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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.