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With the Super Bowl right around the corner, we thought we would supply you with a sports themed app for this week! TheScore is available through the Google Play Store or iTunes App Store. The app offers an outstanding list that is sure to have your favorite team available to follow along and keep up to date on the latest statistics.

TheScore gives live coverage to the fans of football (NFL, NCAA, and CFL), basketball (NBA and NCAA), hockey, baseball, MMA, soccer, auto racing, golf, tennis, and lacrosse. You can follow any team or player throughout the season to view their performance as well as look at detailed research on a player. There is also a feature called “Player Grouping” which enables you to follow all of your fantasy teams (football, hockey, basketball, and baseball) in one complete app. TheScore offers the following and more: detailed research on players, the ability to follow any team and receive alerts as points are scored in every game; as well as alerts for the end of quarters, and highlights from the event. Don’t worry about forgetting a game or event anymore, TheScore offers you the ability to sync your personal calendar with the team schedule and get reminders and alerts before game time. You are provided with up to the second sports scores, box scores, player stats, league leaders, betting odds, game previews, top stories, schedules, and league standings.

Most people are not able to keep up and watch every game of all their favorite sports teams all the time. TheScore is must have app for every sports enthusiast; keep up to date without having to compromise your time elsewhere. Give this app a shot and you will see what all the other theScores’ users are talking about!!


My Fitness Pal


My Fitness Pal is a new app leading the way to help individuals reach their weight loss and fitness goals. My Fitness Pal has created a convenient and easy way of tracking your daily food intake and recording your daily exercise. My Fitness Pals 100% FREE membership is available on your any Apple, Android, Blackberry, and Windows devices. My Fitness Pal has received great reviews from a variety of people; the website offers testimonials from many happy users as well as being reviewed by the New York Times, Shape magazine, and featured on the Today Show.  


My Fitness Pal has created an easy and attainable weight loss plan. It starts with the 100 % free membership, and a sign up that couldn’t be easier. My Fitness Pal has the notion that “the more consistently you track your food intake, the more likely you are to lose weight” therefore, My Fitness Pal has enabled a searchable food database and a personal food database with over two million (and growing) items on it to make counting your calories as easy as possible. When the calories you consume are added to the daily diary it updates how many calories you have left for the day. Your calorie intake is calculated by a variety of ways and My Fitness Pal gives you a daily intake that will help you better meet your goal. Another great feature to this app is the “community” it offers its users. Many people boast that this feature alone helps with their motivation and keeps up their determination. Not all of My Fitness Pal is a calorie counter, another big portion is the fitness tracker. This helps record all of your exercises and get a progress report on where you are and where you will be if you maintain the path you are on. My Fitness Pal also offers more apps that could help get variety to some of its user’s workouts. It offers different apps that can help individuals reach different fitness goals they may have or help finding a fitness program that will work for you.  


My Fitness Pal has become an overall success to those who use it and has the potential to help many others. With so many users and so many success stories it’s hard to dispute the fact the My Fitness Pal works, as long as you are honest with yourself and serious about what you are doing. Take a look at all the tutorials and see the difference it has made in the lives of many. It’s hard to turn down such a great offer, so give it a try!


Out of Milk

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Need some help with your shopping list? Then take a look at Out of Milk. This app is available free through the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store for free. You can access Out of Milk from any device, which includes PC and Macs. Out of Milk allows you to generate a shopping list, keep up with what is in stock in your pantry, and offers a to-do list.

The shopping list is a great helping hand, it enables you to add the items you need, the quantity of what is needed, and how much the item costs; creating a ball park tally of what you are about to spend. This list allows for fool proof shopping for those who might be sharing the shopping duties. An added feature to the shopping list is the ability to share list with other people which would minimize multiple trips to the store and add convenience for everyone. Another bonus to the shopping list is the ability to sort the items you have added to it, you could set the list up according to the layout of the store which would alleviate the trips up and down aisles multiple times. The pantry list allows you to see what you have in your pantry and how much of it, which is great for not purchasing more than what you should or not running out of what you’ll need. Out of Milk also includes a convenient to-do list; you can generate multiple lists for different tasks, such as a list for work and home. The to-do list lets you to set timers for reminders and then has an option to cross of the activity once you have accomplished it.

