Spend too much time at your desk? An app is here to help!

Swimsuit season is rapidly approaching… are you ready? According to this article from yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, there’s a good chance your answer is no. New government data revealed that Americans are more sedentary than ever — lazy folks and fitness junkies alike! This sedentary upswing suggests that an alarmingly few individuals achieve the daily 10,000 steps recommended by the American Heart Association. So how do we reverse this troubling trend? You guessed it, there’s an app for that. Meet: Fitbit.

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Apps to Help You do More with Less

A common theme throughout many of Maga’s diverse set of clients continues to be the desire to do more with less. Simply put, this initiative is the very basis of sustainability. Undoubtedly, motives vary greatly — from an interest in minimizing the quantity or complexity of a firms’ resources to a quest to improve the customer experience to a focus on increasing the bottom line. That said, it is becoming increasingly apparent that this desire to do more with less is also an important facet of individuals’ everyday life. Just as firms are eager to reduce their environmental footprint, enhance efficiency, or any of the previously listed motives, so too are individuals.

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A Few of Our Favorite Apps

Here at Maga we can’t help but be obsessed with apps (really though.. who isn’t?). In fact, beyond being obsessed, exchanging reviews of design apps, news apps, social media apps and even prankster apps might be one of our favorite pastimes. So today I decided it was time to inquire about which apps are the studio’s favorite.

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The “You Decide” Election

With the 2012 Republic National Convention wrapping up, the Democratic National Convention gearing up, and Hurricane Isaac still hitting the Gulf Coast, the election coverage continues to gain momentum.

The big question:  Who will win?  Will Obama be re-elected to another 4 years in the Oval Office, or will he be upstaged by Mitt Romney his running mate, Paul Ryan?  If you’re as politics-obsessed as we are Washington, DC, you probably want to be able to access the newest commentary and analyses at the tap of a screen. With the newest election apps for iPad, Android and Facebook, you can create your own forecasts, keep track of red and blue states, and determine how campaign advertisements are being funded and by who.  To help out we have collected five apps to help you dive into the deep end of the election coverage. Continue reading The “You Decide” Election