All Posts: Apps

Android Apps I Can’t Live Without

We do a monthly ‘top apps’ blog post here on The Shack Blog, but I wanted to go a bit more personal and share a list of the apps that I personally can’t live without on my Android-powered smartphone. I’ve been using Android for a few years now, on several different handsets, and these are […] Read more

Five Apps to Swing into Spring

The arrival of spring means it’s time to come out of hibernation, leave our caves of wintry solitude and greet the world as it comes back to life after a long winter. Thankfully, there are tons of apps for outdoor adventuring, doing your spring cleaning and grilling the best burger in town. Here are a […] Read more

SXSW Day Four Recap

The city of Austin has again been a great host for SXSW 2012. Once the rain came to an end and the sun came out, all of those associated with this great event, from attendees to street vendors to pedi-cab drivers, took to the streets to enjoy what Austin has to offer.  A major part […] Read more

SXSW 2012 Day Two Recap

With a 100% chance of rain on day two of SXSW Interactive, it was a challenge staying dry, but it was not short on fun, interesting panels and of course, lots and lots of rain! One item that was missing from our list of products on the SXSW Survival Guide was an umbrella.  It has […] Read more

How To Survive SXSW In Style

We’re just a few days away from one of our favorite annual events, the South by Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Festival. Every year thousands of creative musicians, filmmakers and tech geeks descend on Austin, Texas, for conferences, presentations, networking events and showcases. If you’re making your first trip to SXSW, it can be a […] Read more

Six Apps to Seduce Your Sweetheart

The most romantic day of the year is just a few days away, and with it comes the altruistic desire or begrudging obligation to show that special someone how much they mean to you. For some, Valentine’s Day is a holiday invented by Russell Stover, Hallmark and flower companies, and for others it’s a beautiful […] Read more

Your Big Game Playbook

No sporting event whips people into a frenzy like championship football. It’s the biggest event of the year, and just like the plays on the field, your watching party has to be perfectly executed if you’re going to score some major points. You can’t get called on technical penalties like a tiny TV or no […] Read more

Five Apps to Keep Your Resolutions Going Strong

Statistics say that about half of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions. The stats also say that nearly all of us fail to stick with them. What’s even sadder is that most people’s New Year’s resolutions start to fizzle out within the first two weeks of January. We try to be good, we really do, […] Read more