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Quibi, the Mobile-Based Streaming Platform, is Finally Here

Quibi, the Mobile-Based Streaming Platform, is Finally Here

Kayla Mutchler, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

Quibi, the subscription-based streaming platform designed for cell phones, released on Apr. 6 to the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman are the creators of the app. Katzenberg is a film producer and Whitman previously was a higher-up for eBay and Hawlett-Packard. Quibi...

App Failures and Confusing Results at the 2020 Iowa Democratic Caucuses

App Failures and Confusing Results at the 2020 Iowa Democratic Caucuses

Amanda M. Castro, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2020

An app failure delayed the results of the Iowa Democratic Caucus for four days. Results were expected Monday evening, but it wasn’t until early Tuesday that partial results were released, and finally Thursday, the complete results were made public. The Iowa caucus results could affect the outcome...

App of the Week

App of the Week

Anna Downs, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 13, 2019

Spring break is upon us, and if you aren’t traveling with friends, you may want to pick up a new skill. This week, we are covering the app Vanido, which helps users fine-tune their singing voice. The app creates a personalized set of exercises for the user based on their own voice. It also sets daily reminders within th...

App of the Week

App of the Week

Anna Downs, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 28, 2019

Gearing up for the spring season, this week we are focusing on AllTrails, which helps you locate outdoor hiking trails and activities based on what you would like to see on your adventure.   This app holds maps to hiking, running, biking, and more all throughout the United States and Canada. AllTrail...

Snapchat Receives Hate After Recent Update

Snapchat Receives Hate After Recent Update

Matthew Verrilli, Contributing Writer

February 20, 2018

The image messaging and multimedia mobile app Snapchat, first released in September of 2011, is synonymous with teens and young adults. Typically, well received and liked by its users, the app is now under criticism due to its most recent update. The social media app first started out as a way for us...

Nintendo’s “Animal Crossing” App Sets up Camp


Meghan Mahar, Arts and Entertainment Editor

December 5, 2017

Children, teens, and adults are all susceptible to the new mobile craze that is sweeping the globe: Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. The game is adapted from its predecessors, following a similar story line: the player is immersed in a community of animals, which they can befriend. The player invests ti...

New App Tries to Get Students to ‘Unplug’

New App Tries to Get Students to 'Unplug'

Justin Cella, Contributing Writer

September 2, 2017

The idea behind the creation of the mobile application Flipd was to help students "unplug" and create a distraction free environment during class. By creating a lock screen that “removes distractions while keeping you connected,” the app allows professors to monitor student’s phone usage during...

A tidal wave

Glenn Rohrbacker

April 22, 2015

There has been a lot of recent controversy in the music business over the rights of artists and songwriters, mainly concerning compensation for work. This debate came about as a result of the spark in new ways to listen to music. Online streaming services that allow users to listen to unlimited amounts...

New app rewards your entertainment fix

Ashley Winward

March 25, 2015

At the end of a long and productive day, many want to just kick back and relax with some music or their favorite television show. Now, thanks to the new app Viggle, users can use this time to be productive as well, earning points to receive prizes and discounts at a wide variety of stores. By tuning...

A new kind of crack

The Charger Bulletin

January 28, 2015

Every once in a while an app comes along that takes the country by a storm and has us all glued to our phones more often than we’d like to admit. In 2014, the apps that most commonly graced our iPhones and androids were Temple Run, Flappy Bird, Angry Birds, Fun Run, Fun Run 2, and Words With Fr...

What is the point of Yik Yak?

Samantha Higgins

December 10, 2014

Over the last few months the mobile app Yik Yak has been gaining a lot of popularity. Because of this, a few weeks ago, I decided to download it and see what all the hype was. However, I have been left with the same confusion and misunderstanding I had beforehand, so I still ask—what exactly is the...

Yik Yak makes me want to Yak

Kayla Katt

September 17, 2014

Move over Tinder; Yik Yak is the new number one app people are talking about here at the University of New Haven. Yik Yak, an anonymous gossip app that launched in November 2013. “The app was founded by two Kappa Alpha fraternity brothers, Brooks Buffington and Tyler Droll, who graduated in 2013 from Furman University in South Carolina,...

Planning to Visit UNH? There’s an App for That

The Charger Bulletin

February 20, 2013

By Karen Grava Director of Media Relations If you are interested in attending or are planning to visit UNH, you might want to download the app EXPLORE UNH first. The app, available through iTunes and Google Play, allows prospective students, their families, friends, returning alumni, and visitors...

UNH First College in Nation Using an iPad App to Evaluate Prospective Undergraduates

Samantha Mathewson

October 24, 2012

This fall, the University of New Haven became the first college in the nation to easily use an iPad app to evaluate applications for undergraduate admissions. This lightens the load for UNH admissions counselors who can do everything on iPads, instead of carrying around numerous boxes of folders,...

Metro Taxi App Now Available

Liana Teixeira

October 17, 2012

Stop waving those arms and whip out your smartphones everyone, because the days of flagging down a cab are long gone. Connecticut’s full-service taxi company, Metro Taxi, recently launched the “Metro Cab App,” a mobile application that lets people book taxis through their iPhones, Androids or tablets. ...

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