Apps and Their Potential Benefits On Our Minds and Our Bodies.

What was once a theory is now a simple observation of our surroundings.  The shift from fixed-Internet access to mobile access has gained substantial ground in recent months. The shift has occurred with great assistance from an expanding ecosystem of apps. Smartinsite.com recently released a poll stating that 89% of mobile device users accessed media through apps in 2013. And according to a global study published by Compuware.com, people prefer mobile apps to mobile websites because of their 1) convenience, 2) ease of use, and 3) speeds.  Apps are the future; how will you choose to utilize their existence?

Take into consideration, for a moment, how the apps you use every day affect your wellbeing emotionally, financially, and even physically. In an article produced by fiercemobilehealthcare.com, a study reveals Continue reading

The Net and The News

News consumption has been rapidly evolving in recent years due to the advancements in Internet-reliant technologies. This week, the PEW research center released an article stating, “In 2013, 82% of Americans said they got news on a desktop or laptop and 54% said they got news on a mobile device.” The conclusion we can draw from the above statistics is that news consumption is beginning to depend on the Internet. So the question is: How do we optimize this relationship to benefit the consumer?

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How do you see the future of apps?

In many respects, apps have created their very own ecosystems, and these ecosystems are evolving at an intense rate. When apps first came out, they where designed to do things like keep a more organized/customizable calendar, and to provide simple shortcuts to websites. Now, apps like “Layar” bring augmented reality to Google Glass, providing interactive facts and information about the world. Or how about another app called “Cadenza”, (made by Sonation), which allows any musician to be accompanied by a full orchestra. All you do is play your instrument, and the app creates an orchestra to play with you: it learns your progressions, it remembers your style, and it plays with you in real time.

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The Modern Printing Press


In 1445 Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press and it changed the world forever.  The printing press created a cheap way to produce literature, and directly created a growth of intelligence that for the first time spanned the globe. It opened up the perspectives of mathematician, philosophers, artists, governmental thinkers, and scientist from all over the world to others, all over the world. Sometime between 1950 and 1970 a new form of the printing press evolved, which many have come to call, the Internet.

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The App Explosion

The range of mobile applications is far and wide. There are apps for organization and note taking, drawing and photo editing, finance and business analysis. According to 148Apps.biz there are 1,145,591 active apps as of this month. Recorded in the month of February alone there where 11,449 created. That is 1,145 a day. So what does this mean? Where is the app explosion taking us, and how can we use it to our advantage?

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Technology and Humanity

We are connected on a level today never before felt, heard, or learned by humanity in any past eras. We are both directly and indirectly connected to the mass of the human race in so many ways. It is intensely exciting to sit and think of all the ways we are connected but the one that has always brewed up the most thought, is why, and for what? What can we gain as a civilization from this massive scale of connectivity? What can we accomplish together, and what will come of our profound relationship with technology and humanity?

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Innovating Our Daily Gaps


Every day we encounter gaps of free time, and in these gaps it is our conscious choice to decide what we will do with this time. One specific gap is that of our morning commutes. During our commutes some of us prefer the sound of music, some prefer deep thinking, others prefer listening and reading the news. Now, I mean not to narrow our free time to these three choices, but rather attempt to bring forth a few viable and popular options. With that said, the news is the option that we at the Daily Steak are enriching and is the primary focus of this post.

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Healthy Citizens

 

For centuries, politics have controlled the most important decisions for countries and their citizens. In a time when the world seems to be in a state of disarray for many countries, now is a very important time to have an informed and educated political view.  Whether or not you are a person whose day-to-day routine deals directly with politics, it affects the world you live in. Winston Churchill once said, “Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” This quote is as applicable today as it was in 1943.

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