Out of Milk offers assistance to those shoppers who find themselves disorganized or maybe for those who just need some extra help with tedious activities. Let Out of Milk help you organize your shopping duties and help make the dreaded trip to the store a little less stressful!  



Keyring Reward Cards

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The KeyRing Rewards app allows you to hold all your key ring rewards or loyalty program cards in one place, as opposed to carrying them all around on your bulky keychain or taking up space in your wallet. You can find this free app in the Google Play Store or on the iTunes App Store.

Keyring is easy to follow and user friendly. When you first install the app on your phone it goes through a helpful setup that lets you get a firm grasp on the app; what it’s all about, and how to use it. You can add existing cards you may have or sign up for new ones from registered supporters. Through your loyalty programs Keyring allows you to see special offers and coupons that are available. You can easily access your Keyring information through your computer; you can view and edit your cards and information. There is a section on Keyring dedicated to customer service with a store locator, an area for notes, community information, and store information.

Many reviews for this app are exceptionally positive and promote that Keyring offers convenience, accuracy, and being very user friendly. Overall, this app is a helpful tool and will really encourage more consumers to sign up for these loyalty programs and allow them to receive special offers from their favorite retailers. Keyring is a must have!  




Evernote is a free app that is compatible with most devices such as your computer, tablet, and smartphone (Android, iOS, Windows). Evernote is essentially an app that allows you to jot down notes and be able to reach them from any device that you have the app installed to along with an internet connection. It is not just note-taking however, you can upload pictures from one device and save it to Evernote, and then pull it up on another device to save it there as well. Included also is an option to cut links from webpages for saving. Learning Evernote requires a little research and time. We recommend testing it out on a computer first, and finding out what Evernote is capable of and what features benefit you the most.

Evernote has many other features within the app you may explore. One downfall we see with this app is that in order to utilize all of the functions it offers, you have to download more portions of the app. Not all features available are included in one straight download. Another potential area that may not be favorable is the allowance you have for uploads. It is a monthly allowance of 60 MB. However, if you plan to use Evernote to that extent, it may be wise to purchase the premium plan for $5.00 per month.

Evernote has the potential to be very helpful by placing all important notes in one place. We took it for a test drive and so far we can tell that most of us will be using this in the future, it allows us to keep our notes, web pages we don’t want to forget, and saving pictures from our smartphones to our computers. We are big on using smartphones for most things, and this helps us tie our electronics together with data redundancy. Data redundancy allows us to have multiple backups in different places and not lose the files we love! The tutorial was easy and very helpful in understanding the navigation of the site and Evernote. Despite the few disadvantages, we believe that Evernote has the potential to be an asset to all users.


Cozi Family Organizer

Need help connecting all of your family members to one schedule instead of one of all their own? Need to make everyone aware of an event taking place? Want to make a grocery list you won’t lose or misplace while making sure everyone gets what they need? Something great happen to you and you want to mark the moment and share it with your family members? Then check out this FREE app, The Cozi Family Organizer. Cozi features many helpful items that can help simplify everyday life.

Cozi consists of a Family Calendar; this allows a view of the family calendar to anyone who has the Cozi app installed and is added to the family organizer through the main account. You can view doctor’s appointments, meetings, and any other events your family has going on. We have a very busy household and this calendar is the most used and important aspect of the app for us. It is helpful to us when we are making plans and we can just open up Cozi and know what is going on with everyone else on any particular day. Our family also uses it for things like planning who is picking up whom from basketball practice or assigning chores to a specific person and what time it needs to be done. A grocery list is another aspect of daily life that can sometimes get complicated when multiple people are involved; this creates a list or multiple lists that can help to share the responsibility of shopping. Anyone can see these lists and add to them or delete an item at any time. Cozi also offers a journal, which enables us to share moments with each other that are important to us. You just write a short story about what happened and include a picture if you would like.

The installation of Cozi is very simple; you just download the app to whichever device you would like, Cozi is available on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and any Android device. All you need to create an account is an email address, and then you start adding the family members you wish to see the family organizer just by adding their emails. The Cozi app is definitely a great tool for a family that is growing or just growing up and needs an extra hand in keeping everything organized. Cozi has really helped my family out in taming our family chaos. I definitely recommend giving Cozi a try! Click the link below to check it out!!  


