some big improvements in iOS9, so if you haven’t been using it, now is the time to give it another try. When I have...
Boomer Web School - Featured App - Elevate
March 19th, 2016 | Jan Golden
This brain training app provides a great mental challenge and tracks progress over time.
We all know with age comes wisdom, and sometimes a harder time recalling words or processing information. As it turns out, as we get older our brains get older too. Who knew?! Many...
Featured App - Sketch Master
February 20th, 2016 | Jan Golden
A free and easy way to add interesting effects to your photos.
One of my favorite things to do when I have some extra time is to find ways to enhance photos in interesting and creative ways. Whether I’m creating a birthday party invitation,...