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App review: Venmo “The social check-work”

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor

September 29, 2017


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Venmo, owned by Pay-Pal, is a person-to-person payment app that allows users to give and request money between friends or family via a connection to their bank account. What sets Venmo apart is the social media aspect of the app, allowing you to comment on, like and share payments publicly. The app ...

Voter Pal can save you hours on election day

Voter Pal can save you hours on election day

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

October 26, 2016


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Standing in a four-hour line on election day just to register to cast your ballot is probably the second most tedious waste of an afternoon, just after waiting in line at the DMV. But what if I told you there was a way to skip that line entirely? Voter Pal, powered by ThinkVoting, provides users with...

App Review – “Polytics”

App Review – “Polytics”

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

September 28, 2016


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The goal of the free app “Polytics” is an admirable one: Encourage civil and insightful political debate among U.S. citizens within a chat system that is easy to use. But the responses it’s been getting from users is far from insightful. Reading through the chats between some users makes it tempting...

App Review – World Wildlife Fund

April 19, 2016


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April 19. 2016 By Jason Howarth If there is one thing the 1990s cartoon “Captain Planet” taught me, it’s that the power to change the planet is ours. Thankfully, the World Wildlife Fund and their app are not nearly as cheesy and patronizing as “Captain Planet,” and for those who support...

App Review – U.S. Elections (Election NF 2016)

App Review – U.S. Elections (Election NF 2016)

April 5, 2016


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April 5, 2016 By Brad Allen With the 2016 Presidential Primaries already over in Wisconsin as of yesterday, April 5, many American citizens are going to be either very pleased or horrified with Wisconsin’s choices for which candidates the state would like to see appear on the November 2016 election...

App Review – “MTV News”

March 29, 2016


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March 29, 2016 By Jason Howarth Remember when MTV was actually music focused? That seems so far in the past it’s not even funny. A more accurate name for MTV would be “Pop Culture Central” or the “Reality Network.” To prove this point, Viacom Entertainment (the company that sponsors...

App Review – “DC All Access”

March 8, 2016


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March 8, 2016 By Jason Howarth Apps are a great form of entertainment and information, programs that have allowed one to easily connect to others, particularly interests and hobbies. DC All Access is no real exception. This is an app designed for fans of the comic books that DC publishes, along wi...

App Review – “Spanky’s Bar Finder”

March 8, 2016


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March 8, 2016 By Jordan Moser Regardless of your squad’s weekly dedication to Whitewater nightlife, the question comes up week after week: “What are the deals at the bars tonight?” You recall one, maybe two bar deals around town, while countless others go forgotten. Now available on the App...

App Review – Tripomatic

App Review – Tripomatic

March 1, 2016


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March 2, 2016 By Brad Allen There are tons of apps on the market designed to help users plan trips; however, “Tripomatic” is the most customizable trip-planner available for free. For anyone who is hoping to plan a several-day trip to a single city or location over spring break, I recommend...

App Review – “Gotta Go!”

February 23, 2016


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February 24, 2016 By Jason Howarth Need an excuse to put off talking to your Valentine again, or just need some alone time? There’s an app for that. Comedian Chelsea Handler, best known for her talk show “Chelsea Lately,” has teamed with Yeti LLC to create a free excuse-generating app....

App Review – Pocket Mortys

February 16, 2016


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February 16, 2016 By Brad Allen For the benefit of fans of both Pokémon and the Adult Swim TV show “Rick and Morty,” a new game is available on the app market which combines the two in a perfect blend of humor and retro-style gaming. This free game is far better than any Pokémon game I’ve...

App Review – ‘theScore’

February 2, 2016


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February 2, 2016 By Brad Allen I recommend for all sports fans to download ‘theScore,’ which offers news, updates and statistics for any and all things sports. This free app can definitely help users stay up-to-date with coverage during sports games, such as the upcoming Superbowl, and learn...

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