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10 Tips for Smartphone Photography

October 21, 2014 Photography

Some really basic, but useful, tips for taking pictures with your smartphone. Turn your phone horizontally instead of vertically to take pictures. Clean the lens, front and back, on your phone regularly Learn how to sync photos automatically to the cloud for instant backup Take lots of pictures, you can delete the ones you do […]

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How to Pay at Stores with Your Phone ONLY

October 16, 2014 Tech

Yes, really just your phone! No need to pull out any credit card at all. This is done simply with Softcard. Just look for the symbol on the credit card terminals at the register when you shop. Open up the app and tap your phone to the machine. Paid! I have been using Softcard myself […]

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How to be safer with an ERA Bluetooth headset bundle PLUS giveaway

September 25, 2014 Tech

We all love the ability to be hands-free sometimes and the ERA by Jawbone Bluetooth Headset bundle will let you do just that! Photo source: Jawbone Our smartphones have become integral parts of our daily lives. We use them for telephone conversations, music, podcasts, directions, information, and so much more. Unfortunately, many have taken to […]

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Seahorse is a great way to share event photos privately

September 23, 2014 Tech

There are so many ways to share our photos these days that it can be a bit overwhelming. When I find a tool that is remarkable, like the new Seahorse app, I always want to share it with you. This one is perfect for sharing photos of specific events with specific friends. Even if you […]

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National School Backpack Awareness Day and a Tablet That Can Replace a Laptop

September 17, 2014 Living

Today is National School Backpack Awareness Day created by the American Occupational Therapy Association. This is actually an important topic as, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were more than 22,000 people treated for backpack related injuries in the US last year. That figure included 8,500 children between the ages of 5 […]

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Are You Ready for Some Football… Apps That Is

September 14, 2014 Tech

Okay all you football fans and Windows Phone fans. I have lots of football apps for you today. Lots of team specific apps, some fantasy football apps including one just for kids, general NFL news and information, and even a quiz app. There are 48 49 football apps here for you just for Windows Phone […]

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Technology In Education

August 28, 2014 Tech

Recently Microsoft and Parade Magazine asked me to participate on a panel about technology in education (disclosure – I was compensated for my time). Education has always been a high priority for me as a parent and technology has played a big part in my son’s education. I was honored to be a part of […]

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7 Useful Apps for Windows Phone Users

August 19, 2014 Tech

I love apps and I am not ashamed to admit it. Apparently, I love them a little more than some people because I have hundreds of them on my devices. Today I am sharing seven very useful apps for Windows Phone users. I use all of these on my Nokia Lumia Icon phone provided to […]

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Walgreens PAPERLESS Coupons

August 18, 2014 Tech

You all know that I am already a fan of the Walgreens app, but things have gotten even better with Walgreens paperless coupons. Now they have all the coupons in the app and you can “clip” them in the app! That means there is no paper, no cutting, no scissors required to use the coupons […]

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Throwback Thursday: My First Computer TI-99

August 7, 2014 Tech

Anyone else recognize this computer? Throwback Thursday took me back to my tween years and this. It is a Texas Instruments TI-99 and it is the first computer my family had. It did not really do too much compared to today, but I still thought it was cool. We didn’t even have a monitor, we […]

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