Sasha Talks Tech
tech trends and digital lifestyle hacks
How's your summer going? So far I visited Las Vegas, Big Bear Lake, and camped out in Joshua Tree.
I've also been working on my new Youtube channel and for my Whodunnit? fans I'll be launching a series called "Where are they now"?
Read on for the top travel apps from contributor Candice Fox and watch episode 1 of my new Youtube series!
1. Jetlag Genie
Everyone who travels knows that jet-lag is a major issue, but with this app, your phone can aid you through the adjustment process. Simply enter your travel dates and destinations and it will customize a schedule of alarms to help smooth the transition into a different time zone.
Although we are living in a digital world and postcards are essentially obsolete, it's still nice to let someone know you're thinking of them when traveling. Postagram introduces the modern way of connecting with friends and family while traveling with personalized photos and messages.
Couponing is a hobby that goes back generations yet continues to evolve thanks to digital technology.
Stash your scissors and download one of these apps to help you save at the check-out line but also save you time by doing all the work for you eliminating the need for you to hunch over and comb through papers.
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Editors Note: Check out this guest post by TV news reporter and lifestyle blogger Brittany Edney of B.E Tuned in!
About our guest blogger:
Brittany Edney is a T.V. News Reporter & Anchor, pop culture junkie, and blogger at B.E. Tuned In where she investigates the latest styles, trends & sales to help keep you chic from college to career without breaking the bank!
Get paid to party...
...learn how to mediate.....lust over gadgets and rock out with four of my go-to apps this spring.
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SURKUS-Get paid to party!
As you may have read, I'm relatively new to Los Angeles. I moved here a little over a year ago from Washington, DC.
To go out with out breaking the bank, check out Surkus. With headquarters right here in LA, Surkus specializes in "crowd-casting". Here 's how it works: Download the app, set your zipcode, and you'll begin receiving castings for invites to events in your neighborhood. Submit to the event and if you're cast, not only do you receive a free night out on the town (your drinks and sometimes food is included) you also get PAID! Surkus goers earn between $50-$150 per event!
Surkus cuts out the middle man, pushy club promoters.
HAPPIFY- a scientific path to happiness
There software developers may live in Latvia, but Happify --an app that uses science to increase your happinss --hits close to home.
We all know what it's like to feel stress it could work, family, money, or all of the above. But it's how we react to that stress that dictates our true happiness. Happify helps re-train your brain.
With fun games and thought provoking diary entries you slowly, over time, feel less stressed out when the curve balls of life come your way. Available online or for iOS.
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SOUNDCLOUD-that's my jam!
I'm not ashamed to admit, when I like a song, I LOVE a song! I play it again and again and again on repeat, then I play it some more.
To switch things up a bit, lately i've been finding some of my favorites on SoundCloud and then I spend an hour listening to different renditions. Check it out and see for yourself.
GO BEHIND THE SCENES WITH ME ON HANG W/...
I love living in Los Angeles, it's like a dream come true... but I'm an East coast girl, more specifically, a Southerner at heart.
My favorite part about studying the tech world is learning about new apps and gadgets that can help me keep in touch with not only my family and friends but my social media buddies and of course fans of the show I was on "Whodunnit?".
Now thank's to the folks at Hang W/ I have my own show now, and will be live-streaming each Saturday at 2:00 pm PT/5:00 pm ET from wherever I am!
read on to find out how to hang w/ sasha every saturday
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Are you a budding artist, actor, writer, or blogger?
As a entrepreneur working to grow by blog and my brand, I am a huge advocate of learning new techniques to market my work.
Well Snapcuts, an app which specializes in, "creative communication," offers businesses and brands an inexpensive way to create cute, witty messages that are truly memorable.
"We're probably going to regret it, but it's real," Matt Gray co-founder of emojli, the all emoji social network told Mashable.
"We wouldn't have bothered making the backend, and spending about a day trying to figure out a regular expression that checked if a string was all emoji, if it wasn't [real]."
See pix and hear about the app, coming to iOS soon, below.
Straight out of the you can't make this stuff up files....an app that literally only allows you to say, "Yo" to your friends has reportedly raised $1 million dollars from investors and has more than 50,000 users according to reports.
Yo describes itself as a, "single-tap zero character communication tool."
Yep, that's pretty much what it is.
Word has it the founder quit his job in Tel Aviv and moved to San Francisco to work full time.
I download Yo, but alas, none of my friends are on there.... want to send me a Yo? Find out how below.
Despite security breaches and other questions of privacy, Snapchat remains a wildly popular app.
In late 2012, Facebook launched a stand alone app called Poke, hoping it would become a Snapchat killer.
Did anyone ever even use the Poke app (screenshot below)?
I downloaded it, but since none of my friends were on it, I deleted it.
Poke was such an #EpicFail for Facebook, the news on how bad the app was took over the headlines. Click here to read the March 2013 article I wrote about Poke.
Facebook quietly got rid of the app and apparently went back to the drawing board. Enter Slingshot!
Editors note: Traveling can be stressful, these apps will help you through your next road-trip or international getaway. Have a recommendation? Tweet me @SashaTalksTech
Industry conferences, especially in the tech community, are an absolute must. Unfortunately, these essential events filled with workshops, industry influencers, and the all important networking events often come with a hefty price tag.
That wasn’t the case at the Disrupt LA Tech Summit which took place May 8-9 at Le Meridien Delfina in Santa Monica.
The two-day conference sponsored by Google and hosted by Silicon Beach Young Professionals was free and more than 1500 entrepreneurs, digital industry professionals, CEO’s and tech enthusiasts were in attendance.
Discussion and panel topics included mobile, social media, gaming, eCommerce, entertainment, and advertising.
Guest speakers included execs from companies included IBM, Sony, UX Talent, and USA Today.
This week I had the pleasure of attending Tech In Motion LA's most popular event: "Made in LA" Demos & Drinks featuring five LA-based tech companies and start-ups demoing their inspired tech-savvy products and apps.
With hundreds of LA tech scensters in attendance, the event was held at NextSpace LA a spacious Culver City co-working community.
In between sips of wine and noshing on a seemingly endless fruit and cheese tray, I was had the pleasure of chatting with several of the entrepreneurs demoing their products.
Read on to hear about my favorites including Airchat- a new approach to the company directory, Sound Off Experience- a silent disco remix (pictured left), and Nimble-an online platform that could simplify your life by streamlining your contacts.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and Thursday in ten cities across the country, Uber, the car service hailing app teamed up with Home Depot to deliver a “very limited” supply of Christmas trees to a lucky group of users.
I say lucky because in the past during similar marketing events, Uber users had to try SEVERAL times in order to snag swag due to high demand.
#UberTree deliveries were held in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, DC.
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