app of the week

App of the Week: ESPN Fantasy Football 2011

For some people—like my roommates—fantasy football is as much a part of autumn as the leaves changing color.

It means lazy Sundays spent doing little more than plopping down in front of the tube, washing down Digiorno with whatever beer’s on sale that week while compulsively checking your team after every down. The dedication and …

App of the Week: ‘Greplin’ Searches Social Media on the Go

I got into a bit of a debate with my brother the other day about how reliant we are on technology to go about our day-to-day business. He’s hardly a luddite, but from his point of view, there’s just way too much stuff to keep track of: Email, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus… and the list goes on.

Admittedly, he’s right. …

App of the Week: PlayOn Mobile for Android

Ah, streaming media. Your promise is so elusive. The technology is here and robust enough to shoulder the burden, but the content companies have insisted that you be viewable first and foremost on big boy computers, with set-top boxes and mobile devices granted access on a case by case basis.

If this sounds like a conversation you’ve …

App of the Week: Amazon for Windows Phone 7

Whatever its size, the cross-section of Amazon diehards and Windows Phone 7 owners can now officially be placated with Amazon’s Windows Phone 7 app.

The app takes advantage of Windows Phone 7’s swipe-friendly interface to provide easy access to a specific product’s details, customer reviews and related items without having to load up …

App of the Week: Ancestry for iPad

Popular genealogy website recently updated its iPhone app to version 2.0 and brought a new iPad-specific interface along for the ride.

The app provides direct access to your family trees so you can view, add and edit information about your family members wherever you’ve got an internet connection.

The …

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