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GTACTAA...oh...not *that* kind of bio ;) I'm a tech writer at New York Times and elsewhere. Novel underway. It's Dr Kit, not Mr. Tweets=my own, red hair=not

Kit Eaton's Biography

Red-haired, recovering scientist, writer, photographer, thinker, not a dancer, but am terribly unhappy with filling in biography sections on sites like this. Feeling compelled to make a joke. Can't think of one. Hence will just waffle on a bit about my rather zig-zag career to journalism, mention my novel-in-writing, point out that explaining complex things in accessible ways is a specialty of mine, and close with a brief reminder ...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Writing for Gizmodo

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. I loved typing on one.

How is social media changing news?

Astonishingly, irrevocably, and from the inside out. Immediacy, access and un-verifiability are the watchwords.

App Smart: Organize With Smart Calendars

The Best Calendar Apps for Setting Your Agenda for the Days Ahead

nytimes.com — Smartphones are slimmer and smarter calendar managers and event planners than the options of yore. But not all calendar apps are created equal. Sunrise is my favorite. Instead of merely being an old-fashioned calendar in digital form, Sunrise adds features that prove how a powerful net-connected calendar can do so much more to keep you organized.

Apps That Can Help in Planning for Wintry Weather

nytimes.com — Given the snowstorms that have surprised parts of the United States, the coming winter may already feel threatening. Planning for wintry weather is important, but so is enjoying the cold and snow. Your smartphone can help with both. We used to rely on TV and radio reports for winter weather forecasts and alerts, but apps can provide more up-to-the-minute alerts.

These Magic Apps May Do the Trick

nytimes.com — Though few of us will ever be as deft at prestidigitation as Penn and Teller, or as slick at illusion as David Blaine, most of us already possess a tool for performing impressive conjuring tricks: a smartphone.

Apps to Compete With Snapchat in Temporary Messaging

nytimes.com — Not all messages need to live forever. And with the right smartphone app, it is simple to deliver text messages, photos or videos with a short life span. Snapchat is probably the best-known temporary messaging app. It is incredibly popular. The app, free for iOS and Android, tries to be a one-stop shop for all your temporary messaging needs.

Audio Equalizer and Enhancement Apps Beyond the Smartphone Sound

nytimes.com — You've probably heard musicians like Neil Young complain over the last few years about the sound quality of digital music. But thanks to a new generation of so-called audio enhancement apps, your music's sound quality doesn't have to entirely depend on your smartphone.

Flipboard, Circa and Other Apps to Keep Track of the News

nytimes.com — NEWS flash: The news industry is changing faster than ever nowadays. Smartphone and tablet apps have given news-hungry consumers a whole new way to discover what is going on nearby and around the world. With apps always connected to the Internet, you can also argue that news breaks faster than it ever has.

Spanish as a second language, with the accent on fun

bostonglobe.com — If you're looking to learn a second language like Spanish, forget the old-fashioned repetitious lessons you remember from school. There are plenty of smartphone apps that offer worthwhile language lessons in entertaining, bite-size chunks. Learn Spanish by MindSnacks Free for iPhones and iPads Learn Spanish by MindSnacks, a free app for iPhones and iPads, makes lessons fun.

Smartphone Spanish comes in many fun, free apps

seattletimes.com — Originally published Friday, October 31, 2014 at 5:34 PM If you're looking to learn a second language like Spanish, forget the old-fashioned repetitious lessons you remember from school. There are plenty of smartphone apps that offer worthwhile language lessons in entertaining, bite-size chunks. Learn Spanish by MindSnacks, a free app for iPhones and iPads, makes lessons fun.

App Smart | Free Spanish Lessons

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Dec 18, 2014

@Apptly ...my pleasure! Spotted Santify just after it hit the store ... So much fun!

Dec 18, 2014

Some seasonal #Santa apps for fun and organisation this holiday season! nyti.ms/1z1ggiw (by me @nytimes)

Dec 18, 2014

@stshank Righto! Thanks :) and yes, I wonder how much 4k will be this year's CES-dominating tech

Dec 18, 2014

RT @philiped: Sony employee on cyberattack: “A couple of people had their computers removed but people using Macs were fine.” techcrunch.com/2014/12/17/son… $AAPL

Dec 18, 2014

RT @FortuneMagazine: WATCH: Tech companies make holiday shopping easier than ever for.tn/1AqNY3f



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