My morning ritual includes reading the headlines. What I've also wanted is a summary of the news headlines - a "one stop shop" where I can get the news at my fingertips. Infomous does just that - whilst the app doesn't have the full service as the internet I prefer it to the website. Thank you for s... See More
Infomous responded to this review November 30, -0001
I am the token obnoxious photographer in my friend group and ever since I upgraded to my Nikon D5000, my photos have been eating up a significant portion of my hard drive. I’m too paranoid to delete them from my computer, but the effect it was having on my computer speed was getting to be significant.
I decided to take the leap of faith when I stumbled upon picturelife.com. The service allows you to store your photos on their cloud for a significantly lower price than most cloud services. You get the first 5 gigs free, which for most people would be enough for a couple pictures. The premium services are only $7/month for 100 gigs or $15 per month for 300 gigs.
I went through a phase where I was considering an external hard drive, but they go for $150-300 and you have to worry about compatibility issues with your computer and losing or breaking the hard drive itself. Definitely happy with my decision to choose photo life instead.
As a young professional living in Manhattan, it’s easy to get wrapped up in a routine of getting out of work and getting a quick, pre made bite at Whole Foods or grabbing dinner with friends at a restaurant. Those things are fun, but every once in a while, it’d be nice to cook a really nice meal without too much hassle.
I love to cook and I even love grocery shopping, but both of these activities became dreaded chores when I moved to Manhattan. Grocery shopping has quickly become the bane of my existence — you’re either doomed to lug heavy groceries down a crowded block of Christmas tourists, through a disgruntled pack of commuters on an already packed train or paying extra to flag down a cab.
Blue Apron has eliminated all that. My mom is also grateful that it eliminates the phone calls asking how much I need to buy of every ingredient or how to tell if a certain piece of produce is ripest or freshest. ?
Blue Apron’s recipes are fun and seasonally relevant, and the prices are decent!
Villij is a newer site that is, in a nutshell, a poor man’s Pinterest.
The founders, as I understand it, are trying to market it as a more e-commerce focused site that Pinterest. They are targeting small businesses and start-ups, trying to encourage each one to set up their own “Villij.”
The site is very visually rich and has the “cards” set up, very similar to Pinterest. Business owners can set up what can be best described as an online store in a Pinterest profile.
The main difference from Pinterest is that they want each “Pin” to be a different product and to link to a place on the internet where the user can buy the product. Business owners and customers can also communicate in a type of comments section underneath each pin — the goal being to have an online store where users can ask questions about the product.
StumbleUpon is an oldie but goodie. It’s been around forever — at least the last 3 or 4 years — and is a pretty well-known site.
I like that it allows you to input a long and varied list of interests that you can edit at any time, and that you can choose a certain interest and “stumble” through the content only for that topic. Another cool aspect is the newer feature that lets you to ‘like’ or ‘dislike’ certain types of content, allowing StumbleUpon to start tailoring the content toward your interests. Kind of like Pandora, as another user below mentioned.
However, if you “Stumble” the same topic for too long, it runs out of new content. I also think a more built out user account interface would be handy — something that would allow you to sort the content you save in a more organized way.
Overall though I think it’s a really cool way to discover new content.
Hands down favorite app for navigation! It’s so good that Google acquired it and will be incorporating the technology into their Google Maps features!
I don’t drive a whole lot, but on a recent business trip a co-worker of mine introduced me to Waze. We were tired from a long trip and in a hurry to get to our next meeting. The app turned the stressful situation into an easy one.
She punched our location into Waze and it gave us thorough directions all the way up to the door of our destination. Nowadays, GPS apps are easier to come by — almost all the smartphones have them — but this one had a few really cool features that others didn’t.
It has a crowd sourced aspect to it which allows users to report accidents, traffic jams and police speed traps in real time. It will then report them back to you as you are driving, integrated with the directions. So helpful!
Uber is amazing! I use it constantly in NYC an when i travel to other cities. They should start paying me to be a brand ambassador — all of my friends are now avid Uber users at my recommendation. In a nutshell, Uber allows you to hail a cab digitally.
The set up is really easy. When you download the app, you scan your credit card or link your Paypal account for payment and confirm your phone number, which takes about 2 minutes to do.
After that, you’re all set to use it. Whenever you need a cab, you click a button on Uber and your phone picks up your location. Uber’s technology picks up the nearest cab and they’re usually in front of you within minutes. SO much better than running around a city, especially one you may not know so well, trying to hail a cab at rush hour!
I am a big fan of delivery.com and use the service quite frequently. In my experience, the user experience is a lot better than it is on similar sites like Grubhub, Seamless and Foodler.
They are based here in NYC, so they have a much larger restaurant selection than Grubhub, which is based out in Chicago. You also get helpful descriptions of menu items when you hover over them on delivery.com, which comes in handy when you’re ordering a more exotic cuisine.
The delivery time depends on the restaurant, but is usually pretty fast. If it’s not, they have a customer service team that acts as a liaison between you and the restaurant you ordered from. I had a terrible experience with a particular restaurant — food arrived late, cold and missing items I ordered — and the customer service team contacted the place and managed to get me a 20% discount on my next order from them. Pretty cool.
