I'm not going to lie. I delayed writing this post because I did not want anyone else to see the AWESOME gifts that can be had if you are addicted to a few iPad, iPhone, or whatever other devices apps there are out there. I wanted them all for myself, my family, and I wanted to make sure you didn't outbid or outbuy me. But out of love for you, my community, I will share my knowledge. I'm a giver.
It seems that as the kids get older, the presents they want get smaller and smaller, but the price keeps going up! Of course, most of what my kids want is technology based. They want iPods and computers, video games and game consoles, etc...My problem is this- If I give them what they want now, knowing that they're still too young to really appreciate it, what the heck am I going to give them next year? Or the year after that? Or when they're teenagers?...more
Is it possible that Windows Phone 7 can take a competitive slice of the smartphone market - now dominated by iPhone, Android, and Blackberry? It’s possible, but Microsoft will need to do a full court press.
The first thing to consider is: are there people out there who are not fully committed to a smartphone experience?...more
This is something most technologically retarded people don't know about, but it's been around for ever. My brother is a techie, & I found out about it through him, & I am just starting to take note & trying it. It's saved him thousands of dollars, & so far, for me, hundreds.I believe this is illegal in the states, although people do this anyway. It is not in Canada (yet), so I'm good to go. It will take an initial investment of anywhere from $50-$200 depending on how much you like to be entertained....more
My mother still listens to cassette tapes and would gladly play her 8-track tapes if her player still functioned. Yet, she has embraced the iPad. For her, the iPad is primarily a way to check the stock market and manage her e-mail, even when she travels. E-mail is just a single touch now, making it incredibly easy for her to check multiple accounts at once. Her partner loves to listen to non-mainstream ethnic music via Pandora, watch news videos on his favorite TV news station , and read his home town online newspaper. They enjoy the iPad because they don't have to type much to access their content, they don't have to sit in front of the computer to get online and they can use it to stay in touch when they travel or visit....more
Where are all the female web designers? Or, according to a new article out of Smashing Magazine, the question should be rephrased: Where do all the female web designers go after college? While the numbers between genders are remarkably even in the classroom, 82.6 of web designers in the work force are male. What happens from that first day of college to stat collecting day post-college? Things that make you go "hmm."
Technology killed the family road trip
Technology killed the family road trip
If you know that this should be sung to, "Video Killed The Radio Star" then, you my friend, are old enough to remember the age of the All American Road Trip. Back before GPS, portable DVD players and MP3 players. Back when families hit the open road in the pitch ...more
After months of discussions, deliberations and negotiations, I finally gave in.
I let my oldest child join Facebook.
I had spent the past two years telling him it’s completely unnecessary, it’s a waste of time, it’s more appropriate in high school or college, and that it’s just one more playground of vulnerability. I still hold every bit of this to be true.
I am also, actually, very glad that he is on Facebook.
Okay I must be on a roll here....ranting about technology and all. Today I decided to organize myself a bit at the home office getting ready for the work week ahead. We are now in the final two months of the calendar year and it is time to clean up stuff right??? So, in the process of cleaning up addresses, bills etc. I decided to count how many accounts, websites, work identity codes and passwords I actually have. 80!!! Yes 80!!! It is mind boggling isn't it???? I feel sick now that I actually counted them.
The details of these passwords is what is truly remarkable....more
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