Ellis Hamburger

Aug. 15, 2014

App Chat: Being Social Without Leaving a Trace

A growing number of apps allow users to post ephemeral or anonymous messages—and they're catching on quickly with millennials.

ellis hamburger, app chat, snapchat, Secret, Whisper, Yik Yak,

May. 02, 2014

App Chat: Apps to Mind Your Money

Forget balancing a checkbook. Today there are better ways for the budget-minded to keep track of bank balances.

finance apps, balancing checkbook, money, money management, money apps

Feb. 21, 2014

App Chat: Social Media Gets Newsy

Ellis Hamburger, a reporter at The Verge, talks about why social media giants are betting on news.

paper, flipboard, circa, twitter, the verge, app, apps, news apps, social media, curation, news curation, newspaper

Jan. 03, 2014

App Chat: Cutting Clutter From Your Inbox

Ellis Hamburger, a reporter for The Verge, talks about a few of his favorite mail-managing apps.

the verge, mail managing, inbox, mail, you've got mail, too much mail, organizing

Nov. 15, 2013

Should Sending Cash Be As Easy As Sending E-mail?

In this episode of App Chat, Ellis Hamburger debates the pros and cons of Square Cash.

app chat, mobile payments, square cash, quickpay, venmo, paypal

Sep. 20, 2013

These Smartphone Apps Track Every Step of Your Day

“Quantified self” apps count your steps, measure your sleep, and collect a bevy of other details.

Ellis Hamburger, the verge, quantified self, apps, human, moves

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