Stories by Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016

Shopgirl: Social media allows users to anonymously reach out

Especially for younger users, social media can be an avenue for communication about issues they don't feel comfortable talking about "in real life" – whether that's depression, anger, or just ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

Shopgirl: Relationships focus of dating app's redesign

There's truly something for everyone nowadays when it comes to dating apps or websites, and dating app Hinge has added yet another "flavor" with its latest relaunch focused on relationships, and ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

Shopgirl: Facebook competing with eBay, Craigslist

Facebook is trying to get into the eBay/Craigslist selling game, with a new feature called Marketplace. It works off of your location, even more exactly than Craiglist's city-based system.
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

Shopgirl: New Spectacles an interesting idea

Snapchat has a new idea, and it's bringing back the idea that Google Glass was trying to get started a few years ago.
By Gracie Shepherd

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

Shopgirl: Solution is found to keep track of iPhone earbuds

If you've been on the internet at all over the past week, you've probably heard that Apple announced the new iPhone will come with cordless Bluetooth earbuds that look like they were designed to ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016

Shopgirl: Get a closer look at Instagram shots

I saw a headline the other day that said "Zoom comes to Instagram after a half-decade wait," and the most shocking part of that is that we've all been Instagramming for half a decade.
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016

Shopgirl: Google might have answer for carpool app

An anonymous source within Google told the Wall Street Journal earlier this week that Google will be releasing its answer to transportation apps Uber and Lyft sometime soon.
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, Aug 27, 2016

Shopgirl: iPhone rumors

It's fun to read iPhone rumors and imagine what the magic makers at Apple could have for us next - and the latest rumor is a real doozy. Apparently, a patent has been filed and granted by the U.S.
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016

Shopgirl: Google ready for face off with Duo app

FaceTime is by far the dominant mobile-to-mobile video call app, but Google wants to change that with its new Duo app.
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, Aug 13, 2016

Shopgirl: App zaps need for mosquito repellant

OK, this is pretty cool: we've all woken up with legs full of mosquito bites and sworn never to go outside again, but with this new app Anti Mosquito - Sonic Repeller, you won't have to even light ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

Shopgirl: Instagram fans can create mini movie stories

Instagram just released "Instagram Stories" - a feature that might sound a lot like Snapchat's similar feature, but is actually noticeably different. I have found the few Instagram Stories that ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Shopgirl: Vevo makes finding music videos easier

Bring back the days of MTV when the first time you experienced a song was through the music video - Vevo just released a major rebuild of their mobile app so that you will never have to search for ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Shopgirl: Following celebs on Snapchat gets easier

If you're on Snapchat, and like to follow your favorite celebrities, there's a new feature that makes it even easier to find their official accounts.
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Shopgirl: Latest in swimwear cuts flattering to all

Great swimwear brands, from J.Crew to ASOS, are diversifying their swimwear lineup and adding more kinds of cuts that lengthen legs and hide tummies - things most of us are looking for in a swimsuit.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Shopgirl: Facebook could offer filters similar to Snapchat

There's some info floating around that Facebook Live, the streaming option housed within Facebook that is trying to compete with Periscope and Snapchat, will soon have filters.
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Shopgirl: San Pellegrino quenches thirst for adventure

San Pellegrino, the maker of the sparkling fruit drinks in the pretty cans, has recently released an app and it's actually kind of amazing.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Shopgirl: Don't miss local Jewish Film Festival

The final three films of the Jewish Film Festival will be held at the Jabez Hardin Performing Arts Center in the Columbia County Library on June 9, June 14 and June 21.
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Shopgirl: App helps you focus on task or go to sleep

Noisil is an app that creates ambient noise to help you focus or sleep when the world around you isn't so considerate. You can set a timer to lay out how long the sounds will run, and mix your own ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Shopgirl: Cotton Ball is fun night with friends

My absolute favorite event in Augusta living is Historic Augusta's Cotton Ball. It sounds so fancy, and it truly is jaw-dropping gorgeous, but it's really just a fun night with friends at a ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Shopgirl: Water bottle tracks drinking habits

If you're trying harder to hydrate as the temperatures rise, check out Hidrate Smart water bottle designed by college students and interactive with your smartphone.
By Gracie Shepherd
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