The kids are back to school and summer is unofficially over, but that does not mean that travel has to stop. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, there are plenty of apps that will help you get you where you need to go, as well as help you when you get there.
The thing I love about technology is that – when it works! – it makes your life easier. When it doesn’t work…well, you just hope no one is around with a camera to capture your adult temper tantrum.
By now you should all know what cloud storage is. But for those who don’t – it is this is a sort of “island” of personal space within the Internet.
With a cloud storage account, you can synchronize user files; all you need will always be at hand and never lost. The folder is placed to a “cloud” on the Internet and you can access it from any computer or mobile device.
Now I simply cannot lose work files, I cannot forget the necessary documents at home. Even if I sit with a cup of coffee in front of a notebook and spill it, then I will simply grieve for the broken device and start to save money for a new one. All my party, school etc. photos and my favorite video “Me singing karaoke” won’t disappear and will be easy to recover. Read more
Summer is almost here and it’s time for everyone to start getting ready for their summer vacations. If you’re lucky, you’re going somewhere fun or exotic. If you’re unlucky – like yours truly – you’re heading up north to New York to see family. Note: if you’re a member of my lovely family, I was talking about other family, not you.
But have you ever gotten home from a vacation - and after you unpacked, did 17 loads of laundry and uploaded your photos – you can’t remember the name of that fantastic steak house you went to. Or while you’re enjoying your vacation, you forgot the address of said fantastic steak house?
These days it’s all about the cloud. Having access to your files from any computer, phone or tablet with an internet connection is extremely convenient and helpful for even the most disorganized person.
Now, like everything else in the tech world, there are oodles of options when it comes to storing your files in a cloud service. One in particular that seems to be very popular – it rhymes with cropfox – is great, but you only get 2GB for free. Move over cropfox, there’s a new kid in town. Read more
I love to-do lists just as much as I love apps. So even though I’ve been a dedicated Astrid users, I always like to play with other to-do list apps just to check them out. That my friends is what you would call an addict. Addicted to new apps and to-do lists – guilty.
Guest post written by Tim from AndroidTipGuys:
I need to be honest with you. Organization doesn’t come naturally to me. That’s why I need tools and devices set up in order to function. Taking care of paperwork is no exception. Naturally, when it comes receipts, they’re almost impossible for me to keep track of without something to help. That’s why when I came across the Lemon Android app my eyes lit up. Read more
While I love this site – and I am looking into a much overdue redesign – I have been cheating on it. I’ve been spending most of my time over at Interior Design HQ, a site that is combining interior design with technology. Why? Simple. Because they are paying me.
I have an iPad. I also have a 6-year old daughter. Which really means my 6-year old daughter has an iPad. Sure I monitor how much time she spends on it. But if you were to look at my iPad’s you will see that I have about 2 pages of apps. She has 6.
When I download an app for her, I can do my research and know it’s safe. But what happens when she searches the web? Remember McGruff the crime dog from the 80′s? Well apparently he’s still around and he’s keeping our kids safe when they’re on an iPad. Read more
Pottery Barn catalogs, credit card balance transfer offers, and local gym membership solicitations. What do all of these things have in common? You’ve received them in the mail recently. And chances are you’ve thrown them out. Not only is junk mail annoying, but it’s also it’s bad for the environment. It has been reported that “junk mail kills 2.6 million trees every year“.
But no more! There is a new app out that will take care of your junk mail problem. Simply take a photo of your unwanted mail and PaperKarma will handle everything for you.
I am sure that there are a few things you’d rather do than wait on hold trying to get through to a company. No? Well then you obviously don’t have Time Warner Cable. Love ya TWC!
But seriously, when you need to speak with someone, the last thing you want to do is to sit around for 45 minutes listening to the Thank you for holding, your call will be answered by the next available representative message. And now you don’t have to. Read more
Someone once told me that running a home is like running a small business. Although it is a bit harder to fire your “employees” – I’m talking about you 5-year old who sucks at cooking and laundry. And just like any business, I am always looking for ways to run my home better.
So the holidays are over and there is nothing more “whoops!” then forgetting to buy or send a gift to someone. Just ask my brother-in-law.
There is no need to run out to the mall to quickly buy something. Unless, of course, you want a Cinnabon. This Digitwirl video shows you two websites that feature gift card and greeting card ideas allowing you to take care of last minute – or belated – items from the comfort of your couch. Read more
Before my first Palm Pilot – yes, I realize I’m dating myself – I had a notebook addiction. I would carry around a little notebook with my to-do lists and lots of notes everywhere. And while I love technology, sometimes I miss the scribbles, doodles and cross-outs.
For many of us the holidays mean traveling to see friends and family. Or if you’re really lucky, it means someone gifts you a trip to the Caribbean. Either way, it means you have to pack.
As organized as I am, I still do not have a foolproof packing system. And whenever I have to pack for a trip with my husband and daughter, I’m usually completely stressed out and threatening to never go away again. Why? Because I don’t have a packing app…until now. Read more