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?
Many people are pleasantly surprised when they learn that the 3rd generation iPad (3) is actually an eco gadget. Yes, the unit is green in the sense that using it for note taking and typing will drastically cut down on ink and paper usage, but the iPad 3 is also eco friendly in makeup. It contains zero arsenic and mercury and it’s free of toxic BFR and PVC chemicals and its body is made from recycled aluminum and glass which makes greenies and techies the world over proud to own one.
If you had to choose one thing you absolutely hate about your touchscreen phone or tablet, what would it be? Well, yes the battery life. Oh, and the cost to buy one. But the correct answer is the fingerprints.
Yes, that’s right. What can I say? It’s the neat part of the title. I recently discovered the Schatzii Smart Cloth and I have to admit, a cloth that cleans my screen and looks cool, makes me giddy. Read more
I love my phone. Like unhealthy, dependent, when I left it in a restaurant last week I had heart palpitations, kind of love. And get this – I don’t own an iPhone. Presently I am an Android gal, but now that I am due for an upgrade, that may change soon.
I know that there are loads of you out there that feel the same way about your precious mobile. So what do we do when we love our phones? We buy accessories for them. Read more
More and more, geeks everywhere are trading in their large desktops and 25″ monitors for a slim, portable laptops. The only problem – all of those peripherals. You still need to occasionally hook up your tablet, external hard drive, camera, etc.
Cord maintenance is always something that is going to be an issue. That’s why I love finding new accessories to help. The iMag Magnet Phone Stand is a stand for your smart phone, but also a cord tamer. Read more
Are you attending or plan to attend a conference, expo or trade show this year? If so, this can be a potentially rewarding experience if you’re strategic about it. And if you bring along the right skill set, personality and of course – gadgets.
Did we say gadgets? Oh, yes – we did. Nowadays with the advent of the iPhone, iPad, Kindle and other numerous devices, we are accustomed to a quicker, easier and dynamic way of doing things. Since we attend trade shows regularly, we thought we would come up with a list of 5 cool gadgets for trade show event attendance. Read more
It’s 4:30pm and your phone’s battery indicator is officially red. Ugh. Obviously you need to charge it, but you don’t have your charger with you.
This is a problem many of us have and three guys have come up with a solution – a case that, not only protects your phone, but holds the charger. Cord-On-Board by Caseinity is definitely a Why didn’t I think of that! idea. 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.
While I love my smart phone, laptop and iPad, I hate when I forget to charge one. There is nothing worse than when you wake up to check the latest news – or your Words With Friends game – and your device is dead.
So far my solution has been to have a charger everywhere. One by my bed, in the car, in my office and in the kitchen. But different gadgets use different chargers. Have no fear, Innergie’s Magic Cable Trio is here. Read more
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
Today I am over at GigaMarks (formerly FiveFreeApps) talking about iRule:
Universal remote controls have become increasingly popular. Sure they take a bit of time to setup and learn to use, but not having 17 remotes on your coffee table makes it worth it. And in keeping with the tradition of combining gadgets, now you can use your smartphone or tablet to control your entertainment system.
Guest Post from Brian over at GigaMarks:
Staying organized at home or at the office is ridiculously difficult for many of us. To further complicate matters, work tends to follow many of us home and on the road. Staying organized and productive on the road is the ultimate challenge.
Having the right tools simplifies your travel and can greatly enhance your productivity. Let’s take a closer look at some of the best Android apps to help keep your ducks in a row while on the road. Read more
Let’s face it, the iPad is a toy. It’s a fun, fantastic toy, but it’s a luxury item that – while I absolutely LOVE mine – we don’t actually need. If you want to turn your iPad into a laptop, check out the ClamCase All-in-One Case.
Not only will this make typing easier, but I am hoping my husband’s company will now consider the iPad a work expense. Read more
Yesterday we discussed how to nicely ask for gifts. Today it’s all about the giving. Whether you have a large family or small – and whether or not you actually like them – odds are you have a few people to buy holiday gifts for.