There’s a “Temple Run” craze that’s sweeping the Academy. Everywhere you look someone is hunched over their iPhone or iPad furiously swiping left and right and running from the terrifying monkey-like creatures. This gaming sensation was created by husband and wife team Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova and reached the
When I was browsing through the application marketplace on my phone recently, I found myself either getting serious thumb exercise flipping through endless lists of apps that seem pointless, or always swiping over to the top-ranked list. I use Windows Phone, which only has 50,000 registered apps. I could not
StumbleUpon continues to grow in popularity among students at the Academy. For those of you who are not yet “Stumblers,” the site is a “discovery engine that finds and recommends web content for its users,” according to the website. When Stumbling, one can discover new web pages, photos, and videos
The iPad program was ushered in at the beginning of this school year with much excitement. The benefits of this program, not to mention the forward-looking nature of the program, seemed obvious. Students could eliminate huge textbooks and carry them on a single, svelte device. E-texts cost way less than
As technology marches toward ever simpler and more convenient usage, one important thing is being left behind: an appreciation for what goes into making everything work and a fundamental knowledge about the basics behind the glowing rectangle students stare intently into. People offhandedly criticize their technology, but when asked further,
Facebook has changed the way people of all ages function; most high school students cannot imagine what life would be without it. Someone’s Facebook profile and what they post can play defining roles in their reputation and how they are perceived by their peers. When someone is curious about a
Recently, things haven’t been looking so peachy in the land of Blackberry. What was once the impenetrable fortress of business and the fuel of Crackberry addicts everywhere is now an antiquated has-been. Blackberry’s market share has plummeted from 16% globally to just 9% and their stock price is down 59%.