I also noticed that they have a bunch of businesses outside of restaurants — florists, liquor stores, groceries, etc. — that you can order from and have delivery. I’ve never tried it but it seems like a great idea — especially in NYC!
Edible arrangements create fresh fruit bouquets for occasions and holidays. Direct pickup or for delivery throughout the week, you have an array of choices when you create an account. Custom made refrigerated cars that keep your fruit arrangements fresh and ready. Prices are reasonable and with the fantastic decor, who wouldn't purchase multiple arrangements. Truly an extraordinary experience for anyone.
As far as food shopping is concerned, this site is pretty clear and precise with how to go about your ordering. freshdirect allows you to shop for fresh foods from all the groups in the pyramid. Along with beauty products, and flowers, it gives the customer a feel of actually being in the supermarket. you can purchase multiple products with a flick of the mouse you add up your shopping list and checkout without a hassle. Reasonable delivery fee.
Linkedin is a great website for professionals looking to build rapport.You can recieve advice from individuals in different postions.when you sign up, Its an open view resume where you create a profile of yourself. Selling your skils and your experience; you build connections to learn more about whichever business you are looking to venture in.Linkedin helps you narrow down your preferences as far as Jobs. It links you directly to careers that corrsponds with your skills.If you are looking for a serious site, i rteally recommend this site.
My morning ritual includes reading the headlines. What I've also wanted is a summary of the news headlines - a "one stop shop" where I can get the news at my fingertips. Infomous does just that - whilst the app doesn't have the full service as the internet I prefer it to the website. Thank you for saving my time.
I love this site! But the connection between players does need some work my friend and I were both logged on and we weren't getting the challenge notifications, seems like there is a delay. It's the only fault I would raise. The topics are varied and cover a whole list of various everything. I'm addicted!
Lifehack is full of sometimes helpful and sometimes a bit outlandish "lifehacks" to help you make life a little bit easier. You can easily spend an hour or two on this site reading some of the posts and you might even find yourself sharing a post or two, as I know I do!
This is a really interesting blog that I came across through here and I'm kind of upset I didn't catch it earlier since it's not updated as frequently anymore as the blogger's 365 challenge is over. All of the posts are still relevant as you can still use her ideas for different hairstyles.
Once again I have found myself giving in to another trendy game, and I think I will stick with this for awhile. There are so many topics you can take a quiz in from questions about the 50 states to questions about physics. There's something for everyone and every level. I also like how you can challenge people from across the world so you're not stuck to just your area or the US.
The New Yorker is the embodiment of all that is compelling, innovative and just plain good in the field of print journalism. I stumbled upon a copy a couple of years ago and fell in love immediately. Although nothing can really replace the feeling of holding a copy in your hands as you scan through page after page of writing that is always thought provoking and often hilarious, the New Yorker website makes a rather stellar effort. Even for those without a subscription, the website offers a range of articles on everything from current affairs to fashion with plenty of hilarious cartoons to break up the sometimes lengthy written pieces. The section on creative original writing features the works of some very talented young writers and the commentary on contemporary happenings with respect to culture and the arts is often helpful. To anyone with even a single creative bone in their body or an iota of appreciation for good writing i'd say - pick up the next copy of the New Yorker, virtual or in print, that you can lay your hands on. It's one of the best things i ever did.
Even a cursory glance at the Free People catalog tells you exactly who their customer is - a modern, laid back, bohemian woman who wants to look good but doesn't necessarily want comfort to be the price she pays for it. Their look is easy but exquisitely well crafted with clothes which are fresh, vibrant and have a lot of interesting details. The accessories section is fairly well stocked as well, their boots are a personal favourite. The only drawback is their pricing. Even their sale section has dresses priced at upwards of $250 (Rs. 17,000) and for someone surviving on a student budget, that's far from affordable. If you don't mind that they're expensive, however, Free People is a great label.
As someone who has been raised in a family of designers and artists, it's fair to say that when it comes to anything handmade or design-centric, i'm a fairly tough critic. Etsy, however, surprised me in the best way possible and has continued to be a reliable source of accessories and handicrafts that are both well made and interesting. The Etsy homepage greets you with a number of convenient and thoughtfully organized categories, allowing you to browse by item, season or gender. What's most appealing about Etsy is the fact that it provides an online buyer with options that are quirky and interesting (i've looked long and hard but Etsy was the only site to offer me custom made Doctor Who earrings) and sometimes even personalized. Retailers are most often directly open for contact so queries are quickly and satisfactorily addressed. I'd definitely recommend Etsy to anybody who's looking for an online shopping experience that's both fun and reliable.
At first, The Gin System is difficult to implement and sort of hard to navigate. However, it is the ultimate social network for groups and social organizations. I like that it combines the idea of the Facebook wall, and the shared documents concept of google docs. But instead of needing access to 3-4 different websites you only need this one. I really recommend this for any groups that are a bit larger that require more consistent communication.
Shazam is a really useful concept. I can't say how many times I've heard a song and just yearned to know what it is. Sometimes googling the lyrics just isn't possible - or the lyrics aren't easy to hear. Shazam can somehow pick it up and know what the song is. There's a big downside - if you have a free account, they limit you to 5 song listening/discoveries a month. That isn't the most convenient.