| Jan 6, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Instead of searching every social media platform, residents now can go to one place to find and track Chicago's mayor.
The mayor's office on Sunday launched Chicago Digital at digital.cityofchicago.org.
The site is designed to make it easier to find...
| Jan 10, 2013
Foursquare users, take note. The geolocation social network that lets you compete for mayorships and learn about trending venues is making a few changes to its privacy that you should know about before your next check-in.
Starting on Jan. 28, your...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 10:44 AM
We hear from time to time about new apps, gadgets and other technology for food-lovers and chefs. Here are a few that caught our eye.
Evernote has a new addition to its suite of note-taking and archiving apps and web tools. Evernote Food, available...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Monday at the OC Fair & Event Center, 11 lucky people will get to find out how a dropping ball feels.
The New Year's Eve celebration at the fairgrounds won't feature a ball drop like the one in Times Square, but there will be a plummeting object of a...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 10:31 AM
If you are like me and spend hours trawling the Web to find the next best restaurant, travel destination or book, you might want to take a look at Qloo, a new "cultural discovery platform" that aims to make searches more personal and easier.
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:36 PM
(Free for iOS and Android)
What it is: An app to book a shared ride to or from the airport on Super Shuttle or a private ride on ExecuCar. Super Shuttle serves more than 60 U.S. airports, including New York, Philadelphia, Washington,...
| Nov 7, 2013
We've covered many basic tips here at So Social, such as the importance of adding a profile photo and the reasons to activate subscribers on Facebook. Those are easy and together take about 2 minutes to accomplish.
Now let's move to advanced tips on...
| Aug 1, 2013
Vacation, all I ever wanted. Vacation, had to get away.
The Go-Gos were referring to a relationship in their famous '80s song, but maybe they were onto something applicable for social media. If you feel like you spend a huge chunk of your time tweeting,...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Fighting back against the growing popularity of smartphone-based ride-sharing services, one traditional taxi company in Los Angeles has rolled out an app that makes it easy to summon and pay for a ride.
The app, developed by Flywheel Software Inc., a...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 3:42 PM
For proof of how fast the business of design is changing, look no further than Fab. The site launched in 2010 as a TripAdvisor-Foursquare-Yelp social-networking hybrid called Fabulis was aimed at gay men. But having burned through most of its start-up...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 10:59 AM
With a dozen brain-eating zombies standing in the way, it's clear that coming to Jewel was a bad idea. You can run away, but you still face a dilemma: Do you try to scavenge supplies at a nearby Walgreen's or a bar in Wicker Park?
Navigating the streets...