Articles from the Smart Shopper section archive

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Shopgirl: Give Kangaroo Light a jump-start

Kangaroo Light is hoping to be a kinder, gentler replacement for that blinding flashlight app on your iPhone.
By Gracie Shepherd

Friday, June 6, 2014

Apple's CarPlay in right direction

Apple is getting ready to hitch the iPhone to cars in a mobile marriage of convenience. The ambitious project is called CarPlay.
By Michael Liedtke

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Shopgirl: As weather heats up, lighten your accessories

Summer is a great time to add some sparkle to your wardrobe.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Shopgirl: New app simplifies photo-gathering

"Oh hey text me that photo of all of us from last night." We've all been there. There's a new app that will make it easier to get all of your friends' photos and videos from joint happenings.
By Gracie Shepherd

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

2014 Mazda Miata still top roadster

Twenty-five years after its debut as a lightweight, fun-to-drive, sporty roadster, the Mazda MX-5 Miata still travels a road all its own.
By Ann M. Job

Friday, May 23, 2014

Roku streaming stick stands out among latest low-cost devices

Recently, Roku and a few small startups have come out with low-cost devices that allow you to stream video content from Netflix, Hulu and other services to your television.
By Anick Jesdanun

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Shopgirl: Rita Ora is collaborating with Adidas

Singer-songwriter Rita Ora is bringing her distinctive style to activewear.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Shopgirl: New publication celebrates creativity

I am so very proud to be a part of the first print edition of Trouvé, a lifestyle publication based out of Aiken. It's a thick, beautiful tactile celebration of the creative lifestyle.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Shopgirl: HomeSlice makes divvying up tasks easier

I live with two friends, and since our lives are busy it can be difficult to stay on the same page as far as bills, chores and other house things go. I recently found an app that might make that a ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Opportunity Pops! up to enjoy music

Symphony Orchestra Augusta is one of our area's treasures, and coming up soon is a chance to hear them perform under the stars (and for free).
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Shopgirl: New place for outdoor gear

A new outdoors outfitter store is opening soon in Augusta. This one has a twist.
By Gracie Shepherd

Friday, April 18, 2014

Many shoppers looking to save

Local consignment and thrift stores are continuing to see a boom in business in the recession's aftermath.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Shopgirl: Clean lines, natural style for spring

Spring is the most exciting season to shop for. It's all the fun of summer without the blistering heat.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Shopgirl: Party with your neighbors this Masters Week

This year, in the absence of the traditional Mayor's Masters Reception at Augusta Common, a group of local go-getters has planned a fantastic event that looks like tons of fun.
By Gracie Shepherd

HTC will aggressively market One smartphone

HTC is updating its flagship HTC One smartphone by giving it a larger screen, better software and more camera features.
By Anick Jesdanun

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Shopgirl: React app gives texts expression

A picture is worth a thousand words, and sometimes facial expressions are worth a million
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Shopgirl: Great films available at the Morris

In April, two great films will be shown free at the Morris Museum of Art.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Shopgirl: Love to read? New app makes it easy

Rooster is a new app that fits reading into your busy day. By clipping books into 15-minute increments, Rooster allows you to work through a book by chipping away in blog post-length pieces.
By Gracie Shepherd

Monday, March 10, 2014

Shopgirl: Blog has great style tips, do-it-yourself projects

WHAT'S NEW I don't have time to read every good style/DIY/design/trend/product blog out there, so I have to be pretty choosy about the ones I do read. My newest discovery is BRIT+CO, found at ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Tax filing apps gain popularity

For many taxpayers needing to file simple tax returns, mobile apps are becoming a popular way to file.
By Jenna Martin

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Although Paine has struggled with its own failures over the past several years, HBCUs across the nation are dealing with some of the same troubles that are threatening their missions and existence.
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