Apps & Gadgets: Bonus Edition!

If you’ve RSVP’d to attend today’s HSL Info Expo Summer Technology Symposium, you’ll be hearing me talk about some exciting apps and gadgets for summer in our new segment, “Apps & Gadgets.” There are so many cool tools out there that it was hard to narrow it down to just a handful for a 10-minute segment. Instead of leaving some on the cutting room floor, we decided to share them with you here.

This is Apps & Gadgets: Bonus Edition!

Here are a few things you might want to check out before the summer is over.

Antec Sugar Cube Portable Speaker

This adorable little 2” x 2” x 2” Bluetooth speaker is tiny enough to keep on your desk, in your pocket, or in your purse. Use it to listen to high-quality music or phone calls. It comes in an array of bright colors, including my personal favorite, pink! Sugar Cube offers six hours of playback time and a range of up to 10 meters.

Buy it from Amazon for about $28 here.

Sugar Cube Bluetooth Speaker

Sugar Cube Bluetooth Speaker

Sky Guide App by Fifth Star Labs, LLC

Are you a stargazer? Planning on going camping this summer? Then you need to check out the amazing Sky Guide app! Sky Guide allows you to turn your iOS device into a mobile planetarium. Gaze up at the stars day or night, inside or outside. Just hold up your device to the sky and see where Ursa Minor, Taurus, Mercury, Venus, and other constellations and planets are hiding in the heavens.

Buy Sky Guide for iOs from the iTunes store for $1.99 here.

Sky Guide app

Sky Guide app


Goodreads App by Goodreads

Goodreads is the largest social media platform for readers and book lovers. This free app is a great way to discover book recommendations from your friends and peers. You can read thousands of book reviews, add titles to a virtual bookshelf, and create a to-read list. You can also add status updates and page number updates for books you’re reading – great for book clubs! You can even use the built-in barcode scanner to add your print books onto your Goodreads bookshelf. Links with Facebook so you can quickly add your friends to Goodreads.

Get the Goodreads app for free for Android from the Google Play Store here or for iOS from the iTunes store here.

Goodreads app

Goodreads app

If you’re coming to Info Expo today, we look forward to seeing you there! If not, be sure to RSVP for our next event in the winter. You don’t want to miss out on all the latest Apps & Gadgets!


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