Changes in Exponent 2.0

The stable version release of Exponent is significantly different than the previous releases!  This approach should better establish 2.0 Stable as 'the baseline' for all future upgrades.

instead of just looking "ahead" and simply taking Exponent toward a stable release, we took a look "back" at what we wanted this first stable release of 2.0 to be like.  "Most likely, 2.0 Stable will become the standard baseline for all future versions of Exponent," at least in the near future.  So, we wanted it to be organized in accordance with our planned design and not have to introduce major changes after the first stable release.  For example, when it comes time to develop a version 2.1, "What should 2.0 Stable have been to best achieve the project's design goals?"

To that end, the folder and file layout was changed to look more like the 2.0 design.  All of the older 1.0 modules and subsystems have been moved out of the root folder and into the framework where they will eventually be converted into the 2.0 standard.  Additionally, we ramped up the time table on converting the existing 1.0 subsystems.  This not only streamlined the page loading process, but seems to have made the whole system faster!  We have also updated all the included 3rd party libraries to their latest stable release.  This should help reduce any security risks and also improve system performance and reliability.

What does this mean to you, the end user?  Here's some things to bear in mind as you move from RC1 (or earlier) into stable 2.0 (or later):

  • New, much cleaner folder layout - if you have any customized "old school" modules (or views), they will no longer be found in /modules, but will now be located in /framework/modules-1.  Also, the "datatypes' name has been updated to become more MVC (Model/View/Controller) compliant and are now named "models".  Additionally, these (new) models have been moved into the 2.0 module folders (along with the database 'definitions' folder) or into the /framework/core/models folder.  This includes the older 1.0 ones.  Also, the root level 1.0 subsystems have been moved to the /framework/core/subsystems-1 folder.  The global views, common theme assets, and the smarty plugins were moved inside the /framework folder.  Additionally, some files were consolidated and/or renamed.  All of which gives Exponent a much cleaner folder layout, more in-line with the design.  With that being said, it would probably be best to extract 2.0 stable (or later) into an almost clean web root folder (/files, /conf/config.php, etc...could still remain)
  • The 1.0 theme engine has been deprecated - If you still haven't upgraded your custom themes to use the new expTheme::xxx calls, you still have some time, but it's drawing to a close.  The 1.0 theme engine has been completely moved into the new 2.0 theme engine, HOWEVER, we did create a compatibility layer for the old exponent_theme_xxx calls.  Most likely this compatibility layer will be dropped sometime after the stable release.
  • The /themes folder is now only used for user themes - The /themes folder no longer contains any system files! Therefore, you can safely delete everything in the themes folder if you want, except for the one theme folder you are using. (Exponent will still continue to be distributed with several themes)
  • 2.0 Stable will be the fastest "Exponent" ever distributed - Because we've  streamlined things and moved further away from '1.0', we've seen some noticeable speed-ups which we're sure you, and your clients and users will appreciate.

Paragraphs and Line Breaks

Here is a simple editing tip. When using a WYSIWYG editor to create or edit content for your site, remember this:
Press Shift + Enter at the same time to place a Line Break in your text. This is the separation you see from the introductory paragraph to this one.

Press Enter on the keyboard to place a Paragraph Break in your text, which is two lines below the preceding text. This is the separation you see between these two explanation paragraphs.

Introduction to Exponent CMS

The content in your website can be both viewed and edited using a web browser. We recommend Firefox browser for editing your site.

Exponent CMS is a simple application with a user-friendly interface. Exponent separates the website look from the content, making it easier to modify content without worrying about how to specify the look of the content. For detailed information and troubleshooting please use the resources at the Exponent website.

Website Content

The content in your site is managed by Exponent Modules. Exponent has several different types of modules to hold different type of content, for example:

Text module
For textual content which may include a couple of images and inline links.
Link list module
For lists of links, e.g., a list of your favorite sites.
Image gallery module
For a collection of images, e.g., company products, vacation photos.
Listing module
For a collection of information which is similar in nature, e.g., company officers and directors, services available.
Search module
To allow a user to search your site.
Navigation module
A special module that shows the pages on the site.
Container module
A special module designed to hold any of the others together as a unit.

Website Look / Layout

Your Exponent site has a specific look and layout determined by the theme. The default theme for an Exponent 0.97 installation is the coolwatertheme. The layout defines both the location of page components as well as fonts, colors, etc.

Learn More

We invite you to browse through this default content to learn more about Exponent and get ready to create your own site.

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